NFL Preseason Week 2 DFS Lineup Advice: Friday (8/19)
Friday night brings us a few games from some high-powered fantasy options. We can choose from a few different paths to building our lineups with three games on the slate. The players below can be used in single slate games or a classic “all games” lineup to help you cash out for Friday night.
As of the time of this article, the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots are neither on the classic slate nor the single-game slate. However, if the apps update, the best plays within this game would revolve around both defenses and the running back core from Carolina. The New England Patriots have allowed the ninth most rushing yards and eighth most receptions to the running back position. Therefore, targeting the running back position in this game would be the optimal target for these two teams.
The following are players we should use in the classic or single-game slate:
With the Green Bay Packers allowing the 11th most fantasy points last season, Trautman should have an opportunity to shine Friday night. Taysom Hill is still working back from injury, and the rest of the TE room doesn’t pose the same athletic threat as Trautman. His athletic presence should translate to fantasy points against the Green Bay Packers.
Doubs received seven targets in week one of the preseason and has had stellar moments through the preseason. Expect more of the same against the Saints’ defense this week
Watson was just activated off the PUP list. With the high draft capital, the Packers invested in this wide receiver. Expect him on the field to learn the offense.
Don’t expect Michael Thomas, who is recovering from injury, to have a high snap percentage this game. This opening allows a veteran name like Callaway to produce this preseason, just like he did last year. Continue to monitor who plays in this wide receiver core because if Chris Olave plans to have shortened time, Callaway could be a steal.
Lance McCutcheon exploded on the preseason scene with six targets and two touchdowns in week one. He now faces the sixth worst passing defense against wide receivers regarding yardage allowed. McCutcheon should produce again with the team struggling with running back injuries and their top options of Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson seeing limited action.
Keep an eye on the start/ sit with Skowrenek as he could sit with the starters again if Sean McVay decides to rest his starting unit. However, if Skowrenek plays, he can be the one in this offense against a young defense still trying to find its place.
Tyler Higbee is the starter; however, Blanton has a diverse skill set that can be used in this preseason game. The Texans struggled against tight ends when it comes to allowing touchdowns. They tied for the fifth most allowed in the NFL in 2021.
Do we think John Wolford is talented as a quarterback? No.
Do we know McVay said he would start the first half, giving us plenty of time to pad stats? Yes.
The Texans struggled against Quarterbacks allowing the eighth most fantasy points to the position. So with that stat in mind, looks toward Wolford or even Bryce Perkins in your DFS lineups.
We know Davis Mills and Kyle Allen are before him on the depth chart. However, the Los Angles Rams allowed the 12th most rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks, and Driskel is the most mobile in this QB room. So if we take a dart throw and take the shot on Driskel, it’s a high risk but a high reward in a GPP play.
Funk is getting additional reps, while Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson are not practicing due to soft-tissue injuries. In addition, Kyren Williams is also missing the game this week. These players missing the game should allot a high snap percentage to the veteran Jake Funk against a defense that allowed the fifth most DraftKings points to the position.
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