DraftKings Projected Ownership: Week 2 (2020)
Whew! Week 1 flew by, and I hope that your DFS lineups cashed in. We’ve got some interesting matchups on this slate, including a likely shootout between Dallas and Atlanta, so let’s break down FantasyPros’ projected ownership numbers for Week 2!
These figures are generated based on player ownership figures in full slate contests.
Lamar Jackson should be the highest-owned passer on the slate this weekend. Mahomes just torched the Texans in Week 1, and Jackson should be able to do the same. While he’s also got the highest salary of any quarterback, he’s incredibly difficult to fade. Josh Allen should be another popular play against Miami’s beatable defense, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bills shift away from a pass-heavy game script if they get out to an early lead. They didn’t last week, but they probably wanted the passing-down reps in lieu of a preseason. Kyler Murray is the last guy above 10 percent, and he should be able to counter Washington’s brutal front seven with his speed. Dak Prescot and Patrick Mahomes round out the list, and of the two, Prescott’s the better option against Atlanta’s vulnerable secondary.
There’s no clear-cut chalk here. That said, both Ezekiel Elliott and Derrick Henry will be popular plays in smash-spot matchups. Henry might be the better play given the lack of other running backs in Tennessee with Darrynton Evans hurt — he’s a safe bet to see maximum volume. McCaffrey is always a popular pick, and rightly so, but he had two of his worst games against Tampa last year. Drake makes it onto this list despite his low Week 1 workload because of his salary, but I’m not sure I like him against Washington’s front seven. Taylor wraps up the list, and I’d expect him to be closer to chalk come kickoff on Sunday. He’s got a good matchup and is in a great situation as the starter.
Without Michael Thomas, Davante Adams should inhabit this spot every week. Detroit won’t have CB1 Desmond Trufant this week, so he’ll play against either a mediocre veteran (Amani Oruwariye) or an unproven rookie (Jeff Okudah). He’s a safe bet to blow up, and Adams might just be chalk this week. Jones will be another popular play what should be a high-scoring game, although Hayden Hurst, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage cap his upside. In contrast, Dallas’ Amari Cooper seems to have an advantage over Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb (to be fair, it’s a one-game sample size), so he could be worth pairing with Jones at his lower cost. Allen Robinson should be in many lineups due to his discounted salary, and he should be a safe bet for lots of volume against New York. Lastly, expect to see DeAndre Hopkins in lots of lineups, and expect to see more of him if Kendall Fuller is a no-go.
No chalk plays at tight end this week. Travis Kelce makes sense as the No. 1 option, as he has the highest floor on the slate. Mark Andrews should also be a popular play, and while he’s more touchdown-dependent than Kelce, there’s a good chance that he hits paydirt at least once on Sunday. At just $3,400, Chris Herndon will factor into a ton of Week 2 lineups, especially now that both Le’Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder are gone. Who else can Sam Darnold throw to? There’s some anticipation around a Hayden Hurst rebound in Week 2, and his low-end salary should make him a popular comeback play. And lastly, I’m a bit surprised to see Zach Ertz on here given Dallas Goedert’s Week 1 performance, but to each their own. He has a high floor because of DraftKings’ PPR scoring.
The Bills should not be the No. 1 option this week. They’re down two of their starting linebackers, Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano, so consider that before you throw them in your lineup for $3,900. The 49ers are a much better pick even with Richard Sherman on injured reserve, as Sam Darnold won’t have two of his best playmakers in Le’Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder. The Ravens and Steelers make appearances here, but one of these things is not like the other — I trust Deshaun Watson to put up points in what should be a loss, but I don’t have much faith in Drew Lock to do the same. The Buccaneers round out this list, and while their rushing defense has been great, their secondary could struggle against Joe Brady’s offense. That said, it could be worth the risk, given their low price.
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