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NFL DFS Week 2: Locks, Values, and the #CrackUm Player of the Week

A guide to DFS locks, value plays, and potential breakout performances for Week 2 of NFL action.
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NFL DFS Week 2

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We are officially on to week two of this already interesting NFL season. There are some really intriguing games on the slate this week, including some that fantasy football players may just want to stay away from. Good luck in this main slate of Sunday games and enjoy football being back.


Photo: Dallas Cowboys

Photo: Dallas Cowboys

Lock: Dak Prescott (FD:$8.3K/DK:$6.8K) - Week one did not go as expected for the Cowboys. They will bounce back against a defense that allows copious amounts of points each and every week. This week, the Cowboys will be missing some key pieces on defense. That will make this game a shootout, which will be perfect for players from either team.

Value: Matthew Stafford (FD:$7.2K/DK:$6.2K) - The Lions seemed to have last week's game won against the Bears, but they dropped the ball -- literally and figuratively. This week, they battle the well-oiled machine that is the Packers offense. It will most likely be in a high-scoring affair this week as well.

Running Back

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 13: Josh Jones #29 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts to tackle Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts  during the game at TIAA Bank Field on September 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Lock: Derrick Henry (FD:$8.3K/DK:$7.9K) - Volume is key for the former rushing king. He had 34 total touches last week and he continues to be the focal point of the Titans' offense. That will not change this week against the Jaguars.

Value: Jonathan Taylor (FD:$5.8K/DK:$5.7K) - With the loss of Marlon Mack due to a season-ending injury, this is now Taylor's chance to shine. The price is way too low for the workload he will see in this week's game against a banged-up Vikings defense that got beat up last week.

Wide Receiver

Oct 27, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scott Miller (10) reacts to missing a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

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Lock: Devante Adams (FD:$8.6K/DK:$8.1K) - Will he repeat last week's numbers? No, but for his price, he is still really cheap given what he did in that game. He will still be able to hit the mark at this price. With all the other value on the market this week, Adams is hard to pass up for this price. Plus, he is going up against a Lions defense that is still struggling to get going due to some injuries.

Value: Scotty Miller (FD:$5.2K/DK:$4.1K) - The Buccaneers are opening the season with some major injuries to their two star wide receivers. This week, it seems like Chris Godwin could miss the game, which will open the door for Miller to benefit from a few extra targets. This also fully gives him the chance to get into the end zone against a Panthers defense that is still the bottom of the league.

Tight End

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Tight end Mark Andrews #89 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Lock: Mark Andrews (FD:$7.5K/DK:$6.3K) - Well, it looks like Lamar Jackson still has his favorite target. The big upside with Andrews comes when the Ravens are in the red zone. Jackson tends to look his way early and often, as evidenced by Andrews' two touchdowns in week one. Expect touchdowns to be a common occurrence here. However, do not rely on them for every week. Andrews does make the most on his targets though. On five catches last week, he was able to average over ten yards a catch, which really helps out in that spot.

Value: Logan Thomas (FD:$4.7K/DK:$3.6K) - Does Ron Rivera really have this team heading in the right direction? We will see more this week if that is the case, but it looks like he is aiming to use the tight end a little bit more this season and Haskins seems to like Thomas. He had a team-high eight targets last week but only caught four of those. However, one of those receptions was of the touchdown variety. Expect those targets to still be around in this game too.

#CrackUm Player Of The Week

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) catches a pass against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (41) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

Photo: AP Photo/Josie Lepe

DeAndre Hopkins (FD:$8.3K/DK:$7.7K) - It seems as if nothing has changed for Hopkins with his new team from his old team. Kyler Murray is going to target Hopkins as much as he can every single game. He was targeted 16 total times in week one. He was able to record 14 catches and eclipse 151 yards; the only downside was that he did not make it into the end zone. That will change this week against a Washington defense that is still questionable at best. In this game, expect one touchdown with another 13 catches for around 130 yards from Hopkins.

That does it for the week two DFS guide. Be sure to tune in to the Fantasy Hour On Tap podcast for fantasy football analysis, updates, and advice throughout the 2020 season.