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Daily Fantasy Football Week 3 NFL DFS Stacks and Picks on DraftKings and FanDuel

This piece will identify some of my favorite NFL DFS stacks of the weekend. Be sure to use our Stacking tool within our Player Models to find the highest projected stacks, the stacks that figure to be chalky, and more. Our Correlation Dashboard is also an excellent resource for finding hidden edges in stacking positions and games.

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Josh Allen + Stefon Diggs + Jaylen Waddle

  • Josh Allen ($8,200 DraftKings, $9,000 FanDuel)
  • Stefon Diggs ($7,700 DraftKings, $8,300 FanDuel)
  • Jaylen Waddle ($6,800 DraftKings, $7,500 FanDuel)

Call me a chalk eater; I do not care. The bottom line is this: DraftKings releases their pricing on Sunday night for the following week, so it’s clear Josh Allen and (especially) Stefon Diggs aren’t priced close to appropriately in this plus matchup against the Dolphins.

Diggs absolutely eviscerated the Titans’ secondary on Monday night (in three quarters), catching 12 of his 14 targets for 148 yards and three touchdowns. He would be priced right next to the likes of Cooper Kupp and Justin Jefferson if this happened on the main slate, but instead, we get this massive discount on him at just $7,700. He will likely be the highest-owned wide receiver on the Week 3 slate, but we can differentiate elsewhere, as this Buffalo offense appears unstoppable at the moment. Diggs leads the NFL (by wide margins) in both targets per route run and yards per route run. Most people you ask would tell you the best receiver in the NFL is Kupp or Jefferson, but Diggs has to be in that conversation.

Last week the Dolphins got torched by both Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews, and with the way the Bills have looked to open the season, I will not be betting against another smash spot here for Josh Allen and Co.

Let’s touch on Allen for a second, who has completed 52-of-69 passes on the season (75%) for 614 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 66 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He is the runaway favorite for MVP right now and should be priced closer to $9,000 on DraftKings rather than his Week 3 salary of just $8,200.

Tyreek Hill will be the obvious bring-back after last week’s monstrous performance, but Jaylen Waddle has also looked incredible to start the season and is $800 cheaper at just $6,800. Buffalo’s defense has been ferocious over the first two weeks, but the fact this game is being played in Miami means the Dolphins should be able to keep it semi-close. With a 52.5 total on this game, you can expect some fireworks.

Jalen Hurts + Devonta Smith + Logan Thomas

  • Jalen Hurts ($7,600 DraftKings, $8,100 FanDuel)
  • Devonta Smith ($5,200 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel)
  • Logan Thomas ($3,500 DraftKings, $5,400 FanDuel)

This is another spot where we have mispricing, as the Eagles — like the Bills — played on Monday night. That means we get discounts on both Jalen Hurts and Devonta Smith. Hurts played the best game of his career against the Vikings, completing 26-of-31 passes for 333 yards and a touchdown while adding 57 yards with his legs and two rushing touchdowns. The Commanders just allowed Jared Goff to shred them for 256 yards and four touchdowns, which is alarming.

Hurts now has 28 rushing attempts through two games, which makes his floor incredibly high and his ceiling even higher. We have his floor projection second to only Allen this week and higher than Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Had his salary come out after Monday, he would be priced in the same tier as Jackson and Allen, but instead, we can roster him for just $7,600.

After posting a donut in Week 1, Smith bounced back against Minnesota, hauling in all seven of his targets for 80 yards. After watching what Amon-Ra St. Brown did to Washington, it’s impossible not to like the spot for both A.J. Brown and Smith. However, Smith is way too cheap at just $5,200.

Many will choose to run this stack back on the Washington side with one of their three dynamic receivers, and you will not get an argument from me. However, the best way to attack the Eagles is through the tight end position. That was the exact case in Week 2: Darius Slay locked up Justin Jefferson, and Adam Thielen did all of his damage in garbage time. Meanwhile, Irv Smith Jr. and Johnny Mundt combined for 11 targets, bringing in seven for 64 yards. It would have been even more, but Mundt dropped the ball when he was wide open and had a ton of room to run.

