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 are three Saints that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from DraftKings)
QB Taysom Hill (NO) - $6,600
Taysom Hill might only be a fraction of what Drew Brees is as a passer, but what he can do with his legs is incredibly valuable in fantasy football. Taysom has scored two rushing touchdowns in each of his three games as the Saints starting quarterback, including two passing touchdowns last week against Atlanta Falcons. At $1,500 cheaper than the most expensive quarterback available in daily fantasy this week, he’s an incredible value play this week.
WR Michael Thomas (NO) - $7,100
What Taysom Hill lacks in accuracy compared to Drew Brees, he makes up in a concerted focus on Michael Thomas in the passing game. We saw Michael Thomas’s first 100-yard receiving game of 2020 three weeks ago against the Falcons, and he repeated it against last week. At $22000 cheaper than the most expensive wide receiver available in daily fantasy this week, the reigning Offensive Player of the Year provides surprising value.
Saints D/ST - $3,800
The Saints are the NFL’s top-ranked defense now in 2020, and they’re facing a rookie quarterback in Jalen Hurts who tends to hold the ball too long. Add in the fact that the Eagles lack an explosive running game and the return of Deonte Harris on special teams for the Saints, and the Saints D/ST could be the top-scoring unit in fantasy this week.
My full daily fantasy lineup this week:
QB: Taysom Hill (NO) - $6,600
RB: Josh Jacobs (LV) - $6,300
RB: Jonathon Williams (IND) - $6,000
WR: Michael Thomas (NO) - $7,100
WR: Jamison Crowder (NYJ) - $5,400
WR: T.Y. Hilton (IND) - $5,100
TE: Mike Gesicki (MIA) - $4,500
FLEX: David Johnson (RB - HOU) - $5,200
DST: Saints (at Eagles) - $3,800
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