Welcome back for my top Draftkings Week 2 GPP plays! Week two is here! Let’s keep this train rolling. My sole focus is to help you identify the best team stacks that push you ahead in tournaments. I’ll select a few POTENTIALLY low-owned GPP plays as well. Primarily on DraftKings. I’ll also be referencing various tools I use from sites such as 4for4.com, ProFootballFocus.com, and Establishtherun.com. These sites have some of the best tools and insight in the industry.
My overall goal here is to help you come to your own logical conclusion. To trust yourself and develop your own process. Because at the end of the day, you make the final decisions. You must hold yourselves accountable. It’s the only way we’re going to learn and improve our game. So, lets plant our flag, not waiver on convictions and start winning some money! Let’s look at some of the top DraftKings Week 2 stacks and GPP plays!
Deshaun Watson ($6600), Duke Johnson ($5000), DeAndre Hopkins ($8100)
Fresh off their gut-wrenching Monday night defeat at the hands of the Saints, the Texans head home for a tasty bounce back spot against a reeling Jaguars team. Deshaun Watson is licking his chops at this matchup after Patrick Mahomes torched the Jags with a, 25/33 378yds and 3 TD stat line. Duke Johnson’s outlook was looking promising until the Texans signed Carlos Hyde. Nonetheless, Duke led the duo in touches 13-11 and had a higher snap rate (63%) to Hyde (37%). The higher snap percentage for Duke has potential to increase given the positive game script outlook.
Also, NUK. Stack NUK. Even if it’s just a single stack. PLAY NUK. Sammy Watkins just hung a 9-198-3 line on the Jags secondary. Watkins is good. But he isn’t the all world receiver NUK is. Duke + NUK + Deshaun = Duke Nukem 3D (I’ll see myself out). Making this into a complete game stack could prove to be tricky this week. I still like Dede Westbrook, but his ceiling is significantly lowered due to the uncertainty of new starting QB Gardner Minshew. The rookie wasn’t terrible filling in for injured QB Nick Foles. But he was facing a terrible Chiefs defense. This week he’ll have to deal with JJ Watt. Good luck rook. FIRE UP THE TEXANS!
Russell Wilson ($6200), Chris Carson ($6400), Tyler Lockett ($6200)
What I love about the Seahawks/Steelers matchup is that its ripe for a bounce back for both teams. But I’m going to lean towards the road dogs in this one. Primarily, due to ownership being on the Steelers side. It’s purely game theory. Currently, ETR has Juju Smith- Schuster and James Conner pushing for high ownership. Whereas Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett are looking at sub 10% ownership. Chris Carson is just pushing past 10%.
Probably the most concerning thing after last week’s game against the Bengals was the distribution of targets. Lockett came away with only two whereas rookie DK Metcalf finished the game with six. Not exactly what we had in mind. But, Lockett himself pointed to double coverage which forced Wilson to look for the rookie and Carson out of the backfield. That won’t sustain and positive regression will come, possibly this week.
Tom Brady and company whacked the Steelers last week. Even though the Hawks lack the firepower the reining champs do, they still have the talent to give the Steelers fits. They could turn this game into a shootout. For that reason, I’m going back to the well. I loved this stack last week and I love it even more this week. Look to stack this trio with either Juju, Moncrief, Conner or even Vance McDonald. The field may be on the Steelers, but you’ll shoot up the leaderboard when the Seahawks start scoring.
Josh Allen ($5300), Devin Singletary ($4200), John Brown ($5200), Evan Engram ($5200)
Dak, Cooper and Gallup just obliterated the Giants. In come the Bills and their wild, wild, west arm cannon QB Josh Allen. He and John Brown hit pay dirt against the Jets last week and have the potential to do even more damage against the G-men. Add in Singletary’s usage out of the backfield (6 tgs/70% snap rate), bring it back with Engram, and you have a high upside game stack that will go low owned.
Ben Roethlisberger ($5800)
As I said earlier, I’m excited about this Hawks/Steelers matchup. As much I LOVE going back to the Seahawks stack, I really want get pieces of the Steelers when I MME. Roethlisberger is no exception. I’m expecting Pittsburgh to be fired up after the beating they took on Sunday night. That means Big Ben getting all the dudes involved.
