Underdog Fantasy Week 3 Pick ‘Em Values
Underdog Fantasy. By now, most of you know that Underdog has some incredible season-long best ball tournaments and weekly Battle Royale contests. However, they have another contest that will prove to have tremendous appeal to fantasy managers-their Pick ‘Em game. Simply choose two or more fantasy points, yardage, or reception totals, choose over or under, and lock in your prediction. There is a ton of value to be had here for fantasy managers as we already familiarize ourselves with important information like depth charts, injuries, yards allowed, fantasy points allowed, and more. This gives us a potential competitive advantage when it comes to identifying and tackling potential values. While more than a few totals will appeal to fantasy managers for Week 3 at Underdog, we will briefly discuss four that have more allure than most.
T.J. Hockenson (TE – DET): 66.5 receiving yards
T.J. Hockenson has been on fire for the Detroit Lions and is averaging 81.5 receiving yards per game on the season. He had another strong Week 1 with a 96 receiving yard game in the opener before coming back to earth with 66 receiving yards against the Green Bay Packers. Week 3 gives him the Baltimore Ravens, a team that has been torched by the tight end position this season. The Ravens have relinquished 9.5 receptions for 122.5 receiving yards per game to enemy tight ends this season, making Hockenson someone who has tremendous appeal at Underdog Fantasy. Hockenson will continue to be leaned on as the featured weapon in the passing game and should easily eclipse the 67 receiving yards needed for the over to hit. Lock in Hock for Week 3.
Ja’Marr Chase (WR – CIN): 68.5 receiving yards
Ja’Marr Chase appears primed for a strong outing in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fellow receiver Tee Higgins has been listed as doubtful for the divisional matchup and will likely be on a pitch count even if he does play. Chase surprised with just four targets in Week 2 but should get all the targets he can handle against Pittsburgh. He should see a dose of top corner Joe Haden, but with 10+ targets in the offing, 69 or more receiving yards looks like a smart play. The Steelers have relinquished 18.5 receptions for 222.5 receiving yards per game to the wide receiver position this season and have allowed at least one receiver to hit 69 or more receiving yards in each game. Tap Chase and the over for Week 3 at Underdog Fantasy.
Kyle Pitts (TE – ATL): 58.5 receiving yards
Pitts was a major disappointment in the receiving yards ledger in his NFL debut, but there were still some promising signs. He came to life against the Buccaneers, recording a 73 yard game. Pitts has seen an average of seven targets per game on the season and is functioning as the number two option in the passing game. Number two wide receiver Russell Gage has been ruled out for Week 3 due to an ankle injury and is something that should allow Pitts to see an even bigger role against the Giants. New York has allowed seven receptions per game to the tight end position, which is a defensive vulnerability even the rapidly declining Matt Ryan should be able to exploit. This may be the last time we see Pitts listed under 60 receiving yards, so lock this one while his total still presents obvious value.
Elijah Moore (WR – NYJ): 38.5 receiving yards
Elijah Moore at just 38.5 receiving yards is as tasty as it gets. After a sluggish Week 1, Moore saw eight targets in Week 2, corralling four receptions for 47 receiving yards. The receptions and receiving yard numbers aren’t thrilling, but the eight targets are. Moore gets the Broncos in Week 3 and will spend most of the afternoon lined up against the number two corner (when Braxton Berrios is in the slot). Denver has surrendered 13 receptions for 158.5 receiving yards per game to the wide receiver position and has already allowed four different receivers to total 55 or more receiving yards on them. Moore remains a focal point of the offense, with Jamison Crowder set to be sidelined yet again (he is listed as doubtful) and should hit 39 or more receiving yards with relative ease. Go for more on Moore for Week 3.