Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 2! We will review each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups in the slot. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my five absolute favorite matchups to use for DFS purposes. Make sure you check out the Weekly Player Rankings and the NFL DFS Weekly Projections before building your lineups this week! We have one week in the books, so it is an incredibly small sample size when trying to fill your fantasy football lineups, but we have all visited the waiver wire and put forth the best roster that we can.  This article is also critical for fantasy football DFS players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. We had a pretty good run of predictions last week (except you Adam Thielen) so let’s make some more money this week! Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well!



WR CB Matchup Report
Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
Marquise BrownARI$6200 / $7400Rock Ya-SinLVSafe
The touchdown saved his day, but man I think we all expected more from Hollywood in his first game with the Cardinals considering the lack of options that Arizona was dealing with in that game. It certainly isn't awe-inspiring to see Greg Dortch have three more targets and three more catches. Especially in a game where they were playing from behind the entire contest. However, I am not one to believe in Greg Dortch to the moon, and Brown is a great talent even if he is inconsistent. Rock Ya-Sin allowed four of six targets at him to be caught, including a 42-yard grab. All of this is music to Marquise Brown's ears. The let down game from last week makes me likely look another way in DFS contests, but I am still confidently putting Brown in my season long fantasy lineups.
Drake LondonATL$5200 / $5600Jalen RamseyLARRisky
It was all good news for the rookie in his first game as not only did he lead the team in targets, receptions, and yards, but quarterback Marcus Mariota didn't look like a load of hot garbage and the offense ran fairly well. A lot of the concern for London was going to be the quarterback play, and I am far from a Mariota supporter but he wasn't that bad. Unfortunately, he draws one of the toughest matchups in the league in Jalen Ramsey. Now, the Rams shutdown corner had an atrocious first week against the Bills, but he also had a tough matchup with Stefon Diggs and he's had ten days to get ready for this one. I just can't see London doing too much damage against the Super Bowl champs. You can put London in your flex, but if you have a comparable option, I think he belongs on fantasy benches this week.
Rashod BatemanBAL$5500 / $6400Xavien HowardMIAModerate
The much hyped heir apparent to Marquise Brown, Bateman did score a touchdown in the opening week, but Devin Duvernay did it twice to outshine him a little. However, Bateman still did have one more target. The concern remains though, that the Ravens are not a high-powered passing offense, and if Duvernay is going to stay this close in targets, it could take a little away from Bateman's shine. Mark Andrews led the team in targets as expected. The Ravens won easily, but you still would have loved to see a little more passing considering the lack of health at running back and their opponent last week. Xavien Howard was barely targeted last week against the Patriots, and I expect that Lamar Jackson might tread lightly his way as well. Bateman is a risky WR3 play this week, but he still should give you eight or more fantasy points.
Stefon DiggsBUFPrime Time GameKristian FultonTENSafe
This one might get ugly for the Titans. Tennessee struggled against the Giants last week (albeit mostly Saquon Barkley) and now they will face an offense that looked pretty prolific against one of the league's best defenses. The Bills have had ten days to get ready for this one, and Stefon Diggs made Jalen Ramsey look slow several times last Thursday. Fulton allowed all four passes at him to be caught and surrendered a touchdown last week against New York's fairly ordinary passing game and Josh Allen should be able to do dirty things to them. Diggs is going to be a MONSTER on Sunday. Can I rate this one better than safe? Is there an "absolutely" option?
DJ MooreCAR$5700 / $6200Adoree JacksonNYGSafe
The biggest fear coming into the season was realized in Week 1, and that is Baker Mayfield really isn't that much of a step up from the quarterback play the Panthers have had in recent seasons. Sure, he threw for 235 yards, but 75 of that came on one pass to Robby Anderson. And speaking of Anderson, he had two more targets and catches than Moore who only had three grabs on the day. The six targets aren't bad at all, but far from exciting. Statistically, Adoree Jackson had a 67.4 quarterback rating against last week, but who really is excited about the Titans passing game. I am expecting a better game from Moore this week as the matchup is easier than having Denzel Ward in your pocket all afternoon. I don't have enough confidence to target Panther receivers in DFS contests, but it is certainly too soon to hit the panic button on Moore in your season long leagues.
Darnell MooneyCHIPrime Time GameJaire AlexanderGBRisky
Oooooooof! What a flop of a first week for Mooney! Granted, it was nearly a monsoon for about three quarters of the game, but Justin Fields really didn't look like he made much progress since last season. Yes, they put up 19 unanswered points to beat the 49ers, but it sure wasn't pretty. Again, we have to consider the weather last week, as well as the opponent, as the 49ers are one of the best defenses in the NFL. However, it doesn't look to get too much easier this week. Jaire Alexander was beaten pillar to post by Justin Jefferson last week, but with all due respect to Mooney, he isn't Justin Jefferson. The Packers looked pretty lackluster as a defense last week though, so I would still give Mooney a start in season long leagues, but my expectations are tempered that it might not be anything explosive.
Ja'Marr ChaseCIN$8000 / $8700Trevon DiggsDALSafe
With Tee Higgins likely out or at least not at full strength after last week's concussion, there should be even more focus on Chase this week. He should have had two touchdowns last week, and it seems that it is going to be even tougher this season to try to keep him in check. His 16 targets were among the tops in the league in Week 1. Trevon Diggs is a solid corner, but he also can get burned trying to make a big play. Higgins in the game or not, Chase is set up for another big day, even though Joe Burrow struggled last week. There is no reason to ever bench Chase in a season long league and with this matchup is another juicy one for DFS purposes and he can be played in both cash and GPP purposes.
