Jared Goff: ($5,900DK, $7,600FD)
Jared Goff didn’t blow the barn doors off in Week 1 but that was as expected since Goff has historically been poor on the road. He gets a matchup against the Saints in this one, the Saints are coming off a short week after being torched by the Texans. Expect these two teams to put up a lot of points against each other in a high scoring affair between two fantastic offenses.
Goff has averaged 21.25 fantasy points against the Saints in his career making him a good value play in Week 1.
Goff is projected to be owned in 4.2% of all daily fantasy lineups.
Lamar Jackson: ($6,700DK, $8,200FD)
As quoted by himself. “Pretty good for a running back” Lamar Jackson went 17/20 for 324 yards and 5 TD’s in Week 1. Now he probably won’t do that every week, but against a very poor Cardinals secondary expect him to find receivers deep and often. Jackson is always a good play due to his legs providing him a high floor.
Lamar Jackson has publically stated that he would like to throw the ball around 30 times a game as he wants to cut down on the designed QB run plays. If he can successfully do that he may become to the best dual-threat QB in the league since Michael Vick.
Jackson is projected to be in 12% of all daily fantasy lineups.
Josh Jacobs: ($4,700DK, $6,500FD)
Not a bad showing for the rookie in Week 1. Jacobs only averaged 8 carries per game last year at Alabama and was quickly put into a bell-cow role in the Raiders offense. Jacobs ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, he was also targeted once in the air for a 28-yard reception. Jacobs looks to be the guy in Oakland and will look to establish a rapport with Derek Carr going forward.
Jacobs will face a Kansas City defense in week two that faced only 16 rushing attempts in Week 1 but allowed 5.1 yards per carry.
Jacobs has a projected own percentage of 30.3%, making him not worthwhile in tournament play, but a solid candidate for 50/50 and double-ups.
Austin Ekeler: ($6,100DK, $7,500FD)
Could Austin Ekeler’s 650K contract be the best contract in football? Ekeler absolutely decimated the Colts defense in Week 1. Ekeler carried the ball 12 times for 58 yards, going along with six catches for 96 yards totaling three touchdowns for 39.4 fantasy points. Clearly the favorite in the passing game, Ekeler has a high floor and at a very good value play at his current price point. He will get a soft matchup in Week 2 against the 22nd ranked Detroit defense making Ekeler one of our top plays.
Ekeler is projected to be owned in 9.2% of all daily fantasy lineups, making him still a good tournament play.
T.Y. Hilton: ($6,800DK, $7,600FD)
Hilton didn’t take a step back with the absence of Andrew Luck like everybody expected he would. Clearly Jacoby Brissett’s top option against the Chargers. Hilton caught eight of nine targets for 87 yards and two touchdowns. He finds himself in not a great, but not a bad matchup against the 14th ranked defense division rival Titans.
It’s still early in the year, but it doesn’t look like we’re going to have the same low production from the Brissett-Hilton connection as they did in 2017.
T.Y. Hilton is projected to be owned in 12.2% of all daily fantasy lineups, making him a borderline tournament play.
Tyrell Williams: ($4,400DK, $5,900FD)
Clearly one of the breakout players of Week 1. Tyrell Williams has established his role with his new team, especially with the departure of Antonio Brown. Williams was targetted 7 times in week 1, he would pull in six of those targets for 105 yards and a touchdown. It looks like the Oakland Raiders offense is finally playing how everybody expected them to play.
Williams will look to continue his hot start in Week 2 against a Chiefs defense that allowed both DJ Chark and Chris Conley to eclipse 95 receiving yards. It should be a feast for all Raiders receivers.
Williams is non-shockingly projected to be owned in 36.9% of all daily fantasy lineups, making him a solid guarantee if you don’t want to take a risk at the wide receiver position.
Delanie Walker: ($3,500DK, $5,900FD)
We have grown to love Walker throughout the years, his upside is almost unmatched when he’s in the lineup. Unfortunately, injuries have plagued his career recently. Take advantage of him while he’s healthy. Marcus Mariota loves targeting Walker, especially in the red zone. Walker caught five of six targets in Week 1 for 55 yards and two touchdowns as he helped pull the Titans ahead of the Browns in the fourth quarter.
He finds himself in a relatively tough matchup against the Colts who are the 11th ranked defense against tight ends, but that’s not enough to turn us away at this value.
Walker is projected to be owned in 10.8% of daily fantasy lineups making him a good play in all formats.
T.J. Hockenson: ($3,000DK, $6,000FD)
T.J. Hockenson became only the eighth tight end since the merger to post more than 75 yards in his NFL debut in Week 1. Hockenson seems to be a priority target for Matthew Stafford as he pulled in six of his nine targets for 131 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals.
Hockenson finds himself in a tough matchup in Week 2 as the Chargers are the 6th ranked defense against tight ends. However, they will be without safety Derwin James so expect Hockenson to create mismatches downfield.
T.J. Hockenson is projected to be owned in 13.6% of all daily fantasy lineups making him a great value play at the tight end position in all formats.
New England Patriots: ($3,700DK, $4,900FD)
The Patriots defense will be the most expensive defense to start in Week 2. However, it’s for a good reason. They absolutely stifled the Steelers offense in Week 1 and now they are going on the road against a Dolphins team that is unraveling at the seams.
They didn’t stuff the stat sheet in Week 1 with turnovers and sacks, but expect an uptick in those categories against a Dolphins offense that is void of talent.