While the opening weekend of the NFL season can be wild and unpredictable, Week 2 tends to separate those who may have been a Week 1 fluke and those who may be consistent daily fantasy superstars. DFS is all about getting the best value, and quarterback is as important as any especially with the amount of passing in today’s NFL.
Looking at some of the early prices for Week 2, there is plenty of value to be had at the quarterback spot.
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) $5,800
Ben Roethlisberger is the ultimate buy-low candidate this week. Everybody saw what the Pittsburgh Steelers did on the first Sunday Night Football game of the season. They got crushed by the New England Patriots, and the overreactions are heavy in the opening weekend. Granted, Roethlisberger certainly did not play very well, but this is still a guy who threw for over 5,000 yards last year and threw multiple touchdown passes 11 times. Hop on the Big Ben train as the top quarterback value heading into Week 2.
Tom Brady (NE) $6,400
I don’t know if you saw the Baltimore Ravens absolutely crush the JV squad that is the Miami Dolphins, but that’s exactly what happened on Sunday. Now instead of Lamar Jackson throwing passes, Tom Brady will step in and see what he can do against this Dolphins defense. You can get Brady as the fifth-highest paid quarterback in DFS, and the matchup could not get any easier. Miami appears to already have quit on the season with players reportedly asking to be traded or released. It’s only Week 2.
Drew Brees (NO) $6,200
Revenge game coming for Drew Brees. If you recall last January, the New Orleans Saints went up against the Los Angeles Rams in a game that was significantly impacted by a missed pass interference call. That play singlehandedly changed how we watch football this season with added replay due to the ability to now challenge pass interference penalties. The Saints had all offseason to stew on that call, and the Rams are about to feel that wrath on Sunday with Brees ready to go off and leave nothing in the hands of the officials.
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