Many of you play in very deep leagues, and there are several big injuries with impact players sitting out in Week 2. While these players aren’t ideal plays if you’re looking for a deep sleeper, here are a few to consider.
QB Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
Carr wasn’t highly desirable for fantasy this season, outside of leagues that start two quarterbacks or superflex formats. The Raiders did an excellent job protecting Carr in Week 1 against the Broncos, as he didn’t even get hit. Carr was 22-for-26 for 259 yards with a touchdown. The game script with be different this week with Carr trying to keep up the with the explosive Chiefs’ offense.… Continue reading ...
RB Duke Johnson, Houston Texans
Has there been a bigger winner in the preseason? Johnson was being drafted in the double-digit rounds when he was on the Browns. After the trade to the Texans, Johnson jumped several rounds. Then Lamar Miller tore his ACL last week, and Johnson has moved up a few more rounds. He’s projected to lead the backfield, although there’s a chance the Texans bring in another back. Johnson is one of the best pass-catching running backs. He caught 74 passes two years ago and has an ADP of 56 as the RB25.
One of the most difficult things for fantasy football players is to avoid drafting with your heart. It’s natural to select a player on your favorite team. Jim Cramer, who has a new fantasy site Bull Market Fantasy, participated in his work league draft on Wednesday night dressed in his Eagles jersey.
It’s a 12-team PPR format with the starters being one QB, two RB, three WR, one TE, and one flex.
We can say the first pick for Cramer definitely wasn’t a homer pick. The Eagles fan had the fourth overall pick and selected Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is holding out as of press time. It’s a risky pick since there’s the potential he can miss some games, but many would have him as the No.… Continue reading ...
Duke Johnson has finally been traded after requesting to be moved earlier this season. The Browns traded the running back to the Texans on Thursday for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. It can becomes a third round pick if Johnson plays in ten games.
The Texans had a need for a running back after cutting D’Onta Foreman and Johnson can fill the void. Two years ago, Johnson caught 74 passes and scored seven total touchdowns. Johnson was involved in the offense as much last year. He had 40 carries for 201 yards and 47 catches for 429 yards with three touchdowns last season.
Johnson has missed all of training camp outside of the first two days due to a hamstring injury.… Continue reading ...
When you get to the third round of drafts, there are a bevy of wide receivers to choose from. Some have higher floors, while other have higher ceilings. Two receivers going close to one another are Stefon Diggs and Julian Edelman. Which one is the better pick?
Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
Diggs has always shown talent and ability and had his best season last year. He had career highs of 149 targets, 102 receptions, 1,021 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games to finish as a Top 10 Fantasy receiver. The year before Diggs was the WR19 with 64 catches on 849 yards and eight touchdowns.
Diggs isn’t the clear cut No.… Continue reading ...
If you want one of the elite tight ends, they are drafted early in the first three rounds of most drafts. Travis Kelce usually goes first and then it’s between Zach Ertz and George Kittle. Who’s the better option of the two? Here’s the breakdown
TE Position Battle: Zach Ertz vs. George Kittle
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Ertz is coming off a career year. The Eagles tight end had career highs with 156 targets, 116 receptions, 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns for the second straight season. The 116 catches were an NFL record for a tight end.
The former Stanford Cardinal star averaged 9.8 targets and 7.2 receptions per game last season.… Continue reading ...