Week 2 has begun and there is never a bad time to analyze every player and their match-up. You see it on Twitter on the time – “I think (player x) will go off this week. Well, here’s a list of 5 guys I think will definitely over-produce.
1. Lance Moore, WR, New Orleans Saints
Everyone knows his name, but being started in only 20% of Yahoo! Leagues? Criminal.
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The guy absolutely kills Tampa (at least historically). Last season at the Bucs, he posted a 9-121-0 stat line. Not the worst.
This season, the Bucs secondary is much improved with Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis, but that’s all the more reason to start this guy.
Revis will be on Colston, opening up a lot of underneath routes for Moore and allowing him to potentially repeat his success from their previous game.
I’m starting Lance Moore over Frank Gore this week in a PPR league. You should too.
Projection: 7 receptions, 96 yards, 1 TD
2. Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants
As one of the three Giants WRs to go over 100 yards last week at Dallas, Randle will continue that success this week versus Denver.
Last week against Baltimore, the Broncos gave up over 300 yards through the air last week to Joe Flacco, and we saw the phenomenon that is Marlon Brown emerge against their susceptible secondary.
One thing to note: Champ Bailey is out again this week. Meaning Chris Harris will likely get another start opposite of DRC (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie).
Randle will likely sneak in a TD this game.
Projection: 5 receptions, 67 yards, 1 TD
3. Bryce Brown, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Ahhh, the new offense of the NFL. Chip Kelly, unlike your NFC counterpart Mike Shanahan, is a fantasy darling.
In his first game under Kelly, LeSean McCoy saw a career-high in touches at 31. McCoy will likely NOT see that again, but will maintain his top-tier RB production.
Enter Bryce Brown.
Last season when McCoy was injured, he stepped in and filled the void. He is a very talented runner. Even with limited carries, he could fill the stat sheet considerably.
He had 9 carries last week, and we should expect to see around the same.
This is a gut call, but I feel McCoy AND Brown score this week against the Chargers.
He’s a flex option.
Projection: 8 carries, 38 yards, 1 TD.
4. Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
After writing this section, I might have to visit some kind of a church to cleanse my soul, but it’s worth it.
In what will be a defense-less shoot-out, Henne will likely put up decent numbers.
Remember, last season he put up 354-4-0 AT Houston last season, and we know he has some kind of potential. In a 2QB league, he’s an interesting flier.
Projection: 261 passing yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT.
5. Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Another great TE tandem the NFL has to offer. Last week, Eifert and TE counterpart Jermaine Gresham had similar production. The Steelers still have an OK defense, but with some many weapons the Cincinnati offers, Eifert could emerge this week as the lead pass catching TE.
He had 5-47-0 last week, and we could see similar numbers this week, but I’m feeling an Eifert TD. A 100% catch percentage from last week cannot go unnoticed!
In a deeper league, Eifert can be used as a flex (if your league offers WR/RB/TE) and is a mid to low TE2 this week.
Projection: 6 receptions, 55 yards, 1 TD