Thursday was an ugly start to the fantasy week as owners watched Christian McCaffrey go down with a hamstring injury. Hopefully, Sunday is a little more kind in terms of these types of bumps and bruises. Let’s focus on 10 players that should perform well for you in fantasy or NFL game betting, if you’re thinking about props.
There isn’t much to say about Kyler Murray this season except that he has been phenomenal. Murray has seven touchdowns through the air and two rushing. He also has numerous targets to get the ball to in a pinch. Not to mention the fact that the Arizona Cardinals will line up against one of the worst teams in the league defensively, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Expect a massive performance once again from Murray.
Lamar Jackson leads the Baltimore Ravens in both passing and rushing. Next thing you know, he’ll lead in receiving too. Jackson has a mouth-watering matchup against the Detroit Lions, a team that has created fantasy superstars in their first two games of the year. Jackson has four total touchdowns already in an offense that is built to put up a lot of points even though they are missing key players due to injury. Seeing what he did in his last game against the Kansas City Chiefs, he should be riding the momentum to a fabulous day against the winless Lions.
Many people doubted Henry after his flop in Week 1 against the Cardinals, but last week proved what a force he can be with the Tennessee Titans. Henry had 41 touches against the Seattle Seahawks, turning them into 237 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns. He has a tough matchup with the Indianapolis Colts coming into town, but if last game was any indication, Henry should have both the volume and the touchdowns in Week 3.
There was speculation that Cooper Kupp could end up emerging as a top fantasy wideout in the league and it is starting to become true. Kupp and new Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford have shown immediate chemistry. He had nine receptions on 11 targets for 163 yards and two touchdowns against the Colts last week. He leads the team in yards and seems to be a far better option than Robert Woods right now. The team does line up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, but Stafford will eventually look his way, and more than once.
With Murray having such an amazing season, it is only right to include DeAndre Hopkins on this list yet again. Hopkins had a great opening game against the Titans and followed that up with 54 yards and a touchdown last week. The Cardinals get the Jaguars and there really isn’t anybody close to Hopkins’ level on the defensive side of the ball for them. It is an ideal matchup, but Hopkins did not practice all week due to a rib injury and is listed as a game-time decision.
Davante Adams looked like his 2020 self in Monday’s game against the Lions. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers started to look his way quite a bit against a below-average Detroit secondary and it paid off. Adams reeled in eight receptions for 121 yards, though he was held without a touchdown for the second straight week. The Packers get the San Francisco 49ers this week, a stiff matchup but one that shouldn’t take away Adams’ volume in the pass game.
Tight end Travis Kelce had himself a fantastic game last week, piling up seven receptions, 109 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City’s loss at Baltimore. It doesn’t seem to matter who opposing defenses try to stop in this offense, Patrick Mahomes always finds a way to get Kelce heavily involved. Fantasy owners shouldn’t have any doubt about starting him this weekend.
Darren Waller regressed quite a bit from his 20-target outing in the season opener. A lot of that could be contributed to a much better defense in the Pittsburgh Steelers. He still managed to get five receptions for 65 yards on seven targets at least. Now the Las Vegas Raiders get a Miami Dolphins team that lost 35-0 last week. Waller could explode for another high-target game.
Graham Gano was literally all over the place in the New York Giants’ last game, kicking five field goals against the Washington Football Team. The Giants line up with an Atlanta Falcons team that just allowed Tom Brady to throw for five touchdowns with ease. Assuming Daniel Jones is able to play like he did last week and move the ball, Gano is going to have plenty of opportunities to put points on the board.
If you betonline, you’ve probably noticed that the Denver Broncos are playing great football right now. They were amazing defensively in their season opener against the Giants and intercepted Jacksonville’s Trevor Lawrence twice last week. Coming up on their schedule is the New York Jets, which is a perfect team to help keep their momentum on the right track. Zach Wilson and the Jets offense have been sputtering out of control. Wilson has thrown five interceptions through two games and his offensive line can’t seem to keep pressure out of his face.