The second week of the NFL season is soon to wrap up with a Monday Night Football showdown as the Cleveland Browns visit the New York Jets. What have we learned from the season up to this point regarding fantasy football implications? Patrick Mahomes still looks like a superhuman, and he is putting up numbers to support this notion. Are there any players on the lowly Miami Dolphins to own? Certainly not. Let’s look at some of the big fantasy football stories from the first two weeks of the season, and how to add some fuel to your roster going into the third week.
Has Panic Mode Set In?
Everybody seems to feel good following draft day. This guy is going to break out at that position, and the fellow from the squad in Oakland is bound to dominate in his rookie campaign. It’s still early to decide how draft decisions will impact the season long-term, but it’s not too late to change the season if it has started poorly. Transactions in the free-agent pool are vital to success in any fantasy football league, whether it is a 12-team league or even deeper. There are plenty of guys to get excited about in the waiver wire.
Some notable quarterbacks went down with injury during the week, including Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees, with Big Ben sidelined for the entire season. The quarterback position isn’t always the deepest when it comes to free-agent signings, but there should be one or two available. Look no further than Buffalo with Josh Allen. Mr. Allen wasn’t always the most impressive in his rookie campaign, but he certainly looks improved in year number two. He can hurt opponents with his arm, but fantasy football owners must like what they see when Josh Allen looks to run. He not only gains yards but scores touchdowns on the ground. Other notable names are Andy Dalton, Jacoby Brissett.
Skill Position Players to Consider
Patrick Mahomes is a fantastic player who spreads the ball out to several different offensive weapons throughout the game. Tyreek Hill is one of his favorite targets, but Hill happens to be sidelined for several weeks. Look to pick up Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman on the waiver wire. Who knows which player will have a better season, especially when Hill returns, but things looked bright on Sunday versus the Raiders. Robinson had six grabs for 172 yards and two scores, while Hardman added a long touchdown in the game. The ageless wonder Frank Gore deserves consideration at the running back position with Devin Singletary leaving the game Sunday with a hamstring injury.
Set yourself up for success in Fantasy Football this year with some quick tips from our team.