Welcome to Week 3! This is Spade or Fade for Daily Fantasy. We examine two players that we are endorsing as good plays to include in your lineup. We also give you two players that should be by-passed in favour of a player that has a better matchup for the week.
Tevin Coleman RB ATL
With Devonte Freeman still sidelined for at least another week, Atlanta running back Tevin Coleman finds himself in another good spot for Week 3 at home to the New Orleans Saints. The Saints faired much better in Week 2 compared to the unexpected 48-40 slobber-knocker to Fitzmagic/Connor McGregors’ twin brother and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They only allowed 18 points in their win against the Browns. Coleman’s salary is listed very nicely at 6,400 on DraftKings. That sits him at 11th overall at running back. The Saints Defense is off to a slow start giving up 93 yards rushing to the Browns and 112 yards on the ground to the Bucs. Coleman to date has 126 yards rushing on 25 carries and 44 yards receiving on 5 receptions. Given the great price we get with Coleman, this is great time to use him against a defense that doesn’t appear to be as good as it was last year. The Saints and Falcons games tend to be of the high scoring variety so points and yards should be plentiful.
David Johnson RB ARZ
It doesn’t get any easier for the 0-2 Arizona Cardinals as they play host to the Chicago Bears and, as per profootballfocus.com, the number three ranked DST for Week 3. Johnson is no doubt a stud but the Cardinals are just headed in the wrong direction. Even though coach Steve Wilks promises to use Johnson as a space back in which he will be used more creatively through pass routes and in the slot, it’s hard to imagine that Johnson can break through in this spot. Until we see at least one game where Johnson is setting the pace and the Cardinals get into some sort of offensive sync this has to be a stay away. Week 4 against the Seahawks will be a better spot to target Johnson.
George Kittle TE SF
George Kittle is no doubt starting to live up to expectations. As of the conclusion of Week 2 he has amassed a very healthy 13 targets, good for seven receptions and 112 yards receiving. Week 3’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs bodes as a great spot. The Chiefs were just toarched by Big Ben and the Steelers to the tune of 442 yards passing in their 42-37 victory. Tight end Jesse James went off for 138 yards receiving and a touchdown on just five targets. Kittle is featured more than James is in respective offenses so it’s very likely that Kittle will have a productive game. The Chiefs, even though just two games in, appear to be a team that will give up their fair share of yards and points. Kittle at 4,500(DraftKings) has as good of a chance of having a big day as any other tight end and provides great salary relief.
Demaryius Thomas WR DEN
The Broncos have opened the season nicely with strong contributions from rookie running back Phillip Lindsay and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Quarterback Case Keenum has struggled throwing more interceptions(four) than touchdowns(three). They will be in tough with a Week 3 matchup at Baltimore. Thomas will likely draw Brandon Carr (as per ProFootballFocus). Carr has been a key cog in the Ravens defense and has faired very well in keeping Kelvin Benjamin and A.J.Green in check in Week’s 1 and 2.(Green’s three touchdowns were produced off of Carr’s coverage). What’s most telling is the great chemistry Keenum and Sanders have created. Of the 16 targets thrown his way through two weeks of play, Sanders is nearly perfect, hauling in all but one of them, where as Thomas has only produced a 55 percent completion rate on the 20 balls thrown his way, good enough for 11 receptions. With a tough matchup on the road to a very good Baltimore Ravens team, the Broncos might do well in establishing the running game. They currently rank fifth in the NFL in total rushing plays at 59. Thomas is no doubt a reliable source, but lets wait until Keenum and Thomas get things going further down the road with a more favourable matchup.
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