If you're a daily fantasy player, I looked at four players from the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders 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. Here are four names to look at from the Saints/Raiders games that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)
TE Coby Fleener - $5,400
Fleener is currently valued only $900 above the cheapest Tight Ends for Week 1, but $3,300 cheaper than the most expensive. Fleener is absurdly underrated currently for daily fantasy over at Fanduel. If Fleener is used to expectations for Week 1, don't expect him to come as cheaply in future weeks.
RB Latavius Murray - $6,600
Murray is currently valued $1,100 higher than the cheapest Running Backs for Week 1 and $2,300 cheaper than the most expensive. Until the New Orleans Saints defense shows it can stop NFL starting running backs, Murray might be a good value pick. 2016 First Round Pick Sheldon Rankins was placed on IR by the Saints, so his absence in the middle of the defensive line won't hurt Murray's causes.
WR Amari Cooper - $7,100
Like with Murray, until the new Saints defense shows they can stop opposing #1 wide receivers, Cooper is a safe play. He's currently $3,600 more expensive than the cheapest wideouts available and $2,300 cheaper than the most expensive.
WR Michael Thomas - $4,900
This is if you're really stretching your last dollars to fill out your roster. Thomas has the potential to explode in the New Orleans offense, and he comes only $400 more than the cheapest wide receivers available and a whopping $4,500 off from the most expensive. Thomas could be the biggest value you have in your lineup, or he could be a total waste of money. In any case, he won't cost you much to start.