Here are a few of my core DraftKings players for NFL week 2 daily fantasy.


C. Palmer – $6,900
My favorite play at QB this week, Palmer has a low price and a great matchup, and people aren’t too high on him at the moment so he will likely be lower drafted than the top tier guys this week, with just as much upside if not more. Great matchup at home vs Bucs defense who are poor vs QB.

D. Carr – $7,200
Could be another shoot em up in Oakland, with Atlanta traveling across country. With a 7th OPRK, as well as Brees playing Eli, Carr will be very undervalued this week.

M. Mariotta – $6,000
Somewhat of a sneak/value play this week, he plays at Detroit who looks like they may be getting in high scoring shootouts pretty often this year. Mariotta has big game potential and the right matchup on the road.

D. Brees – $8,200 & Eli Manning – $7,800
Both of these guys are obviously great picks this week, as its a huge total, two great QBs, and two horrible pass defenses. However they are expensive and will be very popular and high owned.

Running Backs

D. Johnson – $7,600
The most expensive play this week for RB, but for good reason. Home vs the Bucs and looking very strong.

CJ Anderson – $6,800
Home vs the Colts, we should see a big game out of him as Siemian (who looks good) will look to keep it on the ground and out of Luck’s hands. Colts defense is by no means great, but are only 20th OPRK so people might forget about Anderson this week.

L. Murray – $5,700
This guy looks great and if he keeps improving and Oakland turns into the real deal, you wont see him below 7k. Buy him low right now with a good matchup at home vs the Falcons.

Wide Receivers

O. Beckham – $9,500
If you want to spend this week on WR, spend here. These two teams might score 100 points this week.

AJ Green – $8,900
A first tier wideout with huge potential and a good matchup. With the other matchups out there, he will be slightly over looked in a game where he could be forced to go off vs a high powered Steelers offense.

M. Crabtree – $6,100
Home vs Atlanta, Crabtree is vs the #1 OPRK this week, which will no doubt leave him faded and forgotten about this week. But WR2 OPRK can be misleading, and the Raiders look very good and will play a relatively weak Atlanta defense traveling a veyy long way.

E. Sanders – $6,000
Siemian looked good, and he seemed to excel in the over the middle short routes as well as broken plays. These are both areas that Sanders excels in as well. We’ll see if he and Thomas pan out this year with their new QB, but I will gamble on him now while most people are looking elsewhere.

M. Wallace – $4,700
I like Wallace this year and he came through for me in week 1. I think as the season progresses he and Flacco could hit it off. I’ll gamble on him now with a great matchup (30th OPRK at the Browns).

Tight Ends

C. Fleener – $3,900
This was a big fail for me last week, but I’m not giving up on him. Not when Brees spreads the ball out as much as he does. Not when he’s one of the cheapest TE’s on the board this week. And certainly not with the matchup vs the pass defense/terrible TE defense.


Redskins – $2,800
Redskins are home vs the Cowboys who look like they could be in for a long, awful season. Skins DEF is middle of the pack price wise, so a good deal and also might be undervalued, though probably not by much.

Panthers – $3,900
This is the obvious play of the week here, with Carolina looking to bounce back and humiliate a rickety SF team traveling across country on a short week. This will be a very popular play this week.

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