DFS: Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 2 DraftKings
DraftKings (Main Slate)
Josh Allen @ Giants ($5,300)
One thing we love about daily quarterbacks is price, and the other “thing” is rushing equity. The Giants made Dak Prescott look like Tom Brady week one and while Josh Allen is NOT Tom Brady he provides the ability to pick up extra fantasy points with his legs. Cole Beasley, Zay Jones, John Brown should have a field day against this Giants secondary. Use him comfortably in cash games and his running ability makes him a viable tournament play as well!
Marcus Mariota vs. Colts ($5,000)
The beauty of DFS is that we are not married to a player. It’s a week long marriage that seems optimal, sometimes. Marcus Mariota had his way with the Browns week one on the road and it was clear that he has missed Delanie Walker. Corey Davis was blanked but I expect a turn around week two. Mariota had a 133 passer rating and ZERO turn overs. Rookie A.J. Brown had a great week one debut and newly acquired slot receiver Adam Humphries is expected to thrive underneath. The Titans will be retiring Steve McNair and Eddie George’s numbers at half time and they are 16-4 in their last 20 games at Nissan Stadium. Derrick Henry’s rushing ability to keep defenses honest will be an enormous factor in whether Mariota has another solid performance at home. Use Mariota in cash games based on his price and salary saver. The Titans win this game at home.
Bonus: Matthew Stafford (GPPS)
Josh Jacobs vs. Chiefs ($4,700)
The Raiders coaching staff and Mike Mayock were not kidding when they called rookie Josh Jacobs a three-down back this offseason. He had 23 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns week one against the Broncos. He also had a reception for 28 yards. Week 2 against the Chiefs will be a tall task as they’ll be trailing, but we’re paying for the volume here, and Jacobs will live on the field. The Alabama product could also see an increased use in the passing game. He may be the top Crate value cash/tournament running back on the slate at his cost.
Chris Thompson vs. Cowboys ($3,900)
It’s looking like Derrius Guice will have surgery and that means an aging Adrian Peterson will now be leaned on. Not really appetizing. The good news is that Chris Thompson is healthy and he’s nearly a lock for 6-7 catches every week. The Redskins will be trailing this season and he’ll be relied on in the passing game often. He’s essentially James White but a cheaper version. We’ve seen 20+ fantasy point games from Thompson before, week two could be it. Sprinkle him into some tournaments on the cheap, he’ll be used.
Bonus- Tarik Cohen
Tyrell Williams vs. Chiefs ($4,400)
The Antonio Brown soap opera didn’t stop the Raiders from winning week one but they certainly lack talent. Tyrell Williams was that cure week one. The week two game script against the chiefs sets up nicely in a game where the Raiders will almost certainly be trailing. The Chiefs allowed the Jaguars wide receivers (Chris Conley, DJ Chark) to eat one week ago, there is NO reason why Williams won’t get peppered with targets. He’s shown WR 1 capabilities in recent memory with the Chargers when Keenan Allen was hurt. I’m comfortable using him in cash games and tournaments.
Danny Amendola vs. Chargers ($3,900)
Danny Amendola caught 7-of-13 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown week one on the road at Arizona. Head coach Matt Patricia knows him from New England and he’ll probably become Matthew Stafford’s middle of the field safety valve this season. Aside from his horrible late game decision a week ago, we have to love the volume he received. He’s the Lions version of Jarvis Landry and on DraftKings, PPR is EVERYTHING. Use Amendola is cash games as a salary saver against a Darwin James-less Chargers secondary.
Delanie Walker vs. Colts ($3,500)
If there is ANYTHING we know about the Titans offense, it’s that Marcus Mariota enjoys leaning on the ageless Delanie Walker. Walker caught 5-of-6 for 55 yards and two touchdowns week one against the Browns. In the tight end sea of mediocrity, players like Walker always rise to the top. The uncertainty of the wide receiver corps in Tennessee is irritating to figure out but Walker is an offensive staple each week. Use him in cash games and sprinkle him into some tournaments, his price is beautiful and his role is solidified.
Mark Andrews vs. Cardinals ($3,800)
Has there been a team in recent memory more prone to giving up tight end fantasy points than the Arizona Cardinals? Mark Andrews will see them at home this weekend and he has immediately become Lamar Jacksons go-to. Andrews caught all eight targets week one and scored on the road at Miami. He’s an athletic freak and a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. If Lamar Jackson uses him as Baker Mayfield did at Oklahoma then he’ll be a top-8 fantasy tight end heading into 2020 season long drafts. Easily. Fire up Andrews in both Cash games and tournaments.
Broncos vs. Bears ($2,700)
Mitch Trubisky was sacked 5 times week one against the Packers. He’s sloppy and that is going to bode well for Von Miller and Bradley Chubb at home week two.