NFL DFS Playbook: Week 2
Howard Bender pores over the data and the match-ups to bring you his favorite plays for Week 2 NFL DFS contests.
Welcome to the DFS Playbook for Week 2 of the NFL season!
It always feels good to get that first week out of the way, doesn't it? We hit some nice plays in Week 1 and enjoyed the likes of Dalvin Cook and Mark Ingram in our cash lineups while Sammy Watkins and DeSean Jackson really helped our GPP play. But while the research for the first week of the NFL season is abundant, we still need to see what these teams look like on the field. We need to see how smoothly the offenses are running, how strong the offensive lines are holding and, of course, which players are expected to see the majority of, not just snaps, but touches as well. Pace of play is a big factor as well, right? The faster the pace, the more plays are run. You don't need to be a genius to figure out that more plays equals more opportunity to score. Now, granted, it's just one week of data in the books, but it still gives us more than just a glimpse into what we can expect in each match-up.
By now, you have hopefully read through all the positional coaching articles as well everything from the Game Previews to the Match-Up Report to Target Analysis and Running Back Wokloads. With year-to-year data typically useless, it is extremely important to gather and breakdown as much as you can from this season and this team here at Fantasy Alarm does an amazing job leaving no stone unturned. Hopefully, you have tracked the DFS Watch List throughout the week and listened to the NFL Podcast and are now ready to tackle the Playbook. There's still plenty of information to digest, but between the following list of players and the DFS Dart Board, which will come out later in the evening on Saturday, you should have no trouble constructing winning lineups for both cash games and GPP tournaments.
Let's get to it...