Daily fantasy sports is officially everywhere.
You can't watch anything on TV these days without an ad for FanDuel or DraftKings.
It's gotten so big that even some NFL stars are getting into it.
— Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown84) September 25, 2015
Thanks for the input, AB. But stick to catching passes. We will take care of the fantasy stuff.
But let's start looking at some real options for your DFS lineup for Week 3 of the NFL.
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The CSN Fantasy crew shares its lineups for the week and, as always, good luck.
FanDuel contests is all about trying to take the right risk for the right price and juggling some studs in, as well. For me this week, that risk is Ronnie Hillman. The Lions defense was fantastic against the run last year, but with Ndamukong Suh gone now and a different team, they've been gashed on the ground. With C.J. Anderson's injury issues, I'm betting Hillman has a big day and for a $6,200 price tag, that'd be awesome.
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Beyond that, I found value with Carson Palmer and John Brown, part of an Arizona offense that has been fantastic this year. I've tossed in Chandler Catanzaro, too, because I figure the Cardinals should at least be able to settle for some field goals, if not plenty of extra points.
Finding bargians like Allen Robinson (who won't put up 30.5 FanDuel points again this week, but should still be very good while Jacksonville will have to pass all day against the Patriots) helps me net top guys like Le'Veon Bell (in his return to the field) and DeAndre Hopkins (who has a cushy matchup with a Buccaneers defense that should play more like Week 1 than Week 2).
And, of course, my guy Kelce is in there as tight end. There is no price too high for me to pay for the Seattle defense this week in their home opener, desperate for a win, Kam Chancellor is returning and both Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery have already been ruled out for the Bears offense. This will get ugly fast in Seattle.
John "The Professor" Paschall
Is it obvious that we like the Cardinals offense this week?
While CHRIS Johnson should get the "start" for the Cardinals, expect DAVID Johnson to be more effective. He's already scored a rushing, receiving and return touchdown in his first two weeks in the NFL. I'm signing up for the Palmer-to-Brown connection this week after Larry Fitzgerald was the main target last week.
Marshall should feast on Byron Maxwell this week with Eric Decker out and Maxwell still counting his money after a big postseason pay day. Edelman has been money in PPR leagues so far this year and against a Jaguars defense that has trouble covering slot receiver types expect his streak of big games to continue.
Graham has not been shy about how frustrated he's been with the Seahawks offense and there's no reason why he shouldn't bounce back against a Bears defense that's pretty awful against tight ends, especially in the red zone.
And do I really need to explain why I love the Seahawks defense this week?