Logan Thomas has looked good since returning from a torn ACL, catching six-of-11 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown through two weeks. We should always be looking for smart ways to save salary, and by including Thomas in this stack, it’s a decent way to be contrarian while paying down at what’s usually a very weak position.

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Marcus Mariota + Kyle Pitts + Tyler Lockett

  • Marcus Mariota ($5,500 DraftKings, $7,300 FanDuel)
  • Kyle Pitts ($4,800 DraftKings, $5,600 FanDuel)
  • Tyler Lockett ($5,800 DraftKings, $6,600 FanDuel)

Is it ever going to happen for Kyle Pitts? He’s looked awful through two weeks, catching just four of 11 targets for 38 yards and zero touchdowns. He did play two formidable defenses in New Orleans and Los Angeles, but the point remains; we need to see some signs of life moving forward. The good news is he gets a dream spot this week vs. the Seahawks, who have been getting exposed by opposing tight ends to open the year. Last week, the always imposing Ross Dwelley caught a long touchdown against them, and in Week 1, the elite combination of Andrew Beck and Albert Okwuegbunam posted 85 combined yards. Call me crazy, but there’s a chance Pitts is better than those guys.

As for Marcus Mariota, he has shown some sneaky appeal, running a combined 18 times in two games while posting a pair of passing touchdowns. I’m excited to see what he could do against a non-elite defense, as his price is extremely attractive at just $5,550.

You could run this back with either Tyler Lockett or D.K. Metcalf, but Lockett has shown the higher ceiling this season through two games after last week’s nine-catch, 107-yard performance. The Falcons have given up the most receiving touchdowns to wideouts in the young season, tied with the Ravens and Rams. This game has a low total, but whenever we have two egregious defenses facing off, there’s a chance for some fireworks.

This piece will identify some of my favorite NFL DFS stacks of the weekend. Be sure to use our Stacking tool within our Player Models to find the highest projected stacks, the stacks that figure to be chalky, and more. Our Correlation Dashboard is also an excellent resource for finding hidden edges in stacking positions and games.

You can also plug these stacks into our Lineup Builder to hand-build the rest of it, or you can optimize it with our projections. And if you like to create multiple lineups, our Lineup Optimizer allows you to effortlessly create up to 150 lineups.

The Lineup Optimizer has endless customization opportunities.

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Lineup builder and optimizer

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Josh Allen + Stefon Diggs + Jaylen Waddle

  • Josh Allen ($8,200 DraftKings, $9,000 FanDuel)
  • Stefon Diggs ($7,700 DraftKings, $8,300 FanDuel)
  • Jaylen Waddle ($6,800 DraftKings, $7,500 FanDuel)

Call me a chalk eater; I do not care. The bottom line is this: DraftKings releases their pricing on Sunday night for the following week, so it’s clear Josh Allen and (especially) Stefon Diggs aren’t priced close to appropriately in this plus matchup against the Dolphins.

Diggs absolutely eviscerated the Titans’ secondary on Monday night (in three quarters), catching 12 of his 14 targets for 148 yards and three touchdowns. He would be priced right next to the likes of Cooper Kupp and Justin Jefferson if this happened on the main slate, but instead, we get this massive discount on him at just $7,700. He will likely be the highest-owned wide receiver on the Week 3 slate, but we can differentiate elsewhere, as this Buffalo offense appears unstoppable at the moment. Diggs leads the NFL (by wide margins) in both targets per route run and yards per route run. Most people you ask would tell you the best receiver in the NFL is Kupp or Jefferson, but Diggs has to be in that conversation.

Last week the Dolphins got torched by both Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews, and with the way the Bills have looked to open the season, I will not be betting against another smash spot here for Josh Allen and Co.

Let’s touch on Allen for a second, who has completed 52-of-69 passes on the season (75%) for 614 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 66 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He is the runaway favorite for MVP right now and should be priced closer to $9,000 on DraftKings rather than his Week 3 salary of just $8,200.

