Before we get into Week 2’s quarterback, tight end and team defense fantasy football streamers, let’s do an accountability session on Week 1. (Point totals based on Yahoo! full-point PPR scoring).
Now, here are Week 2’s quarterback, tight end and team defense streamers.
Quarterback: Case Keenum, Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
Three interceptions was not ideal, but otherwise Keenum had a nice game in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks (25-for-39 for 329 yards and three touchdowns). Now a nice matchup is coming in Week 2.
The Oakland Raiders’ defense held up well for a half against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1. But things went awry in the second half, and Jared Goff finished with a solid outing (233 yards and two touchdowns) as he was kept mostly clean.
The Raiders had a league-low five interceptions last year, and their pass rush will clearly be an issue without Khalil Mack. A game similar to last week, but without multiple interceptions, is in store for Keenum on Sunday.
Yahoo! Ownership: 26%
ESPN Ownership: 13.1%
Others To Consider: Alex Smith, Washington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts; Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles; Tyrod Taylor, Cleveland Browns at New Orleans Saints; Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (Thursday night)
Tight End: Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos
Cook was the best player on the field for the Raiders in Week 1, with nine catches (on 12 targets) for 180 yards. Games like that aren’t repeatable in a broad sense, but Cook is lined up to succeed in Week 2.
In Week 2, the Denver Broncos allowed Seahawks tight end Will Dissly (who?) to put up 105 yards and a touchdown on three catches. Much of that came on a 66-yard catch and run, but Cook is set to offset that kind of fluke play with target volume.
Getting the ball out of Derek Carr‘s hands quickly should be a priority in the Raiders’ game plan on Sunday. That lines Cook up for a prominent role again. Just don’t expect 180 yards.
Yahoo! Ownership: 52%
ESPN Ownership: 28.4%
Others To Consider: Ben Watson, New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns; George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions (check ownership); Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams; Jonnu Smith, Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans
Team Defense: Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks (Monday night)
It was a tale of two halves for the Bears’ defense in Week 1, or three quarters and one quarter, as Aaron Rodgers orchestrated a comeback victory. But they had four sacks, an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery as Khalil Mack was a one-man wrecking crew in the first half.
The Seattle Seahawks struggled to protect Russell Wilson in Week 1, as he took six sacks, absorbed 11 quarterback hits and threw two interceptions against the Broncos. Scoring 24 points looks good, but take away Will Dissly’s fluke big play and extra opportunities from three interceptions and the shine comes off a little.
The Bears were an underrated good defense last year, and one bad quarter against a great quarterback shouldn’t diminish them heading into Week 2. If only based on a virtual guarantee of multiple sacks, and the possible residual mistakes, Chicago’s defense is a solid streamer in a week thin on good options.
Yahoo! Ownership: 50%
ESPN Ownership: 39.8%
Others To Consider: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys; Washington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts; Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers; Miami Dolphins at New York JetsDownload the Free GoingFor2 App by Clicking Here...