Notorious' NFL DFS Picks - Core Plays: Week 2

Want to know who you should build your NFL DFS lineups around each week? Derek “Notorious” Farnsworth, one of the most legendary daily fantasy sports players around, will focus on his core picks in this weekly in-depth feature for Premium subscribers.

Week 2 Core Plays

As mentioned last week, I want this article to be as transparent as possible. To be honest, it was a great Week 1 for the core plays. Dalvin Cook had himself a nice outing with two touchdowns and Chris Carson paid off his salary thanks to two touchdowns, but I was certainly hoping for more out of Leonard Fournette and Chris Godwin. Granted, the Jaguars’ offense took a hit with Nick Foles getting ruled out after the first quarter, but Fournette wasn’t able to find the endzone. Godwin caught a touchdown pass late against the Niners, but only finished with three catches for 53 yards. We have to treat everything within the context of the slate and last week was one of the highest scoring weeks in recent memory. I’ll give myself a 5/10 for Week 1, which leaves plenty of room for improvement.

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About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.


  • Volkster6

    Hey Noto – great stuff. Ben and Juju look to be quite chalk now. Too bad. Might be too hard to fade

  • davidryan

    Jacobs a core play but yet you don’t play him in your DK cash LU.

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