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Week 2: First look at Sunday night matchup 0-2.

Giants at Cowboys Cheap Eli Manning Jersey , That is the tough-to-climb-out-of pit NFL teams want to avoid falling into. Since 2007, 91 teams have fallen into it. Only 10 (10.9 percent) have climbed out and reached the playoffs.Both the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys are 0-1 after losing season-opening contests, the Giants to the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-15 and the Cowboys to the Carolina Panthers 16-8.One of them will leave the field after Sunday night’s game in that 0-2 abyss.Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has said often that he believes the Giants are on the right path. He told the team’s official website this week that he’s trying not to stress over having lost in Week 1.“I’ve been involved in a lot of first games of the season,” Shurmur said. “You just move forward. That’s the important thing is you move forward. You learn from the mistakes you made, you build on the things you did well and you just keep moving. That’s the important piece. That may get old as we go through these Mondays with me saying that, but you can win a game and still go through that process. When you lose a game, it hurts more, but you still go through the same process.”There are 30 players on the Giants roster who weren’t part of last season’s disaster, when the team started 0-5 and finished 3-13. They believe this team is different than last season’s, than most Giants teams of recent vintage that went home for the winter when the regular season ended.Wide receiver Sterling Shepard called the game against Jacksonville “really encouraging” despite the loss.“If you look at the game, we were a few plays away from coming out with a different outcome,” he said. “But guys do a good job around here just bouncing back and kind of brushing it off, and fixing the things we need to fix and I feel like that’s what we’ll do this week. Be ready for Dallas.”Odell Beckham Jr. is also spreading the optimistic message.“There was just a lot of moments and opportunities [against Jacksonville] where we had chances and we didn’t connect. Whether it was the first game or whatever it is, we just missed those chances, but they are right there,” Beckham said. “Our plan is for them to be there all year, so instead of seven points it could have been three extra touchdowns. There’s twenty-eight, it’s just a matter of time before everything starts clicking. We came out and put our best foot forward and it’s a good place to start.”The Giants opened the week as 3.5-point underdogs. Follow our Giants-Cowboys Hub Page for continuing coverage all week.The Cowboys are, of course http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-a … xon-jersey , led on offense by quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. On defense, the big names include linebacker Sean Lee and defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, who had 14.5 sacks in 2017. Dallas comes off a game in which it scored only 8 points and totaled only 232 yards of total offense.The Giants got some potentially good news on Tuesday. Coach Pat Shurmur announced on WFAN radio star linebacker Olivier Vernon, who sat out Week 1 with an ankle injury, is expected to practice on Wednesday.We will have much more coverage throughout the week, including offensive and defensive breakdowns, a look at what to watch on Sunday, and more.By the numbers328 — Beckham (324) needs four receptions to surpass former TE Bob Tucker (327) for 8th all-time in receptions in franchise history.251 — Odell Beckham Jr. needs 251 receiving yards (4,535) over the next two games to surpass Lance Alworth (4,785) for most receiving yards by a player through his first career 50 games.22-28-1 — That’s the Giants record in Sunday night games.49 — That’s how many touchdown passes Eli Manning has thrown against Dallas. His most vs. an NFC East opponent is 51 against the Philadelphia Eagles.4 — That’s how many touchdown passes Manning (339) needs to surpass Fran Tarkenton (342) for sixth-most all-time.Fantasy Football Friday: Start/sit for Week 2 The people have spoken (via a vote last week). You like this column, or at least the idea of this column being written the way it is. So we’ll keep going with it.Week 1 can be tricky in Fantasy Football because we’re just projecting what we think usage is going to be for the season. Week 2 can be trickier because we now have a bit of actual evidence how these players are going to be used, but also don’t want to overreact to just one week. However, there are a few indicators and trends we can use to predict usage — mainly playing time and opportunity. So with that, here’s start/sit for Week 2.One quick note before we really get going: we started an Instagram page: _bigblueview. Go follow it, first of all, and for those who liked the idea of a last minute start/sit session on Sunday mornings, we can maybe do it there if there’s enough interest in it. Let us know.Running backStart: Jamaal Williams, Green Bay PackersWilliams was a start last week, but only put up 4.7 points in both PPR and non-PPR scoring — sorry. But the process of getting there wasn’t as bad as the point total looked. The Packers didn’t have a a great game script to run the ball since they were down big until the fourth quarter. But on 17 running plays Cheap Sterling Shepard Jersey , Williams got the carry on 15 of them. He also added two targets, both of which were on the first drive of the game. Williams played on 62 percent of the offensive snaps on Sunday night. Minnesota is a tough defense to face, but Williams should continue to be a big part of the game plan and the Packers should have a better gauge on how to use the run to protect Aaron Rodgers.Start: Adrian Peterson, Washington RedskinsAdrian Peterson was a miss as a “sit” last week, but on Sunday he showed up as a Peterson we’ve literally never seen before. Part of the reason I was down of Peterson was because of his running style that typically needs a fullback and the quarterback under center. BUT, seven of Peterson’s 26 carries against the Cardinals came from shotgun. In 2017, Peterson ran nine times from shotgun all