First off, let me apologize for not posting any lineups for week 1. I had a couple things going on and I wanted to get a feel for the season before I told anyone to spend their money. But after a solid performance on Sunday, Monday, and yesterday, I am rather confident in my lineups. I’ve cashed out in 75% of cash games so far while also placing in a few GPPs here and there. So without further adieu, here are some lineups that should make you some cash in week 2. Keep in mind that these lineups are solely for Draftkings.
Cash Game Lineup
QB Patrick Mahomes $7,500
Mahomes is featured in the game with the highest over/under line this week which sits at 53.5 points. The spread is also only 7 points meaning odds makers are projecting a shootout. Mahomes is by far the better QB in this matchup and with his projected point total being 25.91 he is less than a point away from reaching his 3.5X value.
RB Saquon Barkley $9,200
Saquon is the highest priced running back but his price tag is still entirely too low. Back in 2017 when Todd Gurley was in MVP consideration he was seeing prices above $12,000. I am going to keep riding Saquon until he reaches five figures. Last week he underperformed but due to game script the Giants had to go away from the running game. He still mustered 15 touches for 139 yards in the game. He is projected 24.24 points which exceeds his 2.5X value of 23
RB Devin Singletary $4,200
With both the highest priced QB and the highest priced RB already in the lineup, I had to go searching for some value for the second RB spot. Bills coach Sean McDermott said that Singletary is still behind Frank Gore on the depth chart but Singletary was much more effective on less touches last week. Should the Giants be on the wrong end of a blowout again this week then the Bills should try to run out the clock in the second half paving the way for Singletary to get significant touches. With a projected total of 11.45 points he exceeds his 2.5X value of 10.5.
WR John Brown $5,200
I absolutely love John Brown this year. I mentioned him as an example in my first DFS post and he trumped his projections. John Brown is a WR1 but he is not priced as a WR1 which makes him a chalk play against a secondary like the Giants. Brown will be the most valuable pick in your lineups. His 2.5X value is 13 while his projections are 12.5 but after he saw 10 targets for 7 receptions and 123 yards last week I expect him to score at least 15.
WR Sammy Watkins $7,200
Watkins had nearly 50 DKFP last week. I do not expect him to replicate that performance, however, with no Tyreek Hill he steps into the WR1 role in a game that is projected to be the highest scoring game of the week. He is projected to reach 18 points which is exactly what his 2.5X value is.
WR Tyrell Williams $4,400
The value in this slate should make every DFS player salivate. Yet another underpriced WR1 on the depth chart. No Antonio Brown? No problem. Williams stepped into that role and performed out of his mind Monday night with 6 receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown. He is definitely a player to target in this projected shootout. Looks like Gruden is going to roll with Williams as his number one guy. At only $4,400, Williams 2.5X value is only 11 which is more than 2 points below his 13.82 point projection.
TE Mark Andrews $3,800
I made the mistake of benching Mark Andrews last week in my season long league, thankfully I still won despite having his 8 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown on my bench. The Ravens will face the Cardinals this week who rookie TE exploded against last week. If that is a sign of a trend then the Cardinals may not be great at covering tight ends. Andrews’ projected total is 9.17 which is less than his 9.5 2.5X value, but I think he goes for at least 14.
FLEX Evan Engram $5,200
The Giants receiving corps is depleted with Sterling Shepard likely to miss week 2 with a concussion and Cody Latimer dealing with a calf injury, which would make their best healthy receiver Bennie Fowler. Just based on sheer volume, Engram should have another great game where he sees 10+ targets. He had 31 DKFP last week which he may not reach again but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the 20s. His projected 15 points exceed his 13 point 2.5X value.
DST Cowboys $3,300
The Redskins offensive line is very bad so I am expecting some sacks on Case Keenum this week. With a depleted running game and unproven receivers, I don’t expect the Redskins to put up a lot of points against the Cowboys this week. Although, my favorite defense of the week is the Patriots ($3,700) but due to salary restrictions I could not fit them into this lineup.
Feel free to use the cash game lineup in tournaments. There’s actually a lot of value in the cash game lineup which could help you place in a guaranteed prize pool. I often find that my cash lineups perform better because I stick to more consistent players because there is no need for a contrarian lineup.
High Scoring Games to Target
OAK vs.KC (O/U 53.5)
NO @ LAR (O/U 52.5)
NE @ MIA (O/U 48.5)
If you have the bank roll, it is sometimes a good strategy to target each game individually by stacking your lineup with mostly players from these games.
QB Tom Brady $6,400
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens absolutely dismantled the Dolphins defense last week now Brady gets to try out his new toy in Antonio Brown against them barring any legal setbacks. There is a chance that this game gets out of hand early which would limit Brady’s attempts but as long as he scores 28.8 points which is his 4.5X value before the try to run out the clock he should be fine.
RB Alvin Kamara $8,200
Kamara went for 169 total yards from scrimmage last week and that was without a touchdown. He managed to score 23.9 DKFP which is solid for Kamara but it wasn’t necessarily a GPP score. Add a touchdown to last weeks performance and he would’ve scored this week’s 3.5X value which is 28.7.
RB Josh Jacobs $4,700
I’ll admit I was not impressed with Josh Jacobs coming out of Alabama. But I was very impressed with him last week against the Broncos. He only had 8 carries per game in college because he had to split time with Najee Harris and Damien Harris but last week he logged 23 carries and it seems like Gruden is putting him into a bellcow role. Kansas City also allowed 5.1 yards per carry last week making Jacobs a solid play at his low price. His 3.5X value is 16.45 which is a projection he can easily exceed.
WR Antonio Brown $7,000
The Antonio Brown Circus Act seems to be far from over but despite all of his antics he is still one of the best receivers in the league and he could get his first shot at playing with the best quarterback to ever play the game Sunday. I think a lot of people will fade Antonio Brown this week because of doubt that he’ll be able to play due to the civil lawsuit and talks of him being put on the exempt list which would make him a solid contrarian play with a high ceiling. He’ll have to score 24.5 to reach his 3.5X value.
WR Julian Edelman $6,900
The Ravens offense had multiple players score in the 20s last week, some even more than that. I believe Brady will share the wealth and Edelman will have a touchdown this week to going along with double digit receptions. His 3.5X value is 24.15 which could be difficult to reach in a potential blowout but I think other players in this lineup will score more than their projected value.
WR Tyrell Williams $4,400
See Cash Game analysis.
TE Mark Andrews $3,800
See Cash Game analysis.
FLEX Jared Cook $4,700
There’s nothing DFS players should love more than Pro Bowl talent players having an off week because that means more players are going to fade those guys. A perfect example is Jared Cook. Cook missed a good portion of the preseason due to injury so it’s possible that him and Drew Brees aren’t quite on the same page yet. If that changes in week 2 then he could be in for a big game. His projected 3.5X value is 16.45 which is a very attainable point total for Cook.
DST Patriots $3,700
The Patriots have the most favorable matchup of the week so this one is a no brainer. Gilmore will shut down whoever they consider their best receiver to be who is… DeVante Parker? Albert Wilson? I’m not really sure who it is but they don’t stand a chance this week and neither does Fitzpatrick who has been named the starter for week 2.
I hope this insight wins you some money. Feel free to use these lineups as building blocks and tweak them to your desire. Or don’t listen to me at all, these are just suggestions.
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