Week 3 Cash Picks on FanDuel
Patrick Mahomes vs. SF $8,900
So last week, Patrick Mahomes was the perfect GPP play and he won us all kinds of money (hopefully). I was unsure if you could start him in cash given Andy Reid and Mahomes’ lack of experience. Well, he had more touchdowns (six) than incompletions (five) and he has an NFL record 10 touchdowns in the first two games of the season. He looks like a seasoned vet and he’s worth every bit of money this week. This KC offense is lit (80 points in two games), and Mahomes has a ton of weapons at his disposal. It’s hard to believe he has 10 TDs and 582 yards on 38 completions. That’s silly productive, but he has the weapons to back it up. He’ll be a popular tournament play from here on out, but he is the perfect cash option.
Kirk Cousins vs. BUF $8,600
There’s definitely the fear of starting Kirk Cousins and the Vikings just racking up a whole lot of points thanks to their defense. They could also get into a game script that has them running the football a decent amount in the second half, even with Latavius Murray. This Buffalo team has shown nothing offensively and defensively. Cousins’ 84 passing attempts rank fourth, but he may not have to throw a whole lot in this game, making him a better cash game play. If it does get out of hand, it’s likely Cousins’ provided enough offense for a productive showing in head to heads or double ups. There’s one thing that’s for sure this week and it’s the Vikings putting up points on the Bills.