Week one of fantasy football was filled with surprises as well as upsets in a number of areas. With week two already just two days away (isn’t that weird), today we look at a couple players that you may be able to pickup in your league.
1. Kevin Ogletree WR Cowboys – The no doubt about it for week one pickup, Ogletree had a HUGE week against the Giants, and he was on the lips of every fantasy owner on Friday morning. Don’t go crazy about him, as it could have been a fluke, but if Tony Romo continues to look his way, it’s a good bet he may eventually find some starts in leagues.
2. Mikel Leshoure RB Lions – I know what your going to say “isn’t he suspended?” and the answer is Yes. For now. He will sit one more game, and when he comes back, he could be the starter in Detroit unseating Kevin Smith. Don’t wait, pick him up this week and reap let him sit for a week, reaping the benefits when he makes his way back onto the field.
3. Alshon Jefferey WR Bears – Same outlook as Ogletree, don’t go nuts thinking he’s going to be your leading WR, but Jefferey does have the look of a guy that can have an impact, and you don’t want to miss on that. He can run well, has solid hands, and Jay Cutler will look for him a lot over the coming weeks. Again, proceed with caution but put him on your bench and see what he can do going forward.
4. Coby Fleener TE Colts – I said going in that I liked what Fleener can do, and more so since there’s going to be times when Andrew Luck needs a safety outlet, and Fleener can be that guy. He’s a solid spot start in leagues that need tight ends, so pick him up and have him as your #2 TE if you need one to have for bye weeks.
5. Mark Sanchez QB Jets – Didn’t like him last week against the Bills, but should have known that would come back to bite me. Sanchez put up great numbers, and if you are looking for a bye week QB or a spot start, he’s not the worst guy you can have. I know that a lot of people are worried about Tim Tebow, but it looks more than ever after one week that Sanchez is ready to stay the QB for now – and going forward.