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Top Daily Fantasy Football Lineups to Use in Week Two of 2020 NFL Season

| September 18, 2020 5:16 am PDT
NFL DFS Lineups Week 2, 2020

Last week’s daily fantasy football lineups didn’t really deliver. Part of the problem was pushing them out way earlier than usual, and one of our NFL DFS picks didn’t even play.

Hopefully, you made the necessary changes, because we did still offer enough solid plays to potentially cash if you had the right supporting picks.

Plays like Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown, Adam Thielen, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and the Patriots defense would have helped your NFL DFS lineups.

The goal is to produce some of the best daily fantasy football lineups you can find, though. To do that, let’s dive into the top NFL DFS lineups for week 2, 2020.

Week 2 NFL DFS Advice

Before we get started, it’s always a good idea to take a step back and survey the NFL DFS slate as a whole.

There are some injuries to monitor, as players being out can greatly impact how we build our week two daily fantasy football lineups.

Perhaps the biggest one is Marlon Mack (Achilles) being placed on injured reserve.

Mack was already losing work to his backups, but Mack going down for the count puts Jonathan Taylor in must-play territory.

We’ll also want to monitor the status of James Conner, as it could open the door for Benny Snell to rack up a ton of touches for the second week in a row.

Tampa Bay has some ailing wide receivers, too, Le’Veon Bell has already been ruled out for this week’s game against San Francisco.

As far as game environments go, here are the top games to target for fantasy exposure, per BetOnline.

  • Falcons vs. Cowboys (52.5 total)
  • Ravens vs. Texans (51.5)
  • Vikings vs. Colts (48)
  • Lions vs. Packers (49.5)
  • Panthers vs. Buccaneers (47.5)

This doesn’t mean we can’t use players from other games – or even stack other contests – but these are the games to prioritize.

Of the group, I have the most interest in the Falcons vs. Cowboys and Vikings vs. Colts games as far as full stacks go.

To see how things shake out for my favorite week two NFL DFS lineups for cash games and GPPs, read on.

NFL DFS Cash Lineup for Week 2

  • QB: Kyler Murray – Cardinals ($6.1k)
  • RB: Benny Snell – Steelers ($4.5k)
  • RB: Jonathan Taylor – Colts ($5.7k)
  • WR: Parris Campbell – Colts ($4.5k)
  • WR: Davante Adams – Packers ($8.1k)
  • WR: Adam Thielen – Vikings ($7.2k)
  • TE: Tyler Higbee – Rams ($4.7k)
  • FLEX: Amari Cooper – Cowboys ($6.3k)
  • DEF: Los Angeles Rams ($2.8k)

Murray is too cheap, so he’s rightfully projected to be high-owned than any other quarterback this week. I’ll bite, as he just dropped 27.3 fantasy points on a good 49ers defense.

I will play him naked here, as this squad is all about cashing. Murray has a ton of weapons, so if you enter multiple week two NFL DFS lineups, maybe try several variations of this team with 1-2 of his guys crammed in.

James Conner couldn’t finish his game last week, and he’s in doubt for week two.

Benny Snell stepped up with 113 yards on 19 carries, and he figures to have a huge role again this week. Denver isn’t the easiest matchup, but he’s too cheap if Conner is sidelined.

The same goes for Taylor. He’s the main guy going forward for Indy, and he faces a Vikings defense that looked quite bad in week one.

More chalky plays in this NFL DFS week two cash game lineup include Parris Campbell, Davante Adams, Amari Cooper, Adam Thielen, and the Rams defense.

Thielen made my week two NFL DFS picks post, and he won’t be uber chalk. He’s a great guy to pair with Campbell, who could shred in this matchup. You can also consider T.Y. Hilton over Campbell, but I prefer the savings.

Tyler Higbee is a nice option at tight end. He was quiet in week one, but he smashed down the stretch in 2019. The Eagles gave up a 4-37-1 line to Logan Thomas last week, so at this price, I am all for Higbee.

There isn’t much to be worried about in this team. Your goal is to cash, and all of these guys are getting ownership for good reason.

I think some slightly under-owned guys like Thielen and Higbee – plus rolling a discounted Murray out there naked – could be enough to separate you from the pack and finish in the green.

NFL DFS GPP Lineup for Week 2

  • QB: Kyler Murray – Cardinals
  • RB: Derrick Henry – Titans ($7.9k)
  • RB: Ezekiel Elliott – Cowboys ($8.2k)
  • WR: Parris Campbell – Colts ($4.5k)
  • WR: CeeDee Lamb – Cowboys ($4.7k)
  • WR: Scotty Miller – Buccaneers ($4.1k)
  • TE: Dan Arnold – Cardinals ($3.3k)
  • FLEX: Saquon Barkley – Giants ($8.4k)
  • DEF: Los Angeles Rams ($2.8k)

I won’t touch on Murray, Campbell, or the Rams again here. They are all strong cash game plays, but I like them so much, I am rolling them out twice. In this lineup, though, I won’t leave Murray naked, and I’ll attach tight end, Dan Arnold, to him.

Arnold isn’t even on the radar going into week two, but perhaps he should be. He out-snapped fellow tight end Maxx Williams and did catch two passes last week. He’s also facing a Washington defense that gave up a ghastly 16-119-2 stat line to tight ends in week one.

Everyone is paying up at tight end, or they’re trying to target Arizona, who was horrendous against the position in 2019. In GPPs, you zig when others zag, and I love Darnold as a sneaky dart throw here.

I’ll keep my running backs “cash centric” for the most part, as Zeke and Henry have amazing matchups this week.

I will fade the super popular Taylor in this spot, though, largely because Minnesota’s run defense was still decent in week one, and I have them winning in my Vikings vs. Colts week 2 pick.

Taylor is still good chalk in general, and if you’re creating multiple week two daily fantasy football lineups, I’d get plenty of exposure. The same goes for Snell, who I will also fade in this GPP squad.

The goal is to load up on more “reliable” stud running backs, while also paying for a crazy low-owned Barkley. He wasn’t good in week one, but his matchup was also pretty brutal.

Barkley is an athletic freak, and in week two he faces a Bears defense that inexplicably allowed Adrian Peterson to run all over them. Barkley at an expected 7.5% ownership rate is very alluring in tournaments.

Lamb is a great internal pivot off of the popular Cooper. Both will be popular, but they face a bad Falcons pass defense, and Lamb saves way more salary.

Scotty Miller is also on my radar, especially with the news that Chris Godwin is at risk of missing week two.

If Godwin is out, we need to compound this with a less than 100% Mike Evans, and the fact that Miller already has a role (5 catches on 6 targets) in this offense.

He’s also facing a bad Panthers defense that allowed Derek Carr to complete 73% of his passes last week.

Week 2 NFL Betting

You know where my head is at for week two NFL DFS lineups, so you can take that insight and run with it to the top NFL sportsbooks if you so choose.

That, or you can just lean on my safest NFL betting picks for week two.

The second week of pro football action is often less predictable than the first, as nobody is sure if certain 1-0 teams can get it going, and we also expect surprise 0-1 teams to bounce back.

Depending on how you view said teams in specific situations, it can influence your decision-making, both for betting on the NFL and building daily fantasy lineups.

My best piece of advice? Trust your gut with NFL betting, and make sure you’re getting solid value with your wagers. And for NFL DFS, trust your projections and manipulate ownership as needed.

Hopefully, my look at week two NFL DFS lineups helps you in some way. Good luck and enjoy the games!

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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