Each week this season in the Daily Blitz, fantasy analyst Nick Pagliuca will list what players he is targeting at each position. He will also mention one player at each position that should be avoided. Price and projected stats will be considered into analysis. The key to daily fantasy is fitting players into your lineup based on price/production.
Week 2 will be focusing on Fanduel…
Eli Manning – $8,100 – Eli faces the Saints, who just lost one of their top cornerbacks, at home on Sunday. He is ranked near the end of the top 10 of QBs this weekend, but could easily finish #1. Lock in Eli with a few of his pass catchers and hope to double-up.
Jay Cutler – $6,800 – If you want to dig a little deeper, I like the Bears on Monday night at home against the Eagles. You can pair Cutler with Alshon Jeffery and hope for a big night. The Bears should try to get him matched up against the Eagles 7th-round corner.
AVOID: Aaron Rodgers – $8,700 – This matchup is not worth his price tag in Minnesota.
Rashad Jennings – $6,300 – Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen handled the workload out of the backfield for the Giants in Week 1. Rashad is still the goal line back and is a good bet to reach the end zone this weekend.
Salary relief: Shane Vereen – $5,100 – If the Giants use Vereen like they did Sunday in Dallas, he could be primed for the season that many expected last year.
AVOID: Mark Ingram – $7,000 – The Giants front four shut down Zeke in Week 1 so do not pay up for Ingram this week.
Odell Beckham – $9,400 – The clear #1 WR this week. His ownership should be high, but hopefully the price negates some of that.
Alshon Jeffery – $7,800 – My favorite WR this week based on price. I think he finishes Week 2 as a Top 3 WR.
Sterling Shepard – $6,200 – I’m going back to the rookie for Week 2. The Giants could score 30 on Sunday.
AVOID: Jordy Nelson – $8,200 – The same goes for Nelson as with Rodgers. He could score and have a decent game, but not enough to keep up with his salary.
Coby Fleener – $5,600 – Just like I stated last week, his preseason was not what you would have hoped, but the potential and opportunity are there for the Saints tight end. His price is still affordable for the ceiling that he brings against a Giants team vulnerable to tight ends. I am going to give him one more shot.
AVOID: No specific mentions here again, but would not pay up for Gronk’s $8,700 price if he suits up.
Dustin Hopkins – $4,500 – Go with the cheapest kicker.
Panthers – $5,300 – You would expect them to feast at home.
Raiders – $4,500 – I had the Raiders in my lineup, but still had $1,000 to spend so I upgraded my defense. If you want to run out Oakland, you can upgrade another position.
Week 2 Fanduel lineup