NFL DFS Week 2 optimal lineup

Eddie Brown, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

Published in Football

Devising the perfect Daily Fantasy Sports strategy for the NFL can be a challenge, which is why I'm here to assist.

On DraftKings, it's important to remember you're playing full-point PPR with bonuses if a player surpasses 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards or 100 receiving yards.

Here is my optimal lineup for Sunday's $4.5 million Fantasy Football Millionaire contest, but can be utilized as a foundation in other games and platforms.

All prices listed are courtesy of DraftKings with a $50,000 budget.

— QB: Justin Herbert, Chargers ($6,700)

The Dallas-L.A. Chargers matchup is the only game with a 50-point-plus total that also features a spread of fewer than three points this week. Herbert's offensive line is clearly improved and the Cowboys top two pass rushers — Demarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory — are out.


— RB: Austin Ekeler, Chargers ($7,300)

Ekeler finally receiving carries inside the five-yard line is almost as exciting as taking advantage of this potentially high-scoring affair.

— RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys ($6,200)

The final stat-line was disappointing last week, but the advanced metrics still scream RB1 and everyone will likely stay away despite the siren song of the potential points bonanza between these two teams. Also, pairing Elliott with Herbert is a clever way to build around a game the field will certainly be keyed on.


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