The first week of the 2017 NFL Schedule is in the books as we turn our week to another action packed week of Daily Fantasy Football on FanDuel. As we get set for Week 2 of the NFL season, Week 1 presented us with some solid performances from some of the games top stars as well as some of the new faces of the league.
Today we are going to turn our attention to some of the top FanDuel Bargains for week 2 that can not only save you a few dollars on your cap but also help you cash in. In Week 1, Jesse James netted fantasy owners 19.1 fantasy points at the tight end position while rookie Kenny Golladay rewarded his owners with a 20.9 at the wide receiver positions. Each of these fantasy stars from Week 1 were Fantasy Bargains.
The big question for us today is what games of the NFL Schedule for Week 2 will deliver some more breakout stars? One game we are turning at the top is the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints matchup. These two teams both struggled on defense in their week 1 losses opening the door for some big time fantasy performances this week.
In this contest a few of the players we like from a Fantasy Bargain/Sleeper side is Phillip Dorsett, Dion Lewis and Brandon Coleman. Dorsett and Lewis could become key weapons in the passing game if Danny Amendola misses this week due to injury, Coleman on the other hand despite a lackluster performance last week was on the field for 48 of the teams 62 offensive plays.
Here is our look at some of our key FanDuel Bargains & Sleepers for week 2 of the NFL Season.
2017 NFL Week 2 Fantasy Bargains & Sleepers
Running Back Bargains & Sleepers
Tarik Cohen – Chicago Bears: Despite the reports leading up to Week 1 that the team was very impressed by Cohen this preseason, we didn’t warrant him as a viable option. Now that all changes after a solid performance that saw Cohen line up behind center, at the slot out wide and as an option quarterback. Look for Cohen to be a key weapon in the teams passing game now that the team lost Kevin White for the season.
Javorius Allen – Baltimore Ravens: While Allen might not be the main back in Baltimore, look for the team to continue to factor him in with Terrance West. If the team continues to focus on the run, Allen should see double digit touches on the ground against the Cleveland Browns. Along with the ground look for the Ravens to work him into the passing attack as Danny Woodhead will miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury.
Other notable Running Back Bargains and Sleepers include Marlon Mack, Dion Lewis and Shane Vereen.
Wide Receivers Bargains & Sleepers
Kevin Golladay – Detroit Lions: Gollady might sit behind both Golden Tate and Marvin Jones on the depth chart but look for him to be a favorite of Matthew Stafford going forward. Stafford targeted Golladay seven times while hooking up with him for two touchdowns. Moving forward Golladay’s size will make him a true weapon inside the red zone week in and out.
Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams: Much like his rookie counterpart, Kupp shined while being a real gem for the dollar tag assessed to him on FanDuel. This week the tag is still just $5,400 making him a solid option to build around. Look for Jared Goff to target Kupp early this weekend against a Washington Redskins defense that allowed nearly 300 yards through the air in Week 1.
Russell Shepard – Carolina Panthers: Despite a solid Week 1 performance, Shepard stock has not gone up entering their matchup against the Buffalo Bills. While Kelvin Benjamin is still the main receiver in the long haul, Shepard should continue to see the ball come his way as Cam Newton looks to go with the more consistent receiver.
Other notable Wide Receiver Bargains and Sleepers include Phillip Dorsett, Tommmylee Lewis and Breshad Perriman.
Tight End Bargains & Sleepers
David Njoku – Cleveland Browns: While the matchup doesn’t look to be as some of our other bargains we like Njoku this week against the Baltimore Ravens.For us this simply comes down to Hue Jackson working out a game plan to allow DeShoneKizer to have a security blanket on short routes something that could work out big for his Njoku’s fantasy owners.
Nick Boyle – Baltimore Ravens: The other tight end we really like this week under the $5k mark is Boyle. While Boyle only had one catch for the Ravens in their season opener, much of that had to do with the fact the Ravens approached the game with a run first mentality. Look for Boyel to have his chances against a Browns team that allowed two passing touchdowns to Jesse James last week.