Sunday Night Football FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup recommendation for Week 3 Packers-49ers single-game tournaments

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Craig Williams



It’s at all times a deal with when the Packers and 49ers meet on the gridiron. That’s the matchup we’re being served in Week 3’s version of Sunday Night Football. Most analysts are choosing the 49ers to prevail at house, and Vegas books opened the Niners as four-point favorites with a complete of 47.5. Even so, we’re going to fade Jimmy Garoppolo in our FanDuel single recreation lineup. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan simply has too some ways to take the ball out of Garoppolo’s fingers in scoring areas, so we’re pinning our DFS fortunes on the again of the QB who’s initially from California as a substitute of the one who presently performs there.

As at all times, here is a fast reminder of FanDuel’s scoring system for single-game contests: The level whole for the “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, however he would not price any further cash just like the “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. FanDuel’s default scoring is half-point PPR and four-point passing TDs, and there are no bonuses for 300-yard/100-yard video games like on DraftKings. 

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FanDuel Single Game DFS Picks: Packers vs. 49ers

$60,000 funds, want at the least one participant from every workforce 

MVP (1.5x factors): QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers ($16,000)

There are numerous choices who deserve appears to be like for MVP, however we’re rolling with Rodgers. Between the weapons at his disposal and his personal legs — we suspect he can nonetheless nick the aim line on a bootleg — Rodgers has a number of paths by which he can put up factors. It would not harm that the Packers confirmed a willingness final week to incessantly dial up move performs across the aim line.

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FLEX: RB Aaron Jones, Packers ($13,000)

Jones ushered a number of comeback fantasy wins on Monday night time, so he’s going to have a number of further admirers on this slate. Davante Adams ($14,000) works right here, as effectively, so submitting a number of lineups isn’t a poor technique. Both are going to be closely concerned and a risk to attain a number of touchdowns.

FLEX: TE George Kittle, 49ers ($11,500)

Kittle has obtained simply 9 targets this 12 months, so his modest manufacturing so far is to be anticipated. He’s at all times a risk to ship 20-plus FanDuel factors. One factor we are able to depend on is that Kittle gained’t stay quiet for lengthy, and we noticed in 2019 how harmful he might be towards the Packers (six catches, 129 yards, TD).

FLEX: WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers ($9,500)

Aiyuk buyers are actually pissed off by now, however there are indicators suggesting that the second-year receiver is inching towards a 2021 breakthrough. His snaps elevated from 26 to 38 in Week 2, and ideas of his ”immaturity” appear overblown. He’s too dynamic of a weapon to be uncared for, so as soon as he’s in “recreation form,” search for him to begin making noise. There’s a very good probability that may occur this week with Jaire Alexander shadowing Deebo Samuel. 

FLEX: RB Trey Sermon, 49ers ($8,500)

If Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) misses Sunday night time’s contest as anticipated, Sermon will get his probability to steer the 49ers’ floor assault and maybe snatch the No. 1 position. The 49ers are fourth within the NFL with 66 speeding makes an attempt, so loads of quantity could possibly be heaped onto Sermon’s plate if he’s as much as the duty.

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