Headsupfantasy.com Week 3 picks September 19, 2013  |  Jeff


Welcome, Fake Footballers! Aside from smashing on opponents each week in our yearly fantasy football leagues, we at The Fake Football also do some dabbling in the fine arts of Daily Fantasy Sports. If you like the rush of fantasy football in one-week portions (with a few pesos on the line), then Daily Fantasy Sports may be your cup of tea as well. This season, we will be pumping out weekly advice for the daily games run by our pals over at Headsupfantasy.com, which is a new platform that offers daily gaming with NO RAKE taken. Need convincing? Take it from the Headsupfantasy folks themselves:

“It is our goal to present our users with the most enjoyable and affordable form of competition possible. Under no circumstances will Headsupfantasy take any percentages from user funds in challenges or pools.  Users can use our organized categories to find the perfect game for them. We have provided the clearest form of scoring for each sport so that all our users can compete on an even scale.”

So, instead of the host site taking a percentage of your hard earned winnings, you simply purchase “tokens”, and use one per contest. Now that you have an idea of how things work, let’s check out the format:


Each week, players have multiple formats to choose from including 2 athlete, 3 athlete, and 6 athlete contests. Within those formats there are further options for fantasy degenerates to enjoy! All scoring is standard fantasy scoring…4 pt passing TDs and no PPR.


2 Athlete: Choose any TWO fantasy players then compete head-to-head in any one of five categories:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most touchdowns  * Most passing yards

* Most rushing Yards  * Most receiving yards

 * 3 Athlete: Choose any THREE fantasy players then compete head-to-head in any one of five categories:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most touchdowns  * Most passing yards

* Most rushing Yards  * Most receiving yards

* 6 Athlete: Choose any SIX fantasy players then compete head-to-head in either:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most combined touchdowns

(6 athlete contests can be either QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE *fixed format* or six of any position)




With so many different contest options, we are going to highlight our favorite three formats and the picks we’re rolling with this Sunday. With the ability to select any fantasy football player, the options are endless, but here are the top plays for week 3:


* 2 Athlete: Most Passing Yards

– You will notice a common theme throughout our week 3 picks at headsupfantasy.com, and that is the horrendous Washington Redskins defense. The ‘Skins D has given up 35.5 points per game and an NFL worst 511.5 yards per game through the season’s first two weeks. Needless to say, we’ll be loading up on Lions this week. In the ‘2 athlete’ format, we will be going with “Most Passing Yards” this week, and Matthew Stafford will be our first quarterback. For our second quarterback, we’ll go with Drew Brees. I expect Brees to open things up and have one of his signature HUGE weeks against Arizona this Sunday. THE PICK: Matthew Stafford and Drew Brees


* 3 Athlete: Most Receiving Yards

– We’re going to attack the “Most Receiving Yards” category this week in the ‘3 athlete’ format, and begin with none other than Calvin Johnson. Washington’s defense can’t stop mortal receivers, let alone the best on the planet. For our second receiver, Julio Jones will be the man. Jones will continue to benefit from the “non-absent-absence” of Roddy White, as White is still not at full strength due to a lingering ankle injury. Also helping Jones is the fact that running back Steven Jackson will miss week 3, forcing the Falcons to throw even more. Rounding out our trio of receivers will be Pierre Garcon. I expect the Detroit/Washington contest to be a high scoring affair, and Robert Griffin III will once again have to throw to keep up with the opposing offense. Lots of garbage time action ahead for Garcon. THE PICK: Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, Pierre Garcon


* 6 Athlete: Most Combined Fantasy Points (fixed format)

– In the “fixed format” setup, we use a QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE lineup. At quarterback, let’s keep the Lions train rolling and stick with our man Matthew Stafford, for reasons we already covered above. At running back, Marshawn Lynch will be our first staple. With the Seahawks destroying the Jaguars this Sunday, they will be force feeding Lynch the rock in order to run out the clock and nurse a big lead. Next to Lynch, We are going to roll out Doug Martin, who hasn’t exploded for a huge week yet this season but has been a solid contributor. Wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones will be our choices (discussed above) and at tight end we are going to keep things vanilla and go with Jimmy Graham, who will have no problem once again this week against Arizona. THE PICK: Matthew Stafford, Marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin, Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, Jimmy Graham.



Good luck in Week 3, and be sure to check out Headsupfantasy!



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