It’s finally here- Week 2 of the 2023 season, and the second DraftKings main slate. We are back offering you DFS advice to try and help you navigate your way to victories throughout the season. The players selected here are based on their price, their ability to hit value and likely ownership. The selections are leaning more towards GPP slates, rather than cash (50/50) slates. But let’s get into it
Josh Allen v LV ($7,900)
Allen will likely be a heavy fade for a lot of managers this week after the disastrous end to the Bills week 1 defeat to the Jets. Buffalo and Josh Allen get a chance to put things right in week 2 as they square off against the Raiders in the reigning AFC East champs’ home opener. Las Vegas allowed Russell Wilson and a receiving corp led by Courtland Sutton to put up 177 yards and 2 scores at Mile High in week 1 – I have no doubts Allen will use Diggs, Davis and rookie TE Dalton Kincaid to much greater effect here in week 2. He may be pricey at $7900, but anytime Josh Allen is under $8000 it’s a value in my book.
Trevor Lawrence v KC ($6,700)
Any doubts as to whether Calvin Ridley still had it were quickly eased as the former Falcon and his new QB connected for 41-yards and a touchdown in the opening quarter Sunday night in Indianapolis. Lawrence has been touted for a breakout season this year and this could be the first opportunity for him to really air it out against a Chiefs defense that tends to be very generous to opposing quarterbacks. With a 51 point O/U there is plenty of fantasy value to be had here for T-Law in the Jags home opener to the reigning champs.
Jared Goff v SEA ($6,200)
In week 1 the Seahawks were carved open to the tune of 334 passing yards by Matthew Stafford. Tutu Atwell and rookie Puka Nacua both put up 119 yard games as the Rams eased to a 30-13 victory. This week it’s Jared Goff’s turn to take aim at the Seattle secondary and Amon-Ra St. Brown is a far greater threat than either Atwell or Nacua. Rookie RB Jahmyr Gibbs being further eased in will also help to pad Goff’s statline with short-yard dump-offs. I’m expecting Geno Smith to get it going this game, allowing the Seahawks to be far more competitive than they were in the season opener. Remember, this is a matchup that saw 93 total points last year. A tighter game will make Goff and the passing game more necessary and a solid play at $6200.