With week 1 in the bags, let's move on to week 2. Many injuries happened last week, including a big one in Dez Bryant. I've got him in a league and I wasn't too happy (obviously) with his injury. But, the ball keeps rolling, and we've got to manage our way around these mishaps. Let's get right into these picks.
He didn't look like a stud against the great Seattle defense, but who does? Foles hardly has any receiving option that you should add to your season long teams, but he still got the job done by spreading the ball around last week. Not only is he a cheap price, but he's a solid option with a high floor that will net you some decent points, while you can stack the rest of your team. Foles is playing against Washington, who did a good job of getting at Tannehill last week, but that was a very fluky game. Start Foles with confidence this week.
Draft Kings price: $5,500.
Matthews was the clear cut #1 option for Philadelphia last week. He's a guy you should be targeting in trades and adding to your daily fantasy teams. They're playing against the Cowboys this week in what should be a shoot out. This one is a no brainer. Snatch him up in your daily fantasy leagues and watch your points add up.
Draft Kings price: $7,100.
This is a very obvious pick at running back for daily fantasy leagues, because of the matchup. Ingram is facing the porous Tampa Bay defense. The Bucs weren't able to stop Bishop Sankey last week and they won't stop Ingram this week. Especially for the price he is going - add him to your lineups. He should also be targeted for season long leagues, because the Saints are clearly trying to run the ball.With CJ Spiller always being hurt, go ahead and snatch up Ingram for your teams.
Draft Kings price: $5,900.
This is a riskier play only because he's playing against Indianapolis and Andrew Luck. If the Colts play to their potential and put up a ton of points, then I don't see Ivory being used as much in this game. But if they keep it close and try to manage the clock, expect Ivory to see a ton of opportunities to run the ball. The Colts run D isn't too great, so this play makes sense. For season long leagues, he's a great RB3 with high end RB2 potential. If you've got a lot of depth at RB and need a player at WR, I suggest trading him for one away while his value is still high.
Draft Kings price: $4,700.
With Dez Bryant out, the one player who automatically sees more targets is Witten. We saw it first hand during the game last week. The game-winning drive was dominated by Romo and Witten. Expect him to put up plenty of points against Philadelphia. He's a great season long addition and for daily fantasy lineups.
Draft Kings price: $4,300.
Bonus Pick - DeAndre Hopkins:
Hopkins showed us last week that if you just throw the ball in his direction, he'll go up and make the play for it. He's a great season long player and this week he's matched up with a Carolina defense who lost their best player, Luke Kuechly. Expect the Texans to throw the ball a lot, especially because Arian Foster is still not around. I like this kid a lot and he should finish in the top 10 in receiving this year.
Draft Kings price: $7,400.
I hope everyone has a good weekend. Don't go too crazy, like myself, when your teams are doing terrible. Just remember that it's only week 2.