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Four Daily Fantasy Players From New Orleans Saints vs New England Patriots

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One Saint and three Pats to target in daily fantasy.

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

QB Tom Brady (NE) - $9,200

I know, I know, Tom Brady is the most expensive QB available and had an average (at best) game last week. Even still, this play is about two things: the Saints’ secondary as shown in the Vikings game and the Patriots’ expected use of Brandin Cooks in Cooks’s return to New Orleans. Tom Brady is likely to shred this defense in what will likely be a high-scoring affair.

WR Brandin Cooks (NE) - $7,900

Speaking of Cooks, he comes $1,500 cheaper than the most expensive WR available, but he will surely be a focal point in the Pats offense this week as Bill Belichick will let Cooks get his revenge against New Orleans.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) - $8,100

Gronk, like Brady, is the most expensive player at his position, but he should be viewed as a possible high-value play as Brady’s favorite redzone target. Gronk had a TD called back on a penalty last week, and look for Brady to look Gronk’s way after big plays from Cooks help set up the Patriots offense.

K Wil Lutz (NO) - $4,700

Kickers and defenses are great ways to find value in daily fantasy, and Lutz looked strong in Week 1, nailing all three of his attempts. Lutz only comes $500 cheaper than the most expensive Kicker available, but Lutz should see plenty of opportunities in Week 2.

My full daily fantasy lineup this week:

QB Tom Brady (NE) - $9,200

RB Kerwynn Williams (ARI) - $6,100

RB Ty Montgomery (GB) - $6,500

WR Jarvis Landry (MIA) - $6,500

WR Brandin Cooks (NE) - $7,900

WR Stefon Diggs (MIN) - $6,500

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) - $8,100

K Wil Lutz (NO) - $4,700

DST Buccaneers (vs Chicago) - $4,500