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NFL Week 3 DFS Cheat Sheet: All contests

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs the ball in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Get buried by Derrick Henry and his 50-point fantasy outing in Week 2 DFS? No biggie — because another week of NFL action means another opportunity to build the perfect tournament-winning lineup. 

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As always, I'll take a deep dive into each position from each game and provide DraftKings picks, sleepers, starts/sits, busts and values with consideration for injuries and other fantasy-relevant news and notes. Reviewing what went right and what went wrong from last week will also help refine the lineup construction process.

Consider this your go-to guide for all things fantasy football and DFS related to ensure that Sundays are not just extremely fun but profitable as well. Week 3 here we come. 

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High Tier ($7,000-plus)

The Week 3 Fantasy Rankings highlighted Kyler Murray as the No. 1 quarterback because he’s breaking all of fantasy football's rules. He’s finished as the QB1 in back-to-back weeks and has picked up where he left off last season before his injury — casually scoring more fantasy points than any other quarterback in NFL history. No biggie.

The Cardinals QB is averaging a whopping 35 fantasy points per game, nearly five points better than the QB2, Tom Brady. When Murray is healthy, he’s virtually unstoppable.

At $8,300 Murray is priced as the most expensive quarterback, but he is worth paying up because his next opponent — the Jacksonville Jaguars — enters with PFF’s 28th-ranked coverage unit.

Patrick Mahomes II, Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson also find themselves in great spots for Week 3, so a move down from Murray can be made if necessary for lineup construction purposes. However, in that event, opt for Jackson and Wilson over Mahomes because of their rushing upside.

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