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MessagePosté le: Ven 15 Sep - 09:29 (2017) Sujet du message: Tom Brady and Drew Brees rebound,2017 Fantasy Football Wee Répondre en citant

Tom Brady and Drew Brees rebound,2017 Fantasy Football Week 2: Dolphins and Buccaneers debut, and 10 things to know

Well, that was interesting.

Week 1 was far from what we expected, with scoring (and Fantasy points) down across the board. We lost the consensus No.1 running back for at least half the year and saw a backup in Chicago look like a star. The top three quarterbacks were all outside of the top 13 in preseason ADP while Tom Brady didn't even manage a touchdown. It's going to be hard for Week 2 to top the craziness of Week 1. But I'd be fine with a return to normalcy. 

Deshaun Watson gets his first start. It can't get any worse... right?

The Cincinnati Bengals were shut out 20-0 by the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1, and they still find themselves nearly a touchdown favorite Thursday night against the Houston Texans . That's what happens when you face a rookie quarterback at home on a short week.

 while nursing a (minor) knee injury. He did get his feet wet in Week 1,The Texans are putting Watson in a very tough spot here behind a bad offensive line and without his top three tight ends, but that wasn't exactly pretty. Unless your name is DeAndre Hopkins . 

Watson threw 23 passes in Week 1. He targeted Hopkins on 11 of them. Things may not be pretty on Thursday night for either offense but you shouldn't consider benching the star receivers. That means keep A.J. Green active too. 

Week 1 was pretty brutal for Mike Evans and Jay Ajayi owners. Zero points? Come on, fellas.  

But it's all sunshine and rainbows from here. You could make the argument they are the two most valuable players in Fantasy with their byes already out of the way. While we feel certain about their value, there are questions on both teams that I'm looking forward to answering.

 the entire passing game is a mystery. We don't know how good Jay Cutler is anymore. We don't know how often he'll throw,For the Dolphins,Womens Donovan Smith Jersey, either and we don't know who Cutler will target most often when he does. Traveling across the country to face a talented Los Angeles Chargers ' secondary provides an interesting test case. I'm being extra cautious in starting any Dolphin besides Ajayi.

 I'm curious how much faith Dirk Koetter has in Jameis Winston . Winston was limited to 32 attempts per game in the final 12 games of 2016 after struggling with turnovers early in the year. If Koetter wants to stick with that run-heavy approach we're going to be underwhelmed by Winston's Fantasy output. At the same time,In Tampa, if Koetter cuts Winston loose he could be a top-five quarterback with his new weapons.

Surprising stars from Week 1 look for an encore

Tarik Cohen looked amazing. Javorius Allen saw 21 carries. Kenny Golladay was a top-three wide receiver. Austin Hooper was the No. 1 tight end. It's important to remember that it's just one week and if this one week happened out of the blue in Week 7 we'd be less likely to react to it. But that doesn't mean we should ignore it either.

Cohen does look amazing in his role and the team is hemorrhaging wide receivers. He doesn't have the size to be a feature back if Jordan Howard were to get hurt but he could produce like Danny Woodhead or Darren Sproles if he continues to get volume. That makes him much more valuable in PPR than he is in standard.

Allen gets a huge volume opportunity with Danny Woodhead hurt and should be in the No. 3 running back discussion most weeks. Historically the Ravens have thrown the ball to their running backs a ton and Allen should be the main beneficiary. He's also just a Terrance West injury away from a feature role. 

Golladay was a stud against Arizona Wildcats . He scored once from 45 yards out and caught his only red zone target for another score. I still see him as No. 4 Fantasy receiver,Womens Ali Marpet Jersey, but his presence is really helping Golden Tate :

Tom Brady and Drew Brees were not themselves in Week 1 but that should change when they go head to head in the Superdome Sunday. These defenses were carved up by Alex Smith and Sam Bradford last week and this will be a high-scoring game according to Las Vegas. The over/under is tied for the highest of the week at 53.5

 Philip Dorsett and Brandon Coleman have a better chance of scoring this week than they normally do, Chris Hogan and Ted Ginn in your flex position if you don't have a better option. If you're really desperate, Coby Fleener ,Authentic Justin Simmons Jersey,With that many points I'm fine with taking a shot on guys like James White , too.

 but he's not a terrible desperation flex. I'd rather start Mohamed Sanu (nine targets in Week 1) or Randall Cobb (13).  Ty Montgomery isn't just a flex option,Authentic John Elway Jersey,The other game with a total over 50 is on Sunday night between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons . I already said I'm not thrilled about starting Hooper at tight end, he's Jamey Eisenberg's start of the week. 

