Friday, September 18, 2015

Early FanDuel Ownership Highlights

With the Thursday Night lock in the rearview mirror for Week 2, here are notable highly-owned, and lightly-owned players:


25% Drew Brees: A huge rebound candidate at home against the Tampa Bay defense who made Marcus Mariota look like a league MVP candidate.

2% Eli Manning: Another quarterback coming off a ho-hum Week 1, but with an outstanding matchup this week against Atlanta. A worthy stack candidate with Odell Beckham Jr.

Running Back

33% Carlos Hyde: The benefit of frozen prices for Monday Night players the week before is Carlos Hyde at $7,000 once again for Week 2. The Steelers could not stop Dion Lewis last week and Hyde is running hot.

1% Frank Gore: The Colts run game looked solid, but the volume was minimal as Buffalo got on top of them early last week. Gore is a quality bounce-back bet as the Colts favorites, at home, against the Jets.

Wide Receiver

37% Julio Jones: The second half was average for Jones, but the stud had an entire game's worth of production in the opening 30 minutes. The Giants have holes in the secondary and Atlanta has few options in the passing game to challenge Jones for targets.

2% Roddy White: Instead of Julio Jones, owners can roll out White (who looked great in Week 1, but did not find the end zone) for $1,400 less as a sparsely-owned tournament play. Stacking with Matt Ryan makes plenty of sense against the Giants.

Tight End

15% Jason Witten: Without Dez Bryant, Witten stands to benefit and at $6,000 is affordable against the Eagles in a projected shootout.

3% Heath Miller: This was one of the most surprising ownership rates from Thursday Night locking contests. Miller is the Jason Witten of the AFC with Antonio Brown and not much else in the Pittsburgh passing game for Week 2. Miller is a high floor option and $400 less than Witten.


14% Josh Brown: Giants have a high over-under and Brown is minimally-priced at $4,500.

2% Cody Parkey: The Eagles are the top-scoring offense by the projections for Week 2. The $5,000 price point is not ideal, but creates smart variance for tournament play.


17% Rams: Washington looks like a trainwreck on offense and lost DeSean Jackson. The Rams should force consistent pressure and plenty of turnover opportunities from the always-generous Kirk Cousins.

6% Saints: Jameis Winston floundered in his home opener last week. Now, he sees a tough home environment in New Orleans against a defense heavy on blitz concepts. In a projected victory, the Saints defense is a strong rebound play with light ownership.

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