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Sep 14, 2018

NFL 2018 WEEK 2 PREVIEW

Last night we saw an inspired Andy Dalton throw for 4 TDs in the first half against a Raven’s defense that normally gets the better of him. Before this game, Dalton had thrown more interceptions than touchdowns (17 vs. 15) against the Baltimore, with four of those turnovers at home last season. Joe Flacco just could not compete and did not get on the board until Cinci led by 3 TDs. He threw for 2, but was stripped with 2:42 to go setting up a Bengals field goal which closed out the contest 34-23.

With Thursday’s game in the bag and Week 2 started, let's take look at some obvious and not so obvious value over the weekend,

Quarterback

With Rodgers and Brady facing tough matchups, save some salary and look to the Steel City.  Its young gun versus the old hand as Mahomes faces off against Big Ben in a matchup of two multifaceted aerial attacks.  Mahomes absolutely shredded the Chargers in week one but draws the tougher matchup versus the Steelers defense. Roethlisberger's mediocre performance versus the Browns can be chalked up to the terrible weather that persisted throughout the game, and the Chiefs passing defense will likely be without Eric Berry for another week..  Both represent good value in the mid $6,000 range.

Running Back

There are a wealth of week two options at running back, with high priced studs Kamara and Gordon both enjoying favorable matchups in the $8,000+ range.  Those looking to save a buck could do worse than a rejuvenated Jay Ajayi at $6,600 versus Tampa Bay, especially with Sproles ruled out for the game.  James Connor could make or break your Sunday at $7,500 with an great matchup versus the Chiefs.  Whichever way you choose, definitely look to the running back position when you're evaluating your options at flex.

Wide Receiver

Can Tyreek Hill continue build off his blazing week one? It'll cost you just $7,000 to find out! At the top of the salary pool Brown, Jones, and Hop all face favorable matchups while those looking to save money at the position should look to Stills, Agholor, and Landry, three quality options that can be had at sub $6,000 pricing.

Tight End

Jared Cook follows up his eye popping 180 yard week one performance with a great matchup versus Denver.  He figured to be very highly owned at the low price of $3,700. Those looking to wring the last bit of value from the position should consider Jack Doyle at $3,500, and hope he continues to see the majority of Luck's TE targets versus the Redskins.

There is plenty of action and choice this weekend and don’t forget we will be running Sunday-only contests all year as well right here at Draftboard.



Dan Quinn
CEO, Draftboard.com