St. Louis 1-1
New York 1-1
Los Angeles 0-2
Tampa Bay 0-2
Cardale Jones – LA’s defense is god awful, all corners for LA are ranked 25th+ against the pass. Cardale should eat and continue having success with the deep ball.
PJ Walker– Walker could find his way in the NFL at some point. Am I saying he will start? No, but will he have a shot? HELL YES. Walker has looked like XFL’s early MVP and He should continue to get work done. His price is a little crazy, but we know what we are going to get.
Landry Jones – Going against a Seattle team that has been god awful start the year and that his because of Brandon Silvers who has finished back to back weeks with the lowest passing grade.
Jordan Ta’amu – Leads the XFL in completion rate and runs more than any other QB. To me he is in play in all formats, but absolutely a cash lock.
Josh Johnson -Had the best passing grade last week according to PFF. Gamescript should lean heavily in Johnson’s favor against the defenders. I love Johnson in GPP’s, but he is far from a core play.
Honorable Mention- Matt McGloin – he is bad, but he is cheap and will be throwing quite often.
Cameron Artis Payne – If you continued to sleep on the ex-NFL back last week, well you missed out. Payne leads all RBs on Dallas in routes ran and will continue to be fed.
Donnell Pumphrey – He looked great last week, involved in the passing game.
Lance Dunbar – Everyone will jump on Artis-Payne and this is where Dunbar will go under owned. Dunbar is third in points per game amount running backs and has 23 total touches in two games. A TD is coming this week! ALL ABOARDDDDDDDD!
James Butler – Highest priced RB on the slate and he is the clear cut back in one of the best offenses in the XFL, but again can we trust RBs in this league? I am going to vote no.
Elijah Hood – Cheap at $5,600 and has played at least 60% of the snaps. He is getting a ton of targets, but he is seeing quite a bit of routes. I am fine with Hood in cash and GPPS at that p/$.
Jaques Patrick – Another cheap RB who lead his team in snaps last week. Tim Cook is also really cheap and should carry ownership. I believe Patrick is the perfect pivot.
Cam Phillips – He is clearly the best WR on Houston, but his price is literally INSANE. I won’t say he isn’t a great play, but we are asking for quite a bit at that price. GPP only.
Sammie Coates (62% snaps)/ Khalil Lewis (73% snaps)/ Nick Holley (89%) – I would honestly rather attack this offense with these guys. All cheaper and still will get an insane amount of volume. Holley is another guy that is still cheap and I have no problem attacking with him again this week.
Reece Horn (75%)/ Tolliver (66%)/ Daniel Williams (59%) – With Nick Truesdell out this week, we can expect an uptick in volume for all three of these guys. Williams is the clear cut better WR, as he is second overall with 2.2 routes. All three are perfectly fine plays, just remember that this offense has been struggling to SCORE.
Flynn Nagel/ Donald Parham/ Josh Crockett/ Jeff Badet – Are all fine plays if you want to attack with Seattle, I am just struggling to do that. These would be the guys I would attack in GPPS, Badet being my favorite and Nagel behind him.
Kennan Reynolds – Played literally every snap last week and is underpriced. Every snap? Underpriced? You know what to do.
Nelson Spruce – Dude is a stud, led the AFL and is on his way to do the same in the XFL. Play this man, he gets fed.
De’Mornay Pierson-El – If Washington is out, Pierson-El becomes a core play. Overall he is a WR I will have exposure to.
Thoughts with the XFL you really can’t overthink things. Running bcks are not a must play in this league and I will probably go week by week paying down. If a team literally sucks, it means they suck. Seattle, Tampa, and New York are god awful. I struggle having confidence in players, especially WRs on a team where the quarterback can’t get shit done.