By: Little Italy (Publisher)
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Elijah Mitchell: My Number one add entering week two. With Sermon being a surprise scratch Sunday and Mostert already out for at least eight weeks it appears Mitchell is the favorite to lead this backfield. We know that Shanahan led offenses favor explosive backs and Mitchell proved he can be explosive and do it all as the lead back, GET HIM.
Other RB's To look to Add:
Cordarrelle Patterson: Appears to be the RB2 behind Mike Davis. Patterson is also going to be used as a swiss army knife type player who is lined up everywhere, which could end up being a nice flex player this season.
Tony Jones: The clear #2 behind Alvin Kamara Sunday. Jones looked very good this preseason and looked good behind Kamara with his opportunities. Jones also graded out very well according to PFF this week. So make sure Jones isn't left on the wire after they run this week.
Carlos Hyde: Led the Jags in rush attempts to the dismay of James Robinson owners. Not a sexy pick up but any back who leads his respective backfield, especially in deep leagues, needs to be owned.
Jameis Winston: The number one add at the QB position entering week two. The volume wasn't there in week one, but even with low volume he flashed his immense upside in this Saint offense throwing five TD's. Get him and stash him now, as he has proven he brings the tools to be a solid QB1 for fantasy.
Other QB's To look to Add:
Teddy Bridgewater: The Jeudy injury hurts but Teddy is still worth a look, especially in week two as a nice streaming option going against a Jags defense that was just shredded by Tyrod Taylor. Even without Jeudy, Teddy has some nice talent surrounding him on offense with Sutton, Patrick, Hamler, Fant, Albert O, Melvin Gordon, and Javonte. So if you find yourself in QB trouble already Teddy is your guy in week two.
Taylor Heinicke: If you are in a two QB or Super Flex league and want that second or third QB to roster who is going to bring opportunity for the next several weeks, Heinicke is your guy until Fitzmagic is back in the saddle.
Mac Jones: Is more of a stash then a pick up and play. I liked what I saw with his accuracy and poise against a very tough Miami secondary last week.
Tyrod Taylor: Hey why not. He is threat as a runner and offers a somewhat safe floor on an offense that projects to be playing from behind a lot moving forward.
Tim Patrick: We saw this play out already with a top Denver receiver going down due to injury and Patrick stepping in and producing (three 100 yard games with a few multi-touchdown games mixed in). Get him and his likely 80% snap rate locked up this week before it's to late. Even before Jeudy went down we saw Teddy looking Patrick's way as he seems to like the very polished receiver. Patrick finished week one running a route on 65% of the teams play.
Other WR's To look to Add:
Amon-Ra St. Brown: With Tyrell Williams injured already it shouldn't take long for St. Brown to emerge as the #3 in this passing pecking order behind Hockenson and the running backs.
Cedrick Wilson Jr.: This is more of a deep league add. With Gallup out at least three weeks Wilson figures to see more work as the WR3 for this high powered Dallas passing attack, which brings loads of upside.
Juwan Johnson: Baby Megatron showed what he brings to the table especially as that redzone threat. Johnson proved he can be efficient and likely earned more opportunity (playing on only 12% of snaps in week one) in this offense, but if you are successful in landing him this week WAIT before starting him, just to see if we have the next Darren Waller (WR converted to TE) or a dud, because I fear this Saints offense is trending towards being a low passing offense.