NFL DFS Lineup Week 3

NFL DFS Lineup: Finding Value in Week 3

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You know the drill, with DFS you're crafting the very best daily lineup you can within the budget set by your book. With Daily Fantasy, every day's another potential Super Bowl.

As always, we're swinging for the fences with our weekly NFL DFS lineup.

NFL DFS Lineup Week 3

For the purposes of this article we're playing the standard lineup of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, a TE, Flex spot and D/ST within a $50,000 budget.

Here's the best NFL DFS lineup for Week 3:

  • QB: Lamar Jackson $7,700
  • RB:  Travis Etienne Jr. 6,900
  • RB: Brian Robinson Jr. $5,800
  • WR: Keenan Allen $7,600
  • WR: Mike Evans $6,600
  • WR: Nico Collins $5,300
  • TE: Jake Ferguson $3,600
  • FLEX: Taysom Hill $3,600
  • D/ST: Jets $2,800

Quarterback: Lamar Jackson vs IND

Lamar Jackson seems incredibly comfortable in Todd Monken's offense. Through two games Lamar ranks 11th in fantasy points per dropback. However, he also ranks 2nd in quarterback rushing yards and is a great bet to score a touchdown against a leaky Indianapolis defense.

The Colts have allowed over 30 fantasy points per game to opposing signal-callers, and will be hard pressed to slow down Lamar on Sunday. Slot the former NFL MVP into your DFS lineup on Sunday.

Running Back: Travis Etienne Jr. vs HOU

The Houston Texans defense has allowed opposing running backs to run wild so far this season. In fact, Houston ranks next to last in fantasy points allowed to opposing backs at 30.6 per game. Expect Etienne to run all over the swiss cheese Texans defense on Sunday. 

Running Back: Brian Robinson Jr. vs BUF

Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. has racked up 146 rushing yards and 49 receiving yards through the seasons first two weeks. He ranks 4th in yards created in the NFL and looks at home in new offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy's scheme.

Remember, the Bills lost top linebacker Tremaine Edmunds to Chicago in free agency. They have yet to properly fill the whole in the middle of their defense. Buffalo has given up 113.5 rushing yards per game this season. Robinson is set for a big game on Sunday.

Wide Receiver: Keenan Allen vs MIN

We're betting on one of the best route runners in the game to have a day. Chargers versus Vikings profiles as shootout, as both defenses have struggled in the early portions of the season.

Look for Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert to get the ball to Keenan Allen early and often in this one. Allen will be Herbert's security blanked with running back Austin Ekeler's status for Sunday still up in the air.

Wide Receiver: Mike Evans vs Philadelphia

Mike Evans has gone off in this young season. He's looked every bit the part of one of the NFL's most dominant offensive weapons with Baker Mayfield throwing him the football.

While the Eagles defense has shown glimpses of being a dominant unit, their secondary can be exploited. Look for Evans to have a big day.

Wide Receiver Nico Collins vs JAX

Nico Collins was one of my favorite fantasy football sleepers this draft season. Through two weeks, he's delivered. Collins ranked 5th in the NFL in receiving yards and 9th in receptions.

Now that he finally has a competent quarterback throwing him the football, the former Michigan man is strutting his stuff. Let Collins go to work for your NFL DFS lineup in Week 3.

Tight End: Jake Ferguson vs ARI

After starting the game strong, the Arizona Cardinals defense was slaughtered by the Giants in the 2nd half last week. Without star safety Budda Baker in the lineup, the Cards just don't have the horses to keep up with this talented Cowboys offense. Mike McCarthy loves to utilize his tight ends in the red zone. Hunt for touchdowns with Jake Ferguson on Sunday.

FLEX: Taysom Hill vs GB

Taysom Hill led the New Orleans Saints in rushing last week with 76 yards. With Alvin Kamara suspended, and Jamaal Williams sidelines with a nagging injury, look for Hill to get plenty of work on Sunday. He's an excellent low-cost addition to your NFL DFS lineup this week.

Despite an in-flux of defensive talent, the Packers defense has once again struggled against the run this season. Atlanta ran all over the Packers last week, the Saints could try to emulate their success in Green Bay. Hill could be a big part of the gameplan versus his former team.

D/ST: New York Jets

A tough loss to Dallas notwithstanding, the Jets defense is still a dominant unit. While they haven't gotten much help from their ailing offense, don't count out this Jets defensive line just yet. Mac Jones isn't exactly a superstar and New England has struggled with costly turnovers this season. Robert Saleh is sure to want to bring the heat on Sunday. Roll the dice on Quinnen Williams and co.