As we head into week 2 of the NFL season, we prepare for another week of daily fantasy football on DraftKings. This week DraftKings has rolled out another Millionaire Maker contest for a $20 entry. They decided not to continue the $3 Millionaire maker but there are plenty of other contest for all type of players and budgets.
We are breaking down the top plays on DraftKings at each position, and up next is the tight end position. So let’s get after it with the top high-priced, mid-priced and low-priced top plays for week 2.
*Just to note, we will not be including Thursday night players in this write-up.
Top DraftKings high-priced plays ($5,000 and above)
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers ($5,600)
Greg Olsen is my top projected tight end this week. Last week he was targeted 9 times and caught 7 passes for 73 yards to finish with 14.3 DraftKings fantasy points. Last week he was going up against the Broncos and this week the Panthers will face the 49ers. Cam Newton should easily be able to find Olsen in the passing game and I predict that Olsen will lead the team in catches this week. If you read our top quarterback article earlier this week you will notice that stacking Newton and Olsen could end up being a great strategy this week.
Top DraftKings mid-priced plays ($3,100-$4,900)
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans ($4,500)
Delanie Walker was kind of forgotten about last week against the Minnesota Vikings. Marcus Mariota only targeted Walker five times and they ended the game connecting on just three passes for 42 yards. The week Walker and the Titans have an easier opponent in the Lions. We can easily pick on the secondary of Detroit. Walker was Mariota’s safety net all last season and quickly became one of his favorite targets. I see these two getting back on the same page in week 2, making Walker a great play in DFS on Sunday.
Top DraftKings low-priced plays ($3,000 and below)
Brent Celek, Phillidalphia Eagles ($2,600)
Our value play at tight end this week is Phillidalphia Eagles Brent Celek. Rookie quarterbacks tend to lean on their tight ends more than any other position and they face the Chicago Bears who normally give up a good amount of catches to the tight end position. Celek is a risky play considering he only caught one pass for 11 yards last week against the Browns. At the price of $2,600, Celek would just need a few catches and a touchdown to exceed his value which makes him a nice low-priced value play.