Here are a few of my core DraftKings players for NFL week 3 daily fantasy.


R. Wilson – $7,100
Should be off the radar for most people this week after a pretty bad first 2 weeks. I think he finally shows up though at home vs a poor SF team. Seattle defense should give Wilson great field position throughout the game. I think Seattle kills here 30-7 and Wilson has a game. I wouldn’t worry about stacking him because he can spread the ball out, Baldwin is questionable, and he can run them in as well. I may stack him in a few lineups with Jimmy Graham.

E. Manning – $7,000
I like the Giants offense to show up this week after after a subpar first two weeks, at home vs a weak Washington pass defense. Eli and Odell finally go off big.

M. Stafford – $6,800
Playing at Green Bay will be tough, but this game has the makings of a shootout. Stafford brings it vs the 16th ranked pass defense of GB. Should be overlooked and low owned as well.

M. Mariota – $5,900
I liked this guy as a sneak play last week and it did not really pan out. This week more people will be drafting him as he’s against Oakland who has a terrible pass defense. I’m going to go with him one more week and stack him with Walker.

Running Backs

E. Elliott – $6,900
Down from $7,400, Elliott is getting 25+ touches a game, and will no doubt break out sometime this year. This is a very good chance for him to do so. At home vs the Bears, Elliott continues his trend of at least 1 TD per game, but this time has big time yardage to add.

D. Murray – $6,300
Home vs Oakland should be a good spot to get Murray back to his old self. Look for him to get more than his usual 15 rush attempts and you can always count on him for receptions, 7 targets a game so far.

F. Gore – $5,000
I can’t believe it’s come to this, but Im going with Frank Gore this week. Great matchup at home, and is still the #1 guy. Has a nose for the end zone and big plays, the Chargers are the perfect defense to give Gore one more big game. Indy will likely chew up clock if they get up a little as well, to keep a hot Rivers off the field.

TJ Yeldon – $5,600
Hard to believe but after 2 weeks of doing next to nothing, Yeldon’s price has gone up from $4,100 to $5,600. Someone knows something, and since it’s not me I’m going to gamble on it.

J. Ajayi – $4,000
Sneak play. I’m a Miami fan and dislike this guy for the most part, but he’s a good gamble this week. Arian Foster is banged up and will likely not play, and Miami is 9 point favorites at home vs the Browns. He finally gets his chance this week while he’s cheap and overlooked.

Wide Receivers

O. Beckham – $9,100
Price has gone down $400, and as I said earlier I think the Giants could blow up this week.

J. Nelson – $7,400
Green Bay offense bounces back this week at home vs a weak Detroit defense in what could be a shootout. I lean Nelson over Cobb because they are the same price but Nelson is getting 2-3 more targets a game, and is a slightly more big play threat.

S. Watkins – $6,100
Home vs Arizona who is 25th vs WR, I think this could be a high scoring game and Watkins should be one of the main beneficiaries.

D. Jackson – $5,900
Giants defense has looked good this year in the first two games, but I don’t think they’re as great as they seem just yet. This game is going to get up there, and Jackson should get his points whether ahead or behind.

M. Wallace – $5,000
I liked him the first 2 weeks at $4,700, and I like him now.

Tight Ends

D. Walker – $5,000
Home vs Oakland, this guy should be a very popular play, but TE is very thin. I think you have to play this guy.

J. Graham – $3,000
A great sneak play, and a great time for this guy to remind us that he’s still alive, home vs the SF 49ers. I predict a big game for him and Wilson.


Seattle – $4,100
Sometimes you just gotta pay the price and pick the chalk play. I will be doing that with team defenses quite a bit as it does seem to work for that position. Seattle home vs 49ers and Gabbert.

Dolphins – $3,000
9 point favorites at home vs the Browns. A big chance for Miami’s high paid defense shows up for some defensive TDs.