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Thursday Night Football
Darius Slayton is coming off of game one of the season with 65 receiving yards. The over / under mark is 60.5 receiving yards, which he only hit 4/16 times in 2020. Kenny Golladay was questionable coming into last game but ended up playing, which I believe will mean less involvement from Slayton in this one. I do not like to depend on one big play from a player, so give me Darius Slayton UNDER 60.5 receiving yards (75 pts).
Terry McLaurin has an over / under option of 8.5 total receptions. Only once in his 30 career games has he been above 8.5 receptions and only nine times out of those 30 games has McLaurin been targeted above eight times. Give me Terry McLaurin UNDER 8.5 total receptions (75 pts). - Nick Skrip
We went from all fantasy greatness of the opening game of the season to the Giants and the Football Team in a game with the lowest total of the week! I’m looking at Kenny Golladay over 55.5 receiving yards (100 pts) in a good matchup against a Washington secondary that allowed 8/82/1 receiving to Mike Williams last season. Golladay and Daniel Jones didn’t work together much in the preseason because of Golladay’s hamstring injury, but they started to heat up in the second half with 3/47 receiving. Golladay said, “In this league there’s going to be tight coverage. And I’m glad I was able to make those plays because everything isn’t gonna be just wide open. And I do want him to have that trust in me. “ I’m expecting Jones to continue to trust Golladay this week. Good luck! — Tom Brolley
Two picks I like this week for Thrive Fantasy include DK Metcalf from Seattle and Nick Chubb from the Browns. I picked DK Metcalf under 8.5 total receptions (80 pts) vs. the Titans due to him beating this mark only twice in his 33 career games. In week one, only nine total players in the league caught nine or more passes, so the 8.5 mark is not common. Another one I will take for Thrive Fantasy is Nick Chubb over 93.5 total yards (100 pts). Chubb is facing a sketchy Texans defense after a 101 total yard outing last week. Last year despite missing time for injuries, Chubb had six games over 100 yards rushing alone, and eight games with over 100 total yards. Chubb is the focal point for the Browns offense, and I expect him to eat up the Texans defense in this one.
- Nick Skrip
Football is back for another Sunday! I guess we’ll do this every week for the rest of the year. I can’t wait to watch the fireworks that are coming in the Cowboys-Chargers matchup, and I’m targeting Amari Cooper over 74.5 receiving yards in this contest. Amari finished as the WR1 in the season opener with 13/139/2 receiving on 16 targets last week. Coop has now posted 6+ catches, 9+ targets, and 80+ yards in each of his last five full games with Dak dating back to the start of last season. Before we get to the late afternoon games, I’m looking forward to seeing two rookie QBs in the AFC East square off for the first of many times. Mac Jones will lead the Patriots against the Jets for the first time and he should feed his slot WR enough to take Jakobi Meyers over 52.5 receiving yards. He saw a promising 24% target share with nine targets last week, and gets a much easier matchup this week against a Jets’ secondary that he posted 18/237 receiving against last season. Good luck this week! — Tom Brolley
Monday Night Football
The NFL is giving us THE LIONS on Monday Night Football?!?! The next thing you’ll tell me is that the Texans will play in the next national TV game on Thursday. The Lions already have one of the worst receiving corps in the league and they’ll be down their best WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) in this contest so I’m looking at T.J. Hockenson over 55.5 receiving yards (100 pts). Hockenson dominated this passing attack last week with 8/97/1 receiving on 11 targets, and his massive production came against a 49ers defense that defended TEs the best last season. Good luck and enjoy the action even if it is the Lions! — Tom Brolley