DFS guide: Week 2 in DraftKings cash games
If you didn’t stray too far off the path in Week 1, cash games were likely a very profitable source of income to jumpstart your bankroll. A good amount of the chalk hit, including many of the picks outlined in this article last week. We will be mixing up the format a bit going forward. Instead of just direct cash-game player suggestions, I’ll be walking through my process at each position determining a few players and their viability as potential cash-game options. Let’s do it for Week 2.
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I’m normally a huge advocate for spending down at the quarterback position, but the top options are all in line for major shootouts (and subsequent fantasy points). The NE-NO game has the highest projected game total of the week at 55.5 points. We saw game totals that high just twice last year. The Patriots and the Saints were both embarrassed on national television in Week 1. I’m expecting “angry Tom Brady” and “Drew Brees at home” narratives to both come forward and emerge with a slew of fantasy goodness. The other marquee matchup is with the Packers travelling to Atlanta. Both quarterbacks are great matchups in this one and priced a little cheaper than the aforementioned game. All four of these quarterbacks are in line as potential tournament and cash options.
If looking to save some money, my favorite value play of the week is Philip Rivers at $5,800. Rivers is coming off a three-touchdown game against the top pass defense in the league, the Denver Broncos. He’ll get a considerably easier matchup playing at home against the Dolphins. Miami allowed the sixth-most passing touchdowns and fourth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks last season. 8-of-16 opponents scored at least 20 DK points against Miami last year, and four of those QBs netted 30-plus points.
Sam Bradford showed that 2016 was no fluke after throwing for nearly 350 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Saints on MNF. Bradford enters another potential shootout with the Steelers. Minnesota will likely have to pass to keep up in this one and Bradford allows for some nice savings priced down at $5,500. If you want to absolutely punt the quarterback position, Blake Bortles is priced down at $4,400. If you decide to go that route, please look me up in the H2H lobby.