DFS MNF Showdown Picks Week 3


The NFL has another double-header scheduled for Monday Night Football this week. I tried out the YouTube TV Double-Screen last week and it was awesome. If you still have cable, there is no better time to switch to YouTube TV then now. You can use my code to get a discount (Join YouTube TV). OK, now onto the games…

The (2-0) Eagles take on the (2-0) Buccaneers at 7:15 p.m. ET on ABC. The second game features the (1-1) Rams vs. the (0-2) Bengals. So, what is more surprising? The Bucs being 2-0 or the Bengals being 0-2? These are two interesting games and they should provide for some fun Showdown Slates.

Here are my picks for the Monday Night Football Showdown slate…



Most of the top players in this Showdown Slate will come from the Eagles side of the ball. JALEN HURTS is the obvious play at the Captain Position for Cash Contests, but I will pivot to other players in Tournament Contests… A.J. BROWN was not happy with his lack of targets after last week’s game. I will go with the “squeaky wheel gets the grease” theory and play Brown from the Captain Position in some Tournament Contests… DEVANTE SMITH is off to a hot start this year and it would be a good idea to play him in all types of lineups Monday Night…. D’ANDRE SWIFT went off last week and he won me a lot of money from the Captain Position. So, what will he do with KENNETH GAINWELL back in the lineup? I think both RBs are in play as Flex Position players…. DALLAS GOEDERT scored zero points in Week 1 and the he had seven targets last week. It is hard to trust Goedert, but you have to use him in some of your lineups… JAKE ELLIOTT is the No. 1 kicker in the NFL through two weeks. I like Elliott as a cheap option in both Cash and Tournament Contests…

Could BAKER MAYFIELD be this year’s Geno Smith? I think so. No one wanted Smith last year and then he went out and had a Pro Bowl season. Mayfield is on track to follow in Geno’s footsteps. I will play Mayfield in the Flex in both Cash and Tournament Contests…. MIKE EVANS is off to a hot start. He is averaging 25.4 DK Points per game. He should come back to Earth a bit this week, but he is still a good option in the Flex Position…. I expect Evans to be highly owned, so I will pivot to CHRIS GODWIN. He has a better match-up in the slot vs. the Eagles’ Defense…. CHASE MCGLAUGHLIN will be in play tonight. The Bucs should be able to move the ball, but they may have trouble scoring TDs. That means more FG attempts for McGlaughlin… My “punt play” for the Bucs is TRY PALMER. I watched every game he played at the University of Nebraska. He is a good young WR.




The Rams were a lot of fun to watch in 2021 and then they were a mess last year. Now, they are fun again. MATTHEW STAFFORD has passed for over 300 yards in both games this year. He is a safe play from the Captain Position in both Cash and Tournament Contests…. Is PUKA NACUA the best WR in this game? I know that sounds like a dumb question when Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are in the game, but Nacua’s stats this year are the best in the NFL. I will play Nacua in the Captain and Flex position in most of my contests… KYREN WILLIAMS not only took over the RB position for the Rams, he did enough to get Cam Akers shipped out of town. Williams is averaging 22.7 DK Points per game, so he is a good player for all contests…. Of course I will be playing a Puka + Tutu Stack on Monday Night Football. TUTU ATWELL has taken over the No. 2 WR position for the Rams from Van Jefferson. I will have a lot of shares of Tutu tonight… TYLER HIGBEE did not do much last week. He should bounce back Monday Night. The Bengals have given up the fourth-most DK Points to the TE Position this year…. BRETT MAHER is a good pick for Cash and Tournament Contests tonight.

This entire slate is being hijacked by JOE BURROW. The Bengals QB is very questionable to play. If Burrow plays, JA’MARR CHASE and TEE HIGGINS will have some value. If Burrow is out Monday night, I plan to fade all Bengals players. Burrow has been the worst QB in the NFL (from the QBs who have started two games this year). I am not sure he is even worth playing if he suites up. Aaron Donald has to be licking his chops for tonight’s game.




















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