Amari CooperCLE$5400 / $6300Sauce GardnerNYJModerate
As expected, the Browns ran the hell out of the ball, and Kareem Hunt got targets out of the backfield as well. Cooper did have six targets, but only came up with three catches for 17 yards against a subpar Panthers secondary. Gardner allowed just a single eight yard catch last week, and the Browns passing game is going to be ordinary as long as Jacoby Brissett is under center. Until I see something different, I am going to have a hard time suggesting starting any Browns receiver.
CeeDee LambDAL$6900 / $7700Chidobe AwuzieCINRisky
It was aa complete disaster of an opener for the Cowboys as not only did they lose to the Buccaneers, but they are also going to be without Dak Prescott for at least a month. The Cowboys offense was putrid with Prescott, and they are sure to be absolutely awful without him. That being said, the Bengals struggled to contain the Steelers, and Lamb is still the only real receiver with a name in Dallas. He flies off the DFS radar with a backup quarterback, but I am still going to put him into my season long lineups and hope for the best, even though Awuzie is a former Cowboy and had a pretty decent season in 2021.
Courtland SuttonDEN$6100 / $6800Steven NelsonHOUSafe
It was a disastrous night for the Broncos on a whole on Monday night, but the new look passing game with Russell Wilson at the helm should have gotten very solid reviews. They certainly moved the ball fine, it was just holding on to it at the goal line that seemed problematic. Sutton and Jeudy both had seven targets and four catches, but it was Jeudy with the long touchdown. Denver just had a fairly stagnanet offense when it mattered most. I expect Sutton to get a little more volume than Jeudy going forward, but Jeudy to be more of the big play threat. The Texans did a pretty good job with everyone that wasn't Michael Pittman last week, but I still see Sutton getting 12-15 fantasy points this week in PPR leagues.
Amon-Ra St. BrownDET$6500 / $6900Kendall FullerWASSafe
It was a popular sentiment on fantasy football Twitter this offseason to say that St. Brown's usage from the end of 2021 was unsustainable this season because the Lions were healthier, and went out and picked up a couple more weapons. Through one game, that appears to not be the case. The Lions stud receiver had eight catches on a team-leading 12 targets and was again the focal point of the passing game against a really good Eagles secondary. In fact, he had four more targets than D.J. Chark and five more than T.J. Hockenson and paced the team in receptions and yards. Kendall Fuller gave up 79 yards through the air last week to a subpar Jaguars passing game, and there's no reason to think that St. Brown won't be a big factor again this week. He is a viable option in any fantasy format.
Allen LazardGBPrime Time GameJaylon JohnsonCHISafe
He missed last week with a foot in jury, but I feel like Lazard should be back out there this week. The Packers receiving group was a hot pile of garbage last week, and while I haven't been a huge Lazard fan this draft season, last week made me feel a little differently. Aaron Rodgers doesn't seem to like any of his receivers, so perhaps a familiar face will be the go-to guy. Lazard might still be a bit slowed after having his foot stepped on a couple of weeks ago, but he is still worth a spot in season long leagues and if he gets in a few full practices he could be worth a shot on the Sunday night showdown slate.
Brandin CooksHOU$6000 / $6700Patrick SurtainDENModerate
To no one's surprise, Cooks led the team in every receiving statistic except touchdowns, as he further solidified himself as this team's top weapon. Davis Mills continues to look like an adequate or even better quarterback who is capable of putting up SOME stats on a week-to-week basis. Patrick Surtain is one of the top corners in the league, and held D.K. Metcalf to under 40 yards on Monday night. I know the Houston offense is better than Seattle's but I don't think it is by a wide margin. I am going to avoid Cooks in any DFS contest this week, but I still can't sit him even with a tough matchup in any season long league where you have him.
Ashton DulinIND$3200 / $5200Shaquill GriffinJACModerate
The matchup is nice and with the Colts down a couple of receivers including Michael Pittman some opportunity comes up. Dulin had the most targets at wide receiver after Michael Pittman, but I am not sure how much of an opportunity this opens up. He could be a real cheap dart throw since you figure the Colts are going to be able to throw plenty on the Jags, but I feel like this is going to be a game where passes are really spread around to tight ends running backs. 
Marvin Jones Jr.JAC$4400 / $5400Stephon GilmoreINDRisky
The Jaguars passing game looked much improved from 2021, but there was really only one way to go after the complete tire fire that last season was. However, the new acquisitions that Jacksonville brought in all went to the front of the line when it came to targets as Christian Kirk had 12 targets and Zay Jones had nine. James Robinson sucked up the one touchdown pass, and that is my concern even this year the offense isn't going to light up the scoreboard through the air. Jones had just four catches for 38 yards, and until I see him make some sort of impact in a game, he will be nothing but injury insurance at the end of your bench.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC$6400 / $10000Asante SamuelLACRisky
Another team, another average result. Well, opening week wasn't the time that Valdes-Scantling popped off as he finished with just four catches for 44 yards. That actually isn't bad by his standards when he doesn't have a huge game, but here we are playing the guessing game of when he is going to have that big 20 fantasy point day. It isn't likely to be Thursday against Samuel who is solidifying himself as a very good corner. Valdes-Scantling is always an intriguing option on a DFS showdown slate because of his ability to have a huge game, but I have very little faith in him and would look in another direction.
Allen Robinson IILAR$5500 / $5700Casey HaywardATLModerate
Wow, was that another giant dud by Robinson last Thursday. His first game on a new team saw him get two targets which was four less than freaking Ben Skowronek! Make it make sense! I am going to give him a little bit of the benefit of the doubt that this was a bad matchup agianst a good and fired up Bills squad. However, after the awful 2021 he had, fantasy players have to be extra nervous already. He doesn't get any easy assignment this week against Casey Hayward, but with ten days to prepare hopefully the Rams come out of the gate with a little more firepower than they did last week. Personally, I am still starting Robinson in leagues this week, but I kind of can't blame you if you don't.
