DFS Digging in the Crates Daily 2023 Week 2 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Week 2: Digging In The Crates


DraftKings Main Slate

(12 Games)




Baker Mayfield vs. Bears ($5,100)

Baker Mayfield will get his home debut Week 2 against a Bears secondary that was just carved up by Jordan Love. Mayfield completed 21 of 34 passes for 173 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. While the point total for the game is on the smaller side (41.5) and the Bucs have a total of 22.3. He doesn’t have the ceiling as Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, or Patrick Mahomes and company, but he has the weapons around him to pay off his cheap salary this week relatively easily.

Brock Purdy @ Rams ($5,700)

My “Irrelevant” has become the heart of a 49ers team that could easily make the Super Bowl this season. Week 1, his modest numbers (19-29 220 yards, two touchdowns) were enough to put a hurting on the Steelers. He’ll get the Rams this week, and projects to be one of the best sub 6K QB’s on the main Slate. The pieces surrounding him starting with Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Brandon Aiyuk. Uniquely mixing up some single or double stacks can be an affordable combination with upside Sunday.


Running Backs


Rachaad White vs. Bears ($5,500)

The Bucs offense was good enough week one in a road win against the Vikings. Rachaad White and his 19 touches were not a factor. The good news is, White will a much easier task against the Bears at home week 2. White had the fifth-highest snap share (79%) of any RB last week in spite of the inefficiency. Bottom line: The usage is going to be there, and he should see more work in the passing game. We are getting a discount on volume in this spot.

David Montgomery vs. Seahawks ($5,800)

I think the Week 2 NFC match up between the Lions and Seahawks has some sneaky shoot out appeal. David Montgomery had a 71% snap share last week, and rookie Jahmyr Gibbs had a 29% share. Monty’s experience in pass protection will keep him on the field. The Lions will get a Seahawks run defense that was horrendous last season, and allowed three rushing touchdowns week 1 to the Rams.


Wide Receivers


Nico Collins vs. Colts ($4,800)

The time is now for Nico Collins as the Texans are in a rebuild in he is gradually gaining comfortability at receiver in the NFL. Collins caught 6-of-11 targets, for 80 yards Week 1, clearly becoming CJ Stroud’s favorite go-to. the match up gets easier this week, as Collins will see a Colts secondary that was just toasted by Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars offensive arsenal. The usage, and price are beautiful as we will have to spend at running back Week 2.

• WR Nico Collins (71.8 PFF offense grade), Houston Texans vs. CB Dallis Flowers (58.2 PFF perimeter coverage grade), Indianapolis Colts: He gets to face the NFL’s single-worst coverage defender this week. (PFF)

Puka Nacua vs. 49ers ($4,900)

If you played Puka Nacua last week, salute. There was much speculation without Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, or Tutu Atwell would slide in to fulfill the usage. Not the case. Nacua caught 10-of-15 targets for 119 yards. The biggest question mark here is Nacua’s health as he is questionable. If he plays, the match up is once again one to take advantage of at his cheap price tag especially.


Tight Ends


Adam Trautman vs. Commanders ($3,000)

It looks as if Sean Payton will be able to use his guy Adam Trautman again in a starting role, with Greg Dulcich doubtful. Trautman received 72% of the snaps week 1, and that number could increase after catching five passes. He is projected in the top-10 from a raw PPR angle, but if we also factor in his cheap price tag, we should see some return on investment.

Evan Engram @ Chiefs ($4,800)

Evan Engram is the second highest projected TE on the main slate, coming in only behind Tyler Higbee. Engram caught all five of his targets Week 1, as Trevor Lawrence distributed the ball around (minus Christian Kirk). Engram will have a prominent role all season on an offense that shouldn’t surprise a soul at this point. He has a 25ish FPT ceiling, at this point in time.The visibility in the sea of mediocrity is murky early on. I also like Like Musgrave ($3,200) this week at his price point.


Defense/Special Teams

Buccaneers vs. Bears ($3,200)