We finally got to see all 32 teams in action and for the first time ever in Week 2, two teams were coming off of a bye week (Miami and Tampa Bay). Week 2 is where we can officially start developing patterns.

Scoring is ESPN PPR Standard scoring. Owned Percentages using ESPN.

QUARTERBACKS

Trevor Siemian DEN 22.6 Week 2 points. Available in 90% of leagues. With his second straight 20 point performance Siemian is quickly shooting up the "streaming Quarterbacks" list and potentially a lower-end every week starter. He's thrown a pick each of his two weeks starting but his minimal rushing has almost covered up those lost points and with one of the best wide receiver duos in the league he is looking less and less like a gamble. A week 3 matchup with the dreadful Bills definitely adds to his appeal.

Deep league stash/Dynasty consideration: Mitchell Trubisky CHI. If you are in a dynasty or keeper league situation or a VERY deep league with a bench spot the rookie from North Carolina is definitely worth a stash. The Bears can only ignore Trubisky's strong preseason for so long while Glennon struggles, and his two interceptions on Sunday against Tampa Bay didn't help his case.

 

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RUNNING BACKS

Javorius "Buck" Allen BAL 21.1 Week 2 points. Available in 92% of leagues. Not only did Allen step into the pass-catching role that Danny Woodhead vacated upon his injury, he stepped into the bell cow role against the Browns almost doubling up Terrance West on carries 14 to 8. He should definitely have a prominent role next week as the Ravens travel to London to take on the Jaguars.

Alvin Kamara NO 8.4 Week 2 points. Available in 85% of leagues. Alvin Kamara is part of a very frustrating triad in the backfield of New Orleans. However, what sets him apart is his presence in the pass game. Although he only hauled in 3 catches on Sunday, he was targeted 7 times and targeted 6 times the week before in Minnesota. Who knows how he fits in the gameplan when the Saints aren't playing catch up but he is definitely worth an add in all PPR formats.

Chris Carson SEA 11 Week 2 points. Available in 92% of leagues. Yes I know he is a part of one of the most muddled RB situations in the NFL. Yes I know the Seattle Offensive Line is absolutely terrible. Here is also what I know, that Pete Carroll will never give up on a run game and in spite of his line Carson has averaged 5.1 yards a carry this year and was 7 yards away from a 100 yard game on Sunday. With "Cheeseburger" Eddie Lacy being the odd man out in Seattle, the 7th round long-shot appears to have established himself as the power back.

Handcuffs/fliers you should watch: D'Onta Foreman HOU, Samaje Perine WAS, Peyton Barber TB, Orleans Darkwa NYG

 

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WIDE RECEIVERS

Jermaine Kearse NYJ 22.4 Week 2 points. Available in 94% of leagues. Let's face it there hasn't been much surprising or positive thus far in the Jets' short season. Jermaine Kearse's emergence is one of the few though. With his second straight week leading the dismal Jets in targets, catches, and yards he has cemented himself as the WR1 on the team. It's doubtful his production will stay where it is on such poor team but what we do know is the Jets are going to be down a lot and have to throw...a lot. Kearse has shown he is the best option for that on this squad so far.

JJ Nelson ARI 23 Week 2 points. Available in 85% of leagues. It seems with or without John Brown in the lineup, the speedster from UAB has carved out a role as a downfield threat. Averaging a stellar 16.3 yards a catch over 2 games which he has scored in both, JJ Nelson is a must-add in all formats with games against the Cowboys, 49ers, and Eagles in the next three weeks.

Rashard Higgins CLE 16.9 Week 2 points. Available in 99% of leagues. There may be better receivers I could spotlight but I love a guy with a story. On September 3, Higgins was cut from 53 man roster and placed on practice squad. On September 16, he was promoted back to 53 man roster. The next day, against the Ravens, the Browns number 1 receiver Corey Coleman broke his hand, leaving the spot has Kizer's favorite target up for grabs. Enter the second year man from Colorado State. Now, back to fantasy, with Coleman being out and Kenny Britt doing his best Dwayne Bowe impression, Higgins will definitely get more work in the pass game following his 7 catch 95 yard debut.

More WR considerations: Devin Funchess CAR, Allen Hurns JAX, Phillip Dorsett NE, Kendall Wright CHI, Terrance Williams DAL

 

 

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TIGHT ENDS

Zach Miller CHI 10.2 Week 2 points. Available in 99% of leagues. With injuries to 3 of arguably the top 4 Tight Ends this week, a couple looking like they will miss time, and bye weeks approaching quick many of us are probably going to be going DEEP in this bucket. Zach Miller is one of the few scarcely owned that has started the season pretty consistently. With a 7.9 and 10.2 point showings without a touchdown, Miller is probably one of the safer fliers at this position.

Seth DeValve and David Njoku CLE 8.1 and 11.7 Week 2 points respectively. Both available in 99% of leagues. A rookie QB's best friend is a reliable Tight End. Mix that with the same reason Rashard Higgins (see above) should get more targets, either or both could be worthy of an end of the bench stash.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ suspended first 2 weeks of season. Available in 99% of leagues. If you have the room ASJ is definitely worth a cheap pick up. The 24 year old 4th year veteran is an absolute physical freak (6'5" 260 and runs a 4.5 40 yard dash) and there are reports he has matured and cleaned up his off-field act. He could definitely see tons of garbage time production and points

Keep on radar: Gerald Everett LAR, Ben Watson BAL, Ed Dickson CAR, Luke Wilson SEA

DEFENSES

Tampa Bay Available in 92% of leagues. Most likely dropped in many leagues due to the Week 1 rescheduling, the Bucs came out like gangbusters annihilating the Bears to the tune of 18.7 points. A week 3 matchup with Case Keenum and the Vikings could make them worth the add back.

Cleveland Available in 99% of leagues. Hopefully it's not a problem this is the third appearance the Browns have made in this column. Anyway, Cleveland is actually a FAVORITE against Indianapolis! When is the last time you have read that? After their trip to Indy the Browns actually host Cincinnati and the Jets, which is a pretty enticing threesome for any defense.

 

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