NFL Week 2 Showdown Picks
The Showdown Season rolls on with three primetime games this week. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out our in-depth Showdown Strategy Guide which breaks down critical components of winning roster construction and how to leverage our NFL Projections and Optimizer to build lineups for tournaments. Between the strategies and the projections, you should have the ability to think through your own unique constructions of groups and rules in a better way than we can lay them out for you.
Last Week’s Winners:
- GB/CHI – CPTN ARob / ARod / Cohen / MVS / Graham / Packers D
- PIT/NE – CPTN TB12 / Juju / Edelman / Dorsett / Gostkowski / Burkhead
- HOU/NO – CPTN Nuke / Watson / Thomas / Ginn / Stills / Lutz
- DEN/OAK – CPTN Jacobs / Sanders / Sutton / Williams / Waller / McManus
An interesting week with the first two games not going to script. The Bears / Packers came went well under the total (Bottom 5% outcome) leading to a very contrarian build of CHI WR captain without Trubisky + 2 Bears versus the Packers D. The Patriots then did the opposite, slaughtering the Steelers and a 5-man TB12 onslaught shipping. Then a crazy Showdown sweat in New Orleans where all six players on the winning lineup put up 3+ DK points in the final 90 seconds including a 58-yard field goal. Jacobs rounded out the week with a Captain winning performance which included 2 PPR players from his team and 2 PPR players from the opposing team plus a kicker.
Onto the NFL Week 2 Showdown picks.