Players To Fade On FanDuel: Week 2

Sep 13, 2017

In this article, we will take a look at players who may be highly owned or overpriced and who you can feel comfortable fading. Let’s go ahead and take a look at some options to ignore for Week 2.

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Quarterback

Derek Carr (OAK): $8,300 vs. NYJ
Derek Carr had a very good performance in the Raiders’ opening game in Tennessee. However, I’m a little worried about the blowout factor this weekend against the Jets. The Jets are one of the worst teams in the NFL and I really could see this game getting ugly very early. Unless Carr does all of his damage in the first half, he may not have many opportunities to do much in the second half. After the Raiders get out to a huge lead, I could see them feeding the ball to Marshawn Lynch and the rest of their running backs in the second half.

Running Back

Jordan Howard (CHI): $7,400 at TB
I wrote up Jordan Howard for Week 1 and I’m going right back to fading him again this week. I still think that Howard will be the lead back going forward, but I believe the Bears’ will be trailing again in this game. This means that Tarik Cohen will likely see a lot of action again since he is much better at receiving out of the backfield than Howard is.

LeSean McCoy (BUF): $8,600 at CAR
LeSean McCoy is still one of the premier running backs in the NFL, and I do feel that the Bills’ initial game plan will be to give him as many touches as they can. However, the Panthers can probably afford to try and eliminate McCoy and force the Bills to beat them with their passing game. I believe the Panthers will be winning for most of this game and the Bills will have to open up their playbook and have to pass the ball at some point.

Wide Receiver

Dez Bryant (DAL): $7,600  at DEN
This may be a pretty obvious fade, but I will not be using Dez Bryant at Denver. The Broncos allowed the fewest FanDuel points to opposing wide receivers in 2016 and not much has changed in their secondary. I believe that the key for the Cowboys to win this tough matchup will be on the ground with Ezekiel Elliott.

T.Y. Hilton (IND): $7,200 vs. ARI
Another repeat fade for Week 2 is T.Y. Hilton. Andrew Luck has been officially ruled out for Week 2 and will likely miss all of September, which means it will be hard to trust this offense. On top of that, Hilton has an extremely difficult individual matchup against Patrick Peterson, who was one of the best coverage cornerbacks in the NFL during the 2016 season.

Tight End

Rob Gronkowski (NE): $8,100 at NO
I could probably put Gronk here every week and it has nothing to do with his talent or matchup. I just find it hard to justify spending up at the tight end position when there are several other decent options at a lower salary. If you use Gronk, you are really going to have to spend down too far at another position. I would much rather spend down here and then spend up at one of the wide receiver or running back positions.

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Kaz is a correspondent at FantasyPros. To read more from Kaz, follow him @DraftStars_Kaz. You can find more of Kaz’s work at DraftStars.net.

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