DFS Bargains: Week 2 (Video)
Jen Piacenti brings you her top bargain plays for this week's DFS contests
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S. Sloman - K
Titans signed K Sam Sloman to their practice squad.
Sloman made eight of 11 field goal tries and 18 of 21 extra point attempts this season with the Rams. He would be an insurance policy for veteran Stephen Gostkowski, who's had a disastrous season, missing eight of 23 field goal attempts along with two extra points. Almost any other kicker would have been cut by now. Sloman would have immediate fantasy relevance on a Titans team that generates plenty of neutral and positive game script, which allows for more field goal tries.
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NFL Network's Mike Garafolo said Joe Burrow's multi-ligament knee injury suffered Sunday against Washington is comparable to Carson Wentz's 2017 knee injury.
Wentz tore his ACL and LCL in December 2017 and went on to miss 2018's first two regular season games. Burrow, placed on season-ending IR on Monday, tore his ACL and MCL -- a graphic injury that the CBS broadcast refused to show during the game. "There's a lot of confidence that he's going to come back fully from this one ... maybe not 100 percent by the start of next season, but perhaps on the field for the start of next season," Garafolo said. Barring complication, Burrow should be back under center for the Bengals in 2021 -- it's just a matter of whether he'll miss early regular season action while rehabbing his devastating injury.
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Chris Godwin's yards per target and yards per reception sit at career lows after Week 11.
The explosive Godwin is operating more like Julian Edelman than the dynamic wideout fantasy managers pursued in recent seasons. His 9.1 yards per target and 11.3 yards per reception are career lows. Last year, he averaged 11 yards per target and 15.5 yards per catch. Godwin's air yards per target (8.2) is below short pass vacuums like Jamison Crowder, Jarvis Landry, and Tyler Boyd. His short range usage was on full display Monday night against the Rams, when Godwin caught seven passes for 53 yards with an average yards per target of 5.3. Even with a capped weekly ceiling, Godwin remains a high-end WR2 in PPR formats.
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Tyler Higbee caught all four of his targets for 19 yards in the Rams' Week 11 win over the Bucs.
Higbee has seen 14 targets to Gerald Everett's 17 over the last three weeks since Higbee returned from injury. It would be a lot easier if we could combine both players into one, but instead they split snaps and render each other useless as back-end TE2 plays in fantasy.
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Gerald Everett caught 4-of-5 targets for 27 yards in the Rams' Week 11 win over the Bucs.
He and Tyler Higbee (4-19 on four targets) continue to split snaps with the Rams using more three-WR sets instead of 2-TE personnel. It keeps Everett and Higbee off the TE1 map.
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Rob Gronkowski caught 2-of-6 targets for 25 yards in the Bucs' Week 11 loss to the Rams.
Gronk has just five catches on 15 targets in three games since Antonio Brown's arrival while AB has 26 targets in that span. Gronkowski and Chris Godwin are losing out on a lot of the middle-field targets to Brown. Gronk should be treated as a TD-dependent TE1 for next week against the Chiefs.
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Josh Reynolds caught 3-of-6 targets for 32 yards in the Rams' Week 11 win over the Bucs.
The 32 yards were Reynolds' fewest since Week 4, and he was targeted on just 11.7% of Jared Goff's 51 throws. It was the Cooper Kupp (11-145) and Robert Woods (12-130-1) show in this one with both wrecking after the catch. Reynolds also watched No. 4 WR Van Jefferson catch a red-zone touchdown in this one. Reynolds will be a WR5 for Week 12 against the 49ers.
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Mike Evans caught 5-of-9 targets for 49 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' Week 11 loss to the Rams.
Evans is making his hay with touchdowns this season. He has just two 100-yard games to his name through 11 weeks, but Evans' nine-yard bulldozing score in the second quarter was his ninth of the year. He's easily Tom Brady's favorite target in the red zone. Evans will be a TD-dependent WR2 with upside next week against the Chiefs.
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