Last week, there was an abundance of discounts given the early publication of the DraftKings NFL salaries. Every week, it's going to get harder and harder to find good value plays. However, the ability to mine for gold is what separates the men from the boys in DFS.
This week, there are a lot of tough matchups for week 1 fantasy studs. The Colts draw the Broncos at home, the Packers are at the Vikings, the Chiefs are at the Texans, and the Bucs are at the Cardinals. At their price tags, a lot of superstars in these games should probably be faded.
Here are the DraftKings Discounts for NFL week 2:
- Dak Prescott (Dal) - $5800. Dak was better in real life than in fantasy, but the Redskins got torched by the Steelers passing game. Dak's fantasy numbers should be better, and his price tag is still low. His ownership percentage should also be considerably lower.
- Marcus Mariota (Ten) - $6000. The Lions offense is back, and the Titans should be in catch-up mode for most of the game. Mariota had 41 pass attempts vs. the Vikings, and he could have 50 vs. the Lions.
- Andy Dalton (Cin) $6400. Dalton is quietly a good fantasy quarterback, but someone has to throw the ball to A.J. Green. The Steelers-Bengals matchup is usually a dog fight, but I have a sneaky suspicion this could be a shootout.
- LeGarrette Blount (NE) - $4000. The Dolphins offensive looked awful. Granted, it was against the Seahawks, but if the Dolphins don't get on track, Blount could eat during the 4th quarter.
- Theo Riddick (Det) - $4300. It's hard to trust his production two weeks in a row, but the price tag is still surprisingly low. I'm probably not playing Riddick this week, but if you need a cheap running back option, you could do a lot worse.
- Tevin Coleman (Atl) - $4500. He's in a timeshare, but you can't ignore the production.
- Jeremy Kerley (SF) $3000. Kerley led the 49ers in targets with 11, and they're playing from behind already.
- Cole Beasley (Dal) $3200. Beasley was targeted 12 times. Twelve!
- Willie Snead (NO) $5800. The Saints will be in another shootout against the Giants, and Snead's price is too good to pass up.
- Jacob Tamme (Atl) $2900. Apparently, you don't need production from your tight end to win a $1,000,000 tournament as the Fanduel winning lineup proves. But Tamme got a little production and should again vs. the Raiders.
- Kyle Rudolph (Min) $3100. Remember this guy? He got 8 targets vs. the Titans, and the Vikings should have to throw a lot more vs. the Packers.
- Eric Ebron (Det) $3500. Ebron caught 5 of 5 targets. He only had 46 yards, but the touchdown helped.
- Lions (Det) - $2800. This is a tough week to find value on defense. You're going to have to spend up because of the matchups, but the Lions could put up numbers vs. the Titans.
Be sure to stay up-to-date with injuries and last-minute news as value presents itself late in the week.
May your DFS lineups be profitable.