If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.

We take this adage to heart when it comes to playing NFL DFS. The Fantasy Alarm Playbook isn’t just about handing you a list of players and a lineup to use each week. It is designed to help you learn to be a better DFS player. It’s about teaching you the process used in selecting which players to scout and, eventually, which ones to use.

Therefore, we will begin each week with the Weekly NFL DFS Watch List. We’ll still have our Weekly DFS Rankings, but the Watch List is designed to keep tabs on marquee names, chalk plays and, of course, the weekly bargains who may not see the same coverage and exposure. This piece will be continuously updated based on the most recent news and injuries which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this watch list will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.

With Week 2 data in the books, it's time to start looking ahead to Week 3 and see who looks good.

PLAYERS ADDED -- 9/19 (see below for breakdown)


Allow me to reiterate that I don't like playing the one-game Showdown format and I don't play DFS slates that use the Thursday game. There is way more luck involved in the Showdown contest unless you play max number of lineups and find the right deep dive who may hit it big in this game. And as for my DFS lineups, I just don't like locking down players from a blah Thursday game when I have so many other tasty options to use during Sunday and even Monday night.

That being said, here are some DFS-oriented thoughts on tonights Jets/Browns game:

Sam Darnold over Tyrod Taylor -- It may sound a little crazy, but this Jets defense is no joke. They rank eighth in pass coverage and 13th in run defense. The Browns rank 23rd in both. I don't see a heavy passing attack for the Jets, but I do think Darnold has more fantasy points by the end.

While I think both teams will try to run the ball early with Isaiah Crowell and Carlos Hyde , the running back I like the most is Bilal Powell . Yes, it's only been two games, but the Browns are ranking 30th against running back pass plays thus far and are allowing an average of 57 yards on just over seven catches per game.

The Jets have two very strong cover corners in Trumaine Johnson and Morris Claiborne . That's going to be tough for Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins . However, with Jarvis Landry potentially limited with his hamstring issue, Higgins could get some work out of the slot if Landry needs to come out of the game. Rod Streater would come in and work the outside in his place. So yes, Higgins is a guy I would be looking at to differentiate myself from the pack.

On the Jets side, we have a very interesting situation. Quincy Enunwa has been Darnold's favorite target, but he's taken 73% of his snaps out of the slot, not the outside. If Jermaine Kearse is back tonight, he would move into the slot with Enunwa on the outside. Now on the outside, Enunwa has a very positive match-up against Terrance Mitchell , so I'm not pivoting off him at all. I'm just looking at him and Kearse over Robby Anderson who will match up with Denzel Ward .

As for the tight ends, yes to David Njoku , especially if Landry is limited. Trying to lock down which Jets tight end might actually see a target is futile. I don't think they even know.

Good luck if you're playing in contests tonight!

PLAYERS ADDED -- 9/21 (see below for breakdown)


Dalvin Cook , RB MIN

(Max 3)