Welcome to my Week 2 GPP picks for Draftkings and Fanduel! My sole focus here is to help you identify options we can use in large field GPPs as well as Single Entry tournaments. Now, let’s dig in!
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Josh Allen – (Draftkings $6700), (Fanduel $8200)
I don’t typically pay up for QBs in tournaments. I always try and work my way to the cheaper options so I can maximize as much upside as I can. But I’m not falling in love with the sub 6k options on Draftkings this week. So I find myself on Josh Allen. 6.7k is a hefty price tag for a QB but I think it’s one worth paying up for with his upside. Despite a couple of hiccups (2 fumbles) last week against the Jets Allen rushed for a team-high 57yds and had his first 300yd passing game. He also tacked on 3 total TDs. That sound you hear is bossman DFSnDounts making his “OH” face. You love to see it. This week he gets a rebuilding Dolphins team that is still #bad. Cam Newton just wrecked this defense on the ground with a 75yd day. That should have Allen and company licking their chops at this tasty matchup. As if you needed more reasons to play Allen the Bills situation-neutral pace ranked 6th in the league for week 1. Meaning even when they jumped ahead their game plan didn’t let up. Don’t overthink this one. Continue riding the Josh Allen money train with glee!
Stacking Options: Allen/Diggs/Brown is a less sexy version of
Ryan/Julio/Ridley but one with similar upside since Allen can do so much more with his legs. Not to mention I don’t see as much talk about Diggs/Brown combining for 19 total targets. BUY.ALL.THE.SHARES.
Nyheim Hines – (Draftkings $5300), (Fanduel $5500)
I feel like Hines is the ultimate leverage play this week. Teammate Jonathan Taylor is the talk of the town. He’s been getting all the hype. Marlon Mack is out for the season paving the way for Taylor to be the man, right? Not exactly. Take a step back, breathe, and let’s take a look at the big picture. Ownership at running back will be heavily concentrated on Taylor with his sub-6k price tags on FD and DK. The study hub currently has him projected as the highest owned running back on the slate. Not shocking.
This brings me to Hines. I almost feel like he’s become the lost man in all of this. When Mack went down last week Taylor didn’t end up with all the carries or targets and both backs played the same number of snaps (20) in the second half. Expect that split to continue going forward. Taylor was named the starter this week but Coach Frank Reich also said Hines would still be “a big part of the offense”. Working in both backs’ favor is Phillip Rivers “check-down” tendencies. Don’t forget there were 17 total targets distributed to that Colts backfield, last week, and Taylor isn’t getting all of that. Hines is cheaper (slightly), projected for substantially lower ownership, and is still “a big part of the offense” in a game with a projected total of 48.5. Btw, the Vikings defense is all kinds of bad. This backfield is going to feast and I’m putting my chips on the ultimate leverage play, Nyheim Hines.
Stacking options: Go big or go home with a Hines/Indy DST stack!
Marvin Jones – (Draftkings $5700), (Fanduel $6400)
As of this writing, Kenny Golladay is still sitting out of practice. He sat out during the same time frame last week and ended being scratched. It’s looking unlikely that he plays. Even if he does suit up, um yeah, just don’t. Green Bay won their opening day game but not without some noticeable red flags. Adam Thielen ripped them up to the tune of 6-110-2. Kirk Cousins was “unleashed” for 259yds through the air and even ran for another 34yds. Yea, Kirk Cousins. 2020 is wild y’all. This bodes well for Matt Stafford and company.
Marvin Jones is in a great spot to capitalize on this especially after last Sunday’s rough outing which saw him get 8 targets but only turn them into 4-55. YUCK. Not at all what you were hoping for if you used him. But opportunity is knocking here. The game total opened at 46 ½ and has since gone up to 49 ½. Vegas is expecting points and with the Lions running game playing whack-a-mole it’ll be on the passing game to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. Look for a bounce-back game that comes with depressed ownership. According to the study hub, Jones is currently looking at sub 5% ownership. I can see that slowly moving up. But with this being a 13-game slate I’d expect the lower owned Wide Receivers to stay put. Now is your chance to buy!
Stacking Options: I love the idea of going with Stafford/Jones/Cephus and bringing it back with Davante Adams. The Packers star WR will be highly owned but including him in a stack like this makes for a great leverage play in large-field tournaments.
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Hayden Hurst – (Draftkings $4600), (Fanduel $5700)
When Hurst came to Atlanta talk revolved around him getting the targets Austin Hooper left behind. In week 1 Matt Ryan distributed 52 total targets. Hurst targets, 5. This was in a shootout game where the Flacons scored 25pts. Not encouraging. In these situations, I like to target (Welcome to PacingPetes drinking game) the down player. Because Hursts role didn’t change. Every time Matt Ryan dropped back Hurst was running a route. EVERY.TIME. I’m kidding. NOT every time. Just 81% of the time (not kidding). That’s a high percentage for a guy who only got five targets. That just tells me that the opportunity wasn’t there in week 1. But it could very well be there in week 2. The Cowboys will be without Leighton Vander Esch this week. This is where opportunity will knock for Hurst. Expect him to make his money over the middle against a struggling defense. This game is currently projected to be the highest-scoring on the slate. Plus both teams play at a high situation-neutral pace ranking top 10. But it wouldn’t shock me if Hurst sees sub-5% ownership. That’s what we want in a game like this where fireworks will be lighting up on both sides. Hursts price is palatable and one you shouldn’t forget when building those winning lineups.
Stacking Options: I’m not going to make this hard. Ryan/Ridley/Hurst and bring it back with Zeke or if you want to go cheaper drop down to Gallup. PRINT.THAT.MONEY.
Now let’s go build those lineups and win that money. Good luck everyone!
By: PacingPete (HIT ME UP IN DISCORD!)
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