Michigan’s breakout RB De’Veon Smith headlines this weeks DraftKings lineup

With two weeks of the college season in the rearview, Wes Huber examines lessons learned from Week 2 results, and offers a suggested DraftKings cash game lineup for bankroll development.

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(AP Photo/Tony Ding)

(AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Michigan’s breakout RB De’Veon Smith headlines this weeks DraftKings lineup


Placing stake into the daily fantasy game, if approached with the proper attitude, can teach you valuable lessons regarding bankroll management and balancing the risk-to-reward ratio. Each and every loss you endure is an opportunity for growth and all victorious entries bring upon the responsibility of managing increased funds.

As with all forms of fantasy sports, it is supremely important to keep in mind that, as long as you are following a sound strategy based on researched principles, you will eventually find success. Take your losses in stride and use DFS for economic growth both in wallet expansion as well as financial planning.

Looking back on the cash game skin from Week 2, here are some quick notes:

QB – Losing Malik Zaire (ND) to a broken ankle halted a solid performance in its tracks (17.3) but provided value nonetheless. Brandon Harris (LSU) easily executed the most frustrating game within this roster (7.64), but penalties reversed a few important plays that would have made his low salary selection entirely justified.

RB – The major addition to this group was C.J. Prosise (ND), as he topped the collection with impressive results (29.5). Kenneth Farrow (UH) continued his reliable play (15.9) at a reasonable salary. Christian McCaffrey (STA) provided the TD sought after in Week 1 (21.7)  and Rodney Smith (MIN) capped off the running back group as a rousing success (14.6).

WR – The Buckeyes kept a low profile concerning a lingering injury to Braxton Miller (OSU)  in the Hawaii game (extremely common in college football) and led to his limited usage (9.3).  Despite Miller not showing up, Aaron Burbridge (MSU) properly punished the Oregon Ducks (27.1) and De’Runnya Wilson (MSST) provided a mirror image of the production offered last season against LSU (22.6).

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Wes is an analyst and fantasy correspondent at Pro Football Focus. He's been with the company since 2014, and his work has been featured on DraftKings Playbook and FantasyPros.

  • ryanrauch

    I’m rolling with the Sirk-Barnes stack too today. High floor-high ceiling combo. Good picks, Wes!