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2015 Fantasy Football Advice: Week 3 DFS Picks

Brett and Ryan take a walk into the wild blue yonder with FanDuel and make some recommendations for this week's games.

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Two weeks down, and now it's time for more fantasy football advice. For the second straight week, Brett and I both didn't finish in the money. It goes to show how tough DFS can be. Brett's lineup reached 104.46 points, and my lineup collected 114 points. On to week three:

Week 3 Lineups
Brett Cost Ryan Cost
QB $8,400 $7,300
RB 1 $8,700 $8,700
RB 2 $7,000 $6,600
WR 1 T. Y. Hilton $7,600 Deandre Hopkins $7,800
WR 2 $5,900 T. Y. Hilton $7,600
WR 3 $6,000 $6,600
TE $6,300 $5,400
K $4,800 Randy Bullock $4,800
DEF $5,300 $5,000


I'm going all in on the thought of the Seahawks annihilating the Bears in their home opener up in Seattle this weekend. With Kam Chancellor returning to an extremely talented (and angry) roster that is out to prove they can still dominate, I could see the Hawks putting up 40+ points Sunday just to send a message. I'm playing Wilson, Lynch, Graham, and the Seattle defense just so that I can get a bigger share of that points bonanza.

On top of those guys, I went bargain shopping for receivers and went with T.Y. Hilton, Stevie Johnson, and Michael Crabtree. Hilton and Luck will be looking to bounce back from two terrible weeks by unloading against a talent-deficient Titans secondary, Stevie Johnson will probably catch five or six balls as Philip Rivers' security blanket, and Michael Crabtree could benefit from an uptick in targets if Joe Haden shadows Amari Cooper. Considering how much of my salary cap I spent on Seahawks studs, this receiver group was the best I could cobble together.

Also, Randy Bullock is my kicker because the homer in me demands at least one Texan be on the roster.


I'm not buying in on Mariota, but he has six touchdowns in two games. I don't think the Colts defense finds the magic formula in Week Three to stop him.

Jamaal Charles scorched the Broncos for 125 yards and a score, and now he faces a Packers defense that has given up 154 rushing yards per game thus far in 2015. The goal will be to keep the Packers offense off the field, and Charles will go a long way in doing that. Oakland has given up 118 yards per game on the ground and three work, Isaiah Crowell.

I'm riding the Texans this week. If they fail, at least I know the season is over at this point. DeAndre Hopkins faces a defense with D.J. Swearinger on the back end. I like those odds. If Hopkins can't go, I will switch to A.J. Green. The Colts' offense has to wake up a some point. Why not Week Three for T.Y. Hilton?

I think the Texans are going to kill the Bucs, so I'm betting Bullock and the defense will get plenty of chances to score.

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