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DFS Roundtable: Preseason Week 3

Several DFS staffers offer picks and strategy advice for dominating the Preseason Week 3 Main Slate

Austin Lee: Here's a chart of all the teams on the main slate showing how deep into the game they've played their starters during Week 3 of the preseason in 2016 and 2015.

How much starters have played in the past during Preseason Week 3

Who are your picks at each position for Week 3 of the preseason?




David Dodds

Jameis Winston: Tampa Bay will play their starters for at least a half, and it's an easy matchup.

Dak Prescott: The Cowboys will want to give him time to play sharp without Ezekiel Elliott.


Chris Feery: I’ll make final decisions as game time gets closer, but these are the players I have on my radar at the moment.

Matt Ryan and Derek Carr: Similar to the regular season, I’m scoping out games that could be potential points fests. Cardinals at Falcons and Raiders at Cowboys appear to fit the bill, and I’ll be zeroing in on signal callers from these games. You could make a case for any of the four starters, but I’m leaning towards Ryan at home and Carr on the road versus a porous Cowboys defense. I’ll be looking for clarity on how long the signal callers are expected to play for their respective teams in the dress rehearsal game, but I’m confident both Ryan and Carr can make some noise if they play a half each.


Devin Knotts

Jameis Winston: He's the chalk.

DeShone Kizer: Kizer has value running the ball. If he gets a rushing touchdown as we saw last week, he will exceed value. He's a player who the team was designing runs for, and I expect this to continue this week. The team wants him to practice plays he'll call during the regular season.

Jared Goff: He's a sneaky play. He was 16 for 20 with a touchdown last week. People won't be on Goff because there's a negative bias against him that he is a horrible quarterback based on his poor rookie season.


John Lee: The others have talked about the players who are most likely to see significant playing time on Saturday, so throughout this article I'll try to hit on a few GPP-only plays that could differentiate your rosters.

Trevor Siemian: Siemian is a quarterback who nobody likes to play, generally for good reason. This weekend could be a perfect time to get him into tournament lineups because his ownership will be low, but Siemian should get at least a half of snaps based on his preseason performance (14 of 18 for 144 yards and a TD) and Paxton Lynch's rapidly diminishing stock. The Broncos have scored 57 points across their two preseason games and will face a Green Bay defense that has historically played their first squad for only a few series in Week #3.

Chase Daniel: Daniel is another low-ownership option who should see significant playing time because Sean Payton rarely plays his starters beyond the first quarter in Week #3. There is still no word on whether Drew Brees will play against Houston, but it is probably fair to expect him to play about two series before yielding way to Daniel, who has vastly outperformed Ryan Nassib this preseason. Daniel has completed 11 of 18 passes (61.1%) for 107 yards and should get enough playing time in this game to compile similar numbers against the Texans, who have allowed 50 points through their first two games.


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