DraftKings NFL DFS Week 3 Top Picks

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Is your fantasy football redraft team hit by the injury bug? It’s a new season every week when you play DFS. Time to take what we’ve learned, set our DraftKings lineups, and WIN some cash! Here are my DraftKings NFL DFS Week 3 Top Picks!

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Games to Target this Week

  • Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks – Implied Team Totals 56.5 points
  • Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals – Implied Team Totals 55 points
  • New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts – Implied Team Totals 44 points – The Colts are favored to win by 11.5 points
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DraftKings Cash Game Lineups

Since you’re usually playing against smaller fields in cash games, and don’t have to place first to win money, the strategy for building cash lineups is to target players that produce consistent fantasy value.

Stay away from risky plays, and go with more proven situations. Here’s a list of recommended players for this weeks DraftKings Main Slate of Cash Games.

NFL Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray escaping a pass rush
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Quarterbacks

  • Kyler Murray ARI @ DET $6800
  • Cam Newton NE vs LV $6700
  • Dak Prescott DAL @ SEA $7200
NFL Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake
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Running Backs

  • Miles Sanders PHI vs CIN $6400
  • Jonathan Taylor IND vs NYJ $7000
  • Kenyan Drake ARI vs DET $6000
  • Austin Ekeler LAC vs CAR $6800
  • Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ SEA $8300
NFL Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins celebrating a touchdown with quarterback Kyler Murray
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Wide Receivers

  • DeAndre Hopkins ARI vs DET $7900
  • Calvin Ridley ATL vs CHI $7200
  • Terry McLaurin WAS @ CLE $5900
  • Diontae Johnson PIT vs HOU $5400
  • CeeDee Lamb SEA vs DAL $5400
  • DK Metcalf DAL @ SEA $6500
NFL Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas walking off the football field
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Tight Ends

  • Zach Ertz PHI vs CIN $5100
  • Jonnu Smith TEN @ MIN $5200
  • Hunter Henry LAC vs CAR $4800
  • Logan Thomas WAS @ ARI $3700
Indianapolis Colts defense against the Las Vegas Raiders
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Defense

  • Indianapolis Colts vs NYJ $4100
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs HOU $4000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ DEN $3700
  • Los Angeles Chargers vs CAR $3600
  • Cleveland Browns vs WAS $3800
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs CIN $2800

DraftKings GPP Tournament Lineups

In contrast to cash, your strategy changes when building GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) lineups where you have to beat out thousands of players to get a shot at winning big prizes. In these types of tournaments you’re targeting players that have high-upside for the week.

These risky BOOM/BUST plays may not always hit, but when they do you have the potential to stack up that cash! Here is a list of recommended FanDuel GPP Tournament Players for this weeks main slate of games.


NFL Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott giving his towel to someone on the sidelines
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Quarterbacks

  • Kyler Murray ARI @ DET $6800
  • Cam Newton NE vs LV $6700
  • Dak Prescott DAL @ SEA $7200
  • Ryan Tannehill TEN vs JAC $5900
  • Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs HOU $6400
  • Mitchell Trubisky CHI @ ATL $5700
  • Daniel Jones NYG vs SF $5500
NFL Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner
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Running Backs

  • Derrick Henry TEN @ MIN $7800
  • Jonathan Taylor IND vs NYJ $7000
  • Miles Sanders PHI vs CIN $6400
  • Kenyan Drake ARI vs DET $6000
  • James Conner PIT vs HOU $6700
  • Chris Carson SEA vs DAL $6600
  • Austin Ekeler LAC vs CAR $6800
  • Joshua Kelley LAC vs CAR $5000
  • Jerick McKinnon SF @ NYG $4900
  • Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ NYG $4000
  • Leonard Fournette TB @ DEN $6200
NFL Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen
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Wide Receivers

  • Allen Robinson II CHI @ ATL $6200
  • CeeDee Lamb SEA vs DAL $5400
  • Diontae Johnson PIT vs HOU $5400
  • Adam Thielen MIN vs TEN $6900
  • Calvin Ridley ATL vs CHI $7200
  • Michael Gallup DAL @ SEA $5500
  • Amari Cooper DAL @ SEA $6500
  • Tyler Lockett DAL @ SEA $6400
  • DK Metcalf DAL @ SEA $6500
  • TY Hilton IND vs NYJ $5600
  • Russell Gage ATL vs CHI $5100
  • Corey Davis TEN @ MIN $5200
  • N’Keal Harry NE vs LV $4200
  • Adam Humphries TEN @ MIN $3900
  • KJ Hamler DEN vs TB $3000
  • Damiere Byrd NE vs LV $3000
  • Andy Isabella ARI vs DET $3800
  • Tee Higgins CIN @ PHI $3900
NFL Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas running with a pass
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Tight Ends

  • Logan Thomas WAS @ ARI $3700
  • Jonnu Smith TEN @ MIN $5200
  • Hayden Hurst ATL vs CHI $4700
  • Evan Engram NYG vs SF $5000
  • Noah Fant DEN vs TB $5400
  • Darren Waller LV @ NE $5700
  • Jordan Reed SF @ NYG $4000
  • Drew Sample CIN @ PHI $3500
  • Mo Alie-Cox IND vs NYJ $3800
NFL New England Patriots Defense warming up before a game in Foxboro

Defense

  • Indianapolis Colts vs NYJ $4100
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs HOU $4000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ DEN $3700
  • New England Patriots vs LV $3200
  • Los Angeles Chargers vs CAR $3600
  • Cleveland Browns vs WAS $3800
  • Los Angeles Rams @ BUF $3000
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs CIN $2800
NFL Arizona Cardinals players Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and Christian Kirk huddled together on the football field
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Stacks

  • Kyler Murray QB $6800/DeAndre Hopkins WR $7900 ARI vs DET
  • Dak Prescott QB $7200/CeeDee Lamb WR $5400/DK Metcalf WR $6500 DAL @ SEA
  • Dak Prescott QB $7200/Michael Gallup WR $5500/Tyler Lockett WR $6400 DAL @ SEA
  • Dak Prescott QB $7200/Amari Cooper WR $6500/DK Metcalf WR $6500/Chris Carson RB $6600 DAL @ SEA
  • Ryan Tannehill QB $5900/ Jonnu Smith TE $5200/Derrick Henry RB $7800/Adam Thielen WR $6900 TEN @ MIN
  • Ben Roethlisberger QB $6400/Diontae Johnson WR $5400 PIT vs HOU
  • Mitchell Trubisky QB $5700/Allen Robinson II WR $6200 CHI @ ATL
  • Jonathan Taylor RB $7000/Indianapolis Colts Defense $4100 IND vs NYJ

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