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If you are new to a salary cap format, here are the basics. You get a fake budget to spend on your players/team. With your weekly lineup strategy, it’s completely up to you. You can target a group of medium priced players, or play some higher priced studs mixed with value plays. All you need to do is stay under the salary cap.
Here are some value picks I like for Week 2 (based on a $60k budget; sorted by position and price):
As the 19th priced QB this week, I like Palmer’s value. Palmer put up solid numbers in Week 1 and draws an easier passing matchup this week. At first glance, I suspect I will start Palmer on my teams this week.
If you’re looking for a bargain basement QB, Henne could be your man. With defenses stacking the box, Henne should be forced to throw a lot this week. While Henne isn’t a strong play, his low price could save you plenty enough for an upgrade at another position.
With Ben Tate possibly out this week, Terrence West could step up for a heavy workload. The downfall could be losing out goal line work to Isaiah Crowell. If by chance Ben Tate plays, then West falls off my radar.
I suspect Forsett gets the start this week, but in fairly equal committee with Bernard Pierce. I could see both Forsett and Pierce being solid plays against a weak Steelers run defense. I like Forsett a bit more than Pierce given his passing down duties and .5 PPR scoring.
Odds are good that Mike Wallace to rack up double digit targets again this week. For a medium-low price, Wallace could be a good play given his big play potential.
It’s a tougher matchup this week for Detroit, but Golden Tate should still be a solid value play. Considering the low price, Tate isn’t much of a gamble. Tate has solid upside as he’ll face lesser coverage most every week thanks to Calvin Johnson.
The Ravens abandoned the run last week which skewed the passing numbers, but Pitta had a whopping 15 targets. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ravens were pass happy again this week, making Pitta a solid value play with upside.
How much I like Bennett this week boils down to the health of Alshon Jeffery. If Jeffery is out or looking limited (hamstring), Bennett could be Jay Cutlers #2 receiving option.
Facing a Giants team that is struggling with it’s new offense, I like the matchup for the Cardinals this week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With the QB situation looking dicey for the Rams, I like Tampa Bay at home this week. This could be a low scoring game all around.
Alright FST Community, I’d love to hear who YOU love (or hate) this week. Post your FanDuel stud, dud or value plays in our Fantasy Football Forum.