Each week I will be releasing my favorite FanDuel plays for the weekend. These plays are decided by market prices and match ups. When I believe someone is a bargain that owners can benefit off of, this is the space that I’ll let my secrets out.
Let’s not waste anymore time, there’s money to be made.
Sam Bradford vs. DAL – $7500
Despite a rocky start, Sam Bradford’s debut was encouraging. He passed 52 times for 336 yards, throwing one touchdown and two interceptions. The second interception, a dropped pass by Jordan Matthews, was not his fault. The Eagles pace allows Bradford to rack up pass attempts. The Eagles scored 60 points in two games against Dallas last season. At a price of $7500, Bradford has a high ceiling and floor.
Carlos Hyde at PIT – $7000
Looking like a different player, Carlos Hyde arguably had the league’s most impressive Week 1 performance. Rushing for 6.5 yards per carry on 26 rushes, Hyde gave the 49ers every reason necessary to make him their offensive centerpiece. This week he faces a talent deficient Steelers’ defense that made Dion Lewis look impressive. Hyde is a steal at $7000.
Tevin Coleman at NYG – $6500
Coleman impressed in his debut, seeing 20 carries and proving more efficient than Devonta Freeman. He’s inexpensive and could be an explosive play against the Giants’ weak defense.
Antonio Brown vs. SF – $9200
While the 49ers defense looked good at home on Monday night, Antonio Brown has proven that he is matchup proof. The 49ers’ pace was impressive so there should be plenty of plays to go around in this matchup. This adds to Brown’s potential to explode against the 49ers’ remade secondary.
Brandin Cooks vs. TB – $7400
Although Patrick Peterson did a good job on Cooks in Week 1, I’m not concerned about Cooks’ value this season. Cooks is by far the best weapon on a passing game devoid of options. Tampa Bay couldn’t stop the Titans in Week 1 and give Cooks the opportunity to rebound in a big way.
Jordan Matthews vs. DAL – $7000
Despite a dropped pass to end the game, Jordan Matthews was impressive in his first game of the season. Targeted frequently out of the slot, Matthews is a dark horse to lead the NFL in catches. At $7000, Matthews is too inexpensive in what has the look of a favorable matchup.
Jason Witten at PHI – $6000
Without Dez Bryant, Jason Witten becomes the Cowboys top option in the passing game. There should be concerns that he will be doubled but Chip Kelly wouldn’t even double Julio Jones, so we can squash that concern. With the Eagles pace and high scoring ability, Witten will have plenty opportunities.
Josh Brown vs. ATL – $4500
Josh Brown is a nice option for three reasons: he’s a good kicker, he’s kicking in a dome, and he’s cheap.
St. Louis Rams at WAS – $4900
Against a hopeless Redskins offense, the Rams are a top-notch option. The Redskins’ line struggles against the pass rush and Cousins has the propensity to throw terrible interceptions. This play is a defense touchdown waiting to happen.