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Our FanDuel cash game picks are off to a good start after our Lamar Jackson-Mark Andrews stack paid off in a big way last week. We’re going back to a top-notch QB in Week 2 with Kyler Murray, pairing him with his No. 1 target, DeAndre Hopkins. Unlike in some cash-game lineups, we’re paying down at running back for two players that are vastly underpriced on FanDuel. That allows us to lock up top pass-catchers across the board.

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

The other stack we considered was putting Josh Allen in to match up with Stefon Diggs, who we’re playing anyway. If you want multiple cash game lineups this week, that would be one alteration you could fit within the salary constraints while keeping the rest of this lineup the same.

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

  • If Murray can put up a good fantasy day against the 49ers, Washington should be no problem. Murray is uniquely equipped to handle Washington’s solid pass rush, and his throwing ability paired with the weapons around him should lead to a great passing day.

  • Taylor will be a chalky play this week, but you should have him now that he’s the Colts’ starter with Marlon Mack out. Taylor showed his ability on the ground and through the air in Week 1, and that should be the same in Week 2 against a Vikings defense that got torched all over the field by Green Bay in Week 1.

  • You could make a case that cash lineups should include higher-priced running backs, but Montgomery is a sure-thing starter at a value price, so we’ll take him. The Giants let Benny Snell Jr. run all over them in Week 1, and Montgomery is better than Snell and looked fine in the opener after dealing with a training camp groin injury.

  • Hopkins’ 16 Week 1 targets were tops on Arizona by 11 — that’s right, Murray threw to him more than double anyone else. And Hopkins produced on those targets as we figured he would, catching 14 of them for 151 yards. Washington’s secondary is much worse than San Francisco’s, so the good times should continue for Hopkins in his new home.

  • Diggs caught eight passes in Week 1, but the Jets were sure to limit him to underneath routes, so there wasn’t a big play involved in those. Diggs should find more room behind the defense in Miami in Week 2 — any doubts about Diggs being Josh Allen’s top target were erased in the opener.

  • Campbell tied with T.Y. Hilton for a team-high nine targets in Week 1. He turned them into six catches for 71 yards. Campbell has game-breaking speed, but even if he doesn’t get free for a long gain, he should see enough looks out of the slot to continue to perform. The Vikings’ defense is vulnerable enough that playing both Taylor and Campbell just provides a very tasty floor rather than too much downside.

  • What’s a cash game lineup without some solid Kansas City representation? We’ll take it at tight end with Kelce, who caught all six of his targets in Week 1 for 50 yards and a touchdown while KC looked to establish Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the ground. Expect similar efficiency from Kelce in Week 2.

  • Kupp’s quiet Week 1 should keep folks from playing him, but the Eagles secondary is why you should play him. Kupp remains Jared Goff’s best big-play threat and should get back on track against a group that let Dwayne Haskins comeback and beat it.

  • The Patriots picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick three times in Week 1 and held him to 11 points. Buffalo’s defense might be even better than New England’s this year, so as long as Josh Allen doesn’t set the Bills up with bad field position via reckless fumbles, the Bills D/ST is one of this week’s safer plays.

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

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

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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Retired Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz says he’s recovering after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Ortiz said Friday that he was asymptomatic, but that his brother who was also infected had to spend a week in the hospital and lost 25 pounds (11 kilograms). Ortiz was speaking during the NESN broadcast of the Red Sox game against the New York Yankees on Friday.

“This is no joke,” Ortiz said. “You don’t realize how crazy this is until it hits home. And I learned so much about this COVID-19 thing while I was going through the process. It’s an experience to be honest with you.”

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Sunday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 2 Patriots-Seahawks Showdown tournaments

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The Seahawks host the Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 2, a chance for Cam Newton to return to prime time for the first time since last year’s disastrous Week 2 showing on Thursday Night Football that subsequently ended Newton’s season. Hopefully he’ll do better this time around because our DraftKings Showdown picks are New England-heavy, along with some Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett action.

After the Patriots ran Newton so much in Week 1, it’s not easy to predict game flow for this one, so we’ve gone with a super value captain pick in Damiere Byrd. It might not be for the risk-averse, but it wouldn’t take much from Byrd for the rest of this lineup to carry us a long way.

MORE DK SHOWDOWN: How to win a Showdown contest

DraftKings Showdown Picks: Seahawks vs. Patriots

Captain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): WR Damiere Byrd, Patriots ($2,100)

Byrd led New England receivers in Week 1 snaps despite not catching any passes (he was on the field for 56-of-64 possible plays). Byrd showed some intriguing possession-receiver ability in Arizona a year ago, so at his bottom-of-the-barrel price and possibility of added value in DK’s PPR scoring, we’re taking a shot on a supreme value captain.

FLEX: QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks ($12,800)

Wilson never seems to care much about who he’s playing – the numbers always look good in the end. He benefited a bit in Week 1 from his touchdowns to Chris Carson being through the air rather than on the ground, but regardless, Wilson likely will be the highest-owned player in this game and we can’t afford to fade him.

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

FLEX: QB Cam Newton, Patriots ($12,000)

Newton looked as healthy as he’s looked in a long time in the opener, and a trip to play at Seattle isn’t what it once was, what with no fans and a much different defense than the Legion of Boom. Cam should get us points both through the air and on the ground on Sunday night.

FLEX: WR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks ($9,200)

You could use DK Metcalf here, if you prefer. Someone’s going to struggle against Stephon Gilmore on Sunday, and the hope is that it’s the out-wide Metcalf instead of the slot-man Lockett. Wilson trusts Lockett so much that even a difficult matchup shouldn’t take his targets away, and we like Lockett in DK’s PPR scoring.

FLEX: WR Julian Edelman, Patriots ($8,000)

Here’s one little DK trick in Showdown contests: Follow the ‘questionable’ tag. Edelman has already been reported likely to play (check before kickoff to be sure), but he’ll have that ‘Q’ next to him on DK all day. In our experience, that depresses ownership, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of a player made for DK’s PPR scoring.

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

FLEX: RB Sony Michel, Patriots ($5,600)

Between Michel and Newton, we should have New England’s goal-line scoring covered. It’s always risky playing a New England RB, but you’ve got to take those risks sometimes to win a tournament. We’ve already got too much investment in New England’s short passing game to try James White out, so we’ll take Michel instead.

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