The injuries are already starting to pile up for some teams. In order to afford some of the higher-priced players on DraftKings, you’ll need to focus on both the injury reports and individual matchups. That is always key when trying to find the right combination of players. I have considered a number of factors when combing through the list to players to select my NFL DFS Week 2 Sleepers.
There’s also ownership numbers, which could skyrocket for clear injury replacements. With that in mind, you could go a bit below the max cap to ensure you have a unique lineup in play.
Obviously, the term “SLEEPER” can be interpreted in a number of different ways. In this case, it’s the lower cost players that stand out for various reasons. In this particular situation, it is also the players on DraftKings that land in these price ranges: Quarterbacks ($6,000 or less), Running Backs ($5,000 or less), Wide Receivers ($5,000 or less) and Tight Ends ($4,000 or less).
Considering the theme here at The Wife Hates Sports, the recommendation is that you say “I Do” to these NFL DFS Week 2 Sleepers.
Just, well… maybe don’t say “I Do” the way this guy did.
Something tells me most of us wouldn’t get that reaction. Anyway, on with the picks!
NFL DFS Week 2 Sleepers: Say ‘I Do’ to these Players on DraftKings
Tyrod Taylor (QB, Los Angeles Chargers – $5,300) vs. Chiefs
I still expect the Herbert era to eventually kick off at some point during the season. As for this week, the Chiefs are so loaded offensively that it’ll be difficult for the Chargers to stick with them. Expect a very mobile Taylor to be playing catch up, both on the ground and through the air. This could lead to a top ten Fantasy QB week, which would be a big bonus at this price point.
Adrian Peterson (RB, Detroit Lions – $4,700) at Packers
The ageless wonder Adrian Peterson ran for 93 yards on 14 carries last week against the Bears. He also added three receptions. Yes, he will share time with two other backs in Detroit, but he was the top performer last week. Peterson also has a history of being a Packers killer, no matter what team he plays for – and no matter which Packers are on the field. There’s no doubt that Detroit will try to run the ball and keep Aaron Rodgers off the field by eating clock. At this price, Peterson is an intriguing option.
Benny Snell Jr. (RB, Pittsburgh Steelers – $4,500) vs. Broncos
This is a tricky one. James Conner is an injury prone player that left last week with a mild ankle sprain. Conner was a full practice participant this week and is expected to play. Snell should get his touches though. Throw in the fact that Denver is a stronger defensive opponent than the Giants (last week’s opponent). However, Snell carried 19 times for 113 yards last week and this could become a “ride the hot hand” situation. Snell’s ownership should stay low, but there’s upside potential here.
Scott Miller (WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – $4,100) vs. Panthers
Miller was productive in Week 1, catching 5 of 6 targets for 73 yards. Chris Godwin has officially been ruled out, which likely paves the way for Miller to have another productive day. Facing a Panthers defense that allowed 34 points last week, this could mean a big-time performance at a very low cost.
Corey Davis (WR, Tennessee Titans – $4,000) vs. Jaguars
Davis caught 7 balls for 101 yards last week. That alone is productive for this price point. On top of that, A.J. Brown has been ruled out, opening the door for Davis to be the #1 WR against a shaky Jaguars unit. Davis is likely to be highly owned, but there’s a good chance he has another big day.
Logan Thomas (TE, Washington Football Team – $3,600) at Cardinals
Thomas had a team-high eight targets and was on the field for 74% of the plays for the WFT last week. The young QB’s often love to throw to their tight ends and Thomas is the pass-catching guy in Washington. Depending on where the talented pieces of the Cardinals secondary will be focused, the door could open for more looks to come Logan’s way.
Mo Alie-Cox (TE, Indianapolis Colts – $3,000) vs. Vikings
Here’s another cheap TE option with upside. If you are looking to spend more on the other skill positions, Alie-Cox could be your guy. With Jack Doyle ruled out this week and Trey Burton on IR, Alie-Cox is slated to be the #1 TE for the Colts. It’s understandable if you want to focus more on a sure thing, but if not, he’s a big target that could find some red zone looks against a Vikings defense that was torched by Aaron Rodgers during Week 1.
Who do you have as your NFL DFS Week 2 Sleepers on DraftKings? Let’s talk it out in the comments below. In the meantime, enjoy another week of football and best of luck to you! Oh, and as always, thank you for visiting The Wife Hates Sports!