Everyone knows the high priced stars that they’d love to load their lineups with, but you’ll need low-priced value plays to make it all work. Let’s look at who that might be for Week 2.
Values here are $5.5K and below for QBs, under $5K for RB/WR, under $4K for TE and under $3K for DEF. Contact me with any questions on Twitter @JasonWalker_72.
Josh McCown ($5,000) – McCown picks back up the bag he dropped at the end of last season. The Browns are seven point underdogs so he should be throwing, and he made value at this number four times in his last seven starts in 2015.
Carson Wentz ($5,500) – I had Wentz down here last week and he played very well, scoring 19.20 DK points on a $5K salary. Now, against the Bears, who are the third best boost to QB DFS points on the slate, Wentz is in position to repeat as a successful value play.
Trevor Siemian ($5,200) – Siemian played well enough last week to score 11.20 against a tough Panthers defensive team. This week it’s easier against the defensively broken Colts, and while the Broncos should get out to a lead and ride C.J. Anderson to victory, I think there will be enough passing opportunities here to make value for Siemian.
LeGarrette Blount ($4,000) – Patriots running backs are never safe, but the Patriots are favored by 6.5 and Blount had 22 carries last week (12 DK points) in the win over Arizona, a role surely the Patriots would love to reprise in Week 2.
Terrance West ($3,300) – West played in nearly the same amount of snaps as starter Justin Forsett (34-30) and targets (3-2) as West grabbed the only red zone opportunity between the two. Against Cleveland, who gave up a lot of offense to Philadelphia, I think West has a good chance at 3x value here.
Jeremy Langford ($4,600) – Philadelphia was supposed to have a solid front seven, but they got hit a little against Cleveland, landing 21st in rushing defense for the week. Langford is the man for the Bears, and getting a RB who plays 96.4% of RB snaps for $4.7K and he scored 14.30 last week, is great value here.
Theo Riddick ($4,300) – A long time inclusion in this space, Reddick went off against the Colts, scoring 27+ DK points, but while he’s going to come back to normalcy, point-wise, he’s still an excellent value against the weak pass defense of Tennessee.
Travis Benjamin ($4,400) – Benjamin is the WR who will benefit most from Keenan Allen’s injury. He also has a plus matchup against Jacksonville CB Davon House this week in a game that has San Diego projected to score 25 points.
Will Fuller ($4,200) – Fuller is the real deal as he had over 100 yards and that didn’t include an 80 yarder he dropped after beautifully beating the defense deep. Brock Osweiler is willing to get the ball down the field, and Fuller will be a very productive receiver that won’t be in our Value midst too much longer.
Tajae Sharpe ($4,100) – Sharpe continued his dominance of the Titans receiving staff, almost double the snaps of the next highest receiver and collecting 14.60 DK points in the process. They will likely have to throw again (The Titans were tied for fifth in pass play percentage week 1) in Detroit, which bodes well for another value filled game from Sharpe.
Jeremy Kerley ($3,000) – Yes, I am interested in a min priced receiver who gets double digit targets in Week 1 and will have to throw again in Charlotte Week 2. Chip Kelly’s offense will run a lot of plays, so Kerley, a regular in passing sets and got 54 Week 1 snaps, should be a solid value, especially at the min.
Michael Thomas ($4,000) – It was Thomas and not tight end Coby Fleener that got the middle of the field targets in Week 1, and that trend should continue in Week 2. Thomas out-snapped even Willie Snead last week, underlining his inclusion in the offensive plan.
Brent Celek ($2,600) – This is the chalk for Week 2, as Zach Ertz had a ton of targets before separating his rib and leaving Celek holding the massive target bag. Wentz threw 21% of the time to the TE position Week 1.
Virgil Green ($2,800) – Green is alone in TE land for the Broncos, as he played in 41 snaps (next highest had six) and got all five tight end pass targets in Week 1.
C.J. Uzomah ($2,600) – It was Uzomah who won the TE spot and the right to take the 21% of passes Andy Dalton throws to the tight end position. Uzomah had five targets and 59 yards in Week 1 and faces the Steelers who gave up a plethora of catches to the Washington tight ends in week 1.
Oakland Raiders ($2,700) – Yes, the Raiders just gave up 428 yards and 4 TDs to Drew Brees and the high powered Saints offense. However, they’re at home against a Falcons team that only recorded 24 points at home against the Bucs. I think the Falcons will have a tough time wandering to the west to play in strange environment as underdogs.
San Diego Chargers ($2,500) – Same scenario here as Blake Bortles take the Jaguars into San Diego, a trip the Jaguars didn’t have to make last season. The Jags add the third most value to opposing defenses on the slate.
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