Redemption Week- Fantasy Football’s Aww’s and Naw’s Week 2


Aww Quarterbacks

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (home vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – “Big Ben” is at home, where he always play well. The Chiefs defense is not good so he should have great fantasy numbers.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (home vs. Carolina Panthers) – A couple of bad throws in the red zone last week on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles really put Ryan on thin ice as he gave most owners eight fantasy points. This week, he’s at home against a shaky Panthers defense, which I believe he’ll bounce back.

Tyrod Taylor, Cleveland Browns (away vs. New Orleans Saints) – The Saints allowed Ryan Fitzpatrick to score 64 fantasy points last week (in certain league settings) so just imagine what Taylor can do with his receiver core!


Naw Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (away vs. San Francisco 49ers) – With what we saw last week, I do not feel good starting him this week in San Francisco.

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (away vs. Chicago Bears) – Wilson was sacked six times last week in Denver and now he plays against a stingy Bears defense who will definitely come after him. The Seahawks offensive line is not good and with Doug Baldwin out for a couple of weeks, Wilson will have to rely on tight end Will Dissly and 34-year old wide receiver Brandon Marshall for offense. YIKES!


Aww Running Backs

Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – What a solid fantasy game Peterson had last week against his former Cardinals team (26 carries for 96 yards and two catches for 70 yards and a touchdown). This week, he’s playing against a Colts defense who surrendered 149 total yards and a touchdown to Joe Mixon in Week one.

Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Detroit Lions) – Morris is coming from a rough outing in Minnesota last week to a much more favorable matchup at home against the Lions who gave up 188 rushing yards and two touchdowns to the Jets running backs last week.

James White, New England Patriots (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – I’m not expecting Tom Brady to torch the great defense of Jacksonville but I do like White, especially in PPR format leagues to get a lot of targets.



Naw Running Backs

Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders (away vs. Denver Broncos) – Lynch actually looked good against the Rams last week but the Raiders got behind and did not need his services anymore.  This week will be the same, plus they still have Doug Martin and Jalen Richard splitting carries.

Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – Williams had 15 carries for only 47 yards last week at home against the Bears and it’ll probably be the same this week playing the Vikings. Don’t worry about Aaron Jones lurking in the wing of taking carries away from Williams.  It’s just unfortunate that Green Bay’s first two games were against good rush defenses.



Aww Wide Receivers

Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Agholor led the Eagles last week with eight catches on 10 targets, but only had 33 yards. This week he plays Tampa Bay, who gave up 248 yards to Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn.  He should be a great flex PPR option Sunday.

Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins (away vs. New York Jets) – I like Stills this week on the road against the Jets who allowed touchdowns to Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay last weekend. He definitely should receive more targets from Ryan Tannerhill than last week (5).


Naw Wide Receivers

Chris Hogan, New England Patriots (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – You can’t compare Odell Beckham to Chris Hogan when it comes to Jalen Ramsey or AJ Bouye.

Kelvin Benjamin, Buffalo Bills (home vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – With rookie Josh Allen starting his first game, I wouldn’t trust any Bills wide receivers to have great fantasy numbers at the moment.


Aww Tight Ends

George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Detroit Lions) – Kittle led the 49ers in targets last week with nine and had a good fantasy game with five catches and 90 yards. With Marquise Goodwin questionable, Kittle should have another good game at home against the Lions.

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (away vs. New Orleans Saints) – Last week, Njoku was on my “Naw” list. Now, he has a great matchup against the Saints who gave up 529 total yards to the Tampa Bay Bucs.


Naw Tight Ends

Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks (away vs. Chicago Bears) – Now let’s not get ahead of ourselves just because of Dissly’s three catches for 105 yard performance last week against Denver. He is going against a Bears defense who shut down Jimmy Graham last Sunday night.


Aww Team Defense

Los Angeles Chargers (away vs. Buffalo Bills) – My Bills are starting rookie quarterback Josh Allen this week. Let the turnovers begin.


Naw Team Defense

Carolina Panthers (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Unlike Dak Prescott last week, Matt Ryan has a better receiver core to score against the Panthers.

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