Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 9/13/13
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Jets-Pats, Richardson and more
September 13, 2013
Week 2 in the NFL has officially begun, and with it so has the second game of the fantasy football season. We’ve still got a couple of days to retool our lineups for optimum effect this Sunday (and Monday), and in the meantime there are plenty of fantasy storylines to keep up with. That said, let’s check in on some of the news-making players out there this morning with our daily update. Here’s the latest.
Jets-Patriots Fantasy Notes: It was a pretty sloppy game at Gillette Stadium last night, with relatively few fantasy gems cutting through the rain. The Pats’ defense came up big in this one, with four turnovers and 318 yards from the Jets’ rookie-led and injury-depleted offense. Julian Edelman had an okay game as well, posting 78 yards on 13 grabs in the Pats’ 13-10 win.
There are a few things to watch after this one, mainly the Chris Ivory-Bilal Powell dynamic in New York, as well as QB Geno Smith’s continued development. He didn’t run so much in this one (not to mention all the turnovers), so that hurts his fantasy value as a backup.
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Reggie Bush, RB, Detroit Lions: Bush earned his fantasy keep in a big way during Week 1, tallying 191 total yards against the Vikings. 101 of those came in the passing game, where he’s expected to be a big contributor this season. If you can believe it, Bush thinks he’ll be able to improve on his performance after watching video of the game.
That’d be great, but fantasy owners will take a healthy Bush and be happy. He caused a bit of concern after Week 1 when it was announced he was fighting injuries to his hip, thumb and knee, but he’s been practicing this week and looks like he’ll be just fine for the road game against the Cardinals.
Trent Richardson, RB, Cleveland Browns: Richardson owners were met with an underwhelming performance in Week 1, and it’s caused a sour aftertaste in the days since. The Browns’ feature back finished with just 13 carries for 47 yards, but was able to add another 30 on a pair of catches. The consensus is that he’ll be seeing more work in Week 2, when the Browns head to Baltimore.
Cleveland OC Norv Turner said this week that he’d like to get Richardson more than 20 carries, which should be music to his fantasy owners’ ears. If you believe in players being “due,” that’s certainly the case here. Regardless, Richardson is firmly in must-start fantasy territory.
Denarius Moore, WR, Oakland Raiders: Moore has been firmly entrenched as a backup WR in fantasy this season, but that’s starting to change given the early success of rookie Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor. The two showed some chemistry in Week 1, hooking up for 43 yards and a score on five completions.
Heading into Week 2, Moore is looking like a great option. He’ll face off against the Jaguars, and Jacksonville looked flat-out disgusting in the opener against Kansas City. We’d imagine Moore is worthy of a flex spot or WR3 designation in your starting lineup this week.
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