Advanced matchup plays: The best Week 2 FanDuel options

Pat Thorman goes through all of Week 2 in FanDuel to find the best plays across the price points.

| 10 months ago
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Advanced matchup plays: The best Week 2 FanDuel options

With the much-anticipated Week 1 in the books, we can start to settle into a rhythm. While the inclination is to not overreact to what we just saw, underreacting can be just as dangerous. What we saw last weekend was the realest information we’ve gotten since Von Miller was wrecking Cam Newton’s coronation in February.

The trick is parsing which surprises are small-sample variance and which should cause us to adjust our expectations. We will get new data to analyze on Sunday, but what never changes is we want high-ceiling players — preferably as low-owned as possible – in our tournament lineups.

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Here are some Week 2 FanDuel GPP plays. Good luck, everyone.


Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, $9,000

We very rarely see Newton low-owned, but he has a chance to be palatably popular in a juicy matchup. Drew Brees is only $200 more expensive and nobody has forgotten the last time the Saints and Giants played. Aaron Rodgers is $300 cheaper. There are several others down the salary list (Eli Manning, Derek Carr and Matthew Stafford, in particular) who will draw attention. Plus Newton did not have a monster fantasy performance last week with 22 points, finishing a very beat-up QB8. The good news is he and the Panthers will have nine days in between games.

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Pat Thorman is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and a Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner.

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