5 Undervalued Players to Consider in your Week 2 Lineup
Week 2 of the NFL season is here. OwnersBox has released the first-ever weekly SuperFlex salary cap game. With no defense, no kicker, and an added SUPERFLEX position, the offense couldn’t be any more important! With contests running for a week at a time, we will be ranking each and every position group. Helping you create the optimal salary cap lineup on our platform! In the 5 Undervalued Players article, we will slot the top players for their set SuperFlex Salary Cap cost for Week 2 of the NFL season.
Derek Carr, $5,800 vs. Steelers
If you told me Derek Carr would throw for over 400 yards against the Ravens defense, I would have laughed and walked away…but I would have been very wrong. Carr looked fantastic and made the Monday night game ELECTRIC. Carr threw for two touchdowns with the weapons he has in the monster, Darren Waller, and many other solid receiving options. He should continue looking like a reliable option at QB. Carr is up against an elite Steelers defense but do not shy away from selecting him as an option. This choice will free up some salary to choose another QB such as Mahomes, Murray, or Wilson as your first option.
Tua Tagovailoa, $5,400 vs. Bills
Prior to Week 1, I thought Tua against the Bills would have been a complete mess of a selection. In no way would I have chosen Tua versus a formerly great defense in the Bills. But the Bills defense looked disgruntled and not put together yet, and one week will not make much of a difference to figure out that mess. Tua didn’t look great against the Pats, but Fuller will be back in the lineup, causing a massive difference on the offensive side. I genuinely think the Dolphins could have a top receiving core in the next couple of years. A healthy Fuller is an elite downfield threat, Parker is an overall excellent receiver, Gaskin is a solid pass-catching back, and Waddle will end up as the number one option on offense because of his pure talent. At the low salary cost of $5,4000, I would choose Tua in a heartbeat at the SuperFlex position, allowing you to have many other excellent options to fill out the rest of your lineup.
Ty’Son Williams, $5,000 vs. Chiefs
Who in the world thought an undrafted Ty’Son Williams from BYU would have his first start for the Baltimore Ravens become an instant fantasy asset. Williams showed a ton of potential, and even with Dobbins and Edwards out for the year, Williams seems to have no issue with the significant adjustment of being a bell call back with the upside of receiving. Williams is soo cheap this week and should be an obvious lock in your lineup. The Ravens are going against a poor run defense in the Chiefs. Also, if the Ravens somehow are on top with the score, they will need to run the ball more to slow down Mahomes and the Chiefs offense. Even if the Ravens are behind, Williams offers as a receiving option and someone to dump the ball off if Jackson needs to do so. Please, select Williams as an inexpensive option in Week 2 of the SuperFlex Salary Contest.
Jarvis Landry, $5,100 vs. Texans
Jarvis Landry is one of the most reliable receiving options in the league, and when he gets an easy matchup, he could easily outperform his low salary cost of $5,100. Landry had 5 receptions for 71 yards while also providing a sneaky rushing attach of 13 yards and a touchdown. If OBJ returns this week, it doesn’t change much for Landry; it may even help open up downfield for him. Landry and Mayfield have a legit connection, and that will not change for as long as they play on the same team. It is evident that Landry is Mayfield’s favorite target. Even if OBJ is the more talented receiver, Landry will always be the more reliable receiver on the Browns.
Tyler Higbee, $4,300 vs. Colts
I said last week, and I will say again that Higbee will be a fantastic TE option every week. Higbee had 5 receptions for 68 yards on 6 targets, and I believe that is the floor for Higbee. Stafford loves large receiving options, and we had seen for years when he was on the Lions that he would utilize the TE position year in and year out. Stafford only had 26 pass attempts which could be his season-low for the rest of the year, which means Higbee will only receive more targets throughout the season. The Bears vs. Rams game was a blowout from the get-go, so they decided to run the ball more because they didn’t need to score much more to win. At the set price of $4,300, select Higbee and never look back.
Ja’Marr Chase, $5,500 vs. The Bears
I said this before Chase was drafted; I said this once he was drafted, and I shouted from the top of my lungs when everyone doubted him because of his poor preseason… Ja’Marr Chase is the number 1 receiver on the Bengals! Chase had 5 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown in his first game since the 2019 college football season. Now imagine Chase getting more reps and building his repour back with favorite QB Joe Burrow, yup, it will be fun to watch. The only question is not on Chase or Burrow but the horrible offensive line that could not protect Burrow last week or last season. If Burrow can stay up in the pocket for a little longer, you will see Chase look fantastic yet again against a struggling Bears defense.
Here is an example of a lineup you could use utilizing the players mentioned:
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