2011 NFL Prop Picks – Week 3 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Last Updated: September 22nd, 2011 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist)
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Fantasy Football picks are here at Bankroll Sports this year, and we are going to try to make the most of your NFL props betting options at BoDog Sportsbook by giving you some of the best fantasy football sleepers in Week 3!

Dexter McCluster vs. San Diego Chargers
This is a very, very popular sleeper fantasy football pick this week, especially if you’re in a PPR league. With RB Jamaal Charles out of the fold, McCluster is likely going to end up getting probably 40 percent of the carries or so, splitting the time with RB Thomas Jones. Jones has stone hands out of the backfield though, so in passing downs, you can bet that McCluster will be out there. Touchdowns are going to be scarce, save for the potential of the big play for the former Ole Miss Rebel, but McCluster is probably good for 6-8 carries, 5-6 receptions, and 70-80 yards against the Chargers, numbers that, in a PPR league, are fantastic, especially knowing that you can play him at either RB or WR in most leagues.

Mike Kafka vs. New York Giants
Obviously, check your injury report before making this start to see if QB Michael Vick is going to play or not. However, it’s hard for players that suffered concussions to come back the very next week and play, and that being said, we have to imagine that Vick is closer to being “out” than he is “probable.” Kafka is the third string quarterback, but he is the perfect signal caller for Head Coach Andy Reid. He makes smart decisions, doesn’t put himself in trouble, and he’s not afraid to check down. Those of you that have RB LeSean McCoy, especially in a PPR league, could be in a for an absolutely humongous day. However, we love all of the Eagles in this matchup, knowing that Kafka is probably going to have to throw the ball 45 times to get 300+ yards. Don’t be shocked, even if Vick doesn’t play, if Philly finds a way to still put 30+ on the board with Kafka at the helm.

David Nelson vs. New England Patriots
After getting 13 targets last week, there is no doubt that Nelson has become a via option for fantasy football sleeper picks for the foreseeable future. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is going to have to chuck the ball all over the field, and we think that he could be in for another solid 20+ point fantasy day in standard leagues. The Pats have the 30th ranked fantasy defense against the pass, something that really has to make eyes get pretty wide open with Buffalo on the other side of the field. There’s a chance that WR Steve Johnson, the more popular of the two Buffalo wide outs will be on the bench with a groin injury, which would only further open up the offense for Nelson to get a slew of looks from Fitzpatrick. Ten grabs for 120 yards and a TD isn’t out of the question.

Jake Ballard vs. Philadelphia Eagles
All together now: Who??? Ballard is the tight end for the Giants, and he has only had three catches in his first two games. However, we became very aware last week that the Eagles could struggle against opposing tight ends, especially in the red zone. QB Eli Manning is probably going to have a number of chances in Eagles’ territory in this one, and especially if both WR Mario Manningham and WR Domenik Hixon are out of the fold, these vaunted Philly corners are going to be taking WR Hakeem Nicks out of the game. That being said, the front seven for the Eagles isn’t that swift, and keeping up with Ballard might be tough even though he isn’t exactly fleet of foot. Don’t be shocked if Ballard finds the end zone on Sunday and proves to be worth a lot more than most of your stalwart tight ends in this league, and he makes a great plug in, just in case you had TE Aaron Hernandez as your option.

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