Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
Looks like Rodgers is out to prove something. Maybe something along the lines of proving he can still play at a high level. He probably wants to make the Packers look dumb for drafting a QB in the 1st round instead of getting him more weapons. The Lions allowed Trubisky to throw for 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter and Rodgers has owned the Lions. If he does continue to have a great year, he’ll be more expensive in DFS.
Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers
I don’t see this game vs the Jets being close, but the 49ers don’t really have very many weapons left with Kittle being ruled out. I can see the 49ers coming into this game with a focus on running the ball. And that means a lot of Mostert. Garoppolo spread the ball around last week but it was a good sign that Mostert was in the mix in the passing game also. Look for the 49ers to build a lead, and try to manage the rest of the game on the ground.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs
CEH is giving us all shades of when Kareem Hunt was in Kansas City, and we need to recognize that before he starts to get too expensive. He’ll become like Zeke and McCaffrey, where no matter what defense they’re going up against, they’re going to be one of the most expensive RBs in DFS. He’s on here, not because of who the Chiefs are facing, but because he’s in that rare space, and he’s not as expensive, yet.
Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles
Miles Sanders is the 12th most expensive RB on Draft Kings right now. The guy that many drafted in the 1st round this year. And he was deserving of that. This week the Eagles are looking to bounce back from an ugly loss to Washington and with the Eagles as wounded as they are, they’re going to take what they can get. And right now, they need to get a 100% healthy Miles Sanders the ball.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts
With Mack out, Taylor should get the bulk of the carries. Not to mention he also has a role in the passing game, evident by his 6 targets in week one. He’s matched up against the Vikings who allowed 134 yards on the ground to the Packers. He’s the 16th RB right now on DraftKings at $5,700.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals
If you’re going to spend on top talent, make sure it’s as close to a no brainer as you can get. Hopkins will be showered by targets all season and the chemistry between him and Kyler Murray is evident. That Washington pass rush should have Murray looking for Hopkins early and often.
Adam Theilen, WR, Vikings
It looks as though Theilen will be more than able to handle the WR1 duties. He’ll be facing a Colts team that allowed Minshew to throw for 3 touchdowns and only 1 incompletion. Cousins will have more incompletions, but Theilen will have a good chance of having a multi-touchdown game.
JuJu Smith-Shuster, WR, Steelers
With Big Ben healthy, JuJu will have the type of season that people that he would’ve had last year. I know Diontae Johnson had the 10 targets last week, but JuJu was the touchdown recipient. Denver gave up 2 TDs and almost 250 yards passing to Ryan Tannehill. This Denver defense isn’t the same one of years past. Denver did however do a good job of slowing down King Henry making me think the Steelers will be going to the air a lot in this game.
Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens
The TE scene is still working itself out below the usual suspects. Andrews, as one of those top TEs, could easily have another multi-touchdown season. He’s one of Lamar Jackson’s favorite targets and should be looked at as almost matchup proof because of how well the Ravens move the ball downfield. He is currently $700 less than Kelce on DraftKings.