NFL DFS Week 2 Preview for Draftkings and Fanduel lineups
The NFL season is in full swing, and that means it’s time to dive into the exciting world of NFL DFS for Week 2. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started, we’ve got you covered with all the information you need to make informed decisions and build winning lineups. In this preview, we’ll break down the key matchups, player analysis, and strategies for success in DraftKings NFL DFS and FanDuel NFL DFS. So, let’s huddle up and get ready for some fantasy football action!
NFL Schedule & Vegas Lines
Before we delve into player analysis, let’s take a look at the Week 2 NFL schedule and Vegas lines. Understanding the matchups and point spreads can give us valuable insights for our DFS lineups.
|Road Team||Home Team||Favorite||Spread||Total||Date||Time (ET)||Slate|
|Minnesota Vikings||Philadelphia Eagles||PHI||-7.0||48.5||Thursday||8:15 pm||SDTh|
|Green Bay Packers||Atlanta Falcons||GBP||-1.5||40.5||Sunday||1:00 pm||Main|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Tennessee Titans||LAC||-3.0||45.0||Sunday||1:00 pm||Main|
|Las Vegas Raiders||Buffalo Bills||BUF||-9.5||47.0||Sunday||1:00 pm||Main|
|Seattle Seahawks||Detroit Lions||DET||-5.5||47.0||Sunday||1:00 pm||Main|
|Indianapolis Colts||Houston Texans||IND||-1.0||40.0||Sunday||1:00 pm||Main|
|Chicago Bears||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TBB||-3.0||41.5||Sunday||1:00 pm||Main|
|Baltimore Ravens||Cincinnati Bengals||CIN||-3.5||46.5||Sunday||1:00 pm||Main|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Jacksonville Jaguars||KCC||-3.0||51.5||Sunday||1:00 pm||Main|
|San Francisco 49ers||Los Angeles Rams||SFO||-8.0||44.0||Sunday||4:05 pm||Main|
|New York Giants||Arizona Cardinals||NYG||-6.0||39.5||Sunday||4:05 pm||Main|
|New York Jets||Dallas Cowboys||DAL||-9.5||39.5||Sunday||4:25 pm||Main|
|Washington Commanders||Denver Broncos||DEN||-3.5||38.5||Sunday||4:25 pm||Main|
|Miami Dolphins||New England Patriots||MIA||-2.0||46.5||Sunday||8:20 pm||SDSu|
|New Orleans Saints||Carolina Panthers||NOS||-3.0||40.5||Monday||7:15 pm||2-Game|
|Cleveland Browns||Pittsburgh Steelers||CLE||-2.5||39.5||Monday||8:15 pm||2-Game|
Let’s kick off our player analysis with the quarterbacks for Week 2. These signal-callers can be the heart and soul of your DFS lineup, so choosing wisely is crucial.
Jared Goff (Seahawks)
Jared Goff has been on fire, throwing 2+ passing TDs in 75% of his last eight games, ranking him among the best in the NFL among QBs. The Seahawks’ defense has allowed 2+ passing TDs to QBs in 25% of their games during the same stretch, making Goff an intriguing option.
Patrick Mahomes (Jaguars)
Patrick Mahomes, the superstar QB, has a track record of excellence with 34 completions of 20+ yards since Week 12 of the previous season. The Jaguars’ defense has allowed 24 completions of 20+ yards to QBs during that period, which could lead to big plays.
Josh Allen (Raiders)
Josh Allen is known for his big arm, and he had 51 completions of 20+ yards last season. The Raiders’ defense, however, allowed 57 completions of 20+ yards to QBs during the same time frame, setting the stage for potential fireworks.
Justin Herbert (Titans)
Justin Herbert has been impressive with 108 completions of 20+ yards since the start of the 2021 season. The Titans’ defense, on the other hand, has allowed 133 completions of 20+ yards to QBs during that period. Herbert’s consistency makes him an intriguing option.
Running Backs (RB)
Next up, let’s focus on the running backs, the workhorses of the NFL. Choosing the right RB can make or break your DFS lineup.
Derrick Henry (Chargers)
Derrick Henry, the rushing king, has been a force with an average of 112.9 rushing yards per game since 2020. The Chargers’ defense has allowed an average of 113.9 rushing yards per game to RBs during the same period. Henry’s consistency makes him a top RB option.
