Hot Pickups – Week Two
Hot Pickups – Week Two
Alfred Morris – Say what you will about the Shanahaningans in Washington but anyone who actually watched this game will realize Morris is the feature back in this offense. Yes, he may not be on the field much when the Skins are playing from behind, but if you saw RGIII and his veteran poise on Sunday, you would agree that may not be much at all this season. This supposed RBBC gave 28 carries to Morris, while only giving 2 to Royster and 3 to Helu, this is not a timeshare. Morris introduced himself to the casual fantasy fan with 98 yards and two touchdowns in his NFL regular season debut. Morris is the punishing, carry the pile type of runner fantasy owners love and is worth the top waiver claim. Morris is available in 73 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
Stephen Hill – Available in 86 percent of Yahoo! leagues Hill went off for two impressive touchdowns coming from five receptions and 89 yards. Hill aka Starscream seemed to be every bit the Decepticon as his predecessor and will make Mark Sanchez look good for the rest of the season. Hill may have a monster season at the expense of Santonio Holmes as Sanchez will throw to who is open, not the guy in double coverage. We suggest Hill over Ogletree as the former is a starter with upside to lead his team in touchdowns and become its true number one, Ogletree is not.
Randall Cobb – Owned in only 46 percent of Yahoo! leagues Randall Cobb broke out with nine receptions for 77 yards and a punt return touchdown. Cobb has ascended to the four wide receiver package and received a ton of targets on the afternoon. Cobb also functioned as the Packers third down back, lining up in the backfield on some plays. Cobb has basically made himself a weekly must-start with his exciting performance as he has tremendous upside. Like some other top options he threatens to put up some duds, but this dude is a stud.
Alshon Jeffery – Jeffery has a very exciting ceiling in an offense with Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler. Now while we have him ranked lower on the waiver priority list, we do feel that he may have the highest upside in standard leagues of any player not named Morris on this list. Jeffery is available in 66 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
James Jones – James Jones and Randall Cobb seem to have leap frogged Donald Driver on the depth chart and on a team with Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings Jones is primed to see some very beatable coverage week in and week out. Jones may have an expanded role in week 2 with Greg Jennings’ status in question, if he misses the game Jones will start opposite Nelson. Jones is available in 77 percent of Yahoo! leagues and is rosterable in 12-team leagues and deeper.
Kevin Ogletree – Ogletree absolutely lit up a banged up Giants secondary for 8 receptions, 111 yards and 2 TD’s. Ogletree has some talent and it was finally on display but don’t expect a repeat performance. He is worth a waiver claim behind the names listed above him on this list but is someone you should look to deal immediately just in case he falls back to earth as soon as next week.
Dexter McCluster – McCluster is showing signs of becoming a must-own in all PPR leagues and those in all but the shallowest of leagues are suggested to put in a claim on the diminutive running back in PPR settings. He is still worth an add in standard formats but should not be atop your waiver priority for the week. McCluster is available in 87 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
Andrew Hawkins – Runner up on Michael Irvin’s 4th and long reality show Hawkins made a splash in his season debut for the Bengals hauling in eight targets and regularly showing yards after the catch ability. Hawkins hauled in eight of his nine targets on the evening for yards and should be added in all PPR leagues and 12-team and deeper standard leagues. Hawkins is more of an asset in PPR leagues and should only be waiver claimed in deeper leagues.
Jonathan Dwyer – Not exactly sure how he is on the wire in 82 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Dwyer has slimmed down and is the most effective healthy back on the roster, something that was known since preseason. Add Dwyer is you are looking for a short-term fix or have Mendenhall, Mathews, Fred Jackson or Richardson on your roster, he should be a good stopgap.
Jeremy Kerley – Available in 98 percent of Yahoo! leagues Kerley makes for a good add in deeper leagues. We have high hopes for Kerley this season but his production may be sporadic so we do not suggest a waiver claim outside of 12-team leagues.
Written by Win My Fantasy League Senior Sports Writer/Fantasy Sports Analyst Raju Byfield (Rizzla).