The Washington Football Team shocked the world by upsetting the Philadelphia Eagles by scoring 27 unanswered points in Week 1, and will face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2. The Cardinals build upon their upset win against the San Francisco 49ers.
Washington’s pass rush has been reborn with the addition of Chase Young, but containing a mobile quarterback like Kyler Murray is no small task though. Murray eclipsed 100 rushing yards at one point against the 49ers while throwing for an additional 230. Can he and DeAndre Hopkins tear it up against Washington?
Date: September 30
Time: 4:05 EST
Broadcast region: TBD
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Washington: 27th vs. Pass, 24th vs. Rush
Cardinals: 26th vs. Pass, 6th vs. Rush
LB Cole Holcomb (knee), LB Thomas Davis (calf), CB Kendall Fuller (knee)
C Mason Cole (hamstring), LB Kylie Fitts (wrist), S Jalen Thompson (ankle), TE Maxx Williams (ankle), T Josh Jones (ankle)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Terry McLaurin, Wide Receiver, $5,900
McLaurin is Washington’s most dangerous offensive threat without Adrian Peterson in the picture. The second-year receiver will lead his team in targets and receiving yards, but doesn’t have a ceiling as high as most WR1s.
Logan Thomas, Tight End, $3,600
Thomas is emerging as a potential staple in Washington’s offense and notched a touchdown reception in Week 1. He was second to McLaruin in targets in the season opener and is a red zone threat capable of returning significant value without hauling in a ton of passes.
Kyler Murray, Quarterbacks, $6,100
Murray is poised for a breakout year and nearly tallied three total touchdowns against the 49ers in Week 1. Washington isn’t nearly as good defensively and doesn’t have an elite secondary to slow down Hopkins. I like Murray’s chances to get going on the ground and through the air again.
DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver, $7,700
This one is a no-brainer. He notched a career-high 14 receptions for 151 yards in his first game with the Cardinals, which caused his price to rise by $900. He will get a ton of targets again, and there’s no defensive back on Washington capable of covering him one on one.