Bankroll Builder: Picks for Week 3


If the Browns can get their first win in 635 days, it’s time for us to book a win as well.  Here are the plays for the week:



Drew Brees (8.5K) – Brees has the ability to be the Quarterback to go for 40 this week. They are playing in the game with the highest total (over/under) on the slate.  Atlanta struggles against pass-receiving running backs (see Kamara) and they should be able to score with ease.  I’d look for at least 300 and 3 TDs for Brees this week.

Deshaun Watson (7.7K) – Has two elite play-making receivers. Has a knack to throw the ball deep. Willing to run from the pocket.  All of these add up to a nice solid floor and give elite upside.  In a game where he didn’t play particularly well last week, he still got you 23.8 fantasy points.

Jimmy Garoppolo (7.4K) – The Kansas City offense has been able to score at will.  The teams playing them can say the same.  In what looks like a shootout, Jimmy G should shine.

Also Consider: Case Keenum (6.7K), Matt Ryan ((7.7K)


Running Backs

Alvin Kamara (8.7K) – Did you see the receptions that Christian McCaffrey got against the Falcons last week? They are terrible against pass-catching RBs and Kamara may be the best of the bunch.  His price is down a few hundred from last week as an added bonus.

Giovanni Bernard (6.4K) – Mixon is out multiple weeks.  Gio is a solid low priced option.

Jordan Howard (7.4K) – Arizona is terrible.  The Bears defense is great. Mitch Trubisky has struggled, look for da’ Bears to grind this one out on the back of their workhorse.

corey-clement-week-3-sneaky-startsCorey Clement (5.8K)-  It looks unlikely that Jay Ajayi or Darren Sproles suit up.  Clement will eventually wrestle that job away from Ajayi.  I look for a strong showing this week that will go a long way into getting that job sooner rather than later.


Also Consider: Ezekiel Elliott (8.2K), Matt Brieda (6.2K), Saquon Barkley (8.0K), Latavius Murray (5.2K) (if Dalvin Cook doesn’t play)


Wide Receivers


Julio Jones (8.7K) – Aren’t we about due for one of those monster Julio games? At home? Check. Against a defense susceptible to the pass? Check.  Against a team also capable of scoring? Check.  I;m usually very low on Julio due to his inability to get into the box.  I’m not concerned this week.

Allen Robinson (6.5k)– Has been the favorite weapon of Trubisky early this year.  Has big play ability, and should maintain a safe floor.

Geronimo Allison (5.0K) – More of a GPP play. However, he has overtaken Randall Cobb as the 2nd receiver in the GB offense.

TY Hilton (7.5K) – The Eagles are susceptible to the deep pass.  He continues to see downfield targets from Andrew Luck (and why wouldn’t he).

Also Consider: Keelan Cole (6.4K), Michael Thomas (9.0K), Emmanuel Sanders (6.9K), Marquise Goodwin (5.8K), Will Fuller (7.2K)


Tight Ends

George Kittle (5.8K) – Going back to the well.  He is under-priced (in my opinion, of course) and should see targets.

 Austin Hooper (5.2K) – In a high scoring matchup he can see a good number of targets. He is sure handed and the Falcons have some sort of aversion to throwing to Julio in the red zone, so why not Austin Hooper?

Zach Ertz (7.0K)– Carson Wentz returns.  His safety blanket will allow him to get the ball out early and avoid hits.  Look for him to be heavily targeted (as well as Nelson Agholor at low target depths).

Also Consider: Evan Engram(5.8K), Jordan Reed (6.0K), Eric Ebron (5.5K) (if Jack Doyle is out)



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Dallas (3.4K)– They destroyed the Giants offensive line last week. Seattle’s isn’t much better. It looks like Doug Baldwin won’t be available this week either.  And they are cheap.

Denver (4.4K)– The Ravens offensive line has struggled, that’s not a good thing with the ends Denver is bringing to town.  They thrive on creating disruption and pressure.

Also Consider: Miami (3.7K), Chicago (4.3K) , Minnesota (4.9K)

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