Skip to main content

Super-Cheap QB Options for DFS on DraftKings and Fanduel in Week 2

These passers are very inexpensive in DFS and will help you spend money on other positions.

Finding an inexpensive quarterback for your DFS rosters can act like a cheat code on DraftKings and FanDuel. But fantasy players must first recognize the difference between a cheap QB that can produce at an elite level and a cheap QB that won’t put up solid fantasy points.

Week 2 Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints (DK – $5,500/FD – $7,200)

Despite a slow start to the game offensively, the Saints’ offense showed upside flashes in the passing game. Winston threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns, but New Orleans did use Taysom Hill in some Wildcat packages (4/81/1). In addition, Michael Thomas (5/57/2) and Jarvis Landry (7/114) played at a high level, while Chris Olave chipped in with three catches for 41 yards. The only missing link was Alvin Kamara, who made minimal plays and picked up a rib injury. Tampa Bay’s defense dominated the punchless Cowboys’ passing game (21-for-40 with 198 yards and no touchdowns). Winston came out of last week’s game with a back issue, but he expects to play. The Bucs should force the Saints to the air, leading to a possibility of 300 passing yards and a minimum of two scores. Anything above that outcome is a winning bonus based on his lower salary.

Cooper Rush, Dallas Cowboys (DK – $5,000/FD – $6,100)

In the wild world of the NFL, crazy things happen every Sunday. After a broken thumb to Dak Prescott and a disappointing game by CeeDee Lamb (2/11 on 11 targets), most in the fantasy world will be running from Dallas players this week, but Rush played well in his only start in 2021 (325/2). The Cowboys have questions at WR2 and WR3, plus their offensive line isn’t what it once was. Cincinnati played well defensively in Week 1 (allowed 267 combined yards with one sack and two interceptions). Dallas should run the ball better this week, but they must pass it well to win. When the chips are down, many NFL teams play better than expected. I see Rush/Lamb as a contrarian play in Week 2 while offering salary cap relief.

Mitch Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers (DK – $5,000/FD – $6,500)

In his first start for the Steelers, Trubisky didn’t play well (21-for-38 with 203 combined yards and one score). On the positive side, he led his offense to a game-winning drive in overtime. His highly touted wideout group finished with 12 catches for 76 yards on 21 targets. The Patriots want to run the ball, and they had a top defense in 2021. New England held the Dolphins to 307 combined yards in Week 1, with 242 coming via the air. In his only career start vs. the Patriots, Trubisky gained 414 combined yards with three touchdowns. Low-percentage plays create edges if those players deliver better than expected stats.