Week one of the Fantasy Football season is in the books and it’s on to week two. Today I have Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers and Tight Ends for you to consider this week!
The New York Giants have a very interesting matchup this week with the New Orleans Saints. While I am sure there will be plenty of interest in the Saints QB Drew Brees I have more interest in the Giants Eli Manning ($8,100). Last week wide receivers torched the Saints for 34.30 Fantasy points and Manning was doing his thing scoring 19.28 FanDuel points of his own against Dallas. To say that the Saints secondary is challenged would be an understatement and with an over under of 53 and the Giants being an early week 4.5 point favorite I’m really liking Manning a LOT this week.
The Dallas Cowboys head into Washington as a 3 point underdog and I’m liking the Cowboys Dak Prescott ($7,000) in this matchup. I didn’t tout him last week against the Giants but I do like his chances this week against a Washington Redskins passing defense that allowed QB’s 21.80 Fantasy points and wide receivers to score 42.10 Fantasy points. The Redskins defense looked awful against the Pittsburgh Steelers and while Prescott isn’t Ben Roethlisberger he ain’t exactly chopped liver either. If the Cowboys receivers can hang onto a few more balls this week Prescott might bring great value on Sunday.
I didn’t tout the Philadelphia Eagles Carson Wentz ($6,900) last week either and he had a very nice ballgame in week one against the Cleveland Browns. Okay, it was the Browns but Wentz did get the job done recording 19.2 FanDuel Fantasy points. The Eagles this week are a 3 point underdog on the road against the Chicago Bears this Monday night. Last week the Bears allowed 28.80 Fantasy points to the Houston Texans receivers and an additional 16.64 points to QB Brock Osweiler. I don’t see very high ownership of Wentz this week and at his price he doesn’t have to do much to make his value and if he goes off then you will be one very happy camper on Monday night.
Last week the Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan ($7,900) was in my top five and he delivered with 24.4 FanDuel Fantasy points. That’s not too shabby and I liked him so much that I’m going to tout him again on the road this week against the Oakland Raiders. Falcons fans will tell you that Ryan is no Drew Brees but I do like him in a matchup that has the Raiders favored by 4 points. Last week the Raiders allowed wide receivers 56.40 Fantasy points and Brees 31.42 Fantasy points. That’s a ton of points my friend and that 49.5 point over under has me intrigued this week. I also don’t believe Ryan will be highly owned and in a game like this that could bode well for whoever decides to take a chance on Ryan this week.
Another QB that I think might go overlooked is the Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota ($7,500). Their matchup this week on the road against a Detroit Lions secondary that allowed wide receivers 29.70 Fantasy points and QB’s to score 35.50 Fantasy points. Yes that was against the Indianapolis Colts and no the Titans aren’t the same but Mariota impressed me last week in the Titans loss to the Minnesota Vikings amassing 17.7 FanDuel points. I don’t believe the Lions defense is very good and the 47 point over under along with the Lions being a 5.5 point favorite suggests to me Mariota will be airing the ball out and his price point also tells me Mariota won’t have to do too much to make value on Sunday.
Normally I like to choose running backs who are playing at home and are heavily favored but he Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon has a very good road matchup this weekend against the San Diego Chargers. Last weekend the Chargers allowed RB’s 28.20 Fantasy points. That is a pile of points isn’t it? Last week Yeldon scored 14.9 Fantasy points against a pretty good Green Bay Packers rushing defense and with a 47 point over under and being a 3 point underdog the game flow suggests to me that Yeldon might be able to do some damage both as a rusher and receiver. This could be a risky play so I would probably use Yeldon only in tournaments.
Unlike Yeldon and the Jaguars the Denver Broncos have a great matchup against the Indianapolis Colts and the Broncos RB C.J Anderson ($7,800) is someone I am considering this week. The game is at home, the over under is 46 and the Broncos are a 6 point favorite against a Colts defense that allowed 46.90 Fantasy points to RB’s last week. As for Anderson he recorded 27.9 FanDuel Fantasy points against the Carolina Panthers and he did it both rushing the ball on 20 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also caught 4 balls out of the backfield for 47 yards and 1 touchdown. I would use Yeldon in both cash as well as tournaments this weekend.
Another RB that I think has a terrific opportunity to do some damage this weekend is the Houston Texans Lamar Miller ($7,700) against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. The Texans are a slight early week 2 point favorite with a 43 point over under suggesting this is going to be a low scoring game possibly won in the trenches and that bodes well for Miller. Last week the Chiefs allowed RB’s to score 35.70 Fantasy points and Miller is coming off of a 13.7 FanDuel Fantasy point day that saw him amass 106 yards on 28 carries and an additional 4 catches for 11 yards. I don’t think Miller will be too highly owned and I would use him in cash games as well as tournaments.
Last week I touted the Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ($7,900) and he was somewhat of a disappointment to me. Last week against the New York Giants he scored just 11.7 Fantasy points with 51 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown. The touches were there but the production lacked a bit. This week Elliott has a better matchup on the road against a Washington Redskins team who last week allowed RB’s to score 29.70 Fantasy points. Vegas has set the over under at 44.5 points with the Redskins being a 3 point early week favorite. The opportunity is ripe for Elliott to explode and I for one hope that he does. Elliott has too low a floor to use in anything other than tournaments this week.
The Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls ($6,600) appears to finally be fully healthy and he has a terrific matchup on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. Last week the Rams allowed RB’s to score 29 Fantasy points and I really like the Seahawks being a 3 point early week favorite and the 39 point over under suggests a low scoring game that should benefit Rawls. Last week Rawls carried the ball just 12 times for 32 yards and caught 3 passes for 26 yards. His price point is fantastic and if he does get a full workload Rawls could be money in the bank this week. I would use Rawls strictly in tournaments this week.
Last week the New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr ($9,400) had 8 targets thrown his way hauling in 4 of them for 73 yards. This week he has an incredible matchup with a New Orleans Saints secondary allowing 25.93 Fantasy points a game. That’s a LOT of points my friend. The over under is huge at 53 points with Beckham’s giants being favored by 4 points. That suggests a shootout and I don’t know about you but I think this bodes well for Beckham this Sunday. You could also probably use WR Victor Cruz($4,700) Sunday; Cruz saw 4 targets and caught all of them for 34 yards and a touchdown.
I’m strongly considering the Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan this week and if I do then Falcons WR Julio Jones ($9,300) is a must play. In fact I think Jones is a must play this week no matter what direction at QB you go as his matchup with the Oakland Raiders secondary is incredibly appealing. That secondary allowed 19.61 Fantasy points last week and this 49.5 point over under along with the Raiders being an early 4.5 point favorite might just be too darn good to pass up. Jones tweaked his ankle last week so keep an eye on this going forward but all indications are that Jones will be good to go on Sunday.
Last Sunday the Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery ($7,800) had 6 targets thrown his way catching 4 of them for 105 yards against the Houston Texans. Jeffrey has a very good opportunity this Monday against a Philadelphia Eagles secondary that last week allowed Cleveland Browns receivers 13.62 Fantasy points. Vegas has set a 43 point over under with the Bears being an early 3 point favorite and like last week Bears WR’s like Jeffery and even Eddie Royal ($5,300) have a tremendous opportunity and if they can succeed this could help you receive a big payout this week.
I’m also strongly considering the Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green ($8,900) this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. Last week Green had 13 balls sent his way hauling in 12 of them for 180 yards and 1 touchdown against the New York Jets. This week he’s up against a Steelers secondary that allowed 22 Fantasy points to receivers. The 48.5 over under with the Steelers being an early 3 point favorite indicates a nice game flow and the strong possibility the Bengals will be playing catch up. That bodes well for those of you who roster Green this Sunday.
Another WR I’m strongly considering this week is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans ($8,100). Last week against the Falcons Evans had 7 targets catching 5 of them for 99 yards and a touchdown. This week Evans has the luxury of going against a Arizona Cardinals secondary that allowed New England Patriots WR’s to torch them for 28.30 Fantasy points. Vegas has set the over under at 50 points with the Cardinals an early 7 point favorite. It looks like another shootout with the Bucs coming from behind and a great opportunity for Evans to do his thing on Sunday.
Last week the Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker ($6,600) caught 3 passes for 42 yards worth 5.7 FanDuel points and this week he has a great matchup with a Detroit Lions defense that allowed TE’s to score 28.80 points. The Lions are currently a 6 point favorite at home with a 47.5 point over under. That suggests a lot of points will most likely be scored and the Titans will be playing catchup. That bodes well for Walker this week.
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten ($5,900) had 14 balls thrown his way last week. He caught 9 of them for 66 yards and 11 FanDuel Fantasy points. This week the Cowboys travel to Washington to take on a Redskins defense that allowed TE’s to score just 3 Fantasy points. The over under in this one is 45.5 with the Redskins an early week 3 point favorite. It’s obvious that Witten is a big part of what the Cowboys do and with a rookie QB at the helm I can’t help but think Witten is going to see plenty of action this week.
Last week the Atlanta Falcons allowed TE’s to score 18.40 Fantasy points against them. That’s quite a few and that might bode well for the Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford ($4,700) this week. The Raiders are currently a 5 point favorite at home against the Falcons and the 49.5 point over under suggests a shootout in the Bay this weekend. Last week Walford had 5 balls thrown his way catching 3 of them for 25 yards and 4 Fantasy points. Even Walford outscored Fleener and at Walford’s price point it won’t take much for him to make value this week.
The Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph ($5,000) is someone I’m strongly considering this week. Rudolph has a very good matchup with a Green Bay Packers defense that allowed TE’s to score 17.20 Fantasy points. Last week Rudolph had 8 targets thrown his way catching 4 of them for 65 yards and 8.5 FanDuel Fantasy points. The Packers are currently a 2.5 point road favorite with a 44 point over under. The price point is very good and it looks as though Rudolph figures into the long-term offensive plans of the Vikings.
The Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis ($4,600) has a very good matchup on the road against a San Diego Chargers defense that allowed TE’s to score 9.40 Fantasy points. That isn’t very much at all but Lewis did have 2 targets his way catching both of them for 48 yards and 5.5 FanDuel Fantasy points. The over under in this one is 47 with the Chargers an early week 3 point favorite. Game flow here and the low price point makes Lewis a decent salary saving option this weekend.
Good luck at FanDuel this week!