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FanDuel NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 6 - Daily Fantasy Football

Here we are, Week 6. As COVID-19 continues to rear its ugly head and cause chaos throughout the league, the 2020 season has progressed relatively well. With some big names banged up heading into the weekend, keep your eyes open for those sneaky value plays as they can make the difference between a winning or a losing lineup.

As far as injuries are concerned, the names worth monitoring include Dalvin Cook, Julio Jones, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, JuJu Smith-SchusterBaker Mayfield, D.J. Chark, A.J. Brown, Julian Edelman, Darius Slayton, Noah Fant, Diontae Johnson, Jarvis Landry, Russell Gage, Leonard Fournette, Hayden Hurst, A.J. Green, and Rob GronkowskiChristian McCaffrey and Nick Chubb, of course, will not play on Sunday. Lastly, after a Falcons' player and coach tested positive for the virus, the matchup with Minnesota may end up getting rescheduled. As of this writing, it is still on; however, as we have learned over recent weeks, that can change very quickly.

In this article, I will be providing you with my Week 6 daily fantasy football lineup picks on FanDuel. These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel. Be sure to also check out our weekly DraftKings DFS lineup picks and lots of other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big! Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Good luck, RotoBallers.

 

FanDuel Quarterbacks - Week 6 Picks

Gardner Minshew II, QB - vs. DET ($7,200)

Minshew wasn't in the best of spirits after Jacksonville dropped its most recent contest to the Houston Texans, marking the team's fourth loss in a row. While the second-year signal-caller hasn't played horribly throughout the first five weeks of the 2020 campaign, he will need to step it up a notch if he hopes to turn the Jaguars' miserable season around. Lucky for him, he will square off against the Lions in Week 6, with Detroit allowing 31.8 points per outing, which is good for fourth-worst on the year. Minshew has been an adequate DFS asset as well, logging at least 19.84 fantasy points in four of his five games this season.

Kirk Cousins, QB - vs. ATL ($7,100)

Cousins, who has historically been one of the league's most accurate quarterbacks from year-to-year, has struggled during the unforgiving 2020 season. In the first three weeks, the veteran threw six interceptions, tying his total from last year in only a quarter of the time it took for him to hit that mark in 2019. Though he has a long way to go before being a consistently capable DFS option, the Vikings will play the Falcons on Sunday, with Atlanta allowing some less-than-impressive numbers on the defensive end. Dalvin Cook may not be in the lineup, but luckily, Alexander Mattison should be able to fill the void with no trouble at all and keep the pressure off Cousins by making some noise out of the backfield.

Also Consider: Ryan Fitzpatrick ($7,400), Matthew Stafford ($7,300), Teddy Bridgewater ($6,900), Daniel Jones ($6,700)

 

FanDuel Running Backs - Week 6 Picks

Alexander Mattison, RB - vs. ATL ($7,000)

After Dalvin Cook, one of this year's most productive fantasy backs sustained an adductor injury during the loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, Mattison came in for relief. As usual, the 22-year-old delivered, finishing with 112 yards off of 20 carries to go along with three grabs for 24 yards. While Cook hasn't been officially ruled out for the Week 6 meeting with the Atlanta Falcons, things aren't looking promising regarding his availability, which should open the door for Mattison to get his fair share of touches. It is reasonable to expect big things from the former Boise State Bronco; however, he will likely be a popular addition to DFS lineups, making him less desirable in tournament play for those looking to play the contrarian role.

James Robinson, RB - vs. DET ($6,500)

When the Jaguars released Leonard Fournette during the offseason, speculation swirled as to who would serve as the team's workhorse moving forward, primarily after Ryquell Armstead was diagnosed with the Coronavirus on multiple occasions (along with a groin injury) and Devine Ozigbo hindered by a bum hamstring. Robinson, who was signed as an undrafted free agent in April, emerged and has since racked up 333 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in addition to 19 catches for 183 yards. Although he didn't look the best against the Texans, he has a strong chance to get it together against a Lions Defense that has allowed just over 170 yards per game to opposing rushers.

Also Consider: Mike Davis ($7,500), Kareem Hunt II ($6,900), David Montgomery ($5,900), Ronald Jones II ($5,800), Antonio Gibson  ($5,800), Myles Gaskin ($5,700), Devonta Freeman ($5,600)

 

FanDuel Wide Receivers - Week 6 Picks

Adam Thielen, WR - vs. ATL ($7,400)

After Stefon Diggs was dealt to Buffalo during the offseason, some became concerned that Thielen would be less productive, primarily since opposing defenses would be paying even more attention to him as the undisputed No. 1 wideout for the team. That hasn't been the case, nonetheless, as he has scored in all but one game during his first five games of the year. With the Falcons having arguably the worst defense in the league, the sky is the limit for Thielen heading into the weekend.

Allen Robinson, WR - @ CAR ($7,000)

Despite getting off to an impressive start, Bears head coach Matt Nagy still isn't satisfied, especially with the offense underperforming, at least according to his standards. Robinson, who got off to a rough inception of the season, has since turned things around by grabbing 27 of his 39 targets throughout the last three games while also finding the end zone twice during that span. With the veteran looking to keep Chicago in the win column--along with a new contract, he may have more incentive to produce against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.

Robby Anderson, WR - vs. CHI ($6,500)

Anderson has upped his game from last season. He has racked up a minimum of eight targets in all but one game thus far and appears to have dethroned D.J. Moore as the No. 1 wideout for the Panthers. Currently, the former Temple Owl is ranked seventh in targets (47), fourth in receptions (36), and fourth in yards (490). He continues to mesh well with Teddy Bridgewater, and despite the relatively challenging matchup, he still has a higher ceiling than most, especially with a rostering cost that is well below where it should be considering how well he has played throughout the first five weeks.

Also Consider: Kenny Golladay ($7,200), DeVante Parker ($6,400), Justin Jefferson ($5,900), Chase Claypool ($5,500), Curtis Samuel ($5,100)

 

FanDuel Tight Ends - Week 6 Picks

Jonnu Smith, TE - @ PHI ($5,800)

Due to a quad injury, Smith practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday. Nonetheless, he could be good to go in Week 6 against the visiting Texans. Although Houston has fared well against players at the tight end position, the four-year pro may see an uptick in looks from Ryan Tannehill, resulting from the absence of Corey Davis, who has been sidelined while battling, you guessed it, COVID-19.

Also Consider: T.J. Hockenson ($5,700), Mike Gesicki ($5,600)



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OwnersBox NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 6 - Daily Fantasy Football

Hey there RotoBallers! If you haven't had a chance to check out the weekly fantasy offerings over at OwnersBox, now is the time! OwnersBox is a new weekly fantasy platform that offers plenty of game setups to fulfill your desire to draft throughout the season! Over at OwnersBox,  you can participate in snake drafts and select 1, 2, 3, or 4-week tournament-style bracket contests.

In this article, I will be providing you with my weekly fantasy football lineup picks on OwnersBox for contests that start in Week 6. I will pick out two players at each position: a short-term option (for one-week drafts) and a long-term option (for drafts lasting between two and four weeks). As always, be sure to monitor news from the league in this crazy COVID-19 season. Game postponements and cancellations can happen at any time.

Be sure to also check out our other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big no matter what your preferred weekly fantasy platform happens to be. If you sign up for OwnersBox this week, you'll get $25 free in OwnersBucks, which can be redeemed to play in real money games.

 

OwnersBox Quarterbacks

One-Week Drafts:

Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) @BUF

Mahomes and the Chiefs travel to Buffalo in what should be one of the highest-scoring games on the slate. The Bills have struggled against the pass in the early going, ranking just 24th in pass defense DVOA and allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position. Mahomes as the top QB off the board in one-week drafts in a no-brainer.

