We entered the XFL Week 1 slate basically taking shots in the dark when it came to fantasy plays on DraftKings. While everything is still relatively new, at least we’ve now seen how each team plans to operate heading into Week 2.
Two value RBs that were heavily involved in the passing game have seen their salaries jump up this week, but are still potentially underpriced given the roles we saw from them in Week 1. Here’s a look at Trey Williams and Lance Dunbar heading into Week 2.
Trey Williams ($5,000), Seattle Dragons
Seattle will be playing its home opener against a Tampa team that put up just three points last week. The good news is that this could be a game the Dragons get the lead and lean on the running game. The bad news is that may phase Williams out of the game plan. Williams was fine on his three carries, gaining 16 yards, but his major impact came through the air. While his 4-27-1 line on five targets led to 14.3 DKFP, those numbers also came in a 31-19 loss at DC, with the Dragons trailing the entire game. Williams is still third on the depth chart, behind Kenneth Farrow ($6,100) and Ja’Quan Gardner ($4,000), who combined for 20 touches last week. If this is a more competitive game, we could see Williams’ role shrink.
Lance Dunbar ($4,600), Dallas Renegades
Dunbar is a name you should remember for his role in the Cowboys’ backfield over the years. Primarily used as a pass-catcher, that’s exactly what he did for his new Dallas team in Week 1, securing all six of his targets for 29 yards. The surprising part of Dunbar’s effort was that he got five carries for 27 yards — more than Cameron Artis-Payne ($5,600), who earned just two carries. This was a one possession game throughout, so it looks like Dallas might just look to avoid the run game. If that’s the case, Dunbar could be an excellent value if he’s going to lead the backfield in touches. With Landry Jones ($9,500) expected to finally claim his starting job, that could just help open up more offense.
The play: Dunbar
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