Last week’s daily fantasy recommendations were a good start to the 2020 season, and we’ll look to keep it going with useful recommendations for DraftKings and FanDuel ahead of Week 2.
QB: Tom Brady vs. CAR (DraftKings) | Lamar Jackson @ HOU (FanDuel)
Brady: $6,500 | Jackson: $9,500
As stated last week, Lamar Jackson is always a strong play in lineups, and the ability to fit more stars into lineups on FanDuel allows that here. For a value pick at quarterback, Tom Brady should be ready to put up numbers against a Panthers team that couldn’t contain the Raiders offense last Sunday.
RB: Derrick Henry vs. JAX
DraftKings: $7,900 | FanDuel: $8,300
Week 1 was an indication that Derrick Henry is going to be handed the ball a ton this season, and all the talk from the Titans has been that Henry has zero limitation to the number of times he’ll touch the ball. Get him in lineups against a Jaguars team he’s destroyed in the past.
RB: Jonathan Taylor vs. MIN
DraftKings: $5,700 | FanDuel: $5,800
The salaries for Jonathan Taylor have not yet been adjusted enough, but he should soon be among the highest priced running backs each week. With the upside of 20-25 touches, Taylor is tough to pass up in lineups.
WR: Davante Adams vs. DET
DraftKings: $8,100 | FanDuel: $8,600
Coming off a 14/156/2 line in the season opener, the Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connection is already firing on all cylinders in 2020. Matt Patricia might try to take away Adams, but it’s easier said than done versus Green Bay’s target monster.
WR: Calvin Ridley @ DAL
DraftKings: $6,800 | FanDuel: $7,100
There was a lot of talk about Calvin Ridley being ready to take the next step this season, and the third-year receiver looks poised to become an easy 1,000-yard receiver after putting up 130 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1. Ridley could again put up huge numbers in a potential shootout versus the Cowboys.
WR: Scotty Miller vs. CAR
DraftKings: $4,100 | FanDuel: $5,200
This is with the presumption that Chris Godwin will miss Sunday’s game with a concussion, but Scotty Miller is still a bargain regardless of Godwin’s status. It sounds like Tom Brady and the Bucs talked up Miller to FOX announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman ahead of Week 1, and Brady probably trusts him after a nice performance in the opener.
TE: Rob Gronkowski vs. CAR
DraftKings: $4,100 | FanDuel: $5,400
Rob Gronkowski didn’t put up numbers last week against the Saints, but he received a large percentage of the snaps. The former All-Pro should get on track in Week 2. Tampa Bay will be determined to not fall to 0-2, and it’s not a bad idea to get a few Bucs players in your lineup.
FLEX: Tevin Coleman @ NYJ
DraftKings: $4,000 | FanDuel: $5,000
Traveling across the country to New Jersey, the Niners will get away from the poor air quality that had Tevin Coleman limited last week. Coleman could be fresh after receiving six touches/targets on six snaps, and Kyle Shanahan might reward the dynamic runner with a bigger share of the workload after he put himself at risk for his team by playing in Week 1.
D/ST: Rams @ PHI
DraftKings: $2,800 | FanDuel: $4,500
The Eagles get Lane Johnson back in the lineup, but it might not be enough to limit Aaron Donald from wrecking Philadelphia’s offensive line. The Rams offer high sack and turnover upside for Week 2.
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Other recommended Week 2 options
QB: Jared Goff @ PHI
DraftKings: $5,800 | FanDuel: $7,300
RB: Miles Sanders vs. LAR
DraftKings: $6,000 | FanDuel: $6,800
RB: Zack Moss @ MIA
DraftKings: $4,800 | FanDuel: $5,200
WR: Brandon Aiyuk
DraftKings: $4,300 | FanDuel: $4,900
WR: Jalen Reagor vs. LAR
DraftKings: $4,100 | FanDuel: $5,100
TE: Jonnu Smith vs. JAX
DraftKings: $4,200 | FanDuel: $4,900