Load up with Cardinals in DFS in Week 2
There was plenty of news in the National Football League leading up to Week 2, and outside of the Cincinnati Bengals selling a ton of Devon Still jerseys to benefit his ill daughter, most the news has been bad. First off, Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice was released after being suspended indefinitely for his ugly, ugly domestic violence situation with his wife, and then Friday came word that Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been indicted for child abuse, and he has been deactivated for Week 2. The game will go on in Week 2, and NFL Football is more popular than ever, and the black eye will heal.
1pm - Detroit at Carolina (lower 70s, 50 percent chance of showers)
405pm - St. Louis at Tampa Bay (lower 90s, 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms)
425pm - Houston at Oaklnad (lower 70s, patchy areas of fog)
(DraftDay.com salaries in parentheses) (all times ET)
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas ($12150 at TEN): The Dallas Cowboys lost in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but Murray certainly did his part. He had 22 attempts for 118 yards and a score, and he also snagged three balls for 25 yards through the air. Murray will have the luxury of facing a Tennessee Titans defense which is a bit soft in the middle, losing LB Zach Brown (pectoral) for the season this week.
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona ($13150 at NYG): The Detroit Lions made the New York Giants secondary look like a semi-pro team in Monday's early game, slicing them apart in a 35-14 victory. Sure, the Cardinals do not have Calvin Johnson, but WRs Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald are pretty good. The Cardinals should do most of their damage through the air, and another 300-yard game with at least two scores is in the offing for Palmer.
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia ($8550 at IND - Mon.): The Indianapolis Colts were toasted for three touchdowns by TE Julius Thomas last week in Denver. While Ertz might not be able to come close to that type production, he could very well duplicate his effort from last week (5-77-1).
Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona ($10400 at NYG): The Giants secondary was torched by Megatron last week, and while Floyd is not in his league, at least not yet, he has the chance to hit the century mark and find the end zone at least once. Pairing Floyd with Palmer in Daily Fantasy leagues might be like double coupon day the grocery store. Enjoy the double dip.
Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota ($4000 vs NE): Asiata is expected to step into the starting lineup and see a majority of the carries with Peterson deactivated for Week 2. Rookie Jerick McKinnon ($4000) will also see carries, but Asiata figures to have better Fantasy appeal.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST ($6650 vs STL): The Buccaneers will be facing either a second- or third-string quarterback when they take the field in Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams. The mistakes could be aplenty whether Shaun Hill or Austin Davis get the nod under center.
Austin Davis, QB, St. Louis ($7750 at TB): Davis could get the nod in this game if Hill (thigh) is unable to play. Things have gone from bad to worse in the Lou. Davis isn't expected to have a giant stat line, but he doesn't provide considerable salary cap relief, allowing you to load up on studs at other positions.
Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay ($6850 vs STL): I'm not totally convinced RB Doug Martin (knee) is 100 percent healthy and ready to shoulder the load against the Rams, if he plays at all. He is listed as questionable, which usually means there is a 50-50 chance he'll be active. Rainey should still see a fair amount of touches whether Martin plays or not, and with no DL Chris Long (ankle) on the field, there might be a little more room to operate.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina ($5950 vs DET): If you're not sold on Rainey as a viable RB2 or 'flex' DFS play, Stewart might be your cup of tea. He is expected to lead the running back-by-committee Sunday against the Lions, as DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is not at 100 percent, and a big question mark.
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