When I woke up this morning to 60 degree weather sweater weather, I knew that the time for my fantasy football projections had finally arrived.
It finally feels like football season. I know we have already started Week 2 with that abomination occurring last night between the Patriots and Jets, but without the September weather kicking in nothing seemed real. Today is the official start of the journey towards greatness. As far as my fantasy football projections go, I was big on Julian Edelman last night as I posted on Twitter, and while 13 catches is impressive, the yardage simply wasn’t there. In a PPR league he still had a great game; otherwise…not so much. Looking into players I want to target for this week makes me want to pull my hair out based off of numbers from Week 1. Fortunately for me, there isn’t much left anyway, so it likely won’t make a difference. Week 1 is the ultimate tease. There are always monster performances that won’t be duplicated (Peyton Manning), and disappointing performances by stars that are considered elite (Marshawn Lynch, Trent Richardson).
The key is to avoid reading too much into these performances. Fantasy football projections are just that; projections. In Week 1 last year, Mark Sanchez had 3 scoring passes, and then totaled 10 in the next 14 games. Kevin Ogletree was a big star with over 100 yards receiving and 2 scores. He was a ghost the rest of the way after being the hottest waiver wire pickup following Week 1. Chris Johnson had a whopping 4 yards in the opener last season, but went on to finish with over 1,200 for the season. The point here is that Week 1 is nothing more than the beginning. You can’t get too high or too low on any certain player after 60 minutes of gameplay. So with all of that being said, here are my fantasy football projections for Week 2.
Fantasy Football Projections – Week Two
Larry Fitzgerald- One of the best receivers in the game now has a reliable QB who loves nothing more than to throw the ball as many times as possible. Throw in the fact that Arizona has literally zero running game, and consider that Mr. Goal-line flip himself, Jerome Simpson, with Christian Ponder under center, went for 140 against this secondary last week. Fitz is my top target for Week 2.
Marshawn Lynch- It seems like everyone is expecting a boom or bust type of week out of Lynch, but he has lived up to his “Beast Mode” title versus the Niners with three straight 100 yard games against them. He seems to shine when the spotlight is on, and I expect it again from him.
Robert Griffin III- Colin Kaepernick went from re-writing the record books with his feet against the Packers last year to setting his own record with over 400 yards against them last week. RGIII being more of a pocket passer may actually help his fantasy numbers this week. He struggled at the beginning of the game last week, but once he got into the flow, he looked just fine. This Packers secondary is very suspect. He was the top rated QB last year when under pressure, as well as being in the top 5 in deep ball accuracy and play-action passing. This might be the week where you can find him with a smaller price tag, because the fantasy football projections are lower than normal.
A few more of my top notch fantasy football projections, some of whom you may find dirt cheap. I’ll spare you the boring details:
QB- Eli Manning
RB- Doug Martin
Week 2 is a new beginning, and Week 3 will be yet another new beginning. The best part about playing Daily Fantasy Sports is that you aren’t stuck with the same team each week, or even in each tournament or matchup. All you can do is play the right fantasy football projections. Here’s to a profitable week. Cheers!
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