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Daily Fantasy Football Picks for NFL Week 2 (2020)

| September 15, 2020 2:43 am PDT
Daily Fantasy Football Picks for NFL Week 2 (2020)

Looking to start off a new week in daily fantasy football action by figuring out your core? You’ve come to the right place, as I’m getting an early start with my favorite NFL DFS picks for week two.

My top NFL DFS picks didn’t win you all the money last week, but they were still pretty strong.

Dalvin Cook and Julio Jones both smashed and were terrific pivots away from the most expensive players at their respective positions. Drew Brees didn’t come close to expectations, but Jared Cook (13 fantasy points) was a respectable option.

I’ll get more into the top NFL DFS sleepers and NFL DFS lineups later in the week, but let’s check out the top players you should be rostering in week two.

Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys ($6.8k)

Prescott was a fantasy football darling in 2019, and while his week one performance wasn’t amazing, he still displayed his upside.

He’s back home with a way better matchup in week two, as he gets a bad Falcons defense that just got murdered by Russell Wilson.

Atlanta’s pass defense was bad in 2019 (26th), but they apparently have made zero progress. Wilson dropped 322 passing yards and four touchdowns on them in week one, adding 29 yards with his legs.

The Falcons continue to have major issues stopping running backs and dual-threat quarterbacks, too. A full Cowboys stack is in play this week.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys ($8.2k)

Zeke has one of the best roles of any running back in the NFL, and in week two he may have the best matchup, as well.

Elliott’s team lost in week one, but it wasn’t because of him. Zeke scored twice and racked up 127 total yards, while tacking on three receptions.

The latter is of interest, as he gets a weak Falcons defense that could not track Chris Carson (6 catches, 45 yards, 2 TDs) in week one. Elliott is the far more gifted player and Dallas will be at home with serious urgency to get a win, so I like him even more in this spot.

Carson couldn’t get anything going on the ground, but Elliott is likely to have more success. His floor is as high as anyone’s going into week two, and I wouldn’t be that shocked if he’s the best-performing DFS back.

Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings ($7.2k)

Davante Adams was the talk of week one with an insane 44-point fantasy outing, but Thielen quietly topped 100 receiving yards and scored twice.

He has a massive role as Minnesota’s unchallenged top receiving threat, and he’s a great bet to see just as much action come his way in week two against the Colts.

Indy got gashed through the air last week, as Gardner Minshew II literally incompleted one pass.

Minshew connected with his wide receivers for 13 catches, 129, and three scores. A desperate Vikings team may press the issue a bit more, and chances are they have even more success.

George Kittle, TE, 49ers ($6.7k)

This is more of a volume and talent play than anything else. The matchup by the numbers is bad, but the Niners have to win in week two, and the Jets are not a scary defense.

Logan Thomas caught a touchdown against this New York defense, after all, so what chance does this unit have of stopping the most explosive tight end in the game?

I’d say none. Kittle was a big disappointment in a way better spot last week, but with the 49ers needing a win, I think he explodes here. You get him at a bit of a discount, too, with Travis Kelce costing $300 more going into week two.

San Francisco 49ers Defense ($4k)

I’m pretty high on all 49ers players for week two, as they can’t possibly play that poorly again. They know they need a win, so they should strike early, and I doubt they take their foot off of the gas.

That goes for the defense, too. I don’t like paying for my defense, but perhaps this week I’ll have to make an exception. Sam Darnold continues to be a turnover waiting to happen, while the Jets struggled mightily to muster any offense last week against Buffalo.

Expect more of the same, while the Niners’ defense takes their frustrations out in this must-win game.


I like to put a bit of an onus on week two players and teams that really need to turn things around quickly. I didn’t expect the Cowboys and 49ers to both be 0-1 after one week of action, yet here we are.

Both of these teams should really be focused to get a much-needed win to avoid an awful 0-2 start. Luckily, they also happen to have exploitable matchups to some degree.

There are other NFL DFS picks I love for week two, and I’ll touch on them more in future posts like my daily fantasy football sleeper picks, as well as a full breakdown of my favorite week two NFL DFS lineups.

Hopefully, my top NFL DFS picks serve you well. If you’re with me on these players and teams turning things around, consider betting on them at the best online sportsbooks.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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