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DraftKings DFS Week 2 Picks
Stud: Derek Carr ($6,200) vs. Arizona Cardinals
Carr came five yards shy of 300 and the accompanying three-point bonus. On the bright side, his connections with Davante Adams and Darren Waller appear as strong as ever. Carr has a good opportunity to deliver cleaner, more prolific production at home against the Cardinals.
Sleeper: Carson Wentz ($5,800) vs. Detroit Lions
Wentz is not a bad gamble against a Lions team that surrendered a truckload of points and yards. There is always the risk of a “Wentzian” meltdown, but his friendly $5,800 salary allows room in the budget for DFSers to add quality players throughout their lineups.
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Stud: Javonte Williams ($6,500) vs. Houston Texans
Williams didn’t exactly have a dream Week 1 performance, but his 12 targets and 11 receptions paced the team — virtual gold in DraftKings DFS’ point-per-reception scoring settings. Look for Williams’ volume to continue to creep upward, particularly when it’s time to punch it in for six. The Broncos no longer have the luxury of not featuring their best players in the biggest moments.
Sleeper: Cam Akers ($5,600) vs. Atlanta Falcons
Akers will not be a popular DFS selection after delivering a zero in Week 1. Head coach Sean McVay challenged Akers publicly (though it’s the “entire team” that needs urgency), and our bet is Akers received the message loud and clear.
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Stud: Michael Pittman Jr. ($6,700) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Colts face another divisional foe on Sunday, and DFS players should expect them to approach this game with a heightened degree of urgency. That means peppering Pittman with targets — he earned 13 in Week 1. Head coach Frank Reich traditionally likes to divide touches in a balanced manner, but this is another case in which a team needs to put the ball in its best players’ hands.
Sleeper: D.J. Moore ($5,700) vs. New York Giants
Moore is an attractive play this week thanks to his modest salary, but don’t mistake him for a shot in the dark. He is a big play waiting to happen, whether that’s winning deep or ripping off chunks of yardage after the catch. Moore only saw six targets last week, and that will turn off DFS players. He has demonstrated the ability to deliver profitable performances though.
Stud: Kyle Pitts ($5,400) vs. Los Angeles Rams
Call us insane, but we’re going to continue visiting the well for as long as Pitts is reasonably priced. Two receptions on seven targets was a deflating Week 1 stat line, but perhaps the Saints are just well-equipped to limit tight end production. Pitts is simply too physically dominant — and talented — to not bet on him. Especially when the price to do so is far from prohibitive.
Sleeper: T.J. Hockenson ($4,700) vs. Washington Commanders
Hockenson only produced four receptions for 38 yards. Hidden beneath the “ho-hum” stat line are encouraging numbers though. Hockenson’s seven targets were third on the team and accounted for 18.9% of the target share. That’s a hefty volume for a tight end. He also played 91% of the snaps. DFS players should remain fond of Hockenson, who will find opportunities for bigger performances going forward.
- CeeDee Lamb: If you have a few extra bucks to play with — and you will if you take advantage of DraftKings DFS’ promo bonus — why not include Lamb in some lineups? His inclusion is a diversification play as much of the field will (likely) fade him in the wake of Dak Prescott’s thumb injury. Backup quarterback Cooper Rush threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns in his Week 8 start in 2021. He also targeted then-No. 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper 13 times.
- Week 2 (Over) Corrections: It’s cute when Week 1 throws a few curveballs. The same can’t be said for Week 2, but prepare to be thrown for another loop (or two) nonetheless. Workload splits and touch distributions will shift, while last week’s studs will look like duds and vice versa. From a DFS perspective, it’s prudent to remain rooted to some preseason expectations instead of chasing early trends.