Daily Fantasy Sports players rejoiced as football returned in a big way last week, and we back this time around with NFL Week 2 DFS lineup picks!
The truth is that DFS sites offering things that season-long leagues just can't, including the ability to pick new players each week and the potential to be paid out instantly. Whether you're looking for some week-to-week entertainment or want to make a real profit, DFS is a great option.
Best NFL DFS Sites
There are only a few sites you can rely on in order to make DFS Week 2 picks, beginning with FanDuel and DraftKings. This week, we are using the DraftKings DFS app to build out our Week 2 NFL DFS lineups, and signing up with DK means getting a great welcome bonus.online sportsbooks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or wherever you're located to find the right site for you! If your state does not allow wagering on sporting events, you can still make NFL picks in nearly every US State by playing at FendOff Sports!
DraftKings NFL Lineup Week 2: Building A Classic Roster
Daily Fantasy Sports apps such as DraftKings offer several types of NFL contests, although 'Classic' contests are by far the most popular and plentiful on the site. This involves creating a nine-player roster that fits under the salary cap of $50,000.
The sheer number of contests can seem overwhelming but the options can be narrowed by a number of factors including game style, experience levels, contest types, entry fees, and prizes that are available to find the perfect contest for them. There's even an option to choose which contests to join based on certain windows of the Week 2 NFL schedule.
Best Week 2 NFL DFS Lineup | NFL DFS DraftKings Projections
When it comes to daily fantasy, every single week is different. The matchups and situations change, and what worked last week may not be the best bet this time around.
That's why we consult a DFS lineup optimizer every week to come up with a roster plus some additional options to consider for your NFL Week 2 Daily Fantasy picks.
- QB Aaron Rodgers (GB, $6,990): Coming off a strange offseason and a fantastic Week 1 performance in Minnesota, I am all aboard the Rodgers train. Maybe Jordan Love being drafted lit a fire under Aaron? Whatever it is, give me Rodgers at home against the Lions following their meltdown against Chicago.
- RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC, $7,400): The Chiefs actually have a legit running game now, which is scary. The rookie RB looked right at home in his NFL debut against the Texans, tallying 138 rushing yards while finding the endzone and looking like the complete package. As Kansas City travels to the Wild Wild West, expect the rookie to find some more open space versus the Chargers.
- RB Melvin Gordon III (DEN, $5,200): With Phillip Lindsay's status uncertain (turf toe), Gordon should get the bulk of touches on Sunday after what looked like was a split share of the workload. Rushing for 78 carries and a TD on Monday night, I like Gordon to get in the endzone late in Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon as the timeshare disappears.
- WR Robert Woods (LAR, $6,400): One of my favorite fantasy players got off to another hot start, catching six balls for over 100 yards against the Cowboys in Week 1. Look for more targets for he and Cooper Kupp as Jared Goff will look to lean on his star wideouts against the Eagles.
- WR DJ Chark Jr. (Jax, $6,000): Chark didn't see the targets we expected and caught only three balls, though he did find the endzone. Considering the Titans' weakness at cornerback and the value on his price, Chark is a strong play here as Gardner Minshew II's best option. This should be a low-scoring affair, but DJ could find the end zone again.
- WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI, $4,600): The ageless wonder is an even better value play here. Washington has a great pass rush, but this team gave up a ton of fantasy points to receivers last season. Add in the fact that Washington is traveling cross-country, and I look for the WFT to come back to earth and for Fitzgerald to reap the benefit of the attention DeAndre Hopkins is sure to receive.
- TE Dallas Goedert (PHI, $5,000): When teams continue to lock in on Zach Ertz, Goedert always seems to be the beneficiary. The 'other' tight end found the endzone and when the Rams focus on Ertz, Carson Wentz will look to Goedert, a reliable target.
- FLEX CeeDee Lamb (DAL, $4,700): Here's my deep-ball threat of the week. Lamb had a decent amount of targets in his NFL debut, as Dak Prescott was looking to get him involved early on. With Lamb going up against a very poor defense in Atlanta, I look for CeeDee to stretch this Atlanta secondary on Sunday.
- DEF Pittsburgh Steelers ($3,800): It took a little while to get going but the Pittsburgh defense looked the part of an elite unit on Monday night, holding Saquon Barkley and the Giants to just 24 rushing yards. With them going up against another young inexperienced offense on Sunday, watch out for Pittsburgh to capitalize on Denver's mistakes early and often.
On top of the Week 2 DFS lineup provided above, consider the following NFL Daily Fantasy picks if looking for additional options at each position:
QB: Dak Prescott (DAL, $6,800), Matt Ryan (ATL, $6,600), Kyler Murray (ARI, $6,100)
RB/FLEX: Dalvin Cook (MIN, $7,600), Aaron Jones (GB, $7,100), David Johnson (HOU, $5,800)
WR/FLEX: Davante Adams (GB, $8,100), DeAndre Hopkins (ARI, $7,700), Cooper Kupp (LAR, $6,700), Stefon Diggs (BUF, $6,500)
TE/FLEX: Hunter Henry (LAC, $5,100), T.J. Hockenson (DET, $5,200), Dalton Schultz (DAL, $3,700)
DEF: San Francisco ($4,000), Buffalo ($3,900), Tennessee ($3,500)
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