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NFL Week 3: DFS Tournament Picks

Glendale, Arizona, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals in the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

In order to win a DFS tournament, it is essential to build a unique roster that embraces the randomness within each NFL game. We must be able to identify players and game scenarios the rest of the field is overlooking so when these under-rostered plays hit, your roster will soar past the competition and into first place.

Last week, we nailed the Diontae Johnson leverage play over Najee Harris. Johnson tallied over 100 receiving yards and outscored Harris at one-fifth of the ownership. Unfortunately, we went with Ryan Tannehill and the Titans passing attack over Derrick Henry. The Big Dog buried the haters with a fifty burger at 5% rostership and was a requirement for first place.

Here are the Week 3 DFS tournament picks. Be sure to check out PFF's projected DFS ownership percentages and DFS lineup optimizer to help you rack up those massive scores.

QB Justin Fields, Chicago Bears: 1% Projected Ownership

Happy Justin Fields week! The hotshot rookie quarterback makes his starting debut as a seven-point underdog against the Cleveland Browns. The consensus fantasy ranks put Fields at QB13, but he is priced at only $5,200 (QB22) on DraftKings and $6,500 on FanDuel (QB24). Value alert!

The beauty of starting Fields lies in his rushing upside. He racked up a healthy 10 rush attempts last week compared to 13 pass attempts. This week, Chicago’s rookie quarterback is facing one of the league’s most potent pass rushes, so expect him to be skittish in the pocket and take off running at the first hint of pressure. Running quarterbacks are a cheat code in fantasy football and Fields could realistically lead all quarterbacks in rushing yards this week.

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