Fantasy Football Round Up: Week 3
Week 3 in the NFL delivered some action-packed play. We took the time to go through all the games this past week and pull out the fantasy content you need to dominate the waiver wire and your league in Week 4.
Dolphins 31 - Jaguars 13
TNF was the first time the national stage got a chance to see Gardner Minshew III for the Jaguars. The Jags' offense mostly sputtered without DJ Chark Jr playing. James Robinson was the lone bright spot, scoring both of Jacksonville's TDs on the night. Ryan Fitzpatrick had the Dolphins offense humming, completing 90% of his passes for 160 yards and 2 TDs. The Dolphins got out to an early lead and fed Myles Gaskin the ball. He had 22 carries for 66 yards and has a stranglehold on the Dolphins backfield job.
49ers 36 - Giants 9
The injury bug bit the 49ers again this week against the Giants, but it didn't slow them down on the scoreboard. Nick Mullens, starting for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo, threw for 346 yards, while Jerick McKinnon and Jeffrey Wilson each had rushing TDs for the 49ers. Daniel Jones struggled against a depleted 49ers defense, throwing for 179 yards and an INT. Devonta Freeman made his Giants debut, but only had 10 yards rushing on 5 carries.
Nick Mullens going back to fix the pylon is so pure 😂 @NickMullens @49ers https://t.co/pXg85vDIJg— The Checkdown (@The Checkdown) 1600630132.0
Washington 20 - Browns 34
Cleveland ran the ball 35 times in their victory this week over Washington with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Chubb had 108 yards and 2 TDs while Hunt tacked on another 46 yards with a TD reception from Baker Mayfield. Mayfield managed Cleveland's offense well, going 16/23 for 156 yards. Dwayne Haskins struggled against the Browns' defense, throwing 3 INTs to go along with 2 TDs through the air. Antonio Gibson had a rushing TD for Washington while Dontrelle Inman secured both TDs threw the air from Haskins.
Bengals 23 - Eagles 23
Stop me if you've heard this before: The Eagles and Bengals tied this week in what was probably the ugliest game of the week. Carson Wentz threw for 225 yards and 2 INTs while the calls for Jalen Hurts to replace him have grown from a whisper to more of a murmur. Miles Sanders had 95 yards on 18 carries, while Greg Ward Jr led the eagles receivers with 92 yards and a TD. Joe Burrow threw 41 times this week, completing 31 of those passes for 312 yards. He threw 2 TDs as well, both going to rookie Tee Higgins. Joe Mixon was unspectacular on the ground, gaining 49 yards on 17 carries.
I can’t speak for any @Eagles players. But you have to go for that 4th and 12. I can’t live with accepting the tie. Frank Reich 2018.— Dan Orlovsky (@Dan Orlovsky) 1601239891.0
Raiders 20 - Patriots 36
The Patriots bounced back after a tough loss to Seattle in Week 2 with a convincing win over the Raiders at home this week. Cam Newton took a backseat this week on offense to Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead. Michel had 140 all purpose yards this week while Burkhead had 3 total TDs. Newton threw for 162 yards with a TD and an INT. The Raiders offense struggled against the Patriots defense. Josh Jacobs had 71 yards on 16 carries, while Hunter Renfrow secured one of the 2 Derek Carr TD passes of the day.
Bears 30 - Falcons 26
Chicago, somewhat predictably given Atlanta's track record. stormed back to beat the Falcons in the third quarter to drop Atlanta to 0-3 on the year. The Bears made the switch to Nick Foles in the 3rd quarter and promptly scored 3 TDs to secure the win. Foles looks to be the starter from here on, while Mitchel Trubisky's career in Chicago is most likely over. Atlanta was down Julio Jones this week, leaving Calvin Ridley as the top WR, securing 5 catches for 110 yards. Russell Gage stepped in to the #2 role this week, but he left the game early with an injury. Matt Ryan had 238 yards and threw a game sealing INT to secure the Bears win.
