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Fantasy Football: Week 2 OL/DL Matchups to target and avoid

2RHYCRK Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

• A decent streaming option in Tampa Bay: Baker Mayfield and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draw a great matchup in Week 2 for DFS and streaming purposes.

• Avoid the temptation to target George Pickens: Even with Diontae Johnson out, this Monday Night Football matchup is not a good one for Pickens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

• Dominate your fantasy league in 2023: For up-to-date fantasy draft rankings and projections, check out PFF’s fantasy rankings tool!

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Whether you’re looking for some important tie-breakers in fantasy start/sit decisions or an advantage in DFS, knowing which players have the most and least beneficial matchups each week can help.

Understanding which teams have the advantage in the trenches can be a key to weekly fantasy football results. These are some of the more crucial matchups to be aware of as fantasy managers head into Week 2.

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Offensive line matchups to target

Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Chicago Bears

  • The Buccaneers offensive line earned a collective 81.2 pass-blocking grade in Week 1, which ranked seventh.
  • Tampa Bay’s offensive line allowed the third-lowest pressure rate in Week 1 (10.5%).
  • The Bears defensive line ranked 32nd in the league in Week 1 in pass-rush grade (51.2).
  • Chicago’s defensive line also tied for 30th in pressure rate (20%) and 25th in quick pressure rate (13.3%) in Week 1.
Key player(s) to target

QB Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

  • Mayfield earned an 84.1 passing grade from a clean pocket in Week 1, which ranked third among all quarterbacks.
  • Mayfield also threw two touchdowns and had no turnover-worthy plays from a clean pocket.


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