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All right football fans, we’re now through Week 1, which means that we’ve got a little bit of a sample size for players under our belts. After seeing all 32 teams in action, daily fantasy football players are going to be operating with more information that will influence their decisions. While this info will be critical to building a quality NFL DFS lineup, it’s also key not to overreact to Week 1. Some teams will bounce back, and that’s something that we’re banking on in our Week 2 DraftKings lineup for GPP tournaments.

While looking at the slate this week, it’s important to take advantage of some of the weaker defensive matchups. The Cowboys-Falcons game figures to be a high-scoring affair; the Titans should be able to take advantage of the Jaguars after beating them 42-20 the last time the two squads squared off in ’19; and the Buccaneers, fresh off a loss to the Saints, will be motivated to start the Tom Brady era at home with a victory and are taking on the Panthers and a defense that just allowed the Raiders to put up 34 points.

WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Aside from targeting specific matchups, our goal was to balance spending to ensure we’re not relying on a stars-and-scrubs approach. That can work in GPP tournaments, but sometimes, it’s better just to spend up for one big-name player and then split the remaining money fairly evenly among the players remaining. And that’s exactly what ended up happening.

WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Without further ado, here’s a look at our DraftKings GPP lineup for Week 2, starting with a quarterback in an excellent matchup.

  • No team allowed more DKfantasy points to a quarterback last week than the Falcons did.Russell Wilson to put up 34.8 points as the Falcons offered little resistance toSeattle’s passing offense. Prescott should have a chance to carve up the Falcons’ weak secondary and post far more than the 17.6 DK points he scored against a tough Rams defense.

  • Last time Henry played the Jaguars, he racked up 175 yards and two TDs on just 20 touches. The Jaguars defense has lost some serious talent, including Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell, since then, and itjust allowed a league-high 50.8 DK points to the Colts RBs. A lot of that came via Nyheim Hines as a pass-catcher, but Henry should still do some damage as a high-volume back in a great matchup.

  • The Panthers allowed 27 rushing TDs to RBs last year, which was the worst mark in the NFL by a wide margin (the Jaguars were second with 18). In Week 1, the Panthers let Josh Jacobs find the end zone three times. Until they prove that they can stop the run, the Panthers are worth exploiting. Jones saw 77 percent of Tampa’s RB carries in Week 1, and unless Leonard Fournette steps up, Jones will continue to be the top dog. This is a nice price to pay for a guy with immense TD upside.

  • If we’re going to have Prescott as our QB, we’re going to stack him with some of his receivers. The Falcons allowed the eighth-most DK points to receivers in Week 1. Gallup is a good deep threat who should challenge the Atlanta secondary and make some big plays. He had just 8.0 DK points against the Rams, but he should’ve had more, as a questionable pass interference call wiped out his biggest gain of the night.

  • Jared Goff targeted Woods eight times against the Cowboys, and that was good for a 28.6 percent target share. Woods should continue to be Goff’s preferred target, and in a matchup against a shaky Eagles secondary that just let Washington score 27 points, Woods could be a real weapon. Some will be scared off by his potential matchup against Darius Slay, but that will only help drive down his ownership and make him a good GPP value.

  • Huh? Another Cowboy receiver? Yes, you’re reading this right. Again, the matchup with Atlanta’s secondary is excellent and the Cowboys have room for a couple of receivers to go off. In the wake of Blake Jarwin’s season-ending knee injury,Lamb could see even more targets since the Cowboys don’t have a proven backup option at TE. He’s a great value at a sub-$5K price tag, so we’ll play him, Prescott, and Gallup in hopes of a big offensive output.

  • Thomas logged a TD in his first game with the Washington Football Team and saw a team-high eight targets. He should continue to be a red-zone threat for Dwayne Haskins and will get a chance to play against an Arizona defense that was the league’s worst against TEs this year. The Cardinals only allowed 12.5 DK points to George Kittle and the 49ers last week, but we’ll still take a chance on Thomas’ TD upside and apparent rapport with Haskins.

  • If the Cowboys are going to run up the score on the Falcons as this lineup is projecting, we want to have some Falcons actionin case this game either turns into a shootout or has plenty of garbage time. Ridley caught nine passes for 130 yards and two TDs in the Falcons’ season-opening loss to the Seahawks. He should have a chance to repeat his success against a weaker Dallas secondary whether he catches the ball early and often or late with the Falcons trailing.

  • Spending down at defense is the way to go, and the Bucs present a good value here. They had a tough first week against the Saints, but they should be much better off against the Panthers. Carolina scored 30 points against the Raiders in Week 1, but they’ll have a tough time moving the ball against Tampa’s tough defensive front. Teddy Bridgewater will need to make plays, and that could lead to some turnovers or sacks that the Bucs can capitalize on.

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Josh Donaldson rips MLB umpires after ejection: ‘They don’t care’

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Minnesota Twins third basemen Josh Donaldson is still furious with Major League Baseball’s umpires.

Just two days after his ejection at home plate right after hitting a home run, Donaldson doubled down and ripped into the league’s umpires, going as far to say there’s “no accountability” with the group and that they “don’t care.”

“[If] the umpire consistently isn’t doing [his] job correctly, that’s affecting our careers, that’s affecting our success,” Donaldson told reporters on Saturday in a video call, per the Star Tribune. “At the end of the day, there’s no reprimand, no accountability for the guys that are making the decision. As a matter of fact, they don’t care. They don’t care at all, most of them.

“They just want to get the game over with, for the most part, and it’s pretty sad because guys are making six figures a year and there’s no accountability.”

With Minnesota trailing the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Thursday before the eventual 4-3 loss, plate umpire Dan Bellino called a strike when Donaldson checked his swing on a 2-1 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli had to come out and diffuse the tension between Bellino and Donaldson, before the third basemen homered down the left-field line on the next throw.

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Josh Donaldson gives umpire Dan Bellino a thumbs up after being ejected on Thursday.AP

After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it. Bellino immediately ejected him as Donaldson realized he had missed home plate and returned to touch it before continuing to argue and kick more dirt on it.

Earlier in the game, Donaldson argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“It doesn’t matter to them,” he told reporters on Saturday. “They don’t realize we’re playing for our families, we’re playing for our livelihood.”

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What channel is Cowboys vs. Falcons on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 2 NFL game

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Atlanta heads to AT&T stadium to face Dallas in Week 2 in a game featuring two teams both looking to avoid starting the 2020 NFL season 0-2. Since 2007, just 11 percent of teams that started 0-2 have made the playoffs.

The Cowboys lost 20-17 to the Los Angeles Rams last week, and in the process, lost starting tight end Blake Jarwin for the season and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch for several weeks with a broken collarbone. Dak Prescott, playing to show why he deserves the next mega contract, averaged just 6.8 yards per pass and threw only one touchdown. Prescott should have an easier day against a Falcons secondary that was shredded by Seattle’s Russell Wilson to the tune of 31-35 passing for 322 yards. Rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb debuted with five catches and a team-long 33-yard reception.

The Falcons may have lost in Week 1, but Matt Ryan played like the quarterback that won the 2016 MVP. Ryan completed 37 passes for 450 yards and two scores, both of which were caught by third-year wideout Calvin Ridley. Todd Gurley, who signed with Atlanta this offseason following a lackluster season in L.A., did find the endzone once but only rushed for 56 yards on 14 carries. If the Falcons’ secondary thought that DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett were a problem last week, it’s certainly going to have its hands full with Lamb, Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper.

Atlanta has won three of the last four matchups with Dallas, but the Cowboys had the upper hand when the teams most recently met in 2018 when Dallas won 22-19.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Cowboys vs. Falcons game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 2 NFL schedule.

MORE: Watch Cowboys vs. Falcons live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

What channel is Cowboys vs. Falcons on today?

  • TV channel (national): Fox
  • TV channel (Dallas): KDFW
  • TV channel (Atlanta): WAGA
  • Live stream: Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Kevin Burkhardt will be on the call, joined by new partner Daryl Johnston. Pam Oliver will work as sideline reporter with the duo. Former NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino will float amongst broadcasts to give his analysis of officiating.

For those looking for radio information, the Cowboys broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM channel 225, or the Falcons broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM channel 380.

In Canada, viewers can watch Cowboys vs. Falcons on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.

Cowboys vs. Falcons start time

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 20
  • Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Cowboys vs. Falcons is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET, one of six regional early games on Fox. The South and South-Central region will have access to the game on Fox. The rest of the country will have access to Detroit vs. Green Bay, Minnesota vs. Indianapolis, San Francisco vs. New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia or Carolina vs. Tampa Bay. 

