NFL Week 3 DFS Lineup Strategy

Mike Noblin
By Mike NoblinPublished: September 22, 2023
NFL Week 3 DFS Lineup Strategy

Our DFS lineup for Week 3 includes a handful of high-ceiling, high-floor players including doubling down on Minnesota’s offense thriving against the Chargers defense. Also, there is only one man to take your Tight End spot this week as the Chicago/Kansas City game could get ugly early because of him.

QB Kirk Cousins (MIN) Salary: $6,900

Cousins comes into Week 2 with 715 passing yards, sitting just behind Tua. While he’s had success through the air, the Vikings are 0-2 heading into a pivotal matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, who happen to sit at 0-2 themselves.

In a game that should display two high-powered offenses and two sub-par secondaries, I’m banking on Cousins putting together another multi-TD, 300-yard game which could end up securing you 25-30 fantasy points.

Depending on format and salary, pairing Kirk with Jefferson, Hockenson, or in our case Addison, is a must in DFS lineups.

RB Bijan Robinson (ATL) Salary: $7,800

Robinson has proved to be a top-three fantasy asset after just two weeks of play. Averaging 22.3 FPPG on DraftKings, his jukes, powerful running, and pass-catching is McCaffrey-like.

Facing up against a weak Detroit defense, Bijan is the RB1 for this week in a game that should display some powerful running on both sides as Dan Campbell feeds Gibbs and Arthur Smith feeds his RB1 in Robinson.

His increased snap percentage and touch count in Week 2 proved that Bijan is the true RB1 in Atlanta and should continue to get more goal-line reps as the season moves along.

RB Brian Robinson Jr. (WAS) Salary: $5,800

A massive surprise in fantasy leagues and DFS lineups, Brian Robinson sits at the top of the RB ladder in the first two weeks of Eric Bienemy’s version of the Washington offense.

After dominating the Denver and Arizona defenses, the Alabama RB faces a tougher test in Buffalo. With that being said, the Bills defense lacks playmakers and Robinson’s 20+ touches should allow him to secure a top 10 fantasy week at the position once again.

WR Christian Kirk (JAX) Salary: $5,400

We haven’t swayed from Kirk despite his horrendous Week 1 performance. After playing just 60% of the snaps against Indy, he managed to play 81% against Kansas City, securing 11 of his 14 targets for 110 yards.

Expect him to torch the Texans out of the flex this week as Trevor Lawrence continues to find his rhythm this season.

WR Tank Dell (HOU) Salary: $3,600

On the other side of the football, Tank Dell has proven to be one of the most explosive rookie wideouts, averaging 13.3 FPPG while playing nearly 80% of snaps last week against Indianapolis.

While Robert Woods and Nico Collins remain pricey options for a Texans offense that might struggle to get going, it seems as if Dell might become Stroud’s favorite target by the end of the season.

WR Adam Thielen (CAR) Salary: $3,900

Thielen takes on a Seattle defense that has struggled thus far. Allowing monster games to Amon-Ra and Josh Reynolds last week as well as Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell in Week 1, Thielen should finish with more than 10 targets as Carolina’s WR1.

With a positive game script, Bryce Young displaying more pocket awareness, and becoming a top target during Young’s red zone trips, the veteran wideout could be a sneaky play this week.

TE Travis Kelce (KC) Salary: $7,200

Here’s our power play of the week. Travis Kelce is due for a handful of scores on Sunday against the struggling Bears. Kelce normally scores his TDs in bunches and could do so on the road against a team that has struggled mightily this season when covering team’s WR1s.

The Packers and Bucs both torched them on the outside and while the KC run might stall at times, Kelce should be hit on a handful of 3rd downs. There’s only one play at TE this week and it’s Mr. Kelce.

FLX Jordan Addison (MIN) Salary: $5,500

The Cousins selection leads us here. Addison has averaged 16.2 FPPG in his first two career games, filling the void Adam Thielen left. After back-to-back games with TDs, there’s a good chance Jordan gets more snaps, targets, and overall looks in a game that could end up in a shootout.

With a fairly manageable salary attached to his name, he is the perfect flex option with a high ceiling against a poor secondary and high floor as he is bound to get 6 or 7 targets while the Chargers focus on limiting Jefferson.

D/ST: Chiefs Salary: $3,900

We have bet against the Bears offense in the first two weeks and have profited both times. Let’s keep this ride going. Chicago and Justin Fields ultimately look lost and now that the Chiefs have Chris Jones on the field, this unit should put together their best week of the season.

Mike Noblin

Mike Noblin

DFS Writer

Mike Noblin brings years of expertise as a skilled handicapper and the premier sports betting writer for EWD. With a solid two-decade background in the sector, Mike has dedicated the last three years to full-time analysis and writing. His coverage spans a wide variety of sports, but his primary areas of focus are the NFL, CFB, and MLB.