London’s Week 2 Favorites

The NFL season is off and running with week 1 behind us, so now it’s time to look at a few QBs and RBs I like for week 2 on FantasyDraft.com.

Quarterbacks: Many will put Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, and Drew Brees in their lineup at the QB position. I think each of these guys will be a good play considering their matchups, but here are a few other options at QB that could give great value to a lineup when you consider their price:

Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets: Fitzpatrick surprised a lot of people (including myself) with his performance in week 1 vs. the Cleveland Browns. His numbers don’t jump off the page (15-24 for 179 yds, 2 TDs, and 1 INT), but I was impressed with how he commanded the Jets’ offense and with the way he threw the football. Look for the Colts to gear up on stopping Chris Ivory and the Jets’ running game, which will allow Fitzpatrick to find Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall in the passing game.

Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals: Palmer is another QB that I feel is a great value play on FantasyDraft.com. Palmer was excellent week 1 versus N.O., throwing for over 300 yards and 3 TDs. Chicago’s defense allowed Aaron Rodgers to complete 78% of his passes and throw for 3 TDs. Expect Arizona to air it out against the Bears.

Others QBs to consider: Eli Manning (NY Giants), Marcus Mariota (Tennessee Titans)

 

Running Backs:

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks: Lynch’s mom really let the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell know exactly how she feels about him as a play caller in a Facebook post http://a.msn.com/02/en-us/AAekprq?ocid=se earlier this week. I’m sure it won’t be hard for Darrell Bevell to call this game against Green Bay’s defense. His only call needs to be hand the ball to Marshawn. Lynch had 267 yards and 3 TDs in two matchups against the Packers last season (including playoffs). Another reason to like Lynch in this matchup is the fact that Green Bay gave up 141 yards and 2 TDs to Matt Forte last week.

Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons: Coleman was solid in his NFL debut Monday Night vs. Philadelphia, producing 80 yards rushing on 20 carries. Coleman and the Falcons travel to face a NY Giants defense still reeling after Sunday night’s collapse versus Dallas with only seven seconds left in the game.

Other RBs to consider: Danny Woodhead (San Diego Chargers), Carlos Hyde (San Francisco 49ers), Jeremy Hill (Cincinnati Bengals)

London Fletcher

London Fletcher

London Fletcher is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). Undrafted in 1998, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent and became a Super Bowl champion with the team. He was also a member of the Buffalo Bills, where he played for five seasons, and the Washington Redskins, where he played for seven seasons. Fletcher was well known for never missing a game in his career, being one of only four players in NFL history to play in over 250 consecutive games. Fletcher also holds the record for consecutive starts at the linebacker position. He eventually finished his career with 215 consecutive games started, which ties him for 6th all time along with Alan Page and Ronde Barber. London has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user.

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2 Responses

  1. LB says:

    Justin Forsett, should rebound nicely also

  2. Pete Yan says:

    Why is everyone so high on Brees this week? It seems like everyone will be riding him this weekend.

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