Monday Night Football DFS Preview: Giants at Buccaneers
Monday Night Football DFS Preview
Monday Night Football this week features the 3-6 New York Giants against the 6-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is a 10.5-point home favorite and the over-under is set at a healthy 49.5.
We'll have to monitor some injuries to players like Saquon Barkley and Rob Gronkowski, but there should be plenty of options to fill out your lineup on DraftKings' showdown slate.
Here is a look at some of the strategies for tonight's contests
Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers, $14,100
Godwin is priced lower than fellow Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans, but I think Godwin is a good option in this spot. He is coming off a bit of a down game, but he did see eight targets and record seven catches for 57 yards (12.7 DK points). In three of his last four games before last week, Godwin commanded at least 11 targets. He is heavily involved and has a pretty juicy matchup against the Giants' pass defense. Fire up Godwin with confidence.
Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers, $11,200
In four home games this season, Brady is averaging 32 DK points per game with 319.3 yards per contest and 18 total touchdowns. This looks to be a nice spot for Brady as the team returns home following a disappointing loss at Washington last week. That 15-point game for Brady might make some managers think twice about him this week. I would go back to him for sure and pair him up with Godwin.
Buccaneers Defense, $5,200
This is hoping for a big play for Tampa Bay's defense against Daniel Jones who we know can be prone to bad turnovers. At just $5,200, this makes for a good addition to your lineup. Against two bad offenses in Chicago and Atlanta, the Bucs put up 21 and 19 points respectively earlier this season. The Giants' offense is not quite as bad, but that demonstrates the upside of this defense.
Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants, $7,800
The price is right to take a risk on Saquon. He is listed as questionable but is reportedly likely to play as of early Monday afternoon. The workload and role in the offense upon his return is kind of an unknown, but we all know about the talent he possesses. This is a bet on Barkley's skill taking over and rewarding those who take a chance on him.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Giants, $2,200
A bit of salary relief here as Rudolph operates as the second tight end in New York's offense behind Evan Engram. But Rudolph is a great target in the red zone and he is coming off of a game last week in which he saw five targets. The upside isn't huge, but he could pay off if he converts one of his red-zone looks into a touchdown.
Giovani Bernard, RB, Buccaneers, $1,800
Another low salary dart throw, Bernard has been used as a pass-catching back a fair amount this season in the red zone and a receiving touchdown isn't out of the question in this game. In Week 3 against the L.A. Rams, Bernard had 20.1 DK points, so he has the potential to come through in a big way. He has three receiving touchdowns on the season, so here's hoping for another.
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Brian Buckey is an avid fantasy sports player dating back to his first fantasy baseball league in junior high school, with fantasy experience in all four of the major sports. Brian currently is a sports writer for The Toledo Blade newspaper in Toledo, Ohio where he grew up. Brian is a proud Indiana University graduate, with a degree in journalism and is excited to provide fantasy analysis for FantasyData.