Noto's Key Personnel: Week 2


A daily fantasy sports OG, Notorious has been roaming the DFS streets ever since they were invented. So who better to walk you through all of the key NFL DFS positions each week? Noto has racked up multiple live final seats and several six-figure tournament wins in his DFS career, and he will mix it up in all different types of contests. In his Key Personnel article, he will walk you through his favorite NFL DFS picks, ways to pivot away from the chalk, and overall strategy for the upcoming slate.

Week 2… where everyone thinks they know these teams better than they did heading into Week 1, but in reality, most of what we saw in the first week will not be sustainable over the course of the season. Rather than looking at box scores, I suggest looking at underlying usage stats — touches, routes run, target share, air yards share, offensive line play, defensive line play, etc. There are plenty of players that ran hot with limited opportunities in Week 1 and plenty of players that had bad outings despite good usage. It’s important to distinguish between the two, as it gives us a better idea of what to expect moving forward.

In my opinion, the only week where it’s more beneficial to be contrarian than Week 1 is Week 2. I’ll do my best to find some diamonds in the rough and some plays that are flying under the radar this week.

NFL DFS Top Picks & Plays: Noto’s Key Personnel for Week 2




Josh Allen
Anthony Richardson

The two quarterbacks that I currently have tagged in LineupHQ are Josh Allen and Anthony Richardson. I rarely target pure pocket passers in NFL DFS and think this week sets up well for both dual-threat quarterbacks.

Make no mistake about it, Allen played an awful game on Monday night against the Jets. The Bills could have easily won the game if they limited their mistakes, but Allen was insistent on throwing the ball into coverage. He ended the game with three interceptions and a loss to start the season.

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Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

Derek Farnsworth (aka Notorious) is a lead RotoGrinders Expert and one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the DFS industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in several sports and multiple Live Final appearances. Noto provides expert NBA, NFL, MLB, and PGA analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards. Follow Noto on Twitter – @RG_Notorious