NFL DFS Week 2: Locks, Value, and CrackUm
A handy guide on who to play for Week Two of Daily Fantasy Football.
Hopefully, everyone that played DFS this past weekend had some success. There were some very interesting performances in week one. Will some of those continue? Let’s take a look at this weeks locks, value plays, and the CrackUm player of the week. Just as a reminder: these are only plays for the main slate on Sunday.
Lock: Lamar Jackson (FD:$8.2K/DK:$6.7K). What a first game for the Ravens young quarterback. As a warning, he will come back down to earth at some point this season. However, that is not this week yet as he has a favorable matchup against the Cardinals.
Value: Josh Allen (FD:$7.5K/DK:$5.3K). The Giants are currently the worst team against the pass. Allen should be able to hit his value and he could do it pretty early on in the game. This is a good price for him this week.
Lock: Mark Ingram II (FD:$7.5K/DK:$6.0K). Want to know an area that the Cardinals really struggle at? That would be in the run game, which lines up perfectly for Ingram. You could not ask for anything more in this one.
Value: Josh Jacobs (FD:$6.5K/DK:$4.7K). It is shocking to see that the rookie running back is still pretty cheap this week after his Monday Night performance. The Raiders already do not have much to help the offense, so tons of work coming will be coming Jacobs’s way, and the Chiefs struggle against the run.
Lock: Sammy Watkins (FD:$7.4K/DK:$7.2K). Watkins had one of the most surprising performances from week one. His value skyrockets this week with Tyreek Hill out, meaning Watkins becomes the number one wide receiver for the Chiefs. They will be playing the Raiders, who are in the middle of the league in the passing game.
Value: Danny Amendola (FD:$5.4K/DK:$3.9K). Amendola was another good week one player. His targets should continue this week against the Chargers. It is a tough matchup, but Detroit will most likely be playing from behind, which will help.
Lock: George Kittle (FD:$7.1K/DK:$6.8K). The 49ers are still trying to find the main part of the offense. Kittle needs to be utilized as a weapon again this season. The talent is crazy good. This week, he will be playing the Bengals, who are not too great on defense this year.
Value: Darren Waller (FD:$5.4K/DK:$3.3K). Everyone is always looking for a tight end to have even just a solid game each week. It now seems as if the Raiders have found themselves a pretty good player. This matchup against the Chiefs should be an interesting one. Kansas City is near the bottom of the league against the pass and against the title tight end position.
CrackUm Player Of The Week
Sony Michel (FD:$6.8K/DK:$6.2K). The Patriots will be going up against what seems to be the worst team this season in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins. Expect New England to establish the run early on in this game and utilize it consistently. Michel was quiet in the first game of the season, but everyone knows this Patriot way — things can change week to week. The other running backs were featured more heavily in week one, so things will shift to a more solid run game with Michel at the head of the attack. This is a great chance for major value this week.
We should be in for another interesting slate of games this weekend. Good luck to everyone!
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