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Backup Running Backs - Injuries Galore - RB
Adrian Peterson, Jonathan Stewart, Doug Martin, Danny Woodhead, Ameer Abdullah, and Arian Foster all went down with injuries and left the game in week 2. Now some of these we don't know the severity just yet, but we can certainly dive into the backups and bank on them being out a few weeks. Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata, Fozzy Whitaker, Charles Sims, Melvin Gordon, Theo Riddick, and Jay Ajayi would all see RB1 type volume. Ajayi is probably the back to take if you are the most desperate. Whitaker took over against the 49ers, and rushed for 6.3 YPC on 16 carries. He also saw four targets in the passing game. Sims, Gordon and Riddick are likely picked up in some leagues, especially PPR. If not, they are the preferred backs along side McKinnon or Asiasta.
Keep an eye on the Chargers backup situation as well. C.J. Spiller and Ronnie Hillman are two guys they could add for depth, and both would have a role in the passing game.
Tyrell Williams - San Diego Chargers - WR
Travis Benjamin has been picked up by now, but Tyrell Williams is who you can still get from the Keenan Allen. Both saw six targets in week 2, and we knew that Benjamin had the more breakout potential with his speed. Williams might be the more reliable week-to-week guy down the stretch here. He is a big bodied wideout, certainly one Phillip Rivvers will find quite a bit. Benjamin, Williams, and Gates are certainly the three targets for Rivers right now. Williams is 6'4 and even saw five targets in the Chiefs game. In his second season, look for some growing pains, but there is a lot of potential here.
Week 2 Streaming Options
Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons - QB - @ Saints
Matt Ryan is coming off of a solid road start against the Oakland Raiders. He will stay on the road this week facing a battered New Orleans secondary, who have allowed over 300 passing yards in each week so far. This Saints defense will be an easy one to pick on all season long with quarterbacks. Ryan's ownership is still pretty low around the sites, and is certainly my first prioirty, with Joe Flacco being second. He has thrown for 730 yards so far this season, and five touchdowns in two games. His 73% completion rate, isn't too shabby either.
Other Suggestions: Joe Flacco
Jerick McKinnon - Minnesota Vikings - RB - @ Panthers
Unless you can grab a Theo Riddick, Charles Sims, or Melvin Gordon, you might have to stoop down here this week. Now Jerick McKinnon or Matt Asiasta might be splitting some time, but McKinnon is the more talented back. It has been two years since we saw McKinnon and Asiata take a full workload. The Panthers defense has sure looked like a step in the wrong direction, and Minnesota's offense, while yes they are without AP, looked good under Sam Bradford. McKinnon working out of the passing game certainly gives him an edge.
Other Suggestions: Charles Sims
Tyrell Williams - San Diego Chargers - WR - @ Colts
For the reasons mentioned above, Tyrell Williams is my favorite wideout add. Now he will face a Colts secondary that was even losing players against the Broncos. Even with the receiving core here for San Diego, they should be a pass happy offense and control this Indy secondary. Expect Williams to see 5-8 targets again this week, and is certainly in line to be a WR3 in your fantasy lineups. Steve Smith and Jamison Crowder are both solid adds as well. Crowder has seen six targets in each of his two games. I would use him more in PPR leagues.
Other Suggestions: Steve Smith, Jamison Crowder
Dennis Pitta - Baltimore Ravens - TE - @ Jaguars
The key for Dennis Pitta has always been staying healthy, which just hasn't been a thing for many of these Baltimore tight ends. Baltimore is having no success running the ball, and things will have to rely on Joe Flacco to keep the offense moving. The Jags have been abused by passing attacks throughout the first two weeks, and allowed the sixth most fantasy points to tight ends. If Pitta is in line for another double-digit target game, which he certainly could be, he will pay off the pick up.
Other Suggestions: Jordan Cameron
Oakland Raiders - D/ST - @ Titans
I was a big fan of Oakland's offense heading into 2016, yet they have not looked good in two weeks. Stopping the Falcons and Saints passing attack is still a tough task. Tennessee's offense has some weapons in the backfield, as well as in the passing game with Walker and Sharpe. Oakland should be able to grab a few turnovers though, and keep Tennessee to minimal production. There is not a lot of streaming defenses this week, so if you are in dyer need, Oakland might be the way to go alongside Pittsburgh.
Other Suggestions: Pittsburgh Steelers