Week 1 of the NFL regular season was one for the ages: The double-digit underdog (+10) Buccaneers beat the Saints in a shootout on the road, the Packers overcame a 20-point deficit to win in the final minutes Sunday night and the traveling Jets (+7) withstood a first-play pick six from rookie quarterback Sam Darnold to destroy the Lions, 48-17.

And, of course, the Browns managed not to lose.

Week 2 should be equally fantastic, with a teeming main slate on Sunday, Sept. 16, that kicks off at 1 p.m. ET.

For analysis on the smaller slates, consult Chris Raybon’s premium strategy pieces (released throughout the week).

In writing this piece, I’ve relied primarily on the FantasyLabs Models. This breakdown is less of a comprehensive analysis of each wide receiver and more of an introduction to this week’s players via our large suite of analytic DFS Tools. We’ll start with four high-priced wide receivers, follow with one pass-catcher at the top of our individual Pro Models and finish with the rest of the slate’s fantasy-relevant receivers.

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Highest-Priced Wide Receivers

The same four wide receivers occupy the top of the salary scale across DraftKings and FanDuel this week.

  • Antonio Brown: $8,800 DraftKings; $8,900 FanDuel
  • Michael Thomas: $8,600 DraftKings; $8,800 FanDuel
  • Julio Jones: $8,400 DraftKings; $8,500 FanDuel
  • DeAndre Hopkins: $8,000 DraftKings; $8,400 FanDuel

Antonio Brown: Pittsburgh Steelers (-4.5) vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 53.5 over/under

While quarterback Ben Roethlisberger predictably imploded on the road in Week 1, turning the ball over five times, Brown overcame the horrible weather to score 24.3 DraftKings points with a 9-93-1 receiving line on 16 targets, the third-highest total on the week. Lining up all over the formation — 37 snaps out wide on the left, 36 on the right and 11 in the slot — Brown was his usual prolific self despite his severe home/road splits.

And now he’s at Heinz Field, where the Steelers are significant home favorites. Since 2014 (the first of his All-Pro campaigns), Brown has had 30.3 DraftKings points, a +8.96 Plus/Minus and 76.0% Consistency Rating in 25 games when laying points in Pittsburgh. No receiver with a double-digit sample has anything close to Brown’s massive home favorite Plus/Minus edge.

And once again, the Steelers are expected to be without running back Le’Veon Bell (contract dispute), and in his absence Brown has been an otherworldly points-per-reception (PPR) producer since Bell’s 2013 rookie year.

  • Brown with Bell (61 games): 20.4 PPR points, 10.6 targets, 7.2 receptions, 93.8 yards, 0.64 touchdowns
  • Brown without Bell (17 games): 27.0 PPR points, 13.1 targets, 9.1 receptions, 127.8 yards, 0.82 touchdowns

In a Bell-less offense, Brown could dominate usage for the Steelers, just as he did last week.

Antonio Brown should make plenty of fantasy owners smile this weekend. Credit: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

Brown will have a high ownership rate in guaranteed prize pools, but he’s worth rostering since — as our Stack Seeker shows — even chalky players can be rostered together in unique lineups with a couple key differentiating players. When constructing tournament lineups, use our Lineup Builder to stack Brown with Roethlisberger. Since 2014, No. 1 wide receivers on average have had a 0.46 correlation with their quarterbacks. With Big Ben, Brown has had a 0.75 correlation.

On top of all this, Brown has a great matchup against the Chiefs, who last year allowed a league-high 24.5 fantasy points per game to opposing wideout units. Last week they allowed a slate-high 541 yards of offense to the Chargers. Brown and Roethlisberger are near-mandatory GPP plays, and they could also be stacked with some of their teammates.

Other notable Steelers receivers include:

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster ($6,400 DraftKings; $7,200 FanDuel): JJSS averaged 16.6 DraftKings points with a +7.01 Plus/Minus and 83.3% Plus/Minus across six home games last year.
  • James Washington ($3,800 DraftKings; $5,100 FanDuel): He had only 11 Week 1 snaps, but Washington is a talented second-round rookie.
  • Justin Hunter ($3,000 DraftKings; $4,500 FanDuel): The veteran played as the No. 3 wide receiver last week and ran 36 routes.

