Among the most commonly bet types for all sports including the NFL are parlays, which have increased in popularity with the growth of online betting sites. Platforms incentivize players to take a shot with these low-risk, high-reward wagers by offering promotions around them and a large supply of parlay betting options for each NFL game.

FTN has every tool you need to make expert picks and grow your bankroll. We're using our tools to highlight some of the best long-shot parlay picks in Week 3.

Parlays allow having a significant return on investment quickly. Of course, these parlays are longshots for good reason. We use only partial units on these plays.

We have crafted several of these bets and are offering our NFL picks and parlays for Week 3.

 

NFL Week 3 Parlay Picks And Predictions

After exploring NFL betting odds from FanDuel, we have assembled what we consider the best parlay bets this week, including a bet that features all favorites and another that takes advantage of some prop markets available at most of the top online sportsbooks.

Best NFL Parlay Week 3

This early in the season, putting together lucrative parlays is difficult, but after scouring the Week 3 NFL schedule we’ve found three games to combine for our free parlay picks.

  • Washington Football Team +7.5 (-110 at FanDuel): The Bills aren't showing the same offensive prowess they did last year, which I don't think is a fluke. Washington can slow Josh Allen to a crawl and stay within one score.
  • Chicago Bears +7.5 (-118 at FanDuel): Don't undersell Justin Fields. Cleveland's defense is still mediocre despite all of their additions. Fields can torch this unit with his dual-threat ability.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers -3 (-112 at FanDuel): The Bengals are just okay, and the Steelers have owned this divisional matchup for years. I expect the more veteran roster to prevail at home.

At +568 odds, this parlay offers a decent payout for three very winnable sides. These early-slate games also give you the chance to live bet or adjust your later bets depending on the outcome. 

Week 3 Ultimate Longshot Parlay

Want to swing big on teams relatively more likely to cover or win outright? Below is a five-team Week 3 NFL parlay made up of playoff contenders, or at least teams with great defenses in the Giants' case. 

  • Pittsburgh Steelers ML (-172 at FanDuel)
  • New York Giants ML (-162 at FanDuel)
  • New Orleans Saints +3 (-122 at FanDuel)
  • Baltimore Ravens -7.5 (-118 at FanDuel)
  • Los Angeles Chargers ML (+250 at FanDuel)

The return is a massive +2909 on this five-teamer and the biggest stretch might be relying on Jameis Winston against Bill Belichick. Sure, the Chargers are big underdogs against Kansas City, but the Chargers are a well-rounded team and divisional foes have had success against the mighty Chiefs in recent years.

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Best Week 3 Same Game Parlay Picks

Parlays are a favorite among bettors, so betting sites allow various types of bets to be included in them. Same game parlays are dipping into the pool twice, potentially giving a huge payoff from one contest. Our best same game parlay features the Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars +7.5 (-118) and Over 51.5 (-115) at FanDuel: Getting +245 here is quite nice as the Arizona Cardinals appear due for a letdown game against Jacksonville. Their two explosive performances thus far have been impressive, but the Rams are waiting for them in Week 4. After seeing how young and bad the Jaguars are still, it's likely the Cardinals feel they can give about 50% and still win.

I think the Cardinals can accomplish that feat, but they wouldn't cover in that scenario. Jacksonville's offense still has talent and can hang in a shootout as Trevor Lawrence continues to get valuable experience as he learns lessons.