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FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 2 Value Plays

Kevin Payne

Kevin has worked for Rotowire just under a decade and has covered basketball, baseball and football. A glutton for punishment, he roots for his hometown Bills, Sabres and the New York Yankees. He hosts the RotoWire SiriusXM show every Wednesday and Friday and you can follow him on Twitter @KCPayne26.

Quarterback

Jameis Winston, TB vs CHI ($7,800)
– Winston is tied for the 10th highest-priced QB this week and is at least $1,300 cheaper than Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. In terms of offensive weapons at his disposal, he already had Mike Evans and Cameron Brate before the team signed deep threat DeSean Jackson and drafted O.J Howard. With a depleted running back corps, Tampa Bay should lean heavily on Winston, who can be mobile when he wants to.

Running Back

Ty Montgomery, GB at ATL ($6,500)
– The price doesn’t appear to have caught up with Montgomery considering the offense he plays in and the amount of passes he’s going to catch this season. Most leagues have turned into some PPR format and he’ll take part in one of the two games with the biggest over/unders this week. The Falcons defense has looked terrible the last two games and Montgomery’s 23 touches for 93 yards against a good Seattle defense speaks volumes.

Kerwynn Williams, ARI at IND ($6,100) – Williams was given a vote of confidence from Bruce Arians after David Johnson was labeled the “featured back” for the Cardinals. While it remains to be seen how everything works out (Chris Johnson was brought back into the fold Tuesday), it appears Kerwynn should be the main guy. The Indianapolis defense has been terrible for a while, putting Williams in a better spot despite being on the road.

Wide Receiver

Martavis Bryant, PIT vs MIN ($6,200)
– He’s going to be very under-owned this week given his 2-for-14 week last Sunday. However, Bryant is in a much better situation this week for a few reasons. The Vikings have a premier corner in Xavier Rhodes who likely will be shadowing Antonio Bryant most of the game. That’ll leave Martavis in softer coverage, and he’s a player who has the big play ability of a DeSean Jackson or Mike Wallace. He’ll also be a good red zone target because of his size.

Chris Hogan, NE at NO ($6,200) – This is a great game to look at on both sides of the ball considering it should somewhat close and has the biggest over/under of the week. Danny Amendola looks like a long shot to play given he’s in the concussion protocol with a knee injury. With Julian Edelman (159 targets last season) out and Amendola probably out, someone will have to soak up the targets. The Saints will key in on both Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski, leaving Hogan in softer coverage. He’ll only need one long score to make value here and it could easily be a lot more as the Patriots look to rebound.

Tight End

Hunter Henry, SD vs MIA ($5,700)
– This is my favorite GPP play at the position given he put up a donut last week after getting a lot of preseason hype. The presence of Antonio Gates will scare off owners this week, just like the price and recency bias. Miami, despite getting the layoff last week, has to travel across the country, as well, putting them at a little bit of a disadvantage.

Kicker

Giorgio Tavecchio, OAK vs NYJ ($4,700)
– If the Raiders were 15-point favorites at home with the hapless Jets in town, wouldn’t it be easy to take Sebastian Janikowski? Tavecchio is another interesting name (especially if you’re playing Scrabble) and should receive plenty of field goal and extra-point opportunities this week.

Defense

Tampa Bay vs Chicago, $4,500
– One upon a time, this was the minimum price but it’s still on the medium end of prices for this week. They’re tied for 12th this week at this price and it’s not a surprise given the matchup. It’s tough to believe in Mike Glennon on the road and he doesn’t have his two top receivers from the preseason in Kevin White and Cam Meredith.

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