Also consider: Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) vs. KC

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Cam Newton (New England Patriots) vs. DEN, vs. SF, @BUF, @NYJ

Newton has tested negative for COVID-19 after missing a handful of weeks and will presumably be back under center in Week 6 against the Broncos. Denver's pass defense ranks 18th in DVOA and is allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. In Week 7, he will take on the 49ers at home. San Francisco's once-dominant defense has crumbled in 2020. After allowing Ryan Fitzpatrick to shred them in Week 5, the 49ers are allowing the 14th-most fantasy points per game and rank 23rd in DVOA vs. the pass.

Week 8 brings a fantastic road matchup against the Bills. Revisit the Patrick Mahomes section above to see just how generous Buffalo has been to opposing passing offenses this season. Newton finishes up this fantastic four-game stretch with a road matchup against the Jets. New York's pass-funnel defense ranks 31st in pass DVOA and ninth against the run.

Also consider: Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) vs. CLE, @TEN, @BAL, @DAL

 

OwnersBox Running Backs

One-Week Drafts:

Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans) vs. HOU 

Henry found the end zone twice more in Week 5's Tuesday night game and delivered a vicious stiff-arm to cornerback Josh Norman, which you can check out below. The veteran running back is a good bet to score again in Week 6 against a Houston run defense that is allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to running backs.

Derrick Henry epic stiff-arm!

Also consider: Mike Davis (Carolina Panthers) vs. CHI

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys) vs. ARI, @WAS, @PHI, vs. PIT

Elliott is always an excellent fantasy option and he could see his team's offense skew a bit more run-heavy after the season-ending injury to Dak Prescott. He will face the Cardinals in Week 6 in what should be a high-scoring game. Look for Dallas to be in the red zone plenty against the Cardinals Defense. In Week 7, Elliott will square off against Washington on the road. Washington is tough against the pass but just average vs. the run, which bodes well for Zeke's outlook.

A road matchup against the Eagles follows. Philly ranks 15th in run defense DVOA. The only tough matchup in this four-game stretch is Elliott's Week 9 showdown with the Steelers. Pittsburgh's run defense has been tough but they did show some cracks, allowing Miles Sanders to score twice in Week 5.

Also consider: Aaron Jones (Green Bay Packers) @TB, @HOU, vs. MIN, @SF

 

OwnersBox Wide Receivers

One-Week Drafts:

DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals) @DAL

Hopkins proved he has over a Week 4 ankle injury last week, popping off for 131 yards and a score against the Jets last week. He draws a pristine matchup against a leaky Dallas secondary in Week 6. The Cowboys are allowing the third-most WR fantasy points per game this season, giving up big games to Robert Woods, Calvin Ridley, Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf, Odell Beckham Jr., and Darius Slayton. Hopkins is a smash selection as the first WR off the board.

Also consider: Kenny Golladay (Detroit Lions) @JAX

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers) @TB, @HOU, vs. MIN, @SF

Adams struggled with a hamstring injury over the first few weeks of the season but he was reportedly close to playing in Week 4. He should be close to 100% coming off a Week 5 bye. When Adams is healthy, he is one of the safest, highest-ceiling WRs in fantasy, thanks to the lack of receiving options around him. He will take on Tampa Bay in Week 6 in what is a tough matchup. Of course, I like his chances any week regardless of matchup difficulty. Week 7 brings a road matchup against a Houston pass defense that has been very average against the pass this season.

The Vikings have been one of the top matchups for receivers this season, having allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the position through the first five weeks.  Adams finishes up with the 49ers in Week 9. San Francisco's pass defense ranks just 23rd in pass defense DVOA. They are also much tougher against the run, which should push even more work onto Adams' plate.

Also consider: Tyreek Hill (Kansas City Chiefs) @BUF, @DEN, vs. NYJ, vs. CAR

 

OwnersBox Tight Ends

One-Week Drafts:

Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens) @PHI

Andrews has been up-and-down this season but he's on a hot streak of late, having caught three touchdowns in his last two games. He will take on an Eagles Defense that is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the tight end position. As the clear No. 1 option in the Baltimore passing game, Andrews is likely to find the end zone again this weekend.

Also consider: George Kittle (San Francisco 49ers) vs. LAR

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs) @BUF, @DEN, vs. NYJ, vs. CAR

Kelce is in a great spot over the next four games of the season. He will face a Bills Defense that is allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to the tight end this weekend. In Week 7, he travels to Denver in another plus matchup. The Broncos have allowed the 11th-most FPP to the position.

The Jets pass defense is one of the worst in the league, as mentioned above in the Cam Newton section, and has allowed three touchdowns to tight ends over the past four games. Kelce wraps up this stretch against the Panthers in his only "tough" matchup on the slate. Carolina has been stingy against enemy tight ends but they haven't faced anyone on the level of Kelce this season.

Also consider: Jonnu Smith (Tennessee Titans) vs. HOU, vs. PIT, @CIN, vs. CHI



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FanDuel NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 5 - Daily Fantasy Football

In what has been an interesting NFL season, Week 5 is here. Undoubtedly, from a fantasy perspective, things have been challenging as COVID-19 continues to rear its ugly head across the league. With the Buffalo/Tenessee and New England/Denver contests both delayed by a few days--at least for now--navigating the player pool is a little more complicated.

As usual, there are some players worth monitoring, as injuries also continue to take its toll on things. Lamar Jackson (knee), Mark Andrews (thigh), and Marquise Brown (knee) are questionable for Baltimore heading into Sunday but will still suit up. Joe Mixon (shin), who has practiced sparingly over the last few days, is also expected to be in the lineup for Cincinnati. In Week 4, the fantasy world saw yet another running back head to the injured reserve as Nick Chubb will miss some significant time after injuring his knee against the Cowboys. As a result, Kareem Hunt may see a spike in attention from DFS managers.

In this article, I will be providing you with my Week 5 daily fantasy football lineup picks on FanDuel. These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel. Be sure to also check out our weekly DraftKings DFS lineup picks and lots of other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big! Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Also, check back by Sunday morning for some more updates as injuries continue to roll in through the weekend. Good luck, RotoBallers.

 

FanDuel Quarterbacks - Week 5 Picks

Dak Prescott, QB - vs. NYG ($8,700)

Prescott will square off against the Giants and former head coach Jason Garrett, who is now the offensive coordinator for the team after being relieved of his coaching duties by Jerry Jones during the offseason. Prescott has put together an impressive season throughout the first four weeks and has compiled at least 29 fantasy points in three of his previous four contests. Historically, he has also played well against New York, racking up 17 touchdowns and only three interceptions to go along with a 61.3 completion percentage in eight career meetings.

Kyler Murray, QB - @ NYJ ($8,300)

Murray has taken an enormous step forward in what has been an impressive sophomore season thus far. He hasn't accrued less than 24 fantasy points during his four games and will be matched up against a Jets team that isn't very good. While his five interceptions are a little worrisome, his 68.8 completion percentage and four rushing touchdowns help offset that mark.

 

FanDuel Running Backs - Week 5 Picks

Ezekiel Elliott, RB - vs. NYG ($9,000)

While Elliott hasn't surpassed the 100-yard mark on the ground this season, he has certainly made up for it by catching at least seven passes in each of his previous three outings. Like Dak Prescott, he has also played well against New York during his career, racking up three touchdowns and averaging 4.4 YPC in his six meetings with the club. Although previous success doesn't guarantee future results, it could be a good sign of how things will go in Week 5.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB - vs. LV ($7,900)

Edwards-Helaire ran for 138 yards and a touchdown off 25 carries during the Week 1 win over the Texans. However, since then, he hasn't been as productive--at least rushing the ball--but has been involved on the receiving end. He has a chance to get back on track against the Raiders on Sunday, with Las Vegas allowing the most fantasy points per game to the running back position on the year.

