The season has started and I am back to giving you my weekly Fantasy Football Sleepers. After some interesting players that stepped up in week 2. Here are 6 guys and 1 defense that I believe that if they’re on your roster, they could be some real sleepers heading into week 2.
Week 2 Fantasy Football Sleepers
EJ Manuel vs. Carolina Panthers
Manuel looked poised and threw the ball pretty well in his season début against the Patriots. He almost helped carry the Bills to an upset victory over the Patriots as well. He completed 66% of his passes and threw for 2 touchdown passes. He faces a Panthers team that gave up 320 yards and a TD to Russell Wilson, who also completed 75% of his passes as well. Now I am not saying Manuel is Wilson but he will have enough success against them to garner some sleeper value. (QB2)
DeAngelo Williams vs. Buffalo Bills
The Bills didn’t do a very good job at stopping the run against the Patriots. Williams looked pretty good (minus the 2 fumbles of course) against a tough Seahawks D. He rushed for 86 yards on 17 carries averaging 5.1 YPC. So Williams should have no problem finding some running room this week against the Bills. He is a solid sleeper this week as a RB2/Flex play.
Vick Ballard vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Ballard left a heck of a 1st week impression. He looked very good in pass protection (6 for 6 in blitz pickups). He ran the ball effectively averaging 4.8 YPC on 13 carries. As of right now Ballard is the #1 guy and I think he has some solid value as a RB2/RB3.
Mike Williams had 8 targets on Sunday. This could be a shootout with the Falcons and Williams has found the end zone in 5 out of the last 6 games including a 6 catch, 65 yards and a TD performance against the Falcons in week 17 of last year.
Simpson led all WR’s in targets with 8. This is the guy that I expected to see last season after coming off the suspension. He has a tough matchup this week against the Bears but he will have to target him if the Vikings have a chance to win this week.
Dallas Clark heavily targeted against the Broncos in week 1. He ended up with 7 catches on 12 targets. He would’ve had probably 2 or 3 more catches (including one for a TD) if he wouldn’t have come down with case of the butterfingers. Enter Brandon Myers who saw 9 targets against the Cowboys (yes some were in garbage time) catching 7 of them and one for a touchdown. With the Broncos secondary preoccupied with Nick/Cruz/Randle combination, Myers will be in line for another big fantasy week. He is available in around 3% of ESPN leagues & 27% of Yahoo leagues. He is a TE1 this week and would be worth adding if available in your league.
Oakland Raiders D vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars were held to 2 points against the Chiefs. This offense is in shambles any way you look at it. The Raiders D played rather well in week 1 against the Colts. The held the Colts to 7 points in the 2nd half after giving up 14 in the 1st. They also produced 4 sacks (8 QB hits) and only gave up 274 total yards. If you are a streaming D kind of guy, I would target the Raiders this week.
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