As mentioned on the midweek edition of The Action Network NFL Podcast, we’re high on the Steelers-Chiefs game in general, and Brown in particular. Unsurprisingly, he leads the position with his median, ceiling and floor projections, and he’s the highest-rated FanDuel wide receiver in every one of our Pro Models.

Michael Thomas: New Orleans Saints (-9) vs. Cleveland Browns, 49 O/U 

In his first two seasons, Thomas led all NFL receivers in history with 196 receptions, and then in Week 1 he erupted with a 16-180-1 receiving line on 17 targets. No one scored more points through the air last week than Thomas with his 42.0 DraftKings points. Thomas did not practice on Wednesday due to an illness, but he practiced in full on Thursday and is probable to play this weekend.

As was the case in Week 1, Thomas is at the Coors Field of fantasy football, otherwise known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A shootout-friendly venue, the Superdome has an A-graded 56-39-2 over/under record with Drew Brees at quarterback. After this week, the Saints will play at the Superdome just once before November: If you’re looking to roster Thomas at home, there’s no time like the present.

Additionally, Thomas has a favorable matchup against the Browns, who entered the season with Pro Football Focus’ No. 30 secondary. Last year their pass defense was No. 26 with a 21.6% in Football Outsiders’ DVOA. Although the secondary has been reconstructed with the additions of No. 4 overall pick Denzel Ward at cornerback and 2015 first-rounder Damarious Randall at safety, the Browns defensive backs could struggle early in the season due to their unfamiliarity with each other and their scheme. They were woefully exposed last week against the Steelers, allowing 46.6 DraftKings points to wide receivers.

Given their location, matchup and slate-high 29.75-point implied total, Thomas and teammates are all worthy stacking options.

Other Saints receivers to consider are:

  • Ted Ginn Jr. ($4,800 DraftKings; $6,800 FanDuel): Ginn (knee) is questionable to play but has a position-high 96% Bargain Rating on DraftKings, where’s the No. 1 receiver in the SportsGeek Model.
  • Cameron Meredith ($4,100 DraftKings; $6,900 FanDuel): Meredith (knee) was inactive last week because of missed practice time, but he’s slated to play the Marques Colston slot role once up to speed.
  • Tre’Quan Smith ($3,400 DraftKings; N/A FanDuel): Mysteriously unavailable on FanDuel, Smith is a high-upside third-rounder who could play as the No. 2 receiver if Ginn sits.
  • Austin Carr ($3,200 DraftKings; $4,500 FanDuel): Played in place of Meredith last week and ran 33 routes.
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Julio Jones shouldn’t be hurting for targets again. Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Julio Jones: Atlanta Falcons (-6) vs. Carolina Panthers, 44.5 O/U

Jones is the all-time NFL leader with 96.1 receiving yards per game, and in Week 1 he ethered the Eagles, converting his slate-high 19 targets into a 10-169-0 line, which he complemented with an end-around for 11 stiff-arming yards. Jones wasn’t able to convert any of his three red-zone targets into receptions, and last year he turned just one of his 18 red-zone targets into a touchdown, so his well-documented scoring problems have seemingly extended into the second year of offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian’s reign of terror. Even so, Jones is still one of the best receivers in the league.

At some point — even though Sark is apparently incapable of creating and calling successful red-zone plays — Jones is bound to regress toward the mean. In his pre-Sark career, Jones had a 5.1% touchdown rate. With Sark, that mark is 1.8%. Before Sark, Julio scored a touchdown every 190.3 yards. Now, he averages a touchdown every 537.7 yards. His Sark-based numbers must — must! — improve at some point, given Jones’ usage and talent.

And improvement could come this week. Jones has a plus matchup against the Panthers, whom he’s dominated for 23.7 DraftKings points on 11.3 targets per game ever since All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman left via free agency in 2016. In Week 1, Jones was relentlessly targeted downfield. Of all receivers with double-digit targets, he had the highest average depth of target (aDOT) at 14.8 yards. He easily led the slate with his 0.74 market share of air yards. If Sark continues to call aggressive plays for Jones this week, Jones could have another performance of 30+ fantasy points.

Other Falcons receivers to know:

  • Mohamed Sanu ($4,000 DraftKings; $5,500 FanDuel): The slot man hit salary-based expectations in 66.7% of his games last year.
  • Calvin Ridley ($3,700 DraftKings; $5,000 FanDuel): The problematic first-round rookie was targeted on just two of his 38 routes run.

