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Yahoo NFL Picks: Week 3 Sunday Night Football 49ers vs. Packers

Eric MacPherson

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Tonight the San Francisco 49ers are hosting the Green Bay Packers for the Week 3 featured Sunday 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 Sunday Night Football game tonight.

Yahoo NFL Picks: Week 3 Sunday Night Football

Top SUPERSTAR Options

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

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers – $34

Even in Yahoo half-PPR, Davante Adams projects as one of the top options in the player pool. Though he is not commanding as many targets as he did last year, he is seeing as many as the rest of the wide receiving corps combined, and he is always the primary read of his quarterback. Anything less than 10 targets for 100-plus yards and a touchdown is going to be a disappointment.

Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers – $35

While Aaron Jones is no guarantee for one touchdown, let alone the four he tallied last week, he is a top-shelf option tonight. The half-PPR lines up well for Jones; it still gives him a leg up on the running backs who are not active in the passing game, and it is not so punitive as to launch all the of the wide receivers and tight ends ahead of him in the projections. Because the touchdowns and yards rushing count for more than the passing ones, Jones has both a safer floor and attainable upside that his quarterback does not for the same salary.

Yahoo NFL Core Picks

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers – $22

Samuel is having a fine season, with 20 targets for 15 receptions, 282 yards and a touchdown. He should be in line for a carry or two and could get more given the 49ers running back woes. Samuels leads the league in both yards receiving and yards after the catch, which can lead to touchdowns from anywhere on the field.

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers – $23

This recommendation is a tossup, with tight end George Kittle ($24) right in the mix with his quarterback. Ultimately this salary is too good to pass up, even with rookie Trey Lance ($28) lurking in the shadows. Even if Lance comes in for a series or a special situation, it is going to take an implosion for Garoppolo to be benched midgame.

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Yahoo NFL Value Picks

Trey Sermon, San Francisco 49ers – $11

While he did not even secure the primary backup job out of training camp, as the last man standing, Trey Sermon is likely to get the start tonight. San Francisco prefers a run-heavy approach, so it would not be a surprise for Sermon to get 15 carries and a couple of targets. That is an absolute steal at his near-minimum salary, and if he finds the end zone, it is going to be hard to beat him from a point-per-dollar perspective.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers – $14

Marquez Valdes-Scantling is second on the team in targets and can score from anywhere with his speed. However, there is downside, as even with 12 targets he did not have a single catch on Monday Night Football, and he brought in only three catches for 17 yards in Week 1. Hopefully the recent box scores will scare some gamers away from him.

Final Thoughts

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 Sunday 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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