Ari@Buf 01:00PM ET
David Johnson - I’m hoping his lack of playing time last week keeps his ownership down in week 3. He only played 62% of the snaps since AZ was kicking the shit out of TB. He played 95% of the snaps in week 1. He catches balls and has an extremely high floor in fantasy. The Bills haven’t been good against RBs and the Cards are going to score points in this one. Sign me up!
Larry Fitzgerald - He's leading WRs in Red Zone targets through 2 weeks with 6. He’s been awesome in both games, with a ton of targets, and the Bills have given up the 3rd most fantasy points to WRs on the season.
Cardinals D - I like Cards D this week. Not my favorite though!
Carson Palmer - He was great last week against TB, but the Bills have been a tougher against QBs. At $7,200, I’m paying for other QBs this week.
LeSean McCoy - McCoy is playing a lot and getting targets but that AZ D is too tough to pay $6,500.
Bal@Jax 01:00PM ET
Joe Flacco - Flacco gets a great matchup against against the Jags this week. Rodgers had 23 DK points in week 1, and Rivers had 24 last week.
Allen Robinson - He's had tough matchups so far, but he’s seen plenty of targets, averaging 10 targets per game. The Ravens allowed the 5th most points to WRs last year and haven’t given up much this year. That’s a small sample size that we can take advantage of this week and get lower ownership with a high upside player.
Dennis Pitta - Pitta got 12 targets last week (!!!!!) but 4 the week before. He’s the hot TE this week and for good reasons, against a weak Jags D. But if you're playing the all 16 game slate, I'm going Fleener for the same price!
Mike Wallace - He's has been amazing so far this year with 19 and 20 fantasy point games. But he has 7 total catches through 2 games! He’s on pace for 56 catches and 24 touchdowns. That can’t happen. FADE.
Blake Bortles - The Ravens have been somewhat tough against QBs this year.
The running game for both teams.
Cle@Mia 01:00PM ET
Ryan Tannehill - He had 28 DK points last week chasing New England. Now he gets the complete opposite game script with the Browns coming to town. But the Browns suck. And the Dolphins have the 4th highest projected team total on the week. I like him, and want to pair him with a receiver or 2.
With DeVante Parker now healthy, the Dolphins ran with 3 WRs for most of the game. He played 92% of the snaps.
Jarvis Landry: 10, 13
Kenny Stills: 5, 4
DeVante Parker: DNP, 13
DeVante Parker - Landry will be a popular play this week, and has a high floor. But give me the upside of Parker for $1,700 less. The 23 year old was a popular sleeper heading into the season, did not play in week 1, and had a quiet 13 targets in his first game back. He’s 6’3”, 209 lbs, and runs a 4.45 40. Sign me up!
Dolphins D - My favorite defense on the week. They’re only $3,000 and Miami is favored by 10 points in this one.
Browns - Duke Johnson is always intriguing in PPR leagues (DK), but there isn’t a lot of upside here.
Den@Cin 01:00PM ET
C.J. Uzomah - The Bengals TE got 8 targets last week and is $2,500. It’s a decent GPP play if you need a minimum priced TE to fit in your lineup.
CJ Anderson -He has a decent matchup, but the Broncos are only projected to score 18.8 points. At $7,300, I’d rather pay for a different RB.
Det@GB 01:00PM ET
Aaron Rodgers - Rodgers gets a great matchup against a terrible Lions D, who have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to QBs through 2 games. He’ll be low owned since he hasn’t been great yet. He’s a great GPP play.
Theo Riddick - at $4,900, he’s a nice mid range RB in PPR leagues like DraftKings. Ameer Abdullah is out which should give Riddick an uptick in carries. Riddick has averaged 5 targets per game in the first 2.
Jordy Nelson - At $7,400 is a great play in this one. The Detroit D is terrible, the Packers have the 2nd highest projected team total on the week, and Jordy has averaged 10 targets per game while playing 90% of the snaps.
Davante Adams - Adams is an interesting value play in GPPs. He’s seen 7 targets in both games and is playing 84% of the snaps.
Marvin Jones Jr. - The Lions will have to throw in this one, and the Packers just got lit up by Diggs on Sunday night. Jones has seen double digit targets in both games to start the year. He’s a great value at $6,200.
Eric Ebron saw 7 targets last game.
Jared Cook - He gets the worst TE defense in the league, and saw his targets increase to 6 last week. He’s my favorite TE at $3k and under. He could end up with 20, or 3 points. But that 3 points doesn’t hurt you as much at $2.9k. It will help you fit some studs into your lineup too.
