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The spackling paste has dried on the wall from when you pulled no punches last Monday night, but at least your hand isn't in nearly as bad of shape as Jason Pierre-Paul's. You also may have contacted your phone carrier to utilize that warranty you're paying for each month in the event that your screen now has as many cracks as the Lions' defense... Too soon? But, behold, another week of NFL football is quickly approaching and FanDuel is giving you the chance to totally redeem yourself. To the picks!
Andrew Luck at $8,900
After facing a difficult task in Week 1 -- a Rex Ryan led defense is never an easy test, especially to start the season -- you have to think the Colts and their franchise quarterback are happy to return to Indy this week. Even though they're facing a New York Jets team that effectively shut down the Cleveland Browns, they weren't particularly challenged as Johnny Manziel and Co. amounts to what is essentially a JV squad. Jets' cornerback Antonio Cromartie is suffering from a sprained knee that looked a lot worse than the diagnosis revealed, but he's week-to-week at this point and so is FanDuel. If you're looking to spend big on a quarterback, Luck is worth a purchase.
Ryan Tannehill at $8,000
He gets to play Jacksonville.
Jeremy Hill at $8,400
Hill did what I expected him to do to the Raiders last week in Oakland: score on red zone touches, share carries with Giovanni Bernard, and be one of the top fantasy producers of Week 1. This week shouldn't be much different as the Chargers and their porous run defense that was gashed by rookie Ameer Abdullah last week come to town. Last week's game against Oakland was well in hand by halftime, so a more talented Chargers team should result in a game that stays competitive until the end and an increase from the 19 touches Hill received last week.
Ameer Abdullah at $6,400
Ameer Abdullah was one of, if not the only thing to be excited about last week when it came to the Lions as an entire NFL organization. As a fantasy option this week, he gets the team Carlos Hyde hung a buck-sixty-eight on and two touchdowns against on Monday night. If you don't pick him, someone else you're facing will and that's means you're going to lose. #FearAmeer
Calvin Johnson at $8,100
After Targetgate 2015, I'm expecting the Lions to both have more offensive snaps than they did in Week 1 as well as CJ to get worked into Joe Lombardi's game plan this week in Minnesota. The 49ers didn't do much against the Vikings secondary last week in terms of passing offense, but you'd have to think that the early success from running the ball had something to do with that. Forget about the match up, it's Calvin Johnson; if you can't help but spend big money on a receiver, expect Calvin to play above his price tag more than any other receiver near the top of the list.
Andre Johnson at $6,800
Just as I endorsed the Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams tandem last week, I'm putting faith in Andre Johnson getting the chance to bounce back after a less-than-stellar performance in Week 1. Now, this pick is sort of dependent upon the health of T.Y. Hilton and his bruised knee -- currently listed as questionable and day-to-day. If Johnson, who was targeted 10 times last week by Luck -- and second to only Hilton's 14 targets -- gets to face a banged up Jets' secondary, I feel Johnson has the opportunity to put up big numbers on Monday night.
Jarvis Landry at $7,100
Landry, like his quarterback Ryan Tannehill, gets to play the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2.
Mike Wallace at $6,200
I mean, did you watch what Keenan Allen did on all of those shallow crossing routes last week against Rashean "I'm Father Time's father" Mathis and the rest of the Lions' defense?
Jason Witten at $6,000
With Dez Bryant's foot injury, the Cowboys aren't as desperate for receiving options to shoulder the load thanks to the fountain of youth Jason Witten emerged from to show up for Sunday Night Football in Week 1. He hauled in eight passes for 60 yards and a couple of scores, including the game-winning touchdown with seven seconds remaining. Vintage Witten!
Josh Brown at $4,500
He's the cheapest kicker who scored
a lot of the most points among all of the other kickers in fantasy last week. Translation: he could work.
Miami Dolphins at $5,100
The Jacksonville Jaguars.
Also, as an added bonus to you this week which comes absolutely free of charge and out of the goodness from the bottom of my heart, here is my "Feels So Right Winning Touch" lineup of the week!
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