Yahoo DFS Strategies & Top Plays for Week 2

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I have been playing daily fantasy since 2013, mainly on DraftKings and FanDuel. But in recent years, I have added playing more on SuperDraft and Yahoo Daily Fantasy. The biggest benefit to playing Yahoo DFS is the pricing can be a little softer or easier to identify values, which then lets you pay up for the studs on the slate. 

Scoring is very similar to Fanduel as it is .5 point per reception or half-point PPR. Also note, Yahoo contests include the Sunday Night game. You will draft 10 positions in your lineup. This includes:

1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 DST




  • Lamar Jackson, $31 – I expect the Dolphins/Ravens game to be close and these are the type of games that Jackson runs more and can put up true dual-threat fantasy numbers. 
  • Russell Wilson, $30  – After the Broncos’ Monday night woes, some fantasy players may be off Wilson and the Broncos. I am all-in! I think this is a great spot for Wilson to put up huge numbers and make everyone forget about that Monday night debacle.
  • Derek Carr, $29 – Carr is playing in the highest total game on the slate and looks locked in with WR Davante Adams. This potential shootout against the Cardinals’ weak defense and secondary and the perfect game environment target, as the 8th highest priced QB. 


  • Carson Wentz – $22 – Wentz was the 3rd highest scoring QB in Week 1 throwing for over 300 yards and 4 TDs. The Commanders were 4th in the league in pass rate over expectation so they are obviously comfortable letting Wentz air it out to his weapons. Great game environment for a potential shootout.
  • Trevor Lawrence – $25 – Lawrence could have had a much better fantasy day in Week 1 if not for some mistakes. He will most likely playing from behind in a pass-heavy game script.




  • Jonathan Taylor, $38 – Taylor is always a threat for multi-TDs and the 100-yard bonus. I like his spot and game script here against the Jaguars.
  • Joe Mixon, $28 – The Bengals will be facing a depleted Cowboys team and back-up QB. I expect the Bengals to be playing with the lead and Mixon to get plenty of opportunities. He had 10 high-value touches last week in addition to 9 targets.
  • D’Andre Swift – $25 – Double check injury report Sunday as Swift is currently questionable. The Commanders’ defensive line is banged up, so if Swift is active, he could have a big day.
  • Javonte Williams, $23 – I’m very high on all the Broncos weapons this week, including Williams who racked up 12 targets last week.


  • Antonio Gibson, $18 – A common theme for the Commanders/Lions game, I like this game to shootout and I think all the skill players are in great spots at their prices. Gibson’s price is way too cheap given his current role.
  • Jeff Wilson Jr.,  $16 – I honestly get nervous with Shanahan running backs and he could get vultured by QB Trey Lance or WR Deebo Samuel. But the price is enticing.
  • Travis Etienne Jr., $14 – A good value play for a talented weapon that just missed opportunities in week 1.




  • Cooper Kupp, $40 – It is a high price, but one that Kupp can pay off in his match-up with the Falcons. 
  • Davante Adams, $36 – As I mentioned for Carr, I love this game environment and match-up against the Cardinals. Adams had a 49% target share in Week 1! Insert eyeballs emoji! 
  • Tyreek Hill, $29– It looks like the Ravens will be without all their starting cornerbacks. The Dolphins had the highest pass rate over expectation in Week 1, and this should be a close game to keep them throwing. Hill is one of my favorite receivers on the slate.


  • Courtland Sutton, $23 and/or Jerry Jeudy, $18 – See Wilson and Williams – I love all Broncos this week. So whether you stack Wilson with his receivers, or play them as one-offs, I like both Sutton and Jeudy at these prices this week against the Texans.
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown, $23 – ASB had a 32% target share in Week 1. See other Lions/Commanders – I love this spot for St. Brown.
  • DJ Moore, $18 – Moore had a slow week 1, but the Giants are a secondary to target and offer a “get right” spot for the Panthers’ offense.
  • Brandin Cooks, $19 – Cooks had a 34% target share and should get plenty of targets in Week 2 since they’ll most likely be playing from behind the Broncos.
  • Christian Kirk, $17 – Impressive week 1 performance with 12 targets. Great game script and an excellent price.
  • Jahan Dotson, $17 and/or Curtis Samuel, $15 – The Commanders’ rookie Dotson ran 89% of the routes and scored to 2 TDs in week 1. Samuel got 4 rush attempts and 11 targets. Both are great targets at these prices.
  • Greg Dortch, $11 – Near the minimum price for a receiver that got 9 targets last week and should be just as active with a depleted Cardinals’ receiving core.

Note:  This is a good place to look for correlation and stack at least one wide receiver with your quarterback.



  • Mark Andrews, $28 – This slate does not have many good spend-up TE options, but I love Andrews vs. the Dolphins and he could easily lap a lot of these other tight ends on the slate. 
  • Dalton Schultz, $20 – Schultz is one of the few weapons the Cowboys have and may need to be a security blanket for backup QB Cooper Rush in a likely trailing game script.


  • Zach Ertz, $18 – Similar to Dortch, the Cardinals have limited receivers and this matchup against the Raiders is a potential shootout.
  • Logan Thomas – $15 – As I mentioned I’m targeting Commanders/Lions players in a potential shootout and the 2nd highest projected total on the slate. Like the price of $15 for Thomas who immediately re-inserted himself as a go-to target for Washington.
  • Tyler Higbee – $13 – Was targeted 11 times in Week 1. Great price in a game where the Rams should put up a lot of points against the Falcons.
  • Albert Okwuegbunam, $12 – Now I sound like a broken record. I love the Broncos this week. At $12 I like the Broncos TE in Wilson stacks. 


  • Since Yahoo is half-point PPR, I will often use an RB in the flex. Perhaps I will use a 4th WR if I see a high total game that I want to stack up for more correlation in larger field tournaments. Either way, try to go touchdown hunting and look for a player that has a lot of opportunities in the red zone. 



Each week, I will examine the winning lineups in the large Yahoo tournament to see what strategies worked. Every season can have its own nuances, so we’ll track data to make sure we have an edge on the field. 

So be sure to check back every Friday for my Yahoo DFS preview. And make sure to check back on Sunday to see where the experts are at — CORE PLAYS 

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