FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 2 Sunday Night
Week 2's Sunday Night Football clash features an exciting showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. Following the main slate of action, fantasy enthusiasts can stay involved throughout the night by playing in FanDuel's Sunday Showdown contests.
For those unfamiliar, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.
Matt Ryan ($15,000) - Quarterbacks are always in play on single-game slates due to scoring volume alone. In this particular game, Ryan and Carson Wentz come in at the same price. However, Ryan figures to draw lower ownership after a disappointing Week 1 performance. He also draws a sneaky-decent matchup against the Eagles, who rank 30th in pass defense after one week, according to our schedule-adjusted metrics. Last week, the Eagles allowed 380 receiving yards to Case Keenum. While Ryan and the Falcons struggled in Week 1, Ryan still completed 71.1 percent of his passes for 304 yards. As it stands, the Falcons enter Week 2 as 1.5-point underdogs, suggesting game script should skew toward the pass for Atlanta.
Julio Jones ($14,500) - With Ryan projected for a solid performance, his top receiver, Julio Jones, should also enter consideration. Jones notched just six catches for 31 yards last week, but he bailed out fantasy owners with a last-second touchdown. Importantly, Jones saw 11 targets in Atlanta's offense, meaning bigger games should occur in the future. Mentioned above, Philadelphia has struggled to cover wide receivers to start the year. Last week, Terry McLaurin dusted this Philadelphia secondary for 125 receiving yards on five targets. Projected for a much larger target share, Jones warrants consideration in the MVP slot.
DeSean Jackson ($13,000) - In his first game back in Philadelphia, DeSean Jackson exploded for eight catches and 154 receiving yards. Jackson also finished as Wentz's target leader, garnering 10 looks on the day. Jackson also finished with a 14.2 average depth of target. Always a threat to take the top off a defense, Jackson excelled on deep balls in Week 1. Atlanta's pass defense remains an unknown after facing only 10 passes from Kirk Cousins last week, but Jackson's target volume makes him a solid play on the single-game slate.
Mohamed Sanu ($8,500) - Often times, ancillary pass catchers in high-octane offenses provide solid options on single-game slates. Mohamed Sanu is just that after reeling in five grabs for 57 yards (on six targets) in Week 1. Importantly, Sanu also played 85.7 percent of Atlanta's snaps, including 88.9% from the slot. Potentially benefiting from a projected high-scoring affair, Sanu is a solid value play on this slate.
Miles Sanders - ($8,500) - After having a big touchdown negated last week due to a penalty, Miles Sanders could fly under the radar on this slate. Sanders' 13 touches and 48 percent snap share actually led the backfield in Week 1. However, he enters Week 2 as the cheapest option out of Philly's three backs. Last week, Atlanta showed major weaknesses against the run, allowing Dalvin Cook to notch 111 rushing yards on 21 carries. Favored in this contest, Sanders looks like a solid play at the running back position.
Dallas Goedert - ($5,500) - Sharing a position with Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert often remains the forgotten man in this Eagles' offense. However, Goedert actually participated on 55 percent of Philadelphia's snaps in Week 1. While he recorded only two catches for 16 receiving yards, he did receive three targets. Either way, at such a cheap price, Goedert allows fantasy owners to jam in multiple studs while providing cheap value.
Matthew Gajewski is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Matthew Gajewski also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mgajewski. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his/her personal views, he/she may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his/her personal account. The views expressed in his/her articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.