Lineups are constructed using point spreads and over/under lines to maximize the number of points scored each week.

They are best suited for FanDuel 50/50 leagues or head-to-head matchups.

Here is the perfect lineup for Week 3.

Quarterback: Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Brady completed 38 of 59 passes for 466 yards on Sunday, with three touchdowns and no interceptions against a strong Buffalo defense. He is the best quarterback running the AFC’s best offense (68 points for) and has a favorable matchup against a mediocre Jaguars defense (6.4 net yards allowed per attempt, 15th in the NFL).


Running back: Chris Ivory, New York Jets

He probably won’t rack up 100 or more yards, but he has broken seven tackles and gets his number called when it matters the most: in the red zone.

Running back: Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons

An injury to Tevin Coleman clears the way for Freeman to be the starting running back when the Falcons take on the Dallas Cowboys. Through two games, Freeman has 43 yards on 22 carries with a long run of nine yards.


Dallas has a stout run defense, but the oddsmakers expect this to be a close game (23-25), giving Atlanta plenty of opportunities to keep the ball on the ground.

Wide receiver: Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

He’s clearly the No. 1 target for Tom Brady with 33. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is the Patriots’ second-most targeted receiver with 22.

Wide receiver: Brandon Marshall, New York Jets


Marshall made seven catches for 101 yards on Sunday and could be featured even more if Eric Decker isn’t able to play because of a knee injury. Marshall ranks fourth for yards per route run overall (2.67).

Wide receiver: Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

Robinson is a clear No. 1 on a bad team so he largely goes unnoticed, but he ranks fifth for yards per route run overall (2.53) and is 4 for 8 with a touchdown on passes 20 or more yards downfield. Only Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown has more deep catches (five).


Tight end: Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

Olsen was targeted 14 times in Week 2, making six catches for 70 yards. He had just one red zone target but the Panthers scored on two deep balls and a quarterback sneak, so stick with him.


Defense: Arizona Cardinals

The oddsmakers project four teams to score less than 20 points this week based on the over/under totals and point spreads: the Chicago Bears (vs. Seattle), Jacksonville (vs. New England), Tampa Bay (vs. Houston) and San Francisco (vs. Arizona). Of those, The Cardinals are the cheapest.

Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots

Gostkowski went 4 for 4 (including a 50-yard attempt) in Sunday’s win over the Bills.