Week 1 of the NFL season resulted in rampant undulating as the sound of winnings flowing into my account provided a sweet sweet theme song to my celebratory white boy dance moves. We’ll see if we can have a repeat with our Week 2 DFS lineup.
Last week we had several hits in our DFS lineup column. Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, Spencer Ware, Lamar Miller, Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Mike Evans, Will Fuller and Tajae Sharpe were all money makers. Let’s keep the momentum going! #GotThatDiaperMoney
To give you an idea of what I’m looking for when making my DFS lineup, here are a few things to keep an eye on:
- The projected point total for the game: The higher the projected point total, the more Fantasy points are being projected.
- Home team favorites: Home team favorites tend to win more often than not. Teams that win typically run the ball more often. Running backs on home team favorites tend to … see where I’m going here?
- Injuries: Are there any key players missing from this week’s game? Is the team’s number one cornerback out? Is the defensive line missing it’s run stopper? If so, certain offensive players can get a bump in production.
Week 2 DFS Lineup Tips
DFS QB Plays in Cash Games:
Eli Manning, New York Giants home vs. New Orleans Saints
Last season Eli Manning threw for 350 yards and 6 TD passes against the Saints.. and LOST. The game this year could be wildly entertaining
— trey wingo (@wingoz) September 16, 2016
Eli faces the NFL’s worst defense and specifically worst secondary. The projected point total for this game is 53.5 points. What’s better for Fantasy than a shootout?
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers home vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Panthers are favored to win by nearly two TDs this week, are coming off a brutal loss in which Cam got knocked around and San Fran has to fly across country. Sometimes narratives come true. This has the makings of a pissed off Panthers win. Cam could go ham. The only issue here is price. This is generally more than I like to spend at QB on DK but if you’re super risk averse, play Superman this weekend.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay defense isn’t good enough to stifle the original Red Rifle. Don’t let last week’s performance scare you off. Palmer could end up as a top 3 QB this weekend and given his price point, it’s almost impossible to pass on. The only risk here is David Johnson potentially stealing TDs on the ground.
DFS RB Plays in Cash Games:
DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers home vs. Cincinnati Bengals
DeAngelo Williams is now the 5th active NFL player with at least 7,500 rushing yards, 2,000 receiving yards & 60+ total touchdowns.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 13, 2016
You only have two weeks left to take advantage of a Steeler starting RB at a discount price. Do it. Do it.
C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos home vs. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts defense is pathetic. C.J. Anderson is awesome when healthy and right now, he’s healthy. He should have a field day. The only problem? Raise your hand if C.J. Anderson has ever let you down. (Everyone raises hand)
David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Best RB in the NFL? Home favorite. Bad run defense. Pass catching back. It’s chalk, but that’s because it makes sense.
T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Diego Chargers
Chris Ivory ruled OUT. TJ Yeldon played over 87% of snaps and handled 87% of RB carries in Week 1. 25 total touches. #Jags
— Adam Pfeifer (@APfeifer24) September 16, 2016
Fantasy points don’t always equate to real game success. Chris Ivory is out once again, leaving Yeldon to most likely see almost all of the RB touches in this one. You’re getting a starting RB who could see 20 touches at the price of a backup. If you want to fit guys like Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and Cam Newton into your lineup, you have to find some bargains. Yeldon qualifies this week.
Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers home vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
In DFS you’re looking for a RB who can accumulate points even if he doesn’t have a prototypical strong rushing game. We saw how the Chargers used Woodhead last season and last week after Keenan Allen went down. He’s a legit top 5 RB play this week and his price couldn’t be better.
DFS WR Plays in Cash Games:
Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants home vs New Orleans Saints
Beckham has a good chance at being the WR 1 this week as he faces off against a team that has absolutely zero personnel capable of covering him. He’s costly but if he has a big game and you’re the only one who doesn’t have him, forget about it.
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers home vs. Cincinnati Bengals: $9,900
I don’t care what he costs. He’s the best DFS player in the universe. I’ll pay anything.
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Normally I’d pass on A.J. Green at his price this week but at this point he’s the only playmaker the Bengals have in the passing game. The Steelers are going to try and put pressure on Andy Dalton but the Pitt secondary isn’t good enough to hang with AJG.
Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears
Zach Ertz is out. Nelson Agholor stinks. The Bears defense is lousy. Plus, it’s always fun to have someone on Monday Night Football, especially when the game is most likely going to be terrible.
Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee Titans @ Detroit Lions
There aren’t as many value plays in Week 2 as there were in the opening weekend. Sharpe is clearly the number 1 WR on the Titans and while their passing game isn’t prolific, it should be enough to see Sharpe potentially triple his value.
DFS TE Plays in Cash Games
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Tennessee coaching staff stated they want to get Walker more involved this week. Normally I’d say that sounds like a smokescreen but I don’t think the Titans staff is smart enough for that.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys @ Washington
Dump-off Dak Prescott sure seemed to look underneath for Witten and Cole Beasley quite a bit last week. We could see more of the same until Prescott becomes more comfortable throwing downfield.
Gary Barnidge, Cleveland Browns home vs Baltimore Ravens
Josh McCown is back which means so is Barnkowski.
DFS K Plays:
No one knows. Good luck though!
DFS Tournament Options:
Josh McCown, Cleveland Browns home vs Baltimore Ravens
McCown could be good for a couple of TDs this week and given his price point, it’s worth the risk. He’s had big games in the past that have caught us off guard. If you’re looking for a low priced player in order to get some big names in your tournament lineup, McCown is your guy.
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders home vs. Atlanta Falcons
No one seems to be talking about Carr this week, which bodes well for tournament players. Carr should have a relatively low ownership percentage. Considering the advantage Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree have against this Atlanta defense, this could be a nice stack.
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns
The Ravens finally seem to throwing the ball down the field. No, I don’t want to trust Mike Wallace but against the Browns defense, is it really even that risky?
Spencer Ware, Kansas City Cheifs @ Houston Texans
Everyone was all over Ware last week because of his discounted price. The price has since gone up, which may scare off most folks. I don’t see any reason Ware can’t be a top 5 back again this week and with people fading him, it could give you quite an advantage.
Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons @ Oakland Raiders
Most people haven’t noticed but this is a full fledged running back by committee. Coleman looks to be the one who has the big play potential out of the two RBs which could mean CASH MONEY BABY!
Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens
I believe in Hue Jackson. I think… Yeah, I definitely maybe do. Relatively.
Travis Benjamin, San Diego Chargers home vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
No Keenan Allen. The Chargers didn’t load Benjamin with Benjamins not to step up. He could see 10+ targets in this game. That’s worth taking a chance on.
Tyrell Williams, San Diego Chargers home vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Williams is a physical freak. Big, fast and most importantly, cheap in DFS.
Will Fuller, Houston Texans home vs. Kansas City Cheifs
If you don’t know who Will Fuller is, you will. DeSean Jackson Jr. has arrived. He’s a home run threat every week.
Jesse James, Pittsburgh Steelers home vs. Washington Redskins
People seem to like this guy. I don’t get it but he’s cheap so, whatever… how’s that for professional analysis? Hey, if Phil Sims can be this vague then so can I.
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