The Giants and Saints will be going head-to-head this week and I’m all over Eli Manning. He has a ton of weapons on that offense and will be playing in a game with a 53-point total! It’s not very common to see a total that high and I wouldn’t be surprised if it went over!
Besides the Vegas total I also love his matchup. Not only did the Saints give up the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in 2015, but they are also off to a rough start defensively this year. They gave up a total of 319 yards on the air week 1 and lost there best cover-corner, Delvin Breaux. I see Manning having his way against this defense and this should be a fun one to watch if you love offense.
Don’t want to pay up for Manning or want to be a bit different — then go with Carr. He will be going up against a Falcons’ defense that let Jameis Winston throw the ball over them and allowed a total of 25 fantasy points. I know it was only one game, but their secondary ranked 26th in the league heading into the season (via. PFF). They aren’t all that, and I expect Carr to have another stellar performance. He has a ton of weapons and I’m looking for him to have a similar performance in Week 2.
C.J. Anderson shocked the world Week 1! He ran for 92 yards to go along with 47 receiving yards and 2 total touchdowns. He gets an easier matchup going up against this Colts’ front-seven and I wouldn’t be surprised if he put up similar numbers.
The Broncos have a rookie under center, so I expect them to use a lot of Anderson. Even if they are playing from behind, Anderson showed us what he could do with his hands last week, so don’t worry too much about that. He is at an excellent price and in a great situation, which is why he is my top running back play of the week.
I like Blount for the same reasons I like Anderson (minus his hands). He will get a lot of opportunities to run the football with a rookie quarterback and draws an appealing matchup against the Dolphins. Last season, the Dolphins gave up the most fantasy points to opposing running backs. I know this is a new year, but they also gave up 96 yards on the ground to start the new year. Their run defense isn’t anything to brag about and we know what Blount is capable of doing, which is why I love him this week.
OBJ is going up against a Saints’ defense that will be without their top corner. Not only that, but this game also has a 52-point total. I’m going to keep this simple: If you can afford him, get him! He is in an outstanding spot to put up big numbers and I’m expecting his ownership percentage to be extremely high this week.
I was impressed with Mr. Sharpe’s Week 1 performance and I believe that he’s an excellent value play for Week 2. To start off, the rookie was targeted 11 times! That’s a whole lot of targets! He hauled in 7 of those and finished the day with 76 yards. Mariota seems to love going his direction and I see that being the case in Week 2 as well. They are 5.5-point underdogs against the Lions, so look for them to throw the ball a ton. He’s got a beautiful price and will allow you to pay up for one of those stud receivers you love.
Jordan Reed finished 3rd in 2015 in targets and 1st in red zone targets, which is why I love using him every week and this week is no different.
He’ll be going up against the Cowboys, which isn’t the best of matchup, but I love him as a tournament play. I don’t love any particular tight end this week, so going with the guy who is heavily involved is what I look for. He has major upside (we all saw that last year) and will be heavily involved in the offense. Nothing more you can for, especially from the tight end position.
With Keenan Allen done for the year with an ACL injury, someone is going to get a whole lot of targets! And I expect that to be Antonio Gates. Yes he’s old, but Rivers knows Gates like his right-hand. They’ve been together for years and Rivers has thrown 77 touchdowns to No. 85. That’s a whole lot of touchdowns!
Gates has a very nice price tag and I’d go ahead and use him if I don’t want to pay up for one of the big three tight ends (Olson, Gronk or Reed) this week.
I’m going to make this real quick for you:
The Rams offense is horrible and the Seahawks defense is amazing. The End.
On a serious note:
The Seahawks have one of the top defenses in the league. We saw what they did to Miami. They held them to a total of 214 yards and I wouldn’t be surprised if they held this Rams’ offense to under 200. The Rams couldn’t get anything going on offense this past Monday and I don’t expect them to get anything going this week as well. #StartGoff
If you’re a Rams fan and don’t want to use the Seahawks, then go with with the Pats’. Not only do you get to save $4,000 going with them, but you also get a defense that I believe won’t be very high owned this week.
The Dolphins couldn’t get much going on offense as they were only able to get a total of 214 yards. Granted, they were playing the Seahawks, but playing on the road two weeks is never easy, especially if you have to travel across the country. This is another tough game for the Dolphins and I see the Patriots defense putting up some fantasy points.