Saints vs. Raiders will have massive fantasy football implications
The New Orleans Saints vs. Las Vegas Raiders will be the lone Monday Night Football game, and it will provide huge fantasy football upside.
Both the New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders are stacked with talent. For New Orleans, they have a top-five offense and a top-ten defense on their roster, making them one of the best teams in the NFL.
The Saints put up 34 points last week, giving up 23 to the Buccaneers. It could’ve been almost a 20-point spread if Alvin Kamara could’ve found the endzone late in the game. He stepped out, and the team ended up just 11.
As for the Raiders, they dismantled the Panthers but ended the game up just four. While they may have won a small spread, the game was anything but boring. It was an absolute shootout as the Raiders scored 34 points, giving up 30.
The two teams that will be facing each other in Week 2 combined for 68 points. The rest of Week 2 has been completed. This is the last chance for your fantasy football team if you’re lucky enough to be managing a team with a Saint or Raider.
I have firsthand knowledge of how loaded this game will be. With Josh Jacobs on my roster, fantasy managers from around the world will depend on this game, especially with Emmanuel Sanders and Tre’Quan Smith as wildcards.
Jacobs will the main fantasy player for both teams, but Drew Brees, Sanders, Smith, Derek Carr, Darren Waller, Henry Ruggs and others all will have been started at the commencement of Week 2.
However, those facing Jacobs shouldn’t worry too much.
While the Raiders lean on him heavily in the offense, the Saints haven’t given up a hundred-yard rusher for 44 consecutive games. As Jacobs looks to get more involved in the pass game, that could be his saving grace as the Saints have been dominant against elite rushers.
With so many weapons on both sides of the ball, this game will have huge fantasy implications for teams in each and every league.