Fantasy football is more than just the weekly head-to-head games we’ve all grown to love. On Underdog, fantasy managers can put their player-projection skills to the test by predicting player stat lines. Here are my top Underdog plays for the full Sunday slate of Week 2 games.
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Top Underdog Pick’ems for Week 2
Underdog Pick’ems allows fantasy managers to predict stat lines and fantasy-point totals for almost all fantasy-relevant players. You can make two picks that pay out 3x even money or add more selections to your entry for higher payouts.
The levels are 3x, 6x, 10x, and 20x, progressing with each additional pick’em you add to your entry. Let’s take a look at this week’s Monday night Underdog Pick’ems.
For the full Sunday slate, there are obviously far more games to choose from than the individual prime-time games. Underdog entries are limited to five pick’ems. Most weeks, there will be more than five pick’ems I like. Additionally, hitting a five-pick’em entry is hard. I don’t want to consistently go 3-2 or 4-1 and lose.
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As a result, I will limit this list to my favorite picks of the week. I will try and keep it to no more than 10 maximum. At the bottom of this article, I will provide my pick’em entry, which will be 3-4 of my top pick’ems.
Desmond Ridder Lower Than 186.5 Passing Yards
Last week, Desmond Ridder completed 15 of 18 passes for 115 yards. At the end of the first quarter, you, yes you right there sitting on your couch, had more passing yards than Ridder.
Arthur Smith has no interest in calling pass plays.
The Falcons are a toss-up to win this game. They may not, but game script is unlikely to get away from them. That will enable them to continue not calling pass plays. It will take a fluke slash play for this to lose.
Drake London Lower Than 49.5 Receiving Yards
If we get burned for chasing what happened last week, so be it. Drake London had zero yards last week. Zero. On a single target. Forgive me for wondering how he’s supposed to get to 50 this week.
Russell Wilson Lower Than 225.5 Passing Yards
Last year, Russell Wilson looked cooked. This year, there was some hope that Sean Payton could revive him. After Week 1, it looks like Wilson is, in fact, cooked.
Wilson attempted a healthy 34 passes last week, but he only managed to amass 177 yards on 27 completions. That’s just 5.2 yards per attempt. Everything he threw was short.
Even with Jerry Jeudy back this week, I don’t anticipate Wilson suddenly pushing the ball downfield. Furthermore, a winnable matchup against the Commanders is not going to force Wilson into a negative game script.
Courtland Sutton Lower Than 52.5 Receiving Yards
I don’t like the fact that I’ve essentially doubled down twice on this week’s pick’ems. There’s certainly a world where Ridder and Wilson go higher, and both of their WR1s also go over, costing us four picks. Let’s hope that world isn’t this one.
Sutton was the clear WR1 for the Broncos last week, but he only managed 32 yards and four catches. All four of them came on the same drive at the end of the first half.
Jerry Jeudy is back. Sutton’s numbers with Jeudy are significantly worse. I expect Sutton to fade even further into the background.
Saquon Barkley Higher Than 0.5 Touchdowns
On any given week, Saquon Barkley is probably a coin flip to score. Those chances can shuffle based upon the caliber of the opponent. This week, the Giants get the worst team in football, the Arizona Cardinals.
This is a game the Giants should win handily. I expect their offense to perform much better this week. When they get near the goal line, I like Barkley to punch in a short score.
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