Last Updated: Thursday, 9/15 at 3:30pm ET
The excitement level for Week 2 NFL DFS is absolutely off the charts right now. The NFL DFS Playbook for Week 1 was filled with several of the top plays and the Dart Board nailed it with Jahan Dotson who was the highest-scoring player for the cheapest price on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Did we have a few missteps? Of course. The first week is always the trickiest, not only due to unforeseen busts or injuries, but also because there were a number of situations that still needed sorting. Who was going to be Patrick Mahomes' favorite wide receiver? What about for Aaron Rodgers? We also had some questions surrounding backfields such as who the lead was in Miami or in Baltimore? While we did receive some clarity, was it enough for us to gain an edge in our Week 2 NFL DFS contests? In some cases, yes. In some, no. But what we do know is that, if you go back and look at Playbooks from previous seasons, you'll see that our NFL DFS picks get better and better each week with all of the added data and knowledge.
To start the NFL DFS Week 2 Watch List, please allow me to welcome all of the new members of the Fantasy Alarm #FAmily. There are a lot of you and we thank you for joining. Now it's up to us to help you cash consistently on your NFL DFS action and we are psyched to make that happen. Since you are new to the Watch List, allow me to share some thoughts real quick:
“If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”
We take this adage to heart when it comes to playing NFL DFS. The Fantasy Alarm Playbook isn’t just about handing you a list of players and a lineup to use each week. It is designed to help you learn to be a better DFS player. It’s about teaching you the process used in selecting which players to scout and, eventually, which ones to use.
Therefore, we will begin each week with the Weekly NFL DFS Watch List which is designed to keep tabs on marquee names, chalk plays and, of course, the weekly bargains who may not see the same coverage and exposure. This piece will be continuously updated throughout the week, based on the most recent news and injuries, which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to Sunday kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this Watch List will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.
So what exactly did last week's Playbook deliver? As always, we like to check in to ensure we remain on the right path.
Scoring The Playbook Week 1
As I mentioned, Week 1 can always be tricky but we managed to come out on top in style. The optimal lineup for the Playbook scored 237.86 DK points and while that would have only been good for 15th place in the Milly-Maker, it would have crushed in virtually every other GPP tournament, so keep that in mind for contest selection moving forward.
Here are the highlights:
- All seven of our recommended QBs provided 2x value with 6-of-7 hitting the 3x mark
- Nine of our 12 recommended WRs hit 2x value and six of them hit the 3x value mark
- Only three RBs hit the 3x value but we nailed the top-two scorers in Jonathan Taylor and Saquon Barkley
- Miami Dolphins & L.A. Chargers were the top two recommended defenses to use and both hit 3x value
- The optimal lineup from just Playbook and Dart Board players scored 237.86 DK points
All set? Are you ready to start diving in to an early look at Week 2 NFL DFS? Let's do it!