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FF Astronauts DFS Week 3

Welcome to the FF_Astronauts weekly DFS column.

This column covers DFS, DraftKings, analysis for the NFL through the 2020 season.

The column will cover values picks, must have players, bust players and key positional players each week from Nathan McGuire, Alex Edwards and FF_Spotlight.

Each author posts their best line ups from the week before, and lessons learned from the previous week.

Data will be accumulated through the season and will be used for analytics that will be discussed regularly.

The authors will also go head to head in DraftKings to determine which analyst is the most trustworthy.

Value Picks

Adam Humphries, Tennessee, $3900

Did you overspend on Elliott, Wilson and Jacobs this week? Looking for a value to balance your line up. Take a look at Adam Humphries. He is going for $3900 in DraftKings requiring him only to score 12.26 points to match his salary. In week 1 he caught six of seven targets for 47 yards (10.7 points), and in week 2 he caught five of six targets for 48 yards and a touchdown (15.8 points). Even if he doesn't score a touchdown and gets similar usage in the receiving game against a weak Minnesota defense he will be a low cost plug for rosters looking for upside with other more flashy options.


Don't Believe the Hype (Bust Player)

Josh Allen, Buffalo, $6,900

Josh Allen has been on a tear through the first two weeks of the NFL season, throwing for 729 yards, 6 TDs, no INTs, and averaging 35.3 points on DraftKings. So why do I see him as a bust in week 3? Well, through those first two weeks he played against relatively weak teams in the Jets and Dolphins. This week he finally gets to face a challenge against the Rams. So far this year, the Rams are ranked 1st against QBs according to DraftKings. I just don't see Josh Allen keeping up his pace this week and being worth the 3rd highest priced QB. Even though that price is nice.

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn

Must Have Player

Dak Prescott, Dallas, $7,200

#LetRussCook has worked! Russ is cooking. Meanwhile, their defense is more porous than Spongebob Squarepants. Their defense is allowing 27.5 points, 485 total yards, and 415.5 passing yard per game through two weeks. Dak Prescott better have spent at least 8 hours in the ice bath after his 3 rushing TD performance because he may throw for 6 this week.

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95


Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee, $5,900

The Titans matchup up with the Vikings in week 3. The Vikings have shown that they are very susceptible to the pass and Tannehill aired it out last week against Jacksonville with four touchdowns. If you don’t want to spend up at quarterback, this choice should return your investment. He will need to score 18.5 points to meet his salary cost.



Jonathan Taylor, Colts, $7,000

I had Jonathan Taylor across the board last week in DraftKings and expect to have him again this week in a high percentage as well. He looks to be the workhorse for the Colts offense and has another opportunity against a weak defense in the Jets (22nd against RBs according to DraftKings). He isn't coming at a cheap price like last week but this might be the last opportunity to use him at a price he'll outscore. I expect another 20 plus point performance out of him.

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn

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Amari Cooper, Dallas, $6,500

Sometimes life gives you free throws, and you have to make your free throws. Seattle through two weeks is allowing 415 ypg passing. Yes; read that again. The Seattle Seahawks is allowing an average of 415 yards passing per game and are still 2-0. Dallas has as much offensive firepower as anyone in the league. Dak is going to sling it this week to the defense that just allowed Edelman to rack up 179 yards receiving. Do not miss your free throw here.

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95


Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis, $3,800

Mo Alie-Cox had a break out performance last week without scoring a touchdown. He had 111 yards on six targets with five catches. This week his salary has increased to $3,800 requiring 11.95 points to be worth the money. Jack Doyle is still injured and is possible to return this Sunday. Keep an eye of the late week injury reports, but odds are that even if Doyle is healthy that he gets eased back into play. Alie-Cox used to play college hoops at VCU. Let's see if his rebounding skills help him snag a touchdown this week.



Patriots, $3,200

New England had a tough time handling Russel Wilson last week, look for them to bounce back at home against the Las Vegas Raiders. I expect them to neutralize Waller and make Carr rely on his rookie WRs in the passing game. Then in the run game, New England ranks 8th best against RBs on DraftKings so far this season. For a relatively cheap price, New England should be a top-performing defense in week 3.

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn


Remember last season where we played whatever TE that was facing Arizona? Play whatever QB is facing Seattle.

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95

Just because a player has a high price doesn't mean they will always be reliable, even if they have a consistent history. Had both Derrick Henry and Julio Jones in our head-to-head matchup and both scored single digits, at a combined price of $15,300.

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn

Beware the chalk players. They hurt many people’s rosters in Week 2 and it will be fresh in their mind going into Week 3. Expect percentages of chalk players on people’s rosters next week to go down. There might be some hidden value by going back to the chalk.



Calvin Ridley leads the NFL in TDs (4), First Downs (12), and Yards(231). Just for fun, he is on pace for a 128/1912/32 season. That is 511.2 points in PPR formats.

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95

Diontae Johnson is tied for 2nd most targets (23) but is 17th in DraftKings scoring among WRs (33.9pts).

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn

Most common players on 1st place rosters in NFL week 2 main slate rosters: Prescott, M. Sanders, A. Jones, C. Lamb, Ridley, J. Taylor and A. Cooper. Most teams stacked Prescott, Cooper and Lamb, finding success even with Cooper not meeting his salary.



QB: Dak Prescott, $6,800: 43.80pts

RB: Jonathan Taylor, $5,700: 22.00pts

RB: David Johnson, $5,800: 7.00pts

WR: Amari Cooper, $6,300: 19.00pts

WR: Michael Gallup, $5,600: 7.8pts

WR: TY Hilton, $5,700: 5.8pts

TE: Jonnu Smith, $4,200: 24.4pts

Flex: Mike Evans, $6,400: 26.4pts

DEF: Buccaneers, $2,900: 14.00pts

Budget: $49,400

Points: 170.20

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95

QB: Dak Prescott, $6,800: 43.80pts

RB: Jonathan Taylor, $5,700: 22.00pts

RB: Adrian Peterson, $4,700: 4.10pts

WR: Amari Cooper, $6,300: 19.00pts

WR: Michael Gallup, $5,600: 7.80pts

WR: CeeDee Lamb, $4,700: 20.50pts

TE: Travis Kelce, $7,000: 24.00pts

Flex: Calvin Ridley, $6,800: 32.90pts

DEF: Giants, $2,400: 9.00pts

Budget: $50,000

Points: 183.10

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn

QB: Dak Prescott, $6,800: 43.8pts

RB: Ezekiel Elliott, $8,200: 23.20pts

RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, $7,400: 13.00pts

RB: Calvin Ridley, $6,800: 32.90pts

WR: CeeDee Lamb, $4,700: 20.50pts

WR: Dionte Johnson, $4,500: 23.20pts

TE: Dallas Goedert, $5,000: 7.00pts

FLEX: James Robinson, $4,400: 24.00pts

DEF: Jets, $2,000: 4.00pts

Budget: $49,800

Points: 191.60



Nathan McGuire: 146.10

Alex Edwards: 140.24

@FF_Spotlight: 103.00


Nathan McGuire: 4pts

Alex Edwards: 2pts

@FF_Spotlight: 0pts


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