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Don’t waste your fantasy football agent acquisition budget or give up your top spot in a player or unit assignment order, especially after the first week of an NFL season. With plenty of decent options available, strategically pick and choose your sites.
Among the people sleeping in week two, you’ll see a familiar face from the previous week, a sleepy stack that flashes briefly in the fourth quarter of a close match, a possible tight end to the start of the season, and a comeback that you could see will increase its turn in the coming weeks.
Sometimes, you have to see a hack before it happens. When that happens, all you have to do is move that player off the bench to your active squad.
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Against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1, Carson Wentz threw four touchdowns, the first time he’s done so in a game Since 2017. He’s also thrown two objections, but the directors of Fantasy can take the good with the bad because of the size of his pass. He completed 27 of 41 attempts for 313 yards.
We should consider the idea that Wentz rediscovered his Pro Bowl form for 2017, the year he threw 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. But the Washington leaders’ signal caller should be able to capitalize on another favorable week two game against the Detroit Lions.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Galen Hurts racked up fantastic points as a ball carrier against the Lions (17 holds for 90 yards and down), but also pushed the ball down the field for some big plays along with AJ Brown (54 yards) and a tight end. . Dallas Guedert (27 yards).
Known for his aggressive style of play that sometimes leads to flips, Wentz may seek to attack the Lions’ defense over the top. With viable passing tools in Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and Novice Jahan Dotson on the ocean front, Wentz has the staff to score another passing performance over 300 yards with many touchdowns.
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In the first week, Baker Mayfield struggled through three quarters against his former team Cleveland Browns. But he made some flashy plays late in the game to get close to making a comeback.
Although the Fantasia managers can’t count on Mayfield to accumulate points as the ball carrier each week, they should feel encouraged by the 75-yard touchdown pass to Robbie Anderson midway through the fourth quarter. The Carolina Panthers can build on this play from now on.
As a deep ball receiver, Anderson can instantly raise Mayfield’s passing numbers in any given game. With trusted DJ Moore on the periphery and all-purpose linebacker Christian McCaffrey in the backcourt, the Panthers quarterback has the playmakers around him to test the New York Giants’ defense.
In the first week, the giants allowed Eleventh in terms of the number of imaginary points To a quarterback, this statistic isn’t exaggerated by the rushing numbers. Ryan Tannehill, connected to the signals from the Tennessee Titans, ran for just seven yards against Big Blue last week. He threw a pair of touchdown passes to back Dontrell Hilliard, though.
Mayfield doesn’t need to widen the field with Anderson to collect points if he can count on McCaffrey to bombard the Giants defense with short to medium passes.
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Fantasy directors may have to do some detective work to understand this sleepy proposition.
In August, ESPN’s Dan Graziano She reported that the new Chicago Bears had some “doubt” about David Montgomery’s suitability for the attack. Khalil Herbert may be the best ball carrier in the system.
Last week, it definitely looked that way.
Against the San Francisco 49ers, Herbert averaged five yards per carry and racked up his own in nine lunge attempts. Meanwhile, Montgomery averaged 1.5 yards per carry in 17 goalless lunge attempts.
Although Montgomery captured three out of four goals for 24 yards, Herbert clearly had a more efficient outing. The latter can bridge the gap with the former in touches sooner rather than later.
In the second week, the Bears will face the Green Bay Packers, who allowed a 126-yard dash to the Minnesota Vikings in the season opener. Regardless of whether Herbert handles most carriers, he can post a decent baseline against the players’ poor running defense.
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Mark your calendars for the Kenyan Drake revenge match on Sunday.
According to the NFL Network Ian Rapoport, the Baltimore Ravens signed Drake with the intent of making him “de facto start running backwards” if JK Dobbins needs more time to recover from a torn ACL. Dobbins did not wear clothes last Sunday against the New York Jets.
Dobbins opened the week with a full practice Wednesday. But even if he plays on Sunday, he is unlikely to handle the full workload of his first game from a serious knee injury.
The Ravens struggled to move the ball on the ground against the Jets (21 dash attempts for 63 yards), but Drake led the team in campaigns (11). This indicates that Rapoport had a good scoop about Baltimore’s plan to go all the way back to Dobbins’ return.
Baltimore signed his backstroke Mike Davis in May, while Drake signed his deal nearly two weeks before the season opener. However, Drake appears to be the Ravens’ main tail at the moment.
