NFL DFS Best Plays for Week 3 (Fantasy Football)
Each week we will review some of the content found in the DFS Pass and discuss some of our most confident plays heading into Sunday. A lot can change over the weekend, especially with injury news (See Betz’s Injury Blitz podcast) and roster percentages shifting who is in-or-out before roster lock time. Let’s review.
- Locked-in Cash Plays
- CORE Plays
- Game Stacks We Love
- Full-On Fades of the Week
- Favorite Leverage Plays
- Favorite Dart Throws
- Boldest Calls of the Week
Locked-In Cash Plays
Borg – Tony Pollard was my Slatebreaker on Friday’s podcast and his projection looks so clean as a massive favorite against the Cardinals. Yes, Dallas could score through the air but the TD equity in a player who leads the league in carries inside the 10 is just too good to pass up.
Betz – Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Mike Williams week. Who’s ready to get hurt again?! In all seriousness, Williams’ role is much different this year than in previous seasons, and with Austin Ekeler out, Gerald Everett part of a TE committee and Quentin Johnson barely paying, this target tree is so condensed with Keenan and Big Mike. The dude saw 13 targets last week! This is a dome game and clearly the top game environment on the slate.
DraftKings Core Plays
These are the 3-5 players at each position we have mixed in our cash player pool. Based on salaries, late news, and budget constraints, it is guaranteed you will not be able to fit in all of them. But their high floors and team-implied totals make them great plays for the week in both cash & GPPs.
These are simply in order of favorite core players. You obviously won’t be able to fit all in a cash lineup and there are salary tradeoffs for paying up at each position.
Ignore the Kirk Cousins popularity concerns in cash. Just play the dude and their historic pass rate as we mentioned in the Pace of Play article. For tournaments, it’s a different story. You can go in so many directions just keep in mind your combined roster percentage when building for large tournaments. We want to come in between 90-125%.