THE BOTTOM LINE: WEEK 2

Get ready for Week 2 of fantasy football by adding some of these players to your team

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THE BOTTOM LINE: WEEK 2

Joe Parsley, Website/Video Managing Editor

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QB Matthew Stafford

Stafford finally has a big-bodied receiver to throw to in rookie T.J. Hockenson which should bring more production to the Lions offense. In addition to Hockenson, the Lions have two capable receivers in the lineup in Golladay and Jones with Johnson in the backfield who has a lot of potential. The Lions offense will be something to keep an eye on as they can be inconsistent but adding Stafford right now won’t hurt (unless you drafted two QBs early in the draft). Stafford and the Lions take on the Chargers who allowed Jacoby Brissett to complete about 78% of his passes with 2 touchdowns and o interceptions.

RB Malcolm Brown 

Gurley owners, Brown should be a must own because the Rams are trying to give Gurley and his knees a lot of rest. Brown got the bulk of the load against the Panthers posting 11 carries for 53 yards and 2 touchdowns. He should get around 10 carries next week against a Saints team that let Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, and the rest of the Texans run all over them.

RB Devin Singletary

The Bills made it clear that Singletary, 2019 third-rounder, is the new featured back (with help from Frank Gore) for them as they cut LeSean McCoy back in late August. In his first game, Singletary carried the ball 4 times for 70 yards and caught 5 passes for 28 yards against the Jets. Even though he only rushed 4 times, he was on the field for 70% of the snaps which isn’t bad for a rookie. In Week 2, the Bills will travel back to New York to take on the Giants who had a mediocre Week 1 versus the Cowboys.

WR Marquise Brown

The 2019 first-rounder out of Oklahoma looked electric in his NFL debut despite coming off a foot injury that sidelined him the majority of the offseason. He posted 147 yards on 4 catches with 2 touchdowns against a tanking Miami team. Brown and Lamar Jackson built some great chemistry which should carry over into Week 2 as they take on the Cardinals, another team that is rebuilding.

WR Terry McLaurin

The 2019 third-rounder had an excellent NFL debut in Philadelphia where he caught 5 passes for 125 yards and 1 touchdown. He appears to have great chemistry with the Redskins’ quarterback Case Keenum and has no one threatening to take his starting spot. McLaurin was selected in the third-round so don’t rely on him consistently having this type of performance, but he could have some big outings against mediocre/weak defenses.

TE T.J. Hockenson

Rookie tight ends aren’t expected to produce much their rookie season let alone their first game, but Hockenson is the exception, As a 2019 first-round TE who’s compared to Kelce, Kittle, and Ertz, Hockenson proved everybody wrong by dominating the Cardinals, posting 6 catches for 131 yards and 1 touchdown. The Lions take on the Chargers, who are playing without one of their best defensive players Derwin James, in Week 2, which should be a great matchup for Hockenson.

TE Mark Andrews

The 2018 third-rounder out of Oklahoma has out-produced the Ravens’ other tight end Hayden Hurst, the Ravens’ 2018 first-rounder, consistently since 2018’s Week 1. This year is no different as Andrews caught 8 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 opener at Miami. Andrews and the Ravens take on a Cardinal defense that let Hockenson have an excellent rookie debut so expect something similar performance from Andrews.

Honorable Mention: WR John Ross

The 2017 first-rounder had a rocky two years under previous Head Coach Marvin Lewis as he didn’t fit the offense. Now, under Head Coach Zac Taylor who previously coached for the Rams in 2017-2018, he seems to be thriving in the Bengals’ new pass heavy offense, which is similar to McVay’s Rams, tallying 7 catches for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns this past weekend against the Seahawks. Ross has been an up and down player for his short career, but the new offense could make him somewhat relevant fantasy wise. Think of him as a low risk, high reward add because he can be dropped if the Seahawks game is a fluke or he could be a consistent contributor for a fantasy team.

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