FanDuel Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 2
If you've never played daily fantasy football on FanDuel before, it's time to start. Unlike traditional leagues, you're able to select the players you want on that specific day only, giving you a different squad to root for each and every week.
Here at numberFire we offer great tools for premium members. The analysis below is meant to help you understand why some of these players are top picks in our tools and projections because we don't want you going into the weekend completely blind. We want to help you. Keep in mind, however, that things can change drastically if an injury is announced, so make sure you're double checking the tools and projections as close as possible to kickoff.
Let's break down the main slate on FanDuel for this week.
Drew Brees (FanDuel Price: $8,700) - Between Brees, Tom Brady ($9,200), Aaron Rodgers ($9,100), and Matt Ryan ($8,200), someone is going to go underowned. After Sam Bradford torched the Saints on Monday Night Football, it probably won't be Brady. After Rodgers put up 17.54 FanDuel points against the Seahawks, it probably won't be him, either. With Ryan's price where it is, you can just take the discount. Of course, all are in stellar spots for different reasons. They're our top four projected passers on the week, separated only barely.
In Brees' favor, Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower missed practice Wednesday with an MCL injury, and they were just dismantled by the Chiefs. Brees, even if he's not low owned, thrives at home. He had an 8.83 adjusted yards per attempt mark at home in 2016 and produced nearly 24 FanDuel points per game even against top-half pass defenses.
Russell Wilson ($8,100) - If there's reason to believe that Brees will be low owned, then there's plenty of reason to believe that Wilson will be after he posted a massive dud in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers. Wilson's Seahawks are 13.5-point favorites with at 28.25-point implied total in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, who ranked 26th in pass defense by our metrics in 2016. Our projections actually place Wilson behind only Ryan in terms of projected FanDuel point per dollar this week.
Jared Goff ($6,500) - We're not just chasing points here. Goff was actually good in Week 1. He was 6 of 7 on deep passes (passes that traveled longer than 15 yards) for 157 yards and a touchdown against the Colts. Washington ranked 21st in explosive pass plays in 2016 and 24th by our Net Expected Points (NEP) metrics. At $6,500, Goff lineups will automatically help you differentiate from the lineups that spend $8,000 or more on the elite quarterbacks this week.
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