By: Alex Fozard (Twitter: @FFZard)
Z’s Week 2 Picks
Before moving on to week 2, let’s take a look at how I did week 1. In the 13 games I predicted last week I went 6-7, not too bad for the first week of the year. Check out last week’s article with my picks here.
Best Take: “Carson Palmer is done, book it”. That take was right on the money, as Carson threw 3 picks.
Worst take: Tie “Sammie Coates, He’s catching a bomb against his old team”. “Savage slings it”. This couldn’t of been more wrong, as Savage was benched and Coates didn’t catch a ball.
Let’s move on to this week:
Browns @ Ravens
Pick: Browns +7.5. Browns keep this one close, usually play a tight game within the AFC North.
Sleeper: Buck Allen. Look for him to slip into Woodhead’s role.
Bills @ Panthers
Pick: Bills +7.5. This is a tough one to predict after both teams had easy week 1 wins. I think the Panthers win but the Bills don’t make it easy on them.
Sleeper: Mike Tolbert. The Toldzer grabs a goal line score.
Cardinals @ Colts
Pick: Cardinals -7.5. Both of these teams aren’t looking great, but the Colts looked embarrassing in week 1, Cards should take it easily.
Sleeper: Carson Palmer. He has a get right game vs the Colts.
Titans @ Jaguars
Pick: Titans -1.5. Jags D won’t have it easy as they did in week 1.
Sleeper: Corey Davis. Look for him to emerge as the Titans top weapon.
Eagles @ Chiefs
Pick: Chiefs -4.5. Andy Reid keeps his offense rolling in a revenge game against his old team.
Sleeper: Zach Ertz. Look for him to have some more room to run without Eric Berry.
Patriots @ Saints
Pick: Patriots -6.5. Do you think Bill and Tom are going 0-2?
Sleeper: Brandin Cooks. Not a sleeper, but make sure you get him your lineups. He returns to the Superdome where he did plenty of damage the last 3 seasons.
Viking @ Steelers
Pick: Steelers -6.5. Big Ben is dynamite at home.
Sleeper: Martavis Bryant. Look for Ben to pepper him with targets as AB has his hands full with Xavier Rhodes.
Bears @ Buccaneers
Pick: Bears +7. Bears showed they’re not as bad as we thought last week.
Sleeper: DeSean Jackson. Look for a deep ball in his first game in Tampa.
Dolphins @ Chargers
Pick: Dolphins +4.5. Another week of practice will do Cutler well.
Sleeper: Hunter Henry. Linebacker is not the Dolphins strength.
Jets @ Raiders
Pick: Raiders -14. Raiders rout the Jets.
Sleeper: Jared Cook. Charles Clay was able to score, so can Cook.
Cowboys @ Broncos
Pick: Cowboys -2.5. Zeke can run all over this defense.
Sleeper: Jamaal Charles. He redeems himself after last weeks fumble.
Redskins @ Rams
Pick: Redskins +2.5. The Skins present a tougher task than the Colts.
Sleeper: Cooper Kupp. Look for Watkins to get locked up by Norman.
49ers @ Seahawks
Pick: Seahawks -13.5. The 12th man will be out in full force.
Sleeper: Thomas Rawls. Look for him to lead the team in carries.
Packers @ Falcons
Pick: Packers -2.5. Packers ruin the opening of the Falcons new stadium.
Sleeper: Tevin Coleman. Look for him to catch a lot of balls out of the backfield in a high scoring game.
Lions @ Giants
Pick: Giants -4. Beckham returning will help open things up.
Sleeper: Brandon Marshall. The return of Odell will help Marshall on the outside.