Did you happen to miss out on the DFS action on DraftKings for the Sunday slate in Week 3? Fear not! You still have some time to enter a fantasy football roster with these picks for Monday Night Football before Week 3 of NFL action comes to an end.
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Top MNF DFS Picks on DraftKings for Week 3
Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles ($8,000)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts hasn’t been quite as sharp through the air to start the 2023 season as many fantasy managers had hoped, but his matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football could help get this passing game moving in the right direction.
The Bucs’ defense is notoriously stout against opposing rushing attacks and has only given up an average of 54 yards per game on the ground through the first two weeks.
We saw the Minnesota Vikings throw for 344 yards and two scores in the season opener against the Tampa Bay defense.
Look for Hurts to connect with his talented group of pass catchers — namely A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert — throughout this contest.
A.J. Brown, WR, Philadelphia Eagles ($7,400)
Speaking of the talented wide receiver, Brown is coming off his second least productive game in an Eagles jersey in Week 2.
Admittedly, his stat line of four receptions for 29 receiving yards could’ve drastically improved if a touchdown reception wasn’t called back due to a holding penalty in the second half of the team’s win against the Vikings in Week 2.
This bodes well for the Eagles to make him a focal point in the passing game against a secondary who has given up 100-yard receiving performances to Justin Jefferson and D.J. Moore in both weeks to start the season.
Kyren Williams, RB, Los Angeles Rams ($5,700)
The fact that Kyren Williams is the fourth-most expensive running back available on the Monday Night Football slate shows that even oddsmakers are still skeptical of his hot start to the 2023 season.
However, that doesn’t mean that you need to be skeptical.
Williams has seen a minimum of 14 carries in both weeks and saw 10 targets in the passing game last week against the San Francisco 49ers.
Oh, did I mention he led the NFL in touchdowns from scrimmage through the first two games of the season?
Williams feels like he should be a lock in your fantasy lineup for this MNF slate.
Cade Otton, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($3,000)
While I’m not exactly high on the Bucs’ passing game heading into their showdown against the Eagles, Philadelphia’s defense has certainly had some issues slowing down opposing tight ends to start the 2023 campaign.
Week 1: Hunter Henry — Five receptions for 56 yards and a TD
Week 2: T.J. Hockenson — Seven receptions for 66 yards and two TDs
Cade Otton tied a career high with six receptions in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears and has played nearly every snap the Bucs’ offense has been on the field in the first two weeks.
If you’re looking for a cheap option to roll with at the tight end position, Otton is your guy.
Puka Nacua, WR, Los Angeles Rams ($6,400)
What is there to be said that hasn’t already surrounding the historic start to the career of Puka Nacua?
Nacua led the NFL in targets and receptions through the first two weeks of the season and enters this Week 3 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals as the leading man in a pass-heavy offense that still doesn’t have Cooper Kupp in the lineup.
— Tanner Phifer (@TannerPhiferNFL) September 17, 2023
The fact that Nacua is only the fourth-most expensive wide receiver on the slate feels criminal.
Don’t overthink this one. Make sure Nacua is in your lineup.
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