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Fantasy Football: NFL Preseason Week 3 Saturday DFS Cheatsheet

Aug 14, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) during the game against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

With Week 3 already underway and more preseason DFS lineups to set, let’s dive into the fantasy-relevant details for Saturday’s mega six-game slate featuring a smorgasbord of NFL teams with different approaches to the exhibition contests. (Note: Arizona CardinalsNew Orleans Saints was canceled.)

Some teams are resting their starters while others are playing for victory. Either way, there’s no better way to absorb NFL football that doesn’t count than with skin in the game! 

*Be sure to check back in on my Twitter account @AndrewErickson_  before kickoff for any last-minute updates. Feel free to follow my Twitter lists of beat reporters to stay updated on player news. Also, for those testing the preseason DFS waters for the first time: click here for a breakdown of strategy and game theory.


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WHO’S PLAYING THEIR STARTERS? 

Before the positional breakdown, let's brush up on how each team plans to enter its final preseason game as far as playing time for starters.

GAME 1

Green Bay Packers – resting starters. If deemed healthy enough, second-year quarterback Jordan Love will play into the third quarter. 

Buffalo Bills – playing starters. Josh Allen will start along with some other starters. Each player will be on a different timeline, so there’s not much faith that can be placed in throwing any starting Bills player into a DFS lineup. 

GAME 2

Baltimore Ravens resting starters. Though the team has kept its plan close to the vest, they will likely follow the same approach as the past two weeks by resting their key contributors.

Washington Football Teamresting starters. Roster bubble players will see the most action. 

GAME 3

Chicago Bears  – resting starters. Andy Dalton will not play, but Justin Fields will play for a half. 

Tennessee Titans – resting starters. Backups Matt Barkley and Logan Woodside will rotate every two possessions. 

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