After tons of injuries this week in the NFL, we've got the run down in this week's fantasy round up!
We've already broken down some of the biggest surprises and insights of Week 2, but the hits kept on coming.
Jared Goff had 267 yards through the air and also threw 3 TDs to TE Tyler Higbee. The Eagles had no answer this week for the Rams' TE and Sean McVay continued to attack that weakness all game long. Higbee racked up 54 yards on 5 catches. Philadelphia played from behind most of the game, which led to Carson Wentz attempting 47 passes. He threw two costly interceptions and was running for his life most of the game behind the Eagles patchwork offensive line. Miles Sanders was one of the lone bright spots, piling up 95 yards on a whopping 20 carries. He also had one of the Eagles TDs on the ground.
The Falcons were up 29-10 at halftime but allowed the Cowboys to score 17 points in the final 4 minutes of the game, including allowing one of the most ridiculous onside kick recoveries in NFL history. Dak Prescott threw for 450 yards and rushed for 3 TDs while CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper each had 100+ yards receiving. Matt Ryan had 270+ yards through the air while Calvin Ridley had two receiving TDs.
The Falcons botched the onside kick against the Cowboys AP
Panthers 17 - Buccaneers 30
Tom Brady bounced back this week in his home opener in Tampa. Brady threw for 217 yards with one TD and one INT. The big story this week was Leonard Fournette breaking out for 103 yards on 12 carries. He also had a rushing TD. The backfield situation in Tampa looks like it is going to frustrate fantasy owners all season. Mike Evans had over 100 yards and added a TD. For the Panthers, Teddy Bridgewater threw for over 300 yards again this week, with DJ Moore on the receiving end for 120 of those. Christian McCaffrey ran for 2 TDs before succumbing to a high ankle sprain that will keep him out for multiple weeks.
Josh Allen once again had a massive day through the air, throwing for 417 yards and 4 TDs against the Dolphins. Stefon Diggs had 153 yards and a TD to lead the Bills receivers. Ryan Fitzpatrick had over 300 yards through the air for the Dolphins while Mike Gesicki led Dolphins receivers this week with 130 yards and a TD. Neither team had much in the way of rushing, as Zack Moss and Devin Singletary combined for 93 yards on the ground for Buffalo while Myles Gaskin once again led the Dolphins rushing attack.
Allen once again was a top 5 QB against Miami.Buffalo News
The Colts shook off a Week 1 upset by the Jaguars, coming home to beat the Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Philip Rivers threw another INT this week, but rookie Jonathan Taylor dominated the backfield rushing work while also scoring his first rushing TD of the year. TY Hilton continues to be a ghost in this offense, snagging a measly 28 yards on 3 catches. The Vikings offense looks stagnate without Stefon Diggs, as teams are keying in on Adam Thielen. Justin Jefferson led the Vikings receivers this week, gaining 44 yards on 3 catches. Kirk Cousins had an awful week, throwing 3 INTs while barely making it over 100 yards passing.
Washington 15 - Cardinals 30
Kyler Murray had another monster week in fantasy, throwing for 286 yards and 1 TD while also contributing 2 rushing TDs. DeAndre Hopkins had 60+ yards and a TD this week, and he continues to be the go to option for Murray. Antonio Gibson seems to have taken a hold of the Washington RB starting duties. He had 55 yards and a TD on the ground, while Dwayne Haskins threw for 286 yards.
The Texans probably had one of the hardest opening schedules of any team in the NFL, playing at Kansas City Week 1 and then drawing the Ravens Week 2 in Houston. Baltimore cruised past Houston, on 204 yards passing from Lamar Jackson and a balanced rushing attack that included Gus Edwards, JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram. Ingram was the back that found the end zone this week on a 30 yard TD in the 4th quarter. Dobbins had a quite day, but broke off a 44 yard run to seal the deal late in the game. Deshaun Watson struggled to get Will Fuller involved this week after a great Week 1 showing against the Chiefs. Watson threw a TD to Darren Fells on a relatively quiet day through the air.
Las Vegas stunned the Saints on Monday night, improving to 2-0 on the spectacular offensive performance of Darren Waller. He had 12 catches for 103 yards and a TD, while the Saints looked lost on offense without Michael Thomas. Drew Brees through a bad interception in the 2nd quarter and couldn't seem to get any of his receivers involved. Alvin Kamara had 94 yards and a TD through the air to go along with 79 yards and 2 TDs on the ground.
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Last week we bet big on the Pack and Aaron Rodgers going off on the Rams D, and oh boy did it ever pay off.
Divisional Round Vibe Check (3-1)
Aaron Rodgers soared high above his over/under for yards, while easily slicing and dicing up the Los Angeles defenders. Aaron Donald was just below his usual, healthy, game-wrecking self, and it definitely makes you think this one would've been closer had he been 100%. It also has to make you wonder what's wrong with the Seattle Seahawks. How have they managed to waste Russell Wilson this badly? At least, they have their eyes on a bright future for him. Yikes.
The Bills came through in a big way against the Baltimore Ravens, but not how anyone had predicted. Defense was the name of the game when anyone with an All-22 subscription was calling for a shootout of epic proportions. Sure, I lost on a couple special overs that had this game getting into the sixties, but Josh Allen still brought me to the promised land of profits.
Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on DFS sites, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL DFS games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games, or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. Let's take a look at players we like in the first round of the NFL playoffs this weekend.
Sunday's NFL Playoff action featured six teams who don't like each other at all.
All these games were played between teams who had played each other at least once during the regular season. If you thought those games in the regular season were intense, Sunday's playoff matchups upped the stakes even more.
The Chicago Bears even replicated a dubious feat from their regular season matchup, as one of their wide receiver Anthony Miller was ejected after throwing a punch at C.J. Gardner-Johnson. The New Orleans cornerback also got into the head of Chicago wide receiver Javon Wims in the November matchup, causing Wims to get ejected in that game after he threw a punch at Gardner-Johnson.