The opener in Las Vegas on Monday Night Football between the Saints and Raiders will be without Michael Thomas (knee), but it should still have plenty of fantasy firepower. That provides some interesting opportunities in creating our FanDuel single-game DFS lineup for MNF.
We’re going with the double-RB attack, with Josh Jacobs as our MVP and Alvin Kamara in here, too. Add in the future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees, and our lineup shapes up for a great night.
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FanDuel Single-Game Picks: Saints vs. Raiders
MVP (1.5x points): Josh Jacobs, Raiders ($13,500)
Jacobs should see the most touches of any player in this game, and the Saints defense isn’t scary enough for us to go away from him here. We felt good enough about him to captain him in DraftKings even when the salary raises accordingly, so when it doesn’t increase here, Jacobs is for sure our favorite MVP play.
FLEX: Alvin Kamara, Saints ($14,000)
Kamara’s Week 1 would’ve been even better if he had a more efficient game on the ground, and the Raiders are much more likely to allow a big yardage day for Kamara. Locking in both top RBs in this game is a great way to start a single-game lineup, especially when they’re both studs like Kamara and Jacobs.
FLEX: Drew Brees, Saints ($16,000)
Instead of chasing the New Orleans passing attack without Thomas, we’ll just lock Brees in here and reap whatever yardage and touchdowns may come to the WRs and TEs. Las Vegas’ defense should make Brees look better than he was able to against Tampa Bay.
FLEX: Henry Ruggs III, Raiders ($9,500)
Check to see if Ruggs (knee) is playing. If not, pivot to Bryan Edwards. But Ruggs looked explosive in Week 1, and the questionable tag should depress his ownership a bit for MNF. Ruggs is the best big-play threat we’ll find at this price or lower on the slate.
FLEX: Taysom Hill, Saints ($7,000)
We have a tendency to chase Hill, but the Saints want to involve him every week, which is more than you can say for pretty much everyone at Hill’s value price. With Thomas out, Hill could be even more heavily involved than usual.