There were plenty of injuries in NFL week 2, including Adrian Peterson (RB-Min).

Week 2 is in the books, and we're no wiser. We didn't really learn anything except players get hurt. You could field a pretty decent team with the players that got hurt in week 2.

With that in mind, here are a few guys to target going into week 3:


  • Matt Ryan (Atl) @ NO. Ryan has had the best start to his NFL career. Yes, it's only 2 games, but it's been a great 2 games, and he gets New Orleans on Monday Night Football. It sounds like more ammo for him being a top-12 QB this season and a high-end QB in week 3.
  • Joe Flacco (Bal) @ Jax. Flacco found some new toys this season, and an old one. Mike Wallace is getting targeted, and Dennis Pitta is back...until he's not. Flacco should be able to carve up a Jacksonville secondary that still needs some work.
  • Ryan Tannehill (Mia) v Cle. The running game is in flux, and the Browns are coming to town. This is a put-up or shut-up game for Tannehill. Parker was involved in the offense, so I like the idea of Tannehill finally putting up.

Running Backs:

  • Christine Michael (Sea) v SF. Thomas Rawls still isn't right, and Fozzy Whitaker just ran for 100 yards against this defense on the road. Michael is a no-brainer if Rawls doesn't play, and he is a flex option if he does.
  • Jerick McKinnon (Min) @ Car. Peterson isn't playing in week 3. Carolina is a tough matchup, but Minnesota wants to feature the running back.
  • Dwayne Washington (Det) @ GB. Abdullah is going to be out a few weeks, and the Lions have tried to run the ball a little more than they usually do. Washington is the goal line back, and he'll get the 1st and 2nd down work. It's a speculative add, but this offense should score.

Wide Receivers:

  • Tajae Sharpe (Ten) v Oak. Oakland needs some work in the defensive backfield, and Sharpe is the lead wideout for Tennessee.
  • Tyrell Williams (SD) @ Ind. Any starting offensive player versus Indy is a must play. Williams also had a very impressive TD scamper on Sunday.
  • Phillip Dorsett (Ind) v SD. Donte Moncrief is likely out for the game, but even if he's not, Dorsett has shown to be a favorite target of Luck.

Tight Ends:

  • Dennis Pitta (Bal) @ Jax. He had 9 catches for over 100 yards. Add Pitta.
  • Dwayne Allen (Ind) v SD. Jack Doyle is getting some play, but Allen is still the guy. This offense is throwing the ball.
  • Zach Miller (Chi) @ Dal. Cutler may not play. Miller is going to get targets in Dallas on SNF.

Defenses (DST):

  • Buccaneers v LAR. LA is going cross country. They didn't have a good offense to begin with.
  • Dolphins v Cle. Cleveland is already on QB number 3, and they're Cleveland. 
  • Dallas v Chicago. Who knows who the QB will be (Cutler or Hoyer), and they're not great either way.

All players are under 60% owned. There are others out there (Carolina backs, Matt Asiata) but these guys should be added if the need is on your team.

Happy Hunting!


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