By Adam Filadelfo (@FNTSYArchitect)
Now that the Monday
Night game is in the books, fantasy owners can focus on the most
important day of the week, putting in those waiver wire claims. Whether
it be due to injury or just wanting to upgrade your roster, getting your
claims in every week is mandatory for fantasy football success. Every
team can use a tweak here and there. That is why The Fantasy Sports
Brain gives you Keepers, Sleepers and Jeepers every week.
Matt Jones- Running Back-Washington Redskins- The rookie out of Miami
could very easily be the most added player heading into week three.
After his week two thrashing of the Rams that saw him rush for 146 yards
and two scores, fantasy owners will most definitely want to add Matt
Jones. While Alfred Morris is still the starter in Washington (at least
for now), the rookie did out touch Alf 19 carries to 18 carries and out
rushed Alf 123 yards to 59 yards. Matt Jones looks like the real deal
for both the Redskins and fantasy owners.
Jameis Winston- Quarterback- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- After a not so
memorable debut in week one, the Florida State rookie redeemed himself
in week two passing for over 200 yards and a score while rushing for
another 23 yards and another touchdown. Winston is worth an add for
fantasy owners looking for a bye week quarterback or owners that may
have lost Tony Romo, Jay Cutler or Drew Brees to injury in week two.
Travis Benjamin- Wide Receiver- Cleveland Browns- While Travis Benjamin
may not have gotten much consideration in fantasy drafts, he certainly
has made a name for himself with fantasy owners in the last two weeks.
Since Johnny Manziel has taken over at quarterback, Travis Benjamin has
been a man on fire. Continuing is success in week one, Benjamin followed
that up with another two touchdown game. That's four scores in the
first two games. Benjamin finished week two with three catches for 115
yards and two touchdowns on just four targets. He had a 60 yard
touchdown catch and a 50 yard touchdown catch as well as a 78 yard punt
return. He seems to be the favorite target for Johnny Manziel and as
long as Johnny Football is under center for the Browns, Travis Benjamin
should be a consideration for fantasy owners.
Crockett Gillmore- Tight End- Baltimore Ravens- The year of the tight
end in fantasy football continued in week two when Crockett Gillmore put
himself on fantasy radars hauling in five of his six targets for 88
yards and two scores. With Perriman looking like he won't be back until
next month, Flacco needs another option in the passing game and Gillmore
could end up being that guy.
James Starks- Running Back- Green Bay Packers- With the injury to Eddie
Lacy potentially being a game or more, fantasy owners may want to add
James Starks to their rosters. Filling in for the injured Lacy in week
two, Starks totaled 106 yards versus Seattle. He rushed for 95 yards and
added another 11 on four catches. Even if Lacy doesn't miss any games,
it would be wise for Eddie Lacy owners to grab Starks off of waivers
this week just in case.
Shane Vereen- Running Back- New York Giants- While it is difficult to
rely on a running back purely for receptions purposes every week, Shane
Vereen has proven he can produce when given the chance. Pretty much the
second half of the Giants game, the offense went through Vereen. He
totaled 95 yards but only 19 were on the ground. Vereen showed his real
value when he caught eight balls for 76 yards. Vereen will continue to
provide fantasy value in PPR formats. Standard leagues not so much.
Brandon Weeden- Quarterback- Dallas Cowboys- Coming in to replace the
injured Tony Romo, Weeden completed all seven of his passes for 73 yards
and a touchdown to Terrance Williams. Weeden is nothing more than an
afterthought to fantasy owners unless you are in a really deep league or
two quarterback league.
Darius Heyward-Bey- Wide Receiver- Pittsburgh Steelers- Considered a
bust both in fantasy football and the NFL, Heyward-Bey may have some
fantasy value the next two weeks until Martavus Bryant returns from his
suspension but don't get your hopes up. Heyward-Bey only saw five
targets and managed to haul in four of them for 77 yards and a
touchdown. With the Steelers loving to air the ball out, Heyward-Bey
provides a little fantasy value but fantasy owners shouldn't be
surprised if he lays an egg more times than not.
Leonard Hankerson- Wide Receiver- Atlanta Falcons- Raise your hand if
you saw this coming. My hand isn't up. Hankerson saw 11 targets while
Roddy White saw one. Hankerson hauled in six of the targets for 77 yards
and a score but fantasy owners looking for a repeat performance from
the wide out shouldn't hold their breath.
Aaron Dobson- Wide Receiver- New England Patriots- As a fantasy owner
myself, I'm not playing this game with Dobson anymore. Every year,
Dobson shows a glimpse of what could be then falls off the face of the
fantasy earth shortly after. As far as Dobson's week two performance, he
was on the field for 70 out of the 86 offensive snaps and saw eight
targets while catching seven balls for 87 yards. This may have been more
of a product of Brady attempting 59 passes while trying to run up the
score versus the Bills.