Thursday Evening Soccer FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS Lineup Ideas for Week 2 Giants Washington single-game tournaments
Week 2 NFL DFS action begins with a Thursday night soccer battle between two NFC East enemies. Washington Football Team welcomes the New York Giants as both teams struggle to recover from their opener defeats. This may not be the concept of a must-see sporting event, but given the stakes, it’s pretty important in real life, so we’re bringing that same intensity into our FanDuel single-game lineup picks.
It’s no secret that this game is going to be a low-score affair. Vegas Sportsbooks opened this matchup with a grand total of just 41, with Washington being preferred with up to four points. We don’t mind calling up some WFT skill players, but we’ll avoid figuring out which giant could have a big night.
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A quick refresher on the rules for FanDuel Single Game Competitions: The total score for the “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, but he does not get any extra cash like the “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown competitions. FanDuel’s standard rating is half point PPR and Four point overtaking TDs, and there are no bonuses for 100/300 yard games like DraftKings.
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FanDuel Single Game DFS Tips: Giants vs. Washington Football Team
$ 60,000 budget, at least one player on each team required
MVP (1.5x points): RB Antonio Gibson, Washington ($ 12,500)
Gibson is simply locked into our MVP slot because he’s best positioned to top the list of items. If the last week’s usage (20 carries, 5 goals) continues – and there’s little reason why it shouldn’t – Gibson will be busy and productive.
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FLEX: QB Daniel Jones, Giants ($ 15,000)
The Giants have many guns on paper, but that offense just didn’t click with any degree of consistency. Saquon Barkley ($ 14,000) appears unwilling to resume his role as bell cow, so more responsibility will be in the hands – and on the legs – of Jones. We bet he’s a good part of the Giants’ offense.
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FLEX: QB Taylor Heinicke, Washington ($ 14,500)
We certainly like more players with individual skill positions from the football team than the Giants, but we also like the idea of covering our bases with both quarterbacks. Like its counterpart, Heinicke can walk a little and is supported by a solid collection of weapons. With the scores expected to be high, we’d like to connect with those who have the most opportunities to earn Fantasy Points.
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FLEX: WR Terry McLaurin, Washington ($ 12,000)
McLaurin only got four goals last week but the soccer team only tried 21 passes. We won’t see WFT take over the Air Raid, but McLaurin got a total of 14 catches, 189 yards and a TD on 20 targets in two games against the Giants in 2020 fantasy performance.
FLEX: WR Dyami Brown, Washington ($ 5,500)
Brown’s debut stats are pretty forgotten (one catch, minus two yards), but he acted as the clear number 2 behind McLaurin. Brown played 93 percent of the Snaps and tied his teammate with four goals. We’re not counting on a brilliant performance, but if he can make better use of his chance, we could be in the green.