If you're a daily fantasy player, I typically look at four players from the New Orleans Saints and their opponent’s rosters that I would target in daily fantasy (based off their value and potential results). Obviously, Saints QB Drew Brees is a safe QB for daily fantasy leagues, but spending your money on a top-tier starting QB leaves you scraping the barrel to fill out the rest of your roster.
So here are three Saints and one Panthers that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)
K Will Lutz (NO) - $4,500
Even after nailing a 50+ yard FG, the early misses and blocks hurt Lutz’s overall value. If you are a daily fantasy player, take advantage of Lutz’s value as he shouldn’t remain among the cheapest fantasy kickers for long.
WR Brandin Cooks (NO) - $7,500
The Panthers secondary greatly misses CB Josh Norman. I expect Drew Brees to have a big day, and surprisingly his #1 target in Brandin Cooks comes $2,200 cheaper than Antonio Brown of the Steelers.
WR Michael Thomas (NO) - $5,400
Speaking of Drew’s big day, another beneficiary should be rookie WR Michael Thomas, who is only slightly behind Cooks in both targets and receiving yards. A whopping $4,500 cheaper than the most expensive WR available, Thomas has logged a receiving TD in each of his last two games.
TE Greg Olsen (CAR) - $8,100
Only $300 cheaper than Gronk, whether Cam Newton or Derek Anderson is at QB for the Panthers, everyone knows the ball will be forced to Olsen at times. Unfortunately, the Saints defense continues to allow opposing tight ends to get wide open, so Olsen will be a productive Panther on Sunday (hopefully the only one).