Welcome back everybody to #OverreactionWeek also known as week two of the NFL season. We have a bit more clarity regarding teams now, but don't jump the gun yet and make hasty decisions - this is a marathon not a sprint. I usually don't like to judge players/teams before week five or six, but I know it is difficult to put emotions aside. This week we got a bunch of great games to look at, and like I did last week I included a tournament play, and a cash game play. These are plays you should consider to use in your lineups. Follow or fade my friends, but let's dive in this week two.
QB (GPP) - Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston Texans, $6000 - I've been preaching this all week through twitter and other sites I work for - Fitzpatrick is my sneaky play of the week. He isn't as sexy as Peyton or Brees, but he has a great matchup against the Raiders and should put up a respectable amount of points for his price. Taking him at QB and pairing him up with a couple of his teammates can create cap space to roster some big name players who will deliver.
QB (Cash) - Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, $9,100 - Another QB I am really high on is Rodgers. His matchup against a team that can't cover the spread offense will work wonders for him and his core of receivers. The Jets have an above average rush defense, but their secondary is a bit suspect.
RB (GPP) - Shane Vereen, New England Patriots, $6,800 - Only reason Vereen is in GPP and not in cash is because who knows what Belichick has in store for this weekend. Vereen would be more valuable if FanDuel was full PPR, but I still love his upside this weekend against the Vikings. Vereen is one of Brady's favorite targets, and his price tag allows you to pair him up with someone elite.
RB (Cash) - Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals, $8,100 - I have Bernard ranked second in my running back rankings - the only downside is it's a PPR ranking. Bernard is clearly the man in Cincy, and him and A.J Green are must plays this week. Don't expect the Bengals to be settling for field goals in the red zone today, they aren't playing the Ravens.
WR (GPP) - T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts, $6,400 - Hilton is a great GPP play this week for two reasons - 1) His price is low, 2) He plays the Eagles and their secondary is susceptible to giving up big plays.
WR (Cash) - Andre Johnson, Houston Texans, $7,100 - Cash game players are usually players with high floors, and Johnson is as close to as good as it gets. Being price well under "elite" players, Johnson makes a great WR2 who is really a WR1 on his team.
TE (GPP) - Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans, $5,000 - Walker gets to face the supposedly horrid Cowboys defense. I am not sold on them being that bad yet, but they did struggle against Vernon Davis. Walker's price is pretty close to minimum and can reward you a great return on investment.
TE (Cash) - Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots, $7,900 - Gronk was pretty limited last week, but still managed to drop a 4/40/1 line which was good for 12 points. I assume he will see more snaps on Sunday, and could have a monster game.
K - You guys can pick and choose, I would lean towards someone cheap so you can spend on other players.
D/ST (GPP) - Denver Broncos - The Broncos made improving their defense the number one priority this offseason, and so far so good. The only reason I have them in GPP is because I am worried about garbage time points, which is likely to happen.
D/ST (Cash) - Arizona Cardinals - I am a Giants fan, and after seeing them play in week one it's safe to say they might be the worst team in the NFL. The Cardinal's defense is scary plain and simple, and will cause havoc for Eli who looks lost in the Giants new system.