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Week 2 XFL DFS: Wide Receiver Rankings and Top DraftKings Plays (2020)

After a smashing Week 1 debut, the XFL is gearing up for the second week of action. Currently, the top option for XFL Fantasy Play is XFL DFS on DraftKings. Below, The Wolf gives you his picks for the top options for Week 2 XFL DFS Wide Receivers.

WRs made up 12 of the top 15 non-QB scorers (80%), and you can (should) start up to four. Locking up the WR right plays is most crucial, and owners who started Nelson Spruce and Austin Proehl in Week 1 reaped huge rewards.

*Note – we rank WRs and TEs together, since DraftKings does not require a true TE slot for XFL DFS.

Week 2 XFL DFS WR Rankings

Tier 1

1) Nelson Spruce (LA) vs. DAL (4th Fewest FPPG allowed)

Price: $10,400 (1st)

2) Eli Rogers (DC) vs. NY (2nd Most FPPG)

Price: $9700 (4th)

3) Austin Proehl (SEA) vs. TB (2nd Fewest FPPG)

Price: $9200 (6th)

4) Daniel Williams (TB) @ SEA (3rd Most FPPG)

Price: $7600 (12th)

Nelson Spruce is the XFL’s Michael Thomas. Let’s hope Josh Johnson remains locked in on his hog… Eli Rogers didn’t find the end zone, but got open at will and connected on plenty of routes that required deep chemistry with Cardale Jones. Something tells me he scores 2 this weekend in the second easiest matchup… The current top-scoring WR, Austin Proehl is riskier if Kasen Williams returns. Thankfully, he hasn’t practiced yet. Proehl should be ready to roll… Daniel Williams leads the XFL in receiving right now, and it’s no fluke. He’s the top dog in a Trestman attack, hauled in deep balls from both QBs, and deserves far more love than this.

Tier 2

5) Rashad Ross (DC) vs. NY (2nd Most FPPG)

Price: $9900 (3rd)

6) De’Mornay Pierson El (STL) @ HOU (4th Most FPPG)

Price: $8000 (11th)

7) Mekale McKay (NY) @ DC (2nd Most FPPG)

Price: $10,200 (2nd)

8) Cam Phillips (HOU) vs STL (Least FPPG)

Price: $8,400 (9th)

10) Khalil Lewis (HOU) vs STL (Least FPPG)

Price: $8,900 (7th)

11) Sammie Coates (HOU) vs STL (Least FPPG)

Price: $9500 (5th)

Rashad Ross continued to flash his deep speed on a bomb TD connection, but was the third man in lineups. DeAndre Thompkins — also a burner who was listed ahead of Ross — is also set to return, but Ross showed why he was the leading WR in the AAF, and should have a secure role moving forward… De’Mornay Pierson El was a terror out of the slot when he got his hands on the ball. Expect him to see a ton more targets in a game STL seems bound to chase points in… Mekale McKay was the preseason No.1 on most boards, and after a Week One dud, he looks like a low-owned guy who could blow up for 2 TDs and win someone the big tourney. He also looked out of shape, and wears hoodies…. the Roughnecks are going to light up scoreboards weekly in June Jones‘ “Run n Shoot” offense, and 2+ WRs should be weekly options in this target buffet. Still, deciphering which three could be tricky any given Sunday, particularly if one goes completely berserk. Could be Sammie Coates this week, who’ll go from 60% ownership to under 10%.

Tier 3

12) Flynn Nagel (DAL) @ LA (Most FPPG)

Price: $5200 (19th)

13) Jeff Badet (DAL) @ LA (Most FPPG)

Price: $8700 (8th)

14) Colby Pearson (NY) @ DC (3rd Fewest FPPG)

Price: $7200 (13th)

15) Jordan Smallwood (LA) vs DAL (4th Fewest FPPG)

Price: $6900 (14th)

Dollar-for-dollar, Flynn Nagel is my favorite play. Cake matchup, shootout style game, and immediate talent upgrade. He was wide open all day Sunday, and is primed to explode… If Nagel’s not the WR1, then maybe it will be Jeff Badet, the Renegades top draft selection. He’s still priced as if he did something in Week 1, though, which makes him a classic candidate for a low-owned explosion… Colby Pearson saw 3 deep targets after scoring on a 12-yard beautiful route. He’s getting the $$ volume from McGloin… Jordan Smallwood saw 7 targets despite playing second-fiddle to vacuum Spruce. If Josh Johnson returns, all he might need is 7 looks again to explode

Tier 4

16) Nick Truesdell (TB) @ SEA (3rd Most FPPG)

Price: $6700 (15th)

17) Jalen Tolliver (TB) @ SEA (3rd Most FPPG)

Price: $3900 (31st)

18) Keenan Reynolds (SEA) @ TB (2nd Fewest FPPG)

Price: $6300 (16th)

19) Joe Horn (NY) @ DC (3rd Fewest FPPG)

Price: $3400 (39th)

20) Alonzo Russell (STL) @ HOU (4th Most FPPG)

Price: $4800 (21st)

21) L’Damian Washington (STL) @ HOU (4th Most FPPG)

Price: $4400 (24th)

22) Khari Lee (DC) vs. NY (2nd Most FPPG)

Price: $3900 (30th), QUESTIONABLE (FOOT)

23) Brandon Barnes (DAL) @ LA (Most FPPG)

Price: $5500 (18th)

24) Reece Horn (TB) @ SEA (3rd Most FPPG)

Price: $3800 (34th)

We’re in the “we know they have a pulse, but they haven’t done much with it yet” tier. All of these names saw useful volume, but few capitalized upon it. Any one of them could be on the receiving end of a 50+ yard bomb TD, so I’ll target the cheaper plays.

Tier 5

25) Marcus Lucas (STL) @ HOU (4th Most FPPG)

Price: $4800 (22nd)

26) Jazz Ferguson (DAL) @ LA (Most FPPG)

Price: $5000 (20th)

27) Tre McBride (LA) vs. DAL (4th Fewest FPPG)

Price: $4000 (27th), QUESTIONABLE (Thigh)

28) DeAndre Thompkins (DC) vs. NY (2nd Most FPPG)

Price: $3600 (38th), QUESTIONABLE

29) Kasen Williams (SEA) vs. TB (2nd Fewest FPPG)

Price: $5900 (17th), QUESTIONABLE

30) Sam Mobley (HOU) vs. STL (Fewest FPPG)

Price: $3400 (40th)

The above names have plenty of talent, but were either hurt or anchored by poor QB play in Week 1. Plenty will sit out again, although any one of Tre McBride, DeAndre Thompkins, or Kasen Williams could blow up deep if active.  All three are currently questionable.. Jazz Ferguson was on the receiving end of a true Week 1 lowlight, but Landry Jones could right this ship quickly… Sam Mobley caught a TD in Week 1. Hi, Sam Mobley.

 

Top Draftkings WRs Plays

Top Pt-Per-$ Week 2 WR Play: Flynn Nagel ($5200) — Stack with Landry Jones ($9500)

Highest Week 2 WR Scorer: Eli Rogers ($9700) Goes for 5-78-2 TDs

Top Week 2 WR DFS Value Plays:

  • Joe Horn (NY) – $3400
  • Jalen Tolliver (TB) – $3900
  • DeAndre Thompkins (DC) $3600
  • Tre McBride (LA) – $4000

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