“Moving the Chains” with Jordan Powell
If you took the plunge last week and joined a fantasy league, welcome to the world of fantasy football. Due to some technical issues, I did not do a fantasy blog post for week one; so, we’re going to jump right into week two.
The point of this blog is to help you win your fantasy football matchup every week by helping you with your lineups, bye weeks and searching the waiver wire.
Every week you want to put yourself in position to win each matchup. Part of that process is searching the waiver wire for the next dominant sleeper player. Last year, I picked up a tight end by the name of Rob Gronkowski in Week 3. This year, he was being drafted in the second round. Now, the people we might find may not be the next “Gronk,” but they could help you win your games and, ultimately, your league.
Kevin Ogletree, WR, Dallas Cowboys:
Last year, Laurent Robinson went off in fantasy play as Dallas’ third wideout. Since Robinson has been shipped off to Jacksonville, Ogletree seems to be that next explosive third receiver. He definitely exploded Wednesday night against the New York Giants with eight catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns. This “explosion” happened exactly a week ago as of this writing, so Ogletree is likely unavailable in your league; but, if he is, pick him up right now.
Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets:
Remember when I said Sanchez was going undrafted, but could still lead your team at quarterback? Enter week one. Sanchez threw for 266 yards, three scores and one interception in New York’s 48-28 rout of the Buffalo Bills. I don’t expect him to blow up like this every game, but with rookie receiver Stephen Hill in the mix, I do expect some great things from Sanchez.
I know there are plenty of people out there (like me) who drafted Chris Johnson in the first round of their draft and are currently regretting it. For those of you who fit that description, I ask you to consider giving Johnson one more shot in the starting lineup.
For one, the Titans were behind for most of the game. Naturally, they were going to pass heavily in order to get back into the game. That turned into a total of 11 rushing attempts for Johnson, which translated into only four rushing yards. However, he also had six receptions, which is great if you are in a PPR league.
Secondly, he was playing a recently beefed-up Patriots defensive front seven that forced a fumble for a touchdown. The going will improve against the Chargers this week, but not very much. With Kenny Britt likely to play this week, San Diego will be wary to stack the box.