The NFL wrapped up Week 1 on Monday, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 2 DFS lineups. A lot of the usual suspects dominated, but we had some under-the-radar names step up in a big way to key folks to victory.
Obviously, you would love to fill your daily lineup with Pro Bowlers from top to bottom, but spending money on a top-tier player in one spot, leaves you potentially scraping the barrel to fill out the rest of your roster.
So here are three wide receivers that could provide the best value for Week 2. (Values from Draft Kings.)
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Sterling Shepard (NYG) - $5,100
The Buffalo Bills secondary gave up a lot of targets and catches to Jamison Crowder and the New York Jets in Week 1, so I would expect Shepard, who plays a similar style to Crowder, to be the beneficiary of the bulk of targets while Golden Tate continues to serve his suspension. The Giants offense as a whole should bounce back from a down Week 1.
Cooper Kupp (LAR) - $6,000
I think both Kupp and teammate Brandin Cooks are solid daily fantasy options in Week 2. A mediocre showing from Jared Goff keeps Kupp’s cost low entering Week 2, and the New Orleans Saints secondary has consistently struggled against slot wide receivers. While the Rams may opt for Cooks to have another revenge game against his former team, the game script may dictate a bigger day for Kupp.
DK Metcalf (SEA) - $4,300
Most of the football world, myself included, expected Tyler Lockett to see the majority of Russell Wilson’s targets after the retirement of Doug Baldwin. Instead, it was rookie DK Metcalf who led his team in targets last week against the Bengals. Against a Pittsburgh secondary that got torched by the Patriots in Week 1, Metcalf might be one of the best values in all of daily fantasy this week.
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