The DFS main slate on DraftKings for Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season won’t have the Kansas City Chiefs, the Los Angeles Chargers, the Buffalo Bills, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Philadelphia Eagles available to choose from. That gives us fewer offenses to pick from, but there are still viable options on the table.
There is only one game that has a projected total of 50-plus points on the main slate, which is a matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Las Vegas Raiders. The only other game with a projected total set at 48-plus points is the impending showdown between the Washington Commanders and the Detroit Lions.
Even with a limited number of high-octane offenses to select from, let’s take a look at five of my favorite stacks for the main slate on DraftKings in Week 2.
Derek Carr ($6,200) + Davante Adams ($8,600) + Darren Waller ($5,600) or Hunter Renfrow ($5,500)
Carr is going to be one of the most popular quarterbacks in Week 2. Adams excelled in his debut with the Raiders with a massive 45.9% target share while posting 33.1 DraftKings points (DKP) against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1.
Even though Adams will see 10-plus targets consistently, I expect the target share of the Raiders to favor Waller and Renfrow more moving forward to avoid making their offense predictable. The Cardinals just got torched by Travis Kelce in Week 1 (29.1 DKP) and I like Waller quite a bit with the majority of the field likely paying down at the tight end position.
Bring-Back Options: James Conner ($6,900), Marquise Brown ($6,200), Zach Ertz ($4,500), Greg Dortch ($3,500)
With DeAndre Hopkins sidelined to begin the season, Greg Dortch saw an increased role in Week 1 for the Cardinals. The fourth-year wide receiver surprisingly led Arizona with an impressive 23.7% target share against the Chiefs last week.
Brown and Ertz should be the primary targets for Kyler Murray until Hopkins returns. Conner is always a viable option in NFL DFS with his elite touchdown upside.
Matthew Stafford ($6,300) + Cooper Kupp ($9,900) + Allen Robinson ($5,500) or Tyler Higbee ($4,200)
I’m betting on a talented offense in the Los Angeles Rams to bounce back in a major way in Week 2. The Atlanta Falcons surrendered 21.7 DKP to Jameis Winston in Week 1, which bodes well for Stafford after a lackluster outing against the Buffalo Bills.
Kupp showed in Week 1 that he’s still a surefire WR1 in fantasy football. Robinson should have more success in Week 2 playing against a defense of the Falcons that plays more man-coverage than the Bills. Amid the absence of Van Jefferson in the offense, Higbee is the No. 3 option in the passing game after receiving 11 targets in Week 1 (most among TEs).
Bring-back options: Cordarrelle Patterson ($6,000), Kyle Pitts ($5,400), Drake London ($5,200), Olamide Zaccheaus ($4,200)
Patterson continued from where he left off a season ago, notching 25.6 DKP in Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints. With the Rams having a strong run defense, many people are going to target the likes of Pitts and London if they are using a bring-back piece from the Falcons.
Pitts and London will certainly be the top options for Marcus Mariota to target through the air, but Zaccheaus carved out a decent role in Week 1. The veteran wideout ran the second-most routes among the wide receivers in Atlanta last week and the Falcons could be playing from behind in this game.
Jared Goff ($5,400) + D’Andre Swift ($7,000) + Amon-Ra St. Brown ($6,500) or DJ Chark ($5,100)
Stacking the Lions may be scoffed at, but Vegas seems to agree with my stance on the Lions in Week 2. Detroit is coming off of a game where they scored 35 points versus the Philadelphia Eagles and the Lions are projected for 25 points while being the favorites over the Commanders.
The secondary of the Commanders can be taken advantage of and it helps that this game will take place in Detroit, which aids Goff tremendously. Swift hasn’t practiced in recent days, however, he’s still expected to play. St. Brown led the way with 12 targets in Week 1 while Chark saw a solid 8 targets in his debut for the Lions.
Bring-back options: Terry McLaurin ($6,600), Antonio Gibson ($6,200), Curtis Samuel ($4,600), Jahan Dotson ($4,200)
Believe it or not, the matchup between the Commanders and the Lions has one of the highest projected totals in Week 2. We saw a good version of Carson Wentz in Week 1, so the wide receivers in Washington could be viable options depending on the matchup.
While McLaurin and Gibson will be the highest-rostered bring-back players, Samuel and Dotson are nice GPP options. Samuel surprisingly led the Commanders with 10 targets in Week 1, finishing with 8 receptions, 55 yards, and a touchdown. Dotson also contributed two touchdowns in his NFL debut.
Russell Wilson ($7,200) + Courtland Sutton ($6,100) + Jerry Jeudy ($5,600) or Albert Okwuegbunam ($3,700)
I know the headlines from the Monday night game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks was the head-scratching decision by Nathaniel Hackett to kick a 64-yard field goal instead of letting Wilson throw the ball on fourth down. However, we’d be talking about the offense of the Broncos a lot differently if Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams didn’t both fumble at the one-yard line.
Sutton is going to be the wide receiver that everyone favors in Denver’s offense, but I’ll side with Jeudy as long as he remains cheaper than his teammate. Jeudy turned 4 receptions into 102 yards and a touchdown with an explosive play on an under-thrown pass from Wilson.
I’ve written about Okwuegbunam so much that I no longer need to search how to spell his name. Despite having 5 catches for only 33 yards in Week 1, the young tight end should see more opportunities in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.
Bring-back options: Brandin Cooks ($6,000), Rex Burkhead ($4,900), Dameon Pierce ($4,700), Nico Collins ($4,100)
If someone is using a bring-back player from the Texans, Cooks is going to be the most popular choice. So if you want to get different on DraftKings, use Burkhead, Pierce, or Collins. While Pierce is the listed starter, Burkhead led the Texans with 14 rushing attempts and eight targets in the passing game in Week 1.
Lamar Jackson ($7,400) + Mark Andrews ($6,400) + Rashod Bateman ($5,500) or Devin Duvernay ($4,300)
Even with a limited number of offenses to target on the main slate, Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens appear to be going overlooked. I wouldn’t recommend using Jackson in cash games, but he’s always a threat to be the top performer at quarterback, making him a perfect GPP option in Week 2.
Andrews and Bateman are expected to lead the Ravens in targets this season, however, Duvernay was mighty impressive in Week 1. Even though Duvernay saw only 28 offensive snaps in Week 1, he brought in 2 touchdowns while scoring 21.4 DKP.
Bring-back options: Tyreek Hill ($7,100), Jaylen Waddle ($6,400), Chase Edmonds ($5,200)
What makes the Ravens such an enticing team to stack is the Miami Dolphins have a majority of their targets in the passing game funneled to only a few players. Hill and Waddle combined for 12 receptions, 153 yards, and a touchdown on 17 targets in Week 1 against the New England Patriots.
In the backfield, Edmonds saw the majority of the work for the Dolphins, and his 4 receptions for 40 yards in Week 1 is a positive sign for his usage moving forward.