One of the key aspects of the NFL DFS Week 3 slate I mentioned in the Playbook is the lack of value we are seeing. I should probably amend that statement and say that, for cash games, it's going to be tough to find enough value to get the likes of a Cooper Kupp into your lineup. For GPP tournaments, it's definitely different. Take the Las Vegas Raiders situation right now. Josh Jacobs was a late add to the injury report due to an illness and then he didn't even travel with the team. Can we find a value running back here? If you look at the Raiders depth chart, you'll see Zamir White, Ameer Abdullah and Brandon Bolden. For GPP tournaments, one of these guys, if you pick the right one, could be a value back who would enable you to get a top-priced player into your lineup. The only problem is we aren't sure which one to use. Perhaps there's more clarity come Sunday morning, but for now, I'd rather bargain shop for a Romeo Doubs or someone like that. We'll see what happens.

Welcome to the DFS Dart Board for NFL Week 3!

If you're new to Fantasy Alarm, the DFS Dart Board is an add-on to the Playbook that I started a few years ago. It came about when I was building GPP lineups and realized I needed more salary relief. As I dug through my notes to see who stood out the most among those players at a more affordable price, it hit me. When I put players in the Playbook, I am thinking primarily about cash lineup plays -- guys with a high floor who I could conceivably put into my core-group and build a lineup around. After those players, I would mix in a handful of guys who had boatloads of upside and were in soft match-ups, but I wasn’t paying as much attention to their salary as I should have. And that's where the Dart Board came into play.

Every now and then, when building lineups while using particular stacks, you need some salary relief. You need a guy who may not be minimally priced, but low enough to give you the flexibility you need to get someone like Jonathan Taylor or Justin Jefferson in as a flex play or something. Occasionally you may see a min-priced QB or TE in here, but more often than not, this space is reserved for running backs and wide receivers who are below $6,000 on FanDuel or $5,000 or lower on DraftKings.

Now while we call this a Dart Board, keep in mind that every player has been carefully researched. We're not up here picking players all willy-nilly, desperately hoping they hit. We're looking for the cheapest bargains possible who still have the strongest potential to give you at least a 3-5x return on what you pay.

All set? Great. Maybe take a listen to the NFL podcast while you're sifting through all the information and watch as Jon and I build you a tasty GPP lineup.



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