DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports)

DK Buffet Week 2: Best Matchups and Key Stats for 26 Teams

When I’m looking into the DFS slate each week, I like to go game by game and identify players or situations that intrigue me. In every game, on every team, there’s a situation that’s relevant for DFS purposes. Whether it’s for a positive or negative reason, doesn’t matter. It informs us of how we should be attacking each slate. Each week, I’m going to go through that process here and give my view on a player or situation based on what we know so far and what we can expect to see in the future.

Arizona Cardinals

David Johnson ($8,200) was bailed out by a touchdown in Week 1, scoring just 14 DK points. That came out to about 0.7 points per opportunity (Targets + Carries) which is nearly 0.3 points fewer than he averaged in his last full season. To call his usage confusing would be an understatement. In 2016, he saw 34.9 air yards per game. In week 1, he saw seven total air yards on his nine targets (0.8 aDOT). As the fourth-highest-priced RB and seventh-highest overall, I’d consider him a GPP play. They face off against the Rams, who surrendered nine receptions to Jalen Richard last weekend. They made a concerted effort to get Richard the ball, though, which is something I’m unsure the Cardinals will be willing to do.

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