17 Sep Talking Fantasy: Who’s Hot?
Week two is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about setting your fantasy lineups! Once again I will have some fantasy sleepers that might just help you win the week. So let’s get right in to it shall we?
Big Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) – Ben showed he’s not afraid to go up against the tough teams like the Buffalo Bills last week. This week he goes up against a Las Vegas Raiders defense that allowed the seventh-most passing yards last year. They also let the Baltimore Ravens put up 27 points on Monday night.
Tom Brady (TB) – Tommy terrific leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Atlanta against a team that gave up three passing touchdowns last week to Philly. Let’s just agree Jalen Hurts is no Tom Brady.
Baker Mayfield (CLE) – Baker has thrown for 250+ yards in his last 6 of 7 regular-season games. The Texans gave up the eighth-most yards in the air last year. They allowed three passing touchdowns to rookie Trevor Lawrence in the season-opener.
Leonard Fournette (TB) – Leonard led the team in receiving and rushing for the RB groups on in TB week one. Now he goes against an Atlanta defense that gave up over 100 scrimmage yards to Miles Sanders last week.
Javonte Williams (DEN) – Williams is still behind veteran Melvin Gordon on the depth chart, but he’s going against a Jacksonville Jaguars team that gave up over 150+ rushing yards and two TDs to a bad Texans team.
Miles Sanders (PHI) – Miles had over 100 scrimmage yards in week one, and now faces a 49ers defense that let multiple RBs get over 100 scrimmage yards and multiple TDs against them. They’ll also be without starting linebacker Dre Greenlaw & possibly more defensive starters.
Mike Williams (LAC) – Williams was targeted 12 times week one against a stout Washington defense, he now faces a Dallas defense that was not only torched by TB but has injuries all over the defense as well.
Cole Beasley (BUF) – Beasley, like Williams, was targeted over 12 times in week one and now he sees a Miami defense that allowed the 5th-most receiving yards in 2020.
Brandon Cooks (HOU) – Cooks had 132 yards receiving last week and could put up similar numbers due to the fact that the Cleveland Browns should pile up points early leaving the Texans to throw the ball a lot.
Jonnu Smith (NE) – I know Jonnu only saw five passes week one, however he gets to face a Jets defense that gave up the most TDs to TEs last year.
Mike Gesicki (MIA) – Mike didn’t see much in his week one matchup against NE, but this week he goes against the Buffalo Bills who allowed the most receptions to TEs last year.
Dallas Goedert (PHI) – Dallas had more targets than fellow Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, which is why he should be the man in Philadelphia moving forward. He faces a 49ers defense that was lit up by Hockenson in week one for eight catches, 97 yards and a TD.
Jarvis Landry (CLE) – Jarvis will see the bulk of targets with OBJ out yet again. He is also going against a Texans defense that gave up the most receiving TDs last year to his position.
Nelson Agholor (NE) – Agholor scored in his Patriots debut week one and now gets a Jets defense that gave up substantial yards in the passing game in 2020. He could develop a rapport with rookie QB Mac Jones moving forward.
DJ Chark (JAX) (doo doo doo doo doo doo, sorry that was the parent in me. LOL) – DJ scored in week one and with a QB who can swing the ball like Lawrence, I think using Chark as a deep threat is something we’ll continue to see throughout the season.
BONUS: if your Flex position allows for TEs also keep Jared Cook (LAC) in mind. He goes up against a Dallas defense that was torched for two TDs against TB last week.
Well, there it is! Another week of my fantasy sleepers in the books! Once again, I hope this helps and makes your choice a little bit easier this week. Good luck and have fun in your leagues this year!