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Dec 2, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) drop back during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Hello and welcome everyone to the first ever edition of The Daily Dollar. My name is Joey Zanette, and my specialty is assisting Playmakers in finding the best value plays on the NFL DFS slate for DraftKings! For the format of this article, I am going to provide quick hits on each player to simplify it for those pressed for time.

QB | Jameis Winston | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | vs. New York Giants

  • Depressed price on DraftKings due to a lackluster start of the season.
  • Prime bounce back spot against the Giants Defense who rank 31st against the pass.
  • The Giants surrendered 35 points to Dallas in Week 1 and 28 to Buffalo in Week 2.
  • The Bucs have a pass first offense led by new head coach Bruce Arians. He is an offensive mastermind, which will serve the Bucs well against an awful secondary.
  • Serves as a great piece of a game stack that may get overlooked, but has the potential for a shootout.
  • Winston has a solid supporting cast with the likes of Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and O.J. Howard to pass too. We can expect a boost in production for all of Winston’s weapons.

QB | Daniel Jones | New York Giants | vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Jones is mis-priced this week due to the release of pricing prior to being named the starting QB. This is the cheapest the rookie will come all season.
  • Jones will face off against a Tampa Bay team that allowed 31 points Week 1 vs. SF.
  • A seemingly injured Cam Newton still managed to throw for 333 yards in Week 2 against this Bucs squad.
  • Jones who impressed in the 2019 Preseason, had a career 60% completion rate in 3 years at Duke where he amassed 8,201 yards with a 122.9 QB rating.
  • Jones went an impressive 29-34 for 416 yards and two TDs through only 60 snaps in the preseason
  • Sterling Shepard practiced on Thursday, and should be good to go on Sunday allowing for yet another option in the pass game, joining the likes of Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley.
  • With a 4.5 40-yard-dash speed, Jones is a threat to accrue points on the ground as well.

QB | Mason Rudolph | Pittsburgh Steelers | vs. San Francisco 49ers

  • Rudolph is priced as a backup QB who is taking the reins of a competent offense this week.
  • He went 12-19 for 112 yards and 2 Tds (1 INT) in a half of football in Week 2.
  • Rudolph had a pretty good preseason where he was 28-43 for 368 yards and 4 TDs (1 INT).
  • The Steelers have a myriad of weapons around Rudolph in WR Juju Smith-Schuster, TE Vance McDonald, WR James Washington, RB James Conner, and RB Jalen Samuels who could contribute to his success this week.
  • I reserve this play for deep GPP tourney play only, and consider Rudolph as a high variance boom or bust option.

WR | J.J. Arcega-Whiteside | Philadelphia Eagles | vs. Detroit Lions

  • JAWS is in line for a full a full workload this week due to injuries to WRs DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery.
  • He is a cheap and low owned pivot off what will be a very chalky Nelson Agholor.
  • Unlike last week where he was thrown into a game where he wasn’t expected to play much, JAWS has had all week to build rapport with Carson Wentz in practice.
  • He is a big-bodied physical wide receiver, and  is built to handle ample opportunity in the red zone.
  • He had a very nice showing in the preseason, during which he was showcased for a stat line of 12-147-1. Albeit against many backups, 8-104-1 of this statline came against Baltimore.

WR | Devin Smith | Dallas Cowboys | vs. Miami Dolphins

  • Devin Smith should fit into the Michael Gallup role this week due to the latter’s knee injury.
  • Dallas are 21 point home favorites with the highest implied team total of the week (34.25 points).
  • Miami has looked dreadful in all phases of the game this season, and rank dead last in the NFL against the pass.
  • Another preseason hero, Devin Smith posted a stat line of 14-188-1 in August this year.
  • Also in a limited role last week after joining the 1st team when Gallop exited, Smith grabbed 3 receptions for 77 yards and a TD. The TD came on a 51 yard pass play.
  • Smith has tremendous speed, and ran his 40 yard dash in 4.42 seconds at the combine- a number good enough for 89th percentile amongst all prospects.
  • Smith will also have the absolute best CB matchup this week per Pro Football Focus with a +64% Advantage against the Dolphins disappointing cornerback, Eric Rowe.

WR | James Washington | Pittsburgh Steelers | $3,500 vs. San Francisco 49ers.

  • Washington will start in 3 WR sets due to Donte Moncrief’s benching.
  • He has had excellent rapport with QB Mason Rudolph who played alongside Washington at Oklahoma State University.
  • Yet another preseason stud over the last 2 seasons posting a 17-336-3 stat line.
  • A should-be low owned Mason Rudolph and James Washington stack will allow you to pay up at nearly any other position this week.

Other Notes:

  • Nelson Agholor profiles as a chalky free square in cash game lineups on Sunday. Don’t over think this one.
  • Dallas RB Tony Pollard is $3,800, and Patriots RB Rex Burkhead is $3,900. Both could see an increase in volume this week due to potential blowouts at hand against AFC East dungeon dwellers Miami and NYJ. Both RBs should be considered only for large field GPP tournaments due to their volatile nature.

