If you're a daily fantasy player, I looked at four players from the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants 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. And after Week 1’s blistering performance, maybe you might choose to stay away from Brees and pay the huge price tag associated with his name.
Here are four names to look at from the Saints/Raiders games that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)
QB Eli Manning - $8,100
Eli is still an expensive QB option, but he is valued $1,100 cheaper than the most expensive QB (his adversary, Drew Brees). We saw last week what Raiders QB Derek Carr was able to do with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree to the Saints defense, and now they will have to deal with Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz. On top of that, the Saints are without their top cover corner in Delvin Breaux for the foreseeable future.
WR Willie Snead - $7,200
If I won’t pay for the most expensive QB in Drew Brees, I probably won’t fork it out for the most expensive WR in OBJ ($9,400). But I’ll still want a couple offensive players from this game, so Snead might be a good value pick. We saw last week that Brees was still able to connect with Snead multiple times during the game, all the while finding time for Brandin Cooks to put up career-best numbers. In what is sure to be a high-scoring game, I’ll grab as many offensive players as I can from these two teams.
RB Mark Ingram - $7,000
Ingram comes a full $2,000 cheaper than the most expensive RB available, but he might have a fairly big game. Dallas rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott was able to put up 12 points in Fanduel scoring last week, and that was with a Dallas offense that stalled on many occasions. On just as many touches last week, Ingram was able to carry for more total rushing yards than Zeke, and he is the Saints biggest back for goal line carries.
K Will Lutz - $4,500
Personally, I love finding value at the Kicker position in daily fantasy. Lutz is in the group of the cheapest kickers available next week, coming $700 cheaper than the most expensive kicker available. I liked what I saw of Lutz last week, even with his miss, and his final kick showed he has the leg for long field goals if necessary.