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 Eagles that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)
QB Carson Wentz (PHI) - $7,700
I could see this game being a shootout, with a lot of fantasy points to be had across the board. While the Saints defense has been stout against the run, they have struggled consistently against the pass. And that lines up great for the Eagles, as they lean heavily on the pass after losing Jay Ajayi to injury. At $1,800 cheaper than the most expensive QB available for daily fantasy, he’s a great value play this week.
WR Golden Tate (PHI) - $6,600
Because Tate failed to impress in his first week with the Eagles, he comes a whopping $2,200 cheaper than the most expensive WR available in daily fantasy. Tate is a notorious Saints killer in his career, and could look to give PJ Williams fits out of the slot all game.
WR Alshon Jeffery (PHI) - $7,300
Another Eagles pass-catcher that could have a big game is the Eagles WR1, Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery is $1,500 cheaper than the most expensive WR this week. He is likely to be lined up against Marshon Lattimore most of the game, but the Eagles will move Tate, Jeffery and Zach Ertz around the formation, getting Lattimore off Jeffery when possible.
WR Michael Thomas (NO) - $8,800
Michael Thomas is actually the most expensive WR this week, but he’s still a great play. With Brandon Marshall under contract for less than a week, Thomas will still eat up the bulk of Drew Brees’s passes. The Eagles secondary has just lost CB Ronald Darby to season-ending injury, and Thomas will look to capitalize in what I anticipate being a shootout.
My full daily fantasy lineup this week:
QB: Carson Wentz (PHI) - $7,700
RB: David Johnson (ARI) - $7,900
RB: Aaron Jones (GB) - $6,700
WR: Alshon Jeffery (PHI) - $7,300
WR: Golden Tate (PHI) - $6,600
WR: Michael Thomas (NO) - $8,800
TE: Jared Cook (OAK) - $5,500
FLEX: RB Dion Lewis (TEN) - $5,900