FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Week 3 Sunday Night Football Steelers at Raiders
Week 3 is here, and it’s time to dive into the exciting world of NFL Fantasy Football with a focus on the Sunday Night matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Las Vegas Raiders. Both teams are looking to bounce back from slow starts, and this game promises to be a thrilling encounter. Let’s break down the key players and strategies for your NFL DFS lineups.
The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to avoid an 0-2 start with the help of their defense, scoring two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. On the other side, the Las Vegas Raiders are coming off a tough loss to the Buffalo Bills and are yet to find their offensive rhythm this season.
For those new to single-game DFS slates, here’s how it works: you have five flex spots with scoring identical to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests, and there’s an “MVP” roster slot. The MVP player receives 1.5 times his total fantasy points, adding an extra layer of strategy to your lineup.
Despite the modest projected total, I expect both offenses to shine in Las Vegas’ dome. The Raiders have struggled defensively, allowing 0.29 Adjusted Net Expected Points (NEP) per play, while the Steelers have been vulnerable against the run. With that in mind, let’s look at some top MVP candidates for your lineup:
- Kenny Pickett ($14,000): Pickett has had a tough start to the season but faces a weak defense this time. He could excel as a 2.5-point underdog.
- Josh Jacobs ($12,500): Despite a slow start, Jacobs has been the workhorse for the Raiders and faces a favorable matchup against Pittsburgh’s run defense.
- Davante Adams ($15,500) and Najee Harris ($13,000): Adams is a top-tier wide receiver, but don’t overlook Harris, who could thrive against a struggling defense.
- Jimmy Garoppolo ($14,500): Garoppolo has been inconsistent, so consider him for flex spots only in this matchup.
When filling out your flex spots, consider the following:
- Jakobi Meyers ($11,500): Meyers has a lower salary than Adams and could provide value as a favorite target of Garoppolo.
- George Pickens ($11,000): Pittsburgh’s lead receiver is a solid option, especially in a game where they might need to pass more.
- Calvin Austin III ($7,500): Austin could be a budget-friendly surprise as a target leader for the Steelers.
- Allen Robinson ($9,500): Robinson has potential for volume, making him a reasonable choice.
- Hunter Renfrow ($8,000): The Raiders’ passing game is concentrated, and Renfrow could be a sneaky pick.
- Daniel Carlson ($9,000) and Chris Boswell ($8,500): Kickers can provide points, but choose wisely based on your game script prediction.
- Pat Freiermuth ($8,000): The Steelers’ tight end is a budget option against the Raiders’ struggling secondary.
In a game with a favorable over/under, consider your options carefully. The key is to find the right balance between proven stars and budget-friendly sleepers to maximize your DFS lineup’s potential.
When constructing your DFS lineup for the FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Week 3 Sunday Night matchup between the Steelers and the Raiders, it’s essential to consider specific rules to optimize your chances of success. Here’s a breakdown of some key guidelines to keep in mind:
- Kickers and DSTs: Keep your lineup balanced by limiting it to a maximum of 2 kickers and defense/special teams units.
- Pair Captain and QB: If you choose a pass catcher as your captain, it’s wise to pair them with their quarterback. This not only enhances your exposure to potential touchdown plays but also boosts the quarterback’s performance.
- Captain and Teammates: When selecting an expensive pass catcher like Adams, Meyers, or Pickens as your captain, avoid choosing more than one other pass catcher from the same team. This ensures lineup balance.
- Captain and Pass Catchers: Opting for a quarterback as your captain? Make sure to include at least 2 of their pass catchers in your lineup. This maximizes the potential for multiple touchdown passes.
- Thin Punt Options: Be cautious when considering thin punt options. Consider a rule of having a maximum of 1 player from each team among these options. Renfrow might be an exception due to his past success in the Raiders’ offense.
- Pass Catcher Diversification: Implement a rule of having a maximum of 2 pass catchers from each team, unless their quarterback is also in your lineup. This ensures diversification while maintaining big-play potential.
By following these guidelines, you can build a well-balanced and competitive DFS lineup for the Sunday Night matchup. Stay updated on late-breaking news and lineup changes to make informed decisions and increase your chances of success in NFL Fantasy Football. Good luck!
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