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TNF Picks and Analysis | Week 3

Updated on September 22nd, 2021.
By Dylan Bell (@LiberDBell)

Matchup & Odds:

Defense vs Position:

Picks & Analysis:

Christian McCaffrey ($13,400)

Analysis: Not much I have to tell you about CMC. He’s going to be one of the best plays for every slate he’s apart of. If you’re playing cash just put CMC at Captain and move on. Don’t overthink it.

Brandin Cooks ($10,000)

Analysis: Cooks is probable my second favorite play on the slate. He’s playing great so far in 2021 with 14 catches, 210 yards and a TD on 21 targets so far through 2 games. Davis Mills playing for the injured Tyrod Taylor also seems to help out Cooks for fantasy purposes as well. Davis only played one half in week 2 and managed to target Cooks 10 times for a 56% target share. While I don’t expect quite that high of a target share in week 2, I do expect Mills to give Cooks a lot of opportunity and I like him a lot on this slate.

Sam Darnold ($11,200)

Analysis: Darnold has been playing solid so far this season. He’s throw 305 and 279 yards in his two games so far and has 4 total TD’s  with just 1 turnover. He’s a really safe play on this Showdown slate and a cash game lock.

DJ Moore ($10,600)

Analysis: Moore is my favorite Panthers receiver in this one. He’s been good so far this season, catching 14 of his 19 targets for 159 yards and a TD through 2 games. He’s getting plenty of targets and that makes him a pretty safe play on a Showdown slate.

Robby Anderson ($7,800)

Analysis: If you’re looking for a GPP pivot off of Moore, Anderson is your guy. Anderson has not played good at all this season. He has just 4 catches for 95 yards through 2 games this season. Anderson is great for tournaments because he has incredible upside when he’s hot. We’ve seen last year and over the years the type of upside Anderson has and that makes him a viable tournament shot for every slate he’s on.

Chris Conley ($1,600)

Analysis: Conley hasn’t really done anything this season. He has 3 catches on 4 targets through the 2 games. I’m only mentioning him because he is the WR 2 for Houston and he’s only $1,600. He’s also playing about 90% of the snaps. It’s not a play we’d ever feel great about, but he is viable on a Showdown slate like this.

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Anthony Miller ($1,000)

Analysis: Miller was just promoted up from the practice squad and is expected to play the slot receiver role with Amendola listed as doubtful for this game. If this turns out to be the case, Miller will be one of the top value plays on the slate at only $1,000. 


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