QB Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
The addition of Sammy Watkins has brought the Rams some instant success, or is it the subtraction of Jeff Fisher from the coaching staff? In either case, Goff looked great in the opening game, completing 21 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown. The Rams will next face a stiffer test in the Washington defense, but we are liking the possibility that Goff may have turned the corner into becoming a viable NFL (and fantasy) starter.
RB Javorius Allen, Baltimore
The balance of the timeshare for Baltimore has already tipped heavily in the way of Allen. This is likely a product of Danny Woodhead being sidelined, but whatever the reason, Allen is the back to own for Baltimore.
On the Radar
QB Deshaun Watson, Houston
Houston was forced to pull Tom Savage from last week’s game, and though Watson is battling an ankle injury, all signs are pointing to him getting the start in Week 2. Simply put, it is a move that HAS to be made. Houston is a team that is built to win now, and though Watson may not be the most skilled at his position, he is a winner and brings a winning attitude to this team. As a starter, Watson will have middle-of-the-road passing numbers, but the rushing numbers, and the potential to run for touchdowns, will be enough to push him into him being a low-level fantasy starter. Grab him now before he takes off.
RB Kerwynn Williams, Arizona
The sound of screaming you heard was that of Arizona and fantasy owners of David Johnson. He will be out 2-3 months following wrist surgery. Arizona will move to a committee at running back, with Williams in line to have first crack at getting the bulk of the carries.
WR Kenny Golladay, Detroit
The rookie put his stamp on Detroit’s Week 1 game, scoring a touchdown late in the game against Arizona. On the day, he caught four passes for 69 yards, which is enough to put him on the radar this week – especially as an active member in the Detroit passing game.
Deep and/or Dynasty Only
WR Danny Amendola, New England
We would have Amendola listed higher on this week’s list, but as of press time he was in the concussion protocol with no known timetable for his return. He was very active in Week 1 for New England, and with Julian Edelman out for the year, New England will need someone to step up and have an active role in the offense.
WR Josh Bellamy, Chicago
The shuffling of the depth chart in Chicago slides Bellamy up a notch on the totem pole. Bellamy is a speculative add for those in deep leagues believing that he will see more action with the loss of Kevin White.
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