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INDIANAPOLIS --- Did you know the winner of FanDuel's Week 1 Sunday Million was from Indianapolis? His lineup featured all players that were less than 6% owned, except for Falcons WR Julio Jones (30.5% owned, 30.6 points).
Maybe this will be your week. Good luck!
Here's my lineup to give you some names to include in yours. Be sure to also watch 1st Down with Rick Venturi (Sundays at 8:30 AM on CBS 4 in Indianapolis) for our weekly fantasy segment as well with FanDuel Managing Editor and Indianapolis native Will Carroll.
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STEVE'S FANDUEL WEEK 2 LINEUP
QB - Tyrod Taylor (BUF, $6,300)
RB - Carlos Hyde (SF, $7,000)
RB - Mark Ingram (NO, $8,000)
WR - Julio Jones (ATL, $8,800)
WR - Antonio Brown (PIT, $9,200)
WR - Brandin Cooks (NO, $7,400)
TE - Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB, $4,500)
K - Zach Hocker (NO, $4,500)
DEF - Eagles ($4,300)
Total Salary - $60,000; Remaining Salary - $0
Bonus Colts Sleeper Pick - WR Donte Moncrief ($6,000)
I've gone cheap at QB, TE, K, and DEF this week to try and maximize my points with absolute studs with great match-ups at RB and WR. I'm big on the Saints this week at home against a Tampa Bay defense that struggled at home week one against the Titans.
On the flipside, I expect the Bucs to be hind in this game, which should translate to more targets for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Somehow, he's still the cheapest FanDuel price possible of $4,500, despite 5 receptions, 110 yards, and 2 touchdowns last week.
Carlos Hyde touched it 28 times last week. You just aren't going to find many running backs these days getting that kind of volume, and at $7,000, you can argue he's still a big value.
The Cowboys came into the season without DeMarco Murray and now go into Philadelphia without Dez Bryant. The Eagles came close to picking Matt Ryan off a few more times last week and still snagged two interceptions. I just don't know how good the Cowboys are without Murray and Bryant.
So why Tyrod Taylor at QB? The key in FanDuel is to get 2.5x value on the price you're paying for your player. So if Taylor only costs $6,300, then 6.3x2.5=15.75 points. If he rushes for 40 yards again, like he did last week, that means you only need him to throw for an extra 175 yards and 1 touchdown to reach 2.5x value. If he rushes for more or gets a rushing TD? Even better. I also think the Patriots are still figuring things out on defense, after losing their nose tackle and top three cornerbacks from last season.