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The top DFS bargains for Week 2

By Dan Schneier
Sep 14, 2018

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 11: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys in action against the New York Giants on December 11, 2016 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Cowboys 10-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The 2018 NFL season is underway, and we are here to sift through the Week 1 overreactions and deliver you the best DFS bargain plays in fantasy football for Week 2.

Finding bargains and values in DFS is the key to any winning roster, both in cash games and tournaments. Our goal today is to find you the best bargains for your cash games and tournaments. We will specify what games to use each bargain in and how to capitalize on them in each given week.

High ownership is to be expected from some of these bargains, and we will touch in that in the writeup, so they should be used in cash games. However, some of these players are also excellent buys for tournaments and won’t have high ownership percentages. Generally speaking, quarterback is the one position where ownership tends to be spread out the most — in other words feel free using these bargains both in tournaments and cash games.

Alex Smith, QB, Washington Redskins

Smith remains priced as a mid-tier QB2 despite throwing for 255 passing yards and two touchdowns on just 30 attempts as the Redskins got ahead early in Week 1. Now, Smith faces a much less talented Colts defense that ranked near the bottom of our pass-rush and pass-coverage grades in 2017 then proceeded to use most of their offseason assets on the offensive side of the ball.

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers

The Lions defense allowed 198 passing yards and two touchdowns on just 21 attempts for rookie Sam Darnold and there’s a good chance they allow a lot more on the road against Garoppolo whose price dropped into the QB2 range on DK after he struggled against arguably the NFL’s best defense (Vikings) in Week 1.

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