Well here we are, the start of the NFL season is finally here! I don’t know why but I seem to be more excited about this football season than I can remember being in a long while. I have a short list of Quarterbacks I’m targeting at FanDuel Fantasy Football season and here we go.
If you are comfortable spending up on a QB this week you might want to consider the New Orleans Saints Drew Brees ($8,700) at home against the Oakland Raiders. With an over under of 51 points this game is one of the highest projected points totals on this week’s slate. Brees and the Saints are a slim 1 point favorite and while I won’t be playing him this week I am comfortable with Brees in either cash or tournament play.
The Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles ($8,400) is another higher priced option and I like his matchup this week with the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are a 4.5 point favorite and the 47.5 over under suggests both teams will be putting points up on the board. More than likely Bortles will be airing it out and playing catch-up and if he is successful this bodes well for Fantasy Owners. I think I like him better in tournaments than in cash because of the Packers solid defense this seems more like a boom or bust type play to me.
The QB I’m targeting this week is the Raiders Derek Carr ($7,700). I like the price, I like the matchup with the Saints and I especially like the 51 point over under total Vegas projects it to be. I’m thinking this game is going to be a shootout and I’m hoping that Carr will get overlooked by Fantasy owners and be low owned on Sunday. Last season the Saints had the worst pass defense in the NFL and I’m hoping that continues this Sunday. Carr is strictly for tournaments in my opinion.
The Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan ($7,600) is priced nicely and his matchup this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is certainly enticing. Tampa Bay’s secondary leaked like a sieve last season and Ryan has the tools to have himself a big ballgame on Sunday. The Falcons are currently a 3 point favorite at home with a nice 47.5 point over under. Ryan has been known to throw an interception or three so tournament play is where I would use him this Sunday.
If you are looking for value on the cheap the Los Angeles Rams Case Keenum ($6,000) has an interesting matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. The Rams are currently a 1 point favorite and the 47.5 point over under suggests a high scoring affair. At $6,000 bucks it won’t take much for Keenum to make value and if a cheap tournament value play is what you are after Keenum just may be what you are looking for this weekend.
Other QB’s you could choose this weekend include; Aaron Rodgers ($9,000), Brock Osweiler ($7,100), Tyrod Taylor ($7,200) and Eli Manning ($7,200).
Good luck at FanDuel this weekend!