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XFL Week 3 DFS Primer – February 21, 2020

Welcome to the XFL DFS Fantasy Week 3 Primer (February 21, 2020)

Welcome to the first ever XFL Primer for FanDuel & DraftKings contests!

What a fantastic opening week, four good games and even bigger crowds expected for week 2! We learned a lot about the league last week so lets talking about it!

Note: Since FanDuel doesn’t have any 4-game slates posted, I’ve gone ahead and used DraftKings Pricing.


Top Play: Cardale Jones ($10,800)

Hearing tons of Ta’Amu buzz across the industry but in my opinion they are 2 weeks late. This is the first game all year the Battlehawks are favored and I look for them to be much more run game focused (or at least enough to not be the top option). DC is getting their first real test after 2 cupcake games against Seattle and New York. DC has been pass-heavy despite being in positive game scripts the vast majority of the time. Now they face a better LA team whose offense got into gear in the 4th quarter last week. I like this game to go up and down the field.

Running Back:

Top Play: Matt Jones ($7,500)

Remember how I said I thought the Battlehawks would be more run heavy? I like Jones this week if he’s good to go (if he can’t Christine Michael would be an elite play). The Battlehawks have run the ball 30+ times in each of their first two games where they were in neutral game scripts at best. Now as 10 point favorites against a New York team at home in a sold-out Dome, I expect the Battlehawks to run early and often. 100 yards and a TD not out of the question here.

Wide Receiver:

Top Play: Donald Parham ($5,300)

The price on Parham is simply a misprice. Parham is 3rd in the XFL with 17 targets through the first 2 weeks, is 6th in yardage and had an even higher target share with Landry back in week 2 than he did in week 1. Dallas runs the Air Raid so the targets for Parham aren’t going anywhere and this week they get to face the bad Seattle defense. Won’t be surprised if Parham is over 10k this time next week.



Cardale Jones
(10.8k / 21.41)
James Butler
(8.5k / 11.44)
Cam Phillips
(11.1k / 15.52)
Phillip Walker
(11.5k / 24.36)
Cameron Artis-Payne
(8.3k / 12.17)
Nelson Spruce
(10.9k / 13.95)
Landry Jones
(10.6k / 19.29)
Matt Jones
(7.5k / 10.30)
De'Mornay Pierson-El
(10.1k / 13.64)
Jordan Ta'amu
(10.1k / 21.43)
Donnel Pumphrey
(7k / 11.13)
Eli Rogers
(9.7k / 11.25)
Jeff Badet
(8.6k / 10.84)
Josh Johnson
(9.2k / 15.19)
Dan Williams
(8.2k / 10.55)
DAL Renegades
(4.2k / 7.90)
Keenan Reynolds
(7.4k / 11.93)
STL BattleHawks
(3.7k / 8.66)
Jordan Smallwood
(7.2k / 7.64)
Christine Michael
(5.2k / 3.69)
Donald Parham
(5.3k / 10.95)
Jalen Tolliver
(4.3k / 7.54)

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About CJ Kaltenbach

CJ has been around a long time having started playing DFS in 2014. He focuses on MLB/NBA/NFL but has become quite passionate about the XFL. CJ is originally from Boston (explains his die-hard Boston sports fandom) but currently lives in St. Louis. CJ can be reached on Twitter @TheSeigeDFS

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