Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers
Newton O 258.5 Passing +106/Newton O 23.5 Completions +108
Newton should be in line for a bounce back game on TNF as he totaled 239 yards through the air in a down game against a very good Rams defense. The Rams “held” Cam in check through four quarters and I don’t see the Buccaneers defense making that a sustainable outcome in Week 2. Cam also finished with his first negative rushing yardage total (-2 yards on 3 carries in Week 1). In a down game, Cam almost hit this total and I believe we could see a Cam Newton not looking to run as much but to sit in the pocket and distribute the ball to his pass catching weapons. At plus money, this is something I’m very happy to sprinkle some money on.
DJ Moore O 60.5 Receiving -112/DJ Moore O 4.5 Receptions -136
DJ Moore logged 7 catches for 76 yards on 10 targets as the new focal point (out of the wide-recievers) in this offense. I really believe these props are too low for him after seeing double digit targets (in a down week for Cam). For reference, he accumulated double digit targets in exactly ZERO games despite starting the last 10 games of the season. Now playing these in conjunction are the way to go as I believe these numbers will be tied to each other as the game moves on. I love DJ hitting both of these targets in this matchup as I believe neither of the Bucs starting cornerbacks will be able to handle DJ Moore in this matchup.
Curtis Samuel O 3.5 Receptions -112
Samuel only received four targets in Week 1 and caught three of them which is encouraging to say the least. In order for the Panthers to be successful, I believe that they have to get their gadget/tool-box player involved a little more. With the notion that Cam has a bounce back game this week it means someone has to get involved more. CMC saw his regular workload IMO and that continues this week but there are definitely some targets left for others and DJ Moore/Curtis Samuel will be the first two to see that bump. Samuels over 3.5 is going to be an interesting prop to follow, but I’m here for it.
Ronald Jones O 38.5 Rushing -112
Rojo tallied 75 yards on 13 carries in Week 1, as the backup to Peyton Barber. I see all the conversations from Arians about the backfield pecking order but I’m not buying it personally. I truly believe that Rojo will continue to take the reigns from Barber as the season moves on and its just a matter of time before he is the back to own in Tampa. I believe that continues here. I think he gets roughly the same amount of touches and performs similarly in his role. As long as Jones can stay consistent, I believe he can see a solid statistical output, in what I believe is a smaller total for his rushing yards in Week 2.
Chris Godwin O 4.5 Receptions -126
Godwin was targeted 6 times (and scored) in the Bucs Week 1 matchup against the 49ers and that has to continue with the way this game may play out. Bruce Arians has preached all off-season that he wants to get Godwin involved as much as possible and while coaches sometimes say more than they show in games, I believe that Godwin has the ability to find some room to run in this one. Godwin should see double digit targets in a game I think they will be behind for most of, which will allow him to provide that value for your fantasy team and also this prop target. Plug Godwin in and I will be playing this prop tonight with some added confidence.
Devin White O 6.5 Tackles+Assists -112
Devin White finished last game with 6 combined tackles but I think the uptick is there in the Week 2 matchup with the Panthers. The Panthers will feed McCaffrey a lot in this game which could translate into a lot of work for the linebacking core. I could see him reaching our total with ease as he is prone to fly around the field and will certainly get lots of look at in the middle of that defense. He will have every opportunity to be successful especially considering he’s the starting inside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme. Expect to see a more inspired White in this one.