FanDuel NFL Week 2 Picks

Hey guys, I’m back again for another week of the Power Plays here at the Sports Geek. Last week we hit big on some of our picks, and had a few no shows. Looking at you Colby Fleener and Jared Cook, although tight end was a tricky position last week with the leading scorer’s being Jack Doyle and Dwayne Allen.

We hit nicely on Amari Cooper who went for over 130 yards receiving on 6 receptions, another nice play was Spencer Ware who went absolutely crazy in the passing game and gave us over 29 FD points last weekend. Also Derek Carr gave us a 20+ point game, Donte Moncrief caught a TD, and Marvin Jones gave us a double digit score even though he only caught 4 out of his 10 targets. Let’s get into this week’s Power Plays!

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NYG – Eli Manning ($8,100) – This will be one of the chalkier plays of the week, which will make him an almost must own in cash games this week. Eli comes in as the 10th most expensive QB which will allow us to be able to spend up elsewhere on our rosters. Everyone remembers last year’s shootout between these two teams, I’m not expecting to see 100 points scored between the two, but I am expecting a high scoring game as does Vegas who has the total set to 52.5. The last match up Manning scored his season high point total of 38 points on 350yards and 6TDs. In addition to that the Saints just lost their only decent cover corner in Delvin Breaux, so I expect Manning to be able to torch the Saints once again.

JAX – Blake Bortles ($8100) – We are always looking for guys we can play in tournaments that will be low owned but have that massive upside. The masses will flock to Eli at this price point and for good reason, just read above. This leaves one of the best fantasy QBs low owned against a secondary that just allowed 363 passing yards to freaking Alex Smith. I think this is a great spot to play Bortles who has a full complement of weapons and who threw for over 300 yards just last year against the Chargers.

Running Backs

Pitt – Deangelo Williams ($7600) – Wow that was one hell of show Williams put on, during Monday Night Football. He had 26 rushes, 6 receptions, 2 TDS, and over 160 total yards that night. FanDuel hasn’t adjusted his price nearly enough to reflect his production output. Last year when facing the Bengals Williams scored two TDs, on 76 rushing yards, and added two catches. The Bengals seem to have trouble stopping backs again this year as they just gave up a 22-96 and 5-59 yards to Matt Forte last week.

Den – CJ Anderson (7,800) – Finally a game where CJ was the number one guy with little competition coming from the other running backs. CJ put up a monster game with a line of 20-92-1 (rushing) and 4-47-1 (Receiving) against on the league’s best defenses. He now gets to play at home against one of the league’s worst defenses in the Colts. Vegas has the Broncos favored by 6 points, so game script is also in Andersons favor.

SD – Danny Woodhead ($6,400) – Another year and here we are talking about Woodhead once again. This guy just won’t go away his production and workload is sometimes unthinkable. Last game against the Chiefs the Chargers jumped out to a huge lead, which you think would be bad game script for the receiving back. But it was the opposite Woodhead out snapped Melvin Gordon 53-20, and had 16 rushes for 89 yards, caught 5 balls and one for a TD. Once again he’s in a great spot this week at home against the Jaguars who gave up over 100 receptions to running backs last year.

Wide Receivers

NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. ($9400) – Similar situation to what I mentioned about Eli, will be one of the highest owned WRs on the slate, so fade at your own risk. OBJ absolutely torched the Saints last year with an 8 – 130 – 3 line which was good for 35 FD points. OBJ typically struggles a bit against the Cowboys so last week’s 4 catch for 85 yard game doesn’t surprise me, nor does it FD who raised his price $300 this week. He has still gone over double digit fantasy points in 7 of his last 9 and plays the always giving Saints defense.

CHI – Alshon Jeffery ($7,800) *MON. NIGHT* – When healthy is one of the best WR in the NFL, is always tops in redzone targets. I see him being a little bit overlooked this week due to the fact he plays on Monday night and the Eagles defense put up a good showing against the Browns last weekend. The Eagles had one of the worst secondaries last year giving up 36 passing touchdowns to opposing QBs. Alshon has scored double digit fantasy points in 7 of his last 9 games played and his still Cutlers favorite Target.

NO – Willie Snead ($7,200) – What a game last week wow! Snead will be high owned this week, in what should be the chalkiest game in terms of ownership of the slate. But his price although has risen substantially is still too cheap for someone who saw 9 targets and caught all 9 last game for 172 yards and a TD. The last time these two teams met, Snead caught 6 balls for 70 yards and a TD.

HOU – Will Fuller ($6,200) – Welcome to the NFL, have a day kid! Now let’s see what you can do for an encore. There are two reasons I have Fuller as one of my plays he saw 11 targets last week, which means him and Brock have a nice rapport with each other. Also I think people will stay off of him because of his matchup against the Chiefs. I will be roster Fuller in tournaments this week.

Tight Ends

JAX – Julius Thomas ($6400) – Played 75% of the snaps last week, catching 5 passes for 64 yards and a TD. Last year when playing against the chargers Julius Thomas caught 9 balls for 116 yards and TD. He is quickly becoming Bortles 2nd favorite target. Also a great price on DK at 4.4k.

DAL – Jason Witten ($5900) – I advise paying up for Julius Thomas or Delanie Walker but if you find yourself a little short on cap space. I think Witten if a fine play here receiving 14 targets and catching 9 of them last week. Dak seems to look toward the middle of the field and his check downs, when Bryant isn’t open.


Carolina ($5300) – This will come as no surprise as the Panthers are facing the 49ers on a short week at home. The panthers defense although in a losing effort still had 2 sacks, 2 INTs and 1 fumble recovery last week against a much better opponent on the road. I expect them to hold the 49ers under 10 points, and to force 2 turnovers along with multiple sacks.

*Bonus* Patriots ($4500) – The Patriots defense at home is always a solid play, especially at this price point and their opponent. Last year at home against the Dolphins the Patriots scored 15 FD points, while recording 5 sacks, 2 INTs, and a safety.

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