The carnage of the past weekend is shaking up the list! Remember – these are players who your keeper/dynasty teams should absolutely be prioritizing for immediate use and future production in the coming years. Let’s get going.
- James Robinson – Y’all believe yet? The narrative going into the week was that the Tennessee rush defense was too stout on which to run. Robinson ran 16 times for 106 yards and a touchdown. The narrative all week was that if Jacksonville is down, it would go pass heavy and Robinson doesn’t catch the ball. He caught 3-of-4 targets. Safe to say, Robinson is the reason Jacksonville could let Leonard Fournette walk. The team believes. You should too.
- CeeDee Lamb – This is not intended to be a “told you so” column, but six catches on nine targets for 106 yards for Lamb sure feels like an MJ victory lap when I told you he was the best wide receiver in Dallas. This was only game two folks – it’s only going to get better.
- Joshua Kelley – Joshua Kelley is rising quickly and the Los Angeles Chargers have no choice but to continue to feature the powerful Kelley as much as possible moving forward. Truthfully, I have little idea what is going on with Tyrod Taylor, but it is clear that this may be a far more ball control, play defense type team than previously expected.
- Russell Gage – Atlanta currently seems to have two WR1s on their roster and neither of them are Julio Jones. Chuckle if you will, but with the way this offense is lighting up the scoreboard, having a versatile weapon like Gage is going to be more and more critical as the year plays on. Twenty-one targets in two weeks helps.
- Diontae Johnson – As a JuJu Smith-Schuster owner and apologist, it pains me to admit this, but the best receiver in Pittsburgh right now has no hyphens in his name. Eight receptions on 13 targets for 92 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 may be the tip of the iceberg for what Johnson can do with a fully healthy Ben Roethlisberger. Buying everywhere I can.
- Laviska Shenault, Jr. – The world is set to be introduced to the Shenault show this Thursday night in primetime. Acquire him now before his price goes through the stratosphere.
- Darius Slayton – A whole lot of readers were ticked at me for moving him off the list after last week’s explosion on Monday Night. I get it, I do. Slayton is talented and deserves on the list. But let’s not think of him as a slam-dunk, must-play option. He is a new-age DeSean Jackson. There are going to be some monster weeks like Week 1, and there are going to be some blah weeks, like Week 2. Guess correctly, and you will probably be in your Super Bowl. Incorrectly, not so much.
- Preston Williams – South Beach Notes, Part 1: Preston Williams is still the most talented wide receiver in Miami, despite what you just saw from DeVante Parker.
- Myles Gaskin – South Beach Notes, Part 2: Myles Gaskin is still the most talented running back in Miami, despite … uh ya, there is nothing else to think about there. Jordan Howard or Matt Breida are non-factors.
- Antonio Gibson – Finally, Washington is realizing that Gibson is its best chance of winning. And the team still won’t win, but at least he makes them moderately more competitive.
- Jerry Jeudy – While it’s absolutely horrible to see injuries to Courtland Sutton and Drew Lock, it is a huge boon to Jerry Jeudy’s keeper prospects. I said it in an earlier article and I will say it again: go watch his route running at Alabama. I’ll wait.
- Zack Moss – Well this week looked … not great, as the experts say. Don’t get discouraged and actually, use this opportunity to take advantage of the owner who may be already looking to move on.
- Joe Burrow – Sixty-one passes!! 61 passes!!! 61 freakin’ passes!!!! (I was tempted to put 61 exclamation points here but pretty sure my editor would be not very pleased).
- Jalen Reagor – Still the best in Philadelphia. Concern over Carson Wentz exists, but eventually he and Reagor will start dropping Reagor-Bombs.
Throughout the season, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on twitter @fantasysharkMJ. If you have any burning questions/topics you’d like me to address, let me know. Good luck and keep keeping ahead of the competition!