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Geek’s Core Picks and Value Stacks | NFL DFS Insider Plays | Week 2 Fantasy Football

In this Week 2 NFL DFS analysis, we’re focusing on a pivotal concept: Geek’s “Core Four.” These four core picks represent Ffootballgeek’s absolute favorite plays across all game formats on the main slate, regardless of price or projected roster percentages. Anticipate these selections to play a central role in his cash lineup and serve as a cornerstone of his GPP core strategies (although they may not all align within a single GPP lineup).

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Oct 2, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) hands off to running back Travis Etienne Jr. (1) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Geek’s Core Picks – Week 2

Trevor Lawrence ($6700 DK) – Game of the week right here. Lawrence will need to air it out to keep pace with the Chiefs. His connection with Ridley looked great in week one. Ridley is the clear top stack option. Zay Jones and Evan Engram are in the mix in double stacks.

A.J. Dillon ($5900 DK) – This one is a bit of a no-brainer if/when Aaron Jones gets limited.  Dillon took equal share of the work after Jones went down last week, and the price is suppressed. Good chalk.

Amon Ra St. Brown ($7800 DK) – SunGod should feast this week in a matchup that Matt Stafford and Pucka Nacua dominated last week. Top play on the board for me this week.

Zay Flowers ($5000 DK) – I’m buying the hype on Zay. 11 targets, 9 receptions last week. I’m hoping for more of the same.

Calvin Ridley ($7200) – 11 targets last week, Ridley operated as the clear alpha WR. This is the game of the week as well.

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Week 1 Geek's Core Plays

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Geek’s Value Stacks –  Week 2

Patrick Mahomes/Travis Kelce/Jags WRs – Jaguars secondary got lit up last week by Anthony Richardson. Mahomes shouldn’t have too much trouble in this spot. It’s difficult to stack Mahomes outside of the obvious Kelce. None of the WR group did much in week 1. He works best in a gamestack with pieces from the Jaguars.

Josh Allen/Stefon Diggs/Gabriel Davis – Bounceback spot at low ownership. This is a perfect tournament play. Stack him with Diggs as the primary. Gabriel Davis is in the mix as well.

Jared Goff/Amon Ra/Josh Reynolds/Sam Laporta – Goff absolutely smashed in this spot last year when the Lions played Seattle putting up 33+ fantasy points. He is my preferred QB in this game. I’m locking him in with Amon-Ra and including some shares of Reynolds and Laports in double stacks. Gibbs is an acceptable stack as well.

DFS Winning Strategy

These selections encapsulate Ffootballgeek’s utmost favorites across all game formats on the main slate, defying price constraints and projected roster percentages. These pivotal core picks are poised to shine in cash lineups and serve as the bedrock of GPP core strategies, albeit not always converging in a single GPP lineup.


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Nov 27, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) scambles against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports