Jimmy Garoppolo torches Miami
Even though Garoppolo didn’t have huge numbers last week, he still played excellent on the road against one of the best defenses in the league. He only had one turnover and a solid completion percentage. Week 2 should be much easier for Jimmy Guapo as he gets Miami at home. Toss in the fact that the Patriots get their best weapon back in Rob Gronkowski and that’s a recipe for a big game. I see him throwing for over 300 yards and three scores on Sunday so if you waited on drafting a QB until late, pick him up and real the benefits.
Jacksonville duo combines for over 500 yards
The Jags offense showed a lot of promise last season and should be even better this year. They had a decent performance in the opener, but the production was no where near where it can be. Look for Blake Bortles to come out firing against the Chargers in Week 2 with Allen Robinson. Robinson was targeted 15 times last week, but was only able to pull down six catches for 72 yards. San Diego struggles against the pass so I’m going out on a limb here and saying that Bortles throws for 350 yards while Robinson surpasses 150 receiving yards.
Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta
It’s only been one week, but the Falcons are already going to a committee approach with the run game. This absolutely crushes Devonta Freeman owners, but helps those who took a late-round flyer on Coleman. Though they had similar workloads in Week 1, Coleman was the lead back in the passing game (5-95). In a game where running room might not be steadily available for the Falcons, I’ll take the running back more effective catching passes.
Phillip Dorsett, WR, Indianapolis
Dorsett had a solid game to start the season for the Colts, grabbing four balls for 94 yards. He showcased his speed and ability to come down with deep balls and looks to have gained the trust of Andrew Luck. The only problem is he’s still just the no. 3 receiver in Indy. He should be owned in all leagues and might have a sneaky good game against the Broncos this weekend as T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief will see all the attention from the solid Denver corners.
Lock of the Week
Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota
I loved Diggs to breakout this season as a top-10 fantasy WR. That was until Teddy Bridgewater went down for the season with a torn ACL. I was skeptical in Week 1 knowing that Shaun Hill was going to be throwing him the ball, but that didn’t seem to matter as Diggs put up seven receptions for 103 yards. Sam Bradford should be taking over at quarterback soon, but I still think he has a big night against the Packers on Sunday. Green Bay allowed 300 yards through the air last week so look for Diggs to be busy in Week 2 with a line of 7-92-1.