The first week of the NFL season gives us a first look at how the teams play and what the roles of some of the players on the roster are. While it’s clearly useful information, the problem becomes trying not to overreact to what we saw considering it was just one game. With that being said, there are three contestants entering Week Two in a potentially favorable position.
The Miami Dolphins had off-season activity, which caused their Chase Edmonds acquisition to hide a bit off the radar. Edmunds had a solid season last year with the Arizona Cardinals, joining James Conner to form a very good comeback duo. After moving to Miami, many wondered how the workload would be divided between Edmunds, Raheem Mostert and Miles Gaskin in the backyard dolphin field. The first week was a good fit for Edmunds as he was running first in sprints and played over 63% of the picks.
Much has been said about Tua Tagovailoa’s unwillingness to throw the ball into the field. He averaged just 4.7 air yards per attempt in Week 1, which is actually higher than his average of 4.1 last season that ranked near the bottom of the league. Edmunds took advantage in the first week, cashing in four receptions for 40 yards. That was with the dolphins comfortably ahead for most of the match.
this week , The Dolphins are headed to Baltimore, where they score 3.5 points. The script of the game may be convenient for running backwards, but more importantly, the Ravens showed a tendency to allow joggers to appear to catch trash all day in the first week. 78 yards in the Baltimore opener.
Let’s move with Edmunds will cross 22.5 yards. If you want to put juice in, more than 2.5 reception at -175 seems like a good bet too.
Aaron Rodgers has a long history of taking time to trust young receivers wide and has already said the team needs to get the ball into the hands of AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones as often as possible. This is music to my ears like Packers enter week two as double-digit favorites against the Chicago Bears.
Dillon Jones doubled his campaigns in the first week (10 to 5) and nearly doubled him in total touches (15 to 8) as he continues his rise in the league. Despite the game’s negative scenario where Green Bay nearly lags Minnesota, Dillon rushed for 45 yards in 10 campaigns in the opening game. Green Bay should play the lead Sunday night, which means more rides for Dillon.
Chicago gave up a 176-yard rushing yard against the San Francisco 49ers in their first-week win. The 49ers averaged nearly five yards per attempt. Elijah Mitchell averaged about 7 yards per carry before he was hit.
With Green Bay being the broad favorite, and Rodgers making it clear that Dillon is one of the few players he trusts in this attack, Dillon should get a lot of moves in Week Two. with Dillon to go over 50.5 yards rushing Sunday night.
By his standards, Christian McCaffrey had a quiet opening. He only had 57 yards (although his recovery from 28 yards was more of a rushing attempt). Only 24 of those yards came through the air. As a result, it looks like the props received for this coming week have run out.
Last season, CMC had at least 54 yards in all five games he had in good health. for him The over/under yardage in Week 2 was set at just 41.5 yards.
The Panthers struggled early in the opening game, only making 50 passes on attack. This was the second lowest mark in the league. However, on a positive note, it looked as if the offense settled matters in the latter part of the game as they scored 17 points in the fourth quarter. Hopefully that will carry over into the second week as Baker Mayfield continues to come to terms with the offense. The Panthers are sure to put on more plays this week, which presents an even greater opportunity for McCaffrey.
Carolina’s Week 2 rival is the New York Giants, who were burned by sprint passes in their Week 1 victory over the Titans. Dontrell Hilliard had 61 receiving yards and two touchdowns. If Dontrell Hilliard can do it for New York, it’s scary to think what the best receiver in football could do.
I expect the Panthers to make an effort to engage their top player more in Week 2. That’s a low total for McCaffrey based on his history and it looks like the Giants might be prone to running from behind. As a result, I’ll have McCaffrey to pass 41.5 yards. I don’t mind too Price at -155 for CMC to record a drop at any time in the game. He scored a quick touchdown in the opening match.