Fantasy football analyst Sal Vetri will use this space to deliver his keys to victory every week of the 2023 NFL season.
Finding No. 1: The best (RB) spot of the week belongs to Rachaad White
He saw elite usage in Week 1. White was the clear three-down back, playing 79% of the snaps and earning 19 touches. Only two RBs earned a higher snap rate in 2022.
White showed great improvement as a pass-blocker, which will keep him on the field more. This week the Bucs are a three-point favorite at home against the Bears. In similar spots, starting RBs with this type of usage average over 14 fantasy points.
Remember, this Bears team allowed Aaron Jones to post 127 yards on just 11 touches in Week 1.
Finding No. 2: The sketchy spot of the week is Packers vs. Falcons
This game features two of the bottom three neutral pass rate teams from Week 1. This means, when the game was close, these two teams chose to run significantly more than they passed. This is concerning for fantasy because it leads to fewer overall plays as the play clock continues to run.
The slower pace of play is reflected in the Vegas total. It’s one of the lowest on the week at just 40.5 points. All four RBs are playable from this game but I’d avoid starting any of the WRs. Luke Musgrave and Kyle Pitts are fine to use as we are mostly just looking for a TD at the TE position.
Finding No. 3: The Pick Up & Play is Kendrick Bourne
Bourne ran 93% of the Patriots’ routes in Week 1 and was the clear WR1 for Mac Jones. Bourne earned 11 total targets and was targeted on third or fourth down five times.
He flashed some serious fantasy cheat-code usage. Those cheat codes for a WR are red-zone targets and downfield usage. Bourne ranked seventh in downfield usage in Week 1 and earned two red-zone targets.
The Patriots surprisingly threw at a top-five rate when the game was close, and Mac Jones looked much better in this new Bill O’Brien offense. All of this is good news for Bourne, who is a top-24 WR for Week 2.
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Publish date : 2023-09-15 19:41:52
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