NFL DFS Preseason Lineup Advice Week 3 – Saturday

NFL DFS: JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 24: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in action during the first half of the game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on December 24, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
NFL DFS: JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 24: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in action during the first half of the game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on December 24, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) /
NFL DFS: LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 31: Marquise Goodwin #11 of the San Francisco 49ers scores a touchdown during the first quarter against Brandon Allen #8 of the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

If you’re a fan of preseason football games where the casual fan recognizes most of the names of the players, then week 3 is the week for you for NFL DFS! Here are a couple of players that I have my eye on for Saturday! Be sure to check for updates leading up to the start of the games to make sure nothing has changed concerning the status of the players you plan to use in your lineups. As always, follow me on Twitter @BenMcD_Sports as I’ll be sharing team news and player updates as we get closer to kickoff. Thanks for reading NFL DFS Preseason Lineup Advice – Saturday!

NFL DFS: Quarterbacks

Pat Mahomes KC QB

News out of Chicago is that the Bears plan to rest most of their starters against Kansas City on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are expected to keep their first team on the field for the entire first half. Mahomes will be popular, but with good reason. He’s got two deep ball weapons in Hill and Watkins, a great tight end to target, and his rushing ability just adds to his ceiling. Mahomes makes for a great NFL DFS play Saturday, along with Hunt, Hill, Watkins, and Kelce.

Blake Bortles JAX QB

Bortles is set to play the entire first half, and maybe a series or two into the second on Saturday. Just that large chunk of playing time makes him attractive. With the Jags still trying to figure out which wide receivers will be on the field for week 1, I expect the passing game to be featured in this game.

NFL DFS: Running Backs

James Conner PIT RB

With Le’Veon Bell still not with the team, Conner has been seeing the majority of first team reps in practice. The second year pro has looked impressive in each of the last two preseason games, rumbling for 82 yards and a touchdown on only 9 carries. Conner should see a ton of work on Saturday with the first team, and could fly under the radar due to still being a bit of an unknown name.

John Kelly LAR RB

Rams Coach, Sean McVay recently confirmed that Gurley will not be seeing any preseason action. That has created a ton of opportunity for the other Rams running backs – especially John Kelly. Kelly has been great this preseason, rushing for 133 yards and a touchdown on a whopping  31 carries. No slouch as a receiver, he also has 4 catches for 18 yards. Whether Kelly plays in the first or second half, he’s primed for another big workload and will be heavily targeted for my lineups.

NFL DFS: Wide Receivers

Marquise Goodwin SF WR

The Garoppolo-Goodwin hype train is officially out of the station. Their connection last week was solid, as Goodwin hauled in all 3 of his targets for 61 yards. What makes Goodwin a great play on Saturday is that he could potentially see an entire half against the Colts secondary. It probably won’t even matter if Goodwin is facing the Indianapolis first team defense. Their secondary is putrid. Bombs away.

Albert Wilson MIA WR

Wilson has received a ton of snaps that preseason and has heavily targeted while on the field. The Dolphins seem intent on giving him every opportunity to prove that he deserves to start in week 1. I expect Tannehill to continue to lean on Wilson in this matchup against the Ravens.

NFL DFS: Tight Ends

Jonnu Smith TEN TE

With Delanie Walker still recovering from injury, Smith is set up to spend a lot of time with the first team offense this on Saturday. That means receiving targets from Marcus Mariota as opposed to Blaine Gabbert. That’s ideal.

Jesse James PIT TE

I like both tight ends in this Titans – Steelers matchup. Vance McDonald isn’t expected to play in this one, opening up more targets for Jesse James. Antonio Brown has also been bothered by a minor injury and there’s a good chance he sits this one out. With an opportunity to see increased volume alongside his ability in the red zone, James seems like one of the safer plays at tight end.

NFL DFS: Defense/Special Teams

Jacksonville Jaguars DST

Anytime the Jags are an option, they’ll be a highly owned DST. They do everything you want your fantasy defense to do. They get to the quarterback, create a ton of takeaways, and force a lot of punts. Atlanta’s offense has somewhat struggled this preseason, and there’s a good chance that continues on Saturday.

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