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Optimal Daily Fantasy Lineups for Week 2

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I posted a few optimal lineups for Week 2 over at 4for4. For FanDuel:

Value Plays

QB Chad Henne $5000
4for4’s top quarterback value is Chad Henne, and he’s mine as well. The question is whether or not Henne is really a viable daily fantasy option, and I think he is. Your goal is to maximize projected points, not just value, but I think Henne can give you enough production to justify his place in your lineup. He’s been a relevant fantasy quarterback when he’s played in the past, and Jacksonville plays the anemic Raiders.

RB Adrian Peterson $10000
Many daily fantasy sites price their elite players well ahead of the rest of the crowd. FanDuel does not. You can often successfully implement a high-low salary structure at FanDuel because players like Peterson aren’t priced far enough ahead of the second tier. He’ll run you 10k, but that’s not even 10 percent more than No. 2 running back Doug Martin (also a good value). And when you have a player like Henne in your lineup, it allows you to go big elsewhere.

And for DraftDay:

If you look at the DraftDay Value Report, you’ll see that wide receivers are by far the best values on a dollar-per-point basis. Take a look.

Rank RB WR TE
5 $629 $514 $682
10 $712 $558 $723
20 $766 $646 $794

That’s ridiculous. Wide receivers are so much better cheaper than running backs and tight ends it isn’t even funny. The No. 20-ranked receiver is typically nearly just as good of a value as the No. 5 running back, and an even better value than the No. 5 tight end when we’re talking about the flex spot. So, yeah, maybe go with a receiver?

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