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Four Daily Fantasy Players From New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

Two Saints and two Panthers 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 two Saints and two Panthers that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)

RB - Christian McCaffrey (CAR) - $6,800

It’s important to keep in mind that Fanduel is .5 PPR, which makes a big difference for McCaffrey, as he gets most of his value catching passes out of the backfield. With Greg Olsen sent to miss a few weeks due to injury, Cam Newton might lean on McCaffrey more with short dumpoffs in the middle of the field. Coming in $1,800 cheaper than the most expensive RB available, he’s a great value.

WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) - $6,600

Another player who will likely be asked to step up in the wake of the Olsen injury, Kelvin Benjamin will probably move into the role of Cam’s #1 receiver down the field. He’s a solid $1,500 cheaper than the most expensive WR available.

TE Coby Fleener (NO) - $5,700

In a reverse Kelvin Benjamin situation, the Tight End Fleener has been asked to step up during the absence of one of his team’s primary Wide Receivers. He’s been at or near the top of the Saints leaders in reception yards each of the last two games with a TD in each, and daily fantasy values have yet to reflect Fleener’s usage where he comes a whopping $2,700 cheaper than the most expensive TE available.

K Wil Lutz (NO) - $4,600

Wil Lutz has averaged the 6th most points of any active Kicker the first two weeks of the season, but is still among the cheapest kickers out there ($600 cheaper than the most expensive Kicker available).

My full daily fantasy lineup this week:

QB Kirk Cousins (WAS) - $7,600

RB Christian McCaffrey (CAR) - $6,800

RB CJ Anderson (DEN) - $6,900

WR Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) - $6,600

WR Amari Cooper (OAK) - $7.700

WR Antonio Brown (PIT) - $9,000

TE Coby Fleener (NO) - $5,700

K Wil Lutz (NO) - $4,600

DST Broncos (@ Bills) - $5,100