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Best lineup strategy for Week 2 DFS offers some unexpected upside

We’ve got one week behind us and we’re starting to learn some things about the 2019 season. Time for some Week 2 DFS lineup advice.

Quarterback Andy Dalton and head coach Zac Taylor of the Cincinnati Bengals have a conversation in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during their game at CenturyLink Field on September 08, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Week 1 of the regular season came with a ton of surprises and hopefully you were at least able to shake off the rust. Week 2 brings another full slate of games and here are a few players that could perform above their price tag for the Sunday 13-game set. All prices come via DraftKings.

Dalton on the Rise?

Did you see Andy Dalton air out the Seattle defense last week to the tune of 418 yards and 2 touchdowns? I like Dalton’s ($5,400) chances at home when he catches the San Francisco 49er defense on back-to-back road games. Don’t be afraid of the 49er defense that held Jameis Winston down. They may be an improved unit, but Winston played horribly. Dalton could once again provide plenty bang for the buck Sunday.

Rookies on Repeat

Week 1 saw plenty of rookies make astonishing debuts, but do you dare go back to the well in hopes of a repeat performance? Neither Marquise Brown nor DK Metcalf have matchups that scream “avoid”, but I like Metcalf’s price ($4,300) and opponent (Pittsburgh) much better. He’s also catching touchdown passes from Russell Wilson who has the skills to take advantage of Metcalf’s size downfield. Marquise Brown ($5,000) is slightly more expensive. Though you could argue his situation is better than Metcalf’s in Week 2 since he plays at home against the Arizona Cardinals who were just torched by the Detroit Lions.

Cincinnati Bengals

“Sacks and turnovers” — that’s your defensive DFS mantra. Go after the defenses you believe will generate sacks and turnovers. Along with not buying the 49er defense, I’m not buying the offense either. It looks like Jimmy Garoppolo is either bad or he’s still working his way back after a nasty injury last year. The 49er offensive line was actually very good last week but let’s see them repeat that performance on the road once more. If the Bengals can put up points and force Garoppolo to play with more urgency you can see how a few interceptions or sack fumbles could occur.

I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is Derekrva) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.