We did pretty well last week. Jake Locker flopped but should be solid moving forward. Our RBs Justin Forsett and Terrance West played well, while WR Andrew Hawkins continued to lead the way for the Brows’ WR corps. Allen Hurns got injured but we can’t account for that. As for Andre Caldwell, well maybe it’s time for us to give up on the Broncos’ WRs. Don’t give up on our longshot Travis Benjamin just yet. You may not want to keep him on your roster but keep him on your radar.

QB Kirk Cousins – WASH

Week 2 Statistics
Opponent: Jaguars
Passing: 22-33 250 yards 2 TDs

The Redskins’ starting QB Robert Griffin III was forced out of Sunday’s game against the Jags with a dislocated ankle. Reports are RG3 will miss at least 4-5 weeks and Cousins will start in his place. The more important news is that Cousins has performed much better than Griffin, both in the preseason and now regular season. Cousins led the Redskins to their first win of the season and looked very impressive doing so. If he can continue to play well, it will not be shocking if Cousins retains the starting job, even when Griffin is healthy enough to play. Cousins fits and has taken to head coach Jay Gruden’s scheme much better than RG3.

Note: My guess is RG3 will be out for closer to 8-10 weeks.


RB Knile Davis – KC
Week 2 Statistics
Opponent: Broncos
Rushing: 22-79 2TDs Receiving: 6-26

With Jamaal Charles suffering a high ankle sprain, Davis will be the Chiefs lead rusher for at least a few weeks. Charles has been listed as out indefinitely. High ankle sprains usually force players out of the lineup or to be ineffective for about 4-6 weeks, sometimes longer. The Chiefs’ showed that they are willing to give Davis a heavy workload. He is a very solid backup and could potentially be a starter if he was not stuck behind one of the best backs in the NFL.


RB Donald Brown – SD
Week 2 Statistics
Opponent: Seahawks
Rushing: 7-21 Receiving: 3-10

Starting RB Ryan Matthews suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday’s game. He is expected to be out for 4-5 weeks. Brown should see an increased workload in his absence. Danny Woodhead is still in the mix but is certainly not an every down back. Brown is a much similar runner to Matthews and should fill his role. Brown proved last year in Indy that he can be a solid top RB as he outperformed and eventually surpassed Trent Richardson on the Colts’ depth chart. He has the potential to be a solid flex play for the next month or so.


RB Khiry Robinson – NO
Week 2 Statistics
Opponent: Browns
Rushing: 8-31

Same story in New Orleans. The Saints’ top RB Mark Ingram is expected to miss a month with a hand injury he suffered on Sunday. Robinson will fill his role while he’s sidelined. Many expected the talented young back to beat Ingram out for the starting job, however Ingram had a great training camp and preseason, and secured the starting job. Robinson has as close to no PPR value as possible being that he has never caught an NFL pass. He should lead the Saints in carries, rushing yards and rushing TDs until Ingram returns from injury. He could also still play a significant role when Ingram is healthy.


WR Mohamad Sanu – CIN
Week 2 Statistics
Opponent: Falcons
Receiving: 3-84 TD Passing: 1-1 50 yards

A.J. Green is out. Marvin Jones is out. Tyler Eifert is out. All that’s left is Sanu. He should be the Bengals top target assuming Green is forced to miss next week’s game with a toe injury. It is just a matter of there is no one else to throw too. Sanu is also a talented young WR who was beginning to come in to his own both late last season and this season. The Bengals are not afraid to use him in creative ways and allowing him to both carry and throw the ball. He could be a solid flex play while the Bengals are so limited at WR.


WR Allen Robinson – JAX
Week 2 Statistics
Opponent: Redskins
Receiving: 4-75

The Jags could very possibly be without Allen Hurns and Cecil Shorts next week. I personally have always believed Robinson is a better receiver than fellow rookie wide out Marqise Lee. Robinson led the Jags in both receptions and receiving yards on Sunday and was tied for the team lead with six targets. Robinson could have a potential breakout game in Week 3 and you should pick him up off waivers before everybody else picks up on him. He is a very polished WR, with excellent hands and fantastic route running skills. He does not only have value short-term, but long-term as well.


TE Jermaine Gresham – CIN
Week 2 Statistics
Opponent: Falcons
Receiving: 3-25

Much like Sanu, Gresham is one of the few targets left for Dalton to throw too. He was splitting snaps with Eifert who will be out until at least Week 11. Gresham has been somewhat of a disappointment especially last season in which he had career lows in all major statistical categories.


Long Shot of the Week
RB Damien Williams – MIA
Week 2 Statistics
Opponent: Bills
Rushing: 5-19

The undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma earned a lot of buzz this preseason. With Knowshon Moreno (elbow) and Lamar Miller (ankle) both potentially out next week, Williams may get his opportunity to shine. Even if just one of them are out, he will get an increased workload. Yes he’s a longshot, but don’t sleep on this kid, he may be worth a bench stash and possibly more moving forward.

About The Author Mark Morales-Smith

Long time fantasy football and basketball player. Favorite sports teams include Dolphins, Hurricane Football, Cavs, Bearcats Bball, Devils, Braves.