Football Fives: Week 2
Top 5 Best Teams:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Bucs played around with the Falcons to entertain themselves before turning on the jets in the fourth quarter. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have hooked up for 6 TD's in their last three games, dating back to last season.
- Las Vegas Raiders - Because we reward teams for winning and penalize teams for losing, unlike most power rankings, the Raiders catapult all the way to #2. It could be argued their two wins are the two best in the NFL's early season.
- Arizona Cardinals - The Cardinals survived a scare against the Vikings but Kyler Murray's play should continue to terrify opposing teams and the NFL the rest of the way.
- Los Angeles Rams - The Rams have looked particularly impressive offensively or defensively for either of their wins but W's are W's. Their test against Tampa Bay at home this week should be telling for both sides.
- San Francisco 49ers - Speaking of unimpressive 2-0 starts, the 49ers have nearly blown a two score lead to the Lions and nearly got manhandled by the Eagles but survived to win both. Winning on the road is always tough so we can overlook the lack of beauty.
Top 5 Worst Teams:
- Atlanta - This team plays with the enthusiasm of an unhappy married couple. And its the first year for head coach Arthur Smith. Also, they drafted a TE in the top 5 instead of a QB.
- New York Giants - Shocking that Joe Judge's act isn't firing up the guys.
- Jacksonville Jaguars - Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence was supposed to be fun, not sad.
- New York Jets - Jets fans know they are about to cannibalize poor Zach Wilson but they still can't help themselves.
- Detroit Lions - At least the Lions play like they care even if that doesn't make them any more likely to win.
Top 5 MVP Candidates:
- Tom Brady - This is just getting ridiculous.
- Derek Carr - I can't explain it either but remember, just a few years ago he was the highest paid QB in the league.
- Kyler Murray - Murray has entered a solid pace to win the MVP award - popping up on the radar but not peaking too soon.
- Teddy Bridgewater - The comeback is several years deep but it still packs a narrative punch.
- Lamar Jackson - The only upside to the devastating injuries BAL has suffered is it sets up Lamar to go full blown football superhero and save the day.
Top 5 Waiver Wire Pickups:
- Tony Pollard - If Zeke Elliot was worth a first round pick, what's Pollard worth? A waiver pick up for sure.
- Michael Carter - The Jets offense is a mess but Carter is good enough to steal you a win in a month or so.
- Cordarrelle Patterson - Nothing about the Falcons makes sense but his positional versatility could be fun.
- Tim Patrick - Snagged a TD in his first game stepping in for the injured Jerry Jeudy.
- Justin Fields - He might not be fantasy relevant but you could probably trade him to the Bears fan in your league for one of their kidneys.
Top 5 Best Bets: (all lines per DraftKings Sportsbook)
(Last week's Best Bets: 3-2)
- DET +9 vs. BAL
- NE -3 vs. NO
- TB -1 @ LAR
- GB +3.5 @ SF
- DAL -4 vs. PHI