XFL Daily Fantasy Week 2
Week 1 is in the books and I don’t know about you but I’m excited about this league. No the caliber of play on the field is not NFL quality but it sure was exciting to watch!
I did not publish an article for week 1 and ok boy am I glad I didn’t. Let’s just say my rankings and expectations were way off. No one saw some of these guys coming.
Of course, Christian Michael is doing Christian Michael things and not showing up to play when it counts, Matt Jones is apparently the best running back in the league, despite being listed as a backup, and Phillip Walker may have earned himself an NFL contract after Week 1.
With that said on to week 2…
With week 1 in the books, we now have a good look at the teams and their quarterbacks. We also have the potential matchup leading into this weekend’s games. The 2 standout QB’s I see this week are Cardale Jones and Jordan Ta’amu. Although both have tough games this week both should be able to get the job done. My starting QB this week is Cardale Jones if the value at this position is what your looking for than Ta’ama at $8,900 hundred is a great move.
You can make a case for starting P.J.Walker but at $10,600 I think he is priced out for week 2.
- Phillip Walker was by far the best player from this weekend throwing for over 270 yards with four TDs.
- Quarterbacks Josh Johnson and Landry Jones were both severely missed by their respective teams as both teams took an L in Week 1.
- Aaron Murray was projected as the worst starting QB and he didn’t disappoint. He was one of only two quarterbacks to not have a touchdown pass this weekend. He also had two interceptions.
- Cardale Jones’ stats weren’t as gaudy as Walker’s, but he was the most efficient quarterback this weekend with a 116.7 passer rating. He also had 28 yards on the ground on nine carries
- Jordan Ta’amu was second in efficiency with a 108.4 passer rating and he is also the league’s third-leading rusher with 77 yards on the ground.
It’s tough not to Matt Jones in a lineup he had an awesome game Sunday.
He has the ability to take one to the house this week, and what’s more intriguing is stacking the deck with Ta’amu. There’s a possible 175 on the ground combined.
- No one really saw Matt Jones coming. We all assumed Christine Michael would be the workhorse. But he plays well in the preseason and is terrible when it counts. Meanwhile, Matt Jones was the only running back to get more than 20 carries this weekend and currently leads the XFL in rushing with 85 yards.
- Two Seattle running backs are ranked after Week 1. Kenneth Farrow, who wasn’t even listed as a starter going into the game, carried the ball seven times for 41 yards and added four receptions for 14 yards. His teammate, Ja’Quan Gardner, had nine carries for 36 yards.
- Jhurell Pressley had a hard time against a better-than-expected Dragons defense. He did get 12 carries, however, good for the third-most of any running back.
- After reports that Lance Dunbar wouldn’t play and then a mistake not even being listed on the official depth chart, Dunbar came out and was the lead back for the Dallas Renegades — not Cameron Artis-Payne as many had assumed.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
|17||Donald Parham Jr.||TE||DAL||$3,200|
|19||Khari Lee *Questionable||TE||DC||$3,900|
What’s not to like in Nelson Spruce(vs Dallas Renegades) and Austin Proehl(vs Tampa Bay Vipers) this week. They both look to be capable of a repeat performance especially against those two teams coming off disappointing losses Money in the bank. Another guy to take a hard look at is Joe Horn Jr. of the New York Guardians.
- Nelson Spruce was targeted a whopping 15 times, and despite not having the highest yardage total this weekend, nor scoring, more targets lead to more sustainable fantasy production.
- Austin Proehl was the star from the opening game, scoring two TDs, including a 50-plus yard catch and run in which he just flat outran the Defenders defensive backs.
- Eli Rogers was another one of those guys that didn’t need to be listed as a starter, yet still came out and performed at a high level, catching six for 73 yards.
- Tight End Nick Truesdell had some great plays, including a one-handed catch in traffic despite a big hit, but he also fumbled twice trying to do too much.
- Naturally, when your quarterback throws for four touchdowns, you’re going to have a few guys that benefit. All three of Nick Holley, Cam Phillips, and Kahlil Lewis caught at least four passes and Phillips caught one of those four touchdowns.
|2||New York Guardians||$4,400|
|4||St. Louis Battlehawks||$3,200|
|7||Tampa Bay Vipers||$3,800|
Its a toss-up Defenders or Guardians who both face each other. Smart money says, Defenders. And that’s my choice in all my lineups.
- Defenses were hard to judge with two team’s starting quarterbacks not playing, but one thing that was for certain, the Defenders are for real. They were the best fantasy defense from this past weekend.
- It was hard to tell if the Guardians’ defense was a product of them being good or the Vipers being bad. It’s probably somewhere in the middle.
- The Wildcats ran into the buzzsaw that was the Houston Roughnecks, and despite how good their roster looked on paper when you give up four touchdowns, you’re going to be in the cellar.