DraftKings is once again rolling out a fantasy football free roll for the fans to get their hands on in week two. The first place prize is a solid $10,000 and the top 23,150 people get awarded. This is another great opportunity to save a few dollars and enter into a tournament with a large payout to the winner, not to mention great practice if you are new to DraftKings.
We don’t just like to tell you about a daily fantasy football contest, though. We want to help you win. Taylor Smith’s week 2 DFS primer certainly should help you do that, but we funnel out daily fantasy advice content all week. Here’s a few more value picks to help you during the process of finalizing your week two rosters. Good luck!
Quarterback – Aaron Rodgers vs. Tyrod Taylor
With this being a free contest you can either go Tyrod Taylor cheap at $6,200 or go contrarian with Aaron Rodgers facing the Seahawks at $8,300. More times than not going contrarian will backfire but when it works out you get greatly compensated. With that being said, fire up Aaron Rodgers.
Running Back – Justin Forsett vs. Marshawn Lynch
Justin Forsett should have an easier time against the Oakland Raiders than he did in week one against Denver. Forsett is $6,200 and makes for a fine play this week. Usually in large field tournaments going running back heavy leaves few options at wideout but Marshawn Lynch at $7,200 is too tasty to pass up this week playing Green Bay. Carlos Hyde ($5.1k) and Chris Ivory ($4.7k) were great last week and probably will be strong again this week, but they’ll also be highly owned. Fading them both is a decent strategy for success. Just hope they don’t both score two touchdowns again.
Wide Receiver – Eric Decker vs. Cole Beasley vs. Antonio Brown
Eric Decker at $5,100 is just the type of player to look for this week, Decker found pay dirt last week and should be the main factor in the Jets passing attack this week. Cole Beasley is an amazing salary relief wide out at $3,300 in an Cowboys offense without Dez Bryant this week against the Eagles who got torched through the air against the Falcons. Antonio Brown is my top wide out play this week, Brown has the safest floor of any player and an amazing high ceiling. The price tag of $8,800 makes it difficult but worth every penny.
Tight End- Vernon Davis vs. Rob Gronkowski
Vernon Davis in a game which the 49ers are expected to be playing from behind against a weak Steelers secondary. For $3,000 sign me up all day long, while paying for Rob Gronkowski in a road game with the Bills just doesn’t make much sense.
Defense – Ravens vs. Dolphins
Baltimore Ravens at $2,900 facing the Oakland Raiders looks to be a really fine play this weekend to rack up sacks and a possible INT or two. That’s $400 less than the Miami Dolphins, who are week two’s top-priced fantasy team defense.
Flex – The choice is ultimately yours, you will have $5,200 left in salary to find the right fit for your roster. You can easily go wide out, tail back, or double down on tight end if you are in the mood to repeat last week’s success with tight ends. Fitting in Carlos Hyde here makes some sense if you don’t want to fade him, but there are plenty of options to choose from.
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