Welcome to the DFS Playbook for NFL Week 3!

What a week we have in front of us. There are some absolutely amazing match-ups for DFS with four games that have a total of at least 52.5, including the Cowboys/Seahawks tilt that has seen its total rise from 55.5 to 57 late in the week. But what makes things even more interesting is two of those games, the Sunday nighter between the Packers and Saints and Monday's Cheifs/Ravens game, aren't on the main slate. Shakes up the chalk a bit, doesn't it? No Patrick Mahomes and no Lamar Jackson . There's also no Alvin Kamara or Aaron Jones or Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce or Mark Andrews . Now obviously there are still plenty of stars for us to fill our lineups, but with so many high-end options off the main slate, it does make it more interesting as the herd doesn't have its big names to fall back on.  

Before we get to the Playbook players, allow me to remind you of what you should be doing leading up this step in your research.

Step 1: Check out the DFS Position Coaches

QB Coach -- James "Babyface" Grande (@The_Real_Grande)

RB Coach -- Justin Vreeland (@JustinVreeland)

WR Coach -- Colby Conway (@colbyrconway)

TE Coach -- Andrew Cooper (@CoopAFiasco)

D/ST Coach -- Dan Malin (@RealDANlanta)

Step 2: Check out the rest of the relevant DFS content

In addition to the positional coaching pieces, you also have things like the DFS Watch List, where I provide you with a list of players I am looking at throughout the week. We have the NFL DFS Podcast with me and Jon Impemba (@jimpemba777), who also does the Contrarian Corner video and check out the DFS Bargains from Jen Piacenti (@jenpiacenti). Our Master of Tools, Matt Selz (@theselzman), supplies you data junkies with the Weekly Match-Up Report and everyone should also be reading the Weekly Game Previews and WR/CB Match-Up Report from Ryan Hallam (@fightingchance).

Step 3: Make your own list of players

It's real easy to just sit and wait for the Playbook, but as you are doing your research throughout the week, it is important to make notes and list the players who interest you the most. Maybe they end up in the Playbook and maybe they don't. If they're there, then great, it should mean we are honing in on the same things that make him a strong play. If not, maybe you're onto something else that someone overlooked. We aren't perfect and if you uncover something different, maybe you're right. I would be careful of routine groupthink and hype from beat writers, but often times someone will tell me something they saw about their local team that I missed and I am always looking to investigate more if its there. If you do, then say something in the chat. Talk it out and see what the rest of the #FAmily thinks.That's why the chat is there, isn't it?

With those three steps complete and discussions are in progress, you are ready to look at the Playbook players, make comparisons and finalize your list for lineups, so let's get to it.

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Pos Player MatchupOpponent Rank DraftKings*Draft % FanDuel*Draft % Y! DailyBreakDownWeather
QB R. WilsonSF@SEA
Sun 4:25
10th $7300UPGRADE $8700UPGRADE $42UPGRADE
QB D. PrescottDAL@PHI
Sun 8:20
30th $7200UPGRADE $8500UPGRADE $41UPGRADE
QB K. Murrayth $6800UPGRADE $8400UPGRADE $36UPGRADE
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RB D. HenryTEN@CIN
Sun 1:00
29th $7800UPGRADE $8200UPGRADE $28UPGRADE
RB J. TaylorIND@DET
Sun 1:00
10th $7000UPGRADE $6700UPGRADE $27UPGRADE
RB J. ConnerPIT@BAL
Sun 1:00
4th $6700UPGRADE $7100UPGRADE $24UPGRADE
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WR D. Hopkinsth $7900UPGRADE $8500UPGRADE $32UPGRADE
WR C. RidleyATL@CAR
Thu 8:20
14th $7200UPGRADE $8000UPGRADE $29UPGRADE
WR A. ThielenMIN@GB
Sun 1:00
15th $6900UPGRADE $7200UPGRADE $24UPGRADE
WR C. GodwinTB@NYG
Mon 8:15
22nd $6700UPGRADE $7900UPGRADE $27UPGRADE
WR A. CooperDAL@PHI
Sun 8:20
30th $6500UPGRADE $7000UPGRADE $26UPGRADE
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TE J. SmithTEN@CIN
Sun 1:00
29th $5200UPGRADE $5600UPGRADE $19UPGRADE
TE H. HenryLAC@DEN
Sun 4:05
23rd $4800UPGRADE $6000UPGRADE $16UPGRADE
TE A. HooperLV@CLE
Sun 1:00
th $4400UPGRADE $5300UPGRADE $14UPGRADE
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DST I. ColtsIND@DET
Sun 1:00
24th $4100UPGRADE $4800UPGRADE $19UPGRADE
DST P. SteelersPIT@BAL
Sun 1:00
15th $4000UPGRADE $4700UPGRADE $18UPGRADE
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