Welcome to week two. Last week, we saw the chalk hit. This led to a very high scoring week. The milli-maker winner scored over 300 points on DraftKings, which is very high. Moving forward, we likely won’t see scores that high and the cash-line will be much more attainable.
That being said, there are some interesting matchups this week. A lot of the focus will trend towards the Steelers game, who are hosting the Chiefs. This game has a 53.5 implied total with some of the most talented offensive players taking the field. There are plenty of great pivots too consider at much lower ownership which will shoot us up the leader board. Let’s take a look.

Quarterbacks

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Deshaun Watson (HOU) @ TEN $7,400

After letting a lot of people down last week in a good matchup against the Patriots, Deshaun Watson comes in as one of the top quarterback options this Sunday. The quarterback position is one where ownership does not need to be overly concerned about. The percentage is spread out and we rarely see any QB with more than 15% ownership. That being said, he is a sharp play, considering he will see single digit ownership. Houston travels to Tennessee, where they will take on one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL. Ryan Tannehill threw for 230-2 as the Dolphins put up 27 points. With Will Fuller likely on the field this week, Watson will have his deep-threat wideout stretching the field. In addition, the Texans quarterback showed rushing upside as he ran for 40 yards, proving he is healthy enough. Let’s hope last week was just him shaking off the rust and we see the vintage Deshaun from last year.

Others to consider: Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger

DraftKings

Jimmy Garopplo (SF) vs. DET $6,000

As the 14th most expensive quarterback, on DraftKings, Jimmy G is a fantastic value option. Throwing three interceptions would lead a lot to believe he had a poor outing. But Garoppolo threw the ball well and showed great chemistry with Dante Pettis. After having a bad performance on paper and the loss of Marquise Goodwin, Jimmy G will go completely overlooked. Considering rookie Sam Darnold and the Jets offense looked good against this Lions team, we should expect a bounce back from the 49ers. In their last game, Detroit’s top corner, Darius Slay, looked banged up and should struggle to slow them down.

Others to consider: Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Case Keenum

Running Backs

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Alvin Kamara (NO) vs. CLE $9,000

As long as Mark Ingram is still out, Alvin Kamara needs to be rostered in daily fantasy sports. Even though he is expensive, he is honestly not expensive enough. He is an $11,000 player each week. He is one of the more talented runners in the league and has the opportunity for each game to put up crazy numbers. He should be the highest owned running back this week, but will probably only see around 30%. There is plenty of value options available this week and most will look to roster Tevin Coleman and T.J. Yeldon. They are great plays, but paying up could be somewhat contrarian. The game script should be in Kamara’s favor as the Saints will look to beat up on the Browns after an embarrassing loss to the Bucs in week one.

Others to consider: Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, T.J. Yeldon

DraftKings

Kareem Hunt (KC) @ PIT $6,200 

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It will be important to have exposure to the highest Vegas game total of the week. However, most will look to the quarterbacks and receivers (which is not a bad idea by any means). Kareem Hunt will get lost and has a great opportunity to have a ceiling game. Last week, Hunt only rushed for 49 yards and failed to receive a catch. But the Chiefs were extremely efficient on offense by throwing the ball downfield. This resulted in a short time of possession and quick drives. Hunt should be leaned on a lot more in this one and will also have a lot more targets in a game which should see fireworks.

Others to consider: Alvin Kamara, Todd Gurley, Christian McCaffrey, Tevin Coleman

Wide Receivers

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 Julio Jones (ATL) vs. CAR  $8,500

If everyone remembers, two years ago, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones went off against Carolina at low ownership. Those who rostered the two won a lot of money. The reason is the zone defense. Similar to the Eagles style of play, the Panthers will choose to not shadow or double Julio, leaving plenty of room for him. The Panthers know the Falcons quite well and should be able to put points up making this a positive game flow for the Falcons passing game. This is one that could be game-stacked at low ownership with everyone’s attention on the Chiefs/Steelers game.

Others to consider: Antonio Brown, Michael Thomas, Tyreek Hill, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kenny Golladay

DraftKings

Josh Gordon (CLE) @ NO $5,800

If the Saints play anything like they did last week, the Browns wide receiver will be in for a big day. What was really noticeable was the deep ball passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick. We saw a 58-yard touchdown pass, 50-yarder, and a 36 yard TD pass. The secondary was embarrassed early and often on specifically deep routes. On the Browns, Josh Gordon is the top outside route-runner. Although Jarvis Landry saw the majority of the targets and should see plenty of looks, Gordon will see the deep passes and has the highest ceiling.

Others to consider: Antonio Brown, Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, Tyreek Hill, Robby Anderson

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Tight Ends

FanDuel / DraftKings

Ricky Seals-Jones (ARI) @ LAR $5,200/$2,900

Even though we like Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle is in a great spot, Kittle will be the obvious chalk at tight end. A great pivot, at a very inexpensive price, is Ricky Seals-Jones. The Cardinals tight end played 92% of the snaps last week and will likely see the field plenty of time against the Rams in week 2. One way to attack this stout defense is to go after the linebackers. We witness a rare Jared Cook emergence last week, who looked like Tony Gonzalez in his prime. Seals-Jones will be Sam Bradford’s security check-down option and will feed him the ball all game long. In addition, the Rams should score plenty, forcing the Cardinals to throw a lot.

Others to consider: George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, Jordan Reed

 

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