In NFL DFS, we are always looking for the player who will triple or quadruple their salaries. For example, a player worth $6,000 who scores 24 points has quadrupled, or 4Xed, their salary. Those are the guys we want throughout the lineup. Here are our best quarterback plays for Week 3:
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens, $7,600
It’s a rare thing to recommend the highest-priced quarterback on the board. Usually you want to find the value play who can approximate the numbers. But Mahomes is just so locked in right now, and his ownership looks to be depressed by his pricetag. Lamar Jackson at $7K is also a terrific option in a game that just screams shootout. But Mahomes, because of the lower expected ownership, gets the nod here.
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins, $6,500
There is certainly nothing wrong with grabbing a piece of the QB showdown of the season in Kansas City, but the discount you get on Dak is fairly substantial and the matchup is quite simply the best on the board. We have now seen in two games that even when way ahead against bad teams, this is Dak’s show first and foremost and he should continue his rampage against the defenseless Dolphins.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints, $6,300
Wilson is in an amazing spot as a pivot off Prescott and a major discount off the top two guys in KC. The Saints are allowing an average of 275 yards passing and two touchdowns through two games and have to deal with the 12th man without Drew Brees. This is a major smash spot for the Seahawks and with Russell’s running ability, there are all sorts of extra points to be scored. DeShaun Watson ran for 40 yards on 4 carries against the Saints in Week 1. Those points could make all the difference as Wilson flirts with another 25+ point afternoon.
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers, $5,800
Another team in a terrific spot at home against an opponent running out Its backup QB. Cam Newton is out, Kyle Allen is in, and that sets up great for Murray to have terrific field position all afternoon. Murray has thrown the ball 94 times in two games for 657 yards. The Cardinals coaches aren’t exactly holding the rookie back. The Panthers defense probably won’t, either.
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