Eddie Lacy - He's a boring play that could fall into 2 goal line touchdowns in this one. GPP only.
Matt Stafford - He's been pretty good through 2 games and he’ll have to throw to keep up with GB, but I’ll pass on him in this spot.
Both D’s - The Packers are the same price as the Dolphins.
Min@Car 01:00PM ET
Sam Bradford - The Panthers are tough, but Bradford is $5,300 and will have to pass to stay in this one. I like him and can see at least 19 points again this week.
Jerick McKinnon - With AP out, the Vikes will turn to McKinnon to start, mixing in Matt Asiata. Asiata should get goal line carries, but the Vikes aren’t projected to score much. McKinnon is the back I want, especially in PPR where Bradford will probably dump off to him a lot. At $3,800 he makes for a great value.
Stefon Diggs - Diggs is averaging 28 DK points! What do we do with Diggs this week though? He’s still cheap at $5,100, he’s seeing double digit targets, and the Vikes will have to throw. But the Panthers have given up the 2nd least amount of fantasy points to WRs through 2 games, and were tough last year. I think you have to play him at this price, but temper expectations.
Greg Olsen - The Vikes can be beat on D by TEs. If I’m paying up for a TE, it’s Olsen, who is in a plus matchup and always come through.
Cam Newton - The Panthers are projected for 25 points on the week… and I don’t get it. Cam’s good, but the Vikes D is serious. Cam can go off at any time. He’s got a high floor, but he’s a FADE for me this week.
Fozzy Whittaker - He should get carries, especially if the Panthers get the lead. But the Vikes have been incredibly tough against the run. I’d rather go McKinnon for the same price.
Kelvin Benjamin - Benjamin is averaging 27 DK points per game! 27! He’ll probably score again in this one, but I don’t think the yards will be there against a tough Vikes D.
Panthers D - I like them, but at $3,800, I’m saving my money and going with someone else (down in Miami).
Oak@Ten 01:00PM ET
Marcus Mariota - The QB I want in this game is Mariota. He’s $5,900 and the Raiders have given up the most fantasy points to QBs on the year. They gave up 423 yards and 4 TDs to Brees in week 1 (35 DK pts), and 396 yards and 3 TDs to Matt Ryan in week 2 (31 pts). 819 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2 games! Mariota has put up 18 and 17 fantasy points against Minnesota and on the road in Detroit. Now he gets the Raiders, at home! He can win you some tournaments this weekend!
DeMarco Murray - At $6,300, he's a nice value. I never seem to play Murray, but the dude has seen 7 targets in both games, giving him a nice safe floor. It’s definitely been his backfield so far, playing 68% of the snaps.
Tajae Sharpe - Sharpe is a great value at $4,700. He’s seen 9 targets per game, the Raiders D has been awful, and he’s playing 98% of the snaps.
Amari Cooper - Coop is a stud waiting to have a monster game. He’s seen 10 targets per game, runs a 4.42 40, and plays every snap. He’s a great play in cash and GPP.
Delanie Walker - Oakland was THE team to target TEs with last year, and that hasn’t changed this year. They have given up the 4th most fantasy points to TEs. Saving $800 from Greg Olsen, Walker won people tournaments in multiple weeks last year. He has multiple TD upside, and is a favorite target of Mariota’s. I’ll be pairing the 2 together a lot this week.
Clive Walford - A decent cheap play at $2,800. He saw 7 targets last week. The Titans gave up the 7 most points to TEs last year.
Derek Carr - He has been great and I like him this week, but I can pay $800 more and get Rodgers or Luck.
Was@NYG 01:00PM ET
Shane Vereen - $3,700, cheap GPP
Odell Beckham Jr.
LA@TB 04:05PM ET
Charles Sims - He was already averaging 4 targets per game and 9.5 DK points with Doug Martin starting. Now Martin is out for a few weeks and Sims slots in as the starter. He’s a great option in PPR.
Tavon Austin - I like Tavon as a GPP play, the Rams have been bad, but he’s averaging 10.5 targets per game and the Bucs are a sieve against opposing WRs.
Both QBs - The Rams D is good and the Rams O is bad.
SF@Sea 04:05PM ET
NYJ@KC 04:25PM ET
Matt Forte - He's been amazing so far. Averaging 26 rush attempts per game, and his usual 5 targets. The Chiefs haven’t been good against RBs this year either. But I can pay $500 more and get DeAngelo Williams.
