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 Ravens that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)
RB Alvin Kamara (NO) - $8,200
Alvin Kamara took the back seat to the return of Mark Ingram last week, but I think we see something closer to the amount of touches Kamara received through the season’s first four games. Kamara is $2,000 cheaper than the most expensive running back available, so even against a stout Ravens defense, he’s a great value play this week.
RB Mark Ingram (NO) - $7,400
Speaking of good value, Ingram is $800 cheaper than Kamara, so we’re going to double-down on the New Orleans run game. Kamara could pile up the yards, but it wouldn’t be a shock to see Ingram as the bulldozer to punch it into the end zone.
WR John Brown (BAL) - $6,500
John Brown might be one of the best value plays in all of daily fantasy this week. He’s $2,300 cheaper than the most expensive wide receiver available, so he’s a great addition to your daily fantasy lineups. With Michael Crabtree expecting to line up against Marshon Lattimore for the majority of the game, it will be Brown who will be up against PJ Williams and Ken Crawley. We saw just a couple of short weeks ago what Sterling Shepard did against this duo, so look for Brown to have similar success.
WR Willie Snead (BAL) - $5,400
Just like we’re doubling down on the Saints run game, we’re going to double down on two Ravens wide receivers. This is the revenge game for Willie Snead as he faces his former team for the first time. Everyone in the game knows that Snead will look to put up big numbers against his former teammates, so look for Joe Flacco to force the ball Snead’s way in the game.
My full daily fantasy lineup this week:
QB: Mitchell Trubisky (CHI) - $7,500
RB: Alvin Kamara (NO) - $8,200
RB: Mark Ingram (NO) - $7,400
WR: John Brown (BAL) - $6,500
WR: Willie Snead (BAL) - $5,400
WR: Julian Edelman (NE) - $7,100
TE: Eric Ebron (IND) - $6,800
FLEX: RB Tevin Coleman (ATL) - $6,300