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2020 NFL DFS Week 2 FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2020 NFL DFS Week 2 FanDuel Picks! Well, that was fun to finally get to sit back and watch some football for an entire Sunday. It was an eventful opening week and I had a couple of misses but none that were a lineup killer. I’d say we were right on the money for the most part.

Overall, it was a pretty profitable Week 1 and I hope you cashed with me!

In my articles, it is mostly based on cash game and single entry plays as that is what I typically play.

I will throw a few low owned GPP plays out there and some stacks that I will be targeting in the few GPP entries that I do like.

I will update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

Alright, let’s get to it, and let’s keep the train moving in Week 2!

2020 NFL DFS Week 2 FanDuel Picks

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Updates

9/20 11:05 am – Chris Godwin has been ruled out. Mike Evans was doubtful earlier in the week but it looks as if he is going to suit up. This gives Scotty Miller ($5,200) a nice bump and is cash game eligible. I think it also gives the running game a small boost against this weak Carolina run D. 

George Kittle has been ruled out. This opens up playing time for Jordan Reed ($4,800) and Ross Dwelley ($4,400). I don’t have much interest in either but wouldn’t mind throwing them in larger field GPP if you are multi-entering. Lean a little more on Dwelley if I had to choose between the two.

AJ Brown has been ruled out. This makes Corey Davis ($4,900) cash game eligible and makes me like Jonnu Smith a little more. 

Green Bay’s, Kenny Clark, has been ruled out so that will help the Lions‘ running game. I really like AP a GPP play this week and wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a throwback Peterson game if the Lions can manage to keep it close.

Quarterback

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals – $8,000

Wow was Murray impressive in Week 1. He ran the ball 13 times for 91 yards and a touchdown while throwing for 230 yards and a touchdown. He kept the Niners defense on their toes and was able to lead the Cardinals to a surprise victory.

Now he faces off against a Washington defense that looked solid at times last week, racking up eight sacks on Carson Wentz.

Their secondary made some plays but are susceptible and can be taken advantage of. I expect Murray and company to have no problem attacking them. And if he continues to run the ball as he did in Week 1, then he should be one of the top quarterback scorers once again.

I have been going back and forth between Kyler and Dak for my cash game quarterback this week. Both are solid options and I won’t argue against going with Dak. But, I am rolling with the guy that provides us with more rushing upside and a couple hundred in salary relief.

Honorable Mentions: Dak Prescott ($8,400), Ryan Tannehill ($7,000)

Running Back

Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys – $8,600

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Zeke will be highly owned and for good reason. We all know how talented he is and he showed that off against the Rams on Sunday night, finding the endzone twice.

It was to see was his involvement in the passing game. He went caught three balls for 31 yards and a touchdown on four targets. Zeke also added on 92 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

He gets a juicy matchup against the Falcons who still struggle covering running backs out of the backfield. They let Chris Carson catch 6-45-2 on six targets last week and I expect Zeke to continue that trend.

Lock him into your cash game lineups but you might want to try to differentiate in GPP’s.

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans – $8,300

I’m leaning towards paying up at both running back spots this week. There is enough salary relief out there that allows us to fit both stud running backs that are in favorable matchups.

Henry faces off against the Jags this week, he posted 203 rush yards and three touchdowns in his two matchups against them last year. He went over the century mark in the season opener and also caught all three of his targets so that was nice to see him involved in the passing game.

The Titans are going to feed Henry the rock and he should have no problem turning those touches into fantasy points against a defense that gave up 42.3 FD points to running backs last week.

I see 100+ total yards and multiple touchdowns in Henry’s future.

Honorable Mentions: Saquon Barkley ($9,000), Ronald Jones ($5,900), JK Dobbins ($5,700)

Wide Receiver

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers – $8,600

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Rinse and repeat from last week, and just about every week going forward.

Adams is an absolute beast and he showed that in Week 1 posting 14-156-2 on a whopping 17 targets. He is almost a lock to see double-digit targets in every game.

Now he gets to go up against another weak and banged up secondary in Detroit that just let Mitch Trubisky have his way with them. I don’t think I have to go on and on why Adams is a good play this week and every week.

If you can fit him in your lineups, play him with confidence.



Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons – $7,100

This is a game that you’re definitely going to want a piece(s) of as it’s expected to shoot out. The over/under currently sits at 53, the highest on the slate by three points, so it should be filled with fantasy production.

The Cowboys struggled against the Rams perimeter wide receivers in Week 1 and have a tougher test this week. Ridley was tied for team-high in targets (12) and receptions (9) last week for the Falcons. He also found the endzone twice leading him to a WR2 finish on FD (29.4 FDP).

