Fantasy Football 2017: Week 2 Sleepers
The Trending Sleepers and Waiver Wire Adds in Fantasy Football Heading into Week 2
September 14, 2017
Week 2 is upon us in fantasy football and the NFL, so it’s time to start getting those lineups together by checking the waiver wire for some sleeper options that could pay off big time. Let’s examine a few of the trending names and see if anyone is worth picking up this week.
Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Allen is one of the trendy RB pickups this week in the wake of David Johnson’s injury, and he’s got some promise moving forward. Allen played 33 of the 66 snaps in Week 1, collecting 71 yards on 21 carries.
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For Week 2, Allen will be hosting the Browns, who were something of a surprise in Week 1 as they held Pittsburgh to just 35 yards rushing this past Sunday. Still, Allen is a solid pickup.
Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints: A little further down the RB list this week is Kamara, who rushed seven times for 18 yards in Week 1, and also caught four of his six targets for 20 yards.
Adrian Peterson started the game, but played only nine snaps to Kamara’s 31. That’s indicative of Kamara getting some extra work on the ground, and not just as a third-down pass-catcher.
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: James was something of a surprise in Week 1, catching six of his eight targets for 41 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Even so, he’s available in almost 70 percent of leagues out there.
James has emerged as a red zone target for the Steelers, and the somewhat daunting matchup against the Vikings this week could work in his favor. Ben Roethlisberger may need to rely heavily on James as an outlet if he can’t find his big receivers.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Let’s go with RB one more time and visit Carson, who put up six rushes for 39 yards in the opener. He’s part of a crowded backfield in Seattle, but does get a tasty matchup against the 49ers rush defense this week.
Carson played 26 of 49 snaps in the opener, easily dusting a tired-looking Eddie Lacy, who had just seven. That makes Carson worth a pickup if you’ve got the room.
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: We’ll finish up with Lee this week, even though he got just four targets and zero fantasy points last week. The upside here for Lee is that Allen Robinson is out for the year, leaving him and Allen Hurns to pick up the slack.
Lee is a nice low-end WR pickup, but with the Jags relying on the run so heavily he might not get as much work as owners would hope. Still, he’s a good bet to eventually become the No. 1 guy in Jacksonville.
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