By Ryan Neiman
Sports Talk Florida Fantasy Sports aInsider
The second week of fantasy football has ended and here are some key takeaways you should be aware of to get ready for your next matchup.
John Ross is a WR1 until further notice:
Sure, the Cincinnati Bengals are dreadful, but Ross has been a stud the first two weeks of the season. The third year wide receiver leads the NFL with 270 receiving yards to go along with three touchdowns. It is apparent Ross is Andy Dalton’s favorite target to go to and I do not see that ending anytime soon.
Keenan Allen is poised for a big season:
The absence of San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has made Allen the focal point for the Chargers offense. Fantasy owners are licking their chops watching Allen constantly being targeted by Philip Rivers. Allen has been targeted 25 times in the first two weeks while hauling in 16 receptions for 221 yards. Allen is on pace for 1,768 receiving yards. Do not sell him high.
Mayfield, Chubb, & Odell breakout
The Cleveland Browns are starting to look like a team that will thrive offensively based on their matchups. For fantasy owners, this is a headache. Regardless, Mayfield, Chubb, and Beckham each recorded their first touchdowns to provide some happiness to their owners as oppose to the week prior. If I could trust one player going forward to start with confidence every week, it would have to be Odell.
Don’t start A Miami Dolphin
It’s a pretty clear statement. It would be wise to stay away from any player on Miami.
The New Orleans Saints are going to miss Drew Brees
To be quite honest, I would be terrified to trust any offensive players on the Saints going forward. Teddy Bridgewater is serviceable, but not a dependable fantasy option going forward. He is a borderline QB3 at this point.
Aaron Jones and Chris Goodwin are the top waiver wire pick ups
Jones looks like the running back to own in Green Bay despite Packers coach Matt LaFleur insisting there will be an even split of touches, but I’m not buying it. Jones looks the most explosive of the two.
Wide receiver Chris Goodwin has done nothing, but score in every game this season and he appears to be Winston’s favorite target in the red-zone.