Written by Fantasy Furnace
It was great having football back last weekend! Drafts are over and the craziness that was week #1 is now in the books. Now comes the hard part. Deciding which of the several breakout stars of week 1 to grab or just leave alone. However, the pickups made before week 2 are usually the most important for grabbing potential studs. Study carefully and consider some of these choices we’ve made for you:
1. Alfred Morris-RB-Redskins- No surprise with this pickup as he made fantasy headlines with his breakout week 1 performance vs the Saints. He compiled 96 yards and 2 touchdowns, singling himself as the new starting back in Washington. With his 28 carries it is no secret that Morris will be the main go-to-back and, at worst, will end up at least as a RB2 with many of the goal line carries going his way. To say this is a Must Add would be an understatement! Just remember as long as Mike Shanahan is the coach there will be some mystery attached to any back on his team. Of course with the Rams on tap in week 2, Morris is an absolute start should you be lucky enough to get him.
2. Kevin Ogletree-WR-Cowboys- Over 180,000 owners snatched up the wideout within 24 hours of his season debut on Wednesday night vs the Giants. Over 2 million have grabbed the upstart WR in the 3 days that followed. If he’s still a part of your waiver wire, you can feel free to pick him up but temper your expectations as there are other weapons on the Cowboys (Miles Austin, Jason Witten) who, if they were playing at 100% last Wednesday and against a team with a viable healthy secondary, Ogletree doesn’t have the game of his life. If you have bench room, go ahead and get him. If not there are other WRs available with a bigger upside.3. Randall Cobb-WR-Packers- Case in point. Cobb was targeted and ended up with the most receptions on the Pack at 9-and that’s with a healthy bunch of receivers such as Jordy Nelson, Jermichael, and veteran Greg Jennings on the field. What I like is the other bonus you get with Cobb and that’s his return capabilities as witnessed on Sunday when he ran...