Fantasy Football Update 9/17/16: Week 2 Key Matchups
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 2
September 17, 2016
Week 2 in the NFL will get going once again tomorrow, so the fantasy football waiver wire is quite busy. Let’s check out some of the notable adds, sleepers and matchup plays out there to see if anyone is right for your team.
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Baltimore Ravens Defense: This is one of the most popular matchup adds out there right now. The Ravens held the Bills to just seven points with two sacks in Week 1, and will be going against the hapless Browns this weekend.
Looking ahead, Baltimore has some decent matchups over the next few weeks as well. They’re a great pickup as a streamer, and you can probably keep them on your roster for a little while if needed.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: Sticking with the Ravens-Browns matchup this weekend, We can also look at Flacco as at least a one-week QB pickup. he’s coming off a 22-of-33 line for one touchdown against the Bills, and should do much better against Cleveland.
After the Browns, Flacco has Jacksonville, Oakland, Washington and the Giants. He’s a nice plug-in for Tom Brady owners and deep-leaguers looking for QB help.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Over at the TE slot, Rudolph looks like a pretty decent pickup right now. He’s coming off four grabs on eight receptions for 65 yards against Tennessee.
Rudolph’s usage will depend a little bit on the QB situation in Minnesota, but he’s got a nice matchup against the Packers this week. Green Bay gave up 112 yards and a TD to tight ends in the opener.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants: Cruz had a successful return to action in Week 1, bagging four of four targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Cowboys.
As long as he stays healthy, Cruz should be a nice play going forward. The good news is that he’s got a nice matchup tomorrow against New Orleans, who gave up 319 pass yards in Week 1.
Virgil Green, TE, Denver Broncos: Let’s go TE again to close things out today and visit with Green. He caught four of his five targets in Week 1 for 28 yards, but should see a bigger role this week due to injury.
Green will get a pretty good matchup against a slow Colts defense this week, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him get into the end zone.
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