NFL DFS Week 3 is upon us and wow, do we have a busy Sunday morning here. There are numerous injuries being reported late that command our attention. If you've already read the NFL DFS Playbook, then you saw the late adds of Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, but believe me, there is definitely more to take a look at. You've got a report from Tom Pelissero saying that Josh Jacobs flew to Tennessee on Saturday, but does that mean he will play or will the Raiders turn to Zamir White? You've got the Bucs elevating Cole Beasley from their practice squad due to their injury issues with Julio Jones and, of course, the question on everyone's mind – will Justin Herbert play or will the Chargers use Chase Daniel? This is fixing to be one heck of a Sunday morning, but if you think back to last year at this time, we were dealing with a very similar situation with Dalvin Cook and it was a pivot to Alexander Mattison that gave Millionaire Mike the victory. Are you ready for Week 3?

Just a few notes here about the lineups below...

The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.

Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.

Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!




According to Adam Schefter:

Chargers’ QB Justin Herbert is expected to make a decision during pregame warm-ups about whether to take a pain-killing injection in his fractured rib cartilage to try and play vs the Jaguars

Bucs’ RB Leonard Fournette, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a hamstring injury, is expected to play against the Packers

Cardinals’ RB James Conner, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an ankle injury, will test it pre-game but is tracking to play vs. the Rams

Saints’ RB Alvin Kamara, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a rib injury, is expected to play vs. the Panthers

Ravens’ RB J.K. Dobbins, who tore his ACL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring last year and is questionable for Sunday, is expected to make his 2022 regular-season debut vs. the Patriots

Jakobi Meyers (knee) is not expected to play in Week 3 against the Ravens.

Bills’ WR Gabe Davis, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an ankle injury, has said he will play vs. the Dolphins

Bucs WRS Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) are listed as questionable but expected to play.

Bucs WR Julio Jones is questionable and will be tested in pre-game warm-ups.

Buccaneers elevated WR Cole Beasley to their active roster from their practice squad for Sunday’s game vs. the Packers

Packers’ WR Randall Cobb, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an illness, is likely to play vs. the Buccaneers

WR Christian Watson, listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury, is unlikely to play

Bills safety Jordan Poyer (questionable, foot) is not expected to play vs. Dolphins, per source. Both of Buffalo’s Pro Bowl safeties are out, after Micah Hyde went on IR, along with two other defensive starters

Packers' OT David Bakhtiari, listed as questionable for Sunday due to his lingering knee issues, is expected to make his 2022 regular-season debut vs. the Buccaneers

Titans officially placed left tackle Taylor Lewan on Injured Reserve. Titans also elevated WR Josh Gordon and OL Jordan Roos to their active roster from their practice squad

Broncos’ HC Nathaniel Hackett has hired former Ravens’ asst HC/special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg as Senior Assistant to help him with gameday decisions

Other News:

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Josh Jacobs (illness) traveled to Tennessee on Saturday.

Brandon Bolden (hamstring) was not listed on the final injury report for Week 3 against the Titans.

Jakobi Meyers (knee) is questionable for Week 3's game against Baltimore.'s Ian Rapoport reports Titans OT Taylor Lewan will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.


CIN/NYJ – possible storm moving in late in the game. Could miss the game entirely though

PHI/WAS – scattered showers throughout the game with winds blowing at 10 mph

HOU/CHI – possible scattered showers; winds blowing 15-20 mph with potential gusts up to 25-30 mph


As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive. 

Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership): 

*Bills: Josh Allen, Gabriel Davis, Stefon Diggs or Isaiah McKenzie (Hill or Waddle coming back)

Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle (Davis or Diggs coming back)

*Lions: Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, D'Andre Swift or DJ Chark (Jefferson or Cook or Thielen coming back)

*Vikings: Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook or Adam Thielen (St. Brown or Swift coming back)

*Eagles: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, Dallas Goedert (McLaurin or Samuel coming back)

Bengals:  Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Ja'Marr Chase or Tee Higgins (Wilson or Moore coming back)

Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:

*Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, CEH or JuJu Smith-Schuster or Mecole Hardman (Pittman or Taylor coming back)

*Raiders: Derek Carr, Davante Adams, Darren Waller (Henry coming back)

Commanders: Carson Wentz, Curtis Samuel, Terry McLaurin or Logan Thomas or Antonio Gibson (Brown coming back)

Ravens: Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, Rashod Bateman (Meyers or Harris coming back)

Rams: Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson or Tyler Higbee (M Brown or Ertz coming back)

Cardinals: Kyler Murray, Marquise Brown, James Conner or Zach Ertz (Kupp or Robinson coming back)

*Falcons: Marcus Mariota, Drake London, Kyle Pitts or Cordarrelle Patterson (Metcalf or Lockett coming back)

Colts: Matt Ryan, Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman (Kelce or Juju or Hardman coming back)

Dart Throw Stacks:

Seahawks: Geno Smith, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett (London, Pitts or Patterson coming back)

Texans: Davis Mills, Dameon Pierce, Brandon Cooks (Montgomery coming back)

Bears: Justin Fields, David Montgomery, Darnell Mooney or Cole Kmet (Pierce or Cooks coming back)

*denotes favorite

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