This weekly feature will take a look at some sleepers, at each position, who could help fantasy teams win their weekly matchup. To determine the sleepers, I will be using the fantasy points allowed at each position statistics, courtesy of AsktheCommish.com.
For week 2, I will use the fantasy points allowed from Week 1….yeah, small sample size, but it's a better barometer than looking at 2013.
Before I take a look at our Week 2 Sleepers, here is how my sleepers for Week 1 performed:
QB - Geno Smith, NYJ vs OAK - 23/28, 221 yards, TD
RB - C. J. Spiller, BUF vs CHI - 15 Carries, 53 yards; 3 rec., 11 yards, TD
WR - Kendall Wright, TEN vs KC - 6 rec., 46 yards, TD
TE - Ladarius Green, SD vs ARI - 2 rec., 24 yards
Week 2 Sleepers
Alex Smith, KC vs Denver
Denver gave up 28.7 fantasy points to Andrew Luck last week, and I can see Alex Smith having a big game in a losing effort on Sunday afternoon. In two games vs the Broncos last season, Smith threw for over 500 yards and 4 touchdown passes. This game could be a high scoring affair, with the Chiefs playing catch up all day, so Smith will be airing the ball quite a bit on Sunday.
Chris Ivory, NYJ vs Green Bay
The Packers gave up almost 35 fantasy points to Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks last Thursday night. This week they face the Jets who rushed for over 200 yards vs the Raiders. Leading their rushing attack was RB Chris ivory, who ran the ball 10 times for 102 yards and a touchdown. Ivory should have similar success on Sunday vs the Packers whose defense is not as stout as it used to be.
Andrew Hawkins, CLE vs New Orleans
With Josh Gordon out of action due to suspension, Andrew Hawkins was the favorite target of QB Brian Hoyer last week, catching 8 balls for 87 yards in the Browns 30-27 loss to the Steelers. This week, Hawkins and the Browns face the Saints at home, and Hawkins should enjoy another good day at the office, as the Saints gave up 40 points to the Falcons wide receivers last week. I don't see the Browns receivers having as much success as the talented Julio Jones, Roddy White and crew, but they will need to air out their offense vs the Saints high-scoring offense, and Hawkins should be the beneficiary.
Zach Ertz, PHI vs Indianapolis
The Colts defense gave up 29 points to Julio Thomas last Sunday, so Ertz was an easy pick this week. Ertz is not well known, but he did enjoy a solid Week 1 where he caught three passes for 77 yards and a touchdown vs the Jaguars. I see Ertz becoming a big part of the Eagles passing game now that Desean Jackson has moved on to Washington, and he should gradually see more targets as the season goes along.
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