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Four Daily Fantasy Players From the New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams

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Two Saints and two Rams to target in daily fantasy.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

If you're a daily fantasy player, before each game I will look at three/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 Rams that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)

RB Todd Gurley (LA) - $8,500

Gurley is the second most expensive RB this week ($900 cheaper than Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell), but could still provide significant value. We’ve seen the Saints continue to struggle containing opposing run games, and Gurley is the one-man show in Los Angeles. He’s handed the ball to run between the tackles, and has taken a big step forward in the passing game by catching the ball out of the backfield. He is the biggest piece of the Rams offense.

RB Mark Ingram (NO) - $8,200

Just like the Saints have struggled with the run on defense, the Rams have had similar issues. Aaron Donald is a man-beast in the interior of the Rams defensive line, but outside of that, the Rams’ defensive line can get pushed around. Last week against Minnesota, it was Latavius Murray who ran all over the Rams defense. Murray, as opposed to Jerrick McKinnon, is the power runner like Ingram, so expect Ingram to have himself a big game.

WR Cooper Kupp (LA) - $5,400

This is all about a value play here. Kupp is a whopping $4,200 cheaper than the most expensive WR available. Last week, we saw what can happen when opposing QBs are able to target a Saints CB not named “Marshon Lattimore.” With Lattimore likely lined up against either Sammy Watkins or Robert Woods, Kupp should be the beneficiary of the extra looks.

K Wil Lutz (NO) - $5,100

Lutz is only $100 cheaper than the most expensive Kicker available this week, but he’s been money all season. He might miss the occasional “gimme” FG or extra point, but he’s borderline automatic from distance. In a game that has all the makings of having a decent combined score, Lutz could still be a valuable part of your daily fantasy lineup.

My full daily fantasy lineup this week:

QB Matt Ryan (ATL) - $7,600

RB Todd Gurley (LA) - $8,500

RB Mark Ingram (NO) - $8,200

WR Cooper Kupp (LA) - $5,400

WR Mohamed Sanu (ATL) - $5,800

WR Doug Baldwin (SEA) - $7,900

TE Delanie Walker (TEN) - $5,900

K Wil Lutz (NO) - $5,100

DST Jaguars (at Cardinals) - $5,500

Dunz’s 50/50 daily fantasy record: 10-2