A Monday night double header is setting up a fun one night DFS slate. With the two best pass defenses in the NFL in action, this should be a challenging and entertaining two game slate. The key will be finding those one or two sleeper plays that make or break your FanDuel and DraftKings week one Monday night lineups.
FanDuel Price – $7,200 | DraftKings Price – $5,900
In a slate with 4 solid fantasy quarterbacks, we are chasing Bradford’s matchup with a Saints defense that was 32nd in passing yards allowed in 2016. I don’t think any of the quarterbacks are particularly bad plays this week, as Brees is nearly matchup proof, Rivers will be the lowest owned QB of the slate, Bradford clearly has the top matchup, and Siemian is the best value and will be much improved this season with a loaded set of weapons and Mike McCoy as OC.
$8,400 | DraftKings Price – $6,600
Gordon is the sole workhorse back in this slate, and should see a ton of work, albeit in a rough matchup. As tough as the Broncos were against the pass last season, they were quite beatable in the running game, allowing the 5th most rushing YPG in the NFL.
$7,800 | DraftKings Price – $5,900
We are guessing that Cook will be the highest owned RB in the slate, but it’s tough to fade him. The Vikings will be eager to show off their new weapon, and Cook should be able to find a good deal of success in both the run and pass game against the Saints defense.
$5,300 | DraftKings Price – $3,500
If you are looking for a flier RB, I think Kamara could put up a massive line as a pass catcher on Monday night. We know the Saints love their joker type players, and Kamara may be the best one they have on their roster currently. I’m certain Payton has a set of plays to get his rookie involved, and given his production in the preseason, it’s hard to imagine Kamara hasn’t earned some snaps at RB.
$8,300 | DraftKings Price – $6,300
Demaryius is our favorite Thomas in this slate… We will take Jason Verrett over Xavier Rhodes and Terrance Newman all day. Demaryius put up 5/79 in this matchup last season, but we are raising expectations in year two with Siemian, especially after adding Mike McCoy as OC.
$7,300 | DraftKings Price – $6,000
Diggs is the most matchup-dependent receiver in the NFL. He was a top 15 fantasy receiver in plus-matchups last season, and completely irrelevant in tougher matchups. Until proven otherwise, there is no better matchup in fantasy.
$4,800 | DraftKings Price – $3,300
Another Saints flier… Assuming Rhodes shadows Thomas and Newman is on Ginn, Coleman could play a role in this game with Snead suspended. Coleman had a monster preseason, and at 6’6″, is a matchup nightmare in the red zone. He’s really the only receiver under $5,000 that is worth a look in this slate.
$6,800 | DraftKings Price – $3,400
I think Fleener will be the highest owned tight end in this slate, but like the upside of Henry considerably more. If the Chargers are going to find success against the Broncos secondary, it will likely have to come from the running backs and tight ends, as the Broncos have three elite corners and give up ver little to opposing receivers.