Week 2: Super Sleepers
There's a reason we call these guys super sleepers. Often times they are filling in for a starter or we believe they'll get enough touches in garbage time to make them fantasy worthy. These guys aren't going to carry your team to the playoffs, but they could come in handy during a bye week or to fill a gap due to injury. If you're looking for someone then check these guys out. A good number of these guys are still available in a majority of leagues.
I typically don't have the same player on this list two weeks in a row, but this week I'm going to make an exception. The Redskins will host Arizona this week and right now there is not a lower ranked secondary in then NFL. Last week we watched Cam Newton in his first NFL game throw for 422 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Arizona. There is no reason to believe Grossman can't follow Newton's performance with a 300+ yard 3 touchdown game this weekend. If you're looking for a good time to start Grossman, this is one of those times. Rex is still available in nearly 83% of fantasy leagues, so there is a good chance he's still available in yours.
If you're looking for an excuse to start McCoy, this week's match-up against the Colts may just be the right one. The Colts defense looked horrible on Sunday against the Texans and I don't believe they'll improve all that much this week. McCoy threw the ball 40 times against the Bengals on Sunday and it wouldn't surprise me to see him throw the ball just as many times this week. With a solid run game from Peyton Hillis, the passing game should be wide open and Colt can take advantage of it. I can see McCoy with 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns this weekend.
When you're playing behind one of the league's best running backs -- Ray Rice -- your opportunities to touch the ball will be few and far between. Last week when Baltimore routed Pittsburgh, Williams had an opportunity to carry the ball 12 times for 63 yards and he added a reception for 4 yards. In a tight game I don't anticipate Williams seeing this much action, but in games where Baltimore has a comfortable lead it would be in their best interest to give Rice a break. This week when the Ravens head to Tennessee, Baltimore should once again build a comfortable lead and Williams should see some action. With another 12-15 attempts, Ricky could very well rack up 60-80 yards and there is always a chance Ricky breaks one open and finds himself in the end zone. If you're in a deep league and you need a flex starter who could potentially score you 10-12 points then Williams could be your guy.
We know the leading rusher in the Patriots backfield will be someone new every week. In week one that guy was Danny Woodhead and next week it could be Green-Ellis, but I believe we'll see Woodhead leading the team once again. Danny is a better option out of the backfield. He can carry the ball up the middle, around the outside, and he is a receiving threat. When the Patriots host the Chargers next week they will need a versatile back such as Woodhead in the backfield with Brady. I wouldn't look for 100 yards rushing from Danny, but I can definitely see 40-50 yards rushing and another 40-50 receiving with a touchdown in there somewhere. With 14-16 points Woodhead would make a fine flex start or a starting back in big leagues.
The Saints received some bad news after Thursday's game when they found out Marques Colston broke his collar bone and will be out 3-4 weeks. This means the high flying Saints offense will need to find another receiver to pick up Colston's workload. That guy could very well be Adrian Arrington. With both Colston and Moore out of the line-up, Arrington will be the Saints' 3rd receiver this week against the Bears. In the past, Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem have proven to be inconsistent at best and this could leave the door open for Arrington. I wouldn't go dropping someone to grab Arrington, but if you're looking for a receiver you have to admit picking up someone receiving passes from Brees sounds intriguing.