DFS Tournament Game Breakdown 2020 Week 2
Dak Prescott, DAL
The Cowboys are going to bounce back from a slow Week 1 outing versus the Rams. Dak Prescott was graded as a top-five quarterback by Pro Football Focus in Week 1 and was a top-10 passer last year. This week, he'll leverage that talent versus the terrible Falcons defense. Atlanta got shredded by Russell Wilson in Week 1 and their cornerback room is among the worst in the league. Expect another shootout with the Falcons vs. Dallas this week.
Bonus: Drew Brees, NO
The Saints are going to be without Michael Thomas for a number of weeks while he heals from a high-ankle injury. That's not a good thing for the Saints offense but he'll be fine. He threw for 5,000 yards five times without Thomas. His weapons are extremely cheap because pricing came out before the Thomas news so stacking him is easy. The Saints play on Sunday night so Brees is the move on full Sunday or slates with every game in Week 2.
Austin Ekeler, LAC
Tyrod Taylor only threw one target to Austin Ekeler and that has most of his backers terrified. It should. That will change (if only temporarily) in Week 2. The Chargers are 8.5-point dogs to the Chiefs this week. They are going to be forced to air it out if they want to contend with the Kansas City offense. Ekeler came seven yards short of 1,000 receiving yards last year and his 9.2 yards per target was one of the highest marks in NFL history. His receiving output will be more spotty this year but Kansas City is a good place for him to bounce back.
Todd Gurley. ATL Just keep buying pieces of the ATL vs. DAL game. Todd Gurley's backups in Atlanta combined for four carries to his 14. He also saw five targets, half of all targets thrown to Falcons backs in Week 1. He's a three-down back again in Atlanta and plays in a game with a 53-point total.
Amari Cooper, DAL
Amari Cooper is the alpha receiver in Dallas and anytime you play Dak in a tournament, Cooper should be apart of that lineup. He was targeted 14 times despite facing off against Jalen Ramsey. He converted that to 10 catches and 81 yards. If his 36% target share holds but the coverages changes from Ramsey to Isaiah Oliver, Cooper will shred in Week 2.
Will Fuller, HOU
Will Fuller is the real deal. He saw 32% of Houston's targets in Week 1 and went for 129 air yards. Fuller accounted for 44% of his team's receiving yards and he's been able to command the bulk of his team's passing game dating back to his time at Notre Dame. Play Deshaun Watson's No. 1 receiver, even if it's not DeAndre Hopkins.
Logan Thomas, WAS
Logan Thomas is on track to be a TE1 this year. He led his team with eight targets and 72 air yards. Thomas played on 74.3% of Washington's offensive snaps and ran a route on 83.3% of their passing downs. He's a play in tournaments and cash games.
T.J. Hockenson, DET
T.J. Hockenson came into the league as an elite tight end prospect. He was a dominant athlete and caught 49 balls for 760 yards in his final college season. In Week 1 of last year, he went for 131 yards on six catches and scored. This year, five catches, 56 yards, and another score. His breakout has already started and it will continue in Week 2 with Kenny Golladay playing at less than healthy if he plays at all.
Washington Football Team
The Washington defensive line is monstrous. Their starting lineup features (from left of the d-line to right):
Chase Young - No. 2 pick (2020)
Jonathan Allen - No. 17 pick (2017)
Da'Ron Payne - No. 13 pick (2018)
Montez Sweat - No. 26 pick (2018)
They sacked Carson Wentz eight times in Week 1. Kyler Murray, who led the league in sacks as a rookie, is next up.