 

FanDuel Wide Receivers - Week 5 Picks

DeAndre Hopkins, WR - @ NYJ ($8,700)

While some were concerned that Hopkins would regress in his new home in Arizona, that couldn't be further from the case. He has received at least nine targets in each game this season and has surpassed the 100-yard mark twice. Regardless of who he is matched up against, the veteran is always in the running to make a dent on the fantasy end, especially with Kyler Murray looking his way so often.

Calvin Ridley, WR - vs. CAR ($8,300)

Ridley has put together a monster season by hitting the 100-yard mark and double-digit targets in his first three games of the 2020 campaign. While he fizzled out during the Monday night showdown with the Green Bay Packers, he may not have been at 100 percent after dealing with a bum ankle heading into that one. With Julio Jones in real danger of missing Week 5, Ridley could be even more involved against the Carolina Panthers.

 

FanDuel Tight Ends - Week 5 Picks

George Kittle, TE - vs. MIA ($7,100)

After missing two weeks of action, Kittle returned to the lineup in Week 4 and caught all 15 of his targets for 183 yards and a score. Although it is unlikely that he could produce a similar output, he has a strong chance of putting on another stellar performance against the Dolphins. With such a generous rostering cost, Kittle may have the highest ceiling heading into Week 5.

Tyler Higbee, TE - @ WAS ($6,000)

After going off for three touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2, Higbee caught just six catches in the two weeks following. With Washington allowing tight ends to do some damage during the 2020 season, Higbee could be a sneaky option, especially against those who will be hesitant to roster him due to his recent poor performances.



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OwnersBox NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 5 - Daily Fantasy Football

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In this article, I will be providing you with my weekly fantasy football lineup picks on OwnersBox for contests that start in Week 5. I will pick out two players at each position: a short-term option (for one-week drafts) and a long-term option (for drafts lasting between two and four weeks).

Be sure to also check out our other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big no matter what your preferred weekly fantasy platform happens to be. If you sign up for OwnersBox this week, you'll get $25 free in OwnersBucks, which can be redeemed to play in real money games.

 

OwnersBox Quarterbacks

One-Week Drafts:

Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) vs. MIN

Wilson's fantastic early-season schedule continues with a Week 5 home matchup against a very beatable Minnesota pass defense. The Vikings rank ninth in pass defense DVOA but have allowed the 15th-most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. That number is strengthened by the fact that they have done a decent job limiting touchdown passes from the opposition but have allowed three of their four opponents to rack up at least 300 passing yards. Wilson is a top-notch play this week.

Also consider: Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) vs. CIN

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) vs. NYG, vs. ARI, @WAS, @PHI

A poor Dallas defense coupled with an elite group of pass-catchers has Prescott in the early running to finish as the overall QB1 in 2020. His upcoming schedule is soft and there is plenty of potential for shootouts along the way. The Giants rank just 24th in pass defense DVOA according to Football Outsiders. The only concern is Dallas building a big lead but their weak defense may allow the Giants to keep up on the scoreboard, which is what we want.

A Week 6 matchup against Arizona is a likely shootout spot while Washington is allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to QBs. Dak finishes up this stretch with a road game against the Eagles. Philly represents another quality matchup in what should be another high-scoring affair. The Eagles pass defense is only allowing the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game but that has been aided by poor fantasy outputs in a Week 1 matchup against the since-benched Dwayne Haskins Jr. and the Nick Mullens/C.J. Beathard combo last week. Their Weeks 2 and 3 opponents, Joe Burrow and Jared Goff, combined to throw for 579 yards and five touchdowns.

Also consider: Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) vs. PHI, vs. CLE, @TEN, @BAL

 

OwnersBox Running Backs

One-Week Drafts:

Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints) vs. LAC 

Kamara had a quiet day (by his standards) in Week 4 but still managed to finish with 83 rushing yards and a score. Calling that output a "quiet day" just goes to show how dominant he is. The Saints expect to get Michael Thomas back from a high-ankle sprain this week but there's a good chance he could be limited or deployed in a decoy role. I want to wait and see him play for a week before getting concerned that he is fully back and ready to cut into Kamara's share in the passing game. The Chargers have an average defense against the run, ranking 13th in DVOA.

Also consider: Chris Carson (Seattle Seahawks) vs. MIN

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Kansas City Chiefs) vs. LV, @BUF, @DEN, vs. NYJ

Edwards-Helaire hasn't really had a big breakout performance, mostly thanks to him scoring just one touchdown despite seeing 85 total touches through four games. Look for him to find the end zone again in a plus matchup against a Raiders run defense that is just 30th in DVOA through four games. CEH will take on the Bills on the road in Week 6 in what should be a high-scoring game. Buffalo's defense has not been very good against the run the past few seasons and ranks just 20th in run defense DVOA through four games.

Week 7 brings a home game against the division-rival Broncos. Denver has been solid against the run this year but that doesn't cause much concern against an explosive Kansas City offense. The Jets in Week 8 is a smash spot for CEH. Expect the Chiefs to build a big lead over New York and run heavily in the second half of the contest.

Also consider: Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys) vs. NYG, vs. ARI, @WAS, @PHI

 

OwnersBox Wide Receivers

One-Week Drafts:

Adam Thielen (Minnesota Vikings) @SEA

Thielen draws a dream matchup against a Seattle secondary that hasn't been able to stop anybody this season. The Seahawks are allowing the most fantasy points per game to WRs and, even better, have an explosive offense that will force the Vikings to pass frequently in what will be a shootout.

Look for some more slick moves like these from Thielen this weekend.

Adam Thielen

Also consider: DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals) @NYJ

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers) @NO, vs. NYJ, @MIA, vs. JAX

Allen has enjoyed playing with rookie signal-caller Justin Herbert. While I may back off on Allen if Tyrod Taylor is reinstalled as the starter, we will proceed as though Herbert is the team's starting quarterback over the next four games. Allen will take on a Saints secondary in Week 5 that has allowed a WR touchdown in each of the past four games. The Jets are tough against the run and weak vs. the pass, which will funnel extra work Allen's way in Week 6. Allen should have little trouble getting open against the Dolphins in the following week as Miami is allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position. Jacksonville's pass defense ranks dead last in DVOA.

Also consider: Tyreek Hill (Kansas City Chiefs) vs. LV, @BUF, @DEN, vs. NYJ

 

OwnersBox Tight Ends

One-Week Drafts:

George Kittle (San Francisco 49ers) vs. MIA

Kittle announced he was back from an early-season knee injury in style in Week 4, ripping the Eagles for 15 catches, 183 yards, and a touchdown. He draws a cake matchup against the Dolphins in Week 5. Miami isn't giving up very many points to tight ends this season but they haven't exactly faced many big names at the position. Kittle should continue to stand out as the 49ers' preferred option in the passing attack this week.

Also consider: Darren Waller (Las Vegas Raiders) @KC

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs) vs. LV, @BUF, @DEN, vs. NYJ

The Raiders have been tough on tight ends this season but Kelce has traditionally fared well against them, catching four touchdowns in their previous six meetings. Buffalo has been generous to the position, allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game, including Mike Gesicki's huge eight-catch, 130-yard, one-touchdown outing in Week 2. The Broncos in Week 7 are allowing the 14th-most fantasy points to TEs while the Jets have allowed three touchdowns to tight ends over their past three games.

Also consider: Jonnu Smith (Tennessee Titans) vs. BUF, vs. HOU, vs. PIT, @CIN



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FanDuel NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 4 - Daily Fantasy Football

Week 4 is here, and unfortunately, COVID-19 has made its first significant appearance of the regular season as the matchup between the Steelers and Titans has been rescheduled. When we thought it couldn't get any worse related to the Coronavirus, more news hit on Saturday that the game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs was postponed to Monday or Tuesday. However, there is always the chance that this game won't be played either.

In this article, I will be providing you with my Week 4 daily fantasy football lineup picks on FanDuel. These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel.

Be sure to also check out our weekly DraftKings DFS lineup picks and lots of other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big! Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Also, check back by Sunday morning for some more updates as injuries continue to roll in through the weekend. Good luck, RotoBallers.

