Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season was anything but what we expected. There were injuries to contend with. We saw standout performances from players we didn’t anticipate and lackluster showings from some of the elite. As we settle into the season, here are my best NFL PrizePicks player predictions for Week 2’s Sunday games.
NFL Week 2 PrizePicks Player Predictions
Anthony Richardson (QB, Indianapolis Colts) MORE than 191.5 Passing Yards
Rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson netted 223 passing yards in his NFL debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This week, the Indianapolis Colts are facing the Houston Texans, who allowed an average of 222 passing yards to opposing quarterbacks last season. The Texans’ defense held Lamar Jackson to 169 passing yards last week, but he was without his top target, Mark Andrews. Going into this week, Richardson is still without Jonathan Taylor in the rushing attack, so I expect him to attack through the air. I’m taking the over on this PrizePicks prompt.
Calvin Ridley (WR, Jacksonville Jaguars) MORE Than 70.5 Receiving Yards
Wide receiver Calvin Ridley reminded everyone in Week 1 that he’s still good at playing football. He had eight receptions with a total of 101 yards. The Jacksonville Jaguars face the Kansas City Chiefs this week. Last season, the Chiefs allowed 149.5 receiving yards per game to opposing WRs. They also allowed the fifth-most fantasy points against receivers last season. Last week, both Amon-Ra St. Brown (71) and Josh Reynolds (80) cleared this yardage mark for the Lions against Kansas City. In Ridley’s 2020 season, when he played 15 games, he averaged 91.6 receiving yards a game. I anticipate he’s primed to show again that he’s still a top WR in the NFL. Smash the over on this Week 2 PrizePicks line.
Rachaad White (RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) LESS Than 56.5 Rushing Yards
Last week, running back Rachaad White had 39 rushing yards on 17 carries. Interesting to note, rookie Sean Tucker had 15 yards on five carries. Tucker was more efficient with his carries at three Yards Per Carry (YPC), as opposed to White’s 2.3 YPC. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Chicago Bears. Though the Bears are usually a plus-matchup for opposing running backs, I expect Tampa Bay to still employ a split backfield, with White competing for touches alongside Tucker. Since this is a timeshare behind a sub-par offensive line, I’m taking the under on this one.
Note: PrizePicks lines change throughout the week. Earlier this week, this one was at 51.5 rushing yards.
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