DFS Roundtable: Offenses Buy or Sell?

The DFS team discusses the hot NFL offenses from Week 1

The Cowboys, Ravens, and Bengals were significant offenses in Week 1 compared to expectations. Who are you buying and/or selling heading into Week 2?

Phil Alexander

  • Ravens - No one should be buying 324 passing yards, an 85% completion rate, and five touchdowns from Lamar Jackson this week. But no one should be thinking about entering GPPs without at least matching the crowd's exposure either. Arizona's defense isn't as bad as Miami's but the Cardinals certainly didn't look good while allowing 30+ DraftKings points to Matthew Stafford in their home opener. Jackson's passing numbers will regress but we didn't even see him run last week and this game will be up in pace. A repeat QB1 finish is well within the range of possible outcomes this week.
  • Cowboys - Roasting the Giants defense in a home game isn't cause for much celebration, but Washington doesn't present a much tougher challenge for Dak Prescott in Week 2. New Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore made life easier for Prescott by calling frequent shots all over the field, more play-action and RPO plays, and using lots of pre-snap motion. If Prescott's protection remains as good as it was last week, and cornerback Fabian Moreau remains sidelined for Washington, Prescott is in play for another 25+ point performance. Stacking the whole Cowboys offense with Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and either Amari Cooper or Mike Gallup is recommended in tournaments.
  • Bengals - There is a chance we just witnessed Andy Dalton's best game of the season, but make no mistake -- this is no longer the Marvin Lewis-era Cincinnati offense. In their first game under rookie head coach Zac Taylor, the Bengals ran 70 plays against the Seahawks, which is even more impressive when you consider Seattle got off the third-fewest plays of any team last week (49). The 49ers defensive backfield was ranked last in the NFL by Pro Football Focus last year and the team did little to address the weakness during the off-season. One strong game against a dazed and confused Jameis Winston does not change things. Dalton, Tyler Boyd, and John Ross -- who looked like he was playing in fast forward in Week 1 -- all look like great plays against San Francisco.

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