Draftster Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 2
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Draftster Optimal Lineup for Week 2
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Although the Jets are one of the toughest teams in the league against the run, giving up just 25 yards on 15 carries to the Raiders last week, they aren't nearly as stout against the pass. The Jets ranked 16th in Adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) - a measure of how effective a player is in terms of real-life points added or subtracted - last year, and gave up the 14th most fantasy points per week to opposing quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers should come out aggressive after the Packers' embarrassing Week 1 loss to the Seahawks, and will look to attack that Jets' secondary early and often.
Coming off of a monster 20-carry, 110-yard, multi-touchdown performance, Marshawn Lynch gets a matchup with a Chargers defense which ranked second to last in the NFL according to our numbers last year. Despite his gaudy Week 1 statistics and and spectacular matchup, Beast Mode is still priced as the 10th most expensive running back on Draftster. Similarly, Arian Foster, who's coming off of his own 100-yard rushing performance, is facing a Raiders squad who gave up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing running backs last season and got torched for 212 yards and a touchdown on the ground last week against the Jets. Foster is the 13th most expensive running back.
Dez Bryant was only targeted six times in the Cowboys' Week 1 loss to the 49ers, catching four of them for 55 yards. This week the Cowboys face off with a Titans team who ranked 12th in Adjusted Defensive Passing NEP and are without Alterraun Verner, their top cornerback from a year ago. Bryant is primed for a big bounce-back week.
The other wide receiver our algorithms like this week is Julian Edelman. Edelman caught a team high six balls for 95 yards in Week 1 against the Dolphins, and should be heavily targeted again this week in a matchup with a Vikings secondary that allowed the second most fantasy points per week to opposing wide receivers in the league.
At the flex spot, our numbers like another moderately priced running back coming off of a big Week 1. Montee Ball ran for 67 yards and a touchdown last week, adding two catches for 16 yards as well. He is now the lead back in a Peyton Manning-led offense which shattered multiple NFL offensive records last season. In the same offensive role, Knowshon Moreno finished third in Rushing NEP at 17.37 last season. Ball is on track for a big season of his own this year, and it should continue this week against a Chiefs' defense who gave up the 14th most fantasy points to opposing running backs last season.
Panthers' tight end Greg Olsen was the focal point of the Carolina's passing attack against the Buccaneers last week, reeling in eight of his team-high 11 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown. With Cam Newton set to return to action, Olsen should be open even more frequently as the dual-threat Newton provides should have opposing defenses on their heels. This week, the Panthers face the Lions who ranked 25th in football last year against the pass. Olsen is a steal at just $4,700.