Last week was a very nice one for my fantasy surprises as Kevin Smith and Pierre Garcon both had very big days. Jake Locker was also fairly productive before leaving the game with an injury. After week one, many fantasy owners go into panic mode thinking their team is done for or that their top draft pick won’t live up to the billing. This is where smart owners can buy low and get a proven player cheap instead of relying on the waiver wire.
QB: Andrew Luck vs Vikings: Luck had a tough task in his rookie debut going up against the Bears defense on the road. He should fare much better in this one going up against a Vikings pass defense that had trouble against the Jaguars last week. If you are in a league that starts two quarterbacks, Luck is a must start and could be in line for a big day. Expect around 240 total yards and two touchdowns.
RB: Alfred Morris vs Rams: Morris has the chance to follow up his impressive debut against a weak Rams run defense this week. Despite the fact that he led all running backs in carries last week with Mike Shanahan coaching there’s no telling how much Morris will actually get the ball this week. After last week around 20 touches should be fair. Expect around 80 total yards and a touchdown.
WR: Eric Decker vs Falcons: Decker has two things going his way for him in terms of fantasy football this week. One, this game has the potential to be an absolute shootout and two, Peyton Manning is his quarterback. The Falcons secondary is already a little banged up so Decker should see plenty of targets this week. Expect around 80 yards and a touchdown.
TE: Kyle Rudolph vs Colts: Outside of Percy Harvin, Rudolph was the option Christian Ponder looked for the most. If you in need of a tight end he should be available in most leagues and the matchup is quite favorable this week also. Expect around 60 yards and a touchdown.
K: Shayne Graham vs Jaguars: The Jaguars defense is an underrated as a whole which means Graham could get a few more field goal opportunities then one would think. Expect around three field goals and two extra points.
DEF: Bengals vs Browns: The Bengals struggled mightily Monday night against the Ravens no huddle attack. Now they get a matchup at home against Brandon Weeden whose quarterback rating was 5.1 last week. If they are available, put them into your lineup and start them with confidence. Expect around four sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.