Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season comes to a close with a Monday Night Football matchup between longtime NFC East division rivals. The Dallas Cowboys, who will be without quarterback Dak Prescott for a second consecutive week, hit the road to take on the upstart New York Giants, led by first-year head coach Brian Daboll. Cooper Rush is stepping in at quarterback for the Cowboys, but he will be without wide receiver Michael Gallup, who aggravated his surgically repaired knee. NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidate Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones will guide the Giants. Is Barkley, who ranks among the NFL leaders in rushing yards with only two games played, a must-start option in all Showdown NFL DFS lineups and NFL DFS stacks? Or would it make sense to build your MNF Showdown NFL DFS strategy around a star wide receiver, running back, tight end, or defense? Players like CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott, Noah Brown, and Sterling Shepard all project to be impact classic and showdown NFL DFS picks for Monday Night Football.
Before making any NFL DFS picks of your own for Giants vs. Cowboys on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS lineup advice, strategy and player stacks from SportsLine NFL daily Fantasy expert Jimmie Kaylor.
Kaylor is a NFL and DFS expert for SportsLine, who opened the 2022 NFL season by winning DraftKings' NFL Showdown Thursday Kickoff Millionaire contest. He edged out over 355,000 other entrants in the contest and also has multiple five-figure tournament wins on his DFS resume. Kaylor has covered the NFL and college football for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, and his background as a former college and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks.
In the Broncos vs. Seahawks Week 1 Monday Night Football matchup, Kaylor listed Denver wide receiver Jerry Jeudy as one of his top Showdown DFS picks. The result: Jeudy hauled in 4 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown and was the highest scoring fantasy player in the game.
In the Week 2 Monday night double-header, Kaylor called for a huge night from Buffalo wide receiver Stefon Diggs. The two-time Pro Bowler would go on to catch 12 passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns and was the highest scoring player DFS player on the slate.
Now, Kaylor has turned his attention to Giants vs. Cowboys on Monday Night Football Week 3 and just locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Cowboys vs. Giants on MNF
One player Kaylor will definitely be backing in his Week 3 Monday Night Football DFS picks is Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. The 23-year-old wide receiver has been targeted 11 times in each of the Cowboys' first two games of the season, and Kaylor is expecting more of the same on Monday night. With Dalton Schultz and Michael Gallup both expected to miss Monday's game, and Noah Brown emerging as a nice second option in Dallas' offense, Kaylor expects Lamb to have plenty of opportunities to break big plays against the Giants.
"Noah Brown is playing at a high level, which should open things up for Lamb to see single coverage and get the ball in space. Cooper Rush is the wild card here, as there's no telling how he'll perform on Monday night. But he did target Lamb 11 times in Week 2, so the volume should be there and Lamb is a big play waiting to happen. The Giants have defended the pass well this year, but they don't have a player in their secondary who can consistently run with Lamb. I'm projecting another double-digit target for Lamb against the Giants." You can see the rest of Kaylor's NFL DFS picks here.
How to build NFL DFS lineups for Giants vs. Cowboys on MNF
Kaylor is also targeting another undervalued value who could explode for huge numbers for Monday Night Football. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is, and the rest of Kaylor's MNF DFS picks, at SportsLine.
So who is Jimmie Kaylor including in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Monday Night Football? And which under-the-radar DFS picks offer huge value? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a DFS expert who already won a single-game millionaire maker tournament in 2022, and find out.