Welcome to Week 3 of the NFL season and the next edition DFS RB Coach! It’s great to have football back. I had some nice calls last week on Tony Pollard (19.9 points) and James Cook (19.9), plus a fantastic pick on Zack Moss (20.7), which was the top value play. We missed big on Dameon Pierce (5.5), but didn’t fall for traps in Justice Hill (8.3) and Joshua Kelley (3.9). Enough about last week though, let’s look to keep that momentum going into Week 3. It’s time to start putting those DraftKings and FanDuel lineups together and hit the big paydays! The Los Angeles Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings game has the highest total on the slate, so be sure to keep that in mind. Let’s dive into my favorite RB plays!
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NFL DFS RB Top Play
Pollard was my top spend up option last week and we are sticking with him again this week. As seen in the picture below, Pollard has been great thus far, averaging over 20 dk points per game through the first two games. He now gets his best matchup to date, going up a weak Cardinals defense and overall bad team. Pollard should be viewed as the second best back in the league in this current moment, only behind CMC (and he’s not even on the slate this week). I wouldn’t be surprised to see Pollard have another 20+ point outing in this one.
NFL DFS RB Mid-Tier Plays
Walker almost landed a spot in the RB Coach for me last week and, in hindsight, I wish he was included over Pierce, but I digress. Walker had a nice game, scoring 18.4 points backed by two rushing touchdowns. He is the guy in Seattle and will continue to dominate the touches. He gets a great matchup against the Panthers this week, who look like one of the worst teams in the league this season. Walker will likely get around 20 touches and I expect him to find the end zone again in this one. I like him to have another good game.
Mostert had a monster game in Week 2 (as you can see in the below image), rushing for 121 yards, two touchdowns, and finishing with 28.7 dk points. That comes after a strong showing in Week 1 when he scored 13 points. Mostert is the guy for Miami, especially after Jeff Wilson’s injury before the year started. The Dolphins offense is explosive and scores a lot of points, which is great for Mostert. And most of the focus is on Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, which creates a lot of running room for Mostert. This is a good matchup against the Broncos, who just got absolutely torched by Brian Robinson last week.
NFL DFS RB Value Plays
I loved Moss to take over the Colts backfield and I loved him at his price last week. We are going to go right back to the well with Moss again this week after his 20.7 point performance in Week 2. He was the ONLY running back to see the field for the Colts this week; playing 56 of 57 possible snaps (they had one snap with zero running backs on the field). He had 18 carries, but he also had four receptions and I love that work in the passing game. I don’t overly love this matchup with the Raves, but at this price and the amount of volume he could see, I think he’s worth playing.
I didn’t include Kelley here last week even though he was the talk of the world, but I didn’t like the matchup. Did I expect THAT bad of a game, no, but I wasn’t expecting much. That changes this week though as I really like this matchup against the Vikings. Minnesota is constantly involved in shootouts and this game is the highest total on the board this week in Vegas. I expect a nice bounce back from Kelley and the Chargers offense as a whole this week. His price also doesn’t hurt as he remains very cheap as we head into Week 3.
NFL DFS RB Fades
Conner is coming off a good game in which he scored 19.6 points and he’s been solid on the year thus far, but I don’t like him in this spot at all. Dallas’ defense has looked ferocious through two games and completely shutdown Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook last week (albeit they only had four carries each). Dallas should also handily win this game and force Joshua Dobbs to beat them, so I just don’t see Conner getting much room to rumble at all.