By Sean Reis
Week Three is looking like a tougher week, but I am confident with the suggestions chosen, good luck!
Tom Brady ($7,700) — Brady is now the third highest priced Draft Kings QB, but after starting the season with two solid performances, I would be willing to spend that money in a favorable matchup at home against Jacksonville this week.
Russell Wilson ($7,000) — I feel like I have been picking on the Chicago defense the past two weeks, but every QB they continue to face is looking like a good pick. Although Seattle lost last night, Wilson came to play in the second half as an elusive passer who was not afraid to run, even if it meant taking a hit.
Carlos Hyde ($5,400) — I picked Hyde for his breakout performance in Week One and could not have been more pleased. I do like Hyde again in Week Three and although he may not have another breakout performance, I like the chances.
Joseph Randle ($5,100) — With Tony Romo and Dez Bryant out, Dallas will be utilizing all three of their RBs more than ever, likely having Randle take a majority of the carries. At $5,100, Randle is a relatively cheap play with high upside, merely risky because he will be sharing most time in the backfield.
Antonio Brown ($8,900) — Brown is currently one of the highest scoring receivers in all fantasy leagues, which justifies his price, but is he worth it? Yes, but in Draft Kings budgeting is key, so as long as you can manage the budget to pick him without sacrificing other players, pick him.
Julian Edelman ($7,000) — If Brown is out of your price range, Edelman will be another good play at an average price in Week Three. When Wes Welker was in New England he was the go-to receiver — Edelman is Welker’s replacement.
Travis Benjamin ($4,200) — Although I am not a fan of Benjamin’s QB, both have played well in the first two weeks. So with an open matchup in Week Three against Oakland, virtually anything can happen for Johnny Football and his young receiver.
Heath Miller ($3,500) — In a perfect world, I would pick Gronk every week, but for $7,400? No… Which is why I only have one suggestion at TE (for half Gronk’s price) in Week Three. Miller has always been a consistent player in Pittsburgh and with Big Ben now playing at a superstar level, he will always have an eye on his main check down receiver.
New York Jets ($3,000) — For the second time in three weeks, I like the New York Jets defense. They performed well in two very different matchups so far this season, and facing what has been an average Philadelphia offense at home, I like their defense again in Week Three.