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Falcons At Buccaneers: Promising Match-up For Fantasy Owners

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Sometimes you look at the NFL schedule and certain games jump out at you from a fantasy perspective. This week Atlanta travels to Tampa Bay in a game that should feature plenty of scoring.

So far thru two games this year, the Falcons have given up 30 and 31 points in their first two games while the Bucs have given up 27 and 20, respectively. In two meetings last season, the average combined point total of those games was exactly 50 points. That should continue in this week’s match up.

The Tampa Bay offense hasn’t really lived up to expectations considering the talent they have. Some of that talent finally gelled in last week’s game versus the Vikings when they scored 24 points in the second half. LaGarrette Blount bust out of his shell scoring two TDs and Josh Freeman put together a productive game. Considering what Jeremy Maclin did against the Falcons last week, second year WR Mike Williams could finally produce this week versus ATL after only putting up five catches for 46 yards a TD thru two games.

For Atlanta, Michael Turner has consecutive 100+ yard rushing games, a string which should continue against a Buc defense that just gave up 120 yards and two TDs to Adrian Peterson. Tampa’s run defense is second worst in the NFL so Turner should get plenty of chances. Is this the week rookie Julio Jones busts out? You can feel the momentum building in the first two games with Jones collecting 14 total targets, just three less than Roddy White. If you’re in need of a WR this week, there are plenty of worse options than Jones.