Mike Davis, RB, Carolina
Davis is a hot commodity this week after Christian McCaffrey went down with an ankle injury last Sunday. Cmac is set to miss 4-6 weeks so Davis should be the lead back for at least the next month. The Panthers are not a great team, but he should see at least 15 touches a game moving forward. Davis had eight catches for 74 yards last week. He only saw one carry, but the Panthers were playing from behind most of the game. Worst case scenario, Davis sees a lot of action catching the ball in Week 3 against the Chargers making him interesting in PPR leagues.
Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans
Brees has had a rough start to the season so far. Over the first two weeks, he’s thrown for just three touchdowns with one interception and is only averaging about 235 passing yards per game. A lot of this has to do with Michael Thomas being out right now, but Brees looks old out there this year. He has a winnable matchup coming up at home against Green Bay, but I’d tread lightly with Brees right now. If you have a Ryan Tannehill type on your bench, roll with them right now over Drew.
Jerick McKinnon, RB, San Francisco
McKinnon was another hot waiver pickup this week due to multiple injuries in the 49ers backfield. He’s getting the start in Week 3 and should see the lions share of the work. McKinnon does have an injury history himself, but he looked healthy last week and should be seen as a solid FLEX and possible low-end RB2 option this weekend. He has a great matchup against a Giants defense that hasn’t stopped anyone – so get him in your lineup.
Logan Thomas, TE, Washington
Perhaps one of the most intriguing players who is flying under the radar right now in fantasy is Thomas. He has very quietly seen 17 targets over the first two games of the year. He’s only caught eight of those balls though which is probably why he’s only owned in about 30% of leagues. Owners need to take notice because his catch percentage is going to increase and he did see a few red zone targets last week. Thomas has a dream matchup against the Browns this week and could end up as a Top-8 tight end.
Lock of the Week
D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina
Moore has been a major part of the Panthers offense over the first two games of 2020. He’s seen a massive 22 targets, but only has 174 scoreless yards to show for it. That should change this weekend against the Chargers as Moore will be leaned on heavily with McCaffrey out of the lineup. It’s a certainty that he’ll see at least 10 targets so look for Moore to have a big day and find pay dirt for the first time this season.