We sincerely hope that Week 2 Daily Fantasy Football goes better than your Week 1 efforts! (That’s if you did good or bad, you always want to win better the next week!)
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So our “Value Plays” columns start off with the quarterbacks position, once again.
Last week’s quarterbacks play was a little dismal overall, unless you loaded up on Tom Brady and Marcus Mariota in most of your contests.
Mariota’s salary climbs up from $7,100 to just $7,400 at Cleveland, but you have to remember that his salary was already created and posted for Week 2 before he threw a single pass against the Buccaneers Sunday.
Next week, I imagine his salary will climb up closer to the $8,000 mark, after his four-touchdown debut – no matter what happens in Week 2.
Our friends over at FantasyKnuckleheads.com created a superb Daily Fantasy Football Optimal Lineup Tool, which is definitely one of the best DFS tools around.
Don’t forget to also use Doug Anderson’s “Fantasy Points Allowed by Position,” where he breaks down the ability of defenses going up against each Fantasy position. The best part is – it breaks it down according to the individual scoring rules on several DFS sites.
Week 2 Daily Fantasy Football: 3 FanDuel Value Plays at QB
We handpicked a threesome for your Daily Fantasy Football pleasure! These three quarterbacks are good plays considering their prices and their matchups in Week 2.
Nick Foles, St. Louis at Washington ($6,500): The best spots to find quarterbacks that turn in 3.00 values (proj. pts/(0.001*salary)) is among those priced between $5,000-$5,900 and those priced between $9,000-$9,900. Foles’ salary is close enough for me! Foles was three yards short of 300 yards against the Seahawks, and the Redskins are no Seahawks.
Nick Foles on passes 15+ yards downfield Sun: 7-8, 175 yds, TD Seahawks were best in NFL at defending those in 2014: pic.twitter.com/kfYYXQQekg
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 14, 2015
Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay ($8,900): After watching Mariota and the Titans take apart the Buccaneers, Brees looks like a gem – especially with WR Brandon Coleman stepping up. He threw the ball 48 times in Week 1, and the Saints will likely have more success through the air than on the ground against Tampa Bay.
Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay at New Orleans ($6,600): I know I’m beating a dead Seminole here, but I like that Week 2 is on the road against a team that gave up three passing touchdowns and over 300 passing yards in Week 1. The Saints couldn’t get to Carson Palmer once (and the Cardinals have a banged up offensive line), so I expect Winston to have more time.
3 Quarterbacks to Avoid on FanDuel
This trio of quarterbacks are players you should stay away from for the upcoming weekend of NFL action. Some of these players might be worth a contrarian play in a GPP tournament, but for the most part, they’re players to avoid.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Seattle ($9,300): For the second week in a row, I recommend sitting the QB with the highest salary. I don’t expect the Seahawks pass defense to be as bad as it was in Week 1. If I’m paying big for a QB, it’s going to be for Matt Ryan ($8,700) against the Giants.
Tom Brady, New England at Buffalo ($8,300): Relax, Patriots fans, I’m not crapping on your quarterback. I do, however, think that this Bills defense held Andrew Luck and the Colts high-powered offense to just 243 yards on 49 passes. But if you’re thinking about playing him, here’s some interesting info that will help your decision:
I realize circumstances have changed this year, but boy does Tom Brady like going to Buffalo. pic.twitter.com/iuOgZWdU4U
— Phil Alexander (@PhilTWR) September 15, 2015
Unfortunately, I’d rather just steer clear of this situation in Daily Fantasy play altogether.
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia ($8,500): The Cowboys will do their best to slow down the Eagles offense, which means they’ll want to control the clock with a lot of running plays. Romo averaged just 30 passes and 232 yards in two games against the Eagles last year, and he doesn’t have Dez Bryant for a while.
Hopefully, these Week 2 Value Plays at quarterbacks will help you in both your 50/50 games and your GPP tournaments, or whichever Daily Fantasy Football site you play on!
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