Updated October 4, 2020 @11:22 am

 

FanDuel Quarterbacks - Week 4 Picks

Dak Prescott, QB - vs. CLE ($8,200)

After getting off to a mediocre start to the season against the Rams in Week 1, Prescott has turned up the volume by averaging almost 35 fantasy points over the Cowboys' previous two contests. Although Dallas hasn't been the most talented team on the planet throughout the first three weeks of the 2020 campaign, the 27-year-old can't shoulder much of the blame. In Week 4, Dak and "America's Team" will take on the Browns, a team that hasn't done much on the defensive end. He has a higher ceiling than most and a favorable rostering price to go along with it.

Joe Burrow, QB - vs. JAC ($7,400)

Burrow and the Bengals will host the Jaguars on Sunday, with Jacksonville allowing 22.26 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks so far this season. The former Heisman winner is slowly building his case to be named Rookie of the Year at the conclusion of 2020 by compiling 821 yards and five touchdowns on an efficient 64.5 completion percentage. He will likely continue to air it out moving ahead and has an excellent shot to make some noise on the fantasy end, especially since he is surrounded by the trio of A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins.

Also Consider: Josh Allen ($8,600), Kyler Murray ($8,400), Deshaun Watson ($7,800), 

 

FanDuel Running Backs - Week 4 Picks

Alvin Kamara, RB - @ DET ($8,800)

Kamara has returned to form this season after battling injuries that relegated him to an afterthought for much of 2019. He has been productive, to say the least, and has been the most efficient fantasy back in the league. Look for him to continue to get extra attention from Drew Brees, primarily with star wideout Michael Thomas, who has been dealing with a bum ankle, out of the equation against the Lions on Sunday.

Aaron Jones, RB - vs. ATL ($8,400)

After most though that Jones would see his role decrease after the team selected A.J. Dillion in the second round of this year's draft, he has remained productive. He has scored at least one touchdown in each game this season, including a three-touchdown effort against the Lions in Week 2.

Also Consider: Ezekiel Elliott ($9,000), Kenyan Drake ($7,000), Joe Mixon ($6,800), David Johnson ($6,700), James Robinson ($6,600), Darrell Henderson Jr. ($6,400), Mike Davis ($6,300), Ronald Jones II ($5,600), Myles Gaskin ($5,400)

 

FanDuel Wide Receivers - Week 4 Picks

Tyler Lockett, WR - @ MIA ($7,500)

Lockett went crazy against the Cowboys in Week 3 by finishing with nine receptions for 100 yards and three touchdowns. The 28-year-old has taken advantage of the stellar play of MVP favorite Russell Wilson and should continue to get plenty of attention from him in Week 4 against the Dolphins. For those looking to stack, go ahead and throw in D.K. Metcalf, who has found the end zone in each game this season so far.

Allen Robinson, WR - vs. IND ($7,000)

Robinson struggled through the first two games of the season but got his act together against Atlanta by pulling in 10 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. The veteran clearly wasn't on the same page with Mitchell Trubisky, but with Nick Foles back at the helm, at least for now, he should garner the attention of plenty of fantasy managers in Week 4 against the Colts.

Also Consider: Adam Thielen ($7,100), Amari Cooper ($7,100), D.J. Moore ($6,800), Robert Woods ($6,700), Odell Beckham Jr. ($6,600), Tyler Boyd ($6,000), Darius Slayton ($5,500), Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($5,400), Justin Jefferson ($5,400), Greg Ward ($5,000)

 

FanDuel Tight Ends - Week 4 Picks

Mike Gesicki, TE vs. SEA ($5,700)

After catching eight passes for 130 yards and a touchdown against the Bills in Week 2, Gesicki wasn't heavily involved against the Jags last weekend. With the Seahawks banged up, especially defensively, heading into Week 4, the door may be open for the 24-year-old to benefit.

T.J. Hockenson, TE - vs. NOS ($5,400)

The Saints are allowing a league-worst 27.33 fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season, which will make Hockenson an attractive target on Sunday. The sophomore is averaging over five targets per game this season and will likely be one of the highest rostered tight ends in Week 4. Though he has a low floor, he also has a high ceiling.

Also Consider: Darren Waller ($6,700), Zach Ertz ($6,500)

 



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OwnersBox NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 4 - Daily Fantasy Football

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In this article, I will be providing you with my weekly fantasy football lineup picks on OwnersBox for contests that start in Week 4. I will pick out two players at each position: a short-term option (for one-week drafts) and a long-term option (for drafts lasting between two and four weeks). With the Steelers/Titans Week 4 game getting postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests on the Titans, you are obviously going to want to avoid both teams for Week 4. I am also recommending avoiding drafting any Titans for long-term contests as we simply don't know if there will be more positive tests or when they will be able to play again.

Be sure to also check out our other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big no matter what your preferred weekly fantasy platform happens to be. If you sign up for OwnersBox this week, you'll get $25 free in OwnersBucks, which can be redeemed to play in real money games.

 

OwnersBox Quarterbacks

One-Week Drafts:

Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) @MIA

Wilson has been absolutely dominant through three weeks, throwing 14 touchdowns and just one interception. He is bound to cool off eventually but the Dolphins aren't the team that is going to do it. Miami's pass defense ranks 25th in DVOA this season while their offense has been frisky enough to turn this game into an under-the-radar shootout. Seattle's starting running back Chris Carson is also banged up, which could convince the team to throw more frequently than usual. In a game with a 53.5-point over/under, Wilson should be the first or second quarterback off the board in one-week drafts.

Also consider: Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) @WAS

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) @WAS, vs. CIN, vs. PHI, @PIT

Jackson is off to a slow start (by his normally high standards) but his schedule opens up considerably over the next month. He will take on Washington in Week 4 in what qualifies as a plus matchup for the Ravens. Washington has a fearsome defensive line but the additional pressure could just force Jackson to run more frequently, which is a good thing for fantasy gamers who roster him. When he doesn't run, he will take aim at a Washington secondary that is definitely beatable and is allowing the 12th-most fantasy points per game to the QB position. A Week 5 matchup against the Bengals shouldn't give Jackson much trouble while the Eagles in Week 6 still can't stop anyone through the air despite adding Darius Slay, ranking 23rd in pass defense DVOA according to Football Outsiders. The only tough defense in this four-game stretch is Pittsburgh in Week 7.

Also consider: Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) vs. CLE, vs. NYG, vs. ARI, @WAS

 

OwnersBox Running Backs

One-Week Drafts:

Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints) @DET 

Kamara rewarded his fantasy drafts on Sunday night, popping off for 43 points on OwnersBox, thanks to a ridiculous 13-catch, 139-yard, two-touchdown outing against the Packers. He finds himself in another excellent situation in Week 4 as he will face a Detroit defense that is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to running backs. While the news was more positive earlier in the week, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Michael Thomas sit out another week, which just raises Kamara's ceiling that much more.

Also consider: Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings) @HOU

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys) - vs. CLE, vs. NYG, vs. ARI, @WAS

Elliott's Week 4 home matchup with the Browns should be a shootout, ensuring that his team will be in the red zone often and theoretically giving Zeke several shots at scoring. The Giants in Week 5 are fresh off allowing San Francisco to notch three rushing touchdowns and New York doesn't possess an offense that is equipped to keep up with Dallas on the scoreboard. Expect the Cowboys to lean on Elliott to take the air out of the ball in the second half. Week 6's matchup with the Cardinals should be another shootout as Arizona does have an offense that can keep up with Dallas. Washington's defense is strong against the pass and weaker against the run, which should funnel additional work onto Zeke's plate.

