Andrew Luck – He hasn’t gotten off to the greatest start this year, but I believe that this is the turning point for Andrew Luck’s season. He is going against a Jacksonville defense that just got destroyed by the Patriots last week, and while I believe that they are a better team, they are still a ways away. He still has all those targets in Hilton, Moncrief, Johnson, Dorsett, and the tight ends so it is only a matter of time before he gets back to his old ways.
After analyzing receiving targets through Week 2, here are 10 things you need to know before setting your lineup on Sunday…
Throughout much of the past decade, Drew Brees and the rest of the New Orleans Saints offense have been regulars in fantasy lineups. It never mattered much as far as matchups are concerned, or if a new position player was acquired. From the days of Deuce Mcallister, Joe Horn, Jeremy Shockey and even Devery Henderson, to Marques Colston, Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham, fantasy lineups were littered with Saints yielding success the majority of the time. It almost became thoughtless. Plug and play any Saints skill position because they were such safe plays. Hope for a touchdown, and at the very worst, they would bring in 50-60 yards to your lineup.
Tom Brady – Or as I like to call him Turkey Tom, Brady has been on a tear to start the season with 7 touchdowns in his first two games. He is coming off a 466 yard 3 touchdown game against the Bills, and I expect another monster game against the Jaguars this week. As long as the Patriots are not blowing them out, I expect a lot of big games from the Patriots and it all starts with Tom.
Some of the major QB’s so far are not having very good fantasy seasons and are costing people money when it comes to DFS and season long leagues. It could be Andrew Luck with his 3 interceptions on Monday night football, it could be Drew Brees with his 2 touchdown passes and 2 INT’s in 2 games, it could be Tony Romo getting injured with a broken collarbone, or it could be possibly the biggest disappointment in Sam Bradford who has 2 TD’s and 4 INT’s in a QB friendly system. I like Luck bouncing back, but the others have some major concerns and I would be weary picking guys like Brees and Bradford going forward