Alright, no intro this time, just straight into the picks:
Pick Ups -
Mark Sanchez - Currently owned in 12.3% of ESPN leagues, Sanchez has the potential to fill in nicely as a bye week substitute or on a weekly basis, depending on the matchup. The Jets' offense has a more balanced feel to it, and while we shouldn't expect 250 yards and 3 touchdowns consistently, that doesn't mean he isn't a viable option.
Alfred Morris - Chances are that Mike Shanahan has already changed his mind on who his running back is by the time I post this, but if not, Morris is a decent alternative to those who just lost Fred Jackson for a month. Currently owned in just 18.2% of ESPN leagues, Morris should get plenty of touches in one of the NFL's most dynamic offenses.
Kevin Ogletree - In a game that now seems like a lifetime ago, Kevin Ogletree posted 8 catches for 114 yards and 2 TDs, making him the fantasy flavor of the week. Pick him up before he's gone, as he's now owned in 49.8% of ESPN leagues, up 49.4% from last week. Remember, however, this Dallas offense has plenty of weapons, and Ogletree's production will vary.
Ryan Fitzpatrick- Owned in just under half of all leagues, it's time to sell on Fitzpatrick as a fantasy option. Dating back to the mid-point of last season, Fitzpatrick has just 3 games of at least 250 yards and 2 TDs. The problem is, in two of those contests, he had a combined 7 INTs. Fitzpatrick is what he is, a borderline starting NFL QB whose proclivity to throw INTs damages his fantasy value.
Peyton Hillis - Hillis only had 7 carries for 16 yards and watch as Shaun Draughn vultured a goal line TD. It may be a little reactionary, but after a disappointing 2011, it may be time to put Hillis and his reputation as a valuable fantasy contributor out to pasture.
Who would you pick up, Stephen Hill (7.4%) or Alshon Jeffrey (11.5%)? Both figure to settle into #2 WR options on their respective teams. Myself, I prefer the 6'4" 215lb Hill who runs a 4.36 40. Hill should be a great redzone target for the Jets, and his only competition for targets is the aging Santonio Holmes, whereas Jeffery will have to compete with Marshall, Forte and Bennett for looks in Chicago.
Rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated... Reggie Wayne has recaptured his must start status after a strong showing in week 1. Wayne led the entire NFL in targets this week, and with a team that figures to be behind and trailing a lot this year, Wayne should continue to see plenty of opportunities come his way.
Given the lack of offensive weapons surrounding him, expect more of the same from Trent Richardson in Cleveland. He had 39 yards on 19 carries and is the only legitimate threat on the Browns offense, meaning Richardson will be looking at 8-9 man boxes all season long.
Defenses I Like- If you're like me, you're planning on juggling defenses all season long based on matchups. This week I like Cincinnati and Oakland, who are both playing rookie QBs.
That's all I got for this week, leave a comment below to tell me how much of an idiot I am.