Week 2 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cowboys vs Chargers

Fantasy football picks for the Cowboys vs Chargers Week 2 matchup.
Fantasy football picks for the Cowboys vs Chargers Week 2 matchup. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Two exciting offenses will meet in Week 2 as the Dallas Cowboys travel to face the Los Angeles Chargers. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Chargers as 2.5-point favorites, indicating what could be a tight contest.

If you need some help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 2 clash.

Dalton Schultz Fantasy

Start Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz had a productive night in the season-opener, catching all six of his targets and turning them into 45 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Schultz ranked as TE14 in PPR scoring, and he encouragingly played in 68% of the team's offensive snaps. Plus Dallas now has a huge receiving hole after Michael Gallup's injury, and the other wideouts behind him on the depth chart are nothing inspiring. That could vault Schultz into being the No. 3 passing option on a team that racked up 58 attempts in Week 1 alone. This contest should also be high scoring, which makes Schultz a great streaming option for those in need of a TE this week.

Mike Williams Fantasy

Start Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams started his 2021 campaign in a huge way. The fifth-year pro saw 12 targets, turning them into 8 receptions for 82 yards and a TD. In fact, he only trailed Keenan Allen by a single target for the team high, and the next-closest receiver saw just 5 targets. Williams is firmly planted in as Justin Herbert's No. 2 option, which is a prime role to be in, especially against this Cowboys secondary. Dallas surrendered the fifth-most PPR points to WRs (41.99) and third-most passing yards (379) in Week 1. Williams could easily repeat, or even surpass, his WR14 performance from Sunday in this one.

Blake Jarwin Fantasy

Sit Blake Jarwin, TE, Dallas Cowboys: Blake Jarwin appears to be the second fiddle to Schultz on the Cowboys' tight end depth chart. He received just 4 targets, resulting in 3 receptions for 20 yards last Thursday. Schultz demonstrated better play-making abilities in space as well, racking up 5.2 YAC per reception, compared to just 1.7 YAC/R for Jarwin. In order to fill the receiving gap with Gallup sidelined, Schultz is the much more likely candidate to see a boost in usage. Given that Schultz (68%) also out-snapped Jarwin (57%), we'd avoid the latter if you're targeting a Dallas tight end in Week 2.

Chargers D/ST Fantasy

Sit Chargers D/ST: This game is shaping up to be a shootout between two high-powered offenses. FanDuel Sportsbook has set the over/under at 55.5, which is tied for the highest total on the Week 2 slate. That's bad news for anyone looking to the Chargers D/ST. This unit held pat with just 16 points allowed to the Washington Football Team on Sunday, and they recorded an interception, but they're an avoid against Dallas. The Cowboys racked up the third-most total yards (451) across the league in Week 1, and this offense looks like a juggernaut again with Dak Prescott healthy. Look elsehwere for streaming options in Week 2.

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.