You don't want to gamble on last week's top quarterbacks

 carving up Arizona's talented defense. Personally, but Matthew Stafford was an even bigger surprise,Smith and Bradford took advantage of good matchups, I don't want to start any of these guys against more difficult matchups in Week 2. But that doesn't mean I'm ignoring them either.

 which takes advantage of both of their strengths. They also have Dalvin Cook out of the backfield and an above average tight end in Kyle Rudolph . If they repeat their Week 1 performance,Bradford in particular is really interesting to me as he has arguably his best set of weapons ever. The Minnesota Vikings wisely moved Stefon Diggs outside and are playing Adam Thielen in the slot more, I'm buying in to the Vikings offense.

 but he has the worst matchup on Monday Night against the New York Giants . I'd start Carson Palmer ,Stafford is still my favorite of these three quarterbacks for the longterm, Carson Wentz and Bradford over him this week.

Next man up in Arizona

 there should be a clamoring for the next man up right? Well,With David Jonson sidelined for the foreseeable future, his name is Kerwynn Williams . We think.

The Arizona Cardinals brought back Chris Johnson and signed D.J. Foster off the New England Patriots practice squad. Still, Bruce Arians has said that Williams is the starting running back. 

 Lamar Miller , but two duds in a row can certainly make you nervous. I'm not there yet but I'm closer than expected with Carson Palmer,Authentic Donovan Smith Jersey, Kirk Cousins ,You don't want to overreact to one week of football,Authentic Ali Marpet Jersey, Ameer Abdullah and Tyler Eifert .

Palmer was my favorite option to pair with Andrew Luck because of his easy schedule to start the season. I'm sticking with him this week against the Colts, but if he's bad against them I'll have a hard time starting him again. He's at the age where words like "washed" and "done" are being tossed around. This is an excellent opportunity to stave off those doubts.

Cousins struggled mightily against the Philadelphia Eagles and now travels across the country to take on a Los Angeles Rams defense that took advantage of a great matchup in Week 1. He looked lost without Sean McVay and now he'll face his mentor. Another dud this week and he may just be a streamer.

Lamar Miller and Ameer Abdullah were both horribly inefficient in Week 1 against what looked like difficult matchups. I'm not sure things get better for Abdullah against the Giants but I would at least like to see more usage in the red zone or more success in the passing game. Miller gets a Bengals defense on Thursday night without Vontaze Burfict . He needs to make something happen in a much better matchup.

Finally,Authentic Derek Wolfe Jersey, Tyler Eifert didn't get targets or success in Week 1 against the Ravens. The Bengals offensive line looks absolutely awful and I do have some concern that it drags the whole team down. They get quite the test on Thursday night against the Texans.

Five more I'm already benching, but may drop if they repeat Week 1

Call this confirmation bias if you like,Womens Derek Wolfe Jersey, but I am getting more concerned about these five players.

 but he was really just disappointing when throwing to Eric Decker . If that trend keeps up,A lot was made about Marcus Mariota disappointing opener,Womens Justin Simmons Jersey, Decker will stop seeing targets. He already looks like the fourth best option on a run-first team.

Brandon Marshall and Adrian Peterson were two of my favorite busts coming into the year, and they did nothing in Week 1 to change my mind. I worry both about their future usage and their temperament if it dives like I expect.

I can't say I was worried about Paul Perkins coming into the year. In fact,Womens John Elway Jersey, it was the opposite. I thought he was a huge value. But the Giants offensive line looks even worse than last year. If they get blown up by the Detroit Lions on Monday night I may have to give up on Perkins.

Then there's Hunter Henry . Or should I say Ladarius Green ? I joked this summer about Antonio Gates holding off Henry like he did Green, but it was just a joke. I have no idea why Gates played more in Week 1. But if that continues you shouldn't expect Henry to match his unsustainable touchdown rate from 2016.

Another game-time decision for Odell Beckham ?

 but unless he gets a full practice in you may still have a headache on your hands. That's because Beckham plays on Monday night,There is more optimism this week that Beckham will play in Week 2, so you may not have a definitive answer on him when you have to set your lineup. If you can put him at the flex position I like both Sterling Shepard and Shane Vereen as late-swap choices.

Most importantly, keep an eye on reports about Beckham over the weekend. If they remain as positive as they've been so far this week his upside is worth the risk over all but a handful of wide receivers.

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