Rosser’s week two thoughts

Justin Rosser Sept 21, 2021

QB

Daniel Jones- Daniel Jones is underrated in the fantasy world. While he might not be living up to his nickname “Danny Dimes”, the points don’t lie. This week he threw for 249 yards and 1 TD no interceptions, but where he gets his fantasy worth is his run game. He had 9 rushing attempts for 95 yards and a TD on the ground, those would be good numbers for an RB. 

Tom Brady- Brady, the ageless wonder doesn’t need his legs to be effective. Sitting behind a solid offensive line, he has tons of weapons and it shows. He threw 5 touchdown passes (9 in the first two games) against a soft Atlanta secondary, but needless to say he hasn’t lost his strength or accuracy.

Mac Jones- From a real football perspective, Mac Jones has been great, doing exactly what has been asked of him. On the other hand, he isn’t necessarily a fantasy stud so far. While not making any mistakes, New England likes to pound the rock on the ground and Jones only had to throw for 186 yards and 1 TD. It will be interesting to see what he does against an opponent that requires a possible play-from-behind scenario.

Zach Wilson- Well, there had to be some growing pains, right? This was a tough outing for the rookie QB on the Jets, constantly throwing up freebies to the defense as he looked lost at times against the well-coached New England Patriots. Throwing 4 interceptions and 0 TD’s hurts, but this Jets team has a long way to go to improve and games like this are a great learning experience for the future of the New York Jets franchise.

RB

Ezekiel Elliot- Zeke is a great RB, but after watching that game, I wonder if Pollard is the guy to own in this backfield. Zeke had a solid 16 carries and 2 targets, while Pollard had 13 carries and 3 targets while out producing Zeke in fantasy points. At this point you have to feel comfortable starting both these guys, unless we start seeing it trend towards either of these runningbacks.

Chase Edmonds- Edmonds is the guy to own in the Cardinals backfield, Conner simply isn’t as explosive as a player and Edmonds gets lots of receiving work with 5 last game. He is a decent RB2 option and solid flex play.

Saquon Barkley- Be patient. I know it’s hard as each week is crucial to getting to the playoffs, but you paid high draft capital and he is being eased in, don’t sell low now. Week one he had 3.70 points and week two 8.90 while increasing his touches by 3. Trending in the right direction!

Jonathan Taylor- I watched every snap of the Rams/Colts game and Taylor still looked great. He gets tons of red-zone looks and he is a buy-low candidate, go out and snag him, and don’t be afraid to start him. Something to watch is Marlon Mack got 5 carries and the Colts seem to be involving him.

WR

Cooper Kupp- Kupp is my favorite candidate for steal of the draft. Reaching the practice facility 2 hours early, meeting Stafford for breakfast and breaking down film, the chemistry is there and it shows. His ability to open up the field after the catch is outstanding and he should continue to produce at a top 5 WR level for the full year.

Sterling Shepard- Sterling was a player I wanted nothing to do with before the season started in this crowded WR room with QB issues. His 19 targets through two weeks are truly impressive and he seems to be Daniel Jones’s favorite early season target. 

Marquez Callaway- Callaway has been a let down compared to the preseason hype as the WR 1 of this offense, until MT returns. Owners should hold tight for another week and see if he has an uptick in targets compared the 2 and 4 he has seen so far this year.

Donovan Peoples-Jones- DP-J should be a sneaky add to your lineup if you’re in a tight spot. With Landry being placed on IR and Odell Beckham dealing with injuries, DP-J could end up being their WR1 for a week or two. If he can earn a role, we could see him emerge as a productive talent for your fantasy squads.

TE

Rob Gronkowski- The previously retired beast of a TE looks like the Gronk of old, for all the people that got him on the cheap, good job, that move could win you a title. With 13 targets over 2 games and 4 TD’s, he is a target that Brady looks to in the end zone, lock him in your lineups every week.

Noah Fant- Fant looks to have taken the next step that so many people had hoped. With 14 targets in 2 games, he looks to be a productive option, I see some special things coming from this young man with his freakishly athletic skill set and now, the volume.

George Kittle- I expect Kittle to bounce back, but he has not been living up to the standards of being drafted in the 3rd round of drafts. I would not worry about the production, that will come, hopefully, sooner than later as he is an essential part of many fantasy teams’ builds.

Justin Rosser Sept 21, 2021

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