Assuming Drake sticks to that role in Week 2, he’s in line for 12-15 touchdowns against his former team, the Miami Dolphins (2016-19). With a double-digit load and a few off-field receptions, the 28-year-old can provide a major boost in flex mode.
He’d need to top last week’s average of 2.8 yards per carry to do that, though.
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This would complement the sleeper stack of Baker Mayfield and Robbie Anderson.
This tandem had a late spark in the last quarter of last week with a 75-yard drop. They linked what could be the first of several big plays in this year’s scrolling game.
Last week, Anderson crossed 100 yards for the first time Since the first week From the 2020 season, with a good midfielder under position, he can now show more of his power in the passing game.
Say what you will about Mayfield, but he completed 61.9 percent of his passes and threw 26 plus touchdowns in two of his first three NFL campaigns. That’s about the average in the league today.
Anderson doesn’t need a large number of goals to make an impact on your fantasy team. With a few big plays, it’s a viable WR3 option or a flexible option.
In Week Two, Anderson will face the New York Giants defense without starting cornerback Aaron Robinson (appendicitis). If corner player Adoree’ Jackson matches DJ Moore, Anderson could be on a solid run.
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In the Cleveland Browns’ season opener against the Carolina Panthers, Amari Cooper was on a quiet walk, pulling just three of his six goals for 17 yards. Donovan Peoples-Jones led the Browns in goals (11), receptions (six) and yards (60).
Being the obvious #1 receiver on the depth chart, the Cooper will grab a lot of attention in coverage, which may include safety assist over the top. Looking at it, Peoples-Jones should have chances to win singles matches.
Although quarterback Jacobi Brissett limits the ceiling of Peoples Jones’ imaginations, the 6’2″, 204-pound display could become a constant threat in the red as a player to end the lead if Browns running backs Nick Chape and Karim Hunt fail to Reach the salary.With the goal line holds.
In the first week, the New York Jets Permissible Seventh largest fancier point for wide receivers. We could witness a good fight between the rookie in the first turn of the corner between the Gardner Sous and Cooper while Peoples Jones collects fantastic points.
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In his first match after returning from a torn ACL, Robert Tonian played 36 percent of the Green Bay Packers’ offensive shots and pulled into three of his five goals for 36 yards. While that might not seem like a big deal, he hasn’t played since October 2021.
Meanwhile, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers needs a trustworthy veteran passer on the field.
In the first week, Sammy Watkins, the new wide receiver from the Packers, had three passes for 18 yards. Allen Lazard did not wear the suit due to an ankle injury. None of Green Bay’s pass catchers scored more than 46 yards.
Tonian could fill a void in the post-Davante Adams Green Bay air assault. He has a relationship with Rodgers and has shown reliable hands during the 2020 campaign, collecting 52 passes for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Even with Lazard back on the field this week, look for Tonian to stay involved in the passing game as Rodgers scans the field for familiar faces.
Facing the four-time Major League Player of the Year, the Chicago Bears defense faces an even tougher challenge this week than it did in its first week against the Tre Lance. If Rodgers feels comfortable throwing Tonian, the tight end should post strong reception numbers.
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With CJ Uzomah’s departure for the New York Jets, Hayden Hurst took on the Cincinnati Bengals’ primary role in the position. As a pass-able player, he can have some fantastical flashes, especially in a week of uncertainty for Tee Higgins’ wide receiver.
Bengals coach Zack Taylor confirmed That Higgins’ Concussion Protocol. Even if the wide receiver is a good fit, Hearst may be able to build on his relationship with quarterback Joe Burrow. Last week, he reclaimed five of his eight goals for 46 yards.
Hurst will play a bigger role with Higgins on the sidelines, but he’s posted strong reception numbers before. The 6’4″ 260-pounder recorded 56 receptions for 571 yards and six touchdowns with the Atlanta Falcons in 2020 while playing. 70 percent Offensive shots. He played 75 per cent of the footage of the Bengal attack last week.
The Dallas Cowboys won’t have quarterback Duck Prescott on Sunday, so he could skip their attack three times more frequently. That will put a lot of pressure on the defence.
This is a perfect match for throwing the dice at Hurst, who may have already earned Burrow’s confidence in a scrolling game.
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Maurice Mouton covers the NFL for the Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter Tweet embed