So far this year it's been the story of the little guys. By that I mean the fantasy flex/bench receivers who are lighting up the scoreboards each week. Look at this week as a sample size: Mike Wallace went off, Corey Coleman ranked 4th, and some guy named Greg Salas (BUF) outscored guys like OBJ, Dez Bryant, and Brandon Marshall. Do I trust any of these guys to repeat? No. A lot of these are outlier performances; random spikes on a chart. I'll keep watching these guys and their production to see if they are worth it in the long run, but for now I'm pegging it as one lucky week. This week I have a lot to talk about and little time. So I'm going to give you guys a blitz analysis on a lot of players after the rankings.
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I have a lot of players I want to touch on this week so I'm going to keep the analysis a bit short to fit more guys in.
Odell Beckham Jr. - I don't normally talk about top-five guys because it's self explanatory that you put them in. OBJ has not started the season how fantasy owners (me being one of them) envisioned. Who would've thought that Victor Cruz and a rookie could take so much production away from an elite guy. But he will get back on track no doubt about it. The reason I talk about him is to combine three players into one analysis. Cruz and Sterling Shepard are both flex plays this week in my book.
Will Fuller - He proved me wrong last week. Fuller looks like he's going to see a lot more of the ball. He's another WR3 that could put big numbers in the flex position.
Julian Edelman - I'm am not a fan this week. New England is on their third string QB, Jacoby Brisset, who only targeted Edelman once after coming in. Plus Houston's defense has a decent secondary. Just not appealing to me at all.
Stefon Diggs - I know it's a matchup against Carolina, but you have to roll with one of the hottest hands in fantasy football through two weeks.
Travis Benjamin - Before Keenan Allen's injury: 10pts. After Keenan Allen's injury: 29pts. That's enough analysis right there. He's a must start this week.
Sammy Watkins - He did not look 100% at all and that's why I ranked him so low last week. This week he finds his way farther down. I think this injury is still nagging him plus he draws Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals this week. Bench him.
Golden Tate - I really thought he would shine this year with Megatron gone but it seems Marvin Jones has developed a stronger connection with Stafford. He is middle of the road for me, WR3 at best.
Doug Baldwin - The MRI on his knee came back negative, which is a good sign. He's also banged up having back spasms on Sunday as well. The Seahawks passing game has suffered after downgrading their offensive line and Russell Wilson has had to play through an injury. This offense looks shaky right now. Baldwin is limited to a flex play in my mind.