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Week 3 DFS Breakdown: Quarterback

Week 3 DFS Breakdown: Quarterback

Week 3 NFL DFS: Top Stacks for GPP Contests

SI Fantasy analyst Rob Geriak breaks down his favorite daily fantasy stacks to build into your lineups in Week 3.
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After a high-scoring Week 2, some games on the Week 3 slate are expected to have a ton of points scored in them. I'll go through some of my favorite stacks that are expected to be popular, as well as some that might go lower-owned.

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Arizona Cardinals

  • QB Kyler Murray (DK $6,800)
  • RB Kenyan Drake (DK $6,000)
  • WR DeAndre Hopkins (DK $7,900)

Murray and the Cardinals offense has been electric early on, running at a fast pace. Murray has benefited from this style dramatically from a volume standpoint. The second-year quarterback has attempted 38 and 40 passes in the first two weeks, respectively, while also producing in the run game with 67 and 91 yards rushing in consecutive games with a total of three touchdowns on the ground. Detroit's defense has been decimated so far, are dealing with injuries, and have no answers on that side of the ball with one of the worst pass rushes and run-stopping units in the league. Kenyan Drake has at least 18 touches in each game and should have his way on the ground at a very reasonable salary. DeAndre Hopkins is dominating targets with a 34.25% target share (Larry Fitzgerald is second at 16%). Nuk's salary is up there, but with the opportunities he's getting, and how this defense has been dominated, it's hard to imagine him not paying off in a high-scoring affair. Expect this to be one of the games with quite a bit of ownership among DFS players on Sunday.

Run it Back: WR Kenny Golladay (DK $6,200)

After missing each of the Lions' first two games, Golladay is expected to be ready for Week 3, and Matthew Stafford couldn't be happier. Golladay led the Lions in overall target share and target share in the red zone last season. Washington's top target Terry McLaurin was able to rack up 125 yards receiving on seven receptions with a touchdown last week against Arizona, which could spell well for Golladay in his season debut.

Seattle Seahawks

  • QB Russell Wilson (DK $7,300)
  • WR Tyler Lockett (DK $6,400)
  • WR D.K. Metcalf (DK $6,500)

In a game that will have everyone running to roster players, it's impossible not to mention Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense as a stacking option this week. Wilson has started on fire, and he's leaning on two young receivers. D.K. Metcalf is handling most of the short to intermediate routes with big play ability. He's had a nose for the end one so far with two of his eight receptions going for touchdowns. Tyler Lockett leads the 'Hawks with a 30% target share and has two touchdowns on the season. The Cowboys have been destroyed by wide receivers in the first two weeks allowing 35.70 DraftKings points to the position in Week 1 against the Rams, and 55.90 DK points to wideouts in Week 2 against the Falcons.

Run it Back: WR CeeDee Lamb (DK $5,400)

Between Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliott, you could run it back with any of these playmakers. I'm leaning on Lamb in this spot, and one of the reasons I'm doing so is his modest $5,400 salary. Cooper is $6,500 and Elliot is $8,300. That's not to say that those salaries aren't accurate; I simply feel that Lamb is underpriced. The rookie is second on the Cowboys in target share to this point, has two targets in the first two weeks in the red zone, and had 106 receiving yards last week. In what promises to be another high-scoring affair, look for a big game out of Lamb.

New England Patriots

  • QB Cam Newton (DK $6,700)
  • WR N'Keal Harry (DK $4,200)
  • WR Julian Edelman (DK $6,200)

In a game that could go under the radar in the early window, the Patriots are back home hosting the Raiders, who come in off a short week and fly from the West coast to the East coast for a 1:00 p.m. ET game, which is always a challenge. As far as the Pats go, this is a much different team, obviously with the departure of Tom Brady and the arrival of Cam Newton. Newton looks like a completely different player after some mediocre, injury-riddled seasons, much like the MVP winning quarterback of years past. Most noticeable about Cam is that he's running more aggressively than we've seen him in a while, he looks comfortable in the pocket, and he's delivering the ball to his receivers with confidence. This looks to be an offensive system from Josh McDaniels built for Newton with those designed runs and high-percentage passes. The Raiders are 2-0 but have been extremely generous defensively. They've allowed over 19 DraftKings points to both quarterbacks they've faced (Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Brees) and have just one sack. N'Keal Harry has been quite the target monster thus far, seeing 17 targets (12 last week). He's priced way down at $4,200 offering great value as a target for Newton. Julian Edelman has been Newton's go-to receiver thus far, seeing seven and 11 targets in the team's first two games, respectively. The Raiders have offered very little resistance to slot receivers, and I don't expect them to slow down Edelman this week.

Run it Back: TE Darren Waller (DK $5,700)

Waller is Derek Carr's primary pass-catcher with eight targets (six receptions) in week 1 and 16 targets (12 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown) in week 2. The Patriots do have the resources to match up well with Waller, making his ownership even more scarce while many may lean on running back Josh Jacobs. Still, I feel that Bill Belichick will do everything possible to shut Jacobs and the running game down and force Derek Carr to beat them with his arm. Carr has shown that he'll force the ball to Waller in almost any situation, which could pay huge dividends.

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Other Stacks

Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings: QB Ryan Tannehill (DK $5,900), RB Derrick Henry ($7,800), WR Corey Davis (DK $5,200)

Run it Back: WR Adam Thielen (DK $6,900)

Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons: QB Mitch Trubisky (DK $5,700), RB David Montgomery ($5,700), WR Allen Robinson (DK $6,200)

Run it Back: WR Calvin Ridley (DK $7,200)

After a high-scoring Week 2, some games on the Week 3 slate are expected to have a ton of points scored in them. I'll go through some of my favorite stacks that are expected to be popular, as well as some that might go lower-owned.

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