Nick Foles was lost in Week 1 and now Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees join the fray of missing starters. The Saints and Steelers are on the main slate this week. What are your thoughts on the Saints offense as a whole, Teddy Bridgewater, and the main DFS options of Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, and Jared Cook as plays in Week 3.
Are you bold enough to mix in some Saints stacks?
The Steelers are touchdown underdogs in San Francisco after a promising relief appearance by Mason Rudolph. Are you diving into JuJu Smith-Schuster or Vance McDonald after bounce-back games in Week 2?
The Saints stack is somewhat interesting to me in GPPs, but it won't be a high-exposure play since Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara are still priced as if Drew Brees is the starter in New Orleans. Thomas saw 13 targets from Bridgewater last week, so he looks safe for his usual high volume role in a plus matchup against Seattle's leaky secondary.
We just don't know enough about Bridgewater's tendencies to have a clear read on how much Brees' absence dings Kamara. The uncertainty and high price should drive Kamara's tournament ownership down far enough to make betting on his talent a worthwhile endeavor.
I want nothing to do with Mason Rudolph on the road against the 49ers defensive line, though McDonald, Smith-Schuster, and possibly Rudolph's college teammate James Washington, are good enough tournament darts with Pittsburgh expected to be playing from behind.