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Joe 2 Pro: Week 1 Recap and Week 2 Plays

I have been doing this series for three years in a row and each year I continue to learn and progress as a DFS player. If you’re new to this series, I’ll give you a brief rundown of what I aim to do with this article. First – throughout the season I post my bankroll at the beginning of every article so you can view my weekly progress.

This year, my starting bankroll will be $18,270. I don’t do this as a way to brag, plenty of other people are playing with much more than I am. I do this as a way to show how your bankroll can go through some valleys and peaks throughout the season. Experienced players aren’t winning 100 percent of the time. We face losing weeks like everyone else. The important thing is to be profitable at the end of Week 17. You need to look at this as a marathon and not a sprint. Second – this article is simple. I primarily run down my entire cash game thought process for the week. I won’t list plays for the sake of listing them. If I know early in the week which I am starting at QB, he’s the only guy I’ll mention.

Format Change

Due to life changes and time constraints, there’s going to be a change to the format of this column. I’m going to write up my whole player pool at each position so that you all can have an idea on where I am looking. Then I will write up the one guy at each position I feel the most strongly about. Think of the first article as a rough draft. As news happens throughout the week, I’ll post an updated player pool on Friday.

Week 1 Results



Cam Newton – There are not many QBs I am willing to pay up for on a weekly basis, but Cam offers a high floor and ceiling that not many QBs have to offer. Most projections models I have seen thus far have Cam projected for over 3x value on DK and 2x value on FD, which is exactly what we’re looking for. The Panthers also currently have an implied team total of 29.5 points. If you’re paying up for any of the top-tier WRs (possibly two), Cam won’t be in play. It’ll come down to how your personal roster construction goes.

Eli Manning (FD)

Marcus Mariota

Matthew Stafford (FD)

Running Backs

David Johnson

LeGarrette Blount

Danny Woodhead

C.J. Anderson – CJA was fed the ball last Thursday with 24 total touches and he rarely left the field, playing all but 10 snaps for the Broncos. The Lions’ group of RBs torched Indy in all facets of the game last week. Now, just imagine CJA doing that, but all by himself. He’s affordable on both sites and this game sets up well for him against a battered Colts defense as 6-point favorites at home.

Jeremy Langford

Rashad Jennings (FD)

T.J. Yeldon (if Ivory remains out)

Theo Riddick 

Wide Receivers

Antonio Brown

Odell Beckham

A.J. Green 

Tajae Sharpe (DK) – Sharpe’s price has risen $1,100 on DraftKings, but he has emerged as the clear favorite pass-catcher in the Titans offense. This Detroit secondary is very beatable after Darius Slay and Sharpe will need to be one of the bargains you plug in, in order to try and get to some of the stud WRs.

Emmanuel Sanders (if Demaryius is out)

Willie Snead

Travis Benjamin

Jeremy Kerley

Tight Ends

Virgil Green

Delanie Walker – Picking on the Lions defense may not go away anytime soon. This unit is in shambles and we just watched Dwayne Allen and Jack Doyle tune them up for three touchdowns. Walker’s volume was disappointing last week, but he was Mariota’s most targeted pass-catcher in 2015 with an 8.8 AYA. The TE position is the most volatile, but Walker has a better floor than most.

Greg Olsen

Antonio Gates

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