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Fanduel Single Game Daily Fantasy Football Week 3 Monday Night Football Rams at Bengals

Fanduel Single Game Daily Fantasy Football Week 3 Monday Night Football Eagles at Buccaneers

In the exhilarating world of NFL Fantasy Football, Monday Night brings us an electrifying matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. This Week 3 showdown promises thrilling action, and we’re here to break down the key players and strategies for your FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football lineup.

The Big Question

The biggest question of the night revolves around Cincinnati’s star quarterback, Joe Burrow. He’s dealing with a calf injury, and his availability is a game-time decision. Will he lead the Bengals on the field, or will we see a different signal-caller? It’s a crucial factor for your fantasy lineup.

Single-Game Slates Overview

Before diving into the players, let’s understand how single-game slates work. These contests feature five flex spots with scoring identical to the main slate. Plus, kickers are in play, and there’s an “MVP” roster slot that earns 1.5 times the total fantasy points. So, choosing the right MVP is key. Be sure to check out our in depth FanDuel Single Game single-game strategy article here.

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MVP Candidates

Matthew Stafford ($13,500)
With Joe Burrow‘s status uncertain, Matthew Stafford emerges as a top MVP candidate. Despite modest fantasy outputs so far, Stafford has been consistently passing for 300+ yards per game. Facing Cincinnati’s 21st-ranked pass defense, Stafford is poised for a big night.

Puka Nacua ($14,000)
Stafford’s go-to target, Puka Nacua, has seen an astonishing 35 targets in two weeks, making him an exciting MVP option. Despite racking up receptions and yards, he’s yet to find the end zone. Could this be the game?

Kyren Williams ($10,500)
With Cam Akers sidelined, Rams’ running back Kyren Williams takes center stage. He played 96.2% of snaps last week, and with four touchdowns already this season, he’s a prime MVP candidate.

Flex Options

Tutu Atwell ($10,000)
A reliable flex option, Tutu Atwell boasts a 19.1% target share and 29.9% air yards share. In a pass-heavy offense, he’s a solid choice.

Van Jefferson ($9,500) & Tyler Higbee ($8,000)
Both players see plenty of snaps, but their fantasy production has been modest. They’re touchdown-dependent flex options.

Cincinnati’s Offensive Weapons

Ja’Marr Chase ($15,500) & Tee Higgins ($12,500)
Chase and Higgins have been targeted heavily, making them intriguing choices. However, with uncertainty at quarterback, there’s some risk involved.

Joe Mixon ($11,000)
Mixon is the workhorse of the Bengals’ offense, playing over 70% of snaps. He’s a reliable fantasy option, especially if Cincinnati’s QB situation remains uncertain.

Defensive Considerations

Los Angeles Rams D/ST ($9,000)
While not exceptional, the Rams’ defense could exploit a hobbled Burrow or an inexperienced Browning.

Cincinnati D/ST ($9,000)
Facing an offense expected to pass frequently, Cincinnati’s defense might create turnovers, especially against Stafford.

Brett Maher ($8,500) & Evan McPherson ($8,500)
Considering the limited options under $10,000, kickers Maher and McPherson could contribute valuable points to your lineup.

Key Strategies for Your Lineup

When building your lineup, consider these key guidelines:

  1. Limit kickers and DSTs to a maximum of 2.
  2. Pair captain pass catchers with their QBs. 
  3. If your captain is an expensive pass catcher, include at most 1 other pass catcher from the same team.
  4. When captaining a quarterback, make sure to include at least 2 of their pass catchers.

That’s all I’ve got for today 🤟❤💯

Thank you for checking out the article, I hope I was able to provide you with some value as you begin to build your DFS lineups for today’s contests.

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