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 Chief that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)
K Will Lutz (NO) - $4,500
Even after a big fantasy day against the Panthers (including nailing a 50+ yard game winner), Lutz still remains among the cheapest Kickers available. This is due in part because he had yet another miss last week, but I believe this week will be a perfect day for the young Kicker.
RB Mark Ingram (NO) - $6,600
Mark Ingram hasn’t had a big game yet this season, and that has caused his daily fantasy value to plummet. There’s now incredible value to be found with Ingram, who comes $2,400 cheaper than the most expensive RB available. Granted, the Chiefs defense is tough, but the Saints offense should at least give Ingram a few goal line looks over the course of the game.
WR Michael Thomas (NO) - $5,700
Michael Thomas is slowly becoming more expensive in daily fantasy, as he continues to have big games. After Brandin Cooks’s monster game against the Panthers, his cost is incredibly high. Couple that with the fact that Cooks might be lined up against CB Marcus Peters for large portions of the game, Thomas is a good bet to have another strong performance.
TE Travis Kelce (KC) - $6,300
I was actually surprised to see Kelce come so cheaply - $2,200 cheaper than the most expensive TE available. All too often we see opposing pass-catchers have wide open cushions in the middle of the field, and Kelce is one of the more reliable options for QB Alex Smith.