DraftKings Week 2 Lineup Recommendations
By Ben Rolfe
Week 1 of the NFL is always glorious. Having football back is always happy times and getting to fire up those fantasy teams and DFS lineups just makes it even better. However, Week 2 offers even better opportunities. Yes, the pricing is adjusted to reflect Week 1, but there are still inefficiencies. Week 1 demonstrated to us offensive game plans for teams and gave us a feel for how involved certain players will be in their offenses.
This week we get a whopping 13 games on Sunday to try and take advantage of. The two standout games from an offensive firepower point of view look to be on the afternoon slate of games as New Orleans head into Los Angeles and Kansas City head to Oakland, with both of those game projected to have over 50 points. All of the other games are projected in the 40-point region, but those lower totals are where our inefficiencies can be found.
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In this article, you will find my Week 1 picks on DraftKings, which are based on matchups, situation, weather and betting lines. The focus of this piece will be looking at upside, and is, therefore, more suited for use in GPP formats. However, the names below can also double up as options in cash games, alongside some safer bets.
Deshaun Watson, HOU VS. JAX | $6,600
Wow, wow, wow. Watson looked absolutely superb in the Texans first game in New Orleans on Monday night. I was expecting him to struggle against a team in New Orleans I expected to have a strong defense. However, despite being sacked six times he made plays and threw the ball well. As always, he added value using his legs and just had an all-around good game.
Now he gets to face a Jacksonville team who was sluggish and unimpressive in Week 1 against Kansas City. The Jacksonville defense looked out of sorts on both the front and back-end. They hit Patrick Mahomes just four times and did manage to register a single sack while giving up 378 yards and three touchdowns. Watson could easily match the day that Mahomes had this week with the crowd on his side and an offensive line that will have had another week to gel.
Josh Allen, BUF @ NYG | $5,300
Alvin Kamara, NO @ LAR | $8,200
Derrick Henry, TEN VS. IND | $6,000
Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. JAX | $3,600
Robert Woods, LAR VS. NO | $6,400
Michael Gallup, DAL @ WAS | $5,600
Tyrell Williams, OAK VS. KC | $4,400
Evan Engram, NYG VS. BUF | $5,600
Buffalo @ NYG | $3,400
Disclaimer: I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is brolfe1507) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.