Steve Slaton hopes to break out on Sunday against Oakland
In Week 3 of the Home Team Challenge, the free fantasy football game with great prizes on HoustonTexans.com, the winning player receives lunch for four in the Houston Texans Cafeteria.
Don't forget that you can pick a new team each week and you have 300 points to construct a squad. For example: this week, Drew Brees costs you just 79 points, but the ultra-frugal-minded might go with Kyle Boller, who is yours for just eight points.
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PRICE IS RIGHT TE Dallas Clark, IND, 33 (vs. SEA) For the first time this season, a tight end finds himself in the "Price is Right" category. Clark, the priciest end on the board at 33, is at home facing a Seahawks bunch that will give up yardage in this contest. He's fourth in the NFL in receiving yards right now with 284 yards through three games.
VALUE PICK RB Steve Slaton, HOU, 35 (vs. OAK) Slaton's first 100-yard performance is bound to happen this weekend against the Raiders' defense. The struggling Houston ground game looked a little better in Week 3 as Slaton picked up season high 76 yards on just 12 carries. He'll crack the century mark on Sunday. And it only costs you 35 points.
NOT WORTH IT RB Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC, 49 (vs. TEN) Good for three touchdowns and more than 100 yards against the Texans, Jones-Drew will come back down to Earth against a desperate Titans squad. Stay away.
SLEEPER SPECIAL WR Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ, 28 (@ NOR) Don't overlook the man with the third-highest receiving yardage total in the NFL. Cotchery has produced in 2009, and in the Superdome this weekend, he'll be on a fast track against a pass defense that will bend a bit. He's a solid pick.
TEXANS FANTASY STARTER OF THE WEEK TE Owen Daniels, HOU, 23 (vs. OAK) Daniels has caught a touchdown in both of the last two contests and figures to continue to see scoring opportunities this weekend against the Raiders. He's very much like a security blanket for Matt Schaub, and Daniels will shine Sunday at Reliant Stadium.
To register for the Home Team Challenge, click here. Make sure to set your lineups by Sunday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m.