UPDATED: Sunday, Sept. 24 at 12pm ET
Who's ready to build some winning NFL Week 3 DFS lineups? By now you should have gone through all of the content and built some lineups – cash or GPP, whatever floats your boat) and now it's time to take a look at some of the last-minute news and some thoughts on lineups as I roll out a few examples for you to compare to your own. Don't worry if your lineups differ from mine. They should. You can certainly make tweaks if you see something in mine you may have missed, but if you're working off the NFL DFS Playbook, then we're probably rolling out some similar things. Be sure to check the weather but don't overreact. Heavy rain and winds over 20mph are your enemy, but anything lighter than that and these guys can play through it. Maybe you downgrade some of the passing attacks, but if it's light rain and 10mph winds, I'm not fading the game.
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.
**Be sure to check the Playbook and Dart Board for late changes
Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!
SUNDAY MORNING NOTES:
According to Adam Schefter:
Colts’ QB Anthony Richardson officially ruled out for Sunday vs. Baltimore
Chargers are listing RB Austin Ekeler as out for Sunday’s game vs. Vikings
Chiefs' RB Isiah Pacheco, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a hamstring injury, is expected to play vs. the Bears
Seahawks' WR DK Metcalf, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a rib injury, is expected to play vs. the Panthers
Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins (questionable, ankle) is expected to play Sunday vs. Browns
Commanders ruled out TE Logan Thomas for Sunday’s game vs Washington due to his concussion.
Texans’ LT Laremy Tunsil has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars
Jets downgraded LT Duane Brown to out for Sunday’s game vs. the Patriots.
Seahawks safety Jamal Adams is not expected to play vs. the Panthers, per source.
Players out Sunday include Anthony Richardson, Ryan Kelly, Odell Beckham, Justice Hill, Ronnie Stanley, Tyler Linderbaum, Marlon Humphrey, Austin Ekeler, Eric Kendricks, Marcus Davenport, Jamaal Williams, Elgton Jenkins, Peter Skoronski, Greg Newsome, Taylor Decker, Kerby Joseph, Emmanuel Moseley, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Logan Thomas, Frank Clark, Justin Simmons, Denzel Perryman, Jalen Pitre, Derek Stingley, Zay Jones, Bryce Young, Charles Cross, Coby Bryant, Nick Bolton, Richie James, Trevon Diggs and Gunner Olszewski.
IND/BAL - The center of circulation for "what's left of Ophelia" is over BAL and WASH, and that's a GOOD thing. It means light winds, just 5-10mph, and the rain is clearing too. This game won't be fully dry, as there's likely some lingering spotty drizzle or a passing shower, but there's no heaby rains expected, and what rain we do see likely clears in the 2nd half.
NE/NYJ - The east coast game with the most concern. Pretty good shot of rain during the game. Winds sustained 10-15mph, gusts 25-30mph..
DEN/MIA - Scattered afternoon storms and there's a chance one of them ends up on top of the ballpark.
BUF/WAS - The bulk of the rain is long gone, but a little drizzle could linger early. Winds 5-10mph sustained, gusts around 15mph. Conditions are pretty good, but the field conditions likely slick it will be from rain last night / early this morning.
CAR/SEA - Rain should be building in throughout the game. Light stuff, but steady and eventually fairly soaking.
**Note: Do NOT overreact to the weather. It is not as bad as originally portrayed during the week.
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):
Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:
Dart Throw Stacks: