NFL DFS Expert Survey: Week 2 - Monday Night Football


Our panel of experts is here to give you their NFL DFS picks for this week’s main slate contests by answering a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup-building decisions. Want to know Noto’s three favorite players for cash games? Or squirrelpatrol’s favorite correlation? Find out below!

NFL DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Expert Survey for Week 2 – Monday Night Football

What is your favorite correlation on the slate and why?

Notorious: Derek Carr + Chris Olave – Carr hasn’t been known for his upside over the last few years, but he threw for over 300 yards in Week 1. Some of that was due to the pass-funnel nature of the Titans defense, but it was still an impressive performance in his first start with the Saints. He’s my favorite quarterback tonight, and that’s really by process of elimination. I don’t love the rookie Bryce Young, Deshaun Watson is volatile and without his best receiver, and Kenny Pickett might have the toughest matchup of the slate. I like pairing Carr with Olave, who had a 30% target share and a 34% air yards share in Week 1. He finished the game with 8 receptions and 112 yards.

squirrelpatrol: Bryce Young + Jonathan Mingo – With only two games both with spreads of 3 points or less and both with point totals under 40, this slate could come down to ownership and one big play much more than a full Sunday slate. Bryce Young only threw for 146 passing yards in his first NFL game on the road, but he’ll be playing at home this week and is coming in with less projected ownership than any other QB. If he can connect with fellow rookie Jonathan Mingo for a big game and pull the slight upset over New Orleans it could have a huge impact on this slate.

Krayton: Derek Carr + Chris Olave + Rashid Shaheed – I do think the Carr/Olave combination is going to be very popular, so I also like adding in Shaheed, who has the upside to win us tournaments. This should be a high-scoring game, and I see Carr going right back to a guy like Shaheed who had 6 targets and 2 rushes along with a receiving touchdown in Week 1. There are quite a few interesting receiving options in order to get different on the New Orleans side, and I will look to stack a couple receivers or TEs in every lineup.

ebeimfohr: Derek Carr + Chris Olave + Juwan Johnson – The Saints are my preferred stack, as their lack of RB depth should lead them to being more pass-heavy again this week. The Panthers also lost superstar corner Jaycee Horn to an injury in Week 1, which should allow Olave to have a little more success in this matchup. And while Olave will be massively popular on this 2-game slate, Juwan makes for a nice pivot at TE away from the likes of David Njoku. He played a full complement of snaps in Week 1, and he’s fresh off a 7-TD campaign last season with the Saints.

Stevietpfl: Derek Carr + Chris Olave + Hayden Hurst – I think this game has more potential to be higher scoring, so I’ll be looking at both passing offenses. Olave leads the slate with a 30.3% target share in Week 1 and was the first-read look on 31.6% of passing plays, which also leads the slate. Like I mentioned prior Week 1, Carr likes to lock in on a receiver, and Olave has the upside to be that player. Hurst led Carolina pass-catchers with an 18.4% target share in Week 1. He was the first-look option 26.7% of the time, which was tied with Jonathan Mingo. I’m hoping Pat Freiermuth and David Njoku get more ownership than Hurst.

eys819: Derek Carr + Chris Olave + Juwan Johnson – Olave is going to be popular, but I think Johnson could potentially be just the third or fourth most popular among tight ends. Olave is the top option on the slate, with a huge target share and massive upside. I think most people will look to Michael Thomas as the double-stacking partner with Carr/Olave, so adding in Johnson and/or Rashid Shaheed should provide some differentiation.

Bobby Gomes: Derek Carr + Chris Olave – They make a ton of sense on this slate. I really like a lot of these Saints pass-catchers with Carr, but Olave has by far the highest ceiling on this slate, and you really don’t want to miss that long touchdown!

Who’s your top contrarian play on the board and why?

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John Britt (jmbwngfn)

One of the top baseball and hockey analysts in the DFS industry, John Britt is a family man hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. A proud graduate of the University of Missouri, John’s passion is hockey but he excels at multiple DFS sports. He has been nominated multiple times for awards for his written work in both baseball (best MLB series) and hockey (3x NHL Writer of the Year nominee) and is now the Lead Editor at RotoGrinders. John can be found on Twitter at the username JMBWngFn.