Also consider: Todd Gurley (Atlanta Falcons) - @GB, vs. CAR, @MIN, vs. DET

 

OwnersBox Wide Receivers

One-Week Drafts:

Calvin Ridley (Atlanta Falcons) @GB

Has Ridley overtaken Julio Jones as the alpha receiver in Atlanta? While it may be too early to proclaim this, Ridley has taken a massive step forward this season. He has 21 catches for 349 yards and four TDs through three games and gets to go against a leaky Green Bay pass defense in Week 4. Green Bay's secondary ranks 20th in pass defense DVOA. Just be sure to monitor the injury reports as Ridley missed Thursday's practice with an ankle injury. His participation on Friday will be a good indication of his status for the weekend. Julio Jones is a nice pivot off Ridley is the latter is looking unlikely to play. Jones missed last week's game with a hamstring issue but got in a limited session on Thursday and is trending up.

Also consider: DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals) @CAR

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals) @CAR, @NYJ, @DAL, vs. SEA

What a fantastic four-game stretch for Nuk. Hopkins will do battle with a Carolina pass defense that ranks 28th in DVOA in Week 4 and then takes on a Jets team that is probably the worst in the league in Week 4. New York has the ultimate pass-funnel defense as they rank 31st in DVOA against the pass and third against the run. Hopkins will face Dallas in Week 6 in what is likely to be a high-scoring shootout and finishes up this fantastic stretch with a leaky Seattle secondary that is allowing more fantasy points per game to wide receivers than any team in the NFL.

Also consider: DeVante Parker (Miami Dolphins) vs. SEA, @SF, @DEN, vs. LAC

 

OwnersBox Tight Ends

One-Week Drafts:

Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens) @ WAS

Andrews has disappointed for two straight weeks but keep the faith. He dropped a touchdown in the end zone against the Chiefs on Monday night in what was an ugly evening for the Baltimore offense. Look for Andrews to bounce back against Washington in Week 4. Washington is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the tight end position this season. As mentioned below, Zach Ertz is an excellent play, too, considering that Dallas Goedert is not playing. Strategy-wise, I would wait on the position and take whoever is left after your opponent selects his or her tight end.

Also consider: Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles) @SF

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs) vs. NE, vs. LV, @BUF, @DEN

Kelce has a tough matchup against the Patriots in Week 4 but he has proven matchup-proof over the past few years. The Raiders have been tough on tight ends this season but Kelce has traditionally fared well against them, catching four touchdowns in their previous six meetings. Buffalo's defense is allowing the 12th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends while the Broncos are 11th.

Also consider: Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens) @WAS, vs. CIN, @PHI, vs. PIT



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FanDuel NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 3 - Daily Fantasy Football

Week 2 was chaotic, to say the least. Although some players were lucky to avoid being seriously injured last Sunday, others weren't so fortunate as Saquon Barkley, Nick Bosa, and Courtland Sutton will miss the remainder of the year. While those injuries alone are discouraging enough, there are also a ton of notable players who won't suit up in Week 3. However, in classic DFS fashion, when one man goes down, another door will open for someone else to step up.

In this article, I will be providing you with my Week 3 daily fantasy football lineup picks on FanDuel. These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel.

Be sure to also check out our weekly DraftKings DFS lineup picks and lots of other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big! Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Also, check back by Sunday morning for some more updates as injuries continue to roll in through the weekend. Good luck, RotoBallers.

Updated: Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 10:45 AM

 

FanDuel Quarterbacks - Week 3 Picks

Kyler Murray, QB - vs. DET ($8,400)

Murray will likely be a popular addition to DFS lineups in Week 3. The sophomore signal-caller has played exceptionally well throughout the first two games of the 2020 campaign and has established himself as someone who fantasy managers can rely on. Murray currently holds a fourth-best 66.7 completion percentage while also leading the league in rushing yards at his position. He has a chance to keep things going against the Lions, a team that hasn't done much to impress so far in 2020.

Cam Newton, QB - vs. LVR ($7,700)

After dealing with health issues and inconsistent play during his final few seasons as a Carolina Panther, Newton was released by the team during the offseason. As time passed, it appeared as if the former MVP wasn't going to be suiting up in 2020. However, after Tom Brady took his talents to Tampa Bay after two decades of service in New England, Newton was signed by the Patriots over the Summer. Things have gone well for him during his first couple of games playing under coach Belichick, and despite not making much noise throwing the ball, he has made up for it by making significant gains on the ground.

Also Consider: Russell Wilson ($8,700), Josh Allen ($8,100), Joe Burrow ($7,400)

 

FanDuel Running Backs - Week 3 Picks

Miles Sanders, RB - vs. CIN ($7,400)

Sanders didn't play against Washington in Week 1 due to a bum hamstring but was able to suit up in Week 2 against the Rams. He looked like he didn't miss a beat in that one, finishing with 95 yards and a score off of 20 attempts to go along with three catches for 36 yards. He may have one of the highest ceilings in Week 3 against the Bengals, a team that is currently allowing a third-worst 36.75 fantasy points to the running back position in 2020.

Jonathan Taylor, RB - vs. NYJ ($6,700)

Taylor didn't do much in Week 1, leaving many fantasy managers scratching their heads, especially the ones who reached for him during season-long drafts over the Summer. After Marlon Mack tore his Achilles, which resulted in a premature ending to his season, Taylor got the nod in Week 2 despite Nyheim Hines' impressive performance during the opener. The rookie had 26 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings and should be primed and ready to rock against a Jets Defense that hasn't done much to slow down opposing backs this season.

Also Consider: Ezekiel Elliott ($9,000), Derrick Henry ($8,200), Kenyan Drake ($6,500), Devin Singletary ($5,900)

 

FanDuel Wide Receivers - Week 3 Picks

DeAndre Hopkins, WR - vs. DET ($8,500)

Hopkins has fit in well in his new home thus far. Throughout his first two contests as an Arizona Cardinal, the veteran has combined for 25 targets, catching 22 of them, for 219 yards and a touchdown. With Kyler Murray also playing lights out this season, the duo will potentially make some more noise in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions.

Diontae Johnson, WR - vs. PIT ($6,300)

JuJu Smith-Schuster appears to be back on track after a disappointing 2019 campaign. However, he may have some competition for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart, as Johnson has received 23 targets from Ben Roethlisberger over the last two weeks. He has also racked up 14 catches for 149 and a score during that span. He has a good chance to continue to keep things rolling against the Texans on Sunday, a team that has allowed opposing wideouts to produce 34.25 fantasy points per game throughout the first two weeks.

Also Consider: Adam Thielen ($7,200), Tyler Lockett ($6,800), Terry McLaurin ($6,700), DK Metcalf ($6,500), A.J. Green ($5,900), Tyler Boyd ($5,800), Darius Slayton ($5,700), CeeDee Lamb ($5,600), Corey Davis ($5,100), Adam Humphries ($4,600)

 

FanDuel Tight Ends - Week 3 Picks

Jordan Reed, TE - @ NYG ($5,300)

After losing a handful of players to injury at MetLife Stadium, the 49ers will return to the scene of the crime in Week 3. With George Kittle out once again after injuring his knee in Week 1 against Arizona, Reed will be called on once again to fill the massive void. The veteran played well against the Jets, catching seven passes for 50 yards and two scores. The ceiling is high for Reed as he was once one of the best tight ends in the league during his days in Washington but became the victim of consistent head injuries.

Dallas Goedert, TE - vs. CIN ($5,200)

The Eagles are limited on the receiving end as Jalen Reagor and Alshon Jeffery are injured, leaving some room for others outside of Zach Ertz to pick up the slack. Goedert was impressive in Week 1, catching eight of his nine targets for 101 yards and a touchdown to finish with just over 20 fantasy points. Although Carson Wentz looked his way eight times in Week 2 against the Rams, he wasn't able to have a repeat performance. With Cincinnati limited defensively due to a lack of talent, Goedert could rebound on Sunday.