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The Stack Report – Week 3 Main Slate – NFL DFS

Hi again regulars and greetings newcomers! Welcome to the Week 3 NFL Main Slate Stack Report for NFL DFS contests. My name is CD Hill (@cdhill81 on Twitter), and as DPA’s newest DFS analyst, I am here to focus on the best positional correlation pairings for this weekend’s main slate. As I stated last week, there are a few factors that focus on this particular strategy and that’s what this write-up will get into. So, with that said, I wish you the best in all of the contests you enter this Sunday, and let’s get down to business!

Dallas Cowboys

QB | Dak Prescott with RB | Ezekiel Elliott

In terms of deciding what RB to stack up with a QB this week, this combo is clearly looking like the go-to one right now for DFS owners. Cowboys’ main man under center, Dak Prescott’s, main receiving target will likely be receiver, Amari Cooper (especially now with WR, Michael Gallup, knee, out), yes, but his price tag will be a little bit on the murky side while running back, Ezekiel Elliott, will be sure to see a fair share of targets coming his way from Prescott as well. Zeke is also the safer big money play between the two. Elliott’s also going to be his team’s workhorse on the ground so you know he’s going to be quite busy on Sunday and when you look at how hot Prescott has been in Dallas’ passing game to start the year (337 passing yards and 3.5 passing touchdowns per game in his last two contests, not to mention, he’s averaging 40.5 rushing yards per game in that time), this really starts to look like a one-two punch that’s going to go off offensively in Week 3. What doesn’t hurt their chances of this happening either is their matchup. These two face a putrid Dolphins team on Sunday that simply can’t stop the pass or the run at all this year. For starters, Miami has given up close to 200 rushing yards (195.5) and 320 passing yards per game (316.5). They’ve also given up a total of eight passing touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns. That’s absolutely atrocious and shows you why this player composition is going to be a popular cash game play on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Arizona Cardinals

QB | Kyler Murray with WR | Larry Fitzgerald &/or

Christian Kirk

When looking for a solid stack that combines both solid price with potential big day fantasy points wise, this one isn’t a bad one to go with on Sunday. Rookie, Kyler Murray, is still a work in progress but is averaging a respectable 328.5 passing yards per game since the start of the season and threw for two TDs in Week 1. He’s also expected to run the ball more as the season progresses (a strong part of his game in college) despite the quiet six rushing attempts for only 17 yards so far in 2019. As for his top two options at wideout, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk are both off to solid starts this year with veteran Fitzgerald actually off to the best start in his career averaging 12 targets, 6.5 receptions, 108.5 receiving yards and 0.5 receiving TDs in his last two contests. Christian Kirk is also getting involved quite heavily on the receiving end, too, averaging 10 targets per game since Week 1 and recently hauled in 114 yards through the air (on six catches) showing off his WR deep ball threat ability Week 2. The Cardinals face the Panthers this week who will be without their starting QB, Cam Newton (foot), making their slightly better than average defense more likely to have to work longer and harder on the field with a now likely to struggle offense (backup Carolina QB, Kyle Allen, will likely be a mediocre replacement). Fitzgerald is the preferred start to add with Murray but both Arizona receivers wiil be viable as solid GPP plays in Week 3.

Baltimore Ravens

QB | Lamar Jackson with WR | Marquise Brown

This pairing is one of the safest pairings to target in Week 3. Both Lamar Jackson and Marquise Brown should have no problems exploiting Kansas City’s weak secondary in their upcoming meeting. Chiefs were known to give up plenty of passing yards and touchdowns in 2018 and aren’t off to a good start in 2019 either in that regard. These players have been outstanding in 2019 (Jackson with a 145.2 Passer Rating, 722 total yards and seven TDs and Brown with 12 catches for 233 yards and two TDs) and while both make for solid cash game plays, they’re solid GPP ones, too, thanks to their ceilings seemingly being unlimited right now with Brown’s very nice price tag still coming in without much a dent put in it.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB | Jameis Winston with WR | Chris Godwin or WR | Mike Evans & TE | O.J. Howard

The Bucs have a fantastic matchup this week at home week facing the Giants who given up up an ample amount of passing yards per game (321) and total TD passes (5). Jameis Winston disappointed his DFS owners in Week 1 and while he didn’t do a lot better fantasy points wise in Week 2, he looked more fluent in terms of the way he was throwing the ball by ending up with zero interceptions instead of the three he threw the previous week and ending up with a win instead of a loss. He also comes in priced quite nicely with the only hard part being who to pair him up with on his squad. You can either add him with receiver, Chris Godwin, who is coming off of a big week where he was targeted nine times for eight catches, 121 yards receiving and one touchdown after a semi-notable Week 1. The major downside with adding Godwin, though, is his now elevated salary so while him and Winston can still be considered GPP plays thanks to Winston’s price tag but are looking like cash game options as well now, another Tampa Bay stack to consider is the trio of Winston, Mike Evans and O.J. Howard. All three of these players are starting off the year slowly but this matchup is simply too tantalizing to pass up on and has the makings of breakout games for all three of them. Evans and Howard just have way too much ability to go through another dud of a week here and make for tremendously priced tourney options with Winston. They’re the other sound stack route you can take with this team.

Honorable Mentions / GPP Stacks

(Cash) New England Patriots: QB | Tom Brady with WR | Julian Edelman

(GPP) Pittsburgh Steelers: QB | Mason Rudolph with WR | James Washington

(CASH/GPP) Detroit Lions: QB | Matthew Stafford with WR | Kenny Golladay

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