It is not easy to find legit sleepers that aren’t causing fantasy football players headaches. You will need to search for replacements, be they from your waiver wire or players in your team’s bench. A’sleeper detector” will help you gain an advantage over the rest of your leagues. Each week there are many players who will emerge from nowhere to finish in the top 24 positions of their respective positions. Week 2 is no exception.
So, we won’t bore your with the obvious, but don’t be surprised to see Trey Sermon listed on our list. He carries much more risk than he did in Week 1 footballs. Rondale Moore was a fantasy relevant player early on, even though he had a group of talented WRs to help him. Please don’t be embarrassed by the Raiders defense. We have good reasons. We don’t ask you to put your early-round studs on the bench for these guys. But, consider them if there are several. We’re not able to help you find the fourth-string tightend who will score touchdowns in 15-man leagues that have 25 roster slots.
We correctly called Jamaal Williams and Ty’Son Williams viable starters last week. We were not as accurate with Russell Gage and Jimmy Garoppolo. We’ll be able to find the most suitable options for playing on the sit ’em or start ’em bubble as the season progresses. It is fantasy football and there will always be risk for sleepers.
WEEK 2 STANDARDRANKINGS
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker
Week 2 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backs
Ronald Jones, Buccaneers at. Falcons (Jackson Sparks). Although it might be difficult to include Jones in your fantasy lineup, after his negative fantasy points from Week 1 you may feel sick. But we have to keep an eye on the future. Jones will be starting in Week 2 against a Falcons defense that allowed 173 yards of rushing to the Eagles during Week 1. Although Jalen Hurts was a part of some of the yards, Miles Sanders (standard) and Kenny Gainwell (PPR) were both top-22 and top-20 running backs respectively. Expect RoJo’s bounce back performance in Tampa Bay, as the game script isn’t so heavy on passes like last week.
Devin Singletary (Bills at Dolphins) After seeing the Patriots’ play, he should have been involved in the passing game.
Trey Sermon (49ers @ Eagles) (Matt Lutovsky). With Raheem Moret (knee), it appears that Sermon must play. Although Elijah Mitchell is still the likely RB1, Sermon may be slightly ahead of JaMycal Havey. San Francisco activated JaMycal in Week 1, due to his ability with special teams. Sermon could be the No. If Sermon is the No. 2 RB, he will get carries. That’s how San Francisco’s offense works. You might not trust him in long-term leagues but Sermon has plenty of DFS appeal.
Week 2 Fantasy Football Sleepers – Quarterbacks
Kirk Cousins, Vikings @ Cardinals (Sparks). Cousins has been named one of the quarterback sleepers for the second consecutive week. He produces, but people still aren’t bullish about starting him. Last week, he was barely below the QB1 mark (22.04 fantasy point), and will once more have to try north of 50 passes in order to keep this Vikings game alive. This could turn out to be an intense shootout with DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray on either side. Perhaps this is the week fantasy owners finally wake up.
Matt Ryan (Falcons at Buccaneers) (Iyer). Matty Ice is going to throw an a lot against a weak Bucs secondary. He will also get numbers from Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts and others that weren’t possible against the Eagles.
Teddy Bridgewater Broncos at Jaguars (Lutovsky). Bridgewater ran for 264 yards with two touchdowns last week against the Giants (plus 19 rushing yard); Tyrod Taylor was able to run 291 yards without TDs and the Jaguars surrendered an even more impressive 291 yards. This makes Bridgewater a good fantasy player.
WEEK 2 PRR RANKINGS
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker
Week 2 Fantasy Football Sleepers – Wide Receivers
Jakobi Meyers. Patriots @ Jets. (Sparks). Meyers was the Patriots’ leader in targets (9), in Week 1. He will be playing a much inferior defense in New York this week. Meyers looked great early on, even though Mac Jones was looking good, while Nelson Agholor had more fantasy points, Meyers looked just like his No. 1 WR. This is a good flex play going into Week 2.
Mike Williams (Chargers at Cowboys) (Iyer) Williams looks healthy with Justin Herbert and will be a challenge for the Cowboys to contain his size.
Rondale Moore (Cardinals vs. Vikings) Moore rushed for 68 yards on four of five targets last week. Although it is possible, the rookie quarterback has the potential to do more. As he becomes more familiar with the Cardinals’ powerful offense, Moore will likely be utilized in many different ways. Last week’s struggles against Ja’Marr Chase were a reminder that the Vikings can be beaten by any other pass-happy quarterback.
Week 2 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight ends
Gerald Everett (Seahawks vs. Titans) The early signs are pointing to the Titans’ pass defense as one of the most problematic in the league this year. Everett may be one beneficiary. Everett only was targeted two times and caught them both for 20 yards. However, he did score the touchdown in red zone. In that zone, he has chemistry with Russell Wilson and Titans’ linebacker Darius Leonard. This week, you should be able to start all the top Seahawks pass-catchers.
Cole Kmet (Bears vs. Bengals) (Iyer). Andy Dalton liked throwing to him in that opener and will continue to work against Cincy to help A-Rob.
Dalton Schultz (Cowboys @ Chargers) Schultz was the first target of Week 1, and looked great as the alpha receivingTE. Schultz may get more attention this week, despite Michael Gallup’s (calf) absence. Schultz was able to see six targets in Week 1 and looked like the alpha receiving TE. Schultz is more of a PPR play that a regular play. However, he still has the potential to score touchdowns, making him useful in all formats.
Week 2 Fantasy Football Sleepers
Raiders @ Steelers, (Sparks). Las Vegas plays defense? It looks as if they will in 2021. The Raiders won Monday Night Football’s passing battle against the Ravens. Although they didn’t really blitz Lamar Jackson, the Raiders sack him three times. However, three sacks is not enough to show the entire picture. Maxx Crosby was able to accumulate two sacks and two TFLs as well as five QB hits by himself. The defense looked opportunistic, with four fumbles. They’ll be facing a Steelers offensive line which looks as terrible as expected. Big Ben also looked slower this year. You shouldn’t be surprised to see the Raiders defense show up.
Arizona Cardinals at Vikings (Iyer). They will bite Kirk Cousins from behind an ineffective offensive line at home.
Green Bay Packers (Lutovsky). While it seems absurd after Jameis Winston cut up the Packers so precisely last week, some defensive problems were due to the offensive putting the Packers in poor spots. Green Bay, despite being the whipping boy of Detroit, should perform better in prime-time. Last week, the Lions were unable to score before garbage time and Jared Goff made a terrible pick-six in the first half.
Publiated at Wed 15 Sep 2021, 20:03:04 +0000