Congrats on all who read this for you have made it to the weekend and your reward is Week 2 daily fantasy football. You’re welcome.
The key to a successful daily lineup is making sure you don’t miss on any of your picks. Obviously, that can tank any effort at winning. Here are the three quarterbacks you will want to avoid this week in DFS.
Draft wisely. (Salaries courtesy of DraftKings.)
Aaron Rodgers (vs. Vikings) - $6,500
Rodgers is the fourth most expensive quarterback this week despite only scoring 12.9 points against the Bears in Week 1. Now the Vikings’ defense isn’t as good as the Bears’ group, but they’re still likely a top five unit this year and they’ve been able to give Rodgers trouble in the past. With Rodgers and his receivers clearly still getting acclimated with Matt LaFleur’s offense, I’d wait on him this week.
Drew Brees (at Rams) - $6,200
I don’t hate Brees this week but he has two big things going against him. First, he’s playing outside of his trusty dome, something that has often led to poor performances. Secondly, Dak Prescott, squaring off against Washington’s attempt at a defense, is only $100 more expensive and is a value I can’t in good conscience pass up.
Baker Mayfield (at Jets) - $6,000
Mayfield didn’t look great against the Titans in Week 1, mostly because he had no time to throw the ball. The Browns have a serious offensive line problem and I would expect ex-Browns, now Jets, defensive coordinator, blitz maestro and known psychopath Gregg Williams to send every blitz he has in his playbook at Mayfield this week and see how he does. I hope Mayfield has a bounce back week because I’d love the Browns hypetrain to get back on track (and I need some Odell Beckham Jr. shares to payout), but I’m not counting on it.
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