We got off to a good start last week. The lineup above cashed all 50/50s and double-ups and won 65% of the head-to-heads I entered.
Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams were basically all you needed to cash in Week 1 — even at their high ownerships. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Boston Scott play. But I knew he’d be heavily owned, so I almost played him just as a block in case he had a big game. We won’t always get 15 points from our defense, but this is another reminder that paying down at the position is usually the way to go.
Week 2 brought my first kid, so we’ll see what that means for the quality of my cash-game picks. Let’s get to it …
Dak Prescott, Cowboys ($6,800)
I said last week that we’ll usually be going cheap at QB. This week is an exception.
Prescott was relatively disappointing in Week 1 on the road against a solid Rams defense. But he’s in a prime bounce-back spot on Sunday at home for the Falcons. Atlanta just allowed Russell Wilson to complete 31 of 35 passes for 322 yards and 4 TDs in the opener.
Dallas’ implied total of 29.25 points is the highest of the week.