Sep. 20, 2016
NFL Fantasy: Week Two Sleepers
With the first week of the NFL now in the books, the weekly process of sifting through the waiver wire to better your team begins. Every Tuesday morning I will provide you with a few players to target and why you should target them. Finding players on the waiver wire that could contribute to your team, can ultimately be the difference in you succeeding in your leagues or not. Finding the time to do so can be taxing and time consuming for most, I however love watching football, analyzing stats from each game and finding those players to help your teams. Stay tuned next week for another batch of sleepers.
Will Fuller, WR, Texans - It was quite the coming out party for rookie Will Fuller, he finished his first career regular season game with a stat line of 5 REC/107 YDS/ 1 TD. Brock Osweiler showed trust and confidence in Fuller throughout the pre-season and showed it once again in Sunday's game by targeting him more than Deandre Hopkins. The Texans didn't have many other options last season other than Hopkins, so if Fuller can continue to produce, Osweiler will keep feeding him the ball. If you can snag him off the waiver wire, he could turn out to be quite the fantasy asset. (Owned in 51% of Yahoo Leagues)
Tajae Sharpe, WR, Titans - Sharpe was another rookie who had a great pre-season and was able to carry it over into his regular season debut. He was targeted early and often as the clear No. 1 receiver for the Titans. Mariota targeted him 11 times and Sharpe was able to turn those targets into seven receptions and 76 yards. He doesn't have the breakaway speed to compile big gains, but the sound route running he displayed on Sunday and the early chemistry he has with Mariota will bode well for him and fantasy owners that can get him. (Owned in 46% of Yahoo Leagues)
Tevin Coleman, RB, Falcons - Coleman and Devonta Freeman more or less shared duties on Sunday with Coleman outplaying the latter of the two. He wasn't all that successful on the ground, only mustering up 22 yards on eight carries. He made up for the slow day on the ground by leading the team in receiving yards with 95 on five receptions. Going forward, the Falcons may continue use the the running back by committee approach which will only benefit Coleman. He is the superior receiver out of the backfield and the team should continue to exploit that talent going forward. (Owned in 43% of Yahoo Leagues)
Tyrell Williams, WR, Chargers - No one on the Chargers should benefit more from the potential season ending injury to Keenan Allen than Tyrell Williams. In his first game he secured two of his five targets for 71 yards. With Allen's going forward, look for Rivers to throw to Williams early and often. Snag him off the waiver wire while you can. (Owned in 2% of Yahoo Leagues)
Until next time,