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FanDuel Week 2: Trying To Bounce Back

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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This year, my Week 1 FanDuel sojourn went. . .well, it went about as well as most of my FanDuel sojourns went last season. Of course, it doesn't help when the wide receiver that you shelled out the greatest amount of money for goes all game without a single reception.

Yeah, looking RIGHT AT YOU, Sammy Watkins.

So, I didn't get into the big money last weekend. Or the medium money. Or even the small money. But therein lies the great thing about FanDuel. . .I can try again this weekend with a whole new team! So, who am I going to try to roll with this week? Here's what I've got:

Position Player Team Opponent Salary
QB Marcus Mariota TEN @ CLE $7,400
RB Marshawn Lynch SEA @ GB $8,500
RB Chris Ivory NYJ @ IND $6,900
WR DeAndre Hopkins HOU @ CAR $8,100
WR Jarvis Landry MIA @ JAC $7,100
WR Steve Smith BAL @OAK $6,700
TE Kyle Rudolph MIN DET $5,100
K Adam Vinatieri IND NYJ $5,000
D St. Louis Rams STL @ WAS $4,900
Total Salary $59,700

Hopefully things will go significantly better than they did last week. It wouldn't take a heck of a lot for that to happen, but it would be nice. And yes, my strategy for selecting defenses thus far is "find whoever the Redskins are playing and take them." It seems like a sound strategy.

So, how much would it cost you to field an entire roster full of Minnesota Vikings in FanDuel this week? Well, as you'd probably expect, it's going to cost less than it did last week.

Position Player Week 1 Salary Week 2 Salary Change
QB Teddy Bridgewater $7,200 $7,000 -$200
RB Adrian Peterson $9,200 $9,000 -$200
RB Jerick McKinnon $5,700 $5,500 -$200
WR Mike Wallace $6,400 $6,200 -$200
WR Charles Johnson $5,600 $5,400 -$200
WR Jarius Wright $5,300 $5,100 -$200
TE Kyle Rudolph $5,300 $5,100 -$200
K Blair Walsh $4,700 $4,700 $0
D Minnesota $4,400 $4,400 $0
Totals $53,800 $52,400 -$1,400

Fun fact. . .on FanDuel this week, it would cost you more to start Robert Griffin III at quarterback ($7,100) than it would cost you to start Teddy Bridgewater ($7,000). Well, it would also cost you a big ol' zero in your quarterback spot because, seriously, I'll see the field this season before Robert Griffin III will.

But that's what I'm looking at for FanDuel this week, ladies and gentlemen. Are you folks in for this week? Who are you going with?