Confusion reigns over Cordarrelle Patterson, Rashaad Penny and Ken Walker

If you’re playing a DFS Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons formation on Sunday in Week 3, then you’ve come to the right place. We analyzed each team’s most likely play scripts to assess the most likely outcomes, including which players are likely to thrive more than expected or fall short of expectations.

The following recommendations fantasy football programming (for tournaments, 50/50 or head-to-head competitions) aims to lock in a relatively high floor while maximizing the upside.

Seahawks vs. Falcons DFS Recommended

Today we play DraftKings “Showdown Captain Mode”, which features one player earning 1.5 times their score production, plus five flexible players. What follows NFL Betting recommendations are based on proprietary PFN predictive analyzes drawn from decades of historical NFL data.

Using this data, I built dozens of models showing actionable probabilities of better-than-expected and worse-than-expected outcomes. Criteria such as age, durability, personnel change, timing, and other factors help shape these final ratings.

Regards DFS Seahawks

Seattle didn’t ask to start its post-Russell-Wilson era playing Denver and San Francisco. Had both teams crushed them, the Seahawks would still be the same team we envisioned this summer: talented at key point guard positions but lacking a quarterback to lift them up.

Instead, the Seahawks pulled off a shock win over the Broncos, and Geno Smith has played well enough to keep his starting job all season — or at least for now.

If you’re going to take on the Seahawks in DFS, this might be the week to do it. The opposing Falcons have given up more than 14 points to their opponents in 24 consecutive games and in 35 of their last 36 since 2019.

In the backfield, with Rashaad Penny remaining atop the depth chart, a cheaper Ken Walker could be attractive if Seattle leads comfortably in the second half, giving head coach Pete Carroll the luxury of directing his rookie carefree . But for an optimal ceiling, both are avoidable until there is a clear bell.

As for Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, you probably know what to do. One or both should shine on Sunday. We will have to pay a lot of DFS money to secure both. But it could ultimately be worth it.

Falcons DFS Considerations

Can Marcus Mariota feed Drake London and Kyle Pitts in the same game? We are about to find out. Seattle’s pass defense leaves a lot to be desired. However, if Mariota can’t exploit him, I can’t imagine him remaining the starter beyond October.

Either way, Desmond Ridder’s time is coming. We could make the case for starting Mariota, London or Pitts. But two or three of them seem too risky unless one of them is surprisingly cheap.

As for Atlanta’s backfield, I’m anticipating a rebounding game for Cordarrelle Patterson. What other choice does this team have? Tyler Allgeier’s volume dependency will keep him on the back burner of most DFS queues.

Patterson remains the best game based on his normally high use of the passing game. Ignore last week’s draws. To win, Patterson almost certainly needs to be up front.

Recommended DFS range

The rebound effect is a powerful law of sport. Well, not exactly a “law”. Rather trendy. Great players often cannot be held back for long, just as inferior players often cannot maintain excellent production for long. Attacks and defenses adjust, and with them, player production.

That’s why I’m all for Pitts ($7,600). He may never be so cheap again – or at least until he’s a 31-year-old post-prime. Can he be elite this season? It depends a lot on the quarterback’s game. But on Sunday against a beatable Seattle defense, he’s a prime rebound candidate flying under DFS radars.

I’m also all-out on Metcalf ($10,400 normally, $15,600 as captain) in our captain slot. He gave way to Lockett last weekend. He should come back, while Lockett ($8,600) is too good — and has too good a game — to avoid.

Plus, it’s hard to bench London ($9,800). The way I designed this range, we can choose him or Patterson. I’m going with the youngest rising talent. Patterson’s zero goals last week bring back bad memories of his declining use of passing plays last season. He averaged 5.2 targets per game in his first 12 games of 2021, but only averaged 2.2 in the next six games.

That leaves enough funds for each team’s kicker: Younghoe Koo ($4,000) and Jason Myers ($3,800). If the DFS score is as heavy as I expect, then these kickers could easily be in the top 10 DFS scorers of the game.