Week 1 is pretty much in the books and there were some major surprises in store for all of us. Nothing beats the excitement and uncertainty of the inaugural week of the fantasy football season. Let's take a look at some of the hot pickups heading into Week 2 and try to bring some clarity to all of this madness.
Gardner Minshew- Nick Foles is going to be out for most (If not all) of the season. If you're in a 2 QB/deep league he may be worth the add.
Kirk Cousins- Cousins only made 10 pass attempts on Sunday but still posted a decent amount of points. The Vikings dominated most of the game which was dictated by their strong running game. Chances are that Cousins will be throwing more often in the future.
Matthew Stafford- For those of you looking for a spot start in week 2, Stafford is worth a look. He is surrounded by weapons this year. He threw for 385 yards and 3 TDs against the Cardinals in week 1. The Chargers will likely score quite a bit which will lead to a shootout between Rivers and Stafford.
Malcolm Brown- Brown was the go-to back at the goal-line. He saw heavy use throughout the first 3 quarters against the Panthers. Brown is definitely worth the add as a stash/fringe flex play.
Ronald Jones- Jones received 14 total touches against the 49ers. He finished with 93 yards from scrimmage total. The Bucs offense looked abysmal for a lot of this game. It's only up from here for this offense. They will eventually get it together and Jones will be a key piece.
Chris Thompson- Thompson may or may not be available in your league depending on league size. Chris is quite consistent when he is healthy. He does most of his damage through the air. Racking up 7 receptions for 68 yards, Chris Thompson belongs on a roster.
Marquise Brown- "Hollywood" Brown will be the most sought after waiver wire pickup going into week 2. He looked absolutely explosive. The upside for this guy is incredible. Brown went for 4 receptions, 147 yards, and 2 touchdowns. To top it off, his quarterback Lamar Jackson looked surprisingly accurate. Brown should be a priority add this week.
John Ross III- Ross had a huge game against the Seahawks. Boasting a stat line of 7 receptions, 158 yards, and 2 touchdowns, Ross torched the Seahawks secondary. With AJ Green out for a few weeks, Ross may finally be the dangerous receiver that the Bengals drafted a couple years ago.
Jamison Crowder- This is mainly a PPR add. Crowder went for 99 yards on 14 catches against the Bills. He looked to be the chain mover of the Jets offense. If you are looking for a depth PPR add, Crowder is your guy.
T.J. Hockenson- Hockenson is a must-add. He put up historic numbers for a rookie tight end(6 rec. 131 yards 1 TD). It's only week 1, but this kid passes the eye test. Get him on your team.
Vernon Davis- If you are looking for a streaming tight end in week 2, look no further. If Jordan Reed misses more time(very likely), Davis will be in line for quite the day. Davis still looks explosive for his age. He finished the day with 4 receptions for 59 yards and a miraculous touchdown catch and run.
Jimmy Graham- Graham wasn't peppered with targets, but he received the important one(RedZone target). Due to Graham's imposing stature, Rodgers will look his way quite often in the RedZone. If you are hurting at tight end, Graham is worth an add.
Patriots D/ST- The Patriots defense held the Steelers offense to 3 points. It was a dominating performance. The Dolphins are next on the chopping block, and we all know what happened when they played the Ravens in week 1. This is the best d/st add this week.
Panthers D/ST- The Bucs come to Carolina in week 2 with their turnover-prone quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston is a turnover machine. This will be a tight divisional matchup in which the Panthers should control.
Ravens D/ST- The Ravens D will face off against the rookie led Cardinals. Kyler Murray did not look great for 75% of the game against the Lions. I like my chances starting the Ravens D/ST in Week 2 against an offense trying to find it's legs.
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