Welcome to the DFS Watch List for NFL Week 3!

Are you ready to get back at it this week? We've seen a number of situations get turned upside down with quarterback issues and we have far too many to watch out for. It's not so much the actual quarterbacks being out that serve as the problem for fantasy owners. It's the ripple effects felt at the other positions. No one was using Tua Tagovailoa in their DFS lineups, nor were people using the likes of Carson Wentz or even Ben Roethlisberger. The problem is what those injuries do to the running backs and receivers. Can you trust Najee Harris or any of the Steelers wideouts if Big Ben is out? Or how about Michael Pittman or Zach Pascal if Jacob Eason is under center? 

Injuries like this take away value on the slate and that was actually something we dealt with in Week 2. When there is limited value available, lineup construction gets to be more difficult, especially when you look at the pricing on a site like Draft Kings. Still, we were able to find some killer plays last week and while my example lineups didn't hit the cash line as we had hoped, you were still able to build other lineups from just the Playbook and Dart Board that would have won you a boatload of cash.

So what exactly did last week's Playbook deliver? As always, we like to check in to ensure we remain on the right path.

Scoring The Playbook Week 2

The Playbook for Week 2 had it all, highlighted by having players in there if weaved together correctly would have won the Millionaire Maker on DraftKings.  The Playbook dominated quarterbacks and wide receivers this week to put up a stellar performance.  Here are the highlights:

Quarterbacks in the Playbook averaged 23.4 points or 3.3X Value
Wide Receivers averaged 17.5 points or 2.8X Value
Core four WRs were here: Cooper Kupp, Courtland Sutton, Mike Williams, Mike Evans

Here is the lineup that could be made which, by the way was 2.26 points higher than the lineup that won the Draft Kings Milli-Maker this week:.

For any newcomers this week:

“If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”

We take this adage to heart when it comes to playing NFL DFS. The Fantasy Alarm Playbook isn’t just about handing you a list of players and a lineup to use each week. It is designed to help you learn to be a better DFS player. It’s about teaching you the process used in selecting which players to scout and, eventually, which ones to use.

Therefore, we will begin each week with the Weekly NFL DFS Watch List which is designed to keep tabs on marquee names, chalk plays and, of course, the weekly bargains who may not see the same coverage and exposure. This piece will be continuously updated throughout the week, based on the most recent news and injuries which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this Watch List will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.

Also remember, the DFS Watch List focuses on the Sunday Main Slate. We cover Thursday, Monday and Sunday Night Football via Showdown slate coverage.

Now let's get to work…

PLAYERS ADDED (9/24): Kirk Cousins, QB MIN, Ty'Son Williams, RB BAL, DK Metcalf, WR SEA, Quintez Cephus, WR DET, Austin Hooper, TE CLE