Welcome to Week 2 DFS. In these weekly articles, I’m going to look at three players with similar salaries on DraftKings and pick the player I think you should add to your fantasy football lineup for the Sunday main slate. In Week 1 I choose between Rashod Batmen, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Brandon Aiyuk. I picked JuJu, but both he and Bateman scored 13.9 points and both were the second highest scoring receiver on their teams (behind Devin Duvernay and Travis Kelce). Aiyuk struggled in the horrendous Chicago weather and saw just two targets and 6.7 fantasy points.
Onto Week 2 and we’re looking at three top-priced wide receivers, all who flashed their potential in Week 1.
Terry McLaurin @ Detroit Lions ($6,600)
McLaurin only saw four targets in Week 1 against the Jaguars, good enough for only fifth among Commanders pass catchers. However, he turned these targets into 55 yards and touchdown and ended up as the third most productive fantasy option behind Curtis Samuel and Antonio Gibson. Facing a Lions defense that allowed 38 points in Week 1 and ranked 30th in my NEFF rankings, I am expecting McLaurin to take on a heavier workload and see closer to the double digit targets a player of his ability should be seeing.
Amon-Ra St. Brown vs Washington Commanders ($6,500)
St. Brown started the season like he finished 2021, with double digit targets (12) as he led the Lions offense in looks from Jared Goff. Disappointingly, those 8 receptions only led to 64 receiving yards, though the did get into the end zone to finish with 20.4 points in Week 1. The Commanders allowed a 100 yard receiving game from Christian Kirk, which bodes well for St. Brown to up his production, assuming he remains as the target hog in the Lions’ offense.
Jaylen Waddle @ Baltimore Ravens ($6,400)
Waddle flashed hard in Week 1 despite just five targets as he blew away the Patriots defensive backfield for a 42-yard catch-and-run touchdown. That however was nearly two thirds of Waddle’s fantasy production in one play so I worry that is what we might see from Waddle this season. With Tyreek Hill seeing a much higher volume of targets, Waddle could be sightly boom-or-bust. The match up with the Ravens is a tough one and not a match up I’ll be targeting this week.
My Pick: Amon-Ra St. Brown
I really like Terry McLaurin this week as the Commanders and Lions game has the potential to be a high-scoring affair. However, St. Brown is the play for me as he has a higher target floor to rely on and has been the more productive receiver over the past year.