- Kareem Hunt costs $9,500 on FanDuel.
- Nick Chubb costs $7,600 on DraftKings.
- Joe Burrow costs $10,800 on DraftKings.
CLEVELAND – With Thursday Night Football on the horizon, those that are looking to play daily fantasy football can start looking at different lineups for the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns matchup.
Legal betting sites have the costs and projections of different players on their sites in order for fantasy owners to select their teams.
There are some slight differences when creating a lineup on both FanDuel and DraftKings. One thing to take note of is the number of players on the team.
On FanDuel, GM’s are able to select five different players with a salary of $60,000 while DraftKings allows GM’s to select six players with a salary of $50,000. Being that the salaries differ, the same player might have a different cost on each site.
Something else to take note of is that on both FanDuel and DraftKings, one of the players selected is chosen as an “MVP” which means they earn 1.5 times the amount of DFS points that a regular player would get.
- MVP Slot – Kareem Hunt, $9,500
- FLEX – Tyler Boyd, $10,000
- FLEX – Odell Beckham Jr., $11,500
- FLEX – Nick Chubb, $13,500
- FLEX – Joe Burrow, $14,500
- MVP Slot – Kareem Hunt, $11,100
- FLEX – Tyler Boyd, $7,000
- FLEX – Odell Beckham Jr., $8,200
- FLEX – Nick Chubb, $7,600
- FLEX – Joe Burrow, $10,800
- FLEX – John Ross III, $5,200
Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns
Selecting Kareem Hunt at the MVP slot should be a no brainer. Hunt had a great Week 1 outing in which he was used as both a rushing and receiving back.
Hunt put up 72 yards on 13 rushing attempts along with just nine receiving yards but managed six targets which was good for 12.1 points on DraftKings and 10.1 on FanDuel. Hunt would make for an interesting MVP slot candidate as he offers both rushing and receiving capabilities which is sure to bring in more points than the average running back in Thursday night’s matchup.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Boyd should be on any fantasy roster as Joe Burrow has made it clear that the chemistry between the two is high.
Boyd’s Week 1 performance should not be discouraging as he went up against a tough Chargers defense. Now that Boyd is going up against a Browns defense that allowed for 270 passing yards and three touchdowns in Week 1, things should be looking up for the Bengals slot receiver as he looks to get the ball rolling in Week 2.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns
Odell Beckham Jr. was also one that had a fairly quiet Week 1 outing, but again, Beckham went up against a terrorizing Ravens defense that allowed just six points and out up two sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception.
Week 2 against the Bengals should be a different story as they are much less of a challenge. Odell does get the targets needed to make him a valuable fantasy receiver as he brought in 10 targets in Week 1.
Look for Beckham to capitalize on his targets on Thursday Night Football as it is looking to be a high scoring game.
Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
Chubb is the clear RB1 on this Browns team and it will remain that way in Week 2. This is a favorable matchup for Chubb as he is going up against a Bengals defense that allowed for 155 total rushing yards in Week 1. Chubb is poised for a big game on Thursday night as he is looking to bounce back from a slow Week 1 outing where he put up just 60 rushing yards.
Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow had an impressive rookie debut in Week 1 where he went 23-36 for 193 yards, 46 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
This should be another big week for Burrow especially if he can keep his run game afloat as the Browns allowed 270 passing yards as mentioned before but also allowed the opposing quarterback, Lamar Jackson, to get 45 rushing yards as well. Burrow works great under pressure and what better pressure than on national TV for Thursday Night Football.
The stars are aligning for a breakout game for Joe Burrow and his projections on legal betting apps.
John Ross III, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Ross is an interesting player as it seemed as if he was going to have a breakout season last year before getting injured. Fast track to this season, he got off to a slow start in Week 1, but who wouldn’t after coming off of a season-long injury. Ross brought in just five targets for 17 yards in Week 1.
Now that the wheels are turning for Ross, he could garner in more targets in Week 2 as he begins to find his rhythm. He certainly has the talent and ability to put up a nice game against the Browns.
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