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Brandon Murchison September 20, 2016 2:02PM EDT
Quarterback

Dak Prescott vs. Chicago Bears

Dak Prescott has yet to throw out eye popping stats in his first two NFL starts, as he is still searching for his first touchdown pass. But that should change come Week 3, in a home start against the Bears. Prescott has looked poised through two games, as he continues to increase his numbers in completions and yardage. The Cowboys are slowly beginning to open up the playbook as he grows, and results are showing on the field. With a very soft Bears secondary playing on the road, Prescott should find plenty of holes in which he can hit open receivers. Sure, the emphasis will be a balanced attack with Elliott and the running game, but this will only help to open up the deep ball for Dez Bryant. I expect these two to finally hook up for a touchdown in Week 3. Prescott could finish this game again closing in on a 300 yard game, while tossing two TDs. Also, don’t count him out to sneak a rushing score in as well. All in all a very solid effort for a cheap option in both season-long and DFS.

Running Back

Tevin Coleman could steal touches from Devonta Freeman is Week 3. Photo Credit: Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire

Tevin Coleman could steal touches from Devonta Freeman is Week 3. Photo Credit: Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire

Tevin Coleman @ New Orleans Saints

Could we finally be on the verge of the emergence of Tevin Coleman? The running back that many touted to be the man in 2015 before injuries paved the way for the Devonta Freeman coming out party. All offseason long we continued to hear the coaching staff gush about his potential, and it appears as though they are adamant about getting him involved. He continues to run even in snap count with Freeman, and looks to be the better all-around running back. In fact, Freeman did not even record a target in the passing game in Week 2, whereas Coleman caught both of his and recorded a rushing TD. Week 3 will have the Falcons on the road yet again, this time down in New Orleans against the weak Saints defense. As is the case with any NFC South contest, this game should prove to be a back and forth affair. Expect the Falcons to employ a ball control offense to keep the Saints offense off the field, which means this could be the week in which Coleman outplays Freeman in snap count. If this is the case, Coleman could be in for a solid afternoon. There could be a good chance that he scores on both the ground and through the air. Coleman is worth a Flex play in Week 3, and is a sneaky play in DFS.

Wide Receiver

DeVante Parker vs. Cleveland Browns

The highly talented Parker made his season debut in Week 2, and saw 13 targets for eight catches with 106 yards. In fact, Parker was tied with Jarvis Landry for the team lead in targets in the game. This speaks to just how much the Dolphins are looking to get this playmaker involved in the game plan. Coming to town are the Cleveland Browns, who have shown through two weeks that they will give up big plays in the passing game. Both Jordan Matthews and Mike Wallace took advantage of this secondary for big days in Fantasy. This week Parker will look to do the same as he continues to get up to game speed after being hobbled during all of training camp. The injury to Arian Foster will put more of an emphasis on Tannehill and the receivers to move the ball, meaning another steady number of targets for Parker. Look for Parker to break off a long score this week, while again going over 100 yards. He should be looked at as a strong WR3/Flex play in Week 3, and a guy that you won’t have to pay up for in DFS.

Tight End

Dennis Pitta @ Jacksonville Jaguars

If you were asked who would be the top targeted tight end going into Week 2, chances are Dennis Pitta would have been nowhere near the top of your list. He was targeted a league high 12 times at the position, while hauling in nine catches for 102 yards. Pitta looks to be fully healthy and heavily involved in this passing game. Week 3 takes the Ravens down to Jacksonville in what could be a back and forth affair on Sunday. Chances are the Ravens will again struggle to move the ball on the ground, leaving it up to Flacco and the receivers to put points on the board. Look for Pitta to again be targeted quite a bit in this one. I don’t see him going over 100 yards again this week, but 80 yards and a TD is certainly doable. If you are a Gronk owner, or someone that is streaming at the tight end position, plug Pitta into your lineup this week and enjoy the points.

Kicker

Josh Brown vs. Washington Redskins

Brown enjoyed a successful return from suspension in Week 2, connecting on three field goals. The Giants’ offense has moved fairly well between the 20s, but have had trouble getting into the end-zone. Could that change in Week 3 against the Skins? Of course it could; but the opportunities to score will still be there for Brown. He is a solid streaming option, and also a kicker that will be one of the least valued in DFS.

Defense

Miami vs. Cleveland Browns

So much for the Josh McCown era in Cleveland, as a shoulder injury has put him on the shelf just one week after the team lost RG3. Enter in Cody Kessler, and do I really need to say anymore? A rookie in his first start, on the road, against Suh and the gang. This one has all the makings of getting out of hand quickly. The Browns will more than likely employ a very vanilla, ground based offense in this one, limiting the number of throws for Kessler. But once he does drop back to throw, look out. The Dolphins’ defense should get a few sacks, and I am counting on a turnover returned for a score in this one. I would expect this defense to be the most highly owned in DFS for Week 3.

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