Rams 32 - Bills 35
What a wild game in Buffalo this week. Josh Allen led the Bills to a 28-3 lead midway through the 3rd quarter on 4 total TDs. The Rams then scored 29 unanswered points to take a 32-28 lead. With 15 second left on the clock, Allen hit Tyler Kroft for his second TD of the day to seal the win for the Bills. Allen had 311 yards passing and 5 total TDs this week, cementing himself as a must start QB as the season goes on. Devin Singletary had over 120 all purpose yards while Cole Beasley had 100 yards on 8 catches for the Bills. The Rams' Darrell Henderson had 114 yards and a TD on the round while Cooper Kupp had over 100 yards and a TD through the air.
Texans 21 - Steelers 28
Pittsburgh squeaked out a victory this week against the Texans, dropping them to 0-3 while the Steelers remain unbeaten. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 200+ yards with 2 TDs, while James Conner had over 100 yards again on the ground this week with a TD. Deshaun Watson had 2 TDs and 264 yards through the air with a TD and an INT. David Johnson couldn't find much room to run, but did snag a rushing TD to save his fantasy day. Diontae Johnson left the game for the Steelers with a concussion and his status is in doubt for Week 4.
Titans 31 - Vikings 30
Tennessee snuck by the Vikings this week, but the real story to come out of this game was the emergence of Justin Jefferson in the Vikings offense. Jefferson had 175 yards and a TD this week on 7 catches. Adam Thielen had 3 catches for 29 yards and a TD, while Kirk Cousins bounced back slightly this week with 251 yards while also throwing two more INTs. Derrick Henry finally broke out this week with 2 TDs on the ground to go along with 119 yards. Ryan Tannehill had over 300 yards passing with an INT.
Justin Jefferson breakout party 🚀 7 catches 🚀 175 yards 🚀 1 TD https://t.co/RlfETiZZ5Q— PFF (@PFF) 1601237741.0
Panthers 21 - Chargers 16
Carolina got in the win column this week against the Chargers on a solid showing from fill in RB Mike Davis. Davis had 91 all purpose yards and a TD this week to push the Panthers past a sputtering Chargers offense. Justin Herbert had another 300 yard passing performance, throwing a TD to to Keenan Allen. Allen had 132 yards on 13 catches while Austin Ekeler had 84 yards through the air as well. Ekeler also had 59 yards and a TD on the ground.
Colts 36 - Jets 7
The Colts cruised to a win over the Jets with 217 yards passing from Philip Rivers. Jonathan Taylor had 59 yards on the ground with a rushing TD, but didn't see much action in the 4th quarter after the game was out of reach for the Jets. Sam Darnold threw 3 INTs while Frank Gore had 57 yards on 15 carries for the Jets. TY Hilton had his best receiving day of the year, gaining 52 yards on 3 catches.
Seahawks 38 - Cowboys 31
Seattle and Dallas battled it out in a high scoring affair this week. The #LetRussCook movement is in full force in Seattle. Wilson threw for 5 TDs this week and could've had 6 if DK Metcalf hadn't started showboating before he reached the end zone. Chris Carson had a minor injury scare late in the game but was diagnosed with a mild knee sprain and shouldn't miss much time. Dak Prescott threw for 450+ yards this week with 3 TDs. He also served up 2 INTs to an opportunistic Seattle defense. Ezekiel Elliot ran for 34 yards and a TD as well.
LET. RUSS. COOK. 5 TD passes for Russell Wilson in the Seahawks' win over the Cowboys. https://t.co/TeQo1uyH5j— ESPN (@ESPN) 1601251124.0
Lions 26 - Cardinals 23
Detroit squeaked out a win this week against the Cardinals behind 270 yards passing from Matthew Stafford. The Lions DeAndre Swift only had 4 snaps in the backfield this week, which is worth watching the next few weeks. Adrian Peterson had 75 yards on 22 carries as he dominated Detroit's RB snaps. Kenny Golladay returned from a hamstring strain, gaining 65 yards on 4 catches along with 1 TD. Kyler Murray was dynamic again this week, throwing for 273 yards and 2 TDs while adding a rushing TD. He also threw 3 INTs. DeAndre Hopkins had 137 yards on 10 catches and continues to be an elite WR1 in that offense.
Buccaneers 28 - Broncos 10
Tampa Bay comfortably beat an ailing Broncos team this week behind Tom Brady's 3 TDs and 297 yards through the air. The Tampa backfield conundrum continues this week as Ronald Jones had more snaps than Leonard Fournette. Jones also had a TD on the ground. Mike Evans had 2 catches for 2 yards and 2 TDs. Yes, you read that correctly! Denver struggled on offense with backup Jeff Driskel. Jerry Jeudy was the leading receiver with 55 yards.
