Trevor Siemian (5200)
Siemian impressed in his first career start against one of the best defenses in football. He would have put up better numbers if several drives weren’t halted by turnovers like the Booker fumble. This week he will be facing a Colts defense that let Stafford throw all over them and at just 5200 he could put up quality numbers for you in daily fantasy.
Marcus Mariota (6000)
In his opening week Mariota was able to put the ball in the end zone a couple of times against a stout Vikings defense. This week should be a little easier for Mariota as he is going up against the Lions. Look for Mariota to put up buku points with his leg as well as his arm in week 2.
Rashad Jennings (5600)
This is all about the matchup as the Saints defense is the league’s punching bag. Jennings is a solid running back but there is no other week out of the year where I will actively search him out for daily fantasy. At around 3000 less than the top tier running backs look for him to give you similar bang for your buck.
TJ Yeldon (4700)
Yes, Yeldon ran for under 2 yards a carry last week and his touchdown was early, but this week he has a great matchup. Yes the Chiefs had less than 100 yards against them in week one but they went down early and had to fight back. Despite the early deficit, Ware was able to rack up close to 200 yards in total offense. While I don’t expect Yeldon to reach that number, he will have a better week than he did against the Packers. With his price at 4700 he is well worth the cost.
Mike Wallace (4700)
Wallace made the most of his 6 targets in week 1, catching 3 for 91 yards and a touchdown. This week he goes up against one of the worst teams in football in the Browns, who let the rookie Wentz throw all over them. Look for Flacco and Wallace to take advantage of this great matchup in week 2.
Brandon LaFell (4000)
Lafell went for just over 90 yards on 4 receptions in a week where Green dominated the targets. Lafell caught all 4 targets that came his way and did this against one of the better defenses in football. This week he faces the Steelers, a team that has struggled defensively since last year. The Steelers allowed 4 Skins wide receivers to go for over 50 yards including Jackson at 102. It should be a shootout in Pittsburgh.
Will Fuller (4200)
Fuller was very impressive during the preseason and that continued into his first regular season game. He went for 107 yards on five catches and scored once against the Bears. This week Fuller will have a tougher test against a great Chiefs defense. Still I wouldn’t pass on Fuller this week as Hopkins is across from him and will draw a lot of double teams. At 4200 you are getting a steal with this young talented wide receiver.
Dwayne Allen (3600)
Last week was a monstrous one for the Indianapolis offense and many people benefited from it. This week they will have a tougher test in the Broncos defense, but the one area where the Broncos could have a little trouble is with the tight end. Olsen was able to go for over 70 yards on 6 catches in week one, while Allen isn’t quite as good, the Colts will pass the ball far more than the Panthers. Look for Allen to replicate what Olsen did in week one due to high volume targets but don’t plan on getting much from anyone other than him in Luck this week.
Jacob Tamme (2900)
Last week Tamme was able to haul in 6 of his 8 targets for over 50 yards and has an even more favorable matchup this week. The Raiders were one of the worst teams in the NFL against tight ends in 2015. On top of that, they let Brees throw all over them in week 1. The Raiders have plenty of firepower and could make this one a high scoring game. This means Ryan is going to be throwing the ball a lot. Look for Tamme to give you production way above what the 2900 price tag suggests.
What did the Patriots do last week when everyone and their mother thought they were going to get blown out? Oh, you know, just play a great game and limit one of the best offenses in football to 21 points. This week they will be playing the Miami Dolphins who put up a measly 10 points in their season opener. This is one defense you should be spamming in your Draftkings leagues.
The Ravens came out in week 1 and played a dominating game on defense. Giving up only 7 points to the Bills, holding them to 111 yards passing. This week they will face an RGIII-less Browns, who had trouble getting anything started against the Eagles defense. This team should get you fantasy points a plenty in week 2.