Week 2 is here and that means FanDuel time! I love making FanDuel teams and if I didn't have to have a real job I'd just make teams all day long and then some more in my sleep. Below is my team for the big tourney this week. Take a look and tell me what you think.
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QB Jake Locker $7,400 DAL@TEN
I think everyone and their dog will have Locker in their FanDuel lineups this week, but count me in as the dog because his price and upside in this matchup are too good. The Cowboys are the worst defense in the league and are injured to boot. I like that Locker has looked good even before his season ending injury last season and returned this year to put together a strong game in Kansas City Week 1. His running game isn’t great and the Cowboys do have a good offense, which could keep him throwing.
RB Arian Foster $8,300 HOU@OAK
Foster’s usage last week and subsequent non-injury was extremely encouraging. Even though he didn’t put up big per carry numbers, he was able to get to 120 total yards on 27 touches. He now takes on a Raiders defense, which just gave up 170 yards to Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory, along with two touchdowns.
RB Terrance West $5,300 NO@CLE
West is the wild card of this lineup, but will start against New Orleans at home with Ben Tate out with a knee injury. West looked fantastic against the Steelers in Week 1 after Tate went down, rushing 16 times for 100 yards. Isaiah Crowell vultured a couple touchdowns, but West was the clear lead back. With a full game against the Saints poor run defense it will be hard for him not to give you enough to be worth his small price tag.
WR Demaryius Thomas $8,700 KC@DEN
Thomas was targeted four times in the end zone last Sunday night, but couldn’t haul one in while Julius Thomas vacuumed up all the touchdowns. Peyton Manning keeps track of these things and likes to keep his receivers happy. In games where Thomas has been held under 50 yards, the next week he has either scored or topped 100 yards in every single game. Add to that Kansas City’s quickly depleted defense and I think you can feel pretty secure with DT this week.
WR A.J. Green $8,500 ATL@CIN
With Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert out there’s little chance anyone really takes much away from Green as far as targets, so he will continue to be force fed the ball and will most likely need to be with the Falcons looking like a top tier offense last week. I had been holding off on Green due to his foot injury, but everything seems like a go and I love this matchup.
WR Jarrett Boykin $4,900 NYJ@GB
Boykin saw zero targets last week while on Richard Sherman’s side of the field, but that will change in Green Bay. The Jets will get Dee Milner back, but they are still hurting in their secondary and Aaron Rodgers is still Aaron Rodgers. Boykin isn't the greatest receiver ever, but the Packers will have trouble running on the Jets stout front and will be flinging it around.
TE Rob Gronkowski $7,900 NE@MIN
The Vikings shut down Shaun Hill and Austin Davis, but this week they get Tom Brady and Mr. Gronkowski who saw 11 targets last week while playing on limited snaps. His snaps will get a bump this week and I’d be happy with 11 targets again. A touchdown is just what Gronk does, so expect that while he hopefully raises his receptions and yards this week.
K Billy Cundiff $4,500 NO@CLE
The Saints have not been great on the road and the Browns will look to slow this game down as much as possible, which should keep them in kicking mode. Also the weather in Cleveland looks to be optimal.
D Washington $4,500 JAC@WAS
Washington takes on a Jaguars team who quickly scored two touchdowns against Philadelphia at home and ended up giving up the fourth most defensive FanDuel points by the end of the game. Defenses are too volatile to spend big money on and the matchup should give Washington value.