Week 2 XFL FanDuel lineups
Written by: Nikunj Patel @NickOfTimeDFS
Rank by position:
Keenan Reynolds, $15
Joe Horn, $14
Jeff Badet, $15
Reece Horn, $13
Jazz Ferguson, $12
Tre McBride (Questionable), $12
Cameron Artis-Payne, $14
Favorite plays (Highlighted in red):
QBs: Things these QBs have in common: rushing floors. DC loves the play-action, meaning they’re going to get the run game to set up those bomb throws that led them to be ranked first in yards per pass attempt after Week One. STL’s Ta’amu had nine rushes for 77 yards - only behind De’Veon Smith (79) and Matt Jones (85). Josh Johnson had the most hype out of all the QBs and probably out of the whole league. He wasn’t able to play in Week One due to a thigh injury, but he will be starting as long as he is medically cleared. He has 10+ years of NFL experience (yes, as a backup) and his athleticism should be on show in what could be a shootout against Dallas with Landry Jones also returning to the starting lineup.
RBs: If the first week was any indication, RBs will not be a big part of the XFL. So every touch matters in DFS. De’Veon Smith absolutely bulldozed his way with a league-high 10 broken tackles and second-highest rushing yards (79) on 16 carries, behind Matt Jones (85) on 22 carries; he also had three carries inside the 10. Although Elijah Hood didn’t have any receptions, he ran the second-most routes out of all running backs, which could potentially turn out to be a goldmine. His price at $15 is justifiable for his adequate rushing floor compared to the other running backs. With Johnson coming back, Hood’s value should go up.
WRs: These guys dominated the target share. Tolliver had two targets inside the 10 as well as one rushing attempt, and his matchup against CB Jeremy Clark is favorable, to say the least after giving up a 5/75/1 stat line.
TE: Although Truesdell had and has MAJOR fumbling issues, he was on the field for 96% of the snaps and garnered nearly 17% of the targets, one of which came inside the 10-yard line.
QB Quinton Flowers. I LOVED watching this dude play, and although the starting lineup is still muddy, I hope he gets the start. He may have the highest rushing upside out of all the QBs.
RB Cameron Artis-Payne and Christine Michael. After the duds last week, nobody will be on these guys, so decide if they’re worth the risk.
TE Donald Parham. He tied for first in target shares on the Dallas team, and with Landry Jones back, he may see even more targets.
WR Seantavius Jones. A second-round draft pick for TB, Jones was a healthy scratch last week. He’s a player who can stretch the field as well as bring down those contested catches with his big frame.
WR Tre McBride. He didn’t play last week due to unknown reasons, so I wouldn’t blame you for holding off on him this week. I do think he will be/is an integral part of this offense once it is fully intact.
Lineups for Saturday’s slate:
Cash: C. Jones, D. Smith, E. Rogers, J. Tolliver, J. Horn, N. Truesdell
GPP: C. Jones, D. Smith, E. Rogers, R. Ross, N. Truesdell, R. Horn
Lineups for Sunday’s slate:
Cash: J. Ta’amu, E. Hood, N. Spruce, K. Lewis, J. Badet, L. Washington
GPP: J. Johnson, L. Dunbar, N. Spruce, S. Coates, A. Russell, J. Ferguson
Lineups for all slates:
Cash: J. Ta’amu, E. Hood, N. Spruce, E. Rogers, L. Washington, J. Badet
GPP: C. Jones, E. Hood, N. Spruce, S. Coates, N. Truesdell, J. Ferguson
Even though we have only one week of contests to refer to, a lot will be changing for Week Two, such as Landry Jones and potentially Josh Johnson returning to their respective starting lineups. That being said, remember everything that everyone tells you should be taken with a grain of salt because just like any DFS contests, nobody knows 100%. Play responsibly.
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