Also Consider: Zach Ertz ($6,200), Jonnu Smith ($5,600)



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OwnersBox NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 3 - Daily Fantasy Football

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In this article, I will be providing you with my weekly fantasy football lineup picks on OwnersBox for contests that start in Week 3. I will pick out two players at each position: a short-term option (for one-week drafts) and a long-term option (for drafts lasting between two and four weeks).

Be sure to also check out our other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big no matter what your preferred weekly fantasy platform happens to be. If you sign up for OwnersBox this week, you'll get $25 free in OwnersBucks, which can be redeemed to play in real money games.

 

OwnersBox Quarterbacks

One-Week Drafts:

Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) vs. DAL

In one of the most exciting early-season developments, the Seahawks are actually letting Russell Wilson throw the ball. The Seahawks have thrown 67 passes compared to calling 51 run plays after being much closer to an even split in 2019. This Seahawks/Cowboys game has shootout written all over it as neither team's defense has shown the ability to slow anyone down through the first two games of the season. Wilson is a top-two quarterback this weekend.

Also consider: Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) @ NO

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) @SEA, vs. CLE, vs. NYG, vs. ARI

As mentioned above, the Seattle/Dallas game is going to be a high-scoring affair. Vegas has the over/under set at a tasty 57.5 points. Prescott was dominant in Week 2 and he draws several plus matchups over the next four weeks. Cleveland in Week 4 is a fantastic matchup for passing attacks. The Browns pass defense ranks 30th in Football Outsiders' DVOA through two weeks. A showdown with the Giants in Week 5 also favors the Cowboys as New York is looking like one of the worst teams in the league. Week 6 vs. the Cardinals also has the making of a potential shootout with Kyler Murray taking a big step forward in his second year and showing instant chemistry with star wideout DeAndre Hopkins.

Also consider: Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) vs. KC, @WAS, vs. CIN, @PHI

 

OwnersBox Running Backs

One-Week Drafts:

Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints) vs. GB 

Kamara stood out in a Week 2 loss to the Raiders. The star running back stands alone as the Saints' top threat in the passing game while Michael Thomas is sidelined by a high-ankle sprain. Kamara has found the end zone four times through two games. This should be a sneaky shootout with the Green Bay offense looking revitalized and the game being played in New Orleans, historically a haven for fantasy production.

Also consider: Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts) vs. NYJ

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys) - @ SEA, vs. CLE, vs. NYG, vs. ARI

With the loss of Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey, Elliott is one of the few elite running backs out there. He draws an excellent slate of opponents over the next four weeks. He will face a solid Seattle run defense in a game that should be a shootout in Week 3. While Seattle has been good against the run thus far, I still like Elliott to find the end zone at least once. His opponent in Week 4, the Browns, showed flashes of being a competent run defense against the Bengals in Week 2 but the Dallas offensive line is significantly better than Cincy's. A Week 5 matchup against the Giants is a positive for Zeke as New York gave up 119 rushing yards to a backup running back in Benny Snell Jr. in Week 1 and 127 all-purpose yards and a score to another average talent in David Montgomery in Week 2. The Cowboys could easily build a big lead in this one and then use Elliott to take the air out of the ball in the second half. The Cowboys/Cardinals game in Week 5 should be high scoring and Arizona ranks just 19th in run defense DVOA through two games.

Also consider: Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings) - vs. TEN, @HOU, @SEA, vs. ATL

 

OwnersBox Wide Receivers

One-Week Drafts:

Amari Cooper (Dallas Cowboys) @SEA

As you can see, we are really looking to load up on this Seattle/Dallas game in one-week contests. Cooper technically has more competition for targets with CeeDee Lamb in town but the loss of Blake Jarwin two weeks ago should ensure that Cooper sees a healthy target share. I am not expecting Dalton Schultz to remain a major part of the team's passing attack most weeks. Seattle's pass defense has been weak, ranking just 29th in DVOA and serving up big receiving games to Julian Edelman (eight catches/179 yards), Julio Jones (9/157/0), Calvin Ridley (9/130/2), and Russell Gage (9/114/0).

Also consider: D.K. Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks) vs. DAL

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals) vs. DET, @CAR, @NYJ, @DAL

So much for Hopkins not having a full offseason to establish a connection with Kyler Murray. The star wideout has hit the ground running in his first two games with the Cardinals, racking up 22 catches for 219 yards and a score. Hopkins goes against some weak pass defenses over the next three weeks. The Lions, Panthers, and Jets all rank 22nd or lower in pass defense DVOA according to Football Outsiders. Hopkins' Week 6 matchup against the Cowboys has the potential to be a shootout as Dallas has a high-scoring offense but hasn't shown the ability to stop anyone on defense.

Also consider: Diontae Johnson (Pittsburgh Steelers) vs.HOU, @TEN, vs. PHI, vs. CLE

 

OwnersBox Tight Ends

One-Week Drafts:

Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens) vs. KC

Andrews disappointed in Week 2 but the Ravens had the game well in hand and didn't need to pass. An explosive KC offense this weekend should ensure that Baltimore has to pass more frequently in Week 3. Andrews remains the top target in the Baltimore passing attack and the Chiefs are not a very strong defense against tight ends.

Also consider: Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles) vs. CIN

 

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs) @BAL, vs. NE, vs. LV, @BUF

I prefer Andrews in long-term contests on OwnersBox but if you can't get him, Kelce is also worth grabbing. His slate of opponents has some tough matchups but the dominance of the Chiefs passing game is able to overcome that. Kelce has two touchdowns through two games and should easily pay off his cost in drafts.

Also consider: Tyler Higbee (Los Angeles Rams) @BUF, vs. NYG, @WAS, @SF



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FanDuel NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 2 - Daily Fantasy Football

The NFL season continues on Sunday after Week 2 began with the Browns taking down the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Heading into Sunday, there will be plenty of questions surrounding some of the fantasy darlings from the season opener. Can Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Nyheim Hines, Malcolm Brown, David Johnson, Will Fuller V, Russell Gage, and Dallas Goedert continue their fantasy effectiveness from Week 1? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, things will be chaotic for fantasy managers, primarily as it relates to both season-long and DFS roster navigation.

In this article, I will be providing you with my Week 2 daily fantasy football lineup picks on FanDuel. These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel.

Be sure to also check out our weekly DraftKings DFS lineup picks and lots of other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big! Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Also, check back by Sunday morning for some more updates as injuries continue to roll in through the weekend. Good luck, RotoBallers.

***Updated on Sunday, September 20, 2020 @11:07am***

 

FanDuel Quarterbacks - Week 2 Picks

Josh Allen, QB - @ MIA ($8,200)

Allen finds himself as one of the most desired fantasy quarterbacks on the board for Week 2. There is a good reason for that, nonetheless, as the 24-year-old made noise on the fantasy front by throwing for 312 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing the ball 14 times for 57 yards and an additional score against the Jets in Week 1. After Cam Newton demolished the Dolphins Defense in the rushing department by racking up two trips to the end zone using his legs, there is no doubt that Allen can do even more damage. The third-year man certainly lacks accuracy, as evidenced by the plethora of botched passes against New York, but he should be able to live up to his elevated rostering price against Miami on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers, QB - vs. DET ($7,900

Most expected Rodgers' output to regress in 2020, and though some still do, the veteran had some changing their minds after throwing for 364 yards and four touchdowns in Week 1. Whether or not he can keep up that level of efficiency is unknown, but he has a chance to shine for the second-straight week against a team he has grown very familiar with throughout the years. Obviously, past results don't guarantee future success. However, with 41 touchdowns, eight picks, and a 104.7 quarterback rating against Detroit during his career, fantasy managers may want to think twice about rostering another signal-caller in Week 2.

