Everyone loves to find a good bargain play while filling out their daily fantasy sports lineups, so the crew from the Loaded Box Podcast came together to provide you a player they believe will provide great return on investment at each position for week two of the NFL.
Please remember that the list of players below should not make up your entire lineup! But rather, sprinkling in a couple of them at different positions will allow you to build a roster not only with some bargain players who we think have a good chance of breaking out this week, but also with studs that typically perform at a high level on a weekly basis.
Let’s see what the team has in store for you this week!
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Cleveland Browns (pick made by DJ Premo)
FanDuel: $6,600 / DraftKings: $5,900
Let’s assume you have already blown your load on the top skill-position guys. Guys like DeAndre Hopkins and Todd Gurley. At this point you are low on money and you need to find a cheap quarterback who can over-perform based on price point. Look no further… TyGod Taylor has your back. Last week Taylor was magically able to put up 24 fantasy points in a game where it was raining non stop and struggled through the air going a dismal 15-of-40 for 197 yards. But what makes TyGod so special is his feet. The casual fan underestimates the value of rushing yards and TD’s when it comes to the quarterback position in fantasy football. Last week he totaled 77 rushing yards and a touchdown, that alone is 13 fantasy points. You want your RB2 to put up stats similar to this. Let’s get into the upcoming matchup with the Saints. Last week the Saints weren’t able to stop anything through the air against Ryan Fitzpatrick, but were solid defensively against the run. I truly believe this is where you get to see all of those exciting toys for Tyrod come to life as they are playing on a fast track in the dome. I am playing Jarvis Landry and David Njoku in all fantasy leagues if they are on my team. The Saints will score and the Browns have the fire power to stay in this game. Bet the over, bet the Browns, play T-Mobile and bathe in the money.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, New York Jets (pick made by Mikey Ostrowski)
FanDuel: $6,400 / DraftKings: $4,600
Crowell was a prime candidate for a breakout season last year, but the Cleveland Browns just couldn’t do it for him. However, in week one with his new team, the Jets, he had over 100 yards and two touchdowns in only 10 touches. He gets a favorable matchup against Miami that allowed Dion Lewis to gain 4.7 yards per carry last week. If the Jets are smart, they’ll increase Crowell’s workload and he could be a steal in DFS. Use Crowell as a bargain play and use what you saved to snag an extra elite guy.
Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (pick made by Robert Molnar)
FanDuel: $5,000 / DraftKings: $3,500
Finishing the season with an extremely strong run last year, Clement entered 2018 in a battle for snaps with the ageless Darren Sproles. However, with Sproles ruled out for Sunday, Clement presents fantasy players with an extreme value play. Likely to receive more than a few looks on passing downs, Clement also comes up against a Tampa Bay defense that was destroyed last week by Alvin Kamara. While not a major threat in the run game, look for the Eagles to get Clement involved on passing downs and utilize him when the team is in the redzone.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins (pick made by Ben Morgan)
FanDuel: $6,000 / DraftKings: $4,900
Crowder put up a clunker in week one scoring just five fantasy points in his matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. However, I expect a jump in Crowder’s numbers this week as Alex Smith is going to have to push the ball downfield a little more to keep up with Andrew Luck and a Colts’ offense that threw the ball 53 times last week. Smith targeted wide receivers just 13 times in the Redskins’ week-one game against the Cardinals, but the pace of that game was much different than what I’m expecting Sunday against Indianapolis. I don’t see the Redskins jumping out to an early lead and playing a conservative, protect the ball type of offense. They are going to need to throw the ball to make some plays downfield in this game, and using Crowder means you may just find yourself on the right end of a bargain play that most of your opponents won’t even be considering due to his poor numbers from last week.
Dante Pettis, Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers (pick made by Ryan Miner)
FanDuel: $4,500 / DraftKings: $4,000
With Marquise Goodwin out for this juicy matchup against the Lions, Pettis will step right in to fill the hole Goodwin leaves. Finishing last week with two catches for 61 yards and a touchdown on five targets, expect the targets, catches and yards to all go up against a horrible Lions’ secondary. For a player you’re getting dirt cheap, take this potential WR2 and slot him into your WR3/Flex spot.
George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers (pick made by Ben Morgan)
FanDuel: $5,600 / DraftKings: $3,800
One consistent thing about the Detroit Lions’ defense over the last few years has been their inability to cover opposing team’s tight ends. This should work out well for Kittle who went for 90 yards on nine targets last week, in what could have been a 150+ yards and multiple touchdown performance, if it wasn’t for a couple of overthrows by Jimmy Garoppolo. While it’s not like the Lions got burned by Jets’ tight ends last week, but go ahead and tell me who plays tight end for the New York Jets… your Google history now shows something along the lines of, “New York Jets starting tight end.” Kittle will find his way into each of my DFS lineups this week as a bargain play in a nice position to perform as a top-three tight end.
If you want more daily fantasy bargains, stacks and suggestions for week two, be sure to check out the latest episode of the Loaded Box Podcast as the guys get you ready for the second week of the NFL season!