Providing you with some much-needed advice when setting your fantasy lineup for the upcoming week.
Both Tre Mason and Todd Gurley will likely be making their 2015 debuts on Sunday and it couldn’t come against a better team. They will get all they can handle against a weak Washington defense. It’s tough to say who gets the start or who will get more carries, but I would suggest it’s close to a 50-50 timeshare depending on game flow. Both are strong flex options for Week 2.
Andrew Luck will have his second game in a row under 250 passing yards
I’m not suggesting to bench Luck because he can never be benched and that would be terrible advice, but I am telling you to not expect a huge game from your stud quarterback. Luck is home, but he has a very difficult match up with the Jets pass defense. Throw in the fact that there’s a strong chance the Colts will be without star receiver T.Y. Hilton and it could be another frustrating start for Luck.
Amari Cooper will tally his first career 100-yard receiving game
Cooper had an average debut last week grabbing five passes for 47 yards, but starting quarterback Derek Carr left the game early on with a hand injury. All signs are pointing toward Carr being ready for Week 2 and even though it’s a tough matchup against a solid Baltimore defense that kept Denver grounded last week, I think Cooper shines in this game and shows just how special he’s going to be.
Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis
Even though I don’t think Andrew Luck is going to have a banner day, I think Moncrief may have a sneaky solid performance. With Hilton very questionable, Darrelle Revis may be shadowing Andre Johnson for most of the night. So that leaves the door wide open for Moncrief to find some open spaces as less attention will be put on him. As long as Hilton doesn’t play, Moncrief could put up six catches, 80 yards and a touchdown on Monday night.
Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona
It has already been announced that Johnson will get the start in Week 2 in place of the injured Andre Ellington. Though he hasn’t been too productive over the last few years, Johnson will get plenty of work against an awful Chicago run defense. Rookie David Johnson will get some run as well, but look for the elder Johnson to get at least 15 touches in an offense that’s very productive when Carson Palmer is behind center. Expect at least 80 yards rushing and a legit shot at finding the end zone.
Lock of the Week
Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas
Williams has been a very popular add since news that Dez Bryant has a broken foot and will miss at least a month of action. Dallas squares off against Philadelphia in a game that definitely won’t be lacking scoring so there will be plenty of targets for Williams. He now steps in as the No. 1 wide receiver on a high-powered offense so I like his chances in Week 2 to see double-digit targets and be a real threat in the red zone.
Who’s on Revis Island?
The New York Jets travel to Indianapolis for Monday Night Football and right now it’s unlikely that T.Y. Hilton will suit up. If this holds true, Revis will probably spend most of his night matched up with Andre Johnson. Johnson was already a risky play against the Jets defense, but if he now has to contend with Darrelle Revis than I would recommend finding another option.