Stack Seahawks on FanDuel in Week 2
Perhaps it has always been this way, but it at least feels like we are more reliant on predicting game outcomes when setting lineups than ever before. The plague-like spread of committee backfields has certainly heightened the need to anticipate game scripts. Just ask the Doug Martin investors who watched him average 4.7 yards per carry on a meager 11 handoffs and sat on the sideline for the final 35 snaps.
Keeping likely game scripts in mind has become a point of emphasis for good reason. It is why we’re moving off of Chris Ivory this week, despite his strong paper matchup and still-cheap price. It’s also why we want running backs who survive on receptions when game flow goes sideways. Incorporating likely game pace into player selection is also important, and I pulled that into this week’s FanDuel tournament picks.
Last week turned out decidedly more good than bad, so let’s keep it rolling. We’re going back to the well on three players, one of which did not hit in Week 1. Both quarterbacks can stack with fellow Week 2 selections, and the top two running backs pair well with their respective defenses.
Pat Thorman is a Lead Writer for PFF Fantasy and was named 2013 Newcomer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @Pat_Thorman