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Four Daily Fantasy Players From New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Two Saints and two Lions for daily fantasy.

Detroit Lions v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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 one Saint and three Lions that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)

TE Cameron Brate (TB) - $5,600

Brate came bursting onto the scene midseason and has slowly tapered off, but at $1,900 cheaper than the most expensive TE available, he provides tremendous value as one of QB Jameis Winston’s top receiving targets.

WR Michael Thomas (NO) - $6,600

You need to zig when they zag. Last week was a safe bet for the Saints to try to find WR Brandin Cooks after his outspoken displeasure with his number of targets the week before. This week, the Saints will go back to using Thomas as the primary option for Drew Brees, and at $2,300 cheaper than the most expensive WR available, he’s a great play this week.

QB Drew Brees (NO) - $8,700

Brees is actually the most expensive QB available this week, but he’s one of the safer plays out there. His value (even though he’s the most expensive QB comparatively speaking) is still lower than it has been other weeks, and he’ll be looking to rebound after a tough game against the Lions.

WR Mike Evans (TB) - $8,900

Here’s another case of actually choosing the most expensive player on the board. Evans has surprisingly been the most productive daily fantasy WR in all of football this season, and against a Saints secondary that continues to give up big plays, expect this week to be no different.

My full daily fantasy lineup this week:

QB Drew Brees (NO) - $8,700

RB Matt Forte (NYJ) - $7,700

RB Jeremy Hill (CIN) - $6,900

WR Mike Evans (TB) - $8,900

WR Michael Thomas (NO) - $6,600

WR Stefon Diggs (MIN) - $6,600

TE Cameron Brate (TB) - $5,600

K Mike Nugent (CIN) - $4,500

DST Jets (vs 49ers) - $4,500