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Fanduel Value Plays, Week 2

Save some money and start these guys in your FanDuel lineups this week.

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Fanduel Week 2 Value Plays

Week 1 is in the books, and now we have to decide what from Week 1 is an anomaly and what is the truth. I'll walk through my FanDuel lineup construction, and call out a few value plays at each position.

D/ST - New Orleans Saints - $4,500

I like to pick the cheapest defense with the highest upside when I am putting my GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) lineups together. With the Saints, you're getting a solid, most likely highly owned, defense for a very affordable price. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were atrocious last week on offense, and I expect rookie quarterback Jameis Winston to continue to struggle.

The Saints are a lock for a few sacks, and the Bucs will continue to struggle as their team is terrible. The Saints are a nice value play, even if they end up being widely owned.

Kicker - Josh Brown - $4,500

The Giants host the Atlanta Falcons in the 2nd highest over/under of the week versus the Atlanta Falcons. Brown gives you a nice minimum price option for a team expected to score plenty of points.

Tight End - Martellus Bennett - $6,100

Bennett is a nice option, even if he is a little pricy, this week as the Chicago Bears host the Arizona Cardinals. For the past few years, the Cardinals have been exceptionally bad against opposing tight ends, and Bennet is a very capable option in this Bears offense looking for playmakers.

Arizona is a road favorite, and I agree that the Bears may end up losing this game. However, I think the over/under of 46 is low for this game. I expect a shootout between the aggressive Bruce Arians offense, and a Bears team coming off a loss to the Green Bay Packers.

I'll take Bennet for at least five catches, fifty yards, and a touchdown in this game.

Quarterback - Carson Palmer - $7,800

Palmer had a nice outing against the Saints last week, and I think that trend continues as the Cardinals travel to Chicago to face the Bears. Bruce Arians' system calls for lots of deep balls, and while Palmer has been healthy, he's thrived in that system I like Palmer against a softer Bears defense, and he makes up half of my stack of the week.

Wide Receiver - John Brown - $6,200

Brown had a great opening series against the Saints last week, then he sort of disappeared. I expect Brown to take a big step forward for the Cardinals this week. With Brown's skillset, should he become the focal point of the passing game, he has the potential to finish as the wide receiver 1 this week. More realistically, Brown will be targeted heavily against a soft Bears defense. He has the skill set to get open deep, and I think a lot of points are scored in this one.

Running Back - Danny Woodhead - $6,200

I just can't fade Woodhead traveling west to face the Cincinnati Bengals. At $6,200, Woodhead is the back when the Chargers are at the goal-line. And, while I feel Gordon looked good in Week 1, Little Danny Woodhead has cemented his role in the backfield.

Woodhead is not the cheapest option available, but his upside is too high to pass up as mu 2nd RB.

Questions, comments? Hit me up on Twitter @NLFClark