NFL Week 2 Underdog Pick’ems
Here are my favorite NFL Week 2 Underdog Pick’ems for you all to follow! If you are new to Underdog Fantasy, sign up here and be sure to use code FANSPEAK for 100% deposit match up to $100! Double your money to play more Pick’ems! Now let’s get to why I like these Week 2 picks.
Tom Brady – Lower than 276.5 yards passing
It’s never fun to pick against Tom Brady, but when it comes to the Saints it might make sense. Brady is 0-4 versus the Saints since joining the Buccaneers and his yardage totals are 239, 209, 375, and 214. Except for the one game that turned into a bit of a shootout, Brady just hasn’t looked good versus Dennis Allen’s defenses. Making matters worse is Chris Godwin will miss this game. Mike Evans, Russell Gage, and Julio Jones have all missed practice this week. A couple of them will probably play, but Brady is likely going into this game without any of his top WRs healthy and 100%. For that, I’m going against Brady and taking the lower number here.
Daniel Jones – Lower than 17.55 fantasy points
Jones seems to be getting some love in fantasy circles this week, but I want to stay away from every format possible. The Giants’ receiver group is a mess right now, and outside of Saquon Barkley, there isn’t a skilled player you can rely on. Jones can add a little with his legs, but 17.55 fantasy points could be a tough number for him without throwing for 3 TDs. Remember Jones will lose points for INTs and Fumbles, something that has been a major issue in his career. This game versus the Panthers could also end up being pretty sloppy and low scoring, lessening the chance that Jones can produce.
Russell Wilson – Higher than 243.5 passing yards
A lot of things went wrong for the Broncos in their opener Monday night, but Wilson wasn’t one of them. He completed 69% of his passes for 340 yards, and for the most part, looked like the Russ of old. I expect the Broncos to come out firing more in this game as they have to win, and get this offense on track. They face a pretty weak Texans defense, which should make Wilson’s job much easier. I don’t see this number as any issue for Wilson and he could surpass it early in the 3rd quarter.
Carson Wentz – Higher than 250.5 passing yards
Wentz went over 300 yards in week 1 and it appears that Washington will allow Wentz to utilize his numerous talented weapons. This is easily the best group of pass catchers that Wentz has ever played with, and he faces a very weak Lions defense. The Lions’ secondary was tied for the worst last season allowing 8.0 yards per attempt. Detroit’s offense is also going to be able to move the ball against a banged-up Washington defense, meaning there could be a lot of back-and-forth in this game.
Amon-Ra St. Brown – Higher than 60.5 receiving yards
Going back to week 13 last season when St. Brown became a full-time player and focal point of this offense, he has eclipsed this number every week. Last week’s 64 yards are his lowest in that stretch, and he’s had at least double-digit targets in every one of those games. ASB faces a Commanders’ secondary that gave up over 100 yards to a similar slot WR last week in Christian Kirk. This game has real shoot-out potential and has already seen the over move up this week.