Hello everyone and welcome to my DFS likes of week 2. I’ve actually taken a slightly different approach this weekend. As I solely focused on players from the Sunday – Monday night games. But I have some gems for the earlier games Sunday so don’t you worry. With that said, lets get this started.
Tom Brady– DraftKings– $ 7,900. FanDuel– $9,200
Tom Brady is the most expensive QB this week on both sites, but this is going to be one of the very few weeks where you can pay small else where and still get production. However, despite his price tag, Brady will be playing in super dome against one of the worse defenses in the league and against an offense that features Drew Brees and co. Dating back to last year, the Saints have given up the 9th most points to fantasy QBs and of course we all remember what Same Bradford did to them on Monday night. Im not usual a fan of spending big money on QBs in DFS because you can find so much more value with the cheaper QBs, but Brady is looking really good this week, regardless if Amendola plays or not.
Philip Rivers– DraftKings– $5,800. FanDuel– $7,000
Last week Philip Rivers had a great showing against division rival, the Denver Broncos. He was 22/33 for 192 yards and 3 touchdowns. Rivers looked good and its a very good sign for those who waited in fantasy league drafts for a QB and risked relying on him. Rivers and the Chargers head back to their new home in LA to take on the Dolphins, a defense that allowed the 3rd most points to QBs last year. I actually believe this game has sneaky shootout potential as the Dolphins, even with Cutler, should be pretty good at scoring points. Rivers has a healthy Keanan Allen and 2 tight ends that he needs to take advantage of. Oh yea, lets not forget Melvin Gordon opening up the passing lanes.
Aaron Rodgers: Home against ATL, a team that gave up the MOST points to QB’s last year. Like Brady, he’s worth the price tag this week.
Jamies Winston: Having 2 weeks to prepare can bode well for Famous Jamies. We all expect him to be lights out this year, I believe he’ll hit the ground running at home against a mediocre, at best, Bears defense.
Ty Montgomery– DraftKings– $5,800. FanDuel– $6,500.
There must be something I don’t see here, but believe it or not, Montgomery is cheaper on sites this week than he was last week. The Falcons defense last week allowed both Cohen and Howard to score double digit fantasy points. Both of them also happened to score a TD. Montgomery doesn’t split carries and is the CLEAR guy in the backfield. The Falcons were one of the worse teams in defending running backs out the backfield and they continue to be bad in the early stages of 2017. He’s a must have for me this week; he’s a RB1 this week for the price tag of a RB2/Flex.
Jay Ajayi: I cant quite explain why I like the Dolphins offense, but Ajayi is definitely one of the reasons why. He’s priced out fairly cheaper than backs like Bell and Elliot, whom I don’t like this week. Ajayi should have a productive week.
James White: This game should be a shootout and Brady should have at least 3 touchdowns. With lack of talent and depth at WR, I’m not buying that the Patriots would elect to play Burkhead at the slot over White. Regardless of where he’s catching the ball, I expect 5-7 targets with around 10 carries. He’s a cheap play allowing you to spend else where.
Julio Jones– DraftKings– $9,200. FanDuel– $8,800.
He comes at a very expensive price tag but I do expect Julio to excel in this game. Like many games this weekend, this should have shootout potential and the Packers quite frankly don’t have anyone who can keep up with Julio. Packers defense looked good last week but that was against a horrid Seattle offensive line. Don’t forget, the Packers gave up the MOST points to WR’s just last yr and have been doing so for the past 3 seasons. This can very well be a 200 receiving yard day for Julio. Yes, I said 200.
Davante Adams: He didn’t have a great week 1, but he’s penciled in for 7-10 targets each game in a offense that should be scoring in bunches and is up against a sub-par secondary. He’s cheaper than Cobb and that baffles me. Cobb led the team in targets a week ago, but then again that was against a Seattle defense that planned to stop the other 2 wide receivers and didn’t pay much attention Cobb. Adams is the guy this week.
Coby Fleener- DraftKings– $3,100. FanDuel– $5,300.
He was my sleeper pick last week and he prove me right having a pretty nice day against a Minnesota defense that more or less shut down the Saints offense. Coby Fleener has been boom or bust since entering the league. Last year he only scored double digit points 3 times and always seemed to disappear in games. But after a solid week 1 and still no Snead in what should, yet again, be a shootout game. Last week the Patriots shut down Travis Kelce, but they purposely focused on him. The Patriots aren’t worried about Fleener going into this one, which is exactly why he’ll have back to back weeks with double digit points and touchdowns.
Buccaneers- DraftKings– $3,200. FanDuel– $4,500
I’ll keep this quick and easy. Cohen isn’t going to run wild again, the Bears have no WR’s and the Mike Glennon is, well, Mike Glennon. With two weeks to prepare, I would be VERY surprised if the Bucs gave up more that 17 points.