MORE: NFL Week 2 TV coverage map

NFL schedule Week 2

Thursday, Sept. 17

Game Time (ET) TV
Cincinnati at Cleveland 8:20 p.m. NFL Network

Sunday, Sept. 20

Game Time (ET) TV
Atlanta at Dallas 1 p.m. Fox
Detroit at Green Bay 1 p.m. Fox
Minnesota at Indianapolis 1 p.m. Fox
Buffalo at Miami 1 p.m. CBS
San Francisco at New York Jets 1 p.m. Fox
Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia 1 p.m. Fox
Denver at Pittsburgh 1 p.m. CBS
Carolina at Tampa Bay 1 p.m. Fox
Jacksonville at Tennessee 1 p.m. CBS
New York Giants at Chicago 1 p.m. CBS
Washington at Arizona 4:05 p.m. Fox
Baltimore at Houston 4:25 p.m. CBS
Kansas City at Los Angeles Chargers 4:25 p.m. CBS
New England at Seattle 8:20 p.m. NBC

Monday, Sept. 21

Game Time (ET) TV
New Orleans at Las Vegas 8:15 p.m. ESPN

Cowboys schedule 2020

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 13 at Rams 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
2 Sept. 20 vs. Falcons 1 p.m. ET Fox
3 Sept. 27 at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
4 Oct. 4 vs. Browns 1 p.m. ET Fox
5 Oct. 11 vs. Giants 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
6 Oct. 19 (Monday) vs. Cardinals 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
7 Oct. 25 at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Fox
8 Nov. 1 at Eagles 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
9 Nov. 8 vs. Steelers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
10 Bye
11 Nov. 22 at Vikings 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
12 Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) vs. Redskins 4:30 p.m. ET Fox
13 Dec. 3 (Thursday) at Ravens 8:20 p.m. ET Fox/NFLN/Amazon
14 Dec. 13 at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Fox
15 Dec. 20 vs. 49ers 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
16 Dec. 27 vs. Eagles 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
17 Jan 3 at Giants 1 p.m. ET Fox

Falcons schedule 2020

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) TV
1 Sep. 13 vs. Seattle Seahawks 1 p.m. Fox
2 Sep. 20 at Dallas Cowboys 1 p.m. Fox
3 Sep. 27 vs. Chicago Bears 1 p.m. Fox
4 Oct. 5 at Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m. ESPN
5 Oct. 11 vs. Carolina Panthers 1 p.m. Fox
6 Oct. 18 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. Fox
7 Oct. 25 vs. Detroit Lions 1 p.m. Fox
8 Oct. 29 at Carolina Panthers 8:20 p.m. Fox/NFLN/Amazon
9 Nov. 8 vs. Denver Broncos 1 p.m. CBS
10 Bye
11 Nov. 22 at New Orleans Saints 1 p.m. Fox
12 Nov. 29 vs. Las Vegas Raiders 1 p.m. CBS
13 Dec. 6 vs. New Orleans Saints 1 p.m. Fox
14 Dec. 13 at Los Angeles Chargers 4:25 p.m. Fox
15 Dec. 20 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 p.m. Fox
16 Dec. 27 at Kansas City Chiefs 1 p.m. Fox
17 Jan. 3 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 p.m. Fox

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What channel is Packers vs. Lions on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 2 NFL game

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Aaron Rodgers is a bad man, and the Detroit Lions are the Detroit Lions. Whether or not those trends continue will play out in Week 2 action on Fox.

Rodgers silenced any critics who thought he may be over the hill by lighting up a Minnesota secondary with 364 yards and four touchdowns in Green Bay’s 43-34 opening win. Despite the Packers not adding any weapons to Rodgers’ arsenal this offseason and electing to draft a quarterback instead, Rodgers connected with Davante Adams a league-high 14 times for 156 yards. Sunday marks the home opener for Green Bay in the 2020 NFL season, and it will be a strange sight as Lameau Field will be without fans.

The Lions managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the waning moments of their Week 1 loss to Chicago. Detroit led 23-6 late in the third quarter before letting Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears score three-straight touchdowns. Rookie running back D’Andre Swift dropped an easy game-winning touchdown in the final seconds. Of note, the ageless Adrian Peterson rushed for 93 yards on 14 carries in his first game for the Lions in his 13th season.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur is 7-0 against NFC North teams since taking over last season. The Packers had lost four straight to Detroit prior to the coaching change in Green Bay.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Packers vs. Lions game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 2 NFL schedule.

