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Thursday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 2 Giants-Washington Showdown tournaments

Week 2 of the NFL season kicks off with an NFC East duel between the Giants and Washington Football Team on Thursday Night Football. The matchup from a each day fantasy soccer perspective is about as thrilling as a visit to the DMV, however there’s quite a bit at stake for each groups. It’s powerful to name any contest this early within the season a “must-win” (thought each contest is a “must-win” for those that play NFL DFS!), however contemplating the implications dealing with the loser, it’s truthful to anticipate an elevated diploma of urgency from each sidelines, which may assist folks in DraftKings Showdown tournaments.

One doesn’t want a PhD in soccer analytics to anticipate a low-scoring affair, however the truth that Vegas sportsbooks listed this contest with opening totals as little as 41 offers us extra motive to take action. Finally, with Washington laying factors as the favourite, we’re going to lean their approach this week. This gained’t be an unusual method, however we’re not trying to be too cute this week.

As all the time, we prefer to remind everybody of the important thing scoring quirks on DraftKings. It’s full-point PPR, and there are three-point bonuses for 300 passing yards, 100 dashing yards, and 100 receiving yards. A participant’s value is multiplied by 1.5 for those who decide him as your Captain, however his level complete can also be multiplied by 1.5.

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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Giants at Washington Football Team

$50,000 price range, want at the least one participant from every crew. 

Captain (1.5x worth, 1.5x factors): RB Antonio Gibson, Washington ($14, 400)

Gibson dealt with 23 touches in Week 1, lending credence to the concept he’d be utilized in a “Christian McCaffrey-type” of function. With a lot involvement within the offense — and presumably first dibs at goal-to-go alternatives — Gibson is locked into our Captain slot this week. 

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FLEX: QB Daniel Jones, Giants @ Washington ($10,400)

Given the outlook for the Giants on this contest, we’d reasonably forged a web over their offensive output as a substitute of making an attempt to determine which pass-catcher will win the lottery. Until Saquon Barkley ($10,000) is 100%, it’s doubtless Jones will probably be requested to do some additional — each on the bottom and thru the air. Jones ran for a rating and added 27 dashing yards in Week 1, and that could possibly be a pattern we see proceed all through the early portion of the season.

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FLEX: WR Trrey McLaurin, Washington ($9,000)

McLaurin obtained simply 4 targets, however maybe a lot of that may be attributed to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s premature hip damage. “Scary Terry” recorded 27.5 DraftKings points in a meeting with the Giants last season, so we know he can deliver a big DK score. Whether that happens again Thursday remains to be seen, but we’re going to bet on him receiving enough opportunity to deliver another one.

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FLEX: K Dustin Hopkins, Washington ($3,800)

In two games last year, the Giants and Washington combined for seven offensive touchdowns and 82 points. Vegas is suggesting another low-scoring tilt, so we’re going to turn to the kicking game here. Hopkins averaged 8.5 fantasy points across those two matchups, and he could be called upon to put points on the board on a few more occasions Thursday. 

WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

FLEX: TE Logan Thomas, Washington ($7,400)

Thomas received just three targets last Sunday, but he turned one into a touchdown. Target volume isn’t a concern for Thomas after he handled 110 last season, and by including him in lineups, we’re tying ourselves to the top three skill players on the favored Football Team. An alternate consideration is trying to position ourselves to capture WFT’s QB-led offensive production with Taylor Heinicke ($10,200). Like his counterpart, Heinicke can add a little with his legs — he rushed for 46 yards and a score in his playoff start against Tampa Bay last season. Heinicke’s inclusion would provide cover for most “rogue” landing connections.

WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

FLEX: WR Dyami Brown, Washington ($1,400)

The Week 1 stat line was nothing to jot down dwelling about for the rookie (4 targets, one catch), however he operated because the clear No. 2 receiver by way of targets and snaps (93 %). Given the gamers at our disposal on this matchup, it’s tough to search out somebody who gives intensive taking part in time at this value. We’re working below the belief the Football Team will win. If you’d like a little bit extra publicity to the Giants, you may choose for Kadarius Toney ($1,800) on this spot.

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#Note-Author Name – Craig Williams

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