Sport Fantasy Football Week 3 Sleepers: PPR standout James White ready to deliver plus other lineup and DFS options

07:40  25 september  2021
07:40  25 september  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

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The Titans have a great matchup this week against the Raiders, and Jamey Eisenberg likes them a lot in Week 3 . We also have daily lineups and answer your #fantasymail questions for this week. He had 17 touches in Week 2 against New Orleans, and although he only delivered 66 total yards, he does have appeal in PPR leagues. He has three catches in each game this year, and the Giants seem content leaning on him when needed. Washington has already allowed four touchdowns to opposing running backs, and the Giants offense should perform at a high level in this matchup.

The Lineup Cheat Sheet combines Fantasy analysis and game flow predictions with a confidence scale to give you a No one has been more vocal about Sharpe as a Fantasy sleeper than me, and this should be the first week he truly delivers . Heck, maybe John Fox is ready to ditch Langford.

I expected James White to do well this season when the Patriots named Mac Jones as their starting quarterback, and White has been a solid PPR running back through the first two games of the year. That should continue in Week 3 against the Saints.

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White has six catches in each of the first two games on 13 targets, which is second on the team behind only Jakobi Meyers (15). White's 12 catches lead the Patriots, and he's been a safe option for Jones out of the backfield.

White scored 11 PPR points in Week 1 against Miami and 18 PPR points in Week 2 at the Jets because he ran for a touchdown. Now, we don't expect many rushing touchdowns from White, at least as long as Damien Harris is healthy. But in PPR, his receptions are keeping him in play as at least a flex option, and I would start him this week against the Saints.

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Fantasy Football Week 3 Start 'Em: Running backs. The Saints have had trouble with backs in the passing game early, and White is again a fundamental part of what New England does along with Damien FanDuel Picks Week 3 : NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments.

The Lineup Cheat Sheet combines Fantasy analysis and game-flow predictions with a confidence scale to give you a definitive answer on who to start in your leagues. It's pretty simple: The scale runs from 1-10. The higher the number next to a player's name, the more confident you should be to start him. If neither of those are options , or if you're on a mobile device, you can scroll by game. If you're still unsure, just send a note on Twitter (@daverichard) and I'll give it a look, time permitting. Ready to get off on the right foot? Here's how to approach every play for Week 3 in PPR leagues -- you can find

Christian McCaffrey just had five catches for 65 yards on six targets against New Orleans, and White is capable of matching the reception total, albeit with less yards. Still, if he can score at least 11 PPR points for the third game in a row then that gives him the chance to help your Fantasy roster this week.

In non-PPR and 0.5-PPR leagues it's tough to trust White because he only has nine carries for 32 yards on the season. And again, you can't count on him scoring on a weekly basis.

But in PPR, I would start White this week ahead of guys like Kareem Hunt, Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon, Leonard Fournette and James Robinson, among others. Based on the first two games of the season, I'm confident that White will deliver a solid floor with his production, and the ceiling could be fantastic if he's able to find the end zone again.

Now, let's look at some other sleeper options for Week 3, as well as DFS lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Editor's Note: Projections are provided by CBS Sports and not Jamey Eisenberg. Projected points are for PPR leagues.

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QB: Justin Fields (at CLE) $5,200

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RB: Austin Ekeler (at KC) $7,200

RB: Ty'Son Williams (at DET) $5,800

WR: Keenan Allen (at KC) $6,600

WR: Allen Robinson (at CLE) $6,200

WR: Sterling Shepard (vs. ATL) $5,900

TE: Kyle Pitts (at NYG) $4,900

FLEX: Robert Woods (vs. TB) $5,700

DST: Titans (vs. IND) $2,400

I'm hoping Fields has a breakout game in his first NFL start, and I'll gamble on stacking him here with Robinson. The Browns have struggled with No. 1 receivers through two weeks against Tyreek Hill and Brandin Cooks, and hopefully Robinson is next in line.

Allen has the chance for a big game in a shootout with the Chiefs, and Shepard has been awesome for the Giants, as well as having a favorable matchup in Week 3 against the Falcons. And I'll come back with Pitts in that same game with the hope the Falcons lean on him with their passing attack on the road.

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Going cheap at quarterback and DST allowed me to get Ekeler in one running back spot, and I'm expecting a big game at Kansas City. And Williams is my Start of the Week, and I love his setup against the Lions. I also like Woods to have a breakout game in a potential high-scoring affair between the Buccaneers and Rams in Los Angeles.


QB: Justin Herbert (at KC) $7,500

RB: Derrick Henry (vs. IND) $9,700

RB: Saquon Barkley (vs. ATL) $6,000

WR: Mike Willams (at KC) $6,000

WR: Justin Jefferson (vs. SEA) $7,400

WR: A.J. Brown (vs. IND) $6,800

TE: Mark Andrews (at DET) $6,000

FLEX: Ty'Son Williams (at DET) $6,400

DST: Raiders (vs. MIA) $4,000

I'll stack Herbert with Mike Williams here, and I love what Williams has done through two games this season with at least seven catches, 82 yards and a touchdown in each outing. He also had six catches for 108 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 at Kansas City last year.

Jefferson and Brown should be excellent this week, and Brown is due for a blowup game, which will hopefully happen against the Colts at home. I'm also expecting a breakout game for Andrews, who has a favorable matchup against the Lions.

I'll play Ty'Son Williams again in this lineup, but I love the ability to use Henry and Barkley. Henry has a great history against the Colts with three games in a row with at least 100 rushing yards, and four touchdowns over that span. And Barkley should have his best game of the season against the Falcons now that he seems close to 100 percent following last year's knee injury.

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