Fantasy Football 2014: Week 2 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 2 Sleeper Pickups
September 12, 2014
It’s Friday, and you know what that means: It’s time once again to take our weekly look at our sleeper picks for the upcoming games in fantasy football. We’ve got another crop of interesting players in store for you today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see what you can be expecting by these trending names in Week 2.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns: So, you missed out on picking up Terrance West when it was announced Wednesday that he’d be starting over the injured Ben Tate. Not to worry; Crowell is out there, too, and has a lot of value. He posted just five rush attempts in Week 1, but turned those into 32 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
West is the gotta-have guy in Cleveland while Tate is out, but Crowell should get some red-zone usage. If he can find the end zone again, he’s well worth an add.
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Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: Anyone on offense who’s got the Cowboys on the schedule is definitely worth some fantasy consideration. This week that includes Walker, who is coming off a good showing against KC in Week 1 (three grabs; 37 yards; one score).
Walker is mostly used as a blocker, but he’ll get some looks from time to time. Against a porous Dallas defense there should be more than enough balls to go around, so if you’re stuck at TE he’s a definite possibility.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Houston Texans: Fitzpatrick and his new team made short work of the Redskins last week, cruising to a 206-yard, one-touchdown day. Those numbers don’t exactly jump out, but Fitzpatrick also didn’t have to put forth a whole lot of effort to conquer a floundering defense.
That said, he’ll get another good matchup this weekend when he faces the Raiders. Oakland just got beat up by Geno and the Jets, and Fitzy shouldn’t have too much trouble doing the same.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Generally, there’s not a whole lot to get excited about in the Colts backfield, but Bradshaw could have some real value this weekend. He’ll be going up against the Eagles, and with most folks predicting a shootout, that means plenty of pass attempts.
Bradshaw posted five receptions for 70 yards in Week 1, and he could near those numbers on Monday night. He’s an interesting flex play in deeper leagues.
Brian Quick, WR, St. Louis Rams: With Sam Bradford out for the season (again), Quick’s fantasy stock took a nosedive. He posted some nice returns in Week 1, however, picking up 99 yards on seven grabs.
It seems Quick is developing some chemistry with new QB Shaun Hill, which is a very good sign in the early-going. We won’t see as many downfield strikes, but he should be involved enough to make a big difference this season.
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