Thursday, September 14, 2017

DFS Round Table: Favorite DraftKings Plays for Week 2

Every week of the 2017 NFL season, our contributors will provide their favorite DraftKings play of the week and share their thoughts in our weekly DFS Round Table post.

In some cases, the play is intended for tournaments (i.e., Guaranteed Prize Pools or GPPs); in other cases, it's for cash games (e.g., head-to-heads and 50-50's). Or both.

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Who is your favorite DraftKings play for Week 2?

Kevin Hanson: Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders (vs. NYJ), $6,100

Of the 30 touches by Oakland's running backs in the opener, Lynch had 19 of them as he finished 92 yards from scrimmage. Favored by two TDs with the second-highest implied total of the week, Beast Mode is more likely than not to score a touchdown and has the upside to score multiple touchdowns. In a PPR format, more involvement in the passing game would be preferred, but there is massive TD upside with a secured role in what should be a blowout.

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John Trifone: Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. CHI), $4,400

With the Bucs game getting cancelled Week 1, I'm hoping Jacquizz will go a bit forgotten this week, but at $4,400, he's a great value. He's the lead back while Doug Martin is out, so he should get solid volume. I also think he has reasonable touchdown equity. At just $4,400, he also opens up some higher priced options if you want to look at the GB/ATL or NE/NO games.

Brendan Donahue: Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders (vs. NYJ), $6,000

Lynch gets a Jets team that gave up 190 rushing yards last week to Buffalo including 110 to LeSean McCoy. While I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from Lynch this year, he quickly reassured me that there's still gas left in the tank after running 18 times for 76 yards and even catching a pass for 16 more. In a game that has Oakland as almost a 2-TD favorite, I expect a lot opportunities for Lynch to get into the end zone this week and possibly multiple times.

Sean Beazley: Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. MIA), $5,800

One​ ​of​ ​my​ ​favorite​ ​plays​ ​for​ ​Week​ ​2​ ​is​ ​Chargers​ ​WR​ ​Keenan​ ​Allen.​ ​​ ​Allen​ ​is​ ​extremely​ ​underpriced​ ​sitting​ ​at​ ​only​ ​$5,800.​ ​​ ​​ ​Allen​ ​is​ ​a​ ​target​ ​machine​ ​when​ ​healthy.​ ​​ ​​ ​I​ ​think​ ​the​ ​Chargers​ ​will look​ ​to​ ​air​ ​it​ ​out​ ​against​ ​this​ ​Dolphins​ ​defense.​ ​​ ​​ ​I​ ​think​ ​Allen​ ​has​ ​​5​x ​upside​ ​this​ ​week; 8-120-1​ ​line​ ​is​ ​my​ ​prediction.​ ​​ ​I​ ​will​ ​have​ ​massive​ ​ownership​ ​of​ ​Allen​ ​this​ ​week.

Dan Yanotchko: Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings (at PIT), $5,500

This week I really like Sam Bradford going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know Bradford won't be as letter perfect as he was against New Orleans throwing for 356 yards and three touchdowns. Pittsburgh also gave up 255 yards and two passing touchdowns to a rookie quarterback making his first League start. I love the weapons he has with Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs, Adam Theilan, and Kyle Rudolph.

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