Dak Prescott. I called his name in this space last week and he came through. I’ll double down. He can take over a game with his legs and at $5,600 on DK he can hit 3x value easily.
The Steelers passing attack. Coming out flat week 1 against the Browns combined with the Vikings defense looking good on Monday night has ownership suppressed. Antonio Brown is the number one PPR player who’s match up proof. Ben Roethlisberger is a much better QB at home. The wildcard in the bunch is Martavis Bryant. He was a major letdown for people hoping he’d pick up where he left off in 2015. I’m not sure this is the spot he breaks out but any time you can get his upside and ownership in free fall it’s an interesting gamble.
DeSean Jackson. He’s been around long enough to have disappointed everyone who plays fantasy at one turn or another. The reason I like him this week is that the Bears focus on team’s WR1. They did it to Atlanta last week, resulting in Mohamed Sanu getting 9 targets. If DJax gets that many he’s taking one to the house and/or breaking 100 yards.
Rob Gronkowski. I’m dying on this hill for week 2. Everyone wants Patriots for this almost certain shootout: Cooks and Hogan, the backs, I’m even seeing Dwayne Allen talk since they’re likely to use two TE sets. I don’t dislike any of those, but Gronkowski should be 100% owned at his price. Gronk is Brady’s boy. He goes to the big TE when he’s in trouble or needs a play. Eric Berry is a top 5 safety, who was able to neutralize Gronk last week. The Saints are one of the worst secondaries in the league.
Mark Ingram. Kareem Hunt reminds me a lot of Mark Ingram in build and skill set. Hunt, of course, just gashed the Pats for an epic debut. I’m not saying Ingram does that but he runs hard, catches passes, and should see goal line work. Dont’a Hightower was also just ruled out, so NE is without their best run defender to compound the issues they had last week.
Jay Ajayi. The Dolphins aren’t at the front of people’s minds since they didn’t play last week. Ajayi is also a polarizing option with an all or nothing profile. My feeling is he’s going to see plenty of work if they don’t fall behind, as Adam Gase will want to minimize Jay Cutler’s exposure to an opportunistic Charger defense.
Packers Defense. Not enough credit is being given to this unit for stonewalling Seattle last week. They have plus edge rushers and Mike Daniels is a disruptive force in the middle of the line. If the Falcons fall behind sacks and TOs should follow as the pass rush intensifies. To be fair, Julio vs Damarious Randall is terrifying though.
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