Another NFL week has arrived, and we have some solid matchups on this 13 game SuperDraft DFS slate. Who will utilize their multiplier the most and who will end up being a dud? We will dive in and find the best plays at each position.
Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams (1.25x score multiplier)
I don’t mind either quarterback in this game, but Stafford has the higher multiplier and has been having a strong season so far. Through the first three weeks, he has put up 26.34, 18.22 and 31.52 fantasy points. Now, Arizona is only allowing an average of 202 passing yards per game but this game will most likely become a shootout between two good quarterbacks as oddsmakers have this game sitting at a 54.5 point total.
Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers (1.6x)
Panthers/Cowboys is another game with a high point total, currently sitting at 52. This is mainly playing into the script of Carolina having the throw to keep up with Dallas or catch up after a slow start. The Cowboys defense is allowing an average of 331.7 passing yards per game, which makes this play even better.
Top running backs
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (1x)
A.J. Brown and Julio Jones have already been ruled out for the Sunday matchup. That makes Derrick Henry that much more favorable. Obviously, he will hold a lot of ownership, but it’s good chalk to eat. Henry is averaging 117 yards rushing with three rushing touchdowns on the season. If both receivers are out, you can expect Henry to be used in the passing game heavily also.
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (1.4x)
Barkley is in the prime spot of being utilized very heavily. The Giants are in a similar situation to the Titans with their wide receivers banged up. Barkley was used pretty well in Week 3 and put up another solid usage rate of 86%. Every week has been an improvement for the running back and he somehow has a better multiplier this week in a better scripted gameplan.
Top wide receivers
DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers (1.4x)
For me, it comes down to stacking either Moore or Terrace Marshall with Sam Darnold, and I don’t think either will be a bad play. Using the FTN Daily WR/CB matchup tool, the lean goes to Moore. As mentioned in the Sam Darnold breakdown, Dallas gives up 331.7 passing yards per game, and the Panthers are likely to have to score to keep up with the Dallas offense.
Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team (1.35x)
I feel like this a high multiplier for McLaurin, who gets to face a poor Atlanta Falcons defense. While the Falcons aren’t giving up major yards through the air, they give up the 11th-most points to the wide receiver position and McLaurin has a high target rate, which equals a matchup made in heaven.
Top tight ends
Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons (1.6x)
I’ll run it back every week with Pitts just with the upside that he offers. He had a poor performance versus the New York Giants with just 4.5 fantasy points as he had 35 receiving yards off 2 receptions. We thought he would continue to climb after his Week 2 performance versus the Buccaneers, but that hasn’t happened yet. He has a good matchup versus Washington. Pitts has a 64% catch-rate while having a 7.1% drop rate currently but has yet to hit the big Sunday.
Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers (1.5x)
Tonyan gets a good matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though there’s a chance that it turns into the Davante Adams Show. The Steelers do give up close to 12 fantasy points per game to tight ends, and if Tonyan can snag a touchdown, the 1.5x multiplier will help pay off and with little ownership. He has had just one good week — Week 2 against the Detroit Lions, where he recorded one touchdown with 52 reception yards.
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