Who are some potential fantasy football sleepers who can help your team in Week 2? Last week, three out of my five picks (Courtland Sutton, Jameis Winston, and Ravens D/ST) scored higher than their projection. The other two (Robert Tonyan and Mike Davis) weren’t so fortunate. Winston was easily the best out of the bunch, ranking as QB13 heading into the week but finishing as QB6.
The worst of the group was Davis. I thought he would get a significant number of touches with Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins out. He only had two touches for 11 yards. Now we head into Week 2, hoping to have every member of this list be a hit this time around.
Week 2 Fantasy Football Sleepers
Potential Sleeper No. 1 â€“ QB Carson Wentz
It feels a little weird putting him here after scoring 27.72 points last week. As of now, Wentz is only projected to score 17.41 points against the Detroit Lions. This is the same Lions team that allowed 24.72 points to Jalen Hurts last week. It may be easy to get discouraged from starting someone based on their projections, but Wentz is coming off a great game and going against another mediocre defense. This should be a close game, so the offense should constantly be looking to score. The only thing to look out for is that he can avoid throwing picks (two last week). The Lions didn’t pick off Hurts at all last week.
Potential Sleeper No. 2 â€“ RB Jeff Wilson
With Elijah Mitchell expected to miss a lot of time, Wilson will become the San Francisco 49ers’ main running back. Even though the Seahawks didn’t allow much to the running backs on paper, they narrowly avoided two touchdowns being added to the box score. Though last week’s goal-line stops deserve a lot of credit. Wilson is only rostered in 25.6% of leagues so he’ll be easy to grab in many leagues. The Niners will also be looking for a big bounce back from last week and at least got some slack for the weather conditions they faced.Â
Potential Sleeper No. 3 â€“ WR Julio Jones
One of the more risky members of the group, Jones missed practice on Wednesday along with three other Tampa Bay receivers. If he’s healthy enough to play Sunday, he should see plenty of targets with Chris Godwin missing time. Even last week, Jones still scored 11.60 points last week, with 69 receiving yards on just three receptions. The Saints have been pretty good against Tampa in recent years but this game should be close and the passing attack will be very key. The biggest factor, for now, will be his health.
Potential Sleeper No. 4 â€“ TE Logan Thomas
Thomas scored 7.50 points in his first game back from an ACL injury last season. He is also amongst a good group of receivers against the Lions this week. Detroit allowed the ninth-most points to tight ends last year. Then again, Thomas should only get better as he continues to work his way back into football, and this week is a chance to make another step. The wide receivers for the Commanders playing as well as they did last week might cause defenses to cover them harder and open things up for Thomas.
Potential Sleeper No. 5 â€“ Cincinnati Bengals Defense/ Special Teams
Rostered in only 13.9% of leagues and scoring only two points last week, the Bengals offer a potentially high reward for picking them up this week. They have the privilege of facing the Dallas Cowboys, who were the only team to not score a touchdown last week. The Cowboys will be missing Dak Prescott for some time and will rely on Cooper Rush to be the signal caller. The offense was already struggling with Prescott under center, so things should be even worse this week. The Bengals also have an impressive defensive line led by Trey Hendrickson and should have a field day against the Cowboys.
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