RB Dexter McCluster (Kansas City)
Percent owned: 6.4%
Jamaal Charles is done for the season. Thomas Jones figures to be the lead back, but there’s value with Dexter McCluster as well. McCluster is a 2010 2nd round pick, while Thomas Jones is 33 years old and hasn’t been productive since he was running behind the Jets’ great offensive line in 2009.
WR Denarius Moore (Oakland)
Percent owned: 0.5%
Denarius Moore took advantage of injuries to Oakland’s starters at receiver, catching 5 balls for 143 yards and 1 score. He also had a 25 yard carry. Darrius Heyward Bey and Jacoby Ford could be back soon, but neither of them have ever done anything to solidify a starting role. The Raiders might stick with this explosive rookie long term.
WR David Nelson (Buffalo)
Percent owned: 0.3%
David Nelson caught 10 passes for 83 yards and the winning touchdown against Oakland. This isn’t anything too new. The 2nd year receiver had 4 catches for 66 yards week 1. Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing well and doesn’t have a consistent #2 option after Stevie Johnson. David Nelson could be that.
TE Fred Davis (Washington)
Percent owned: 13.5%
Further proving he’s Washington’s best tight end, David caught 6 passes for 86 yards and a score week 2, giving him 11 catches for 191 yards and a score on the season. He’s clearly Washington’s best tight end. Chris Cooley isn’t the same anymore and Grossman loves throwing Davis’ way.
WR Eric Decker (Denver)
Percent owned: 4.3%
For those of you who don’t know, Eric Decker is the receiver so good that went he came out in 2010, Peyton Manning specifically told the Colts to draft him in the 3rd round. Denver snatched him up a few picks earlier and he hasn’t gotten on the field much to this point in his career because of injuries. However, with Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal out week 2, Decker caught 5 passes for 113 yards and 2 scores. Lloyd and Royal are still banged up so there’s upside with the 2nd year receiver.
WR Brandon Gibson (St. Louis)
Percent owned: 1.7%
It’s clear the Rams are going to be throwing the ball a lot this year. Mike Sims Walker seems to be Bradford’s favorite target, but there’s some value with Gibson, his 2nd favorite target. He’s worth a look in deep leagues.
WR Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh)
Percent owned: 5.6%
Antonio Brown was everyone’s favorite sleeper in the preseason after a huge week 3. He didn’t do much week 1 of the regular season, but he was 2nd on the team with 4 catches for 67 yards and a touchdown week 2. Hines Ward doesn’t have a lot left in the tank. Brown could be Big Ben’s 2nd favorite target before the end of the year.
QB Rex Grossman (Washington)
Percent owned: 15.1%
Grossman threw 2 picks week 2, but there’s still some value with him. He still threw for 291 yards and 2 scores after throwing for 305 yards and 2 scores week 1.
RB Delone Carter (Indianapolis)
Percent owned: 3.3%
Most people think Delone Carter will be the lead back for the Colts over Joseph Addai at some point this season. He’s already getting on the field quite a bit. He had 11 carries for 46 yards week 2.
RB Roy Helu (Washington)
Percent owned: 9.2%
I don’t know what happened to Tim Hightower, but Roy Helu took over as the lead back late so there’s some value with him. He ran very well, rushing for 76 yards on 11 carries week 2 after not getting a single carry week 1.