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Yahoo NFL Picks: Week 3 Monday Night Football Cowboys vs. Eagles

Eric MacPherson



Tonight the Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Philadelphia Eagles for the Week 3 featured Monday Night Football matchup, and Yahoo Fantasy is offering NFL DFS single-game contests. The general concept of creating a team remains the same, but this is a one-game player pool. The twist is that any position player can be rostered, and one is designated to receive a 1.5x multiplier on their Yahoo fantasy points. Using Awesemo’s expert NFL projections and rankings, these are the top Yahoo NFL picks for the Monday Night Football game tonight.

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Yahoo NFL Picks: Week 3 Monday Night Football


The SUPERSTAR position will get a 1.5x multiplier on their Yahoo points in the single-game format.

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles – $34

The rushing production is really what pushes Jalen Hurts to the forefront of fantasy options tonight. Through the first two games he has rushed for 62 yards in Atlanta and for 82 yards and a touchdown against San Francisco on just 17 total carries. Those 144 yards rushing make Hurts the leading rusher on either team in tonight’s matchup.

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys – $34

Choosing between Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott ($30) is going to be a major decision point. Ultimately it makes sense to side with Prescott, as Elliott is ceding a lot of opportunities to Tony Pollard ($17) despite being on the field twice as often. Prescott is still working back from his horrific ankle injury, and while he is unlikely to do much scrambling, he has regained enough mobility and confidence to move around the pocket. This game could turn into a track meet, and if that is the case, then Prescott will be slinging the ball around the field. In his last six full games he has topped 400 yards passing four times.

Yahoo NFL Core Picks

Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys – $21

Even the Yahoo salary algorithm is not sure which of these dynamic receivers is the top dog. Michael Gallup being sidelined has helped consolidate the Dallas passing game between Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Their salaries are palatable, and it is not much of a stretch to play both on the same roster. Each has a strong likelihood of recording 100 yards and a touchdown, and both project better than any of their Philadelphia counterparts.

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles – $20

Through the first two games it seems that Miles Sanders is the clear lead back of this committee. He has seen the field on two-thirds of the snaps, and last year’s backup Boston Scott has yet to get an offensive snap. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell ($13) has been serving as the second fiddle, and he has been productive when given the opportunity. Sanders is the primary option for lineups tonight, but the $7 discount for Gainwell is completely appropriate.

Yahoo NFL Value Picks

Dallas Discount Dandy Pass Catchers

The trio of Dalton Schultz ($12), Blake Jarwin ($10) and Cedrick Wilson ($10) are interchangeable from a fantasy perspective. Each is well behind the duo of Cooper and Lamb, though they each will likely see a couple targets tonight, and any one of them could find the end zone. For their respective discounts to the Eagles secondary offensive options, it makes sense to take the savings provided by one of these players and upgrade at a different slot.

Final Thoughts

This should be a fun game with the potential for loads of fantasy goodness. There are intriguing plays up and down the salary sheet and intriguing pivot options at each level. That will be crucial for creating unique lineups in the Yahoo Monday Night Football Baller tonight.

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Eric "EMac" MacPherson won the 2007 Fantasy Baseball grand prize (trip for two to the MLB All-Star game) in the Roto format on ESPN. He won again in 2008, this time in the H2H format. As one of the early adopters of daily fantasy sports, EMac has been providing content for baseball and basketball as well as both professional and college football since 2012 for a variety of websites including DraftKings Playbook, FanVice, RotoWorld, Daily Fantasy Bootcamp, and RotoGrinders. He is well into his third decade of fantasy sports and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Follow him on Twitter @EMacDFS or contact EMac by emailing [email protected].

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