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NFL Week 2 Early Look – Lineup Included

The Sharps Only Crew cashed out in week 1 of the NFL season. Our cash core of Kyler Murray, Deandre Hopkins, and Travis Kelce dominated to put us comfortably in the green. We look to replicate that performance, and who knows maybe even take down a GPP in Week 2. Don’t miss out on our first look of the Week 2 Main Slate below.

Let’s start off looking at some Week 2 point totals. This is important if we plan to do a team stack in any lineups. Here are a couple of games where Vegas thinks points will be at a premium.  

Highest Totals:

Cowboys/Chargers: 55.5

Titans/Seahawks: 53.5

Falcons/Buccaneers: 51.5

The lowest totaled game on the slate is Patriots vs. Jets at 42.5. There are numerous games in the 45.5-46.5 range so make sure you take those totals into account when creating your lineup. You may look to avoid stacking teams from those games.

High Priced QB: Tom Brady ($8,200)

Tom Brady showed no signs of a Super Bowl hangover in week 1, as he torched the Cowboys secondary for 379 yards and 4 TD’s. Tom gets another great matchup in week 2 as the Falcons come to visit. The Falcons are fresh off getting trounced by Jalen Hurts and company. Vegas is not expecting the Falcons to have much more success against the Bucs as they opened the Bucs as 11 point favorites and the total at 52. Expect Tom to find his talented receivers early and often. 

Mid Priced QB: Justin Herbert ($7,600)

Herbert put together a solid performance in Week 1 that resulted in his team escaping with a win against the tough Washington defense. Herbert threw the ball 47 times in this game and connected on 31 of them for 337 yards. Herbert gets the pleasure of facing the poor Dallas secondary in Week 2. If Herbert throws the ball 47 times against this Dallas secondary, he is in store for a massive fantasy day. 

Mid Priced QB: Baker Mayfield ($7,100)

Even though the stats don’t show it (13 Fantasy Points), Baker put together a solid performance in Week 2 against the Chiefs. He was 21 -28 for 321 yards and 0 TDs. Baker had great success in the air, his receivers just never found the end zone. I expect the Browns to throttle the Texans defense and Baker to connect on multiple long balls resulting in 6. Baker is a very safe mid-tier  option in week 2. 

High Priced RB: Nick Chubb ($8,400)

Chubb scored twice in Week 1 and rushed for 83 yards against the Chiefs. Vegas respects the Browns offense as they placed the Browns as 11 point favorites and set the Over/Under at 48.5. I think we will get Chubb at low ownership as most casual players will see what the Texans did to James Robinson and cower away. I am not overreacting to the Texans Week 1 performance against the Jaguars and expect Chubb to run rampid from start to finish. 

Middle Priced: Chris Carson: ($6,700)

Chris Carson is simply too cheap for the amount of usage he got in Week 1. Carson is in a matchup with the second highest O/U on the slate. Carson rushed well against the Colts’ solid D front putting up 91 yards on 16 rushes. Carson never found the endzone with those 16 touches, but I expect that to change in Week 2. The Seahawks should have no problem moving the ball against the poor Titans D, giving Carson ample opportunities to find the endzone. Carson is a safe play in cash entries. 

Value Play: Eli Mitchell ($5,800)

Mitchell will be chalk in week 2 and for good reasons. Raheem Mostert went down in the first half which left Mitchell as the workhorse and he shined. Mitchell rallied up 104 yards on 19 carries. The game script heavily favored Mitchell as the Niners were up big on the Lions for the majority of the game. I don’t expect Mitchell to have as much success against the Eagles, but i expect him to do enough to hit value. Mitchell is a solid value play in cash entries; look elsewhere in gpps. 

High Priced WR: DK Metcalf ($7000)

In week 1, DK did something out of nothing with 60 receiving yards and a TD off 4 catches. His usage was more of a concern than his stat line as he only received 5 targets. His wingman Tyler Lockett more-so stole the show with 100 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Gameflow worked against DK in this one as Seattle held a lead the entirety of the game and worked the clock on the ground in the second half. For what it’s worth, last year after games that Tyler Lockett scored 20+, he only averaged 3.8 points the following week. DK averaged nearly 20 in those games. Russ tends to lock in on one receiver and ride the hot hand all game. Look for Russ to get his star going and feed DK early and often this week. Seattle takes on the Titans in what looks to be a barn burner. Fanduel, undeservedly in my opinion, dropped DK’s price tag, ranking 11 players more expensive than him. I will take this discount everyday on a guy that has a premier matchup and can blow up any game. 

