What a difference a week makes. The smoke has cleared from Week 1, and we’re settling in for the long season. While last week had some higher priority targets, Week 2 is a little more barren. This week, I’m recommending you hold onto your FAAB and wait for better options down the road. With one exception, I’d rather hang onto the players on my bench than take a flyer on fringe opportunities and uncertain workloads.
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Garrett Wilson– The New York Jets drafted Wilson at No. 10 overall to be…Elijah Moore? It was an interesting choice to draft a player with such a similar athletic profile, and it was unknown what sort of role Wilson could carve out in his rookie season. So far, with Joe Flacco slinging it in New Jersey, Garrett Wilson has outshone Moore and the other Jets receivers. It’s the Jets, so things can change. But for now, Garrett Wilson is the receiver I want.
Darrel Williams & Eno Benjamin– James Conner left Week 2 with an ankle injury. Recent reports suggest that it’s not serious, but Conner has dealt with ankle issues before. Benjamin and Williams split time after Conner’s exit, and it was Williams who scored the touchdown. Between the two, I lean slightly toward Williams because he was trusted with 8/8 goalline attempts for Arizona. However, I think they’re both difficult to trust as a part of your starting roster in Week 3. If Conner misses time, the hoe is that one of Williams and Benjamin could establish themselves as the primary back in Arizona.
Raheem Mostert–After a disappointing Week 1, Chase Edmonds followed it up with a worse Week 2. Raheem Mostert out-touched Edmonds 11-5 and was more productive in his opportunities. Simply, Edmonds wasn’t ver involved in a game where Miami scored 42 points. If Mostert can stay healthy, he has the skillset to be the primary rushing option for the Dolphins. The most likely outcome would be that Mostert and Edmonds severely limit each other’s ceiling, but Mostert is worth a stash to see if this trend continues. Oh, and the Dolphins play Buffalo in Week 3, making Mostert (and Edmonds) risky plays.
Jakobi Meyers –In PPR leagues especially, I’m targeting Jakobi Meyers. The signing of DeVante Parker had fantasy managers fading all Patriot receivers, but Meyers seems to be the preferred target for Mac Jones and a lock to lead the team in targets. New England faces Baltimore in Week 3, a team fresh off allowing 361 combined receiving yards to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
Ashton Dulin– Like I said, it’s barren this week. However, I liked what rookie Ashton Dulin showed in Week 1, being targeted on 43% of his routes run. Michael Pittman Jr. (quad) and Alec Pierce (concussion) both missed Week 2, providing an opportunity for Parris Campbell, Michael Strachan, and Dulin. It was Dulin who impressed most, drawing 6 targets. Dulin doesn’t have the draft capital of Alec Pierce, but he’s making a case to be the WR2 in Indianapolis.
Bid: No bid
Other Potential Adds:
With Mike Evans suspended for a game and Chris Godwin on the mend, Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, and Scotty Miller (in that order) make for interesting dart throws in a Tom Brady-led Buccaneers offense.
At quarterback, Carson Wentz and Jared Goff are both viable options in Week 3 for Trey Lance managers.
For streaming defenses, I like both the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks, who happen to play each other. Both teams have shown a knack for generating turnovers, and a game total of 42.5 points implies the game won’t be a high-scoring affair..
Droppable Players: I’ll take the L for recommending Taysom Hill. After seeing his usage in Week 2, he’s safe to drop. I’m not ready to drop Darnell Mooney or Elijah Moore…yet. Neither player has shown much so far, but I’ll hold on to the talent for another week. The George Pickens breakout looks to be a year away, so I’m willing to drop him for Garrett Wilson or roster needs elsewhere.
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