NFL Cheat Sheet: Week 2

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Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books, and it’s time to move on to a new week and new matchups. Let’s jump right into all the info, and as always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

Game Notes

Highest Scoring Game

New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints – 53.5 projected points

You have to feel good about the Patriots wide receivers in this matchup after seeing what Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen were able to do on Monday night, both posting north of 25 fantasy points. With Diggs playing on the right side and Thielen out of the slot, it instantly piques my interest on Brandin Cooks ($8,200) and Danny Amendola ($5,100) (if he can make it out of the concussion protocol). While the interest will certainly be on the Patriots on this game, let’s not forget how much different Drew Brees ($7,700) plays at home. Last season, Brees averaged 5.9 fantasy points higher at home with 20 of his 38 touchdowns.

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Lowest Scoring Game

Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens – 41 projected points

The Browns will visit the Baltimore Ravens in what is slated as the lowest projected total on the Sunday slate. The Browns are coming in at a putrid 16.5 projected points compared to the Ravens at 24. Baltimore isn’t completely lost on the radar in this matchup, as I think they have a couple of intriguing options in this game. Javorius Allen ($4,100), who should take over the Danny Woodhead role, is a decent option, and Jeremy Maclin ($5,000) should be playing out of the slot once again, a role he saw success in last week.


DvP Matchups

All DvP numbers will be used from the 2016 season until Week 4 when we will then switch to the current 2017 statistics.

Worst QB Matchups

QBOPPDvP Rank
Dak PrescottDenver Broncos2nd
Ben RoethlisbergerMinnesota Vikings4th
Brian HoyerSeattle Seahawks5th

Best QB Matchups

QBOPPDvP Rank
Joe FlaccoCleveland Browns32nd
Aaron RodgersAtlanta Falcons31st
Phillip RiversMiami Dolphins29th


Worst RB Matchups

RBOPPDvP Rank
Mark IngramNew England Patriots1st
Frank GoreArizona Cardinals2nd
Leonard FournetteTennessee Titans3rd

Best RB Matchups

RBOPPDvP Rank
Seattle RBSan Francisco 49ers32nd
Javorius AllenCleveland Browns31st
Mike GillisleeNew Orleans Saints30th


Worst WR Matchups

WROPPDvP Rank
Dez BryantDenver Broncos1st
Stefon DiggsPittsburgh Steelers2nd
Antonio BrownMinnesota Vikings4th

Best WR Matchups

WROPPDvP Rank
Julio JonesGreen Bay Packers32nd
Marqise LeeTennessee Titans31st
Tyreek HillPhiladelphia Eagles30th


Worst TE Matchups

TEOPPDvP Rank
Jack DoyleArizona Cardinals1st
Travis KelcePhiladelphia Eagles2nd
Coby FleenerNew England Patriots4th

Best TE Matchups

TEOPPDvP Rank
Nick BoyleCleveland Browns32nd
Virgil GreenDallas Cowboys31st
Charles ClayCarolina Panthers30th


Lineup Quick Hits

QB To Build Lineups Around…

Russell Wilson ($6,800) – I think this is a huge bounce back spot for Wilson in Week 2. Granted, the Seahawks continue to have issues with their offensive line, but this is another favorable matchup for Wilson. His salary is cheap enough that I think he brings fantastic value on this slate, as many will likely gravitate to the Tom Bradys of the world, who checks in at $1,100 more. In two games against the 49ers last season, Wilson was 34-55 with two touchdowns and an average of 14.3 fantasy points.

WR To Pair Him With…

Doug Baldwin ($6,700) – Baldwin had one of his best games of the 2016 season against this 49ers team, catching 8-10 for 164 yards with a touchdown. Last week, the 49ers allowed Russell Shepard to catch both of his targets for 53 yards and a touchdown last week. Baldwin’s salary for Week 2 also puts him in an interesting range, as Larry Fitzgerald, Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs are all within $500.

The Top Running Back Will Be….

Ty Montgomery ($5,800) – Montgomery’s value has me all-in on him for Week 2. At $5,800, you’ll grab a back that is certain to receive high volume and multiple receptions, which plays very nicely in DraftKings PPR scoring. This game against the Falcons has a total of 53.5, which is second only to the Patriots at the Saints. In Week 1, Montgomery was busy, carrying the ball 19 times for 54 yards and a touchdown and catching all four of his targets for 39 yards.

 


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