Week 2 DFS Riser & Fallers | Team Rise Or Fall DFS
Week 2 DFS Risers & Fallers | Team Rise Or Fall DFS
Last week we rode high with Corey Davis and Chase Edmunds as Week 2 risers. Davis hit in a big way and Edmunds did not completely destroy your lineup. While Edmunds disappointed without an overly explosive game, he still provided volume through the air and is underpriced again for Week 2 DFS.
Let’s find out what matchups we can take advantage of this week, and which players are trending in the wrong direction for Week 2 DFS.
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Week 2 DFS Risers
Teddy Bridgewater @ JAX
Teddy Bridgewater had a great start to the season, utilizing his talented skill position players to perfection against the Giants. He now gets to face a Jaguars defense that gave up 291 passing yards and two touchdowns to Tyrod Taylor and the Texans.
It is a shame that Jerry Jeudy will miss this contest. He was knocked out of Sunday’s game and diagnosed with a high ankle sprain, but not before gobbling up six catches for seven targets for 72 yards. Tim Patrick, Courtland Sutton, and this week’s next “Riser” for Week 2 DFS should help propel Bridgewater into a great week.
K.J. Hamler @ JAX
K.J. Hamler had three catches for 41 yards and lined up on 36 percent of the Broncos’ offensives snaps in Week 1. It surely will help lower his exposure rate for Week 2 DFS that he dropped a clean dime from Tedy Bridgewater that would have been a 40-plus yard touchdown reception.
While Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick are viable options, Hamler possesses similar big-play ability that Jerry Jeudy has exhibited in his short professional career. In fact, statistically speaking, Hamler is one of the best deep threats in the game with 2.13 yards of separation per target (10th) in 2020.
I expect Hamler to see the field a lot in Jeudy’s absence. He will have big-play opportunities in this contest against the Jaguars who allowed 26.4 yards per reception to Brandin Cooks in Week 1.
Darrell Henderson@ IND
A lot of speculation was made of former first-round pick Sony Michel being traded to the Rams. After a fun guessing game of how much Michel would actually spell Darrell Henderson, Michel had one carry for two yards and Rams snap percentage.
While it is not totally out of the question that Michel’s role could increase as he gets more acquainted with the Sean McVay scheme, Henderson is firmly the lead back clearly. He had 16 carries for 70 yards. While he only had one catch on one target, that can be directly correlated to the game script Sunday Night.
The Colts are coming off a loss in which they allowed over 100 yards on the ground, including 96 to Chris Carson. I like Henderson in the matchup as the Rams should be able to establish a lead. If they fail to do so, Henderson is the only viable pass-catcher at running back for Los Angeles.
Damien Harris @ NYJ
Damien Harris had a big day in real-life football that could slip through the radar of fantasy players in Week 2 DFS. Harris’ volume was that of a stalwart running back, as he had 23 carries for 100 yards and added two receptions for 17 yards. Touching paydirt would have surely made the buzz stronger for Harris. His fumble at the end of the game must be considered, but rookie and backup Rhomondre Stevenson also fumbled in this contest.
I especially like Harris on Fanduel with the .5 PPR format as I typically like to target pass-catching running backs on DK. But, the volume that Harris seems to be in store for makes him a viable play regardless. Send Harris off in Week 2 DFS against the Jets who allowed four red-zone trips to the Panthers in Week 1.
Week 2 DFS Fallers
James Robinson vs. DEN
James Robinson only saw 64 percent of snaps in Week 1. For most backs this is fine, but for Robinson, who was on the field in over 90 percent of offensive snaps in some games in 2020, this raises concern. Carlos Hyde seemed to be used more on third down/passing downs. Sure, that is directly related to negative game script, but that could be a constant for the Jaguars this season.
Robinson faces the Broncos in Week 2 DFS who only allowed 60 rushing yards to Saquon Barkley and the Giants last week. They should be getting linebacker Bradley Chubb back from injury to strengthen their front, making things bleak for Robinson’s Week 2 DFS outlook.
His $6,400 price on DraftKings is far too much considering the bad matchup and running backs that are cheaper this week like Ezekiel Elliott ($6,200). Fade James Robinson for Week 2 DFS.
Robby Anderson vs NO
Anderson was only targeted three times against the Jets. This is cause for concern as he was a volume-dependent player last season. While he did score on a 57-yard bomb for his only reception, it is tough to trust Anderson in Week 2 DFS.
Rookie Terrace Marshall actually out-targeted Anderson in Week 1 (six targets). When you consider that Christian McCaffery is back in this offense (nine targets last week), Anderson’s volume from 2020 is looking more and more like an anomaly.
The Saints have a very good defense, one that just held Davante Adams to five receptions for 56 yards. While Marshon Lattimore will be out for this contest, I still feel more comfortable going with another option at wide receiver until Anderson is more involved in terms of targets.
– Steven Toroni @FFprofessorST3