NFL Expert Picks - Week 2
The Redskins start a stretch of facing elite quarterbacks begins with a visit by Andrew Luck and the Colts. Are the Bengals the best? Texans take a hit: Houston linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will miss the game against Tennessee because of a strained muscle in his side. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, whose ability to grip the ball is compromised by an elbow injury, is listed as active, but he may share time with Blaine Gabbert.
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen refractured his foot against the Cowboys last week and will be evaluated monthly. Bengals running back Joe Mixon will miss two-to-four weeks after having arthroscopic surgery for a knee injury he suffered Thursday night in a victory over Baltimore.
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That being said, I think I will hover in the lower-to-mid range this week. One of these guys or more will be the player everyone wants after the week is over. Deshaun Watson looks like a great candidate for a bounce-back game vs the Titans defense. The Titans are somewhat unimposing on both sides of the ball, which makes Watson an interesting play this weekend. The biggest thing with Watson last week was his lack of options. The Patriots are known to shut down opposing teams 1 option and they have done that well with Hopkins most of his career.
Without Hopkins and Fuller, Watson had no true targets and really struggled to move the ball. This week, Hopkins should be back in a great spot and so should Watson. I love that stack this week in GPPs. I expect a big game here from Jimmy G and company. After both the Lions and 49ers disappointing starts last week, I expect this to be a very high scoring game. Neither team has the tools to stop the other.
The Lions WR crew is extremely talented and should throw up points on the 49ers, while Jimmy G should pick apart a lackluster Lions defense. We will get to his stack a little later. Keenum is a gunslinger and this Broncos offense is lethal in the air and much more pedestrian on the ground. Keenum put up great fantasy points while throwing 3 picks last week and this is an even better spot. The Broncos receivers are just so much more talented than the Raiders secondary, so I expect them to be open downfield all day long.
One week is in the books. Sixteen glorious regular-season Sundays await. After grinding tape all week, here's one tip from all 15 upcoming games to keep an eye on. Rams pass rusher Robert Quinn became just the third player in two years to post three sacks and two forced fumbles in a game, which he accomplished in Week 1's dominating show against the Arizona Cardinals.
Atlanta's struggling offensive line is on alert. The right side of Cleveland's O-line was brutalized by the Miami Dolphins. Carolina's nasty front seven will give the rookie passer all he can handle. Both teams need a bounce-back win Newton: Black QBs no big deal. After his yard touchdown against the Lions , Adrian Peterson ran for just 15 yards on his next 17 carries. Look for Chicago's ball-hawking defense to key the run and force QB Christian Ponder to make plays with his arm.
Ponder under fire again Picks for all Week 2 games Further viewing: The Packers spent all offseason unpacking the read option -- for nothing. The Packers ' defense allowed yards through the air in Week 1. Packers get key players back at practice Matthews: I'm 'awesome,' not dirty Further viewing: Can Packers rebound from intense Week 1 loss?
RGIII shakes off rust vs. No starting quarterback attempted fewer passes than the Titans ' Jake Locker in Week 1.