After an upset-filled Week 2, we can look forward to Week 3. Before you set your lineups on DraftKings, take a look at some of the preferred plays at each position this weekend!
DraftKings is hosting a $1 Million Dollar Tournament this week. Here are some of the contest details:
- $1 Million prize pool
- $100,000 first place prize
- FREE for new players
- Top 84,950 finishing positions cash out
The Thursday night game is not included so you have until Sunday at 1PM to set your lineup. You can also make individual game-time changes for players in the later games.
Let’s take a quick look at my Week 2 lineup in the Millionaire Maker. It was enough to finish in the money once again, but the RBs did not produce enough to make me a millionaire.
Russell Wilson – $7,000 – Wilson should be in for a field day this week against the Bears. For the majority of the season, just look at who the Bears are playing and load up on the opposing offensive side of the ball. Pair him up with Marshawn Lynch and lock up every TD scored by the Seahawks this weekend.
Cheap play: Nick Foles ($5,200) – The Steelers can score, but will give up plenty of points as well.
Marshawn Lynch – $7,400 – The Bears are a terrible football team. The Seahawks will score points this week and you would expect 4-5 TDs. Lock up Wilson & Lynch so you get all of those touchdowns.
Dion Lewis – $4,200 – Lewis was listed as one of my salary savers last week at $3,400. This week, his price jumps $800, but is still a great value. The matchup is ideal, and until the Patriots show they will not use him, I’m going to plug Lewis in.
The WR options are wide open this weekend. Follow me on Twitter @nick_pags in case any late changes are made to my lineup. Here are a group of guys worth mixing and matching to fit your salary cap.
Antonio Brown – $8,900 – These two plays are dependent on how injuries shape up this week. You may not have the money to roster both of these guys if Eddie Lacy suits up and doesn’t allow you to play James Starks at $3,000.
Demaryius Thomas – $8,000 – Last week Emmanuel Sanders reached the end zone twice. There are plenty of times with Peyton Manning that one WR has a big game and the following week, the opposite WR cashes in. Look for DT to have a big game in primetime.
A step below:
Randall Cobb – $7,300 – Cobb is still nursing his shoulder injury, but looks more than capable of producing on the field. Emmanuel Sanders torched the Chiefs defense last week and now Cobb should be facing a similar task.
T.Y. Hilton – $6,700 – Keep an eye on his injury and practice time this week. The 0-2 Colts are desperate going into Tennessee this week. Hilton is a big-play threat priced very reasonably for his potential output. If I do not like what I see from Hilton this week, a swap of Hilton for Moncrief ($4,800) leaves you $2,000 to work with.
The WR field is very interesting this week. You have a few guys that have the potential to have big games that may be faded, which is the key to winning big tournaments. T.Y. Hilton ($6,700) is a stud that has the ability to have a big game at any point, but many could decide to fade the underwhelming Colts. The Broncos WRs are in primetime against the Lions and are priced high, but not to the extreme where you cannot squeeze them into your lineup in a mini-Broncos stack.
Quick Hits Under $5K:
Doug Baldwin – $4,000 – Home against the Bears…enough said. The only knock is if the Seahawks score early and get out to a big lead, they may focus on the run game.
Brian Quick – $3,400 – If he suits up this weekend, consider him against the Steeler defense as a tournament play that could hit big.
Richard Rodgers – $2,500 – Don’t expect a monster game out of this play, but Rodgers is always a decent bet for a TD and will exceed his value if that happens. He is a great salary saver at home Monday night. Jimmy Graham ($5,800) has expressed unhappiness with his role this week. Seattle may force feed him the ball in the red zone since they will have plenty of chances against the Bears. His price tag isn’t cheap, though and you can save nearly $2K or more with a $3,500 tight end. Heath Miller and Kyle Rudolph fit in that price range.
I would expect ownership to be high with all of the circumstances, but how can you not take Seattle ($3,400) this weekend. The price tag is too close to the other choices to pass them up. If you want to make a contrarian pick, I like Arizona ($3,100) or even the Broncos ($3,000) if Matthew Stafford is out.
Survivor Pick of the Week: Seahawks (if you escaped the Week 2 bloodbath)