DeAndre Hopkins: Houston Texans (-2.5) at Tennessee Titans, 44.5 O/U

UPDATE (9/16): The Texans are reportedly confident that Will Fuller (hamstring) will play in Week 2.

The fact that Hopkins disappointed in Week 1 with 15.1 DraftKings points on an 8-78-0 receiving line shows how good he really is. In his All-Pro campaign last year, Hopkins exceeded that mark in an outstanding 80% of his contests — and that was with quarterbacks Tom Savage and T.J. Yates starting nine games. His average of 20.5 PPR points per game in the nine collective Savage-Yates starts is a true testament to the power of targets.

While Hopkins’ Week 1 performance was suboptimal, there’s no reason to be alarmed. In 2017, he had a league-high 0.35 market share of targets. In Week 1, he had the exact same 0.35 target share. Last year, he averaged 11.6 targets and 1.3 red-zone targets per game. Last week, he had 11 targets, two of which were in the red zone. His 2017 aDOT was 12.9; Week 1 aDOT, 13.4. Although the Texans scored just 20 points in quarterback Deshaun Watson’s return from injury, Hopkins was very much the player he was last year. The only difference is that he averaged 0.87 touchdowns per game in 2017, and in Week 1 he didn’t get into the end zone.

Hopkins’ Week 2 matchup isn’t intimidating. The Titans’ pass defense last year ranked No. 24 with an 18.9% DVOA, and it might not be better this year: In Week 1, the Titans allowed Dolphins wide receivers — most of whom are backup-caliber players — to scored 57.8 DraftKings points. Additionally, the Texans are familiar with new Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, who worked in Houston first as a linebackers coach and then as defensive coordinator before taking the job in Tennessee. The Texans should be able to implement a game plan that exploits the weaknesses in Vrabel’s scheme.

More Texans wide receivers to keep in mind:

  • Will Fuller ($5,300 DraftKings; $6,300 FanDuel): Fuller (hamstring) averaged 21.7 DraftKings points per game with Watson last year and is tentatively expected to play after missing last week.
  • Bruce Ellington ($3,800 DraftKings; $4,600 FanDuel): The shifty slot specialist saw eight Week 1 targets and is locked in as the No. 3 receiver.

Model Wide Receivers

Besides Brown and Ginn, there is one other wide receiver atop the individual Pro Models that Jonathan Bales, Peter Jennings (CSURAM88), Adam Levitan, Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon, Kevin McClelland (SportsGeek) and I have constructed.

  • Demaryius Thomas: $5,600 DraftKings; $7,000 FanDuel

Demaryius Thomas: Denver Broncos (-6) vs. Oakland Raiders, 45.5 O/U

I’m what one might call a modern-day Demaryius anti-truther. He’s the only player with at least 120 targets in each of the past six seasons. It helps that he’s played in all 16 games each year since 2012 — yet I can’t help but notice the long-term trends in his per-reception efficiency and touchdown totals.

  • 2012: 15.3 yards per reception, 10 touchdowns
  • 2013: 15.5 yards per reception, 14 touchdowns
  • 2014: 14.6 yards per reception, 11 touchdowns
  • 2015: 12.4 yards per reception, 6 touchdowns
  • 2016: 12.0 yards per reception, 5 touchdowns
  • 2017: 11.4 yards per reception, 5 touchdowns
  • 2018: 10.5 yards per reception, 1 touchdown (1 game)

Thomas isn’t going to finish the year with just one touchdown, but he’ll be a lot closer to one touchdown than 16 touchdowns by the end of the season. He peaked as a producer a half decade ago, and his declining deficiency is alarmingly sad. He is to time what Theon Greyjoy is to Ramsay Bolton.

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The long-term trends on Demaryius Thomas are alarming. Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

But Thomas now has a quarterback in Case Keenum who is better and more aggressive than any passer the Broncos have had since 2014 Peyton Manning, and last week against the remnants of the famed Seahawks defense, Thomas had a 6-63-1 receiving line on 10 targets. At his price, that volume makes him a screaming value.

This week he faces a Khalil Mack-less Raiders defense that last year ranked No. 30 with a 17.2% DVOA and last week allowed 39.4 DraftKings points to Rams wide receivers. What is dead may never die. Thomas is the No. 1 DraftKings receiver in every Pro Model except for one (SportsGeek).

