DRAFT NFL Value Watch: Week 2

Aaron Hendrix will be bringing Premium subscribers his tiers the various drafts on DRAFT ranging from head-to-head to 10 person drafts. Included will be strategy discussion and options for the day’s slate.

Week 2

Welcome to the DRAFT NFL Value Watch!

A couple notes to remember about DRAFT contests. One, there is no salary cap so you’re not worried about fitting players in on a budget. Raw fantasy points is what matters most, not the popular point per dollar. Second, while there is no late swap, if a player is ruled out, you will be able to swap them out. For more information on how this works, read the DRAFT Swap Rules Page – for this reason you can take some marginal chances in the later rounds on players that are questionable to play. DRAFT scoring is fairly standard football scoring with 1/2 point per reception. You can view the scoring rule by clicking on this link – Draft NFL Scoring. All analysis and rankings will be based on that.

One note about my rankings. They are typically made based on projected values. To get the best feel for the industry, each week I run a comparison of major DFS sites and come up with a average projected value from these sites. These values are how I determine my rankings.

Slate Overview

This data is copied from the NFL First Look from Notorious.

Road Team Home Team Vegas Line Over/Under Date Time Stadium
Ravens at Bengals BAL -1.5 44.0 Thursday 8:20 PM Paul Brown Stadium
Panthers at Falcons ATL -5.0 44.0 Sunday 1:00 PM Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Browns at Saints NO -8.0 50.0 Sunday 1:00 PM Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Texans at Titans TBD TBD Sunday 1:00 PM Nissan Stadium
Colts at Redskins WAS -5.5 46.0 Sunday 1:00 PM FedExField
Chiefs at Steelers PIT -5.0 50.0 Sunday 1:00 PM Heinz Field
Chargers at Bills LAC -7.5 44.0 Sunday 1:00 PM New Era Field
Dolphins at Jets PICK 0.0 Sunday 1:00 PM MetLife Stadium
Vikings at Packers GB -1.5 46.0 Sunday 1:00 PM Lambeau Field
Eagles at Buccaneers PHI -3.0 44.0 Sunday 1:00 PM Raymond James Stadium
Cardinals at Rams LAR -10.0 46.0 Sunday 4:05 PM Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Lions at 49ers SF -3.0 47.0 Sunday 4:05 PM Levi’s Stadium
Patriots at Jaguars NE -2.0 45.0 Sunday 4:25 PM TIAA Bank Field
Raiders at Broncos DEN -4.5 45.0 Sunday 4:25 PM Broncos Stadium at Mile High
Giants at Cowboys DAL -3.0 43.5 Sunday 8:20 PM AT&T Stadium
Seahawks at Bears CHI -3.5 43.5 Monday 8:15 PM Soldier Field

The first week of the NFL season and it was definitely a interesting week where the more popular chalk options mostly smashed – if you for some reason drafted Ryan Fitzpatrick, congratulations on being both stupid and brilliant all in one breath.

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About the Author

  • Aaron Hendrix (thehazyone)

  • Aaron Hendrix is a former professional poker player who made the transition from season long fantasy sports to DFS in October of 2014. He used to cover poker tournaments for a living until stepping into his current role at RotoGrinders. He can be found on Twitter at @aaronhendrix


  • Tbmintz

    I’m a paid Premium member for the entire season and I’m nor receiving this content

  • mrBigly

    Great read. Ton of info. Weekly read for me.

  • srk8987

    Managing Editor

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    This content is for DRAFT Premium. Your subscription is for FanDuel.

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