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2 daily fantasy players from Week 8: Saints vs Bears

Two players for your daily fantasy lineups.

Chicago Bears vs New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

If you’re a daily fantasy player, before each game I will look at 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).

Is Saints QB Drew Brees still safe QB for daily fantasy leagues? Even still, spending your money on a top-tier starting QB leaves you scraping the barrel to fill out the rest of your roster.

Normally I try to find four players for your daily fantasy lineups from each week’s Saints game, but this week, the pickings are slim. So here is one Saint and one Chicago Bear that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from DraftKings)

QB Drew Brees (NO) - $6,300

Even if Drew Brees isn’t quite the quarterback he once once, his pass-catchers - with or without Michael Thomas - are still some of the best he’s had. Alvin Kamara can give Brees plenty of passing yards with yards after the catch. As the eleventh most expensive quarterback available this week, $1,800 cheaper than Patrick Mahomes, the Brees play this week is more about value than the expectation he’s going to have a monster game.

TE Jimmy Graham (CHI) - $4,600

Speaking of Saints, let’s talk about a former Saint: tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham has yet to really find the sustained level of elite play he had in New Orleans since his trade to the Seattle Seahawks, but he’s starting to produce more of late with the Chicago Bears. As the eighth-most expensive tight end, $2,400 cheaper than Travis Kelce, he provides decent value facing a Saints defense that has struggled to cover tight ends in 2020 - anyone remember “The Darren Waller Game?”

My full daily fantasy lineup this week:

QB: Drew Brees (NO) - $6,300

RB: Josh Jacobs (LV) - $6,200

RB: Giovani Bernard (CIN) - $5,800

WR: Davante Adams (GB) - $8,800

WR: AJ Green (CIN) - $4,500

WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) - $5,400

TE: Jimmy Graham (CHI) - $4,600

FLEX: Devin Singletary (RB - BUF) - $5,100

DST: Bills (vs Patriots) - $3,300


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