Packers 37 - Saints 30
Sunday night's game between the Packers and the Saints did not disappoint offensively. Allan Lazard had 146 yards and a TD while Aaron Rodgers continues to show why he's elite, throwing for 283 yards and 3 TDs. The Saints looked better offensively this week, but their defense couldn't stop the Packers. Drew Brees had 288 yards and 3 TDs while Alvin Kamara had 58 yards rushing and 139 yards receiving to go along with 2 TDs.
Chiefs 34 - Ravens 20
Baltimore's offense abandoned its run mentality early against the Chiefs and were never able to play catch up after half time. Lamar Jackson looked out of sorts this week, throwing for only 97 yards while rushing for 83 yards. JK Dobbins led the Ravens backfield in snaps this week while each back's usage continues to fluctuate on a weekly basis. Patrick Mahomes was elite, throwing for 385 yards and 4 TDs while adding another TD on the ground against one of the leagues best defenses. Travis Kelce lead all Chiefs receivers with 87 yards.
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As you can see, Goff is averaging 46 more yards per game at home in 2022 entering Week 16. Vegas may try to trick you when Goff is on the road after coming off a massive home game but by using our tool, you won’t be fooled.
Goff has a 5-3 O-U record on his passing yard props at Ford Field this season. While his average line at home on DraftKings is 247 yards, his average result is 277.1 passing yards. Prior to throwing for 250+ yards against the Jets at the Meadowlands in Week 15, he was 2-3 on his passing yards props on the road. His average line on DraftKings on the road was only 10 yards fewer heading into Week 15 yet he averaged a full 50 fewer yards per game (227). This shows a clear pattern that he is much more successful at hitting the over and much more efficient when playing in front of his home crowd. There are countless examples of patterns you can spot using this brand-new prop tool that are even more eye-popping than Goff’s numbers.
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France vs Argentina World Cup Final Betting Preview: Can Lionel Messi Capture That Elusive World Cup Title?
Picking up where they left off in 2018, the French National Team led by 23-year-old Kylian Mbappe have found their way back into the finals as they look to be the first back-to-back World Cup Champions since Brazil’s dominant runs in 1958 and 1962. Standing between that incredible feat for the defending champions is Argentina, who currently have their superstar, Lionel Messi, in top form. Messi is finding ways to create passes no one can see and he’s done it multiple times, assisting three goals (tied for the most) throughout the tournament. The legend is also scoring goals of his own and is tied with Kylian Mbappe (5 goals) for Golden Boot honors in this year’s World Cup. Regardless, soccer fans around the world are in for a treat on Sunday at 10:00 AM EST as two of the best players in the world face each other for their country’s World Cup glory.
After winning Group D, France defeated Poland in the Round of 16, England in the quarterfinals, and a strong Morocco team in the semis to advance to the Final. On the other side of the bracket, Argentina won Group C and dispatched Australia in the Round of 16. Messi and the Argentinians were then tested in the quarterfinals, needing a penalty shootout to defeat the Netherlands after blowing a late two-goal lead. Finally, Argentina played perhaps their best match of the tournament against Croatia in the semi-finals, winning 3-0. Now the stage is set for a blockbuster finale between two powerhouses featuring some of the top players in the world.
Note (from FanDuel Sportsbook): No team will play at home during Qatar's World Cup. For betting purposes, FanDuel explains that: “Home Team refers to the team listed first, Away Team refers to the second team listed.”
Argentina (-104) vs. France (-112)
Argentina Keys To Victory
Lionel Messi has played incredibly for Argentina throughout this World Cup. He is leaving opposing defenders in the dust, taking on multiple players at once, dragging them away from his teammates, which is opening up the field for his fellow goal scorers. Every time Messi has the ball at his feet, there seems to be more than one threat. Messi is playing just as well as he always has in 2022. He’s served his team as a playmaker and as a goal-scorer in Qatar. He’s also had some help from Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez who’s scored a handful of goals in this World Cup (including two in Argentina’s decisive victory over Croatia). If Alvarez and Messi are able to link up while on the attack, the depleted French defense and midfield could be in for some trouble.
