The 2020 NFL season is here, meaning time for some DraftKings Week Two selections! Week One saw some great action on the field and some big scoring players. Hopefully, that continues for this week and beyond!
Throughout the season, I shall be providing players that I feel you should include in your lineups, with some rationale. So, let’s dig into whom I am thinking of slotting in my lineups for Week Two!
Dak Prescott ($6,800)
Being the highest total game on the slate, a lot of enticing options are available in this Dallas and Atlanta game. Prescott had a reasonably mediocre Week One, recording 17.6 fantasy points in a defeat against Los Angeles. However, Prescott is in a prime bounce-back spot coming up against an Atlanta defense who gave up 38 fantasy points to Russell Wilson. This was the joint-highest in the league across the league with Minnesota giving up the same amount. Given that Prescott has the weapons around him and the pedigree to produce high fantasy numbers, he should capitalise on this opportunity.
Ryan Tannehill ($5,900) and Jimmy Garoppolo ($5,700)
Two QBs on the schedule which would free up more of your budget to utilise elsewhere are Tannehill and Garoppolo. Subsequently, both face Jacksonville and New York defenses who gave up plenty of yardage to the QB position (363 and 312 respectively) and are heavy underdogs. Therefore, this is something to consider when it comes to game scripts. Both Tannehill and Garoppolo produced near 20+ fantasy performances in Week One and should do the same in these advantageous matchups.
Ezekiel Elliott ($8,200)
Sticking with the Dallas theme, Elliott seems to be the best option among the premium running backs. Previously in Week One, Atlanta gave 26 fantasy points to the RB position in standard scoring, notably which only included 43 rushing yards. Therefore, with his work as a more of a traditional bellcow, Elliott will go way over this yardage total. As well as having a good chance of maintaining the touchdown volume the Seattle backs managed, which was three. Plus, if the receiving work for Elliott remains from Week One, then this could be excellent stacking option with Prescott.
Jonathan Taylor ($5,700)
Following the news of Mack’s torn Achilles, Taylor was in turn announced as the starting back in Indianapolis. All this results in a very chalk play when it comes to Week Two lineups. Therefore it is essential you at the very least consider including Taylor in your lineups. Formerly in Week One, Taylor showed a real prowess in the passing game in his NFL debut, getting six receptions for sixty-seven yards. Now, Taylor faces a Green Bay team who showed fragilities at guarding his position, giving up 30 fantasy points in standard scoring, the fourth-highest in the league in Week One. Ultimately, this is Taylor’s chance to announce himself to the NFL, and I think he grabs this opportunity with both hands.
Ronald Jones II ($5,200) and James Robinson ($4,400) had surprising performances in Week One, because of the significance of their roles. On the condition that these workloads transfer over once again, in addition to favourable game scripts, then these two backs are available at a great value.
Robert Woods ($6,400)
From the very first drive in the game, it was clear to see how much influence Woods has on this Los Angeles offense. Woods was being moved all around the field, used in the short and immediate passing games to drive the team up the field. Woods box score read a stat line of 6-105-0, which saw him finish as the WR17 in standard scoring for the week.
Los Angeles travel to Philidelphia, who gave up 132 receiving yards (this was 72.41% of receiving yards allowed) to the wide receiver position. This was with the position only seeing 50% of Haskins targets. With Goff targetting the WR position more than Haskins in Week One, at 60.71%, more yards should be expected to be given up. Therefore more yards and points for Woods. If Woods can add a touchdown to his production, we are looking at a 25+ point play.
Will Fuller V ($6,300)
When Fuller is healthy, he tends to ball out. This seems to be the consensus amongst most NFL fans, and we saw the prime example of this on opening night. Fuller finishes with a stat line of 8-112-0 with an extra two targets. Houston was mostly trailing in this contest, and a similar game script could be prevalent against Baltimore. The similar scenario makes me like Fuller in your tournament lineups for Week Two. Watson has often spoken about Fuller with high praise, with claims he is one of the best receivers in the league. If he can stay healthy, he will back those comments up.
CeeDee Lamb ($4,700), Diontae Johnson ($4,500) and Christian Kirk ($4,300) are all great value plays to fill out your lineups this week. All our on offences who are expected to produce plenty of points against weaker defenses. Also, some of these options were heavily targetted in Week One, most notably Johnson and Lamb.
Mark Andrews ($6,300)
Andrews is a player who saw an increased snap count in Week One. His 71% snap count was much higher than his 43.9% average in 2019. This significant increase, of course, sees Andrews spend a lot more time on the field, therefore increase his chances of production. The argument of increased production becomes more prevalent when you see that Jackson directed 36% of his targets to the tight end position. This was the most in the league in Week One. All of this should see Andrews at least replicate the 5-58-2 line he achieved in Week One, where Baltimore will likely dictate the tempo of the whole matchup.
Logan Thomas ($3,600)
Thomas, as expected in some camps emerged as the starting tight end for Washington in Week One and finished as the TE8 in standard scoring. Haskins seems to like to target the tight end position, with 26.67% of his throws heading that way. For context, this was the seventh highest in the league. They now face an Arizona team who were the worse team against the position in 2019. This looked to be somewhat the same in Week One, giving up 44 yards before halftime. Therefore, Thomas is one of the best values on the slate.
Much like Buffalo last week, paying up for a premium D/ST seems an optimal play at the moment. Especially, when there is so much value across the other positions. Therefore, my pick is Pittsburgh, who face a Denver offense who are as of now half-complete. Sutton and Hamler at receiver will be rusty after missing Week One, in addition to Lindsay now having turf toe, putting his Week Two availability in question. Pittsburgh’s defense limited Barkley to an almost full effect so Gordon III could be nullified entirely. Additionally, who knows how Lock will deal with the pass rush from Pittsburgh. The opportunity for points is there, which is worth the premium in my eyes.
NFL 2020: DraftKings Week Two Selections – My lineup as it stands
QB: Dak Prescott
RB1: Ezekiel Elliott
RB2: Jonathan Taylor
WR1: Robert Woods
WR2: Diontae Johnson
WR3: CeeDee Lamb
TE: Logan Thomas
FLEX: Ronald Jones II
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