Week 3 Cash Game Picks on DraftKings
Blake Bortles vs. Tennessee $5,600
I vaguely considered Bortles in cash last week and I wish I would’ve gone with it after he threw for 377 yards and 4 TDs against the Patriots. Leonard Fournette‘s absence seemed to spark the passing game and we could see similar results in Week 3. Bortles gets to play at home against a Titans’ defense that ranked 25th in passing yards allowed per game and 24th in Pass DVOA last year. Bortles offers rushing upside as he ranked seventh at the QB position in rushing yards in 2017 and has posted at least 35 rushing yards in back-to-back games to begin this season.
Patrick Mahomes vs. San Francisco $7,000
Mahomes was my favorite QB in the 2017 NFL Draft thanks to his elite talent and physical traits but I definitely didn’t see fireworks popping off for him this early in his career. Clearly, the supporting cast in Kansas City helped Alex Smith put up the big numbers he did last season and now the more physically gifted Mahomes is taking things to another level. Mahomes has averaged 291 passing yards and 5 pass TDs per game through two contests and now gets to play at home against a 49ers’ defense that ranked 22nd in passing yards allowed and 28th in pass DVOA last season.