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Friday, September 14, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL GUYS I LIKE/HATE WEEK 2

Week 2 is already underway as Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals took care of the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday and so let's take a closer look at the remaining games to identify the players I like and hate in terms of fantasy football:

Falcons VS. Panthers:  Really like the potential of Devin Funchess in what could be a shootout-type game against an always leaky Atlanta secondary that lost Keanu Neal.  On the flip side, it seems like C.J. Anderson can be released outright in leagues as Christian McCaffrey is going to be force-fed the ball by Ron Rivera.

Chargers VS. Bills:  Mike Williams already looks like he is taking off in his sophomore campaign and Philip Rivers loves to sling it deep as we all know.  Meanwhile pretty much bench every Bills position player including LeSean McCoy for another week. 

Vikings VS. Packers:  I would go heavy on Randall Cobb for a second week in a row even if DeShon Kizer gets the start over Aaron Rodgers.  Kizer will be leery of throwing downfield given his struggles with INT's and this will play right into Cobb's strengths in the slot.  Along the same lines I would bench Geronimo Allison is Rodgers sits out.

Texans VS. Titans:  Derrick Henry has to earn back the confidence of the fantasy football community before using him again and his limited offensive game (almost a zero in the passing side of things) will be up against it versus what looks to be a potent Texans defense.  I would check out Jonnu Smith in place of Delanie Walker as QB Marcus Mariota will continue to fixate on his tight ends. 

Browns VS. Saints:  Dial up Duke Johnson in a matchup that will likely have the Browns playing catch-up in the second half and thus being forced to throw a bunch.  While the Saints did get completely torched on defense last week, they have a history of defending tight ends well which means look beyond David Njoku. 

Dolphins VS. Jets:  Quincy Enunwa seems to be the number 1 target of rookie QB Sam Darnold and this is especially the case near the red zone.  While the resurgent Jets defense doesn't rush the passer well, their athletic linebackers are very good in coverage which could put a cap on Danny Amendola's production. 

Chiefs VS. Steelers:  Both defenses should be benched in this one as the points and the passing offenses will be in high gear.  This applies more to the Steelers unit then the Chiefs' since the latter is not a highly-owned commodity.  Tough to find anyone to really bench here under the premise above.

Eagles VS. Buc's:  Sorry but I am not going to go back to the well on Ryan Fitzpatrick.  Remember that if you weren't there for the wedding, don't be there for funeral.  Meanwhile, Nelson Agholor is becoming quite the PPR gem and he is in line for another big day this week.

Colts VS. Redskins:  Jamison Crowder has a great opportunity to get his season going in a potential shootout versus a brutal Indy defense.  Stay the course with the guy.  We don't feel as strongly for Ryan Grant who needs to concretely show he can be a contributor before we throw him out there. 

Cardinals Rams:  With Larry Fitzgerald likely getting double-teamed, tight end Ricky Seals-Jones has a good chance to bust out with a decent game.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, we think Robert Woods is going to be the one who loses out the most in terms of numbers between he, Cooper Kupp, and Brandin Cooks. 

Lions VS. 49ers:  Dante Pettis should be dialed up everywhere with Marquise Goodwin likely out this week with a quad injury.  In terms of the Lions, Marvin Jones Jr. seems to be getting hurt the most with Kenny Golladay breaking out in Week 1. 

Raiders VS. Broncos:  Leery of Marshawn Lynch this week since the Broncos will likely stack the box after Derek Carr's horrendous performance a week ago.  Speaking of Carr's ugly outing, that puts a major hurt on Amari Cooper who needs to sit until he gets himself going.

Patriots VS. Jaguars:  Chris Hogan was brutal last week and now it is a tall order asking him to get on track versus Jalen Ramsey.  That also means Philip Dorsett is worth trying out again off his nice performance in Week 1. 

Giants VS. Cowboys:  It looks like Cole Beasley will be the main target of QB Dak Prescott and the Giants have a history of struggling to contain him.  Also with the massive amount of targets now at the disposal of QB Eli Manning, wideout Sterling Shepard is looking like he will be the odd man out. 

Seahawks VS. Bears:  Tough to depend on Chris Carson going against a ferocious Bears defensive line when Rashaad Penny remains involved.  One guy we do like is Brandon Marshall who is now the Seahawks' number 1 receiver. 


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