Mid Priced WR: Mike Evans ($6,700)

This play may scare you, but hear me out. Mike Evans could be found on a milk carton most of the game week 1 after only garnering 3 receptions on 6 targets for 24 yards. Nonetheless, the Buccaneers proved to still be one of the best offenses in the league racking up 380 passing yards and consistently torching the Cowboys secondary. Brady looked as good as ever. This week, the Buccaneers offense has another good matchup against the Falcons putrid defense. The Bucs have one of the highest team totals on the slate. I do fear a blowout, but I think Brady will spread the ball early allowing plenty of usage for their talented receiving corps. This is more of a buy low play for me. Everyone knows Evans is a talented player. Many people are gonna look to Godwin, Brown, Gronk after their week 1 performances. Evans still was on the field for 94% of the snaps and ran 14 more routes than Antonio Brown. I’ll take the stud receiver who has breakout potential with minimal ownership. Admittedly, this is more of a GPP play for me, but at his current price I still don’t hate him for cash lineups.

Mid Priced WR: Julio Jones ($6,300)

This play, like Evans, is a buy-low opportunity. Coming in at $6300, I’m not sure Julio has ever been priced this low. Julio had a premier matchup in week 1, but did not produce with 3 catches off 6 targets for 29 yards. This Titans offense, on paper, is one of the best offenses in the league, but their offensive line got exposed mightily in week 1.  Tannehill was under pressure a majority of the game giving him limited time to look downfield. No one on the Titans offense had a good fantasy day, and I do not expect that trend to continue. Seattle’s secondary is very average. After little usage in week 1, I expect the Titans to force their new toy (Julio) the ball in week 2 and for Julio to prove he still has what it takes to be a top tier receiver in the league. 

Other receivers I like: 

  • Justin Jefferson ($7,300)
  • Keenan Allen ($7,400)
  • Courtland Sutton ($6,200)

High Priced Tight End: George Kittle  ($6,700) 

With no Kelce on the main slate, Kittle and Waller become the top high-priced options at tight end. I like Kittle to be the top scoring player at the tight end position. Kittle fell victim to a poor game script in Week 1 as his team led by a large margin the majority of the game. This will not be the case in Week 2. Book makers have the Niners as 3.5 point favorites and set the total at 50.5. I expect Kittle to have a vintage Kittle game and to torch the Eagles as he did last year. 

Middle Priced Tight End: Jared Cook ($5,400)

If you are planning on playing Herbert at QB, Cook is a great player to stack him with. Cook received 8 targets in Week 1, and I expect him to see a similar amount of looks in Week 2 against the poor Cowboys secondary.  The Cowboys and Chargers are chalked as the highest Over/Under on the slate, so Cook should receive plenty of opportunities to make plays and put up big numbers. If you need to save money at TE, Cook is my favorite option. 

High Priced Defense: Denver Broncos ($4,600) 

The Broncos face off against the Jaguars this week. It’s safe to say the Jaguars offense was less than inspiring last Sunday against the lowly Texans defense. If Lawerence plays like he did against the Texans, Sunday is going to be a real long day for the Jaguars. Look for the Broncos to shut down the Jaguars offense and collect a couple turnovers and sacks.  

Low Priced Defense: Cincinnati Bengals ($3,600)

The Bengals head to Chicago to face off against Andy Dalton and the Bears. The Bengals defense, although not projected to be that great this year, played decent against the Vikings in week 1. The Bears have not had an intimidating offense in years. Nagy doesn’t show any signs of moving to his dynamic rookie in Justin Fields. Dalton did not play bad last week, but still the Bears offense looked average at best. At this price, the Bengals should hit value against the Dalton led Bears. 

Low Priced Defense: New York Jets ($3,400)

The Jets face the Patriots this week. These games sometimes tend to turn into defensive battles and it wouldn’t surprise me to see that this week in a battle of rookie QBs. I could see both teams struggling to control the ball and turnovers to come from both teams. Although risky, look for  the Jets to try and bother Mac Jones as much as possible and force him into a couple of  poor decisions.  

Here is a mock lockup utilizing our above mentioned favorite plays. Remember to check back later in the week to get the Sharps only Final Cash Lineup and some lineups we will be playing in GPPs. Best of luck to all!

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