IT'S ALMOST HERE!!! The regular season is two short weeks away. While the real players prepare for battle, us "fake" players need to prepare in a different way. Mock drafts and preseason DFS seem to be the best exercises in fantasy preparation. Saturday we have an 11-game slate on DraftKings DFS tournaments, and the hope is that most team use the "dress rehearsal" approach to Week 3, meaning they play their starters into the third quarter.
Let's get right to it. Below are my picks for this week in DFS. Remember, all player values are equal at $5500, so this is a straight pick 'em lineup. Happy gaming!!
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN
Teddy has looked fantastic this offseason so far, and his confidence is building. He evenly recently stated that his goal this year was a 70 percent completion rate, something that has never been done in the NFL. Love him to shine at Dallas.
Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
Sorry Gmen fans, but the defense is a mess right now. I'm banking on Ivory getting 10-12 touches in the first half, which should UNFORTUNATELY be plenty to rack up the fantasy points against our first/second-string defensive units.
James Starks, RB, GB
We've all heard about the devestating ACL tear to Jordy Nelson, and the rumor is that all GB starters will sit this one out. If true, Starks should have ample opportunities to showcase his skills vs the Eagles porous run defense.
Josh Huff, WR, PHI
I think Huff is competing for a big role at WR for the Beagles, and I see Chip giving him a long look in this weekend's game.
Charles Johnson, WR, MIN
Better get used to the Bridgewater to Johnson connection; it has a chance to be special.
Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
Though I don't see him playing too much, but I do see Big Ben making a point to show that Wheaton is ready to "breakout."
Virgil Green, TE, DEN
Owen Daniels is the current starter. Green is the future. I think he shows it this weekend.
Jerrick McKinnon, RB, MIN
AP probably won't play, and I like McKinnon to rip off a few big runs this weekend.