MORE: Watch Packers vs. Lions live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

What channel is Packers vs. Lions on today?

  • TV channel (national): Fox
  • TV channel (Green Bay): WLUK
  • TV channel (Detroit): WJBK
  • Live stream: Fox Sports app, fuboTV

It will be a three-man booth for this game with Chris Myers, Brock Huard and Greg Jennings servings as commentators.. Jennifer Hale will work as sideline reporter with the trio. Former NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino will float amongst broadcasts to give his analysis of officiating.

For those looking for radio information, the Packers broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM channel 226, or the Lions broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM channel 381.

In Canada, viewers can watch Packers vs. Lions on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.

Packers vs. Lions start time

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 20
  • Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Packers vs. Lions is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET, one of six regional early games on Fox. Much of the Upper Midwest and Montana will have access to the game. The rest of the country will have access to San Francisco vs. New York Jets, Minnesota vs. Indianapolis, Philadelphia vs. Los Angeles Rams, Dallas vs. Atlanta or Carolina vs. Tampa Bay. 

MORE: NFL Week 2 TV coverage map

NFL schedule Week 2

Thursday, Sept. 17

Game Time (ET) TV
Cincinnati at Cleveland 8:20 p.m. NFL Network

Sunday, Sept. 20

Game Time (ET) TV
Atlanta at Dallas 1 p.m. Fox
Detroit at Green Bay 1 p.m. Fox
Minnesota at Indianapolis 1 p.m. Fox
Buffalo at Miami 1 p.m. CBS
San Francisco at New York Jets 1 p.m. Fox
Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia 1 p.m. Fox
Denver at Pittsburgh 1 p.m. CBS
Carolina at Tampa Bay 1 p.m. Fox
Jacksonville at Tennessee 1 p.m. CBS
New York Giants at Chicago 1 p.m. CBS
Washington at Arizona 4:05 p.m. Fox
Baltimore at Houston 4:25 p.m. CBS
Kansas City at Los Angeles Chargers 4:25 p.m. CBS
New England at Seattle 8:20 p.m. NBC

Monday, Sept. 21

Game Time (ET) TV
New Orleans at Las Vegas 8:15 p.m. ESPN

Packers schedule 2020

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 13 at Vikings 1 p.m. ET FOX
2 Sept. 20 vs. Lions 1 p.m. ET FOX
3 Sept. 27 at Saints 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
4 Oct. 5 vs. Falcons 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
5 Oct. 11 BYE
6 Oct. 18 at Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
7 Oct. 25 at Texans 1 p.m. ET FOX
8 Nov. 1 vs. Vikings 1 p.m. ET FOX
9 Nov. 5 at 49ers 8:20 p.m. ET FOX/NFLN/Amazon
10 Nov. 16 vs. Jaguars 1 p.m. ET FOX
11 Nov. 22 at Colts 1 p.m. ET FOX
12 Nov. 29 vs. Bears 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
13 Dec. 6 vs. Eagles 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
14 Dec. 13 at Lions 1 p.m. ET FOX
15 Dec. 19-20 vs. Panthers TBD TD
16 Dec. 27 vs. Titans 8:20 p.m.  NBC
17 Jan. 3 at Bears 1 p.m. ET FOX

Lions schedule 2020

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 13 vs. Bears 1 p.m. ET Fox
2 Sept. 20 at Packers 1 p.m. ET Fox
3 Sept. 27 at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
4 Oct. 4 vs. Saints 1 p.m. ET Fox
5 Bye
6 Oct. 18 at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Fox
7 Oct. 25 at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Fox
8 Nov. 1 vs. Colts 1 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 8 at Vikings 1 p.m. ET CBS
10 Nov. 15 vs. Redskins 1 p.m. ET Fox
11 Nov. 22 at Panthers 1 p.m. ET Fox
12 Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) vs. Texans 12:30 p.m. ET CBS
13 Dec. 6 at Bears 1 p.m. ET Fox
14 Dec. 13 vs. Packers 1 p.m. ET Fox
15 Dec. 19/20 at Titans TBD TBD
16 Dec. 26/27 vs. Buccaneers TBD TBD
17 Jan. 3 vs. Vikings 1 p.m. ET Fox

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