The Stack Report – Week 3 Main Slate – NFL DFS

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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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