Daily Fantasy Sports is one of the most popular forms of fantasy football you’ll find. There are plenty of sites to choose from but, the most popular by far is DraftKings.com.
Upside is everything when setting your roster on DK. Finding those hidden gems with low ownership totals and potential for a huge performance can take hours of research and analyzing. Luckily for you, we do a lot of the leg work for you.
Each week we will be bringing you players we have found on the Sunday main slate that present great value based on their price, potential ownership percentage and big-game upside. Don’t forget to also check out our weekly DFS videos for additional players and more insight. Let’s get to it!
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints
DraftKings Price: $5,700
Ryan got a boost last week in his stats thanks to 2 random rushing touchdowns. Outside of those two scores however, Ryan had a decent game as a passer after throwing for no touchdowns in Week 1. Ryan threw for 272 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 Int in Week 2 against a Panthers defense that held Dak Prescott under 200 yards the previous week.
This week Ryan gets a showdown against division rivals, the New Orleans Saints. Ryan had pedestrian numbers against the Saints last season with a 2-4 TD/INT ratio. The Saints defense looks like a much more beatable unit so far this season however as Ryan Fitzpatrick lit them up for 417 yards and 4 TD’s in Week 1.
When looking at Matt Ryan’s career stats in 19 regular season games against the Saints on pro-football-reference.com, you’ll find that Ryan has thrown for over 300 yards nine times and even thrown for over 400 yards twice. There is plenty of shootout appeal in this one and Ryan makes for a solid bargain buy at QB as the cheaper QB option in the matchup.