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FanDuel NFL DFS Cheat Sheet: Preseason Week 3 Expert Lineup Picks | Friday, Aug. 27

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We’re kicking off Week 3 of the preseason, which will be the final preseason games before the NFL regular season starts. As always, Awesemo has you covered from top to bottom with NFL DFS picks today, as well as strategy, advice and how to go about building winning lineups. Our FanDuel NFL DFS cheat sheets will be FREE all season long, with expert NFL DFS Picks from the Awesemo lineup optimizer. As of right now, Travis Kelce looks like a top play in today’s FanDuel cheat sheet.

FanDuel Cheat Sheet: Preseason Week 3 NFL DFS Picks

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Check out this excerpt from Matt Gajewski’s in-depth Preseason Week 3 NFL DFS breakdown for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. Read the full Preseason Week 3 article and be sure to check out Awesemo’s ALL NEW Preseason NFL DFS Projections.

Running Back

Chuba Hubbard — Carolina will play their starters around a half in this game, but Christian McCaffrey remains in bubble-wrap. If he even plays, he likely sees no more than a few snaps. With Reggie BonnafonRodney Smith, and Trenton Cannon all nursing injuries, Carolina has just three heathy bodies. Last week, Oklahoma State rookie Chuba Hubbard led the backfield with 21 snaps. He carried nine times for an inefficient 24 yards, while adding two receptions for 29 yards. With the limited bodies and potential for additional snaps with the starters, Hubbard is an excellent play in Week 3.

Benny Snell Jr. –– Snell hasn’t played yet this preseason, but he is finally healthy enough to receive some action. Tomlin suggested that he could receiver 15 carries. Pittsburgh has a lot of healthy backs, but if that is the case, he would become an awesome play.

A.J. Rose Jr. — According to reports, some starters will play in Minnesota, but this shouldn’t include Dalvin Cook. Cook already sat out each of the first two preseason games. On top of Cook’s veteran rest, Alexander Mattison and Kene Nwangwu continue to battle injuries. Minnesota is so thin at running back, that they signed Ito Smith off the street this week. With Ameer Abdullah locked into his special teams role, A.J. Rose should again benefit from extra snaps. After carrying 25 time for 100 yards in Week 1, Rose only played 21 snaps in Week 2. He still carried six times for ten yards, and should again see elevated opportunity in Week 3. He remains one of the top DFS options at running back. For those looking at contrarian options, Abdullah can also be used. He caught three of four targets and handled six carries himself last week.

Jerick McKinnon — Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams will both miss this game with injuries for the Chiefs. Jerick McKinnon played 23 snaps last week. He finished with three carries for four yards, but also caught three of three targets for 21 yards. Kansas City will play this game with just three backs, making McKinnon, Darwin Thompson, and Derrick Gore all attractive plays.


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