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It's rare that a fantasy matchup can be decided on Thursday night, but A.J. Green did his very best to make that a reality last night against the Baltimore Ravens.


Green caught three first-half touchdowns to go along with 69 yards, good for 27.4 points in FanDuel scoring. That performance was so dominant that he's far and away the favorite for most fantasy points for a wide receiver this week.

Of course, his odds are going to be this high due to the fact that we already know exactly what his output is this week. He's the only player among quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers who has negative odds.

For some reference, only two wide receivers, Tyreek Hill and Desean Jackson had more than 27.4 points in FanDuel scoring in Week 1. In fact, only seven receivers even surpassed 20 points, so Green is the heavy favorite for a reason.

As far as the rest of the field goes, Antonio Brown is coming off a solid 93 yards and a touchdown and will face the Kansas City Chiefs. Julio Jones gets the Carolina Panthers after 169 yards in Week 1 and Odell Beckham Jr. plays the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night coming off a 111-yard game. Michael Thomas, fresh off 16 receptions, gets the stout Browns defense and DeAndre Hopkins plays the Titans. Lastly, watch out for Keenan Allen who gets to go up against the putrid Buffalo Bills in his Week 2 matchup.

What's interesting here is that current No. 1 fantasy wide receiver Tyreek Hill isn't even in the Top 10 despite putting up 38.8 points in Week 1. He had more points than Hopkins, Jarvis Landry and Adam Thielen combined.

Despite that omission, there really is a pretty good chance that Green finishes the week with the most points. 


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