This article is a data-driven deep dive on strategic decision-making and roster construction for DFS cash games and tournaments. It relies heavily upon FantasyLabs’ extensive suite of analytical DFS tools, as well as advanced metrics and film study. First, I walk through narrowing down the player pool at each position. Then, I lay out how to choose the highest-floor lineup combinations for cash games. Finally, I go game-by-game to present the biggest edges (stacks, pivots, leverage opportunities, etc.) in each.

Week 2 shmoney time!

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Quarterback (Cash)

  • Kyler Murray, Cardinals ($6,100 DK, $8,000 FD) vs. WAS
  • Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($8,200 DK, $9,500 FD) at HOU

Our NFL Player Models project Kyler Murray with the top Plus/Minus at his position on DraftKings, and my Labs model rates him as the top QB play on that site by a landslide. Playing against the 49ers in Week 1 was a great tune-up for Washington’s front seven, which will have trouble replicating its eight-sack performance from Week 1 against the elusive Murray, who can expose the Football Team’s shaky secondary with new toy DeAndre Hopkins. Nuk bypassed the whole “building chemistry” stage with Murray, lighting up the 49ers for 14 catches.

FanDuel essentially lets us fit whoever we want each week, so why settle for Murray when we can jam in Lamar Jackson? As per usual, Jackson leads the entire slate in projected points, and he lit up the Texans for 32.75 FanDuel points last November, passing for 222 yards and four touchdowns, and adding another 79 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Running Back (Cash)