Even though last week wasn’t nearly as good as Week 1 for me with DFS, hopefully going back to FanDuel (my preference) will get me back into a groove. If I have a great week, I may consider ditching DraftKings entirely, as I barely play it anymore anyways. Without further ado, let’s get into this week’s picks.
QB: Aaron Rodgers ($8,900)
Player(s) you can stack him with: Jordy Nelson ($8,300), Randall Cobb ($7,100), Jared Cook ($5,000)
I’m only stacking Rodgers with Nelson this week, as I’m not a fan of Cobb or Cook, who hasn’t done anything this season, but seems to always be a trendy pick to make. Aaron Rodgers is without a doubt the most talented player in football, and after an embarrassing loss last week, I have a feeling the the “Bad Man” is going to to cause some problems for a weakened Detroit Lions defense.
QB: Marcus Mariota ($7,700)
Player(s) you can stack him with: Delanie Walker ($6,900), Tajae Sharpe ($5,800)
The Raiders defense has been bad this year. Like, really bad. Mariota may be someone I play a lot this year, as his targets are cheap and he has a relatively easy schedule. Now, Delanie Walker is currently listed as Questionable. If he is ruled out, which I honestly doubt, don’t use this stack at all.
Who to Fade
DeAngelo Williams ($8,800)
I know it’s tempting to play DeAngelo, FanDuel’s highest priced RB, in what is likely his last start as LeVeon Bell will be returning next week. But he’s playing the Eagles, who have a very underrated front 7, and a weak secondary. So if you were thinking of paying up for DeAngelo, you might as well free up an extra $700 and play Antonio Brown.
Fozzy Whittaker ($6,300)
Whittaker has been someone who has a lot of excitement surrounding him since Jonathan Stewart went down, even though he’s going to be splitting carries. Don’t even think about playing him, especially when Charles Sims III is the same price.
Don’t Sleep on These Guys
Kelvin Benjamin ($7,800)
I wasn’t high on Kelvin coming into this season, but he’s been nothing short of spectacular through the first two weeks. I have a feeling he’ll be in between 15 and 20 percent owned, which is solid for his upside.
Jeremy Langford ($6,500)
Langford, often hated on by the fantasy sports community, is projected to be around 1 or 2 percent owned in FanDuel contests, which is fantastic. The Bears will be running even more than normal after Jay Cutler was ruled out. I honestly expect a huge game from Langford against the Cowboys this week.
Eric Decker ($7,300)
I have a good feeling about the Jets offense against Kansas City, Decker in particular. Brandon Marshall likely will not play, and if he does, he’ll be limited. Expect a boatload of targets for Decker this week.
Jeremy Maclin ($7,000)
Darrelle Revis, oh man. Once the most feared corner in the league, he’s turning into a player that wideouts want to be matched up with. AJ Green destroyed him, and if you’re reading this there is no way you haven’t watched him get burned by Marquise Goodwin last Thursday night. Maclin gets more targets than most, and I expect him to be low owned. Make sure to play Jeremy in an entry or two.
Isaiah Crowell ($6,900)
Crowell, who has averaged 18 FDP per game so far, could be in for another surprising game. I don’t expect anything crazy, but it’s a solid option, as he’s a guy who most assume will get a heavy workload.
That’s gonna be it for this week, good luck to all on FanDuel or DraftKings, especially the ones who take my advice! As I did last week, I’m going to leave you with a quick list of names I like this week as well. Thanks for reading.
Charles Sims III
Carson Palmer/Larry Fitzgerald
Philip Rivers/Tyrell Williams/Travis Benjamin
Ben Roethlisberger/Antonio Brown/Jesse James
Andrew Luck/TY Hilton