STLCards' NFL Field Stretcher: Week 2

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Week 2

The Week 2 Slate – An Overview

Greetings, football fans! Welcome back to the Week 2 edition of the GPP Field Stretcher. If you are new to this article and missed out on Week 1, welcome! The goal of this article is to look at the slate from a complete GPP focus, analyzing the top plays and the sleepers with an eye on projected ownership. We’ll start by taking a birds-eye view of the landscape for the week as shown by Vegas odds, so let’s get rolling!

Largest Favorites

LAR -13 vs. ARI
NO -9 1/2 vs. CLE
LAC -8 at BUF

Highest Game Totals

KC/PIT – 53
CLE/NO – 49 1/2
DET/SF – 48

Highest Implied Team Totals

LAR – 29 (vs ARI)
NO – 29 (vs CLE)
PIT – 29 (vs KC)
WAS – 27 (vs IND)
SF – 27 (vs DET)

Lowest Implied Team Totals

ARI – 16 (at LAR)
BUF – 18 (vs LAC)
CAR – 19 (at ATL)
OAK – 20 (at DEN)

A few things stood out at first glance:

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  • 91JLakers50

    Love the article but I don’t see anyone on Thompson (Redskins) this week. I’m thinking he gets more carries and more catches this week with Richardson likely out. Any GPP love for Thompson?

  • mike42

    Think you should focus a little more on non-chalky stuff.

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    @91JLakers50 said...

    Love the article but I don’t see anyone on Thompson (Redskins) this week. I’m thinking he gets more carries and more catches this week with Richardson likely out. Any GPP love for Thompson?

    Not for me because I think WASH will be ahead, which means more Peterson.

    If you think the Colts cam grab a lead, go for it.

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    @mike42 said...

    Think you should focus a little more on non-chalky stuff.

    It’s a tough balance. Even in GPPs, some subscribe to the “play your best team” concept, and I got a few comments last week along that line. It’s tough to cater this to everyone because people subscribe to different GPP strategies.

    Your suggestion is noted, though. I will add a couple more sleepers in the Saturday update.

  • shanefromsd

    STL. Why is nobody on Thielen? If you have a few minutes to research his matchup and history vs GB I would be interested in your opinion.

    Thanks for all you do for the DFS community. Good luck this wknd.

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    @shanefromsd said...

    STL. Why is nobody on Thielen? If you have a few minutes to research his matchup and history vs GB I would be interested in your opinion.

    Thanks for all you do for the DFS community. Good luck this wknd.

    Really interesting history… over the last two years he has had two big games and two duds against the Packers.

    I think many people just expect him to regress and feel that Diggs is the superior talent that will win out in the long run. I’m guilty of this as well to some degree. A new quarterback also makes things a bit more uncertain.

    I have no problem rolling him out in GPPs this weekend.

  • Oldschool92

    Chalk won last week and it won the milly. Take the right chalk and then correlate with a nasty (last week TB) lineup. Kamara, Conner chalk with Fitzpatrick and deshawn/evans was nasty and a winner. Hell if I put my chalk lineup in my gpp last week I would have been 50k richer instead of first in every cash game.

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    I have added a few more nuggets in the “low owned gems” section and will update news and notes later tonight. Good luck all as you build your lineups!

  • auntjudy

    With Gordon out do you think Lattimore will shadoe Landry?

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    @auntjudy said...

    With Gordon out do you think Lattimore will shadoe Landry?

    I doubt it given the fact that Landry will line up in the slot a lot… plus he’s not really the “shadow” worthy type of WR / big play threat.

    Adding notes on this now.

  • Maddad2020

    Absolutely no hype for the Minn/GB game that ended in a tied at 29 each. Missed that one Cards. Also, NOTHING in Fitzmagic continuing where he left off last week. ANOTHER 4 TD’s and ton of yards passing. O for 2. The Oakland/Denver hype was trash. No player on either team was fantasy relevant. O-3.

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