NFL Draftkings $50-$500 Challenge Week 3 Preview

Its that time of the week again to take a quick look ahead to some cash games picks on Draftkings! After taking a little bit of a beating last week I am ready to get back on the horse. I feel much better about the week 3 matchups than I did before week 2 kicked off. Hopefully we can start printing some money and get this challenge going in the right direction.


Aaron Rodgers $8000 – It’s hard to get away from Rodgers here against KC with a high total of 49. Rodgers has been on fire and with a semi healthy Randall Cobb I would expect Rodgers to put up a solid performance and cross over the 300 yards passing mark for the nice bonus.

Andrew Luck $7900 – My projections have Luck with a safe floor of just under 11 points but with a ceiling of 31 points. A great matchup with the TEN defense. Luck looked pretty awful week 1 and week 2 he seemed to be turning it around. I think he is poised for a big game here.


Adrian Peterson $7500 – With a game total of 44 and only a 2.5 spread Peterson should see plenty of work. His week 2 performance showed that he is capable of getting back to the old AP that we all know and love. I fully expect AP to find the endzone twice and cross the 100 yard rushing mark. I don’t think there is a better option at his price point this week. For the record I am not sold on Bell for cash until I see him play for a week or two.


Doug Baldwin $4000 – It’s a low O/U of 43 and Seattle is a HUGE favorite which makes me a little nervous but Seattle has looked pretty bad so hopefully the game stays closer that it looks on paper. Baldwin got 8 targets in week 2 and 9 targets in week 1 I fully expect him to see the same amount for week three and find the endzone once which will payoff his salary and allow you to take some of the higher priced guys.

Brandon Marshall $6200 – The Eagles defense is bad, actually let me rephrase the Eagles are just plain bad. Decker is a little banged up so Marshall should see an increase in his targets (he got 10 targets last week and 9 in week 1). I don’t see any of the Eagles defenders able to match up with Marshall. Love the matchup here and feel very confident in locking in Marshall across the board.


Jared Cook $2800 – Foles looked awful last week and Cook still managed 5 receptions on 7 targets for 47 yards and looks to be the only guy Foles can get the ball to. I feel that Foles bounces back this week with a better run game to support him should open up Cook even more for some targets. They seem to have a good chemistry together especially in the red zone. Another salary saver with a high floor and good upside.

Rob Gronkowski $7400 – I was off Gronk last week and the week before but I need to rescind my avoidance to him. It’s obvious Brady is on a mission this year and Gronk has benefited in huge way. I think his salary is high but with the options at other positions to save I don’t think you can avoid Gronk this week.

Seattle $3400 – Seattle is a huge favorite and with Slippin Jimmy Clausen starting and the possibly return of Kam this week I see no other options here for cash games. Seattle should be a lock this week. Whats the worst that can happen a complete meltdown of the top 5 defenses? That never happens haha.

That’s a quick look at a few of the guys I am targeting at this point in the week for inclusion in my cashgames. We will be putting the rest of our roll on the line this week in boom or bust fashion in attempt to get back where we were and keep this train rolling. Good luck to everyone this week and hopefully I see you on Tuesday with some great news!

Week 3
Starting: $40
Invested: $40

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  • DatDerFranny

    If you have a book that has a total of 52 for the Vikings game, play the under, and then go play over 44 at anywhere else in the world and hope for the nice middle arbitrage.

  • flip4flop

    typo on that, thanks for the catch, Fixed

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