France Keys To Victory
One of the biggest headlines heading into this World Cup Final is the return of French striker Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid star and winner of this year’s Ballon D’Or hurt his hamstring in one of France’s first practices soon after arriving in Qatar. He flew back to Madrid where he immediately completed his recovery work which was set at three weeks from the time of injury. Right now, Benzema is flying back to Doha and could be starting for France in the final. At the moment, France’s HC Didier Deschamps has declined to comment on whether or not he will be including KB9 in the starting lineup. France’s ball movement has been excellent throughout the tournament, but their key to victory against Argentina will be efficient defense. Over the last few games, France’s defense seems to have slowed down. Not only will they need to stop Messi, but they will need to turn defensive stops into counterattacks. Mbappe and Olivier Giroud (four goals thus far in the tournament) will need to be electric on offense and test the Argentinian keeper. Antoine Griezmann may be an x-factor for France as he has three assists in this World Cup and was inches away from scoring against Morocco.
It’s only fitting that Lionel Messi will finally hoist the World Cup trophy in his last World Cup match. Expect him to score a goal and lead his team to victory in a tightly contested battle.
The Pick: Argentina (-104)
World Cup Final Best Prop Bets
Kylian Mbappe: To Score Or Give Assist (+100)
Mbappé has been relatively quiet over France’s last few games. Still, he is the main wing on France’s team who is capable of breaking down defenses through his skillful technique and ridiculous speed. He currently is tied with Messi for the most goals in the 2022 World Cup. If he isn’t able to score in this game, then expect him to at least make an assist. For France to win this one, the 23-year-old will need to have a big game.
Lionel Messi: Anytime Goalscorer (+190)
Messi has stepped up his performance big time this World Cup. If you have watched Argentina play in this tournament, you know how crucial of a role Messi has played in the team’s success. He is tied for the most goals in the tournament with Mbappe and has a great chance of putting the ball in the net at some point during Sunday’s big match. This is a particularly great prop to target since Messi takes all of Argentina’s penalty shots and has converted four-of-five throughout the tournament.
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Here’s Why December Is The Best Month To Join FanDuel
Calling every sports fan across the globe! The best month for all things sports is here: December. NFL and CFB are getting into the thick of things — I mean, we are finally not seeing Alabama and Clemson in the CFP, not to mention both the NBA and NHL are underway and college basketball just tipped off!
Despite all of these different sporting events going on, the World’s biggest Sporting event is down to the Semifinals, the World Cup.
Although Soccer is the World's most popular sport, it still struggles to gain support in the US. However, every 4 years Soccer takes the country by storm and this year, and these last few games are going to be amazing.
Let us introduce you to your new go-to app, FanDuel Sportsbook. It’s the place to be for not only the usual sports, but for this year's World Cup!
FanDuel Sportsbook is providing a multitude of features with a few market differentiators.
- World Cup Winner
- Who will win the Golden Boot (the award for the top goal scorer of the World Cup)
- Highest scoring Group
- And more
- Popular Markets - outside of the normal Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under lines, FanDuel will also be offering:
- Anytime Goal Scorer
- First Goal Scorer
- Shots on Goal
- Correct Score
- Number of Corner Kicks
- Half-Time Result
- Tournament Goal Scorer Parlay Builder - build your own tournament-long Goal Scorer parlays with your favorite players from every team.
- Daily Specials:
- Highest scoring team of the day
- Total daily goals
- Player specials
- And More!
- Live Parlays
Out of all the betting apps we’ve used, signing up for FanDuel Sportsbook is also the easiest. Simply download the app and create an account by providing an email, credit card, and SS# — that’s to protect your winnings and ensure you're not a sporting professional.
FanDuel is undoubtedly the best site/app to parlay across multiple sports. It’s designed for bettors at any stage. The clear interface is ideal for beginners and you can make a bet in just a few clicks! It’s complete with a number of betting guides that explain the rules and resources to safely bet.
One of the best parts is that once the game ends, you can cash out your winnings right away. No minimum, no wait.
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Their app has everything you need — from tutorials to real-time game scores. Get amped for the World Cup with FanDuel Sportsbook. Enhance your Sportsember by downloading the FanDuel Sportsbook app today!