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NFL DFS Picks & Strategy, Week 2 Main Slate

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This is the Sunday Main Slate NFL Daily Plug! Occupy Fantasy’s Chris Rooney has written up a guide to the slate using the Occupy Model, betting line movements, and news updates. Keep an eye on this page, updates will be made IN BLUE on Sunday mornings if anything changes.

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Biggest Favorites:
Cleveland Browns, -13.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, -13
Seattle Seahawks, -6.5
Pittsburgh Steelers, -6.5

Highest Game Totals:
TEN@SEA, 54.5
DAL@LAC, 54.5
ATL@TB, 51.5
MIN@ARI, 50.5
SF@PHI, 50

Highest Implied Team Totals:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 32.25
Seattle Seahawks, 30.5
Cleveland Browns, 30.5
Los Angeles Chargers, 29.0
Arizona Cardinals, 27.25

Lowest Implied Team Totals:
Houston Texans, 17.0
New York Jets, 18.5
Atlanta Falcons, 19.25


If you read our NFL DFS Strategy Guide, then you know game stacking is the key to unlocking correlated upside in your NFL DFS classic lineups (if you haven’t, go read it). The guide discusses how to identify the best game stack opportunities each week.

We highly recommend 3x1 game stacks in your Sunday main slate tournament lineups - that means pairing a QB with two of his teammates, and also using an opposing pass catcher.

Each team is different, so below we’ll outline our preferred stacking partners based on matchups and personnel in our favorite games.

Plays are listed in order of preference, highest risk players are italicized.

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Two of the top five QBs in the Occupy Model come from this game. It has a 54.5 point total in betting markets, which is tied for highest of the weekend. Russell Wilson projects to see the least amount of pressure from an opposing defense in Week 2, as well.

Best SEA Pairs with Russell Wilson
Chris Carson, Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf

Highest Risk SEA Pairs with Russell Wilson
Will Dissly, Gerald Everett, Freddie Swain, DeeJay Dallas

Best “Bring Backs” with TEN
Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Chris Carson, Will Dissly, Freddie Swain, Gerald Everett, DeeJay Dallas

Best TEN Pairs with Ryan Tannehill
Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, Julio Jones

Highest Risk Pairs with Ryan Tannehill
Josh Reynolds, Chester Rogers, Anthony Firkser

Best “Bring Backs” with SEA
Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, Julio Jones, Josh Reynolds, Chester Rogers, Anthony Firkser

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Situation statistics sourced from Stathead.com. DVOA data from FootballOutsiders.com. Air yards data pulled from AirYards.com. All salaries from contest providers. While we like the player pool selected above, we reserve the right to roster other players should news and trends closer to lock push us in that direction. Pay attention to our stream schedule for discussion of those thoughts!