Week 3 DraftKings NFL DFS GPP Targets

Week 3 NFL DFS GPP Picks and Targets for DraftKings Tournaments

Welcome to the Week 3 NFL GPP Picks and Targets article for DraftKings. In this post, we will be giving you my favorite GPP play at each of the skill positions. I will also give you my top team to stack each week.

Now, let’s get down to it and have a look at the week 3 NFL DFS picks on DraftKings that I think have a good shot at helping you differentiate yourself from the crowd in GPPs.

Quarterback

DeShon Kizer ($5,000)

The match-up for Kizer is attactive this week, and while the loss of Corey Coleman will hurt, it would not shock me in any way if Kizer is able to hit 4x value this week at this price.  He just missed the 20 DKP mark in Week 1 against Pittsburgh, and the match-up that he has with the Colts this week is just about as good as it gets.  If you are looking for a punt with upside at the QB position – and one that will be low owned at that, I like what Kizer brings to the table for Week 3.

Running Back

Chris Thompson ($4,500)

I thought he’d be chalky, but with word coming out of Washington indicating that he will not see too much of a work increase (if any at all), it may help to keep his ownership levels moderate, despite the fact that he’s been ripping up the league through two weeks.  He’s a PPR darling, and can hit value on receptions alone.  This game should be a shoot-out, and I’ll be heavily invested in Thompson this week in all formats.  While I am not expecting a multi TD game, he offers the rare combination of a high floor due to volume and a great ceiling at his price point as far as ROI goes, if he manages to find paydirt.

Wide Receiver

A.J. Green ($8,100)

He’s a little over-price on DraftKings this week, but that makes him more attractive to me for tournaments this week.  Green has been quiet for his standards through two weeks – but I like the spot he is in this week for a desperate Bengals team.  If Cincy has any chance of competing against the Packers this week, Dalton and company will have to lean on Green in order to keep pace with an offensive juggernaut.  He has a ceiling as high as any WR this week, and it would not shock me one bit to see him put up one of his legendary games when the week is all said and done.

Tight End

Julius Thomas ($3,000)

At this price, you are playing TD roulette with a guy like Thomas, but I like his chances of scoring this week.  Sure, you can chalk it up with the likes of Ertz or Doyle, but if you are looking for a player who has a high ceiling at his price point, Thomas is the perfect fit.  He will get targets in the red-zone from Cutler, and it wouldn’t shock me to see him find the endzone this week in an attractive match-up for the Dolphins as they take on the Jets.  At this price, he won’t cripple you as long as he hauls in a few passes – and the upside is immense at a $3k price-tag.

Stack

Kirk Cousins ($6,100)-Chris Thompson ($4,500)-Jameson Crowder ($4,900)

I’m not hearing a whole heck of a lot of talk about Washington this week – and it’s fair given the fact that they have looked rather pedestrian (putting a positive spin on it) outside of Chris Thompson who has looked electric.  Vegas has the total of this game at 54 points, which is the highest total on the board by 3.5 points.  Sure, Washington are 3 point underdogs in this one – but they still have a healthy projected total of 25.5 points, playing at home against Oakland.  While TE Jordan Reed is injured (keep an eye on if he plays or not), I still like this trio as a low-owned stack for an affordable price with upside at their price points.  Thompson and Crowder are forces in PPR formats, and even though Crowder has been very quiet through two weeks – I expect him to break out with a big performance soon, and it could very well be this week.  By using this trio, you’ll have plenty of cash to splash elsewhere – and I am happy to go over-weight exposure to them in tournaments this weekend.

About Brad

Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

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