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Fantasy Football Picks: Week 3

Fantasy football and reality football have been incredibly cruel to me over the past two weeks. I've gone 1-1 in both of my season long leagues and have only been in the money for 2 contests out of the 10 that I've joined on Draft Kings. I hope it's gone much better for you all. Either way, I still look forward to every weekend for football Sunday. So let's get right to these picks for week 3.

Russell Wilson:

Those who know me, know that I hate Russell Wilson. I just don't like the way he plays the quarterback position. Don't get me wrong, he's a great guy to have in Pete Carroll's system, but I think he wouldn't put up the same numbers in another system. He hasn't been playing well as of late, but I think he'll have a bounce back game against the horrid Chicago Bears defense. Wilson should be tearing up their D on the ground and through the air. Start him with confidence.

Draft Kings price: $7,000

A.J. Green:

He's had a mediocre start to the season. Putting up decent points, but not enough to merit his 2nd round ADP. However, Green is still the number 1 target on his team and he's going up against a Baltimore Ravens defense that just got torched by the Raiders. In daily fantasy sports, it's all about "what have you done for me lately?", so I will say that he will put up some solid points this weekend. Let's stay over 100 yards, 7 receptions, and a score.

Draft Kings price: $7,200

Brandon Marshall:

He's old. He's slow. He gets the job done. Actually, better than that. He's kicking major ass right now. Eric Decker hurt his knee against the Colts last week, which means an increase in trust and targets for Mr. Marshall. He's going up against Philadelphia, which means one of two things: 1) Fitzpatrick scores a couple of touchdowns and hopefully one of them goes to Brandon Marshall or 2) Philly actually plays like how a Chip Kelly offense plays and Fitzpatrick is forced to throw all game long, hopefully to his most trusted target. Get him on your team.

Draft Kings price: $6,200

Amari Cooper:

The Oakland Raiders now have viable options for fantasy football. Amari Cooper is leading those options and he showed his skills off against the Ravens last week. I think he's someone you should target season long, for the right price, and in your DFS lineups this week. They play against the Browns, who have been pretty good defensively, but Joe Haden has been getting torched this year. I'd start Cooper as my WR2/3 and expect low end WR1 production.

Draft Kings price: $6,200

Jamaal Charles:

Maybe the best running back in the league right now, Jamaal Charles should have had an amazing week in week 2, however his fumbles dropped his score and might have been the downfall for many teams. He's got a Monday night matchup against the Green Bay Packers. I don't think the Chiefs will win this win, but I do think that Charles will see plenty of looks as Alex Smith continues being the king of dump offs. Plus, it helps that the Packers rushing defense is so great. Matt Forte went off on them in week 1 and Charles is far more explosive than Forte, so expect some big plays, hopefully one for a touchdown.

Draft Kings price: $7,200

Bonus Pick - Dion Lewis:

He's been tearing it up for the Patriots these past couple of weeks. With everyone focused on Edelman and Gronk, although they're not doing much about those two, Brady is able to make opportunities for the versatile Dion Lewis. He's a solid pick up for season long teams as a flex option. Lewis has RB2 upside, but I would keep a short leash on him as we all know how Belichick is with his running backs.

Draft Kings price: $4,200

That does it for this week. Again, let me know how off I am on Instagram or Twitter. Good luck to everyone. I hope you put up plenty of points on your opponents as long as it's not me. Have a good one.

Hauk Vagner