Top Week 2 Fantasy Sleepers
Some players in fantasy football are must starts week in and week out. However, some you may want to start due to matchups or lack there of. Here are three top sleepers for week two.
Terrance West vs. Saints– With Ben Tate injured in the week one loss to the Steelers, rookie Terrance West filled in nicely hitting the 100 yard mark in his first career game. If Tate misses this week (the severity of Tate’s injury has not been released) West will see the majority of the carries. Although fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell scored both touchdowns on the ground, he only had five carries total for the game. When Crowell saw action it was simply for giving West a breather. The Saints defense did not look as advertised in week one against the Falcons, surrendering 550+ yards and 37 points. West could breakout yet again if the opportunity arises, and that could develop into a permanent starting gig for the rookie.
Markus Wheaton vs. Ravens- Wheaton’s stellar week one went under the radar, as fellow wideout Antonio Brown stole the headlines. It could be due to Brown’s 100+ yard performance, or because he drop kicked Cleveland’s punter. Either way, Wheaton could have an even better statistical week this week. Wheaton hauled in six passes for 97 yards. With the Ravens defense focusing their defensive game plan on containing Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell, Wheaton could be targeted more than his career high of seven in week one. Look for Wheaton to top the century mark in yards and find the end zone in week two.
Golden Tate vs. Panthers- Similar to Wheaton, Tate’s week one was also overshadowed by a teammate. Calvin Johnson stole the show against the Giants taking two Matthew Stafford passes in for touchdowns. One thing I can guarantee in week two, Johnson will not be single covered against Carolina, as he was in week one versus the Giants. After watching the tape, I still cannot comprehend why the Giants chose to single cover Johnson. This upcoming week, the Panthers secondary will do everything in their power to shut down Megatron. This will leave Tate on an island against one Carolina defensive back. Tate had a solid debut for the Lions catching six passes on six targets for 93 yards. I expect Stafford to take advantage of the single coverage on Tate en route to his first score as a Detroit Lion.
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