Man Up/Step Aside Week 2
Ahh Week 1 is in the books, and what a scoring week it was. Who had the Saints losing to Fitzmagic and the Bucs? Also the Browns looked solid as expected, but they’re strangers when it comes to closing out games, failing to capitalize on Big Ben’s turnovers on the road.
We saw some shocking fantasy performances, from players we were not expecting. Who will make up for a bad Week 1? And will the dream continue for any of Week 1’s breakout stars? Here’s to hoping you have a bounce back week in your leagues, or continue your reign of terror in Week 2….
Big Ben is back at home, and with a high scoring affair likely on the horizon, now is the time to put Roethlisberger back in your lineups–or keep him there if you had to go through that nightmare he took you on last week.
In Sean McVay’s offense, Cooks won’t find himself as a number 1, but he still has plenty of value with the Rams. Cooks was targeted eight times (five receptions) in Week 1, and Goff even took some deep shots towards Cooks. All he needs is that one big play that we know he’s capable of making, and were all going to be loving the fantasy points he puts up.
Kittle surprisingly had a good game. It’s not that he isn’t good, the Vikings have a good track record of shutting down tight ends. This week back at home against the Lions, Kittle is on the verge of being a TE 1. He led the team with nine targets and five catches for 90 yards.
Well, it was nice knowing you Freeman as the starter we thought you were. Coleman had some solid runs on the season opener, and now will take over the lead back duties while Freeman recovers from a knee injury. Tevin has an opportunity to take his job back he thought he had a few seasons back, when Freeman took over as the RB1 when Coleman was out nursing an injury.
There was no need to get into a flow last week when the Chiefs went on the road to play the Chargers. Right out of the gate they started scoring, so guys like Hunt and Kelce weren’t needed as much. This week however, Pittsburgh will be a tougher matchup, so the Chiefs will look towards the run game in Week 2.
Watson had a tough welcome back game last week, but now he leads his team against a banged up Titans team.
These Cowboys/Giants games are always close games, but Evan Engram has appeared to be Eli’s safety blanket in big games like these.
Forget about Marvin Jones, and Golden Tate. Those guys will continue to make plays for Detroit, but going forward, this is the Kenny Golladay show! If you’ve managed to get Golladay late, or off the waiver wires, then you’re probably pretty happy right now.
Chances are your starting Hogan if you have him, but how good do you really feel about him on the road against the Jags? I’d be cautious here.
I’m still not sold on the Ebron hype train. He couldn’t get it done in Detroit, and one good week with Luck isn’t enough. I do think Jack Doyle has a better game here, and Ebron is not a must start for me.
Remember a few season ago when the Raiders were a playoff team and Derek Carr was good? Yeah I remember those days too. What happened? I’m not even considering him against Denver.
Henry needs more work than what he’s currently getting if Tennessee hopes to get the bruiser going. Right now he’s being out snapped by Lewis, and we may never see Henry as an RB1 like some thought he would be. At least not in a Titans jersey.
I was hoping Williams would have two good games before Aaron Jones come back next week, but against this ravaging Minnesota team, I don’t know how much he can really do at home.
What?? Yeah that’s right. It’s very possible that Rodgers can come out and torch the Vikings, but I’m a little concerned here. Minnesota was the team to take him out of action last season by breaking his collarbone–and early on last week, the o-line looked pretty shaky as the Bears were getting on Rodgers pretty quickly. If you don’t have a decent option on your bench like Garoppolo, or Luck, then roll with Rodgers, but this is going to be a battle.
Shady has the talent to have a bounce back game here, but I just think he’s going to be more of a blocker for the young quarterback. Everybody who drafted McCoy paid a high round price tag, but look for other options if you have them.
It was only one game, but there was so much hype for Anderson and he delivered for your lineup by that one big play. Other than that, Sam Darnold looks really comfortable targeting Quincy Enunwa, rather than Anderson. Anderson is definitely capable of the big plays, but volume remained the question.