Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
The red riffle has almost become a Fantasy afterthought, but not so fast my friends. The Bengals are promoting an aggressive offense that could give the 49ers issues. San Francisco is also playing its second consecutive road game. Dalton could be a nice sleeper.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
For some strange reason, most national Week 2 rankings have Wilson buried in the teens? Pittsburgh’s secondary was torched for multiple big plays in Week 1. Did you know that in Wilson’s four starts against AFC teams in 2018 he threw for 10 TDs (2.5 TD average)?
David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
A week ago, Fantasy owners couldn’t wait to start him. Now, a week later, everybody has the rookie benched. Head coach Matt Nagy has admitted that Montgomery’s role will be shared with Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis. That being said, it just takes one big play and the rookie is absolutely capable of breaking one out.
Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
Another rookie that most Fantasy players drafted early but is ranked low in Week 2 is Miles Sanders. Sanders is capable of attacking the Falcons’ defense for big plays, and I prefer his athletic skill set indoors over Jordan Howard and Darren Sproles in Week 2.
WR Phillip Dorsett, New England Patriots
Don’t sleep on the potential of the former first-round draft pick from Miami in Week 2, and perhaps even for the remainder of the season. Did you know that including last year’s playoffs, Dorsett has four TD receptions in his last five games as a Patriot. Dorsett is also a nice hedge in case Antonio Brown decides to do whacky stuff or does not suit up.
WR Jamison Crowder, New York Jets
Crowder’s role in the Jets’ offense could actually increase with Trevor Siem at QB in Week 2 vs the Browns. Siemian is much better at intermediate and short throws than deep passes. Crowder will continue to be a hot start in PPR formats in Adam Gase’s offense. Role Crowder out with confidence on Monday Night Football even if most rankings have him buried.
Tyler Eifert and C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals
If you have a TE like Hunter Henry or Trey Burton, you might be searching for a Week 2 replacement. If you haven’t seen what Cincinnati is doing on offense, they run many two tight end sets, especially with A.J. Green out of the offense. Uzomah averaged 16.5 yards per catch and Eifert caught all five targets in Week 1 against Seattle. San Francisco was susceptible to opposing tight ends in Week 1 against Tampa Bay. Also worth noting is that if one of the Bengals’ tight ends were to get injured, either Eifert or Uzomah would be a monster if they no longer had to share snaps or targets.