Sunday Crunch is an Inner Circle feature that can be found on the Sunday Crunch Discord channel each week. We also post the Sunday Crunch notes in The Scroll, where non-IC members can jump into a chunk of the content each week.
Pop Quiz:: What wide receiver saw 15 opportunities (carries + targets) in Week 1, for roughly 70 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, and has the last name “Samuel”?
Answer:: Trick question, there are two answers. Both Curtis Samuel and Deebo Samuel fit the description above. The difference?? Curtis costs far less ($4,600 DK, $5,700 FD) than Deebo ($7,800 DK, $8,000 FD) and is in a better matchup for Week 2. For significant cost savings, you can get the Samuel that’s playing in a dome, against a defense that just gave up 450 total yards in Week 1. I am legitimately shocked that Curtis Samuel is still projecting for single-digit ownership this late in the week, and love his floor/ceiling combination provided by his usage and playmaking ability at such an affordable price.
Jaguars D – Jacksonville is playing at home against a Colts team that made a LOT of mistakes in Week 1. The weather is going to be in the mid-80s and humid in Jacksonville, which can be hard on visiting teams who aren’t acclimated to playing full NFL games in a Florida swamp in the summer. The Jaguars D is min-priced on Fanduel and near-min on Draftkings, while also carrying minimal ownership.
Raiders D – Last week I talked about how teams that are decimated by injury are at risk of systemic failure and it came to fruition with the Packers and Cardinals playing horribly. This week, the Raiders offense is going to be very highly owned, and for good reason. However, if the Cardinals are as bad as they looked in Week 1 and the Raiders are scoring points to build a lead then the Raiders solid pass rush and coverage will have chances to make plays against an overmatched offense.