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2019 Daily Fantasy: DraftKings NFL Week 2 Picks, Predictions and Sleepers

After a lucrative Week 1 showing, we jump right back into the action for Week 2’s slate that unfortunately removes us from the wonder that is Christian McCaffrey . Luckily, we now get some Saints, Texans, Patriots and Steelers back in our lives on the main slate.

Quarterbacks:

  • Patrick Mahomes ($7,500)
    • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Mahomes kept up his 2018 MVP performance with another 30 point game in Week 1. That was against Jacksonville, now he faces a much weaker Oakland defense. Pencil in another 30+ point game here.
  • Jared Goff ($5,900)
    • This game has shootout written all over it. Goff underwhelmed in Week 1, but in a game with this many projected points there’s no way he can repeat a subpar performance. In his two games against the Saints in 2018 Goff threw for 688 yards and 4 scores.
  • Matthew Stafford ($5,200)
    • He put up a 30+ point game against the inferior Cardinals Week 1, and you can’t expect that same result against the Chargers. However, the Lions are still at home and Stafford seems to be liking some of the new toys the team got him on offense this offseason. He was already a low price Week 1 and now he’s dropping even more.

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Running Backs:

  •  Alvin Kamara ($8,200)
    • This is going to be high scoring, we all know that. Kamara is an elite weapon and will be needed in order to the Saints to keep up with the Rams high octane offense. He should see roughly 20ish touches and will be the best offensive player out there on the field.
  • Sony Michel ($6,200)
    • He put up quite a stinker in Week 1 as his team ran away with a blowout win. They figure to have another blowout on their hands here against the Dolphins meaning there will be plenty of time to kill the clock and run the ball. Hopefully the team looks to get his confidence back up and running after 15 yards on 14 carries.
  • Austin Ekeler ($6,100)
    • Melvin Gordon who? Seriously though, Ekeler has always been a very good player and he reassured that notion Week 1 with three scores. Now the Chargers offense is without Hunter Henry, and receiver Mike Williams is in serious doubt to play as well. Less mouths to feed, more work for Ekeler. Doesn’t get much simpler.
  • Josh Jacobs ($4,700)
    • Gruden wasn’t lying when he said he envisioned a work horse role for Jacobs his rookie year. 24 touches against the Broncos, and now he’ll be thrust into a high scoring game versus the Chiefs. With little to no competition in his backfield you can add 20ish touches including goal line for such a discounted price.
  • Adrian Peterson ($3,400)
    • The injury to Derrius Guice opened up the starting gig for AP to slide right in. Chris Thompson will still get his share of snaps, but AP is starting as option 1 and will certainly work the ball down on the goal line.

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Wide Receivers:

  • Keenan Allen ($7,600)
    • Similar to Ekeler above, the Chargers are losing offensive players by the hour. More targets coming Keenan’s way after an already very impressive Week 1 stint.
  • Sammy Watkins ($7,200)
    • The loss of Tyreek Hill skyrocketed Watkins’ stock to the moon. Three touchdowns later, Watkins is a true WR1 in the most prolific passing offense in the NFL. Watkins goes against the Raiders secondary who just lost safety Jonathan Abrams for the year and Gareon Conley to a nasty neck injury. Oakland was bad enough on defense, and it just got even worse.
  • Robert Woods ($6,400)
    • Of the trio of Rams receivers, Woods is easily my favorite. He’s a target hog as well as a true threat to get into the end zone and now he’ll be playing in the highest scoring game of the week. The Saints corners are very vulnerable as we saw last week against the Texans.
  • Josh Gordon ($5,800)
    • It was nice to see Gordon back out on the field, and he even caught a touchdown pass from Brady showing his tackle breaking prowess. Last week we saw the Dolphins get torched downfield by the Ravens. Imagine a better duo like Brady and Gordon coming into the fold now.
  • Tyrell Williams ($4,400)
    • The departure of Antonio Brown vaulted The Gazelle up into WR1 territory in Oakland. We saw it last week with Jaguars receivers, the Raiders guys are sure to get work this week playing catchup against the Chiefs. Tyrell is by far their best receiving weapon and the Week 2 prices were locked before his Monday night game.
  • DK Metcalf ($4,300)
    • Recent news came out that Tyler Lockett has been missing practices with a back injury. If he were to miss Week 2, then Metcalf would be a great play getting even more looks from Wilson. The two already had some good chemistry in Week 1. That can build moving forward.

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Tight Ends:

  • Evan Engram ($5,200)
    • I like Engram more than Kittle here because of the steep drop off in price ($1,600). Engram figured to be a huge part of the Giants offense in the departure of Odell Beckham and that clearly shows already. Buffalo has a very good secondary so I cannot see Eli throwing deep or to the outsides much. Most of the work should go to Engram and Saquon this game.
  • Mark Andrews ($3,800)
    • He took full advantage of the onslaught in Miami, and now welcomes a second glorious matchup with the Cardinals Week 2. He’s clearly one of Lamar’s favorite targets so it’s hard to see him disappoint against a shaky defense in Arizona.
  • TJ Hockenson ($3,000)
    • Is this a reactionary pick? Maybe. But his price is still extremely low after a big game. He may not see the same high target volume from Week 1, and I doubt the Lions throw the ball as much as they did last week. Still, he’s a weapon that Stafford loves for a very cheap price.

Defense

  • Baltimore Ravens ($3,800)
    • The Cardinals looked like one of the most inept offenses for three quarters, before finally putting it together in a dramatic fourth quarter. The Ravens aren’t the Lions though and have a very good defense. That Arizona offensive line could be in for a long day.
  • Denver Broncos ($2,700)
    • The Broncos weren’t great their opening game recording no sacks or turnovers. However, the Bears they play next looked less than inspiring their first game at home as Trubisky looked like he was entirely lost.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers ($2,400)
    • A punt play on defense could be Pittsburgh. They were embarrassed in New England, so they can’t afford to come out flat again. Seattle doesn’t have the most dynamic offense, and if Tyler Lockett is ruled out for Week 2 then this play becomes much better.

Do you have any early leans? Questions about which guy you should go with this week? Want to yell at me for missing an obvious play? Sound off below or hit me up on Twitter where you can follow for daily news or advice on players.

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