Week 2 XFL DFS Value Plays for DraftKings

Week 2 XFL DFS Value Plays for DraftKings

Fantasy football is ultimately a game about capitalizing on player opportunity. Week 2 XFL DFS will be a little “smarter” than Week 1, since now we actually have some tangible information about how players are being deployed by their coaching staffs. The XFL is a fun and enjoyable product thus far (don’t take my word for it, take Ja Rule’s below), particularly at a time when we normally have no football whatsoever.


Here are 4 players (in no particular order) that look like great DraftKings values for this weekend’s slate. Want in-depth game-by-game analysis and player pool recommendations for the Week 2 XFL DFS slate? Occupy Fantasy’s Daily Plug will be out by Friday afternoon every single week this season to help you.

Jalen Tolliver, WR, Tampa Bay Vipers

The Vipers had a miserable showing against the New York Guardians in Week 1. Now traveling west to face the Seattle Dragons as 2 to 2.5 point favorites, they’ll look to bounce back. Vipers QB Aaron Murray’s two interceptions really neutered the offense in Week 1. While Dan Williams ($7,600) posted a massive 6/123 line on 9 targets, Tolliver ($3,900) was right there with 8 targets of his own. If the Vipers are able to move the ball as easily as the DC Defenders did against this Dragons defense, Tolliver could benefit in a big way, and be one of the best salary savers in Week 2 XFL DFS.

Donald Parham, TE, Dallas Renegades

We got our first look at Hal Mumme’s air raid offense in Week 1, and other than listening to him shout “Run it again!” over and over while mic’d up, it didn’t produce much. With veteran QB Landry Jones poised to return from a January knee injury, hopefully the touchdown production follows. Jones did run the air raid offense under OC Josh Heupel at the University of Oklahoma, so he should be more suited for this scheme. Parham ($3,200) was one of 8 Renegades players with 4+ targets – tied for the team lead with 6. Even before studying snap counts and routes run data, we can infer this is an offense that is going to utilize its deep bench, and the 6’8″, 240 lb TE who had a 99th percentile college dominator rating is therefore suited to continue to see a lot of opportunity to produce as a result.

Nick Holley, RB, Houston Renegades

June Jones’ Houston Roughnecks have the other air raid style offense in the XFL. Nick Holley ($4,800) may be somewhat of a cheat code in a league that hasn’t shown much affinity for rushing production thus far. While listed at RB, Holley is actually one of the 4 starting WRs for the Roughnecks on their depth chart. With 5 targets in Week 1 against the Wildcats, Holley is a screaming value at a much lower price than the other 3 WRs in this offense. While less informed XFL DFS players chase RB James Butler’s ($6,300) outsized production on low volume, you can plug in Holley at RB instead.

Joe Horn Jr, WR, New York Guardians

We were hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray by the official New York Guardians depth chart, which listed (and still lists actually) Joe Horn behind Austin Duke at “ZWR”. Duke never saw a target on offense, and was relegated to kick return duty in Week 1, while Horn ($3,400) saw a team high 8 targets against the Vipers. While Alpha McKay (h/t NoExtraPoints, keeping the AAF nicknames alive) is the field-stretcher with the highest ceiling at WR in this offense, Horn’s production should catch up with his elite usage sooner rather than later at that volume of opportunity.

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