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Sports Thursday Night Football FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 3 Panthers-Texans single-game tournaments

11:20  23 september  2021
11:20  23 september  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Before we get into the picks , we should highlight the basic rules for FanDuel contests. First things first: Carolina plays on Thursday night , which means no Christian McCaffrey on the main Week 3 daily fantasy football slate. If you’re one to force him into your DFS lineups -- and who can blame you? -- this week could be a gift. There’s often enough room to field a strong lineup around McCaffrey, but it becomes difficult as his price climbs into the five-figure range.

It’s on to Week 3 , where football fans and daily fantasy football players will be treated to fresh storylines and some tasty matchups. Our Week 3 Yahoo DFS picks include a quarterback making his first start paired with his top wide receiver, an expensive running back, and some bargains at WR who are poised One thing we won’t be treated to is access to Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers play the Texans on Thursday night , so he’s off the main slate. It’s okay, though. Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook are capable of carrying a lineup to the tune of 30-plus fantasy points, and both are available to serve

The Panthers hit the road for the first time to face off with the Texans on Week 3 Thursday Night Football. While the Panthers are eyeing a 3-0 start on the back of a dominant defense and exciting offense, the Texans are looking to remain in first place in their division. This is your opportunity to squeeze Christian McCaffrey into your NFL DFS lineups. He may be the closest we see to a 100-percent owned and "MVP'd" player for FanDuel single game contests, but zigging on this zag does not have as much appeal as joining the herd.

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Here are the important scoring settings for FanDuel single-game contests: The point total for the "MVP" is multiplied by 1.5, but he doesn't cost any additional money like the "Captain" in DraftKings Showdown contests. FanDuel's default scoring is half-point PPR and four-point passing TDs, and there are no bonuses for 100/300-yard games like on DraftKings.

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The Week 2 NFL DFS action kicks off with a Thursday Night Football clash of two NFC East foes. The Washington Football Team hosts the New York Giants as both teams try to bounce back from season-opening defeats. MORE FD SINGLE GAME : How to win a FanDuel single - game contest. FanDuel Single - Game DFS Picks : Giants vs. Washington Football Team. ,000 budget, need at least one player from each team. MVP (1.5x points): RB Antonio Gibson, Washington (,500). Gibson is locked into our MVP slot simply because he’s best situated to lead the slate in points.

First things first: Carolina plays Thursday night , which means there is no Christian McCaffrey on the Week 3 daily fantasy football top roster. And who can blame you? – this week could be a gift. There’s often enough room to put a solid lineup around McCaffrey, but it gets tough as his price climbs into the five-figure range. Before we get into the selections, we must highlight the basic rules for FanDuel contests. Everything is pretty standard, with the only notable setting being Four-point pass TD other Half point PPR.

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FanDuel Single-Game DFS Picks: Panthers vs. Texans

$60,000 budget, need at least one player from each team

MVP (1.5x points): RB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers ($17,500)

Perhaps you want to get cute and name Sam Darnold your MVP in a lineup or two, but we're just gonna keep it simple. McCaffrey is screaming toward another 1,000/1,000 season, so why wouldn’t we lock in the multiplier on his production?

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FLEX: QB Sam Darnold, Panthers ($15,000)

Darnold is off to a good start in his new digs, save for a couple of soft turnovers. With a number of dynamic weapons to target and fleet feet of his own, Darnold has the ingredients necessary to cook up a tasty fantasy performance. It doesn't hurt that McCaffrey is such a good receiver that we can still "stack" our QB despite not having a Panthers WR or TE in our lineup.

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First things first: Carolina plays on Thursday night , which means no Christian McCaffrey on the main Week 3 daily fantasy football slate. If you’re one to force him into your DFS lineups — and who can blame you? — this week could be a gift. A 7-92-1 line was supposed to be a light day at the office for Brown, not his season stats through two games . He’s eclipsed 20 FanDuel points 10 times through 32 career games , though, so it’s only a matter of time before we see an eruption. Remember, even though they have a lot of the same pieces in place, the Titans are getting used to a new offensive coordinator.

WEEK 1 DFS TOURNAMENT LINEUPS : Yahoo | DraftKings. RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders @ Panthers (,200). On the other side of McCaffrey, Jacobs begins Year 2 in an offense starved for a settled WR depth chart. That means it's likely that Las Vegas' newest sports team leans on its RB in Week 1. Jacobs could also be a candidate for a number of Derek Carr's beloved dump-off passes, padding his stats in a game that will allow both running backs to star. Thursday Night Football FanDuel Picks : NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 1 Cowboys-Buccaneers single - game tournaments .

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FLEX: QB Davis Mills, Panthers ($12,000)

It probably won’t be pretty for Mills, but "garbage time" points are a real thing in fantasy football. Should the Texans prove to be a stiffer challenge than expected on their home turf, we’re likely spending part of Friday talking about Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) losing his starting role to yet another rookie quarterback.

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FLEX: K Zane Gonzalez, Panthers ($9,500)

The Panthers offensive line lost a starter this week and has struggled at times throughout the first two games of the season. As long as the line suffers from bouts of leakiness, the offense could see drives stall and be forced to settle for attempts at three points. Hitting the road on a short week won’t help the jelling process. Even if the Panthers are scoring a good amount of TDs, Gonzalez will get PATs and at least a couple FG attempts.

Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leaves Thursday night game vs. Texans with hamstring injury

  Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leaves Thursday night game vs. Texans with hamstring injury Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey had to leave Thursday night's game against the Houston Texans with a hamstring injury. The injury appeared to happen on a 2-yard run early in the second quarter in which there was no contact. After the play, McCaffrey left the field, went into the blue medical tent and was later ruled out of the game. McCaffrey's night ends with 31 yards rushing on seven carries, plus two receptions for 9 yards receiving. © Eric Christian Smith, AP Christian McCaffrey played a little over a quarter in the Panthers' game against the Texans on Thursday night.

Our Week 3 Yahoo DFS picks include a quarterback making his first start paired with his top wide receiver, an expensive running back, and some bargains at WR who are poised to pay off. One thing we won’t be treated to is access to Christian McCaffrey. The Packers, 49ers, Cowboys, and Eagles are also unavailable due to their prime-time games . That leaves a lot of typical chalk plays out of commission, so it’s a good week to differentiate your lineups . Remember, this lineup is geared toward fantasy football GPP tournaments , so we want to play some guys who won’t be heavily owned.

Our primary stack for our Week 3 Yahoo DFS tournaments lineup features a It’s on to Week 3 , where football fans and daily fantasy football players will be treated to fresh storylines and some tasty matchups. One thing we won’t be treated to is access to Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers play the Texans In the past, the Sunday Night Football game used to be available on Yahoos' main slate

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FLEX: WR Anthony Miller, Texans ($5,500)

Miller is expected to be active for the first time this season, and with the injuries the Texans have suffered in their receiving corps, he may need to be involved. At $5,500, it’s worth a shot to see if Miller can emerge as a safety blanket for his rookie quarterback.

NFL Week 4 Weather Updates: Rain, wind for Texans-Bills, Buccaneers-Patriots, more could affect fantasy start 'em, sit 'em decisions .
Rain and/or wind are in the forecast for several games this week. With the help of meteorologist Kevin Roth from RotoGrinders, we break down the Week 4 NFL weather forecast ahead of your fantasy start 'em, sit 'em decisions.Before we get into the Week 4 forecasts, here's a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how weather could impact play (and, potentially, your fantasy, DFS, and gambling decisions), don't hesitate to reach out to RotoGrinders' meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) or check out the hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders.

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