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Hunter Renfrow – WR – Raiders ($3,700)
The needle is slowly pointing upward on rookie receiver Hunter Renfrow. The fifth-round pick in this past NFL Draft is quickly developing into Derek Carr’s ($4,900) top dump-off option in the slot.
In the loss to Kansas City, he led Oakland in targets (8), catching four, which is pretty impressive for the WR’s second pro start. I always say “opportunity equals results” in fantasy football, and Renfrow is definitely getting opportunities even if the yardage totals don’t stand out just yet.
The Raiders battle a Minnesota secondary that’s allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to WRs. The Vikings will need to focus the majority of their attention on Tyrell Williams ($5,600) and seam-splitting TE Darren Waller ($4,100), which should allow some room underneath for Renfrow to operate. His chemistry with Carr is growing fast and this could be a bigger than expected matchup for the 5’10” Clemson alum.
Matt Ryan – QB – Falcons ($5,700)
Yes, you’re reading this right — Matt Ryan is a sleeper entering Week 3. His DraftKings salary is below six available starting QBs that he had more fantasy points than last weekend.
“Matty Ice” is averaging 312-passing yards and 24.33 DKFP over two games — I’d pay a $5,700 salary (a $400 drop from last game) for that any day! I know the five interceptions in 2019 aren’t pretty, however, this is an upper-echelon veteran destined to work out those kinks right?
Ryan squares off against a middle of the road Colts defense on Sunday. Averaging under nine INTs over the past three seasons, this turnover pattern should be an early blip rather than the norm. Look for No. 2 to quietly deliver you another 20-plus fantasy point afternoon.
Jason Witten – TE – Cowboys ($3,700)
Out of the broadcast booth and back on the football field, Jason Witten has delivered efficient low double-digit DKFP results over the first two weeks of the season. In a position group that is thin and inconsistent, the veteran TE provides a nice reliable choice at a reasonable roster price.
The extra benefit of slotting in Witten for Sunday is that Dallas takes on the historically awful Miami Dolphins! There will no doubt be plenty of scoring chances to go around for the Cowboys offense in this stats padding matchup.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DST ($2,900)
There may not be too many times to lock in the Buccaneers DST in 2019, but versus the Giants is certainly one of them. The Eli Manning era is over in New York and in marches first-round QB Daniel Jones ($5,000).
Jones looked fine in the preseason, which of course doesn’t mean much, and is saddled with an injury-plagued receiving corps. Tampa Bay’s DST output has been sneaky good with 12.0 and 9.0 DKFP showings so far.
If defensive coordinator Todd Bowles can throw some exotic looks to confuse the rookie signal-caller and keep Saquon Barkley ($9,100) rushing in-between the tackles, the Bucs could be the best value defense on the DraftKings Sunday slate.
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