What the hell happened last Sunday? And Monday for that matter. As usual, everything we thought we knew about the upcoming season you can pretty much throw out the window. There are no certainties in the NFL or fantasy football, my friends.
We had some surprises like James Jones and DeAngelo Williams that impressed and we also had some surprises like Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck that totally bombed. One thing’s for sure, get ready for another wild ride for 2015 in the NFL:
QB, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Kaepernick didn’t throw a TD pass on Monday night against the Vikings but he played pretty well. He ran a good amount and took some big hits but got right back up and went at it. I think he’s got a lot of confidence after that good of a win to open the season. Pitssburgh just got torched by Brady through the air and I think this week they’ll be vulnerable on the ground. Kaepernick throws for 2 TD’s and runs one in himself.
RB, Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
Here I go again! I’m sorry but I just can’t help it. Andre Ellington is banged up and may miss a few weeks so Johnson is the next man up. Chicago doesn’t really scare me so I’m giving CJ one last chance to impress me before I write him off forever.
WR, Stevie Johnson, San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen had the huge day but Johnson had a nice day himself. A matchup @ Cincy isn’t great but Allen will probably get all the attention; freeing up Johnson for a few more targets and potential scores.
TE, Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay has a tough matchup with Seattle this week. Rodgers caught all 3 of his targets last week and should get more targets, especially redzone, this week. QB Aaron Rodgers is going to need him.
D/ST, San Francisco 49ers
Surprise! That’s how I felt after last night’s performance against Minnesota. Adrian Peterson couldn’t get anything going and that’s pretty impressive. I’m buying in on the 49ers against the Steelers.
QB, Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Don’t drink too much of that kool-aid from last Thursday night. Buffalo’s defense looks scary good and Rex Ryan has enough of history to go by to prepare for Tom Brady. And he’s had good success in the past.
RB, Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders
QB Derek Carr will probably be out this week so Oakland’s offense will be pretty basic. Murray will get some carries but he won’t be able to muster too much against a pretty good Baltimore run-D.
WR, James Jones, Green Bay Packers
What a game last week against the Bears. But remember, James has a history of going hot and cold. A matchup against Seattle makes me want to say trending cold.
TE, Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
He’s the ultimate security blanket for QB Jay Cutler but Arizona has the personnel to limit his production. Bennett will get some touches but I think he’s held under 50 yards and no TD’s.
D/ST, Tennessee Titans
Looked good last week but against a rookie QB in Winston. Don’t get drunk on Titan love just yet. Cleveland will get some things figured out this week in time for their home opener.
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