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By Joshua B, aka Generallyaware
For the second week in a row one of my picks had a serious injury and has been placed on IR.
Apologies in advance to this week’s victim.
Hopefully you’ve been reading and been able to profit as many of these picks early in the season become all season stars. Last year I gave you Evan Engram in week 2, and I think this year you’ve gotten Quincy Enunwa, John Brown, Geronimo Allison, and Corey Clement that if you grabbed them you probably won’t be dropping.
This is the last week of no Byes, so the options will start to dwindle and yet be all the more important if you need them. These early weeks always have a lot of variation as we are trying to figure out player’s usage, roles and team defensive trends. Enjoy one more week of options and I’ll be digging in a little deeper starting next week, trying to find you all some more obscure gems.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta vs New Orleans
ESPN 55% Yahoo 15%
The OG Duh Start, Sanu himself. The forgotten WR2 for a team playing a defense giving up points to receivers while their offense will force the issue? Ok, thanks. Large disparity in ownership here so I’ll allow it in my Duh starts.
Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas @ Seattle
ESPN 14% Yahoo 17%
A few people laughed at me when I answered a “who’s the Cowboy’s WR1?” question before the season. I said that if a team’s WR1 is based on most targets, it will be Beasley.
Albert Wilson, WR, Miami vs Oakland
ESPN 3% Yahoo 1%
Oakland continues to give up short passes in the area Wilson works most. Miami doesn’t seem to want to be very aggressive and are falling back into those short passes they always gave to Landry.
Dante Pettis, WR, San Francisco @ Kansas City
ESPN 7% Yahoo 12%
They’re playing the Chiefs. #Analysis.
Ryan Grant, WR, Indianapolis @ Philadelphia
ESPN 0% Yahoo 0%
Jack Doyle is out for the Colts and the Eagles are giving up a surprisingly large amount of yards and points to wide receivers.
Mike Boone (or Roc Thomas), RB, Buffalo @ Minnesota
ESPN 0% Yahoo 0%
Remember when we started Kenneth Dixon against the Bills purely for the second half blowout?
Same thing here. Dalvin Cook is out and I doubt they want to jeopardize their main backup in the second half of a blowout. Murray may have a good first half but it will be the next man up.