NFL DFS bargain bin: Week 2 Quarterbacks
Jared Goff, LAR vs. NO (DraftKings-$5,900/FanDuel-$7,600/FantasyDraft- $11,500/Yahoo-$35)
Goff is especially under-priced on DraftKings, but he’s a solid value on all four sites in a game that’s projected to be one of the week’s most competitive. Goff enjoyed success in two meetings versus the Saints last season, lighting them up for 391 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 9 match-up and then putting up 297 yards and a score in the infamous NFC Championship Game.
Goff proceeded to underwhelm in Week 1 against the Panthers with just 186 yards, which might keep ownership just a tad lower on him this week.
Goff could well pay off his modest salaries handsomely versus a Saints defense that allowed the second-most DK/FantasyDraft (23.1) and FanDuel (21.8) points per game to QBs in 2018. New Orleans then yielded three touchdown passes to Deshaun Watson in the opener, along with 31.7 DraftKings/FanDuel/FantasyDraft points.
The Saints also surrendered the fifth-most yards per drive (35.9) last season and ranked in the bottom 10 in air yards allowed (4,907), furthering Goff’s case in a game where he’ll likely have to keep his foot on the gas all four quarters.
Derek Carr, OAK vs. KC (DraftKings-$5,100/FanDuel-$6,600/FantasyDraft- $10,600/Yahoo-$26)
Carr helped the Raiders begin post-Antonio Brown life in fine fashion Monday night against the Broncos. The veteran quarterback was locked in to the tune of a 22-for-26 passing tally that netted 259 yards and a touchdown.
Carr now gets a Chiefs defense that he’s managed a combined 702 yards and six touchdowns against over 2017 and 2018 home dates. Kansas City also finished last season allowing the most passing yards to quarterbacks (4,721), along with bottom-10 figures in touchdown passes (30) and DK/FantasyDraft points (22.4)/FanDuel points (20.9) per contest.
KC’s secondary didn’t exactly get the new season started on a good foot, either. Despite the Jaguars losing Nick Foles to a collarbone injury (on a touchdown pass), the Chiefs still laid out the welcome mat for rookie Gardner Minshew, who threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns in his first taste of NFL action.
As pointed out last week in Foles’ entry, the Kansas City corner duo of Charvarius Ward and Bashaud Breeland can certainly be exploited, and Carr has the weapons in Tyrell Williams and company to do just that.