Josh Jacobs (Bills)
Josh Jacobs has been a reliable RB, averaging 102.4 rushing yards per game over his last eight games. The Bills’ defense, however, has allowed an average of 127.6 rushing yards per game to RBs during that stretch. Jacobs could exploit this matchup.
Christian McCaffrey (Rams)
Christian McCaffrey is a fantasy stud, averaging 20.6 fantasy points per game over his last eight games. The Rams’ defense has allowed an average of 23.7 fantasy points per game to opposing RBs during the same period. McCaffrey’s versatility makes him a top choice.
Saquon Barkley (Cardinals)
Saquon Barkley has shown his skills with 293 yards after catch over his last eight games. The Cardinals’ defense, however, has allowed 387 yards after catch to RBs during that stretch. Barkley’s ability to make plays in the passing game adds to his value.
James Conner (Giants)
James Conner has been a steady presence with an average of 91.7 rushing yards per game since Week 12 of last season. The Giants’ defense, though, has allowed an average of 136.1 rushing yards per game to RBs during that time frame. Conner’s consistency makes him an intriguing option.
Wide Receivers (WR)
Wide receivers are the playmakers in the passing game. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top WR options for Week 2.
Mike Evans (Bears)
Mike Evans has been a touchdown machine with 22 TDs since the start of the 2021 season. The Bears’ defense, however, has allowed 43 TDs to WRs during the same time frame. Evans’ red-zone prowess makes him a prime WR choice.
Keenan Allen (Titans)
Keenan Allen is a reception machine with 67 catches since Week 12 of last season. The Titans’ defense, on the other hand, has allowed 144 receptions to WRs during the same period. Allen’s consistency in getting targets makes him a strong WR option.
Stefon Diggs (Raiders)
Stefon Diggs has been a reception leader with 358 catches since the start of the 2020 season. The Raiders’ defense has allowed 641 receptions to WRs during that stretch, making Diggs an appealing choice.
Ja’Marr Chase (Ravens)
Ja’Marr Chase has been making waves with 63 receptions over his last eight games. The Ravens’ defense, however, has allowed 140 receptions to WRs during that time frame. Chase’s big-play ability adds to his appeal.
DK Metcalf (Lions)
DK Metcalf has been a touchdown threat with 6 TDs in his last eight games. The Lions’ defense has allowed 8 TDs to WRs during that period, setting the stage for Metcalf to shine.
Chris Godwin (Bears)
Chris Godwin has been consistent with 66 receptions since Week 12 of last season. The Bears’ defense has allowed 87 receptions to WRs during that stretch. Godwin’s reliability in the passing game makes him a valuable WR option.
Tight Ends (TE)
Last but not least, let’s examine the tight ends, who can provide a significant edge in NFL DFS.
Travis Kelce (Jaguars)
Travis Kelce is a big-play TE with 32 receptions of 20+ yards since the start of the 2021 season. The Jaguars’ defense has allowed 34 receptions of 20+ yards to TEs during that time frame. Kelce’s ability to stretch the field makes him a top TE choice.
George Kittle (Rams)
George Kittle has been a fantasy points machine, averaging 10.0 fantasy points per game since Week 12 of last season. The Rams’ defense has allowed an average of 8.3 fantasy points per game to TEs during the same period. Kittle’s playmaking ability sets him apart.
Gerald Everett (Titans)
Gerald Everett is a yards-after-catch specialist with 187 YAC since Week 12 of last season. The Titans’ defense has allowed 350 YAC to TEs during that time frame. Everett’s ability to pick up yards after the catch makes him an intriguing TE option.
Evan Engram (Chiefs)
Evan Engram has been a YAC monster with 311 yards after catch in his last eight games. The Chiefs’ defense has allowed 256 YAC to TEs during that stretch. Engram’s big-play potential makes him a high-risk, high-reward TE option.
Darren Waller (Cardinals)
Darren Waller is a big-play TE with 9 receptions of 20+ yards since Week 12 of last season. The Cardinals’ defense has allowed 3 receptions of 20+ yards to TEs during that time frame. Waller’s ability to stretch the field makes him a TE to watch.
That’s all I’ve got for today
Thank you for checking out the article, I hope I was able to provide you with some value as you begin to build your DFS lineups for today’s contests.
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