Tyreek Hill will be the obvious bring-back after last week’s monstrous performance, but Jaylen Waddle has also looked incredible to start the season and is $800 cheaper at just $6,800. Buffalo’s defense has been ferocious over the first two weeks, but the fact this game is being played in Miami means the Dolphins should be able to keep it semi-close. With a 52.5 total on this game, you can expect some fireworks.

Jalen Hurts + Devonta Smith + Logan Thomas

  • Jalen Hurts ($7,600 DraftKings, $8,100 FanDuel)
  • Devonta Smith ($5,200 DraftKings, $6,000 FanDuel)
  • Logan Thomas ($3,500 DraftKings, $5,400 FanDuel)

This is another spot where we have mispricing, as the Eagles — like the Bills — played on Monday night. That means we get discounts on both Jalen Hurts and Devonta Smith. Hurts played the best game of his career against the Vikings, completing 26-of-31 passes for 333 yards and a touchdown while adding 57 yards with his legs and two rushing touchdowns. The Commanders just allowed Jared Goff to shred them for 256 yards and four touchdowns, which is alarming.

Hurts now has 28 rushing attempts through two games, which makes his floor incredibly high and his ceiling even higher. We have his floor projection second to only Allen this week and higher than Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Had his salary come out after Monday, he would be priced in the same tier as Jackson and Allen, but instead, we can roster him for just $7,600.

After posting a donut in Week 1, Smith bounced back against Minnesota, hauling in all seven of his targets for 80 yards. After watching what Amon-Ra St. Brown did to Washington, it’s impossible not to like the spot for both A.J. Brown and Smith. However, Smith is way too cheap at just $5,200.

Many will choose to run this stack back on the Washington side with one of their three dynamic receivers, and you will not get an argument from me. However, the best way to attack the Eagles is through the tight end position. That was the exact case in Week 2: Darius Slay locked up Justin Jefferson, and Adam Thielen did all of his damage in garbage time. Meanwhile, Irv Smith Jr. and Johnny Mundt combined for 11 targets, bringing in seven for 64 yards. It would have been even more, but Mundt dropped the ball when he was wide open and had a ton of room to run.

Logan Thomas has looked good since returning from a torn ACL, catching six-of-11 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown through two weeks. We should always be looking for smart ways to save salary, and by including Thomas in this stack, it’s a decent way to be contrarian while paying down at what’s usually a very weak position.

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Marcus Mariota + Kyle Pitts + Tyler Lockett

  • Marcus Mariota ($5,500 DraftKings, $7,300 FanDuel)
  • Kyle Pitts ($4,800 DraftKings, $5,600 FanDuel)
  • Tyler Lockett ($5,800 DraftKings, $6,600 FanDuel)

Is it ever going to happen for Kyle Pitts? He’s looked awful through two weeks, catching just four of 11 targets for 38 yards and zero touchdowns. He did play two formidable defenses in New Orleans and Los Angeles, but the point remains; we need to see some signs of life moving forward. The good news is he gets a dream spot this week vs. the Seahawks, who have been getting exposed by opposing tight ends to open the year. Last week, the always imposing Ross Dwelley caught a long touchdown against them, and in Week 1, the elite combination of Andrew Beck and Albert Okwuegbunam posted 85 combined yards. Call me crazy, but there’s a chance Pitts is better than those guys.

As for Marcus Mariota, he has shown some sneaky appeal, running a combined 18 times in two games while posting a pair of passing touchdowns. I’m excited to see what he could do against a non-elite defense, as his price is extremely attractive at just $5,550.

You could run this back with either Tyler Lockett or D.K. Metcalf, but Lockett has shown the higher ceiling this season through two games after last week’s nine-catch, 107-yard performance. The Falcons have given up the most receiving touchdowns to wideouts in the young season, tied with the Ravens and Rams. This game has a low total, but whenever we have two egregious defenses facing off, there’s a chance for some fireworks.