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DFS: Week 3 Tournament Leverage Plays

Winning a DFS tournament while competing in a field of 100,000 entrants is an outrageous task. The best way to tilt the odds in your favor is to play into the chaos of the NFL week. Profit disproportionately when things don’t go as planned. Here are three ways to build that kind of leverage into your lineups for Week 3.

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Carson Wentz isn’t dead yet

Wentz has looked atrocious through two games. His 44.0 overall grade is second-worst among quarterbacks (min. 30 dropbacks). It hasn’t been a good start for the former No. 2 overall pick, and throwing under duress has been a major part of the problem. He’s been pressured on a quarter of his dropbacks and has thrown an accurate pass on just 31.3% of his pressured passes. 

A home game against the Bengals is the ideal spot for Wentz to get on track. The Bengals have had the second-worst pass rush grade, priming Wentz for a bounce back. 

Wentz is no stranger to resurgences, either. He’s posted consecutive games below a 65.0 overall grade five times throughout his career. In the following game, he’s averaged 287 passing yards for 1.4 scores while adding 17 yards on the ground. It’s not that Wentz plays with more ”fire” after a few down games. His bounce-back fantasy outings are a product of Wentz being a top-15 graded passer in every season following his lackluster rookie campaign. Wentz is going to be a low-owned passer with a history of good play facing a soft front-seven on Sunday. Don’t let two weeks of data outweigh three impressive years.

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