We have our first data point of the year, and what an opening week it was. Now, your task, should you choose to accept it, is to neither over-react, nor under-react to what we've seen. I'll be using Yahoo's ownership percentage again this week, looking for guys owned in under 20% of leagues. If you're stuck due to injury or you're not feeling great about your squad, check out these streamer options.
Quarterback: Tyrod Taylor VS New England Patriots
There are only a few QB's owned in under 20% of leagues this week. I'm essentially choosing between Tyrod, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Johnny Manziel and Nick Foles. New England's defense gives up yards, and the Buffalo Bills moved the ball well week 1. While I don't think Tyrod will go off and have an insane week, I do think the Bills will move the ball effectively again in week 2. Taylor was at least serviceable in his first start, and I expect Sammy Watkins will not be held without a catch again this week. Look for Taylor to hand in another solid week.
If you're waiver wire is not quite as picked clean, I think Andy Dalton is a nice pickup and play this week.
Running Back: Lance Dunbar VS Philadelphia Eagles
I'll be watching Dallas closely this week to see what they do without Dez Bryant. I expect the Eagles will score a lot of points, and Lance Dunbar was a nice option out of the back field Week 1 when Dallas was playing from behind. With Dallas likely playing from behind again, Dunbar has a good chance for a strong showing. He's currently owned in 15% of leagues, so you can go grab him.
If you haven't already, this is also the week to pick up and stash Christine Michael. The Cowboys are going to need someone to step up, and if that turns out to be Michael, well you better get him now.
Wide Receiver: Cole Beasley VS Philadelphia Eagles
Beasley is owned in 17% of leagues, and again, Dallas is going to need to fill the Dez Bryant void. The Eagles secondary looked awful against the Falcons last week, and Beasley will have to perform if Dallas has a chance to keep up with Chip Kelly and crew. Beasley will stay in the slot, and he'll likely be the 3rd option on most plays. Despite playing third fiddle, Cole is building a nice rapport with quarterback Tony Romo, and we may end up seeing Beasley pull in seven or eight catches, sixty to seventy yards, maybe sneaking in to the end-zone.
Tight End: Jared Cook VS Washington
Cook had a fine start to his 2015, helping the St. Louis Rams defeat the Seattle Seahawks in week 1. Nick Foles will lean on his tight end again this week when the Rams head to Washington. The Rams likely won't score a bunch of touchdowns, but this receiver needy offense could be just what the doctor ordered for someone desperate at tight end.
If the waiver wire is picked clean, at 5% ownership, you can always take a shot on Scott Chandler getting in the end zone again for New England.
The Saints are owned in 10% of leagues, and they take on the hapless Bucs this week. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston looked terrible in week 1 (getting plenty of help doing so from the rest of the Bucs), and I think that trend continues this week. Yes, New Orleans did not look great against Arizona in Week 1. But, for this pick, I am betting that Tampa Bay is awful, not proclaiming Rob Ryan's New Orleans D as a world beater.
Kicker: Blair Walsh VS Detroit
The Vikings were bad against San Francisco last week, but I think they turn it around in a nice matchup against a Detroit Lions team that lost in a very Detroit Lions way last week in San Diego. Walsh will have a few more chances to score, and I think the Vikings could stall out near pay-dirt with their smaller receiver corps. Walsh is only owned in 12% of leagues, I'd bet 11% of that ownership resides in Minnesota. Root for the Vikes this week, and pick up Walsh.
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