Fantasy Football Update 9/13/16: Week 2 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 2
September 13, 2016
The Week 1 results from the NFL are officially in the books, and it’s time to hit the fantasy football waiver wire to check out all the trending players and sleeper options heading into Week 2. Let’s take a look at some of the big adds right now and see if anyone’s a good choice for your roster.
Baltimore Ravens Defense: If you’re the type of owner that likes to stream defenses, you should be asking yourself, “Who’s playing the Browns?” on a weekly basis. In Week 2, that’s the Ravens, who gave up just seven points and had two sacks against the Bills in the opener.
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Cleveland is a dumpster fire this year as usual, and any defense going up against them gets some elevated credibility. Baltimore is available in over 90 percent of leagues out there, so get on it.
Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions: PPR owners take note. Roddick is coming off 22.8 points last Week against the Colts, victimizing their slow linebackers to the tune of seven rushes for 45 yards and a TD and five grabs for 63 yards and another score.
Riddick and the Lions get Tennessee this week, and though the Titans are pretty good against the run, they’ll have a harder time keeping him contained in the passing game. We expect another nice outing here.
Eli Rogers, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Rogers had a successful debut in Week 1 against the Redskins, grabbing six of his seven targets for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Rogers did screw up in the first quarter, leading to a tipped-ball interception, but was otherwise clean. He’ll be a nice WR3 or flex play as he heads into a big Week 2 matchup at home against Cincinnati.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants: Remember when Cruz was a must-have player? He’s not quite back to that level, but he is definitely worth a look in a majority of fantasy leagues.
Cruz grabbed four of his four targets against the Cowboys for 34 yards and a touchdown, making his return to football a memorable one. Cruz could be a sneaky play in deeper leagues behind Odell Beckham, and will try for another good outing against the Saints this week.
Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers: In the wake of Keenan Allen’s season-ending injury, the other Chargers wide receivers are elevated one notch up. That includes Williams, who grabbed two of five targets in Week 1 for 71 yards.
Williams is far from a must-have guy in fantasy right now, but could surprise people if he can elevate his game. The opportunity is certainly there, and it begins this week against the Jaguars.
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