Updated: Feb 17
Top WR Plays
Nelson Spruce (LA)– Leads the XFL in targets (15) and receptions (11). Spruce is also second in receiving yards with 103 yards. Spruce and his 34% target share next meet a Dallas team who just gave up 20 catches for 210 yards last week against St. Louis.
Austin Proehl (SEA) – Comes in second in the XFL in targets with 10. Proehl ranks third in receiving yards (88) and tied for fifth in receptions (5). Proehl and his 41% target share will next go against a Tampa team that just surrendered 15 catches for 182 yards.
Dan Williams (TB)- Leads the XFL in receiving yards with 123 yards. He ranks third in targets (9) and tied for second in receptions (6). Williams and his 27% target share will meet a Seattle team that just gave up 16 grabs for 291 yards. The QB play is a concern in Tampa but we like the upside Williams has.
Eli Rogers (DC)– Eli caught all 6 off his targets last week which ranks tenth in the league. He is tied for the second most receptions (6), and the fourth most yards (73). Eli will next take on a New York team who gave up 17 grabs for 268 yards.
Rashad Ross (DC)– Rashad Ross was quiet last week only catching 2 balls on 2 looks, but did manage to score. Ross ranks 9thin the XFL in yards with 52. We like his big play ability and could see him getting behind the NY defense for a big play.
De’ Mornay Pierson – El (STL)– He was the 4th most targeted player on his team last week, but led in receiving yards(64), which is 7th most in the XFL. He will next meet a Houston team that just surrendered 22 catches for 214 yards.
Jordan Smallwood (LA) – Smallwood was the second most targeted player behind Spruce for LA last week with 7 looks, which is tied for 8th in the XFL. Smallwood only managed to turn those into 3 catches for 28 yards but did score. We hope that Josh Johnson returns to the field this week, which will mean upticks in all surrounding him. However, the targets we like and the upside as a sneaky play this week against Dallas.
Top RB Plays
Elijah Hood (LA)– Comes into week 2 third in attempts (12) and yards (43). Hood will take on a Dallas team that just gave up 111 yards on the ground on 32 carries.
Darius Victor (NY)– Is 7th in the XFL with 3 catches and 4th in yards receiving (25). Victor will take on a DC team that surrendered the second most catches to the position.
James Butler (HOU)– Much like the above we like the matchup for Butler as well this week. Butler scored two touchdowns last week, one on the ground and one in the air, so we like his chances to get back into the end zone this weekend. Butler also led the backs on the team with his 9 attempts.
Matt Jones (STL)– Jones leads the XFL in touches (21) and yards (85). We see his good start to the season continuing this week as Houston is giving up the 4th most yards in the XFL to the position on the ground.
Jhurell Pressly (DC) – The Back from DC rounds out our top six best plays at the position. After week 1 Pressly ranks 4thin attempts in the XFL with 12. The matchup this week is a good one for him as well as he goes against a NY team who surrendered the second most yards to backs on the ground in week one (106).
Top QB Plays
Cardale Jones (DC)- Cardale leads the XFL in pass yards with 291. Jones also is third in the league with his 2 touchdowns. He next faces a NY team who gave up 231 yards on 16 completions last week along with a passing touchdown. NY also gave up 34 yards on the ground to the position on 5 runs. This bodes well for Jones rushing outlook as he is tied for first in attempts (9) and third in yards (28).
PJ Walker (HOU)- Walker was the MVP at the position last week and will be the chalky play of this weekend’s slate. Walker comes in leading the XFL in passing touchdowns (4) and second in pass yards (272). Walker added 4 runs for 26 yards last week, as well as throwing an interception. This week he faces a STL team who has yet to allow a rushing attempt to the position. STL is also tied for the second fewest pass yards allowed with 209. This would be a week to fade Walker as there are cheaper and better options to choose from.
Jordan Ta’amu (STL)- The perfect pivot to the above mentioned PJ Walker is Ta’amu. Jordan leads the XFL in rushing yards by the position (77) on the tied for first rush attempts (9). Ta’amu also is ranked sixth in the XFL with 209 passing yards and tied for 4th in passing touchdowns with 1. Ta’amu next faces a Houston team who gave up 214 yards through the air and 22 yards on the ground to the position on 5 attempts. We see Jordan making some plays with his arm and legs in this contest and that rushing upside is hard to pass up this week.
Aaron Murray / Quinton Flowers (TB)- This is a sticky situation as there is already a question mark at the position. Last week TB used Flowers when they needed a spark and he looked good in terms of rushing. Flowers rushed 5 times, 3rd most by quarterbacks, for 34 yards which is 2nd most by the position. Murray struggled but still was able to compile 231 yards (3rd most in XFL). Murray also added 1 passing touchdown. Murray however did throw the league high 2 ints which he shares with Brandon Silvers. The quarterbacks have a nice matchup coming up against a Seattle team who just gave up 291 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air, as well as 9 attempts and 28 yards on the ground. Monitor the situation but we would lean towards Murray in this one if wanting to gamble with one in your DFS line up.
Landry Jones (DAL)- Jones rounds out our top plays of the week as he is expected to make his Dallas debut this weekend in LA. Jones will return to face a Wildcats team who just gave up 272 yards and 4 touchdowns through the air. LA also gave up 26 yards on the ground to the position on 4 attempts. We like Landry to come in this weekend and be a top play.