Jeremy Maclin - Seeing 11 targets per game and the Jets haven’t been good against WRs. Maclin will get the volume, at home, and will go under owned.
Pit@Phi 04:25PM ET
DeAngelo Williams - He has been amazing with Le’veon Bell out. He see 7 targets per game, 29 rushing attempts per game, averaged over 30 DK points, and the Steelers are going to score a bunch of points. Even if he is 30% owned, that’s 70% of the field you are crushing with him this week. He’s one of my favorite plays on the week.
Antonio Brown - Always a great play. Especially after a down game last week. He sees a ton of targets, Philly was terrible last year against WRs, and they have played 2 cupcakes this year so they look tougher than they are. If you can fit in his price, you can’t go wrong.
Jordan Matthews - At $7,100, he's a nice GPP play. We’ve seen the TD upside he has, and he’s averaging 11.5 targets per game. The Eagles will have to throw to keep up with the Steelers too.
Trey Burton - Saw 7 targets last week with Zach Ertz out, and is minimum price at $2,500, it’s hard to go wrong if you need a cheap TE to fill out your lineup.
Carson Wentz - Getting a lot of hype through 2 games, but they’ve played the Browns and the Bears. He’s averaged 15 fantasy points. I’ll pass on that.
Ben Roethlisberger - Never someone I target on the road, especially at $7,300 when Rodgers and Luck are so close in price.
SD@Ind 04:25PM ET
Andrew Luck - He ripped off 38.5 DK points in the season opener. He then had to go on the road against a crazy tough Denver D. He’s now back at home against the Chargers. This is a great spot for him. The only issue is a hurt shoulder. He’s listed as questionable, but he practiced in full on Friday. That ‘Q’ by his name might just keep that ownership down!
Melvin Gordon - With Danny Woodhead out for the year it’s now Gordon’s backfield. He was already getting 19 attempts per game, but was basically splitting time. That should shoot up now and the Colts have given up the most fantasy points to RBs on the season so far. I love Gordon this week!
Phillip Dorsett - He should vault into fantasy relevance with Donte Moncrief expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Travis Benjamin - TBen put up 32 DK points last week and is seeing 7 targets per game. He will will be popular but for good reason. The speedster should have another nice game in this shootout.
Philip Rivers - Rivers at $6,700 is just, meh. I’d rather pay down and get Mariota.
Just pass on Frank Gore, he’s old, and $800 more gets you Melvin.
Chi@Dal 08:30PM ET
Dak Prescott - There’s upside in this Dak play. He had 18 points last week without throwing a TD. Now the NCAA Chicago Bears come to town. The Cowboys have the 5th highest team total on the week. The Bears were bad last year and have played against Brock, and Carson Wentz so far. He’s cheap and could easily get 20+ DK points.
Ezekiel Elliott - I thought I’d love Zeke this week, but he’s only got 62% and 63% of his team’s snaps so far. He has at least 20 rushing attempts and a touchdown in both games so far so the high(ish) floor seems to be there.
Cole Beasley - Beas has averaged 8 targets per game over the first 2, he’s $3,200 and DAL should score some points this week!
Dallas D - I like them as a cheap ($2,500) GPP play in week 3. The Bears are starting Brian Hoyer, and the Cowboys are favored by a touchdown.
Jason Witten - He came back down to earth last week with 4 targets after getting 14 in the season opener. He’s too expensive at $4,300. Pass.
Atl@NO 08:30PM ET
Drew Brees! Drew Brees at home! Drew Brees at home against the 2016 Falcons! He’s my favorite QB of the week if you can’t tell. While ATL was tough against QBs in 2015, they have been lit up in 2016. With Jameis Winston going for 281 and 4, and Derek Carr 299 and 3. This looks like at least 350 and 3 for Brees. Lock him in!
Julio Jones - He's scored in 2 straight games to open 2016… and it’s been QUIET! He gets a juicy matchup this week against the Saints and some people will be scared off from Odell not balling out against the Saints last week. Watch his health leading up to this one.
I can’t seem to quit Mark Ingram. The dude has had great matchups, and should get all the work. But he’s played only 50% of the Saints snaps through 2 weeks. It’s another high scoring game, at home, but unless you love the rest of your lineup, need a running back, and have exactly $5,900 left, I’m passing. He’s have great TD upside for GPPs though.
Devonta Freeman & Tevin Coleman - They are basically splitting offensive snaps so far. Pass until this sorts itself out.