Mike WilliamsLAC$9000 / $12500Rashad FentonKCSafe
Did you hear that dud? That was Mike Williams being perhaps the biggest disappointment of Week 1 with his two catches against the Raiders. Hell, even Tre McKitty outperformed Williams! Raise your hand if you had that on your 2022 fantasy football bingo card. Keenan Allen is most likely not going to play on Thursday which should open up even more opportunities. The Chiefs pass defense did a good job against Kyler Murray and the Cardinals last week, but Justin Herbert is on another level. I expect Williams to reward fantasy players that keep the faith in him this week and I expect him to be a great season long option and an even better choice for the Thursday night showdown slate.
Davante AdamsLV$8600 / $8800Marco WilsonARISafe
As expected, he came out of the gate incredibly strong for the 2022 season, and even with a new team it was the same old productive Adams. This guy is basically unguardable on a weekly basis. The other thing I love about Adams is that he barely ever lays a dud. And even when he does it is still like 8-10 fantasy points. The Cardinals were destroyed by Patrick Mahomes last week, and while Derek Carr might not throw five touchdowns, he will likely throw two or more and one is very likely to go to Adams. Fire him up in all season long and daily fantasy contests.
Jaylen WaddleMIA$6400 / $7200Marlon HumphreyBALSafe
There was also a lot of speculation that the Dolphins passing game wouldn't be able to sustain the production of both Jaylen Waddle and newly acquired Tyreek Hill. Through one game it seems like that might not be a problem. Hill might have had the bigger statistical day, but Waddle still had four catches for 69 yards and a nice run after the catch touchdown. That's one of the best things about Waddle is that he is capable of taking a short pass and turning it into a big gain. The fact that Hill got 12 targets and Waddle just five is a bit of a concern and something to watch, but he still should continue to produce and the Ravens lost one of their top corners last week so their secondary will be stressed some on Sunday.
Justin JeffersonMINPrime Time GameJames BradberryPHISafe
This is another matchup against a tough corner as he had Jaire Alexander last week and Jefferson made him look silly. There's really only one thing to say here. Start him. Start him early, start him often, start him everywhere you can.
DeVante ParkerNE$4500 / $5500Akhello WitherspoonPITRisky
Well, Week 1 was a total crap fest for the Patriots offense as Mac Jones spread it around to nine different receivers and they only scored one touchdown and it was a pass to Ty Montgomery. Parker had just one catch in the game on two targets, and it went for only nine yards. The good news for him is that they offense has to improve, and he still has a chance to make more of an impact. However, it appears he is sitting behind Jakobi Meyers in the slot and Nelson Agholor on the outside and a tight end or two so I would really need to see his involvement increase before I considered starting him anywhere.
Michael ThomasNO$5800 / $7000Carlton DavisTBModerate
It was great to not only see Thomas play, but be a big factor as well as he scored twice in the season opener against the Falcons. It looked ugly at first, but he certainly turned it around with five catches for 57 yards. The assignment stays tough against that lock down Bucs secondary, so keep the expectations in check for Thomas after a boom to begin the season. A matchup with one of the top ten corners in the league takes him out of DFS consideration for me, but after coming out and shining in his first game in a long time he is solidifying his spot in any season long lineups.
Kadarius ToneyNYG$4200 / $5100C.J. HendersonCARRisky
No idea here. Toney had two carries and looked kind of explosive but he ended up getting no targets. Somehow Richie James had six targets? What in the world do you do with this passing game? Even against a fairly soft defense, I would really have a hard time trusting Toney who barely got on the field. The Giants might have won the game, but I really feel like we got almost no answers about their offense after one week.
Elijah MooreNYJ$5000 / $5800Denzel WardCLEModerate
He did have a touchdown called back for pass interference, but this was not the breakout game people hoped for with Moore. Granted, the offense is going to pretty much suck with Joe Flacco under center, but the more concerning thing is that four players had more targets than him, including two running backs, and he had the same number as tight end Tyler Conklin. Moore might be the most talented receiver on the team, but none of this gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling for Week 2. He certainly still belongs in season long lineups (although expectations tempered), but until we see more or the quarterback play vastly improves, I can't consider him for DFS purposes.
A.J. BrownPHIPrime Time GamePatrick PetersonMINSafe
He showed EXACTLY why the Eagles brought him in as Brown paid dividends in his first game with ten catches and 155 yards against the Lions. The assignment gets tougher this week against a quality corner in Patrick Peterson, but he is no spring chicken and is not the complete shutdown corner he once was. Jalen Hurts is going to continue to be inaccurate some, but I feel like I saw a little stride towards improvement in Week 1. Brown is an absolute monster and a no brainer starter in season long leagues and I'm good to roll with him in cash and GPP contests as well for Week 2.
Diontae JohnsonPIT$5800 / $7100J.C. JacksonNEModerate
The volume picked up where it left off in 2021 as Johnson racked up 12 targets. The seven catches were nice, but you would have liked to see more than 55 yards, including 25 of them on a late fourth quarter catch. The offense didn't look horrible, but it sure didn't look great either, although the Bengals secondary is improved. The Steelers are going to struggle to score more than 20 points in a game which will lower Johnson's upside a bit, but in PPR he is sure to continue to put up at least ten fantasy points basically on a weekly basis. He is a sure start in season long leagues but in DFS I will want to see a softer matchup or the offense putting up more points
DK MetcalfSEA$6300 / $6800Charvarious WardSFModerate
