We have an excellent 13-game main slate on tap for Week 2 that begins at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
This piece will highlight the top NFL DFS players in our FantasyLabs Player Models in terms of their projected ceiling from our award-winning Director of Predictive Analytics, Sean Koerner.
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Let’s dive in.
Top Model Quarterback Ceiling Projections
Patrick Mahomes ($7,500 DraftKings; $9,000 FanDuel)
Seeing Mahomes up top will be a common them this season, especially on DraftKings, where you’re awarded points for a 300-yard passing bonus. Even with Tyreek Hill (collarbone) ruled out, Mahomes showed last week that he’s capable of big games after he threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns against the Jaguars.
The Raiders defense shouldn’t provide much resistance to this offense considering the Chiefs are implied for 30 points and Oakland just put their best playmaker in S Johnathan Abram (shoulder) on injured reserve.
To make matters worse for the Raiders, they struggle to get to the quarterback, ranking 32nd in Football Outsiders’ adjusted sack rate in 2018. And Mahomes throttles defenses from a clean pocket. He was second in the league with an 83.3% adjusted completion percentage when not under pressure last season.
Even at his expensive salary, Mahomes possesses a top-seven mark in Projected Plus/Minus on both DraftKings and FanDuel. He’s the perfect high-floor, high-ceiling option for cash games and GPPs.