Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 9/12/13
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Foster, Sproles and more
September 12, 2013
It’s time to get back into the swing of things in fantasy football, as Week 2 in the NFL is set to get started tonight. Before you get those lineups finalized for the Jets-Patriots game, let’s take a quick look at some of the notable fantasy storylines happening around the league right now. Here’s the latest.
Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: Will this week mark Foster’s fantasy emergence? It’s quite possible, as he’s got a pretty tasty matchup on tap. He’ll be facing the Titans at home, and he’s had success against them in the past. In his most recent three games against Tennessee, Foster has five total touchdowns. With Week 1 officially in the rearview mirror he’s now got his legs under him, and is back to must-start status in any fantasy league.
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Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints: If Sproles was on your bench in Week 1 (which is quite possible if you’re in a mid-sized, non-PPR league and went RB-heavy in the draft), you may want to give him a shot in Week 2. He’ll be facing the Buccaneers, and he’s got a receiving score in three straight games against Tampa Bay. Sproles is coming off a nice performance in the opener, tallying 110 total yards. He should be the favorite receiving target out of the backfield once again.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Rudolph was ranked pretty highly on most TE lists for the Vikings’ opener, but what a difference a week makes. He wasn’t able to do much against the Lions, posting just two catches (on four targets) for 27 yards (21 of which came on one ball). Rudolph’s outlook is pretty grim this weekend against the Bears, who limited the Bengals’ Tyler Eifert to 47 yards on five grabs. We’re seeing TE production from some unexpected sources so far, which gives Rudolph owners some options heading into the weekend.
Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: Don’t worry, Wallace owners; we fully expect the Dolphins’ new toy to have a much better fantasy week against Indianapolis than he did against Cleveland. He finished Week 1 with one reception for 15 yards, but most of that was due to the fact that he was being covered by Joe Haden. Wallace wasn’t happy with his stat line following the game, so expect the Dolphins to try their best to satiate him this weekend. He should get plenty of looks.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick owners who were elated to see him throw for 412 yards and four scores against the Packers in Week 1 are equally as apprehensive about his Week 2 matchup against the Seahawks. Seattle effectively shut down Carolina’s Cam Newton last week, and they very well could do the same against Kaepernick. Is he a good fantasy start? Not really, but we’d still roll with him unless your backup has a choice matchup (Terrelle Pryor, anyone?).
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