Julio is in just as good a spot as Ridley so I won’t blame anyone for going that route. However, we can’t play everyone and I’ll take the $1,100 discount with Ridley.

Amari Cooper/Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys – $7,000/$6,000

On the other side of the game is Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. As I said before, you’re going to want pieces of this game or you may be setting yourself behind.

We saw this Falcons secondary get picked apart by Russell Wilson and the Seahawks receivers this past week. They are going to be in trouble again this week when they go visit the high powered Cowboys offense. Atlanta’s outside CB’s, Isaiah Oliver and AJ Terrell, got absolutely torched last week giving up 6-80-1 and 6-100-1 respectively.

Cooper did lead Dallas in targets (14), receptions (10), and yards (81), however, it was Gallup who led in yards per target (10) and yards per reception (16.7). Let’s not forget he had a 47-yard catch called back on a questionable offensive pass interference and another 24 yarder called back because of a penalty. He finished with three catches for 50 yards but was very close to a 100 yard game.

They should both be very involved this week, but I am leaning Gallup due to the salary and his big-play ability.

Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens – $6,200

I love “Hollywood” Brown this week. The kid is extremely talented and looked much improved in his first game of year two. He is also 100% healthy now that he had the screws taken out of his foot.

He caught five balls for 101 yards on six targets against the Browns. His 6 targets were tied for most on the team. All of this production came in the first half as the Ravens were putting a smackdown on the Browns with only 1 target and his lone catch being called back on a penalty in the 2nd half.

His opponent this week, the Texans, are coming off a Week 1 loss where they surrendered 154 receiving yards and two touchdowns to the opposing teams’ wide receivers. I expect the Ravens to win this one convincingly, but I also think it will be much closer than last week.

I want parts of this Ravens’ offense and Brown is at the top of my list this week.

Parris Campbell, Indianapolis Colts – $5,300

Campbell was a bit of a surprise for me in Week 1. I expected it to be the rookie wide receiver, Michael Pittman Jr., who was going to have the bigger role as the Colts’ WR2. However, it was Campbell who was on the field more often.

He actually led all Colts’ wide receivers in snaps, seeing 82.4% of the offensive snaps. Campbell was also was tied for the team-high in targets (9) and led the team in receptions (6) and receiving yards (71).

In Week 2, Campbell matches up against a Vikings secondary that just got embarrassed by the Packers. The Vikings gave up 22-315-4 to the Packers’ wide receivers.

The Colts want to, and will, run the ball, but the Vikings secondary is their weakness. I expect Rivers to exploit them and Campbell to be one of the main beneficiaries, as long as Rivers can throw it to the right team.

Honorable Mentions: Deandre Hopkins ($8,300), Julio Jones ($8,200), Allen Robinson ($7,000), Anthony Miller ($5,700), CeeDee Lamb ($5,200)

There are a lot of wide receivers on the injury report this week so be sure to monitor their situations.

Tight End

Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team – $4,700

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I’m paying down at tight end this week in cash and Thomas is my play. This price is too low for a guy who just saw eight targets last week.

He was Haskins’ safety blanket against the Eagles and it looks like the two have good chemistry out there, finishing with 4-37-1.

He gets a nice matchup against the TE-friendly Cardinals this week. I attacked them all last year and plan to do so again this year until I see something different.

His cheap price also allows us to squeeze in the other higher priced guys elsewhere.

Honorable Mentions: Mark Andrews ($7,500), Jonnu Smith ($4,900)

Defense

Los Angeles Rams – $4,500

Did you watch the Eagles game last week? Wow is their offensive line bad! I knew they were going to have their issues, but man it was worse than I expected (eight sacks allowed).

Lane Johnson is expected to play but he won’t be enough to stop Aaron Donald and company from feasting on the rest of this line. Wentz will be running for his life on Sunday, much like he was against Washington.

I expect the Rams to put Wentz on his back multiple times and to create a couple of turnovers.

Honorable Mentions: Bills ($4,900), Ravens ($4,700), Titans ($4,200)


Core Four – Zeke, Henry, Brown, Thomas

Favorite Game Stacks – DAL/ATL, WAS/ARI, GB/DET

GPP QB – Ben Roethlisbergerr ($7,500)
GPP RB – Nyheim Hines ($5,600), Adrian Peterson ($5,500)
GPP WR – Allen Lazard ($5,600)
GPP TE – Evan Engram ($6,000)


Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

About Kyle Salamido

Kyle is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fans and sports betting degenerate. His love of fantasy football started when his Dad let him co-own one of his teams when he was 10. He’d spend every Sunday at his neighbor’s house watching every game with his DirecTv Sunday Ticket. To this day, he still watches every game and doesn’t miss a play. Kyle has 15+ seasons of fantasy football under his belt and has found success in DFS since its’ inception.

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