Other Broncos receivers:

  • Emmanuel Sanders ($6,200 DraftKings; $6,800 FanDuel): The longtime sidekick ran 62.6% of his routes from the slot in Week 1 vs. 27.5% in 2017 and 23.7% in 2016.
  • Courtland Sutton ($3,500 DraftKings; $4,700 FanDuel): The big-bodied second-rounder ran 29 snaps and got five targets as the clear No. 3 receiver.

Wide Receiver Rundown

Here’s a quick look at the remaining fantasy-relevant receivers on the slate.

Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams & Travis Benjamin: Los Angeles Chargers (-7.5) at Buffalo Bills, 43 O/U

  • Allen: $7,800 DraftKings; $8,800 FanDuel
  • T. Williams: $4,400 DraftKings; $5,800 FanDuel
  • M. Williams: $3,700 DraftKings; $5,400 FanDuel
  • Benjamin: $3,600 DraftKings; $4,800 FanDuel
  • Last week the Bills gave up 42.7 DraftKings points to four Ravens wide receivers almost no other team in the league wanted before the season started.

Tyreek Hill & Sammy Watkins: Kansas City Chiefs (+4.5) at Pittsburgh, 53.5 O/U

  • Hill: $7,600 DraftKings; $8,100 FanDuel
  • Watkins: $4,600 DraftKings; $5,800 FanDuel
  • Hill has 1,996 scrimmage yards and 19 all-purpose touchdowns since stealing the No. 1 job from an injured Jeremy Maclin 24 games ago; Watkins has an average of just 5.3 targets over his past 24 games.

Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin & Adam Humphries: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3) vs. Philadelphia, 44 O/U

UPDATE (9/16): Jackson (concussion, shoulder) has cleared the league’s protocol and is expected to play in Week 2.

  • Evans: $7,300 DraftKings; $7,900 FanDuel
  • Jackson: $4,900 DraftKings; $6,300 FanDuel
  • Godwin: $4,600 DraftKings; $6,100 FanDuel
  • Humphries: $3,400 DraftKings; $4,600 FanDuel
  • Evans in Week 1 was a perfect 7-147-1 on seven targets, four of which were against vaunted Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore; Jackson (concussion, shoulder) had a limited practice on Thursday and is questionable to play after scoring two long touchdowns last week; Godwin averaged nine targets and 18.5 PPR points across his two Jackson-less games last year; Humphries last year had seven targets and 12.7 PPR points per game without Jackson.

Adam Thielen & Stefon Diggs: Minnesota Vikings (+1) at Green Bay Packers, 46.5 O/U

  • Thielen: $7,100 DraftKings; $6,900 FanDuel
  • Diggs: $7,600 DraftKings; $7,400 FanDuel
  • Thielen and Diggs accounted for 95.5% of the team’s Week 1 air yards.

Davante Adams, Randall Cobb & Geronimo Allison: Green Bay Packers (-1) vs. Minnesota Vikings, 46.5 O/U

  • Adams: $6,800 DraftKings; $8,100 FanDuel
  • Cobb: $4,600 DraftKings; $6,200 FanDuel
  • Allison: $3,800 DraftKings; $5,000 FanDuel
  • Since 2016, 1) Adams leads the league with 23 receiving touchdowns; 2) Cobb has 16.1 DraftKings points per game in the 19 contests he and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have played together when healthy; 3) Allison has 12.1 PPR points per game when seeing 4+ targets.
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T.Y. Hilton has his old buddy back behind center. Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

T.Y. Hilton & Ryan Grant: Indianapolis Colts (+5.5) at Washington Redskins, 48 O/U

  • Hilton: $6,700 DraftKings; $7,200 FanDuel
  • Grant: $4,300 DraftKings; $4,900 FanDuel
  • As the No. 1 receiver, Hilton has averaged 9.6 PPR points per game as a road dog with quarterback Andrew Luck vs. 15.33 in all other situations; Grant had a career-high eight receptions in Week 1.

Amari Cooper & Jordy Nelson: Oakland Raiders (+6) at Denver Broncos, 45.5 O/U

  • Cooper: $6,600 DraftKings; $6,900 FanDuel
  • Nelson: $5,000 DraftKings; $6,000 FanDuel
  • Cooper hasn’t had double-digit targets in a game since October of last year; since breaking out in 2011, Nelson has averaged 17.8 PPR points across 74 games with Rodgers at quarterback but just 10.1 in 17 games with anyone else.