Also Consider: Lamar Jackson ($9,500), Dak Prescott ($8,300), Kyler Murray ($8,000)

 

FanDuel Running Backs - Week 2 Picks

Ezekiel Elliott, vs. ATL ($8,600)

The Cowboys will welcome Atlanta to "Jerry World" after Dallas dropped its season-opener to the Rams at Los Angeles' new SoFi Stadium. Despite his team's inability to take home the win in the first game of the 2020 campaign, Elliott can't take much of the blame as he was featured heavily on the offensive end to come away with 26.2 fantasy points on the night. The Falcons Defense didn't do much to contain Chris Carson and is currently the fifth-worst fantasy team against opposing running backs as a result. Zeke's rostering cost is up there, but he can potentially finish Week 2 as one of the top options at his position based on the favorable matchup.

Melvin Gordon, RB - @ PIT ($6,700)

While mostly everyone planned for a situation like this to happen, nobody expected that Gordon would be the undisputed No. 1 option out of the backfield this soon. Granted, Phillip Lindsay is out with a toe injury, but this scenario may result in the former Charger becoming the workhorse back moving ahead, even when Lindsay does return to the fold. As far as Gordon's Week 2 outlook, although the Steelers held Saquon Barkley in check on Monday Night Football, the Broncos offensive line should give him plenty of breathing room to get the job done.

Also Consider: Alvin Kamara ($8,500), Derrick Henry ($8,300), Aaron Jones ($7,700), Kenyan Drake ($6,600), Ronald Jones II ($5,900), Jonathan Taylor ($5,800), David Montgomery ($5,600), Malcolm Brown ($5,200)

 

FanDuel Wide Receivers - Week 2 Picks

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR - vs. DEN ($7,100)

Ben Roethlisberger and Smith-Schuster didn't miss a beat after both men dealt with injuries in 2019. In the Monday night win over the Giants, the former Trojan grabbed all six of his targets and found his way into the end zone twice. He popped up on the injury report with a knee issue, but after practicing in full on Thursday and Friday, he should be good to go in Week 2 against a Broncos Defense that ranks in the middle of the pack thus far against opposing wideouts.

John Brown, WR - @ MIA ($6,400)

Brown had arguably his best season in 2019, but when the team opted to acquire the services of Stefon Diggs, it was expected that he would play second fiddle in 2020 to the former Viking. That couldn't have been farther from the truth, at least based on last week's results, as the 30-year-old received plenty of love from Josh Allen, who looked his way 10 times on the afternoon. He also had a touchdown reception and nearly had a second if virtually any quarterback in the league other than Allen threw him the ball. While Diggs could easily have some weeks where he is more productive than Brown, he played too well in Week 1 to ignore.

Also Consider: Davante Adams ($8,600), Julio Jones ($8,200), Adam Thielen ($7,300), Terry McLaurin ($6,500), Will Fuller V ($6,100), Emmanuel Sanders ($5,700), Darius Slayton ($5,300), CeeDee Lamb ($5,200)

 

FanDuel Tight Ends - Week 2 Picks

Mark Andrews, TE - @ HOU ($7,500)

As expected, the Cleveland defense did all it could to prevent Lamar Jackson from breaking out and picking up significant gains on the ground. While that plan worked to some degree, it opened things up for the Ravens receiving corps, especially for Andrews, who pulled in two touchdown receptions on the day. The Texans Defense will likely have the same plan heading into Week 2, so it's highly likely that Andrews could get some more space to finish with another splendid fantasy week.

Zach Ertz, TE - vs. LAR ($6,300)

As the Eagles continue to deal with the void left by the injured Alshon Jeffrey, others can potentially step up to earn some extra production. While many fantasy managers would usually look to another wide receiver to get more involved, others with experience know that this is when Ertz usually steps it up a notch. Jeffrey is no stranger to missing time, as he missed five games last season. During that span, Ertz was targeted 48 times, catching 34 of them while scoring two touchdowns. He didn't have the most productive performance in Week 1 outside of a trip to the end zone. However, he still got plenty of looks from Carson Wentz and should continue to do so as long as Jeffrey is out. That same notion should hold as it relates to Dallas Goedert, who had eight grabs for over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown of his own last Sunday.

Also Consider: Travis Kelce ($7,800)



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OwnersBox NFL WFS Lineup Picks for Week 2 - Weekly Fantasy Football

Hey there RotoBallers! If you haven't had a chance to check out the weekly fantasy offerings over at OwnersBox, now is the time! OwnersBox is a new weekly fantasy platform that offers plenty of game setups to fulfill your desire to draft throughout the season! Over at OwnersBox,  you can participate in snake drafts and select 1, 2, 3 or 4 week tournament-style bracket contests.

In this article, I will be providing you with my weekly fantasy football lineup picks on OwnersBox for contests that start in Week 2. I will pick out two players at each position: a short-term option (for one-week drafts) and a long-term option (for drafts lasting between two and four weeks).

Be sure to also check out our other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big no matter what your preferred weekly fantasy platform happens to be. If you sign up for OwnersBox this week, you'll get $25 free in OwnersBucks, which can be redeemed to play in real money games.

 

OwnersBox Quarterbacks

One-Week Drafts:

Dak Prescott, (Dallas Cowboys) vs. ATL

Lamar Jackson should be the first quarterback off the board in any fantasy format, OwnersBox snake drafts included. That being said, Prescott is a fine consolation prize assuming your opponent takes Jackson before you do. The Cowboys will welcome a leaky Atlanta pass defense to Dallas in a plus matchup for Dak and all of his pass-catchers. The Falcons coughed up 38 points, 322 passing yards, and four TDs to Russell Wilson in their Week 1 loss.

Also consider: Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) @ LAC

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals) vs. WAS, vs. DET, @ CAR, @NYJ

Murray has a beautiful set of opponents over his next four games as not a single pass defense coming up can be considered a tough matchup. The Washington Football Team's defense is tough along the defensive line but they are burnable in the secondary. The Lions were skewered to the tune of 242 yards and three scores by Mitchell Trubisky in Week 1. Murray's Week 4 game on the road against Carolina should turn into a shootout and fantasy gamers should be targeting the Jets Defense in fantasy all season long. Kyler Murray's four-game stretch here will put those who roster him at a significant advantage, especially when you factor in his rushing upside. Murray rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 1.

Also consider: Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) @ MIA, vs. LAR, @ LV, @ TEN

 

OwnersBox Running Backs

One-Week Drafts:

Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans) vs. JAC 

Henry had a relatively quiet Week 1 performance, mostly because he was unable to find the end zone. Of course, that's how high he has set the bar that Henry can rush for 116 yards and have it be a disappointment. On a promising note, Henry caught three balls in the passing game after seeing just 18 catches in all of the 2019 season. Henry also loves to face the Jaguars posting lines of 17 rushes for 238 yards and four touchdowns, 17/44/1, and 19/159/2 over the past three meetings between the Titans and Jaguars.

Also consider: Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts) vs. MIN

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys) - vs. ATL, @ SEA, vs. CLE, vs. NYG

Elliott gets an excellent slate of opponents over the next four weeks. While the Falcons have been decent against the run in 2019, they are not a unit to avoid, especially in a game with a 53.5-point over/under. The Cowboys are four-point home favorites, meaning Elliott should enjoy a favorable game script. He then will face a leaky Seattle run defense in a game that should be a shootout in Week 3. His opponent in Week 4, the Browns, showed flashes of being a competent run defense against the Bengals in Week 2 but the Dallas offensive line is significantly better than Cincy's. A Week 5 matchup against the Giants is another plus matchup for Zeke as New York gave up 119 rushing yards to suspect talent Benny Snell Jr. in Week 1.

 

OwnersBox Wide Receivers

One-Week Drafts:

Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers) vs. DET

Adams will be a popular wide receiver this weekend after a massive Week 1 performance. He is likely to be the first wideout off the board in snake drafts but he's certainly in play as your first-round pick in drafts this weekend. The Lions shipped top corner Darius Slay to the Eagles in the offseason, leaving unproven rookie Jeff Okudah as the top talent in the secondary. Okudah missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury and will be at a disadvantage in trying to slow Adams in his first NFL game.

