“7 hours of commercial free football” are the best words you can hear from a DFS perspective on a Sunday evening. With my team, the Browns, kicking off the week with a Thursday night win, I will have more time to relax and watch the points rack up in week 2. So far this season, 3 contests entered, 3 contests have returned winnings. Lets go for 4 in a row…………………
QB – Dak Prescott, $6,800 – A week on from a shoot out with Russell Wilson, I fully expect the Falcons to be involved in another high scoring affair this week against the Cowboys. With a seemingly more expansive playbook at his disposal and his ability to do some damage on the ground I expect a nice points haul for Dak here. He won’t be the only Cowboy hitting my line up either……
RB – Ezekiel Elliot, $8,200 – Zeke had a great opening fantasy weekend with a pair of scores to add to his 96 rushing yards and 3 receptions for an additional 31 yards. For all of the shiny toys Dallas might want to showcase at the receiving position, this is still a team that will go as far as Zeke carries them. Tony Pollard only managed 4 touches last week so there are no sharing concerns here either, Zeke is a very safe play.
RB – Aaron Jones, $7,100 – Maybe this is the week that the much threatened Green Bay running attack comes to play? Only 16 carries last week for Jones, but still a reasonable enough fantasy day thanks to a late trip to pay dirt. He set a career high of 49 receptions a season ago and that trend seems to be continuing as he hauled in 4 of his 6 targets last week. If he can add that pass catching on a consistent basis, Jones will crack many a line up.
WR – Amari Cooper, $6,300 – Back to Dallas and one of those shiny toys that I talked about. He may have popped up on the injury report during the week, but he is good to go in his role of Dak’s favourite target. Cooper saw more week 1 targets than both Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb combined. Expect plenty more volume heading in his direction. I may have mentioned this already, they are playing the Falcons and that defence is bad!
WR – Parris Campbell, $4,500 – We know that Phillip Rivers is an aggressive QB by nature which bodes well for Colts receivers in Draftkings this season. Campbell flashed huge improvements in the week 1 loss to the Jags. His final stat line of 6 receptions for 71 yards caught the eye, as did the fact he tied for the team lead in targets. I like the value here against a Minnesota defence that surrendered 4 touchdown tosses and a bucket full of yards in week 1.
WR – Scotty Miller, $4,100 – For all the Bucs hype in preseason, 1 player who definitely slipped under the radar was Scotty Miller. He seemingly has already developed a nice connection with Tom Brady and will likely see a bump in workload with Chris Godwin ruled out. Brady has always loved a possession receiver (Edleman/Welker types), so Miller could well become a huge piece of this Bucs offensive game plan week to week. TE – Chris Herndon, $3,400 – The gamble selection of the week as I inexplicably pick a New York Jet! To be fair though, he is 1 of only a few Jets to take any credit out of week 1. Outside of Jamison Crowder he was the most targeted player on the team, hauling in 6 of his 7 targets. With no Lev Bell this week, the Jets may attempt more in the passing game so Herndon could be sneaky value here.
FLEX – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, $7,400 – There is method in the madness. Saving money at the tight end position allows me to pick the Swiss army knife from the NFL’s best and most explosive offence. He didn’t catch a pass in his debut but 138 yards on the ground and a score will do nicely week to week. The Chargers have a strong pass rush, so I envisage some quicker passing and the screen game to nullify that somewhat. If that does happen then CEH will have a monster game.
DST – Miami Dolphins, $2,100 – So I don’t have much cap space left, and this spot is always a crapshoot anyway. The Bills generally don’t put up 30 points plus in games either so fingers crossed for a defensive score of a Josh Allen INT.
Good luck if you are playing in week number 2. Catch me tomorrow on the Full10 Yards NFL podcast where we will be reviewing all of the action.