The seven catches were nice on Monday night football, but the 36 yards and no scores leaves a little to be desired. I will say that Geno Smith is getting every ounce he can out of his talent, and it wasn't an easy matchup last week against the Broncos. Unfortunately, it doesn't get any easier this week against the rival 49ers. Metcalf has had some quality games against San Francisco in the past, but Ward was their top free agent signings and a great corner. While Geno is getting a lot out of his talent, the Seattle offense just isn't something that you can count on to put up big stats. Metcalf has enough talent and can berak a big play so he should never be sat in seasonal leagues, but the offense screams stay away in DFS contests.
Deebo SamuelSF$7800 / $8000Sidney JonesSEASafe
There was a lot of discussion whether Deebo would run as much as he did last season, and sure the conditions came into play, but he did have eight carries including a rushing touchdown and two catches in Week 1 against the Bears. With Elijah Mitchell out for two months, you should expect the rushing volume to continue and I would definitely expect more than a couple catches a game as they shouldn't be playing in a monsoon again any time soon. The weather doesn't look awesome this weekend either, but nothing like last. There's no reason to ever site Deebo in a season long league and as long as the weather holds up he is a viable DFS play as well.
Mike EvansTB$6800 / $8300Marshon LattimoreNOSafe
In a surprise to no one, Evans came out and had a solid opener on Sunday night against the Cowboys with five catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. With Chris Godwin again set to be out of the lineup, the focus will turn to Evans again this week. Lattimore is one of the stronger corners in the league, but Drake London played pretty well with Lattimore on him a decent amount. He will be a great play again this week in all fantasy formats.
Robert WoodsTENPrime Time GameDane JacksonBUFRisky
He might just be coming back from the ACL tear still, but you sure wanted to see more than one catch out of Woods with his first game with his new team. Of course, the Titans passing game isn't going to be a fraction of the volume that the Rams threw at, but there still should be enough work that Woods should do better than this. However, it was really disconcerting to see two rookies out target him by such a wide margin. Personally, I will give Woods another week in my season long lineups, but if you chose to bench him, I probably couldn't blame you there.
Terry McLaurinWAS$6600 / $7300Amani OruwariyeDETSafe
The touchdown saved him as he had one catch for nine yards before the fourth quarter score ended up giving him a fairly solid stat line. We certainly expect more, and considering what A.J. Brown just did do this Lions secondary last week, we should see a much better outing. He is still a top-20 receiver in the league and should play much more like it this week. I love McLaurin in season long leagues and I think he is a solid GPP play as well.
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
A.J. GreenARI$4300 / $5400Sam WebbLVRisky
I thought there was a chance that he could have a decent game with Rondale Moore out on top of DeAndre Hopkins suspension, but he had just two catches for 13 yards. With Moore likely back, Green should take a further step down the target tree, and even if Moore doesn't return, Greg Dortch led the team with nine targets. The Raiders secondary isn't great and is down a player, but Green seems to have finally fallen off the fantasy radar.
Olamide ZaccheausATL$4200 / $5200David LongLARRisky
He was second on the team last week with receptions and yards, but it is not sustainable for Zaccheaus to have anything that resembles a fantasy relevant role. Not that four catches and 49 yards is anything to get excited about anyway. However, Kyle Pitts is not going to suck like that again, and the Rams secondary is pretty strong regardless of the opener. Zaccheaus does not belong in any fantasy conversation.
Devin DuvernayBAL$4300 / $5900Byron JonesMIARisky
Is this an increase in role with Marquise Brown out of town? Or was this a one-week wonder against a bad secondary? I really think it is the latter. I'm not ready to call Duvernay's two touchdown performance in Week 1 a total fluke, but I am not completely writing it off either. However, he was only targeted four times and Mark Andrews had a subpar game and they did go against a bad team. I wouldn't go picking up Duvernay quite yet, but he is someone that I have both eyes on this week.
Gabe DavisBUFPrime Time GameCaleb FarleyTENSafe
Fantasy twitter were in their glory when Davis scored on opening night and finished with four catches for 88 yards. That was a really nice start to the season. However, he still only had five targets, which was just one more than Jamison Crowder. Davis does ahve a world more talent than Crowder so I am not trying to compare the two. And while I really like Davis again this week in Monday night's short slate or in season long leagues, I am not ready to declare him a season long WR2 at this point. Tennessee's secondary isn't any good though so he should do well again.
Robbie AndersonCAR$5300 / $5900Aaron RobinsonNYGModerate
As I said earlier, we know that Baker Mayfield isn't very good, but the Panthers were still able to move the ball a decent amount against the Browns. Anderson led the team in targets, catches, and yards which was helped by the 75-yard touchdown. The Panthers get a real nice matchup against the Giants and could be in line for another solid day. Perhaps I might trust him in a GPP but I still feel more comfortable with Anderson in a season long league rather than a DFS contest.
Byron PringleCHIPrime Time GameEric StokesGBRisky
Definitely not the start that we were hoping for in regards to Pringle, although again as has been documented the conditions were terrible. However, he wasn't even on the field that much, but perhaps his quad injury played into that some. Regardless, he had just one catch for 22 yards in a game where the Bears didn't muster much of a passing game. However, even with the bad conditions it didn't seem like he was a part of the game plan and while I drafted him late in some larger leagues and best balls, confidence is low right now.
Tee HigginsCIN$5900 / $7000Anthony BrownDALModerate
Higgins is set to return after leaving Week 1 with a concussion, although you have to wonder if they will play him in his usual number of snaps. The Cowboys secondary is still strong and held Tom Brady and the Bucs pass game mostly in check last week. I would still put him in your season long lineups but I would certainly look in another direction for DFS games. 
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$4400 / $5800D.J. ReedNYJModerate
