Ride The Hot Hand-Fantasy Football Week 2 Aww’s And Naw’s

Aww Quarterbacks

Tom Brady, New England Patriots (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – I just signed a weekend contract to play wide receiver for the Patriots this weekend against the Miami Dolphins and they project me to get a touchdown! If Lamar Jackson can throw for five touchdown passes, Brady should get eight.

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. Arizona Cardinals) – We’re going to continue to ride the hot arm of Jackson until reality sets in.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Dalton is more poised than Jameis Winston. I’m not expecting the same type of numbers for Dalton against the 49ers.


Naw Quarterbacks

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. Carolina Panthers) – A true disappointment last weekend in a home opener against the San Francisco 49ers. Winston should not be trusted this week playing on the road against the Panthers.

Case Keenum, Washington Redskins (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – No fantasy owners should have Keenum in their starting lineups anyway but if you do, his matchup against the Cowboys will be tough.


Aww Running Backs

Sony Michel, New England Patriots (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – This matchup against the Miami Dolphins should be a cake walk for Michel, who had 15 rush attempts last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – Henry is picking up where he left off last season. Henry had 19 rushing attempts, 84 rushing yards, one rushing and receiving touchdown in the Tennessee Titans’ Week one win over the Cleveland Browns. He faces an Indianapolis Colts’ defense that allowed 40 fantasy points to the RB position last week.

Miles Sanders/Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook ran all over the Falcons defense last week. Sources are saying rookie Miles Sanders will get more carries this week, so I expect solid fantasy numbers from both running backs.


Naw Running Backs

Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – Another tough matchup for Jones this weekend at home versus the Vikings’ defense, who just allowed 73 total rushing yards to the Falcons last week.

Phillip Lindsey, Denver Broncos (home vs. Chicago Bears) – The Bears’ defense surrendered only 39 rushing yards to Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers on opening night. I truly don’t see Lindsey doing much better.


Aww Wide Receivers

John Ross III, Cincinnati Bengals (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Ross was spectacular last week against the Seahawks on the road with seven receptions for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Why not take a chance and start the speedster at home against the 49ers for an encore?

Danny Amendola, Detroit Lions (home vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – The ex-New England Patriot was stellar in his first game as a Detroit Lion with seven receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown. He plays at home against the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend and should be a top target for quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs (away vs. Oakland Raiders) – With teammate Tyreek Hill out for the next couple of weeks with a shoulder injury, Watkins will be heavily relied upon to produce huge numbers in his absence.


Naw Wide Receivers

Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – The rookie out of Ohio State surprised a lot of fantasy owners with a five catch, 125 yard, one touchdown debut last week against a bad Eagles’ secondary. Don’t expect the same results this weekend against the Cowboys.

Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – In a big win on the road against the Cleveland Browns, Davis had a goose-egg on just three targets. Until we see a better rapport with quarterback Marcus Mariota, Davis should stay put on your bench.


Aww Tight Ends

Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders (home vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – Last week against the Denver Broncos, Waller had seven catches for 70 yards on eight targets. In a high scoring game this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, I expect a repeat performance.

T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions (home vs. Los Angeles Chargers) – I am a true believer in riding the hot hand, and the way Hockenson played last week in Arizona (six catches/131 yards), he should be inserted in all fantasy lineups at home versus the Chargers.


Naw Tight Ends

Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers (home vs. Seattle Seahawks) – McDonald was an after-thought last week against the Patriots, with just two catches for 40 yards. This week, he’s at home playing the Seattle Seahawks, who held opposing tight ends to just six points per game last season.


Aww Team Defense

New England Patriots (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – The Dolphins offense is horrible. Start the Patriots’ defense with confidence.


Naw Team Defense

Los Angeles Chargers (away vs. Detroit Lions) – I’m not saying that the Chargers’ defense is bad but the Lions’ offense may be pretty good in their first home game of the season.

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