Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 2
Week 2 Top Fantasy Sleepers
After scrambling to make some roster moves following the madness of Week 1, fantasy football owners are now looking to catch lightning in a bottle with sleepers in Week 2 to fill in for injured players or those who showed they're not worth starting last week. But isn't that the case each and every week in fantasy football?
Of course, sleepers aren't nearly surefire fantasy starters each week. Remember: they're high-risk/high-reward options for fantasy owners who need help at certain positions. You should never just fill your lineup with sleepers because that could end really well or really bad.
Regardless, you might need someone to fill in for guys like Chris Ivory or Ben Roethlisberger, who absolutely fell on their faces in Week 1. If that's the type of predicament you're in, we've got you covered.
Here are some sleepers that are sure to spice up many fantasy lineups in Week 2:
Sam Bradford torched the Cardinals' defense in Week 1 for a buck less than 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Against a Falcons defense that gave up a monster game to Drew Brees last week, expect more of the same from Bradford in a shootout.
The Raiders' defense was better than expected against the Colts and with a matchup against the Blaine Gabbert-less Jaguars looming in Week 2, this unit is a great fill-in option for fantasy owners needing help on D.
Santana Moss received a pleasantly-surprising nine targets in Week 1 with the Redskins throwing the ball a ton to try and catch up with the Eagles. Washington could be in a similar situation against Green Bay in Week 2 and Colin Kaepernick showed us the Packers will give up lots of points through the air, so Moss is a great sleeper option.
Without Josh Gordon on the field, Davone Bess was targeted a whopping 10 times by Brandon Weeden in Week 1. Considering the Browns next play the Ravens, who gave up three weeks worth of fantasy points to Peyton Manning on opening night, Bess could be in for a lot of work again in Week 2.
Mike Williams looked like the rookie sensation we saw back in 2010 by hauling in four passes on 11 targets, including a touchdown. With the Buccaneers going against the Saints in Week 2, Williams should see plenty more targets in a surefire shootout, so don't be afraid to stick him in your lineup.