Carson Palmer, QB Arizona Cardinals: Draftkings - $6,900
In week one Carson Palmer and the Cardinals seemed to be a little bit rusty when facing off against the New England Patriots. In week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers I believe that they will be able to execute their game plan with more efficiency. Yes both David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald had productive games, but Arizona has the ability to spread the ball around and keep teams off balance and that just did not happen in week 1. Look for Palmer to spread the ball around in week 1 making him an elite level quarterback at a mid-level price. This should benefit everyone on the Cardinals offense that was left out of the party in their week 1 matchup.
Eli Manning QB New York Giants: Draftkings - $7,600
The Saints defense can’t stop anybody they made that clear last week but we’ll let the entire state of Louisiana forget about that 4th quarter debacle. That said the G-men aren’t exactly known for their defense prowess either - especially against the pass. this one has shootout all written all over it! You want a piece of this and I’m taking Eli at home for the price… you could totally see this being a game where everyone gets a Touchdown except OBJ… spend wisely with Eli and let other blow their budget on his pricey WR1.
Theo Riddick, RB Detroit Lions: Draftkings - $4,300
If week 1 is any indication of how the season will go for the Lions then I am all in on both of their running backs. Riddick put up a monster game even though he missed a few drives due to injury. With everyone on the field being a passing option in an offense that throws it almost 50 times a game there is plenty of love to go around and Riddick will take advantage against the Tennessee Titans just as he did in his week 1 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. While he may not repeat his 2 touchdowns I think he still gets near 100 all-purpose yards and a score. His cost is well below that possible production so it makes him a steal in week 2 for me.
Zeke Elliott, RB Dallas Cowboys: Draftkings - $7,300
26 attempts, 143 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns - that was Deangelo Williams’ stat line Monday night vs. the ‘skins not even counting his 6 receptions for 28 yards! Deangelo Williams is a dinosaur compared to Zeke Elliott who is set to be unleashed this weekend. Granted Big Ben warrants a little more attention than Dak Prescott but still i think only half-shirt warrants the budget this week. C’mon you just saved a bundle starting Eli anyway right?
John Brown, WR Arizona Cardinals: Draftkings - $5,300
Brown is one of the most dynamic receivers in the NFL today and is cut from a similar cloth as another Brown that plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. His lackluster start in week 1 has his daily cost suppressed for the time being, but after this week I believe that won’t be the case. As I stated earlier with Carson Palmer the Cardinals are going to spread the ball around in week 2 and I believe that Brown will be one of the biggest benefactors of this. When all is said and done I believe that he has the chance to be the top receiver in week 2 catching a few long balls and a TD. Look for a strong bounce back over his one reception and 8 yard performance against the Patriots.
Mohamed Sanu WR Atlanta Falcons: Draftkings - $5,500
pop quiz - who ranks dead last against the pass? If you guessed Oakland you win! Yes, they faced Drew Brees and no Matt Ryan is not Drew Brees… but he’s still effective! The masses will Flock to Julio who again comes with an appropriate price tag but Sanu is the value play of the week for me. Don’t worry, he’s gonna play. (still be sure to check the pre-game reports just in case) at $5,500 who could say no?
Clive Walford, TE Oakland Raiders: Draftkings - $2,900
Let me start out by saying that I have been high on Walford all preseason as being the next breakout Tight End in the NFL. Week one was a bit of a let-down in a sense, but in another he was third in targets and receptions behind only Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. In a week 2 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons I see a shootout where both teams are airing it out a lot and if the Raiders have a first and 10 inside the 20 I see Derek Carr targeting his big Tight End in the endzone for a score or two. I see him doubling his yardage total from week 1 at a minimum and adding a score to boot.
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys: Draftkings - $4,300
9 Receptions on 14 targets is pretty solid for ol’ dad-bod Witten. Weak or inexperienced QB’s tend to lean on their big targets who are close by - thats Witten in a nutshell! I’m picking on the Redskins here but they are bottom ten in passing yards allowed and I’m betting Witten gets another healthy clip of targets this week. He could be cheaper but I’ll take him at $4,300.
Seattle Seahawks Defense: Draftkings - $3,800
I realize that Seattle is a bland pick, but did you see the Rams on Monday night against the 49ers? They were awful, I mean they were just terrible. Now the 49ers strongest part of their football team is the defense and so part of the Rams shortcomings fall there, but the Seahawks defense is an elite unit as a whole. I see them stacking the box and decapitating whatever quarterback the Los Angeles Rams decide to throw out there for sacrifice.
Detroit Lions Defense: Draftkings - $2,800
This one could blow up in my face but its to easy to take Seattle ^ right? the lions have playmakers on Defense and Tennessee isn’t too scary on offense at the moment. I the TN might figure it out this week but I’m betting on the Lions getting a turn over or two here with the titan’s out there trying to run the option! #exoticsmashmouth
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