The good news is that he led the team in targets by a mile with 11. The other news, which isn't great but not bad either is that he had six catches for 60 yards. The bad news is he is still on the Browns and still has Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. It was nice to see Brissett look his way so much, but DPJ still didn't have a huge fantasy day. I still expect the ball to be spread around more and don't think David Njoku will be such a ghost in upcoming weeks. The Jets are another pretty soft matchup in Week 2, but unless you suffered more than one injury at wide receiver in Week 1 you should have a better option than this guy.
Noah BrownDAL$3800 / $5200Eli AppleCINRisky
His line of five catches on nine targets for 68 yards looks halfway decent considering how pathetic the Cowboys offense was for most of the night. However, all but one catch came in the fourth quarter. If you wanted a silver lining, the production came with Cooper Rush at quarterback, who should at least be the Cowboys signal caller this week. I'm not sure how much confidence that should give you as he has proven to be ineffective. Don't get tantalized by the little run at the end of the game, Brown shouldn't do much of anything this week.
K.J. HamlerDEN$3900 / $5100Derek StingleyHOURisky
He did catch one pass, but he was out of bounds so it did not count. It was the only time Hamler was targeted at all on Monday night, in a game where Russell Wilson threw it 42 times. He is an absolute boom or bust candidate unless there is an injury to one of the top receivers and does not belong on fantasy rosters at this time.
D.J. Chark Jr.DET$5100 / $5700William Jackson IIIWASSafe
The best news of the first game of his on a new team is that he was targeted eight times, and only Amon-Ra St. Brown was targeted more. Well, I guess the best news was the touchdown, but the second best news is that he was targeted eight times in his first game with a new team. Chark hauled in four of them for 52 yards including the score. Somehow this guy is only 25 years old, and when he is healthy he has been effective for the most part. The Commanders did a decent job of keeping the Jaguars pass game in check, but I am not sure that is anything to brag about. Chark should be in for another good game and could be a GPP option against a soft secondary.
Romeo DoubsGBPrime Time GameKindle VildorCHIModerate
The ball was spread around really evenly as four players had five or more targets, and seven players had three or more targets. Doubs had five and hauled in four of them, but for only 37 yards. Through one week you would have to say that no Green Bay receiver differentiated themselves from the rest, and the likely return of Allen Lazard will only muddy the waters more. The Bears secondary, and especially Vildor, are far from stellar, but until I see the Packers offense in sync, it is hard to start anyone on the team outside of the two running backs.
Nico CollinsHOU$4100 / $5100Ronald DarbyDENRisky
Wow what a disappointment! The Texans ran an odd offense on Sunday where Rex Burkhead led them in carries and OJ Howard had two touchdowns. What world are we living in? Meanwhile, Collins who is an exciting young receiver had two catches for 26 yards against a good Colts secondary. It doesn't get much easier this week against Denver, even though they are coming off a short week. While I was disappointed in Collins, I am not sending him to the waiver wire, but he is definitely not going into my lineups either.
Michael StrachanIND$3100 / $4900Tyson CampbellJACRisky
Again, we have a nice matchup against the Jags, but Strachan is mostly an afterthought in this offense with only two targets last week. Sure, there are some opened up with Pittman and Pierce out, but the Colts aren't going to throw it 50 times this week either. I would just ignore Strachan here. 
Zay JonesJAC$4300 / $5500Brandon FacysonINDModerate
Everyone thought the Jags were crazy for giving this guy a pretty big contract, but they showed early on that they plan on using him as he had six catches on nine targets for 65 yards in the opener against the Commanders. It might just be one game, but he seems to be in front of Marvin Jones on the target tree here, and I do think the Jaguars pass game will improve as the season goes on. I don't think he belongs in starting lineups in Week 2 against the Colts, but he could be a nice bye week/injury insurance guy at the end of your bench.
Mecole HardmanKC$5600 / $7500Michael DavisLACRisky
Yeah, he caught a touchdown, but he finished with three catches for 16 yards against what looks like a really beatable Cardinals secondary. This excite you? Me either, let's move on!
Ben SkowronekLAR$3300 / $5100A.J. TerrellATLRisky
He was targeted six times and had four catches, but Skowronek excites no one in this Rams offense. This will still be the Cooper Kupp show and I am expecting a nice bounce back game from Allen Robinson. Throw Tyler Higbee into the mix and you are looking at a fourth or fifth option in this passing game. He should not even be in considerati0on to be on your roster.
Joshua PalmerLAC$5000 / $7000Joshua WilliamsKCModerate
With Keenan Allen all set to miss this game, Palmer looks like he could be the main beneficiary. I know he didn't have a good game after Allen left, but I also think he is far more talented and athletic than DeAndre Carter. The Chiefs secondary played well against the Cardinals, but they lost Trent McDuffie last week so they are even thinner at the position. I don't start Palmer in a season long league, but he would be my choice for lower priced receiver on the Chargers
Mack HollinsLV$3100 / $4800Trayvon MullenARIRisky
The Raiders offense wasn't even good enough to make Hunter Renfrow fantasy viable last week, nevermind Hollins who had just one catch. The matchup is easier this week against the Cardinals, but Hollins is still a very long way from any fantasy consideration of any kind
Cedrick Wilson Jr.MIA$3700 / $5100Marcus PetersBALRisky
The Dolphins pass game can hold up both Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill's fantasy value, but there sure isn't room for another receiver. Wilson with his two catches for 20 yards last week, will need an injury and perhaps two to find his way to the fantasy radar. Leave him on that waiver wire as long as the Dolphins receivers are healthy
Adam ThielenMINPrime Time GameDarius SlayPHIModerate
Justin Jefferson got all of the love and Thielen was left with the scraps and ended up with three catches for 34 yards against the Packers. I am not going to panic after one game that Jefferson is going to steal all of the fantasy production, but this was not a good look for Thielen. He might be more touchdown dependent this season than he has been in the past, but that could work out because he has 24 scores in the last two years. It is a tough matchup against Darius Slay who is a quality corner, but I am still going to keep Thielen in my season long fantasy lineups.
