- Kyler Murray is worth $8,400 on daily fantasy sites.
- Derrick Henry costs $8,200 on fantasy football sites.
- Mike Evans costs $7,700 on fantasy sites.
PHOENIX — Heading into Week 3 of the NFL season, fantasy football owners and general managers should begin setting their fantasy football lineups.
Daily fantasy football sites allow for users to mix and match players on their team to create the best possible lineup.
That being said, this optimal lineup is a suggestion that offers great value but should be switched around to the users liking.
QB – Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals, $8,400
RB – Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $6,400
RB – Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans, $8,200
WR – D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks, $6,500
WR – Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers, $5,700
WR – Mike Evan, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $7,700
TE – Jonnu Smith, Tennessee Titans, $5,600
FLEX – Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts, $6,700
DEFENSE – Indianapolis Colts
Starting at the top, Kyler Murray offers great value as he is the third-ranked quarterback for Sunday’s slate of games on legal betting sites.
He has a more than favorable matchup against a Detroit Lions defense that ranks 22 against opposing quarterbacks. With that being said he should have his best game yet as he has put up great performances against teams that rank even lower in the 49ers (ranked 6) where he put up 230 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 91 rush yards and 1 rush touchdown for 27.3 fantasy points.
Considering that the 49ers defense is one of the best in the league, Murray should pop off in Week 3 against Detroit.
Filling out the first running back slot is Leonard Fournette who looks to be getting back to his elite form. Fournette showed just what he is capable of in Week 2 where he put up 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns which was good for 25.6 fantasy points.
Fournette out-touched Ronald Jones who was serving as the team’s RB1 in Week 2 and with his performance last week, Fournette could be in line to take even more snaps away from RoJo in Week 3.
The second running back spot is filled by arguably the biggest workhorse in the NFL, Derrick Henry. Henry is coming off of a bumpy game in which he was only able to put up 84 rushing yards for 8.4 fantasy points. He is certainly a bounce-back candidate for Week 3 as he has a favorable matchup against a Minnesota Vikings defense that ranks 21 against opposing running backs.
That being said, Henry will look to put Week 2 behind him and put up big numbers in Week 3.
Filling out the first receiver spot is D.K. Metcalf. Metcalf is turning out to be the top receiver in Seattle and it shows. He has had great outings thus far in the season as both of his first two games have seen over 90 yards and he has scored a touchdown in each game. He has a great matchup against the Dallas Cowboys who are ranked 27 against opposing receivers and Metcalf is primed to have a breakout game in Week 3.
The second receiver spot is filled out by Mike Williams. Williams also has a nice matchup against a Carolina Panthers defense that looks lost whenever they step out on the field. Williams is coming off of a bumpy game as well as he only saw 14 receiving yards in Week 2 but he is a prime candidate to have a comeback game with Justin Herbert now under center.
Rounding out the receivers is Mike Evans who has arguably the best matchup on this optimal lineup as he is going up against the Denver Broncos who rank 28 against opposing receivers. Evans is coming off of a great game against the Carolina Panthers where he put up 104 yards and a touchdown and has the ability to repeat that here again in Week 3.
He led the team with 10 targets in Week 2 and will likely leed the team again. He is a must-play across the board for NFL daily fantasy betting.
The tight end spot is filled out by Jonnu Smith who is coming off arguably his best game as a professional. Smith is poised for another big game as the Titans star wideout, A.J. Brown, is sitting out Week 3 as he did in Week 2.
Smith put up 84 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 and is easily the favorite target when Brown is not on the field and it shows.
The Flex slot is taken by Jonathan Taylor who has a great matchup with the New York Jets who rank 25 against opposing running backs. Taylor is the lead back for the Colts and he proved that in Week 2 where he but up 101 rushing yards and a touchdown for 18 fantasy points.
Once again, fantasy GM’s should not slip at this opportunity as the Jets defense is proven to be amongst the worst of the worst in the league which will allow for yet another breakout game from Taylor.
Sticking with the Indianapolis Colts, their defense is ranked third this week as they face off against the New York Jets who not only have a bad defense as mentioned before, but their offense might be even worse. The Colts could easily put up a double-digit outing against a depleted Jets offense.
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