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Four Daily Fantasy Players From New Orleans Saints vs Arizona Cardinals

Two Saints and two Cardinals to target in daily fantasy.

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If you're a daily fantasy player, I 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 two Saints and two Cardinals that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)

RB David Johnson (ARI) - $9,800

How could you really pick anyone else? He’s been the league’s most productive back (in total yards from scrimmage) and is facing one of the leagues worst defenses. The fact that he is the most expensive RB available (and the single most expensive player in all of daily fantasy) is irrelevant - Johnson will most likely be worth his cost.

WR Brandin Cooks (NO) - $6,300

Coming $2,300 cheaper than the most expensive WR available, Cooks provides great value. In a game that has all of the makings to be a shootout, it’ll be good to grab as many pass-catchers as possible (David Johnson counts as a pass-catcher too).

WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) - $7,200

Sticking with the pass-catching theme, Fitz remains QB Carson Palmer’s primary option, even at this point in Fitz’s career. We all know the Saints secondary is not the greatest (to say the least), so expect Fitzgerald to have a big game.

TE Coby Fleener (NO) - $5,100

Honestly, there aren’t that many quality TE’s in the league right now. Fleener comes $2,100 cheaper than the most expensive TE available, and that value is important when David Johnson ate up such a massive chunk of available salary. Still, though, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Fleener to have a big game against the Cardinals defense.

My full daily fantasy lineup this week:

QB Derek Carr (OAK) - $7,900

RB David Johnson (ARI) - $9,800

RB Devonta Freeman (ATL) - $7,700

WR Brandin Cooks (NO) - $6,300

WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) - $7,200

WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) - $6,700

TE Coby Fleener (NO) - $5,100

K Matt Prater (DET) - $4,800

DST Chiefs (vs Titans) - $4,500