Also consider: Allen Robinson (Chicago Bears) vs. NYG

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers) vs. DEN, vs. HOU, @ TEN, vs. PHI

JuJu Smith-Schuster was happy to see quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back under center as the two connected for six receptions and two touchdowns in a Week 1 win. In Week 2, JuJu will face off against a Broncos Defense that placed top cornerback A.J. Bouye on injured reserve earlier in the week and gave up a seven-catch, 101-yard performance to Corey Davis last week. Smith-Schuster's Week 3 opponent, the Texans, may be one of the worst defenses in the league when all is said and done. Of his Weeks 4 and 5 opponents, the Titans and Eagles, only Philly presents a bit of a concern as Darius Slay has been a force in coverage over his career. That being said, Smith-Schuster runs the majority of his routes out of the slot so he should avoid Slay most of the afternoon.

Also consider: Adam Thielen (Minnesota Vikings) @ IND, vs. TEN, @ JAC, @ SEA

 

OwnersBox Tight Ends

One-Week Drafts:

Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens) @ HOU

Andrews smashed in Week 1, going for two touchdowns and making it look easy against the Browns. He remains Lamar Jackson's favorite target in the passing attack and was in on 71.2% of his team's offensive snaps in Week 1, well above his 43.2% snap share in 2019. The Texans gave up 50 yards and a touchdown to Travis Kelce in Week 1.

Also consider: T.J. Hockenson (Detroit Lions) @ GB

Two-to-Four-Week Drafts:

Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens) @ HOU, vs. KC, @ WAS, vs. CIN

Andrews remains the primary target in two to four-week drafts on OwnersBox. His slate of opponents after the aforementioned Texans is worth attacking in fantasy. Texans tight end Jordan Akins surprised with 39 yards and a score against the Chiefs, the Week 3 opponent of the Ravens. Washington was shredded by Dallas Goedert in Week 1 and struggled against the tight end position in 2019. Andrews torched the Bengals in 2019, going for six catches for 99 yards and six catches for 59 yards and two scores in their two meetings.

Also consider: Jared Cook (New Orleans Saints) @ LV, vs. GB, @ DET, vs. LAC



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FanDuel NFL DFS Lineup Picks for Week 1 - Daily Fantasy Football

After an eventful offseason, the NFL returns on Thursday night. Not only will things look different as teams will either be playing without fans or at a limited capacity, but Tom Brady will be wearing a different uniform after spending two decades in New England. In the first game of the new season, the Texans will meet up with the defending champs in Kansas City. With a projected combined total of 56 points, the highest of the week, according to our friends in Vegas, expect some of those involved to put up a healthy amount of fantasy points.

In this article, I will be providing you with my Week 1 daily fantasy football lineup picks on FanDuel. These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel.

Be sure to also check out our weekly DraftKings DFS lineup picks and lots of other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big! Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Good luck RotoBallers!

 

FanDuel Quarterbacks - Week 1 Picks

Dak Prescott, QB - @ LAR ($8,400)

Of all the quarterbacks with something to prove, Prescott may have the biggest chip on his shoulder after an offseason filled with unsuccessful contract negotiations. Having one the best running backs in the league behind him and plenty of options to throw to, the former fourth-round pick has all of the tools needed to succeed. With the 2020 campaign potentially being Prescott's last shot at earning big money, at least in Dallas, he could be heading toward his best season to date.

Josh Allen, QB - vs. NYJ ($7,900)

Allen hopefully improved as it relates to his accuracy as his decision making was questionable at times in 2019. However, even if that area of his game doesn't get better, the 24-year-old has no issues getting it done on the ground. He led the league with nine rushing touchdowns last season, two more than reigning MVP Lamar Jackson. While playing against the Jets Defense isn't a walk in the park, the third-year signal-caller may go unnoticed by many fantasy managers, making him the perfect option for those looking to make a run in tournament contests.

 

FanDuel Running Backs - Week 1 Picks

Josh Jacobs, RB - @ CAR ($8,200)

There may not be another player with as much hype as Jacobs heading into the 2020 campaign. He battled a shoulder ailment last year but was still able to surpass the 1,000-yard mark on the ground while running it into the end zone on seven occasions. With the 22-year-old seemingly back to full-strength, he has the luxury of going up against a Panthers Defense that gave up the most fantasy points to opposing backs in 2019. Although Las Vegas (and Oakland) fans aren't expecting much from quarterbacks Derek Carr, Nathan Peterman, or Marcus Mariota, the running back position should be something they will be excited about.

Joe Mixon, RB - vs. LAC ($7,300)

While there are a plethora of options that have a rostering cost higher than Mixon's, he may have one of the most elevated ceilings in the league. After battling migraine headaches a few weeks back, the former Sooner is expected to be ready to roll in Week 1 against the Chargers. It's no secret that Cincinnati has one of the most horrendous offensive lines in the league; however, Mixon can make plays on his own, as evident by some of his stellar performances in 2019. With quarterback Joe Burrow having never played a professional snap, Mixon may get plenty of touches against Los Angeles in addition to being the recipient of a few short passes from the No. 1 overall pick.

 

FanDuel Wide Receivers - Week 1 Picks

Michael Thomas, WR - vs. TB ($8,800)

Thomas has one of the highest rostering costs on the slate, but there is a good reason. He finished 2019 at the league's most efficient fantasy wideout by compiling 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns off of a record-breaking 149 catches. He reached double-digit receptions in nine appearances during the regular season and amassed over 100 yards 10 times. Although the Buccaneers are ushering in a new era, Thomas has historically played well against Tampa Bay, compiling nearly 13 catches for 118.7 yards per game in seven meetings with the club throughout his career.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR - @ NYG ($7,100)

The Steelers didn't have the best season in 2019. The team was plagued with injuries through much of the year, including top offensive options like Ben Roethlisberger, James Conner, and Smith-Schuster. With a new year underway and "Big Ben" healthy, Smith-Schuster will have a quarterback he has built a rapport with over the years, opening the door for his potential return to prominence. The Giants also allowed a second-worst 41.08 fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts last season, and while they have a new coaching staff, it may be yet another rough season on the defensive end for New York.

Will Fuller V, WR - @ KC ($6,000)

With DeAndre Hopkins now in Arizona, Fuller has a legitimate shot to be Houston's No 1 option at the wideout spot. He spent much of 2019 on the injured list with a hamstring issue. However, he had flashes of effectiveness (at times) during the year, including a 14-catch, 217-yard, and three-touchdown performance against the Falcons. Obviously, the Chiefs Defense can hold its own against most teams, but with such an elevated projected score, Fuller could be in line for a reliable fantasy performance on Thursday night.

 

FanDuel Tight Ends - Week 1 Picks

Mark Andrews, TE - vs. CLE ($7,400)

Andrews emerged as one of the most dependable tight ends in 2019. He finished his second year in the league with an impressive 10 touchdown receptions, and though he may not hit that number again in 2020, he should still have a solid season. With opposing defenses looking to keep Lamar Jackson from accumulating significant gains on the ground, the 25-year-old will likely have some favorable matchups moving forward. Look for that trend to potentially begin against the Browns.

Evan Engram, TE - vs. PIT ($6,300)

After missing a large portion of the 2019 campaign due to a foot issue, Engram reportedly looked as good as ever over the summer. He has still yet to play an entire season during his three-year career, but in 2020, he should establish himself as a dependable target for Daniel Jones. Many fantasy managers may not take the chance on Engram in Week 1 due to his injury history and touch matchup against the Steelers. However, he should get his fair share of looks from the sophomore signal-caller and may surprise many people this season.

 

FanDuel Defenses - Week 1 Picks

Bills Defense, DEF - vs. NYJ ($4,700)

The Bills had one of the most dominant defenses last season. Buffalo allowed a third-best 298.3 yards per game to opposing offenses and may keep it going against the Jets, a team that didn't do much to improve on the offensive end heading into the year.



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