NFL DFS Picks and Analysis - Week 3: The Grind Down - Texans vs. Panthers

Welcome to the RotoGrinders NFL Grind Down, a fantasy football advice article for DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo. This DFS breakdown is an all-encompassing preview of the week ahead in the NFL from a daily fantasy sports perspective. We’ll provide all the projections, projected ownership, picks, targets, and analysis you need to set your lineups for this week’s contests.

Every game will be broken down with a DFS-first mentality. Betting lines are shown with projected team totals, spreads, and moneyline to give you an idea of the game environment. Each contest is then analyzed team-by-team, with a focus on finding matchups to exploit and trends to follow. At the end of each section, we’ll deliver a DFS cheat sheet of stacks to build, players to target, and low projected ownership plays that can make an impact on your weekly success.

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Sports Betting Lines and Overview

Houston Texans DFS Breakdown

Team Projections

QB Team DKSal FDSal YHSal Proj Rank ProjAtt ProjYds
Davis Mills HOU $8,400 $12,000 $20 13.5 QB32 N/A N/A
RB Team DKSal FDSal YHSal Proj Rank ProjRu% ProjTar%
Mark Ingram HOU $6,600 $11,000 $12 8.2 RB44 51.56% 4.05%
David Johnson HOU $5,400 $8,000 $13 7.2 RB47 10.72% 9.65%
Phillip Lindsay HOU $5,800 $7,500 $12 4.7 RB58 21.97% 3.91%
WR/TE Team DKSal FDSal YHSal Proj Rank ProjTar% ProjTar
Brandin Cooks HOU $10,000 $13,000 $21 15.7 WR26 22.21% 8.51
Chris Conley HOU $1,600 $7,000 $10 7.1 WR77 13.67% 5.24
Anthony Miller HOU $1,000 $5,500 $10 6.2 WR87 0.00% 0.00
Andre Roberts HOU $600 $5,500 $10 1.9 WR116 0.65% 0.25
Jordan Akins HOU $2,200 $6,500 $10 4.7 TE40 4.34% 1.66
Pharaoh Brown HOU $2,600 $5,500 $11 4.6 TE41 12.02% 4.60
NFL DFS Analysis

Thursday is always great because it’s the day before the weekend starts and we get an NFL game to sweat. The primetime games have yet to disappoint this season, but that could come to a crashing halt this evening. The good news is that these teams have surprisingly played well in the first two games of the season. The Panthers are 2-0 after beating the Jets and Saints, while the Texans are 1-1 after beating the Jaguars and putting up a fight against the Browns. We have an 8-point spread on top tonight with a 43-point total.

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    Chubba Hubbard has multiple paths to relevance: 1)having a sweet name at kickoff, 2)CAR blowout garbage time. both of these are likely to happen IMO

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