Week Two Fantasy Football Picks

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Trevi Alickolli, Assistant Sports Editor

SURE THING: Nick Chubb, RB Browns @ Jets

The Cleveland Browns are coming off a huge blowout loss against the Titans where Baker Mayfield attempted 38 passes, threw three interceptions and only scored 13 points. Browns need to establish the run going forward with Chubb being the focal point of the rush attack and I believe Cleveland should and will give Chubb 20+ carries against the Jets.

SLEEPER: David Montgomery, RB Bears @ Broncos

The Chicago Bears opened the season looking completely lost on offense. They were a pass-heavy team (45 pass attempts) and Montgomery only received six carries Week 1. During the offseason, the Bears were gushing over how much they loved Montgomery and if they want to get back to a dominant team, they should give Montgomery a lot more carries. The backfield work should be his with Tarik Cohen serving mainly as a slot receiver.

BUST: T.Y. Hilton, WR Colts @ Titans

Hilton had a huge Week 1 performance (8 rec, 87 yards, 2 TDs) but he’ll be facing a Tenessee defense that’s extremely deep in the secondary with the likes of Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Adoree Jackson and Kevin Byard. If Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry struggle against that group, expect Hilton to struggle as well.

 

Ryan Jones, Sports Editor

SURE THING: George Kittle, TE 49ers @ Bengals

Kittle might not have had his usual numbers against the Buccaneers in Week One, but missed out on potentially three touchdowns that were called back because of penalties. Kittle and the 49ers will get their offense rolling against the Bengals on the road.

SLEEPER: John Brown, WR Bills @ Giants

A flyer pick for week one’s games, John Brown put together an amazing week one to validate another shot in the starting lineup of any fantasy team. He torched the Jets for 123 yards and a score, and faces a Giants secondary that is fresh off giving up 100+ yards to two separate Dallas wide receivers in week one.

BUST: Todd Gurley RB, Rams vs. Saints

This Saints team is going to be on a revenge tour in their week two matchup of the NFC Championship. On top of the Saints extra incentive to play hard, Todd Gurley looked nowhere near 100% in week one, where his carries were split with Malcolm Brown, who scored twice to Gurley’s one touchdown on the day.

 

Dan Fappiano, Editor in Chief

SURE THING: Baker Mayfield QB, Browns @ Jets

Mayfield is too talented of a quarterback to struggle two weeks in a row. Playing on Monday Night against a Jets team coming off a brutal loss to the Bills, Mayfield will prove that he is the game-changing Fantasy Football quarterback.

SLEEPER: Adrian Peterson RB, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Peterson was a healthy scratch Week One. However, after Derrius Guice went down with another injury, AP should be getting RB1 touches for Washington. With the Cowboys being a division rival, it’ll be key for Washington to establish the run early, opening up touches for AP.

BUST: Aaron Jones RB, Packers vs. Vikings

After rushing for just 39 yards against a tough Bears defense, Jones will now face an equally tough run defense in Minneosta. The Vikings allowed Falcons’ starter Devonta Freeman to gain just 19 yards in Week One. Jones could get hot at any moment, but don’t expect him to against the Vikes.