Week 2 of the NFL season is underway, starting with Thursday night's victory by the Baltimore Ravens over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This weekend, the games Sunday afternoon will include the Miami Dolphins looking to backup their win last week over the New England Patriots with a second straight AFC East win, this time over the Buffalo Bills. To come away with that win, and a 2-0 start to the season, Miami's playmakers will have to make a difference.
Two of those playmakers, running back Knowshon Moreno and wide receiver Mike Wallace, are both fantasy football options, but which is the better option?
Moreno torched the Patriots last week on his way to a league leading 134 yards rushing. He average 5.6 yards per attempt, and added a touchdown late in the game. Under FanDuel's fantasy system, Moreno tallied 19.4 fantasy points last week, which made him the fourth highest scoring running back, behind Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte and DeMarco Murray.
The Bills defense is strong, and will likely be looking to slow down Miami's run game, so Moreno versus the Buffalo defense will be an interesting matchup to watch. If the Dolphins can get Moreno going, and they will likely be stubborn in making sure he gets plenty of opportunities, it will free up the rest of the offense, allowing quarterback Ryan Tannehill to be more flexible in his attack.
Wallace, meanwhile, may not have come away with the deep passes thrown his way, but even without them, he was able to record a game-high seven receptions for 81 yards, with a nice 14-yard touchdown reception. He was a toe-tap away from another score, and a better placed pass from Tannehill away from possibly a third score. FanDuel's scoring gave Wallace 15.6 points, the tenth most in the league at the position.
Against the Chicago Bears last week, the Bills allowed 341 yards of passing, with wide receiver Brandon Marshall, tight end Martellus Bennett, and running back Matt Forte each catching eight passes. Buffalo's defense does have a weak line in the secondary, specifically cornerback Leodis McKelvin, so it's possible Miami finds a way to get Wallace the ball early and often.
Which will have the better game? I am leaning toward Moreno, with the Dolphins utilizing their entire contingent of receivers and tight ends in the passing game, taking away some potential touches for Wallace. Included in that could be Moreno getting involved in the passing game, something that did not happen last week, which would add to his fantasy value.
Who do you think will have the better game? Vote below and discuss in the comments.
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