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2017 NFL Fantasy Football: DFS ideal lineup for Week 3

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This is my perfect lineup for DFS in Week 3.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Alright, there are three Panthers on this week’s DFS lineup. Before you call me a full-fledged homer, hear me out. Carolina faces the worst defense in the league at home with injuries all over the board. If Cam and Co. can’t break out here, they can’t do it anywhere. Besides that, the savings at QB, RB and TE allow me to put both Le’Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery in my lineup on weeks that forecast a heavy workload of running down the game clock.

So, without further ado:

Quarterback

Cam Newton

Cam is my man this week. O-line play and a HC who knew literally everything about how to beat our team limited his potential last week but New Orleans is a different beast. High scores and lots of pass yards are the name of the game against Brees and the Saints.

Running Back

Ty Montgomery

Ty Montgomery is averaging over 20 ppg and faces off against the Bengals in week 3. With Cincinnati's inability to score a TD, the Packers should be on the ground protecting a big lead early. Ty could see heavy looks in the second half.

Running Back

Jonathan Stewart

J-Stew is proving that he’s not ready to sit down just yet and as the defacto go to back on the goal line, I’m keeping Stewart in my lineup. The cost to point ratio is too good.

Wide Receiver

Tyreek Hill

The caveat here is that the Chargers pull it out when you least expect them to but Tyreek Hill’s speed is something that can’t be overstated. He’s a monster more often than not and the Chiefs are on fire this season. I’m putting him in and hoping for the big play.

Wide Receiver

Emmanuel Sanders

I’m not convinced the Bills defense is AS good as advertised. They boast a high score against WRs but one of those teams was the New York Jets, the other was a low scoring defensive struggle against Carolina. Sanders can break free against Buffalo and get something going.

Wide Receiver

Mohamed Sanu

I know this is a risk because ATL has so many weapons. Literally any receiver in thi cost bracket is just as good. So if you’ve got a gut feeling go with it. ATL and DET are teams built around scoring and Sanu is my pick to receive some of that action this week.

Tight End

Ed Dickson

Olsen is out, Dickson is in. Once again New Orleans has no defense to speak of and no idea how Carolina plans to use the newly promoted TE. Games like this are where breakouts come from. With Olsen, Eifert, Gronk and Reed all nursing injuries, spend less, get more.

Flex RB/WR

Le'Veon Bell

If Chicago puts up a single a TD against the Steelers I’ll be surprised. Pittsburgh has one of the best running defenses in the league. Chicago has no receivers, an injured lead back in Jordan Howard an unproven (possible phenom) in Tarik Cohen and worst of all, Mike Glennon STILL at QB. Bell runs out the clock.

Defense/Special Teams

Steelers

See Above.