It’s Week 2 and issues are already getting a bit for tight ends.
We’ve already misplaced two of our projected top-10 tight ends for the season after Greg Olsen rebroke his foot and Delanie Walker suffered a gruesome-looking dislocated ankle of their season openers.
The Olsen information is particularly regarding, contemplating that he missed 9 video games final 12 months because of the identical damage. He had beforehand missed simply three video games in his profession – all in his rookie season in 2007.
It’s wanting probably that Olsen will return this season, so it’s protected to stash him, however for the subsequent month or so, Ian Thomas will fill his position. The rookie shined within the pre-season and will have some quick influence.
Different Panthers that ought to get a direct increase are Christian McCaffery and Devin Funchess, who will see a much bigger share of the targets with Olsen out.
In Tennessee, Walker was one other ironman, having not missed greater than a sport per season since 2010. He has additionally been one of many high targets for the Titans, racking up no less than 100 in every of the previous 4 seasons.
That ought to result in a rise in targets for Corey Davis, Rishard Matthews and Walker’s alternative, second-year TE Jonnu Smith. We’re not too excessive on Smith as a straight alternative as a TE1 proper now, however he has proven promise.
NOT PACKING IT IN
Anyone that noticed what Aaron Rodgers may do after getting back from damage final Sunday night time shouldn’t be doubting that the Packers star can be on the market on Sunday towards Minnesota.
The Packers have Rodgers listed as questionable after struggling what he termed a “sprained” knee towards Chicago and has missed apply all week.
Coach Mike McCarthy has mentioned that Rodgers’ knee has improved over the week, which is about as a lot affirmation that we have to slot him into our lineup.
GO WITH COLEMAN
Tevin Coleman has been greater than only a handcuff for a number of years now, however the Falcons backup RB is now thrust into a much bigger position – for no less than one week.
With Devonta Freeman dominated out for Week 2 with a knee damage, it’ll be Coleman carrying the load towards Carolina with rookie Ito Smith backing him up.
Coleman has performed simply three video games with out Freeman within the lineup since 2015 and accomplished very properly, averaging 15.1 fantasy factors per contest.
YELDON FROM THE HILLS
The most important fantasy participant that ought to come all the way down to a game-time determination this week is the Jags’ Leonard Fournette. The previous fourth-overall choose has but to apply this week after leaving the opener with a hamstring damage.
T.J. Yeldon stands in line to get the beginning and function because the characteristic again, as he did after Fournette was harm final week. Contemplating how a lot Jacksonville likes to run the ball, Yeldon needs to be grabbed as insurance coverage in all leagues.
Already coming into the season with knee considerations, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin may now be “a pair weeks” after a Grade 2 MCL tear in proper knee – which is the knee that wasn’t harm.
His absence needs to be a boon for Tyler Lockett, however even moreso Brandon Marshall. The forgotten veteran obtained a number of appears in the long run zone and will turn into an awesome waiver-wire pickup.
Keep in mind how we informed you final week that Royce Freeman had gained the beginning job in Denver? Nicely that was true, nevertheless it’s not the entire story.
Freeman began the sport, however break up carries with fellow rookie Philip Lindsay, who led the Broncos RBs with 17 touches to Freeman’s 15, although the duo had similar 15-71-Zero strains.
With Devontae Booker additionally concerned, that is wanting like a full-blown committee strategy and, at finest, we see the Broncos using the new hand week to week. Lindsay ought to actually be picked up when you’ve got a spot for him.
Begin Tyrod Taylor (QB, CLE at NO)
Working QBs have been an actual bane for the Saints just lately and this sport needs to be high-scoring.
Sit Russell Wilson (QB, SEA at CHI)
The Bears allowed simply six passing TDs in dwelling video games final season and Wilson has been worse on the street.
Begin Adrian Peterson (RB, WAS vs. IND)
The veteran obtained 26 carries in Week 1 and may get one other huge load towards the mediocre Colts.
Sit Derrick Henry (RB, TEN vs. HOU)
Fellow RB Dion Lewis performed 27 extra snaps than him final week, simply outperforming Henry.
Begin Nelson Agholor (WR, PHI at TB)
The Bucs enable the very best YPA to fit receivers and are down their two high CBs.
Sit Brandin Cooks (WR, LAR vs. ARI)
In each matchups final season, no Rams WR topped 70 yards towards the Cardinals.
Sit Rishard Matthews (WR, TEN vs. HOU)
Didn’t get a single goal on 30 snaps final week. No means that we will belief in him proper now.
Begin Ricky Seals-Jones (TE, ARI at LAR)
With two excellent CBs, TEs needs to be focused usually towards the Rams this 12 months.
Matt Ryan is 1-for-20 when concentrating on Julio Jones in the long run zone over the previous two seasons, together with playoffs.
ADD OF THE WEEK
Will Dissly, TE, SEA
With some accidents on the place in Week 1, the comparatively unknown Seahawks rookie might be a succesful alternative after going for 105 yards and a landing in debut and has moved atop their depth chart.
DROP OF THE WEEK
Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
The Cowboys passing sport didn’t look good towards the Panthers, with Prescott tallying a woeful eight.7 fantasy factors and simply 170 yards by way of the air.
WAIVER WIRE DEFENCE
New York Giants
The Giants did a good job towards the Jaguars and may now have a better process towards the rival Cowboys, who can’t appear to get something occurring offence. With none receiving risk, the Giants can load the field and neutralize Dallas’ run sport.