Here are some overlooked options if you’re trying to add a bit of variance to your lineups tomorrow. They’re not intended to be a stand alone lineup, just some low owned players in that could set your lineup apart.
Giants stack. Eli Manning is better at home, but he’s come down to Philadelphia before and thrown 3+ TDs. The offense is also under pressure to perform after two duds. Odell Beckham, Jr. looked pretty much recovered last week, so that helps. He’s always a threat to go nuts and his ownership will be as low as it has ever been. I like an Eli, OBJ, Evan Engram stack as a very low owned GPP option.
Melvin Gordon RB. Gordon gets one of the heaviest RB workloads around from the Chargers. Despite a sore knee, expect that to continue against a Chiefs offense they’d like to keep off the field. The Chiefs have also given up their share of rushing TDs so far.
Tevin Coleman RB. Freeman is the man in that backfield but Coleman still has a role (he caught a TD last week). It’s not easy guessing when Coleman has usable games but a shootout in a dome isn’t the worst time to look for one.
Tyreek Hill WR. The Eagles made Hill a focal point on defense last week. It was effective as far as limiting his production, though other Chiefs went off. DFS players have short memories, and Hill’s huge receiving/rushing/returning upside feels slightly forgotten.
Demaryius Thomas WR. With an aDOT of 10 and 11.1 in weeks 1 and 2 he’s an incredibly consistent option. If he adds a TD to his yardage it’s a big day. I think Denver has to open the playbook up on the road a little more, too.
Delanie Walker TE. The Titans treat Walker as an offensive weapon, not just a tight end. Seattle’s in a funk to start the year and have been vulnerable to good TEs in the past. Walker is especially involved in the red zone.
Steelers Defense. I expected the Bears offense to be super conservative but they turned it over four times last week including two INTs. They’re likely to be trailing the Steelers this week and in an unfavorable game script again.
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