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.
So here are three Saints and one Packer that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from DraftKings)
QB Drew Brees (NO) - $6,200
Even if Drew Brees isn’t quite the quarterback he once once, his pass-catchers - even 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 thirteenth most expensive quarterback available this week, $1,600 cheaper Lamar Jackson, Brees is actually a solid value play this week.
RB Alvin Kamara (NO) - $7,900
Speaking of Kamara, he doesn’t provide quite the value that Brees does, as he’s still the third-most expensive running back, but still $1,300 cheaper than the most expensive option. Without Michael Thomas, the offense has been rolling through Kamara, and he has four touchdowns already through the season’s first two weeks.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB) - $4,900
“MVS” is slowly emerging as the number two receiving option for the Packers, and with Davante Adams likely lining up against Marshon Lattimore, MVS could wind up seeing the majority of Aaron Rodgers’s targets this game. MVS is also a threat to go deep, and we’ve seen how the Saints can get burned on big plays.
TE Jared Cook (NO) - $5,500
Jared Cook became Drew Brees’s favorite target on third downs last week, and without Michael Thomas and with Emmanuel Sanders still learning the Saints playbook, Cook’s chemistry with Brees has been invaluable for this Saints offense. Despite Cook’s solid numbers so far in 2020, he’s still only the sixth-most expensive tight end available this week, $1,500 cheaper than Kansas City’s Travis Kelce.
My full daily fantasy lineup this week:
QB: Drew Brees (NO) - $6,200
RB: Alvin Kamara (NO) - $7,900
RB: Mike Davis (CAR) - $5,100
WR: Will Fuller (HOU) - $6,000
WR: Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB) - $4,900
WR: Darius Slayton (NYG) - $4,900
TE: Jared Cook (NO) - $5,500
FLEX: Kenyan Drake (ARI - RB) - $6,000
DST: 49ers (at Giants) - $3,500
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