Fantasy 101: Week 2

Welcome back to Fantasy Football 101! The first week of the season, as usual, went off with a bang. So let’s get right into it! These are some players I like on the Waiver Wire/Free Agency for Week 2.

Quarterbacks

  • Mark Sanchez (NYJ)- The Jets offense was firing on all cylinders this past Sunday thanks to Sanchez. He looks light years better than last year, although it was against the Bills. It seems like the switch has finally been flipped for the former 1st rounder.
  • Jake Locker (TEN)- With Kenny Britt coming back, Locker gets another weapon in Tennessee. Locker is a solid back up QB to have on your bench along with your starter.
  • Robert Griffin III (WAS)- RG3 is everything he’s hyped up to be. If not already he should be owned in all leagues.

Wide Receivers 

  • Kevin Ogletree (DAL)- The Dallas offense seems to run on 2-3 Wide Receivers every year. Dez Bryant and Miles Austin are the top 2, and there’s always a 3rd option not named Jason Witten. Last year we saw Laurent Robinson get WR2 numbers as 3rd wideout even after Miles Austin came back. Ogletree looks to be that guy this year. Against the Giants, Ogletree seemed to be the open option as the Giants covered up Bryant and Austin. 8-12 points is not far off for each week from him.
  • James Jones (GB)- Greg Jennings is injured, which means the well oiled machine in Green Bay gets a new cog. IF Jennings can’t go, that cog is Jones. He’ll start in place of Jennings if he misses Thursday.
  • Alshon Jeffery (CHI)- If you have an extra roster spot to give, Alshon Jeffery could be a nice stash. He was Cutler’s #2 WR on Sunday, and as a rookie his role should expand each game, especially with Brandon Marshall drawing most of the attention.

Running Backs

  • Alfred Morris (WAS)- Morris had 28 carries on Sunday. In a Mike Shanahan offense, that is beyond impressive. Morris is the starter for now, so take advantage of it.
  • Jonathan Dwyer (PIT)- While filling in for Rashard Mendenhall with Isaac Redman, Dwyer looked solid. Mike Tomlin said Dwyer is expected to take on an expanded role this upcoming week.
  • Kendall Hunter (SF)- Frank Gore is aging, and it’s only a matter of time before he gets another injury this season. Hunter was on the field often on Sunday, and that’s with Gore healthy. He’s worth putting on your roster just in case.

That’s all for now! I’ll be back next week with more players that I think can contribute to your squad. You can also ask me your Fantasy Football questions at @DCSportsFTW on Twitter if you need another opinion .

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