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Fanduel picks on week 3 of the football season.

Lucifer Morningstar

It's almost October, and all I can think about are not pumpkin spice latte's or jack-oh-lanterns, but rather how Saquon and CMC are already injured, with the former tearing his ACL. Multiple player injuries across the board making for many touch choices to be made.


Josh Allen vs LAR ($6,900): Both teams being 2-0 makes for an exciting matchup. With the acquisition of Diggs, Allen has been playing very well. He'll be facing Ramsey and company, which makes me think it'll be a very competitive game where he'll have to constantly move the ball upfield.

Kyler Murray vs DET ($6,800) Another hefty priced tag QB, but with injuries piling up, it's hard to find a good deal. Murray squares up against the porous Lions defense. If they get Golladay back, they can make this worth the money. Murray can throw and run, at the expense of Drake. I like him as a top 3 option this week.


Miles Sanders vs CIN ($6,400):  Fumbled at the beginning of the game which led to the Rams eventually winning. But, he amassed 131 yards from scrimmage and got a touchdown with 3 receptions on 7 targets.  After having shaken off that rust, he looked good.

Austin Ekeler vs CAR ($6,800) Nice matchup against the Panthers, think he could get plenty of opportunity with Herbert under the helm. He looked great in his start and sparked a new fire in this offense. We'll see.  The Panthers got torched by Josh Jacobs and Leonard Fournette. Joshua Kelley has however been eating into his touches, but I expect another strong showing.


Diontae Johnson vs HOU ($5,400): Great deal. Going up against a once-great Houston D, I think his chemistry with Ben has gelled and he is being massively undervalued. His explosiveness and play-making ability is comparable to that of Tyreek Hill, in my eyes. And so with another great receiver in JuJu, this could be a very great play.

Cee Dee Lamb vs SEA ($5,400): He has been looking great this season. The real WR2 on the Cowboys offense. He has 166 yards from scrimmage this season so far, having amassed 106 yards last week against Atlanta.  Another soft matchup at a good value.


Hunter Henry vs CAR ($4,800):  Tight ends are tough to gauge every week, but Hunter against the a pretty soft secondary is a safe bet in my eyes. He has a good chunk of target share in this offense, and I think he reaches the endzone this game.


Usually a dart throw, I think the Colts are a solid stream this week against a beaten-down Jets team at home, with plenty of turnovers in store. Additionally, I'd include the Texans D, simply because they have a good pass rush that can exploit the injuries on the Steelers line (3 have missed practice today at the time of writing this).