Fantasy Football Update 9/16/16: Week 2 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 2
September 16, 2016
Week 2 in the NFL is officially underway, and that means it’s time to check out the fantasy football waiver wire for all the latest sleepers and trending pickups. Let’s visit a few of the popular names out there right now and see if anyone makes sense for your team.
Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets: We’ll start out with the big pickup from the Thursday night game, which applies more to Week 3—but keep him in mind all the same. Enunwa put up six catches on six targets for 92 yards against the Bills, continuing his breakout run early this season.
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Enunwa now has 13 catches on 14 targets through two games. He’s locked in as the No. 3 receiver in New York, and will be a nice sleeper play heading into Kansas City in week 3.
Shane Vereen, RB, New York Giants: Let’s stay in New York and go over to the Giants to check out Vereen. He bagged six rushes for 38 yards, but did add in another 23 yards on three catches.
Vereen looks to be keyed in as the change-of-pace back, grabbing passes out of the backfield. He’s a decent low-end flex consideration in PPR leagues, as the Giants are going up against a pretty flimsy Saints rush defense.
Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: With Zach Ertz banged up, Celek is making some noise on the waiver wire as an injury add or low-end sleeper. He caught just one ball in Week 1 for 11 yards, but will see more action this Monday.
The Eagles will see the Bears in Week 2, and Celek could find some holes as a check-down receiver for Carson Wentz. If you’re hurting at TE, he’s a realistic option.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: Perhaps you’re stringing quarterbacks while you wait for Tom Brady to finish his suspension. If this is the case (or you just want someone new), consider Flacco.
Sure, he had a rough game against Buffalo in Week 1, but salvation is coming by way of the Browns this weekend. Cleveland gave up 258 yards and two TD passes to the aforementioned Wentz in the opener.
Eli Rogers, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Rogers came out of the gate successfully in Week 1 against the Redskins, totaling six grabs on seven targets for 59 yards and a touchdown.
As the slot receiver, Rogers might be able to find some holes against the Cincinnati defense this weekend. Regardless, that one’s going to be a hard-hitting rivalry game.
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