Golden Tate, Marvin Jones & Kenny Golladay: Detroit Lions (+6) at San Francisco 49ers, 48 O/U

  • Tate: $6,500 DraftKings; $7,100 FanDuel
  • Jones: $6,200 DraftKings; $6,800 FanDuel
  • Golladay: $4,800 DraftKings; $5,700 FanDuel
  • Tate’s Week 1 slot usage (80.0% of routes, 19.4% target rate) mirrored that of 2017 (79.0%, 19.2%); Jones has averaged just 5.5 targets across his 12 games with Golladay; Babytron has plays of 25+ yards in 7-of-12 career games.

Jarvis Landry & Josh Gordon: Cleveland Browns (+9) at New Orleans Saints, 49 O/U

UPDATE (9/16): Josh Gordon (hamstring) has been declared out for Week 2 and informed by the Browns that they intend to release him on Monday.

  • Landry: $6,300 DraftKings; $6,700 FanDuel
  • Gordon: $5,800 DraftKings; $6,300 FanDuel
  • Landry ran 62.7% of his routes from the slot in Week 1, which is similar to his 2017 usage (64.8%); since returning from suspension last year, Gordon has been on a pro-rated 16-game 120-target pace … and that’s without being fully integrated into the offense.

Nelson Agholor & Mike Wallace: Philadelphia Eagles (-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 44 O/U

  • Agholor: $6,100 DraftKings; $6,100 FanDuel
  • Wallace: $3,900 DraftKings; $5,300 FanDuel
  • Agholor got 10 targets last week and has a position-high 95% FanDuel Bargain Rating; Wallace has 17.4 PPR points per game in his seven touchdown-producing outings since 2016.

Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods & Cooper Kupp: Los Angeles Rams (-13) vs. Arizona Cardinals, 45 O/U

  • Cooks: $6,100 DraftKings; $7,000 FanDuel
  • Woods: $5,900 DraftKings; $6,500 FanDuel
  • Kupp: $5,500 DraftKings; $6,300 FanDuel
  • Cooks played the Watkins role in Week 1 and got 93 scrimmage yards, more than Watkins got in any game last year but one; typecast as a glorified possession receiver, Woods had an impressive 0.49 market share of Week 1 air yards; Kupp currently leads the unit with nine targets and 17.8 DraftKings points.

Larry Fitzgerald: Arizona Cardinals (+13) at Los Angeles Rams, 45 O/U

  • $6,000 DraftKings; $7,100 FanDuel
  • Old Man River has a position-high eight DraftKings Pro Trends and saw 66.7% of the team’s Week 1 wide receiver targets.

DeVante Parker, Kenny Still, Danny Amendola & Jakeem Grant: Miami Dolphins (+3) at New York Jets, 43.5 O/U

  • Parker: $4,500 DraftKings; $5,800 FanDuel
  • Stills: $5,700 DraftKings; $6,400 FanDuel
  • Amendola: $4,600 DraftKings; $5,100 FanDuel
  • Grant: $3,900 DraftKings; $4,500 FanDuel
  • Parker (finger) is probable to play (and disappoint) this weekend; Stills has averaged just 8.9 PPR points across his 36 games with Parker; Amendola led the team in Week 1 with 34 slot snaps and four slot targets; Grant (a 2016 Freedman favorite) ran just 12 routes last week but led the team with seven targets, five receptions and 116 air yards and had a 102-yard kick-return touchdown.

Chris Hogan & Phillip Dorsett: New England Patriots (PK) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 45.5 O/U

  • Hogan: $5,400 DraftKings; $6,200 FanDuel
  • Dorsett: $4,500 DraftKings; $6,300 FanDuel
  • Hogan had just one reception last week but is still the top receiver for the No. 1 team in The Action Network Power Rankings; Dorsett has disappointed as a former first-rounder but had a 7-66-1 receiving line last week and has the speed (4.33-second 40 time) to beat PFF’s No. 1 secondary deep.

Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa, Jermaine Kearse & Terrelle Pryor: New York Jets (-3) vs. Miami Dolphins, 43.5 O/U

  • Anderson: $5,400 DraftKings; $6,400 FanDuel
  • Enunwa: $4,700 DraftKings; $5,000 FanDuel
  • Kearse: $4,000 DraftKings; $5,000 FanDuel
  • Pryor: $3,700 DraftKings; $5,200 FanDuel
  • Anderson had just one Week 1 target but over his past eight games unpolluted by quarterback Bryce Petty he has averaged 7.25 targets and 18.9 DraftKings points; Enunwa had a league-high 0.48 target share last week and is inordinately cheap because Week 2 pricing came out before he played on Monday night; Kearse (abdomen) missed last week but is probable to play; Pryor ran just 11 routes in Week 1 but led team with 4.45 yards receiving per route (PFF).
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Corey Davis (84) is coming off the best day of his career when it comes to targets. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Davis & Rishard Matthews: Tennessee Titans (+2.5) vs. Houston Texans, 44.5 O/U

  • Davis: $5,100 DraftKings; $6,300 FanDuel
  • Matthews: $4,200 DraftKings; $6,000 FanDuel
  • Davis (hamstring) has been limited in practice but is expected to play after getting a career-high 13 targets last week; Matthews ran 26 routes last week, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the box score.

Marquise Goodwin, Pierre Garcon, Dante Pettis & Trent Taylor: San Francisco 49ers (-6) vs. Detroit Lions, 48 O/U

UPDATE (9/16): Goodwin (quad) has been declared out for Week 2.

  • Goodwin: $4,800 DraftKings; $5,600 FanDuel
  • Garcon: $5,000 DraftKings; $5,800 FanDuel
  • Pettis: $4,000 DraftKings; $4,500 FanDuel
  • Taylor: $3,900 DraftKings; $4,500 FanDuel
  • Goodwin (quad) exited Week 1 after playing 17 snaps and is questionable for this weekend; Garcon led the team with 33 routes but was fourth with just 21 yards receiving; a dynamic collegiate return man and underrated receiver, Pettis is to 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo what 2012 Hilton was to Luck; Taylor is a small (5-foot-8, 181 pounds) and agile (6.74-second three-cone) Patriots-esque slot-dominant 2017 fifth-rounder with 8.2 PPR points per game in Garoppolo’s six 49ers starts.

Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook & Donte Moncrief: Jacksonville Jaguars (PK) vs. New England Patriots, 45.5 O/U

  • Cole: $4,900 DraftKings; $5,500 FanDuel
  • Westbrook: $4,500 DraftKings; $5,700 FanDuel
  • Moncrief: $3,700 DraftKings; $4,600 FanDuel
  • Cole underwhelmed in Week 1 (3-54-0 on four targets) but has averaged 17.0 DraftKings over his past six games; Westbrook ran 82.6% of his routes from the slot, led the team with five receptions and is a mismatch for most defenders thanks to his speed (4.34-second 40 time); Moncrief is an exceptionally athletic warm body.

Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson & Josh Doctson: Washington Redskins (-5.5) vs. Indianapolis Colts, 48 O/U

  • Crowder: $4,900 DraftKings; $6,000 FanDuel
  • Richardson: $4,200 DraftKings; $5,700 FanDuel
  • Doctson: $4,000 DraftKings; $5,700 FanDuel
  • The Colts pass defense finished 2017 with a league-worst 28.5% DVOA.

Devin Funchess & Jarius Wright: Carolina Panthers (+6) at Atlanta, 44.5

  • Funchess: $4,700 DraftKings; $6,000 FanDuel
  • Wright: $3,800 DraftKings; $4,500 FanDuel
  • Funchess had a 0.50 market share of Week 1 air yards and averaged 14.2 PPR points across the nine games tight end Greg Olsen missed last year; Wright ran 76.2% of his routes from the slot, saw five targets and has a low 1.6 aDOT indicative of high-percentage attempts.

Kelvin Benjamin & Zay Jones: Buffalo Bills (+7.5) vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 43 O/U

  • Benjamin: $4,600 DraftKings; $5,400 FanDuel
  • Jones: $3,800 DraftKings; $4,700 FanDuel
  • Benjamin had 195 Week 1 air yards and could see more this week with strong-armed rookie quarterback Josh Allen; Jones played 93.8% of the offensive snaps and is locked in as the No. 2 receiver … for whatever that’s worth.

Positional Breakdowns & News

Be sure to read the other Week 2 positional breakdowns.

• Quarterbacks
Running Backs
• Tight Ends

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Pictured above: DeAndre Hopkins
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