FanDuel NFL GPP Lineup Advice: Week 2 (2020)
Man, it felt good to watch some actual NFL action last weekend! It was also very helpful to finally see how teams are looking to utilize their players and what their tendencies might be for the new season. That said, we can’t put too much faith in what the results were in Week 1. Instead, we must remember what some of our beliefs were coming into the season and look to capitalize on others’ recency bias. Also, be sure to check out the Low-Owned Fliers section, where there is usually another stack to consider.
So, with that, let’s stack’em up for Week 2.
Dak Prescott (QB – DAL): $8,300 / Michael Gallup (WR – DAL): $6,000
The Cowboys had some big expectations coming into the season, but they only managed 17 points in a loss on the road to the Rams in Week 1. Dak Prescott didn’t play poorly, but with only one touchdown, he didn’t have much fantasy utility. Prescott and company will be at home this week against the Falcons, who just got torched by Russell Wilson for 322 passing yards and four touchdowns. Prescott has consistently posted better numbers at home, as he averaged 327 passing yards and 2.5 touchdown passes per game last season. While I list Michael Gallup as the primary stacking option, I will likely run multiple Cowboys passing game stacks with combinations that also include Amari Cooper ($7,000) if healthy, CeeDee Lamb ($5,200), and even Ezekiel Elliott ($8,600). Julio Jones is my preferred bring it back option, but Calvin Ridley ($7,100) and Hayden Hurst ($5,700) can also be mixed into multiple game stacks.
Bring it back with: Julio Jones (WR – ATL): $8,200
Philip Rivers (QB – IND): $7,100 / T.Y. Hilton (WR – IND): $6,300
With the season-ending injury to Marlon Mack, everybody is going to be plugging Jonathan Taylor into their lineups at running back due to his expected role and cheap price tag ($5,800). While that’s likely the right play in cash games, it gives us a leverage opportunity in GPPs by instead focusing on the Colts’ passing game with Philip Rivers and T.Y. Hilton. Rivers and Hilton disappointed in Week 1, but they could be primed for a big bounce-back spot on the home turf against a Vikings pass defense that was just shellacked by another veteran signal-caller, Aaron Rodgers, for 364 yards and four scores. Hilton is still my preferred choice to pair with Rivers. Despite fewer catches and yards than Parris Campbell, Hilton had just as many targets and air yards and is a better big-play threat. Bring it back with the only receiving option the Vikings really have, as Adam Thielen should get double-digit targets every week.
Bring it back with: Adam Thielen (WR – MIN): $7,300
Zack Moss (RB – BUF): $5,200 / Bills (D/ST – BUF): $4,900
On FanDuel, we want touchdowns. Bills rookie Zack Moss found the end zone in Week 1 through the air and had the third-most red zone rushing attempts in Week 1 with eight. This week, Moss faces a Dolphins rush defense that allowed a total of 217 rushing yards and three scores to the Patriots on the ground. Josh Allen will likely account for some of the Bills’ running game production, but a score or two from Moss will easily pay off his cheap salary. I always like to use a defense against Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is not afraid to throw into traffic, which usually results in a couple of interceptions and a chance for a pick-six.
Derrick Henry (RB – TEN): $8,300
Last week, I had top-scoring running back Josh Jacobs in this spot, and this week feels like one for Derrick Henry. Henry got all the work he could handle last week with 31 carries for 116 yards but failed to find the end zone. That should change this week with the Titans playing at home as a touchdown favorite. He’ll face the Jaguars, who surprisingly worked with a lead and picked up a win in Week 1, which helped them limit rushing production. The game script should be a different story this week, which will expose the Jaguars’ run defense that allowed a league-high 5.33 YPC last season to go along with 1.1 rushing scores (30th) per game to opposing running backs. Jump on Henry’s back as the most likely multi-touchdown option on the slate.
- Mitchell Trubisky (QB – CHI): $7,200
- Miles Sanders (RB – PHI): $6,800
- Kenyan Drake (RB – ARI): $6,600
- Cooper Kupp (WR – LAR): $7,200
- Allen Robinson (WR – CHI): $7,000
- Scotty Miller (WR – TB): $5,200
- Hunter Henry (TE – LAC): $6,100
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