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Case Keenum, Den QB
Keenum put up 329 yards and 3 TDs with 3 INTs on Sunday. I think it’s important to overlook the INTs here and focus on the fact that Keenum was able to move the ball all day and get his top two receivers, Sanders and Thomas, involved early. The Raiders just allowed the Rams to score 33 points, so they are undeniably a plus matchup for Denver this week. If you have Carson Wentz on your bench and are streaming QBs, don’t hesitate to give Keenum a look.
T.J. Yeldon, Jax RB
Leonard Fournette is questionable for this Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury and could miss more extended time. In Week 1, Yeldon took 14 carries for 51 yards and also had 3 receptions for 18 yards and a score. Pick Yeldon up in all leagues and if Fournette is ruled out on Friday, pencil Yeldon in as a high-upside RB2.
Brandon Marshall / Tyler Lockett, Sea WR
Doug Baldwin went down in the first half on Sunday with a partial MCL tear that will keep him out for at least a few weeks. Marshall had 3 receptions for 46 yards and a TD. Lockett also had 3 receptions but for 59 yards and a TD. It’s going to be a guessing game to see which receiver will be more productive with Baldwin on the sideline, but it’s a pretty safe bet that one of them will put up solid WR2 numbers for the next month or so.
DeSean Jackson, TB WR
Who knew that a past-his-prime speedy wideout would blow up in Week 1 with Fitzpatrick as his QB? He probably won you your DFS game if you took the chance on him, but I think he might have staying power for season-long leagues as well. When someone puts up 146 yards and 2 TDs, you pick him up even if he left the game with a concussion.
Jared Cook, Oak TE
I feel like Jared Cook has spent more time on waiver wire articles than fantasy rosters throughout his career. His 9 catch, 180 yard performance on Monday night was a perfect example of why it’s so frustrating that he isn’t more consistent. The talent is there, but Cook has never been able to produce on a weekly basis. Try to pick him up in all formats, but don’t blow all your FAAB on him.
Dak Prescott, Dal QB
If Sunday was a sign of things to come for the Cowboys, it’s going to be a long season in Big D. There was floating optimism throughout the offseason that Prescott and Elliott would be able to pound teams into the ground the way they have done the past two seasons when both were available. A couple injuries to the offensive line later and it turns out that having 0 valuable skill position players is actually a big deal. His matchups don’t get much easier before the Week 8 bye, so I would look to pick up a QB if I had Dak.
Corey Davis, Ten WR
I’m not saying you should overreact and drop him outright, but the dude only caught 6 of 13 targets for 62 yards. He’s undeniably the first option in Tennessee (especially now that Delanie Walker is out for the year), but he needs to do more with the volume. Mariota is also questionable for this week’s game with a mysterious arm/elbow injury, so if he’s not able to go then I would bench Davis (unless you think Blaine Gabbert throwing to him sounds like a recipe for success).