If you find yourself in a pinch this weekend because you overspent on the rest of your lineup – here are some cheaper options that might have a big week one. Keep in mind, you don’t want to fill out your daily fantasy lineup with a bunch of sleepers – use these players only when you have overspent on studs that tend to get it done each week.
DraftKings Salaries = $50,000 Budget
DraftDay & FanThrowdown = $100,000 Budget
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Date: September 8, 2013
QB – TONY ROMO – DALLAS COWBOYS vrs NY GIANTS
DraftDay: $15,500 – DraftKings $8,400 – Fan Throwdown $12,700
As much as I vehemently despise and dislike the Dallas Cowboys, there is no question that Tony Romo is a top-tier quarterbacks for daily fantasy grinders. In 2012, Tony Romo beat out his previous career-high in regular season passing yards by over 400 yards. With key targets such as Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten, Tony Romo can easily have a big day against the NY Giants.
QB – Terrelle Pryor – OAKLAND RAIDERS vrs INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
DraftDay: $7,300 – DraftKings $5,000 – Fan Throwdown $8,000
Okay, we all know the Raiders are going to get blown out in this game. BUT – that does mean they will be throwing … or scrambling for yards like Pryor will probably be doing all day. Pryor has looked good this pre-season – just make sure he is starting on Sunday before the contest begins.
WR – GOLDEN TATE – SEATTLE SEAHAWKS vrs CAROLINA
DraftDay: $8,100 – DraftKings $3,900 – Fan Throwdown $7,700
With Percy Harvin reportedly out until November 17th, Golden Tate is certain to be the focal point of the Seattle Seahawk’s passing attack. Tate was second in fantasy points per throw for wide receivers in 2012.
WR – TORREY SMITH – BALTIMORE RAVENS vrs DENVER BRONCOS
With Champ Bailey out, and a solid offense on the other side that should keep the game close until the end, Torrey Smith should be licking his chops on Thursday as he goes against the Denver Broncos.
RB – REGGIE BUSH – DETROIT LIONS vrs MINNESOTA
DraftDay: $12,400 – DraftKings $6,800 – Fan Throwdown $10,300
In spite of the Detroit Lions 4-12 record, the Lions were second in the league in passing yards per game with 307.9 yards. It is well-known that Reggie Bush can catch the ball out of the backfield.
RB – DAVID WILSON – NY GIANTS vrs DALLAS
DraftDay: $11,200 – DraftKings $5,800 – Fan Throwdown $9,900
Can anyone say starter? Backups hurt. This guy should get a full load of opportunities. You never know with the NY Giants, and if they fall behind to the Cowboys on the road, they will be in pass-mode. However, Wilson can catch the ball – so he’s a quality back if you need one on the cheap.
RB – ISSAC REDMOND – PITTSBURGH STEELERS vrs TENNESSEE TITANS
Many sites don’t even have Redmond on the available rosters, which is funny because he’s actually the starting running back on a team that is known for running the ball. The Steelers cut Dwyer and the rookie they drafted is hurt … while they have Felix Jones, Redmond will likely get the bulk of the touches week 1 for the Steelers.
TE – JERMAINE GRESHAM vrs CHICAGO BEARS
DraftDay: $7,200 – DraftKings $3,600 – Fan Throwdown $6,800
Brian Urlacher is an anchor on Fox Sports1 – not that Chicago can’t play defense, but Jermaine Gresham is not a bad option if you need a cheap tight end. Some grinders might stay away from Gresham because the Bengals drafted Tyler Eifert in the 1st round, however that actually might get him on the field more – as the Bengals will run 2 TE sets … plus expect the Bears to have 2 eyes on A.J. Green all day long.
DST – TAMPA BAY DEFENSE vrs NY JETS
If you’re in a league that has DST – and don’t want to spend very much, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face a NY Jets team that probably be starting a rookie who will probably make a few turnovers in his 1st game. Geno Smith will also probably take a few sacks and possibly fumble – he’s no Cam Newton or Robert Griffin III. Sunday will prove that.
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