The Seahawks just gave up a stat line of 35/51 for 418 and two touchdowns to Andy Dalton. Not Dufrain. ANDY.FRIGGIN.DALTON. Now they have to travel to a hostile environment. Good luck Seahawks defense. Fire up Big Ben, who should have zero problems throwing all over this secondary. You can pair him with Juju or Moncrief (more on him later) or go with a full-on game stack.
Derrick Henry ($6000)
Who’d of thought that the Titans would steamroll the Browns, Week one, on the road. Ok, it was close to the fourth quarter when Tennessee put up 21 points. That slowed the Browns hype train down. But, still. Nobody expected that. What people did expect and hope for was a solid ROI from Derrick Henry who led the Titans backfield in Week 1. He didn’t disappoint (19-84-1 rushing and 1-75-1 receiving). The 1-75-1 line looks deceiving since Henry only saw two targets through the air. But it’s comforting to know that Henry also held a 59% snap advantage to Dion Lewis 43% and out touched him 20-6.
This is Henry’s backfield and with new OC Arthur Smith utilizing play-action a lot more, it should tip more opportunity in the favor of Henry. Play action will open up the offense. This will allow Henry to get more targets and more holes to open up for him. That and game script should favor the Titans this week against Indianapolis.
The Colts defense just gave up a combined 18-115-1 rushing line to Austin Ekler and Justin Jackson. Also, they allowed 6-96-2 to Ekeler through the air. It wouldn’t surprise me if Dion Lewis gets in on the fun this week. He was targeted 4 times last week. But, the game total sits at 44.5 points. In addition, ETR’s Pat Thorman projects this to be one of the slower paced games. So, we can comfortably dial up Derrick Henry at his $6k price, who is currently projected at ownership below 10%.
Donte Moncrief ($4000)
“Crief” had an awful Week 1 against the Patriots. Just to refresh your memory, TEAM HIGH 10 targets, three receptions, seven yards AND four drops. Queue the masses running from patient zero. Yea, it LOOKED bad. But, in no way does that indicate it will be the norm going forward. The entire Steeler offense looked awful during their beatdown at the hands of Patriots. But, lets look at the bigger picture, I already mentioned his team high targets.
Also, know that Moncrief was in on 90% of his teams snaps and even got two red zone looks. He’s involved. This all leads me to believe that he will have a BIG Week 2 bounce back. The Seahawks are traveling from the west coast after a game where they barely beat Pittsburgh division rival Cincinnati. Bengals John Ross (7-158-2) and Tyler Boyd (8-60) torched Seattle. Now, they must face an angry home team who will look to fire the cannons by land and air. The game total sits at 46.5pts. There will be offense. To quote Warren Buffet, “Be greedy when others are fearful”. That sums up exactly how you should be looking at Moncrief and his $4k price tag this week.
George Kittle ($6800)
Tight end will be interesting once again in Week 2. Looking at DK’s pricing, you could argue that ownership might potentially be spread amongst guys at the lower end. Darren Waller (thanks to his friendly MNF discount) goes from $3400 to $3300. You know he’s going to be heavily involved on a team lacking receiving weapons outside of himself and Tyrell Williams. Then you have TJ Hockensen, who after his rookie debut racked up a stat line of 9-131-1 on six targets fell $100. No idea what DK was thinking. But, it ensures that they will be the highest owned tight ends in large and small field GPPs.
As it stands now, according to ETR’s projections, Waller, Hock, Kelce and Engram will be the highest owned TEs on this slate. Which leads me to Week Two’s forgotten man, George Kittle. The Niners offense left little to be desired against one of the worst defenses in the league. The offense struggled and two, count’em TWO, Kittle touchdowns were called back. This is where we put recency bias to the side and roll the dice again.
This is all you need to know. Kittle played on 91% of his teams snaps and was targeted 10 times. Second to only Evan Engram in targets for the week. The game total sits at a healthy 46pts. Kittle’s price of $6800 will undoubtedly scare off those who would rather pay up for Kelce. Or pay down $1600 for Engram who won’t have to share targets with Sterling Shepard (ruled out). Ignore last week and take the second most targeted TE in Week 1 with a high team total. It’s not science guys. It’s there for YOUR taking.
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