season. In 2016, it was just eight. Being able to run from shotgun opens up more opportunities for Peterson to run against light boxes and opens up the rest of the offense. Peterson also added 70 receiving yards on two catches, just the third time in his career he reached 70 receiving yards in a game. Now we shouldn’t expect that type of output every week, but Peterson adapting to the usage of a more modern day running back could be a huge plus.Sit: Devonta Freeman, Atlanta FalconsFreeman hurt his knee in the opening game against the Philadelphia Eagles and he still hasn’t practiced. Even if Freeman does play, he’s likely to see a significant time share with Tevin Coleman. So take the injury, the split backfield, an add in that the Falcons are facing a Panthers defense that allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs last year and held a fully healthy Ezekiel Elliott to a RB14 finish in Week 1. Freeman should again be a consistent presence in your lineup, but it’s safest to look for another option this week.Sit: Marshawn Lynch, Oakland RaidersLynch finished as a usable RB2 (RB19), but that was mostly aided by his first quarter touchdown. He received just 11 carries and only played on 34.3 percent of the snaps. Jalen Richard played on 52.9 percent and was the main running back when the Raiders were trailing. Oakland will travel to Denver and play at altitude, which should already put them at a disadvantage. Lynch will also be going against a Denver defense that allowed just 64 yards rushing against the Seahawks in Week 1. It’s also not out of line to expect the Raiders to be trailing often, which would take away from Lynch’s time on the field.Wide receiverStart: Nelson Agholor Cheap Saquon Barkley Jersey , Philadelphia EaglesIn Week 1, Agholor received the honorary Jarvis Landry High Volume/No Yards Award. Agholor had eight catches on 10 targets, but just 33 receiving yards with a 5.3 aDOT. The volume is great, the results are awful. But Agholor had a 10.2 aDOT last season and he’s likely to see that number more often than whatever happened in Week 1. The Eagles will also be facing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that allowed the Saints to throw all over them and is already hurt in the secondary. With similar volume and more depth on his targets, Agholor should be a consistent play.Start: Robert Woods, Los Angeles RamsWoods had a disappointing three catches for 37 yards on Monday night, but he had nine targets and an aDOT of 18.2, which was the sixth-highest among receivers with at least five targets in Week 1. Woods the intended target on 50 percent of the Rams’ air yards, which was the seventh-highest rate in the league behind Julio Jones, Odell Beckham Jr., Adam Thielen, A.J. Green, Devin Funchess, and Allen Robinson. Air yards is a sticky stat for receivers and can help predict future production. Brandin Cooks was the expected deep threat for the Rams — he still had a 10.2 aDOT — but Woods was the one working downfield more often on Monday night. It’s also likely Cooks draws Patrick Peterson against Arizona, which would leave Woods free against the rest of the secondary.Sit: Chris Hogan, New England PatriotsThe Patriots aren’t exactly deep at wide receiver, which could be a problem on most days, but especially so when going up the cornerback duo of Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hogan will probably see at least a good portion of his routes come from the slot, which may put him on D.J. Hayden Cheap Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , but that’s not much help. Against a tough matchup like this, the Patriots tend to rely on the running backs and Rob Gronkowski for pass targets — James White led the team with nine targets in Week 1 and Gronk was second with eight. Hogan managed just one catch for 11 yards on five targets. Sit: Amari Cooper, Oakland RaidersMaybe someday we’ll have a real concrete answer to why the Oakland Raiders don’t use Amari Cooper often, but for now we’re just left to wonder. Against the Rams, Derek Carr threw 40 passes. Only three of them went to Cooper and just one was caught. One of the problems is so often Carr wants to get the ball out as quickly as possible — his 2.46 average time to throw was the fourth-quickest among quarterbacks in Week 1 — which makes it hard to develop anything down the field on the outside. Carr will be quick to dump off passes to the running back (Jalen Richard had 11 targets) and the tight end (more on that in a bit). Against the Broncos, Carr is going to feel the pressure and this offense doesn’t allow the receivers to be his safety net. That’s even before we talk about how Cooper is probably be covered by Chris Harris Jr. for most of the game and if he’s not, it’s Bradley Roby who has worked his way into an impressive cornerback himself. For the most part you’re just going to want to fade the Oakland offense...Tight endStart: Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders...except for Jared Cook. Look, it wasn’t my intention to break down half the Raiders offense here, but here we are. Cook was targeted 12 times on Monday night for nine catches and 180 yards, all of which led the team. When it wasn’t Richard, Cook was Carr’s go-to when trouble arose — or if he felt like trouble might arise. Now Cook is going to be facing a Broncos defense that allowed Will Dissly to go for 105 yards and a touchdown. Denver’s struggles against tight ends aren’t really new, either — they allowed the third most fantasy points per game to tight ends last season.Sit: Eric Ebron, Indianapolis ColtsEbron came out of his Colts debut with a decent statline — four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown on five targets — but the process to get there isn’t exactly something that’s going to keep him consistent week-to-week in fantasy. First, he only played 45 percent of the Colts’ offensive snaps and he was just fifth on the team in targets. He got the one touchdown, but that’s basically what you’re hoping for if you’re starting him. You’d also hope for the sake of Andrew Luck that the Colts aren’t planning on having him throw 53 times per game, which would cut down on Ebron’s volume.

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