NFL Week 2 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more

The Week 2 NFL schedule is stacked with great matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score picks.

Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know for each game, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with a matchup rating (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a game projection. ESPN Fantasy’s Kyle Soppe and ESPN Chalk’s Dave Bearman hand out helpful nuggets as well. It’s all here to help get you ready for a loaded weekend of NFL football.

Let’s get into the full Week 2 slate, including a Sunday night showdown between Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll.

Jump to a matchup:
LAR-PHI | ATL-DAL | DEN-PIT
SF-NYJ | MIN-IND | DET-GB
CAR-TB | BUF-MIA | JAX-TEN
NYG-CHI | WSH-ARI | BAL-HOU
KC-LAC | NE-SEA

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Sports Illustrated Secures Biggest Brand — and Deepest Coverage — in Fantasy Sports

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Plus Jim Cramer is back for second season of Bull Market Fantasy

Sports Illustrated and the nation’s premier fantasy sports site have formalized their alliance with the full integration of FullTimeFantasy into SI.com/fantasy, and expanded its expert lineup with legendary fantasy football columnist Michael Fabiano, formerly of the NFL Network and CBS.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200825005415/en/

Fantasy Sports Legend Michael Fabiano joins the SI.com lineup (Graphic: Business Wire)

Fantasy Sports Legend Michael Fabiano joins the SI.com lineup (Graphic: Business Wire)

In addition, fantasy sports enthusiast Jim Cramer of TheStreet fame and long-time FFT columnist Bill Enright are reuniting for a second season of Bull Market Fantasy, which includes live Q&A and more.

“What makes SI.com/Fantasy unique is that the advice and analysis come from esteemed, proven experts — literally fantasy world champions. We complement that insight with a platform featuring the most advanced tools in the industry, including customized rankings, our trade analyzer, and a

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Fantasy Football 2020: Sleeper Tight Ends to Target in Drafts | Bleacher Report

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New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon models the team's new NFL football uniforms, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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In the world of fantasy football, running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers make up the foundation of most successful teams. However, a stud tight end can turn a solid squad into a championship one, which is why players like Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (1,229 receiving yards in 2019) are regularly drafted in the first few rounds.

Sleepers can be uncovered at the position, though a tight end’s rise in production isn’t always as dramatic as it might be at another position.

Darren Waller of the Raiders emerged from relative obscurity last year to 1,145 yards and three touchdowns, but such an explosion is rare for a tight end. More often, a sleeper tight end proves to be starting-caliber in fantasy and little more.

Mike Gesicki of the Miami Dolphins, who had 570 yards and five touchdowns last season after having 202 yards and no

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Fantasy Football 2020 Mock Draft: Round-by-Round Analysis for 12-Team PPR Draft | Bleacher Report

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11.01: Aaron Rodgers, QB, GBP

11.02: Henry Ruggs III, WR, LVR

11.03: DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI

11.04: Latavius Murray, RB, NOS

11.05: Deebo Samuel, WR, SFO

11.06: Jalen Reagor, WR, PHI

11.07: Preston Williams, WR, MIA

11.08: Matthew Stafford, QB, DET

11.09: Tevin Coleman, RB, SFO

11.10: Sammy Watkins, WR, KCC

11.11: Noah Fant, TE, DEN

11.12: T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET

        

12.01: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SFO

12.02: Damien Harris, RB, NEP

12.03: Tom Brady, QB, TBB

12.04: Chris Herndon, TE, NYJ

12.05: Sony Michel, RB, NEP

12.06: Carson Wentz, QB, PHI

12.07: Baker Mayfield, QB, CLE

12.08: Bryce Love, RB, WAS

12.09: Jack Doyle, TE, IND

12.10: Darrell Henderson, RB, LAR

12.11: DeAndre Washington, RB, KCC

12.12: Rob Gronkowski, TE, TBB

        

13.01: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT

13.02: Cam Newton, QB, NEP

13.03: Curtis Samuel, WR, CAP

13.04: Allen Lazard, WR, GBP

13.05: John Brown, WR, BUF

13.06:

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Two-time World Champ Matt Bayley Reveals his 2020 Fantasy Football Sleeper, Bust, Breakout & More

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2020 PRESEASON PRO

Corey Parson | Dr. Roto | Ben Heisler | Matt Bayley | Shawn Childs | Bill Enright | Ian Ritchie | Kimra Schleicher | Scott Atkins | Darren Summer | Mark Deming | John Rozek | Chad Schroeder | Frankie Taddeo | Roy Larking

SLEEPER: WRDARIUS SLAYTON, NYG

At 6’2″ and 194 lbs, Darius Slayton provides more size than either Sterling Shepard or Golden Tate. While his teammates operate in the intermediate portion of the field and eat into each other’s target share, Slayton brings deep speed to win downfield. His role as a deep threat should only improve in 2020 because the Giants invested further in their offensive line, and Daniel Jones will start his second season at QB, a time when most players at his position make their largest leap. Lastly, while the Giants continue to improve on defense, that unit remains a liability

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NBA News, Scores, Fantasy Games and Highlights 2019-20

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Reuters Videos

VIDEO SHOWS: COMMENTS FROM LEBRON JAMES / STILL PICTURES OF TEAM KNEELING SHOWS: LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA, USA (JULY 30, 2020) (REUTERS PICTURES – MANDATORY CREDIT: ASHLEY LANDIS/POOL PHOTO VIA USA TODAY SPORTS) 1. NBA PLAYERS KNEELING BEHIND BLACK LIVES MATTER SIGN LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA, USA (JULY 30, 2020) (REUTERS PICTURES – MANDATORY CREDIT: MIKE EHRMANN/POOL PHOTO VIA USA TODAY SPORTS) 2. LEBRON JAMES POINTS TO THE SKY AS PLAYERS KNEEL LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA, USA (JULY 30, 2020) (NBA – MUST COURTESY NBA ENTERTAINMENT. NO RESALE. NO ARCHIVE) 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEBRON JAMES SAYING: “That commitment to the Black community, having my fist up in the air, I understand how unified the Black community, not only in my hometown but all over the world are unified. I want us to become and I want us to be heard. “Just giving thanks to the man above for

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Yahoo! Sports – News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games

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The UFC 250 fighters didn’t make it easy on officials to determine the Performance Bonus winners, but that was only because there were so many finishes and exciting fights. Seven of the fight cards twelve bouts ended in a finish.With so many exciting endings, officials did away with the Fight of the Night bonus in order to award four Performance of the Night awards. Each of the winners netted an additional $50,000.Two of the most spectacular finishes were walk-off knockouts. “Sugar” Sean O’Malley opened the UFC 250 main card with a stunning knockout of former WEC champion Eddie Wineland. Not to be outdone, former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt put his stamp on his return. He ended a three-fight skid with a crushing right hand that put Raphael Assuncao down and out with one second left in round two.Aljamain Sterling, also on the main card, etched his name

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