Week 2 GPP Picks on FanDuel
Philip Rivers @ BUF $7,400
I don’t fully understand the price discount on Philip Rivers on FanDuel. He’s the 11th most expensive QB on there compared the fourth highest priced on DraftKings. He’s my QB2 this week. There’s a little bit of a risk that this game is a blow out like when Baltimore played Buffalo last week, but if it is that’s because Rivers got his. Even with the loss of Hunter Henry, Rivers has plenty of weapons. He threw for 424 yards and three touchdowns last week. Keenan Allen is a stud, Mike Williams looks like a stud, Melvin Gordon led the team in targets and catches, and Austin Ekeler his very Danny Woodhead-like. All too much for the Bills to handle, not to mention they are throwing rookie QB Josh Allen into the fire. Rivers should be able to toss a couple scores even on the road in Buffalo.
Patrick Mahomes @ PIT $7,500
Patrick Mahomes only completed 15 passes last week but four of them went for touchdowns. Two were gadget plays in the red zone and if you take them away and give the ball to Kareem Hunt, Mahomes is left with a so-so day. Even still, this team is explosive and he was able to toss four touchdowns without really using Travis Kelce at all. This game has shootout written all over it and with expected growing pains from Mahomes in his first season as the starter, he makes for the perfect tournament play. This contest has the highest point total, currently at 52.5.