Nelson AgholorNE$3600 / $5100Levi WallacePITModerate
He did have the second most targets on the team, but that really isn't saying much. Agholor ended up with three catches and 28 yards and the Patriots passing game doesn't look like it is going to scare anyone this year. The Steelers secondary did a good job on everyone not named Ja'Marr Chase last week, and they should have little trouble keeping Agholor in check. If you want him at the end of your bench for bye weeks I guess you could do worse, but I am not excited for Agholor whatsoever in 2022.
Chris OlaveNO$4500 / $5300Jamel DeanTBModerate
He did catch all three of his targets, but the Saints passing game didn't get going until the second half, and it was the Jarvis Landry/Michael Thomas show. Olave is going to be more of the down the field threat, and the Saints seemed to be quite content to not take too many chances against the Falcons. Right now I think this kid deserves to be on fantasy rosters, but especially in a tough matchup against one of the top-25 corners in the league it is best to keep him planted on your bench.
Kenny GolladayNYG$4200 / $5400Jaycee HornCARRisky
Wow has this guy fallen off a cliff! The reports all offseason and preseason of him playing lackluster football spilled over into the first game of the year as he had just two catches on two targets for 22 yards. While all of the twos might be entertaining, that doesn't add up TO many fantasy points. He is unplayable at this point, even against an average Panthers secondary, and one more performance like this and I'll suggest sending Golladay to the waiver wire if you went ahead and took a shot on him.
Corey DavisNYJ$4600 / $5900Greedy WilliamsCLEModerate
The Jets have brought in several new weapons at wide receiver in the past couple of years and Corey Davis leads them with six catches and nine targets? Perhaps this is just veteran Joe Flacco going to another veteran receiver, but this surely is confusing. I am not adding Davis, I am not figuring that this will continue, and I am goingto have to see this kind of production for two or three more weeks before I believe it. This offense isn't going to score many points, and Davis is just an average receiver.
DeVonta SmithPHIPrime Time GameCameron DantzlerMINModerate
I really thought the addition of AJ Brown would help Smith in the fact that it would take some defensive pressure off of him. However, against a less than stellar Lions secondary he had no catches on four targets. Brown sopped up over a third of the passes that Jalen Hurts threw, but I do expect that to be redistributed better as the season goes on. I am far from ready to give up on Smith after one game, even after the sting of no catches wears off. He is a flex play in season long leagues and I do truly believe a viable option for the two-game Monday night slate.
Chase ClaypoolPIT$4700 / $6000Jonathan JonesNEModerate
Do we have a Deebo Samuel light role forming here? Claypool had four catches for just 18 yards against the Bengals, but the Steelers also gave him six rushing attempts, including one near the goal line. I'm very interested to see how this flushes out over the next couple of weeks, because Claypool has great speed and if they design some runs for him and get him in space he could be dangerous. Right now though, his value looks fairly limited and more of a weak flex play or bye week insurance on your bench. Keep an eye on his usage and production this week to see if perhaps we could see Claypool improving in the near future.
Brandon AiyukSF$5100 / $5700Tariq WoolenSEAModerate
As I've said in everyone involved in the Niners/Bears game it is hard to make any real determination of production considering the conditions of that game. Aiyuk had a nice catch early and had a jet sweep run, but in the end the stats were pedestrian. Tariq Woolen made a nice impact in his first game in the Seahawks secondary, but I will say the Denver passing game was able to move the ball with both Jeudy and Sutton. I am still a little shaky with how I feel Trey Lance will do, but at times he looked like he had a decent grasp of the offense. Aiyuk is still a WR3 at worst in my book, but I won't be using him in DFS games.
Marquise GoodwinSEA$3600 / $4700Emmanuel MoseleySFRisky
He did have two catches for 22 yards, but there's no chance that Goodwin belongs in any fantasy discussion. The Seahawks are going to struggle to put up 200 yards of passing offense per week and they have two solid receivers and the offense loves to go to the tight end. Leave Goodwin on the waiver wire even when he actually finds a deep pass once in a while.
Julio JonesTB$5500 / $5700Bradley RobyNOSafe
Few people believe in Julio Jones less than me. I have the Rotowear Never Julio shirt. But I do have to say through one game he actually looked really strong. He finished with three catches for 69 yards and the Bucs actually gave him two carries as well. He is going to burn you at some point with the hamstring injury, I promise you. However, with Chris Godwin now set to miss some time, Julio is going to be an integral part of the passing game. I can't believe I'm saying this but I start him in both season long and DFS contests this weekend.
Treylon BurksTENPrime Time GameKaiir ElamBUFModerate
It wasn't an explosive first game for the Titans rookie, but it was very respectable with three catches on five targets for 55 yards against the Giants. Two of the catches were for a decent distance, and we surely got a small glimpse of what he is capable of. The task gets WAY harder this week against a Buffalo team that smothered one of the better passing games in football in the Rams (outside of Cooper Kupp of course). It will be hard to see this Titans passing game putting up a lot of stats on the Bills on Monday night. I like Burks, and he could make a big play, but it is a risky play to say the least. Given the options on Monday he could be a dart throw on the Monday slate, but I am not expecting a lot of production.
Jahan DotsonWAS$4200 / $5500Jeff OkudahDETModerate
The rookie sure did grab some attention in the opening weekend with the two touchdowns, but if you think about it more, he had only three catches for 40 yards and it was against the Jaguars. Not to disparage Jacksonville, but we know their defense isn't going to be great. The task doesn't get a lot harder this week against the pesky Lions as they gave up 38 points last week to the Eagles. Okudah is a corner that is still getting better, but I still think that Dotson can have another strong game. Once the competition gets tougher though, the kid is going to need a lot more volume to continue to pay off. I would start him this week in season long and then consider selling high.

