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Daily Fantasy Football Picks for NFL Week 3 (2020)

| September 22, 2020 1:04 pm PDT
NFL DFS Picks Week 3 (2020)

If you rolled with my daily fantasy football picks last week, you were off to a good start. I was all over the Dallas Cowboys, and Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were both fantastic plays.

George Kittle didn’t play, so you couldn’t use him, and Adam Thielen was a total bust. You were fine if you paid up for the 49ers defense, however.

It was a solid core overall, and considering Prescott had 43 fantasy points, you weren’t mad if you rolled with him.

Wondering who to start your roster-building process with this week, though? Here’s a look at the top NFL DFS picks for week 3.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks ($7.3k)

Let’s start things off with Wilson, who is apparently taking his revenge on anyone who didn’t vote for him to win league MVP throughout his career.

It certainly seems that way, as he’s fired in nine passing touchdowns and lit the world afire through the first two weeks.

Seattle has fully bought into airing it out and riding Wilson as their main means of offense (finally), so conventional wisdom suggests there’s no way his hot run ends this week.

How can it? Dallas is banged up defensively, and they just got done getting absolutely worked by Matt Ryan.

Wilson is better than Ryan, will be at home, and just dropped five touchdowns on a far better Patriots defense. Give me all of the Russ this week.

Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles ($6.4k)

Last week felt like the week to pay up at running back. This week, it seems less than optimal.

Few will want to go back to Derrick Henry after he busted last week, and Christian McCaffrey won’t even be playing due to an ankle injury.

You can stack that Seahawks vs. Cowboys game and pay for Ezekiel Elliott again, but my favorite running back play comes in at a discounted price.

That’s none other than Miles Sanders, who soaked up 23 total touches in his return from an injury. The role is obviously not in doubt, and Sanders’ ability was on full display last week (21.1 fantasy points) in a pretty tough matchup.

In week three, Sanders will be very much needed with Philly trying to get their first win of 2020, and he faces a bad Bengals defense that just got abused (200+ rushing yards, 3 TDs) on the ground against Cleveland.

Sanders is in a smash spot and I can’t imagine fading him this week.

Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys ($6.3k)

You really can stack this Cowboys game, as Seattle’s offense is clicking, and their defense is giving up a lot of production to get 2020 going.

We know what Dallas can do, too, as Cooper has been rock solid through two games, registering 18 and 19 fantasy points. That huge game is just around the corner, and stacking him on the other side of a Wilson/receiver stack makes a lot of sense.

With a huge role (23 targets through the first two weeks) and his explosive ability, I sense a big one coming for Cooper.

Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams ($5.9k)

I will likely punt tight end this week, but if I pay up, Higbee feels like a lock. He is coming off of an insane three-touchdown outing, and the way his week three tilt with Buffalo sets up, he’s in for a lot of work.

Buffalo has a very good defense, and it excels up front and in coverage. The one area of weakness? Covering tight ends. The Bills got burned by Mike Gesicki last week, and with this defense likely containing L.A.’s wide receivers, Higbee will naturally see more work come his way.

The matchup is scary at first glance, but Higbee is actually in a good spot here. He has the role and athleticism to thrive, and due to his price, it’s even possible he won’t garner that much ownership.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense ($3.7k)

The Patriots defense is also appealing and saves you $500 more, but I love the Bucs in week three.

Tampa Bay is in an amazing spot, as they’re facing a severely depleted Broncos team that will be without their starting quarterback, their top wide receiver, and their main pass rusher.

Tampa Bay should have their way across the board in this one, which is why I have them as one of the safest week three NFL picks.

Their defense gets a fun matchup with Jeff Driskel, who will probably take quite a few sacks and turn the ball over a bit.


It should surprise no one that getting exposure to the Seahawks game is a good idea. The top football betting websites presently have that game’s total set at 55.

That’s the highest of the year so far, and given the way these two teams have played, it’s likely we approach the Over.

Either way, there are going to be points in this game, so stacking either side – or just stacking the entire game – looks to be a good idea. If you lean on my week three NFL DFS picks, you’re at least getting two guys from that game, and I’ll probably get at least three.

Whatever you do, I wish you luck. Keep checking back for more daily fantasy help, as I’ll also be dropping week three NFL DFS sleepers and lineup advice later in the week.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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