NFL DFS Bargain Bin: Week 3 Sunday Slates

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NFL DFS Bargain Bin: Week 3 Sunday Slates Running Backs

Miles Sanders, PHI vs. CIN ($6,400-DK/ $7,400-FD)

Sanders is still very reasonably priced this week despite a strong season debut in a losing cause to the Rams last Sunday. The talented second-year pro compiled 18.6 FD points on the strength of 95 rushing yards and a TD while also posting a 3-37 line through the air. The latter numbers came on a robust seven targets, and with rookie receiver Jalen Reagor (thumb) on injured reserve and Alshon Jeffery (foot) not even back on the practice field, Sanders should naturally be an integral part of the gameplan again.

That would be a very positive development against the Bengals, which have given up the most rushing yards (358) and second-most rushing touchdowns (four) to RBs over the first two games, and that yielded a 75-690-4 line to the position through the air last season. Cincinnati’s defensive line is also allowing the fifth-most adjusted line yards per carry (5.14) and the third-most second-level yards per rush (1.6) per Football Outsiders, with the latter figure particularly relevant in the case of the speedy Sanders, who can break through the front four with lightning quickness.

David Montgomery, CHI at ATL ($5,700-DK/$6,100- FD)

Montgomery has been a key piece of the Bears’ surprising 2-0 start, even though he’s only gotten into the end zone once, and that was through the air. Nevertheless, the second-year back is averaging 5.0 yards per carry on his 29 rushes thus far, a major bump from the 3.7 he averaged during his rookie 2019 campaign. The level of efficiency he’s demonstrated thus far is much more akin to that which he showed during his college days at Iowa State, when he put up between 4.4 and 5.2 yards per tote in his three seasons.

Granted, Atlanta has actually been very effective over the first two games in terms of limiting RB efficiency, yielding a meager 2.9 yards per rush. Yet a closer look reveals much of that success came in Week 1 against Chris Carson (6-21) and Carlos Hyde (7-23), as Ezekiel Elliott did tally 89 yards and a TD on 22 carries in Week 2. Moreover, the Bears offensive line has been among the best clearing a path over the first two games, checking in third in adjusted line yards per rush attempt (5.15), while the Falcons D-line ranks just middle of the pack with 4.26 line yards per carry surrendered.

ALSO CONSIDER: Kenyan Drake, ARI ($6,000-DK/$6,500- FD)