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 2.

Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Cooper KuppLAR$9900 / $9700Dee AlfordATLSafe
He picked up right where he left off and was the only thing that went right for the Rams last Thursday. His toetap to score the touchdown was a thing of beauty. It was very encouraging to see him put up the kind of numbers that he did last season right from the start in 2022, and against a good Bills defense. This week they get the Falcons who were carved up by the Saints slot receiver Jarvis Landry. What do you think Kupp is going to do? Yeah, he will be even better. Start him everywhere.
Jerry JeudyDEN$5600 / $6300Desmond KingHOUSafe
We got exactly what we thought we would out of Jeudy now that he has a competent quarterback and he lit up the Seahawks for four catches and 102 yards with a long touchdown. He also tied with Courtland Sutton with seven targets, which is great for Jeudy's usage as many expected Sutton to outpace him with targets. The Texans secondary played decent last week, but the Broncos are going to come out trying to show that last week's loss to Seattle was a fluke and I expect them to put up 30 points and Jeudy to have a very strong game.
Jarvis LandryNO$5000 / $6100Antoine WinfieldTBModerate
He showed off his chops as the possession receiver as he led the team in targets with nine and catches with seven. But he also showed a little ability to go down the field with a 40 yard catch during his 114 yard outburst. I don't know that he will aways out-target Michael Thomas, but this first week usage is incredibly impressive. The Bucs secondary brings a whole other level of challenge this week, so I would likely look another way for your DFS contests, but Landry sure proved himself worthy of a start in season long leagues after his Week 1 boom.
Christian KirkJAC$5700 / $6500Kenny MooreINDSafe
I don't know if the Jags forced the ball to Kirk to prove he was worth the contract, or this is going to be the kind of usage he gets every week. Either way, it was great to see him come away with six catches and 117 yards in the season opener against the Commanders. He easily led the team in targets with 12, three more than Zay Jones. At this point, you have to figure that he will continue to be the alpha among Jacksonville receivers, but the matchup sure does get harder this week against the Colts. Despite his reputation though, Moore was burned for five of seven targets his way and allowed a touchdown as well to the Texans. I like Kirk again this week and would go back to the well DFS-wise and he looks like a must-start in season long leagues.
JuJu Smith-SchusterKC$8000 / $11000Bryce CallahanLACSafe
I was down on all Chiefs receivers coming into the year, but it seems like Patrick Mahomes likes that slot receiver as Smith-Schuster had a strong first game with six catches on eight targets for 79 yards against the Cardinals. It seems like Arizona's defense is not up to par this year, but it also appears those thinking the Chiefs offense was taking a step down might have been premature. You gotta love the idea of going back to Juju again this week against the Chargers on Thursday night, even if they didn't give up a lot to Hunter Renfrow who was last week's slot receiver. Smith-Schuster should be the secondary target after Travis Kelce again this week, and I don't expect Clyde Edwards-Helaire to score two touchdowns again. Fire up Juju in season long as well as on the Thursday night showdown slate.
Tyler BoydCIN$5400 / $6600Jourdan LewisDALSafe
With Tee Higgins all but set to miss this game, Boyd is looking like a real strong play. The Cowboys secondary did play well against the Bucs, but Jourdan Lewis is definitely the weak link. He had four catches on seven targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, and I expect even more volume for him in this one. When given the opportunity, Boyd has been a consistent producer throughout his career, he has just been (rightfully) overshadowed by Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase the past two years. He is a great season long play this week and a huge bargain in DFS games but might be a better cash play as he likely will be in a lot of people's lineups with Higgins out.
Hunter RenfrowLV$5500 / $5600Byron MurphyARIModerate
He had just three catches for 21 yards as I was worried that he would fall to third on the target line with Davante Adams in town. Renfrow still did have six targets, and it was a tough first matchup against a strong Chargers secondary. Things get much easier this week against the Cardinals who were just smacked in the mouth by the Chiefs last week. Arizona gave up a strong game to JuJu Smith-Schuster out of the slot, and I am expecting a bigger game from Renfrow in Week 2. He isn't a DFS play, but he should do well enough to be worthy of a flex play at worst in your season long leagues.
Sterling ShepardNYG$4900 / $5800Myles HartsfieldCARModerate
The dude is made of glass, but when he is on the field he usually makes some sort of impact. The volume wasn't as high as usual, but Shepard still had a couple of catches and 71 yards, highlighted by a 65-yard grab. The Giants receiving group is a mess with Kenny Golladay not caring, the team down on Kadarius Toney, and Wan'Dale Robinson injured. They are going to have to throw to Shepard, right? The Panthers secondary isn't very good and made the Browns offense look all right, so even Daniel Jones should be able to move the ball some on them. I am not liking Shepard enough for a DFS pick, but if you grabbed him off waivers you can do worse in your flex spot.
Tyler LockettSEA$5600 / $6200Samuel WomackSFModerate
Not only was the Seattle passing game ordinary, it was also spread around so much that Lockett only ended up with four targets and caught three of them for 28 yards. This is likely how it is going to be for most of the season and we will be left guessing when Lockett has those signature huge games that happen a few times a season. Your guess is as good as anyone else's, but the 49ers defense is legit, and I highly doubt it is coming this week. He is a borderline flex going forward.
Curtis SamuelWAS$4600 / $5700Mike HughesDETModerate
Samuel showed flashes of what we knew he could be when healthy on Sunday as he had eight catches for 55 yards with a score and four carries for another 17 yards. Given the fact that he was only able to play five games last season, I am kind of surprised that the Commanders gave him such a high usage in Week 1, but he was clearly a huge part of the game plan. Samuel has shown the ability to be a gamechanger when healthy, but that has been a tough task in his career. You have to play him when he is healthy, but I wouldn’t go replacing any solid, veteran performer or a high upside play with him. He should be able to have another good game against the Lions, but I would look to sell high on him if you can after this week. 


