New Orleans Saints
Ok, hear us out on this one: Bench Drew Brees. Yes, Brees proved he is still an elite quarterback in the NFL on Monday night when he threw for 370 yards, 2 touchdowns and led the Saints to a last-minute win over the Texans. That was last week.
This week he goes up against Rams, who didn’t give up a touchdown through the air last week. Add that to the cross-country travel, and the upheaval in routine that brings, and that means it’s time to give the 40 year old the week off.
New York Giants
Watch for Sterling Shepard to have a big performance in Week 2 as he lines up against the same defense that gave up 14 catches to Jets receiver Jamison Crowder.
He was on the field for all but 1 of the Giants 66 offensive snaps, but also picked up a concussion in the process. If he’s cleared to play, slot him in at the flex.
New York Jets
Sam Darnold targeted Jamison Crowder 17 times in Week 1, the most of any player this week. Despite the number of targets, Crowder only went for 99 yards.
If you’re in a PPR league, he’ll get you double-digit points on receptions alone. If you’re in a non-PPR league, he’s probably not the receiver for you.