Here we go guys. Week 2 of the real season is here. If you survived Le’Veon Bell’s record day during the lowest scoring fantasy football weekend in the last two years, you truly deserve to be here. Maybe you were saved by a first round bye. Doesn’t matter, right? Prepare to pay whatever waiver budget you have left for some of the top guys on this list.
Bilal Powell, NYJ RB
Powell took advantage of Matt Forte’s injury and carried the ball 29 times on Sunday for 145 yards and 2 touchdowns. He can see similar numbers against the Dolphins if Forte sits again, and will still be startable if Forte ends up playing.
Kenneth Dixon, Bal RB
We mentioned him last week, so hopefully you picked him up before his big night during primetime (19 touches for 81 yards and a touchdown). Again, if you are in a PPR league in need RB depth, there is probably no better target for the next two weeks than this guy.
Jermaine Gresham, Ari TE
The tight end position is looking pretty thin right now. Many of the big name guys are either struggling or out, and many of the people we recommended picking up are seeing the return of their healthy counterparts. That doesn’t bode well for the fantasy playoffs. If you want options, take a look at Gresham, who has five catches in three straight games and two touchdowns in that span.
Dwayne Washington, Det RB
Washington put up 17 touches for 74 total yards and is the only healthy running back on the Lions roster right now. If Theo Riddick sits again or is limited on Sunday, Washington will hold value in 14-team leagues.
Eric Ebron, Det TE
Ebron has been pretty average the last two weeks and the last time he surpassed 4 catches in a game was Week 9. With Stafford dealing with a broken finger and facing a tough Giants D that held Dallas to 7 points, I would suggest dropping Ebron for someone with more upside.
Vernon Davis, Was TE
Jordan Reed’s return held Davis to 1 reception on only 2 targets. There’s not much upside if injuries don’t create more opportunities for him, so owners should move on.