Fantasy Football Deep Sleepers For Week 2
With week one well behind us in fantasy football, all we can do is focus on making the last minute adjustments that will put us over the top on Sunday and Monday.
Week two promises to bring us upsets and surprises just like every other, and NFL Soup has the coverage for you all season long.
Here we provide the deepest sleepers to consider for week two action. All of the following are owned in less than 10% of ESPN leagues:
Kendall Hunter, RB, San Francisco (9.6%)
Hunter rushed for 41 yards on nine carries in week one spelling Frank Gore.
The Lions rush defense is inconsistent and the 49ers will look to set up the pass with the run on Sunday.
Hunter is a sleeper Flex in deep leagues and has a shot at getting receptions out of the backfield as well.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta Falcons (9.2%)
Michael Turner just does not fit with the fast pace offense that the Falcons have in Atlanta.
Shifty speedster Jacquizz Rodgers is more what the Falcons need to keep up the tempo and he should start seeing more touches as the season progresses, and it could start with this week against Denver.
Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee (8.5%)
He is hurt, but he also gets Kenny Britt back, and he is getting the start.
If you’re in a league with multiple QB plays, then subbing in Locker who also will get a few rushing yards is not a terrible idea.
Locker is very talented and will end up being a top 15 quarterback at some point in his career.
Jeremy Kerley, WR, New York Jets (4.8%)
Not only can Kerley catch the football, but he can also return it quite well also.
He had a very big week one, and has the potential to break a big play at any time.
Playing the Steelers defense doesn’t give him a favorable match-up, but that’s why he is a sleeper this week.
Christian Ponder, QB, Minnesota Vikings (4.6%)
I’m not a huge fan of Ponder by any means, but the fact that he’s facing the Colts defense makes me believe that he could be worth a start this week.
Having Percy Harvin and Kyle Rudolph helps, although I do think he’ll be handing off quite a bit to Adrian Peterson.
The risk is there, but the potential is also there for 15-17 points.
San Diego Chargers Defense (4.4%)
The Chargers defense can force turnovers and get into the back field to create pressure on quarterbacks.
They are a far cry away from what they used to be, but facing a Titans team with a second year QB and banged up WR corps helps.
Not to mention Chris Johnson looked very average in week one.
Mike Goodson, RB, Oakland Raiders (2.9%)
I have to believe that Goodson has backup job over speedster Taiwan Jones, who is also questionable because of a rib injury.
Goodson should see a few touches this week going up against a weak rush defense in Miami, spelling Darren McFadden here and there.
Kevin Kolb, QB, Arizona Cardinals (2.0%)
I’m not a believer in Kevin Kolb at all, but he does face a Patriots defense that is improving, but still just above average at best.
If Kolb could ever just live up to his potential, he’d be a great option at some point, but he’s just potential, unfortunately.
I wouldn’t recommend the start, but don’t be surprised if he has a respectable game.
Steve Breaston, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (2.0%)
Breaston is a big play threat waiting to happen, the problem is Jonathan Baldwin and Dexter McCluster are also big play threats.
There aren’t many passes to be had for Breaston, but the upside is definitely there.
Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (1.9%)
Hawkins quietly had 86 yards on eight receptions in week one against the Ravens.
He is extremely agile and makes defenders miss in the open field and could have another solid performance if the Browns defense continues to bend but not break.
Look for the Bengals to rebound in a big way against the Browns after getting demolished by the Ravens on Monday Night Football.