The Dallas Renegades and Los Angeles Kings are set to face off in a Week 2 XFL matchup on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Both teams are winless on the year and looking to gain momentum. We broke down some ideal Showdown lineup strategies for the game here:
Landry Jones, QB, Renegades ($15,000)
Jones is one of the biggest names in the XFL, and his debut is his highly-anticipated debut is something you should keep an eye on. The former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback wasn’t able to play in the season opener because of a knee injury but could be poised to help Dallas reach new heights.
Jeff Badet, WR, Renegades ($14,400)
Although Badet only totaled 3.6 DKFP in his team’s season opener, he was dealing with a thigh injury at the time. Dallas’ passing attack was also limited by fill-in signal caller Philip Nelson. Badet played for coach Bob Stoops’ brother — Mark Stoops — at Kentucky before transferring to Oklahoma in 2017. Badet established himself as a WR1 in camp while Jones was healthy, and both players have ties to the Sooners, and that might translate to on-field success.
Elijah Hood, RB, Wildcats ($7,600)
Los Angeles’ quarterback room has gotten even shakier ahead of Week 2, as Charles Kanoff has been ruled out of the game because of injuries to his shoulder and neck. The Wildcats’ preferred starter — Josh Johnson — is still listed as questionable to play because of a thigh injury. It’s unclear whether Jalan McClendon, who completed one of the four passes he threw last week, will be under center to start. Hood had 16 Carries in Week 1 and could have his workload increased because of his team’s inconsistency at quarterback.
Donald Parham, TE/WR, Renegades ($2,400)
Parham could be the biggest steal in the field. He’s a massive tight end at 6’8” and caught four passes for 40 yards in Week 1. His size alone makes him a serious red zone threat, and if Dallas’ offense improves behind Jones they should get more looks around the goal line. Parham showed that he has sturdy hands and that he can fight for yards after the catch. He’s a difficult assignment for any defense. he just needs to get his looks at the right time. You can’t beat this price.