DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2021 Week 2 DraftKings
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Teddy Bridgewater @ Jaguars ($5,400)
Ah yes, Teddy Two Gloves has made the Crate list despite the Broncos losing Jerry Jeudy for a while (bump up Courtland Sutton KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick, and Noah Fant). The Jaguars defense made Tyrod Taylor look elite week 1 as he threw for 291 yards, with two touchdowns, and 40 yards with his legs. Both Quarterback’s have above average mobility, and are conservative distributors. I think if we get close to 20 DK points from Bridgewater, then it’s a win. His salary will allow us to pay up elsewhere. Pairing him with Noah Fant or Courtland Sutton, KJ Hamler, or Tim Patrick makes plenty of sense.
Mac Jones @ Jets ($5,400)
Taking a rookie QB and starting him immediately is something I’m an advocate of. Bumps, bruises, and learning on the job. Mac Jones was tested week one against a STRONG Dolphins secondary, but things this week could ease up. Sam Darnold generated 20 fantasy points against his former team, and I would imagine we can expect similar numbers from Jones. Which, is beautiful considering his price. The Jets have a soft secondary, that can be exploited. Using Nelson Agholor ($4,800) makes a ton of sense in GPP’s.
Ronald Jones vs. Falcons ($4,900)
Bruce Arians stated earlier this week that Ronald Jones will be the starter this weekend despite the week one benching. The Buccaneers have a crowded offense, but they will rely on the running game heavily at times. In a game script that favors the Bucs ground game, Ro-Jo could see 15-20 carries. It’s no cash game piece, but he’s a phenomenal tournament swerve when the passes are gravitating toward Tom Brady and the passing game.
Eli Mitchell @ Eagles ($5,000)
Now that Raheem Mostert has been placed on season ending injured reserve, the 49ers are likely to form a committee with Eli Mitchell, and Trey Sermon. Sermon was a healthy scratch week one, but Mitchell had 19 carries for 104 yards. He’ll be popular based on volume, and recent success. In the short term he’ll be the ground answer in a game that figures to be close and tough fought.
Cole Beasley @ Dolphins ($4,600)
Cole Beasley was targeted 13 times week one after a home loss against a Stingy Steelers secondary. Josh Allen is going to sling, and Stefon Diggs is going to command massive attention each week. Thus, opening the window of opportunity for Beasley once again in 2021. He’s a must start in PPR leagues, and his price is too good to resist week two, regardless of another tough matchup. Beasley is nearly a lock for double digit targets every single week.
Jalen Reagor vs. 49ers ($4,100)
Jalen Reagor decided to eat week one catching all six of his targets, for 49 yards, and a touchdown. He’ll need to be impressive after a disappointing rookie season. The 49ers come into town banged up and will be without corner, Jason Verrett. His rapport with Jalen Hurts has been visible since camp, and it has translated into the regular season. He can be used as a last piece, or a part of a Jalen Hurts stack.
Noah Fant @ Jaguars ($4,200)
The Broncos loss of Jerry Jeudy will free up some opportunities; usage for the Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler, and Courtland Sutton at wide receiver. More opportunities will also be there for Noah Fant as he caught 6-of-8 targets. It should be noted that he led the team in targets. His touchdowns should increase this season despite having Albert Okwuegbunam vulturing red zone looks.
Tyler Higbee @ Colts ($4,100)
It wasn’t long ago when we were calling Tyler Higbee a top-5 Fantasy Tight End. Gerald Everett left to the Seahawks and the passing game has upgraded with Matthew Stafford. Higbee secured 5-of-6 targets for 68 yards week one and his role is secure. It’s safe to call him the third option in the passing game behind Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp. He’ll get a Colts defense that allowed Gerald Everett into the end zone a week ago. Bottom line: He’s too cheap this week.
Eagles vs. 49ers ($2,400)