Cooper Kupp vs. Dee Alford

What do I really need to say here? Did you watch the game Thursday night? I have no idea how this guy gets so open all of the time when everyone knows he is the main weapon of this offense, but here we are each and every week. Short passes, long passes, intermediate, he does it all and he is a great red zone threat as he finds the hole in the defense. He is the most expensive, but if you can make it work, he is worth it. 

Davante Adams vs. Marco Wilson

Just pin this guy to this article because he isn’t going anywhere any time soon. He led the league in Week 1 with a whopping 17 targets, and while he might not hit that number every week, he sure is going to get double digits nearly every single time. The Cardinals looked pathetic trying to stop the Chiefs offense, and I expect the Raiders to be able to move the ball on them as well as they please. Adams is just unstoppable, and he has a great chance at double digit catches again, perhaps another 100 yards and another score. 


Amon-Ra St Brown vs. Kendall Fuller

He is clearly the number one target on this team and he is almost certain to see double digit targets again this week. The Commanders and Fuller showed that they are not going to be a very strong secondary this season, and St. Brown should have another big game. Look for him to get you 15-20 fantasy points in Week 2. 

Jerry Jeudy vs. Desmond King

It was such a great sight to see Jerry Jeudy with a solid quarterback. Finally, this guy’s natural abilities are going to be able to shine through. He can do the possession game, but Jeudy is a great down the field threat that can really stretch the defense. Desmond King is not a great slot corner. He allowed five of seven passes thrown at him to be caught last week for a whopping 18.2 yards per catch. Even last year he averaged over 11.5 yards per catch, which out of the slot is high. So we have a deep ball threat against a corner who gives up big plays. Sign me up! 

Bargain Bin

Tyler Boyd vs. Jourdan Lewis

This one is about opportunity and a low-price tag. We all hope that Tee Higgins recovers from his concussion, but even if he were to play this week, you’d think the Bengals would protect one of their young studs and keep him limited. Boyd is a very reliable receiver with good hands and great route running abilities. The Cowboys are reeling from the loss last week and the absence of their quarterback and while their defense is good, Lewis is kind of average. Four of five passes at Lewis were completed Sunday night at 12.5 yards allowed per catch. Boyd has a real chance at double digit targets here without Higgins, and you know the Bengals are going to be desperate not to go 0-2. He will likely be heavily used in DFS but with this price tag it is hard to say no. 

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.


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