DFS Roundtable: Bounce-Back or Buyer Beware?

The DFS team discusses the poor NFL offenses from Week 1

The Steelers, Packers, and 49ers are notable offenses who underwhelmed in Week 1. Who are you buying in Week 2?

PHIL ALEXANDER

  • The Steelers offense isn't as bad as it looked on Sunday Night Football. Provided JuJu Smith-Schuster's toe injury doesn't keep him out, he's a viable play in Week 2. It will be interesting to see what happens at WR2 in Pittsburgh. Rarely has a receiver looked worse on double-digit targets than Donte Moncrief did against New England (10-3-7-0). James Washington was only on the field for 56% of the snaps but picked up where he left off in the preseason by catching a 45-yard bomb from Ben Roethlisberger. After watching how easily John Ross got behind the Seahawks defense, getting some GPP exposure to Washington's splash-play ability feels like a good idea this week.
  • James Conner and Aaron Jones should be better with both of their respective teams favored on their home fields. Conner, in particular, looks like a bargain after his price dropped by $500 (DraftKings) following a quiet opener. His snap-rate was down with Pittsburgh trailing the entire game, but Conner still handled 82% of the team's backfield touches. Jones is a low-end GPP play due to the strength of Minnesota's rush defense and desire to slow the game down. Some exposure to his big-play upside is warranted, however, as long as he continues receiving about 15 touches per game.
  • Davante Adams has to deal with coverage from Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who did a nice job locking down Julio Jones in Week 1. But if you believe the Packers will score about 24 points this week, as the Vegas line implies, it's tough to see them getting there without at least one score from Adams.

JAMES BRIMACOMBE

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