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Players To Love And Hate In Week 2 Of Fantasy Football

Russell Wilson


QB Russell Wilson SEA $8,400
I would not trust Wilson’s ankle for this game. It is going to be a lot closer than most people think because neither offense was good last week and I don’t expect much to change. An ankle injury limits how much damage Wilson can do outside of the pocket which is where he gets a good chunk of his fantasy points.

RB Todd Gurley LA $8,400
47 yards is all Gurley got week one against San Fran. The Seahawks are a giant step up from the 49ers defense and they always have a good defensive scheme. I expect the box to be loaded at all times and for them to have Keenum test their secondary one on one to beat them.

RB Devonta Freeman ATL $7,400
Freeman only had 20 rushing yards for Atlanta last week. He has definitely cooled off from his big start to last season and Tevin Coleman had the better day with more rushing yards on less carries and 95 receiving yards. Atlanta will ride the hot hand at RB so if Freeman doesn’t get going his carries will be limited.

RB Melvin Gordon SD $6,600
Gordon put up just under 18 fantasy points last week but I would be surprised if he got eight this week. He just doesn’t touch the ball enough to be a reliable option. Woodhead is the total package for San Diego. Gordon got just 14 carries and needed two touchdowns to be fantasy relevant. The offense will be hurting without Allen so Gordon’s stock drops.

RB Theo Riddick DET $5,900
Riddick might be a popular buy based on his points scored last week and his asking price. Like I mentioned the Titans run defense was solid week one and it is the passing game that was burned. I would look to avoid the time share at RB this week.

WR Amari Cooper OAK $7,900
The Falcons defense gets pounded up on the ground so the Raiders could go for a run attack on Sunday. In the secondary Desmond Trufant is one of the underrated top corners in football and he could be on Cooper for most of the day. That matchup is a lot harder than the Saints.

WR Dez Bryant DAL $7,700
Bryant only had one catch in week one and I already mentioned how much I love Zeke this week. Everyone gave Josh Norman crap about last week but the truth is he was barely on Antonio Brown. Dallas may try to manipulate the Redskins in the same way but until Romo comes back Bryant may stay medium for me.

WR TY Hilton IND $7,000
The Broncos defense looked pretty good still in week one against Carolina who embarrassed teams in the playoffs. While Hilton is fast and a deep threat, he is going to struggle to get open against that defense.

TE Rob Gronkowski NE $8,700
Gronk is a wildcard with Garoppolo. I thought Bennett would have a big week for him in the first one as a security blanket at his size but he had three catches for 14 yards. Hamstring injuries tend to linger so his health is still questionable if he even plays.

TE Travis Kelce KC $6,300
The Texans defense did a good job holding the Bears offense to 14 points last week. I thought the Bears have a chance to breakout with Jeffery and White but they were held to 139 yards, 54 of it coming on one play. The Chiefs are a running team so Kelce is a third option.

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While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10

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