GOING BANANAS - WEEK 2 MORE OR LESS
Every week Jim Nastic (@goldjacketqbs) will be providing advice and his player picks for a contest that Monkeyknifefight.com hosts called 'MORE or LESS.' For this contest MKF provides a line on a specific stat for each player and you have to decide whether that player will end up with more or less than the threshold given.
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Pittsburgh VS Denver - 1pm Heinz Field
Diontae Johnson - 55.5 yards
Diontae is coming off a week one where he was targeted 10 times! He ended up catching 6 passes, and eclipsed the yardage total for this contest with 57 yards. What I absolutely loved about Diontae last week was his 85.9% offensive snap share (the exact same number as JuJu). I can see people being a bit scared due to the foot injury sustained week one. I know foot injuries can hamper WRs, but trust me, if he plays Sunday (and I'm confident he will) he should easily smash this yardage total. Opportunity is the life blood of fantasy and it looked clear that Diontae has opportunity in spades ♠️ in front of him. Ben Roethlisberger must be ecstatic because he has 3 DAWGS among his receiving crew in JuJu, James Washington and Diontae. I can’t remember if he's ever played with this amount of potential in his WRs.
JIM'S PICK - MORE: ⬆️
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Noah Fant - 4.5 receptions
With Courtland Sutton missing week one with a sprained AC joint, and the potential of him missing week two or playing on a limited snap count, I want more Noah FANTasy. When diving into offensive snaps played, I was a bit surprised to see Fant was out-snapped by three Broncos' WRs. However, out of his 43 offensive snaps, he ran routes on 24 of them and had a massive 3.38 Yards Per Route Run (3rd most among TEs in week one). This week without Sutton at 100%, I fully expect Drew Lock to look Noah Fant's way again. The Broncos face a staunch Steelers defense that looked as advertised last week against the run limiting Saquon Barkely to SIX rushing yards. I fully expect the Broncos and Lock to have to sling it to keep up with the Steelers. The volume should favour Fant. With this pick, I'm reminded of the 1976 classic by Andrea True Connection… 🎶 How Do you want it? How do you want it? MORE! MORE! MORE! 🎶
JIM'S PICK - MORE ⬆️
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