TX’s NFL Week 2 Daily Fantasy Plays – (Afternoon Only)

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TX’s NFL DFS Afternoon Slate Plays – Week 2

What’s up, 4 DEEP?! My article will cover the afternoon games on FanDuel. It’s a four-game slate, so I try to give my thoughts on more players than usual to give us some options. So, if you see both running backs or receivers listed on a team, it’s just to get some info on them to open your player pool. Let’s get into it!!


TX’s Favorite Stacks:

  • 49ers
  • Cowboys
  • Giants

TX’s Elite QBs:

  • Russell Wilson The Commanders’ defense is tough, but I think he gets an advantage at home in the altitude. We know the upside he was with his feet, so I think he’s a good play this week. He threw two touchdowns and didn’t have any interceptions on 34 attempts last week.
  • Daniel Jones He was absolutely crushed by Dallas last week. Their defensive line feasted on him. This week, it’s a different story with the Cardinals. The Cardinals allow 70% more fantasy points to QBs at home and 19% more passing attempts. I think this is a good bounce back spot for Jones and he has a nice ceiling with his rushing upside. He will always have a soft spot with me because he took me to the Championship last year and helped me win it all after I picked him up when Lamar went down.

TX’s Mid Tier QB:

  • Brock Purdy He just has so many weapons in this offense and he appears to be the real deal. I would have ranked him a little higher, but the Rams play much better at home and allow 27% less passing attempts and 11% less fantasy points. With CMC back there, he doesn’t have to solely rely on the passing game.
  • Sam Howell The Broncos are ranked 29th, allowing 1.8 passing TDs in their last nine games. In terms of passing yards allowed, Denver ranks 27th, allowing 250 passing yards per game in their last nine contests. Howell had 31 attempts last week against the Cardinals and actually had a price drop on FanDuel. The one negative he has this week is he’s playing on the road in Denver.

TX’s Door #3 QB:

  • Dak Prescott Not a fan of Dak and especially against the Jets’ defense, but you never know. He should have plenty of chances to make something happen.

TX’s Elite RBs:

  • Christian McCaffrey Steep price tag, but clearly the best player at the position. The Rams are ranked 23rd, allowing 0.7 rushing TDs in their last nine games and 24th, allowing 105 rushing yards in their last nine games. The 49ers rush 10% more when they are favored.
  • Saquon Barkley Had a really rough game against the Cowboys’ defense in bad weather. I expect a strong bounce back game against the Cardinals this week. The Giants rush 32% more when they are favored.

TX’s Mid Tier RBs:

  • Tony Pollard I really like Pollard. He has home run upside and not a lot of competition in the backfield to take opportunities away. The Cowboys rush 27% more when favored and the Jets are ranked 23rd, allowing 104 rushing yards a game over their last nine.
  • James Conner The Giants are ranked 31st in rushing touchdowns allowed and 30th in rushing yards allowed.
  • Breece Hall/Dalvin Cook They basically got the same opportunities last week, but Hall looked way more explosive. I think the offense is going to struggle, so not a huge fan of either, but I would lean Hall if I had to pick.

TX’s Door #3 RBs:

  • Kyren Williams He got more of the load last week, just not in a good match-up against the 49ers, but the price makes him playable.

TX’s Elite WRs:

  • Deebo Samuel/Brandon Aiyuk Aiyuk showed out last week and had a ceiling game. I think this is a Deebo week, especially without Ramsey now. He’s slightly cheaper and has the rushing upside. Both are in play, but I lean Samuel.
  • Courtland Sutton I hate the price increase, but he’s at home and Russ was looking for him last week. Jeudy is returning from a hamstring and is expected to be on a snap count.
  • CeeDee Lamb I am assuming he gets Sauce, and the Cowboys blow this game out, so for the price, I don’t think he will get enough opportunities. In the same breath, he could be the reason the game isn’t close, so I think we have to make a stand with him. I think playing him makes your lineup a little different, especially with Cooks dealing with an injury.

TX’s Mid Tier WRs:

  • Jahan Dotson/Terry McLaurin – The Broncos allow 42% more fantasy points to WRs at home and 25% more when they are favored. I lean Dotson because he’s cheaper and had more opportunities last week. McLaurin would be the home run threat out of the two.
  • Puka Nacua/Tutu Atwell With Kupp out, these two have seen an increase in opportunities. Nacua, by far, looked like the #1 who replaced Kupp, but they looked for Atwell deep. Nacua finished with 15 targets and 119 yards and Atwell had eight targets and 119 yards last week. I don’t imagine the 49ers are going to give up much on the ground, so look for these two to get some targets. Nacua would be the first choice, but you can’t ignore the looks Atwell got if you need to save some salary.

TX’s Door #3 WRs:

  • KaVontae Turpin With Cooks banged up, he should get one or two more opportunities, and at his price tag, it’s enough to take some unwarranted risk on.

TX’s Elite TEs:

  • Darren Waller We have been playing tight ends against the Cards for awhile now. Not going to stop now.
  • George Kittle Explosive, but lots of mouths to feed in this offense. Slight discount on him with a huge ceiling and GPP-winning upside.

TX’s Mid Tier TEs:

  • Zach Ertz – Cheap price and gets the targets in this offense.
  • Logan Thomas Denver is ranked 31st against tight ends allowing 67 yards a game. He’s cheap and is a big redzone target.

TX’s Door #3 TEs:

  • Adam Trautman – Cheap and Payton brought him with him for reason. Jeudy will be limited so I like the increased opportunities he should get.


  • Cowboys – Facing Zach Wilson, need I say more?
  • 49ers – Turnover-prone Stafford without Kupp.
  • Giants – Facing a terrible Cardinal offense and Josh Dobbs.


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