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WEEK 1 RECAP:
Tagovailoa and Fields ended up delivering in cash with their terrific matchups and high predictability and efficiency levels. Swift failed to get into the end zone, but still capped off 147 yards on the ground, and Slade gave us some life with his rushing TD, but not much else. At WR, Jeudy was once again terrific and reliable, while Fuller snagged two touchdowns. Parkinson was probably the most disappointing in just four catches for 38 yards, and Borghi ran for 128 and a rushing score, but only caught two passes.
LET’S GET IT FOR WEEK 2:
CASH GAME QB: JALEN HURTS – OKLAHOMA
Yes. It’s obvious. Yes. It’s a no-brainer. Yes. Don’t outthink yourself here.
What Hurts did in his first game under Lincoln Riley was utterly absurd. He scored a total of 58.88 fantasy points on FSM’s platform in Week 1, which was 22.78 more points than the second leading fantasy QB Anthony Gordon of Washington State… and he threw for 5 TOUCHDOWNS AND 420 PASSING YARDS!
Tua will be the popular play on the salary sites with Hurts not available, so he’s certainly in play here as well.
You can differentiate on your second QB on FSM… Don’t differentiate on your QB1.
TOURNAMENT QB: JUSTIN HERBERT – OREGON
After a brutal loss in prime time on the road at Auburn, Herbert and the Ducks return home to welcome a Nevada squad that pulled off an impressive upset on the road at Purdue, thanks to a 56 yard field goal off the leg of freshman kicker Branton Talton. The Wolfpack now have a second straight road game in a tough environment, and Herbert will look to attack a pass defense that gave up 423 passing yards and 4 TDs last week.
The Over/Under is sitting at 61.5, so Herbert with all day to throw in a must-win bounce back game at home feels like the nuts with low ownership.
CASH RB: JONATHAN TAYLOR – WISCONSIN
Taylor led all RBs on Fantasy Sports Markets last week with two scores on the road, and two through the air, as the Badgers beat up on USF 49-0 in their home debut. This week, they’re welcoming Central Michigan who put up 38 points last week against Albany, but more importantly, it’s another indication that Taylor should be used heavily throughout the game.
Clemson RB Travis Etienne will also be another popular, and heavily owned cash game play.
TOURNAMENT RB: MEKHI SARGENT – IOWA
The Hawkeyes RB had an excellent, yet efficient game last week vs Miami of Ohio, rushing 14 times for 91 yards and a score. He also caught four passes on five targets for 65 yards as well, in a PPR scoring format. Big Ten play starts for Iowa this week against lowly Rutgers, but it’s still a conference game, which likely indicates that Sargent will command more targets and touches in the backfield. He’s in a terrific spot once again this week.
CASH WR: JERRY JEUDY – ALABAMA
He’s back in the article for the second consecutive week in a crazy-easy matchup at home vs New Mexico State. If you don’t remember what happened with New Mexico State last week, they were blown to smithereens by Mike Leach’s Washington State club 58-7. The Aggies clearly enjoy inflicting pain onto themselves and will face it after Jeudy torched Duke for 10, 137 yards and a TD last weekend.
TOURNAMENT WR: KJ HILL – OHIO STATE
Hill might be OSU’s most talented receiver, but he disappointed in Week 1 only hauling in three catches for 21 yards in their blowout win. Now facing Cincinnati, they’ll me more reliant on Hill to come through. He finished 2018 with 70 catches on 92 targets and six TDs, so the opportunity will shine his way this week with very little projected ownership.
Also, if you’re looking to use Herbert in tournaments, you can pair him with Jaylen Redd who had nine catches for 64 yards a week ago. I also love going back to JD Spielman against for Nebraska as well.
CASH TE: JEREMY RUCKERT – OHIO STATE
Ruckert will once again be popular considering his nose for the end zone last week, but Fields consistently looked his way in the red zone and Ruckert delivered. QBs don’t forget reliable targets that help put points on the board, and Ruckert did it twice last week on four catches for 38 yards.
TOURNAMENT TE: JACK STOLL – NEBRASKA
I’m going with Stoll not just for low ownership, but because of the volume of targets he received last week without getting into the end zone. Stoll caught three passes for 66 yards, including a long of 42. A tight end as a downfield deep threat weapon will come through this week for Nebraska as they find themselves in a difficult matchup on the road at Colorado. Taylor Martinez will once again be in play and I think Stoll provides some terrific mismatches down the field with his 6’4” 260 pound frame.
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