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Quarterbacks…

  • Jameis Winston, Saints: He threw 5 TDs in the blowout Week 1 win, but to keep things rolling against the Panthers, who allowed 258 yards passing and 2 TDs to rookie Zach Wilson, we’re more buying into Sean Payton's coaching skills. (Yahoo 44%)
  • Justin Fields, Bears: A preemptive pick up -- change at QB seems eminent. (Yahoo 51%)

Running Backs…

  • Elijah Mitchell, 49ers: After Raheem Mostert left the game the 6th round rookie out of Louisiana stepped up rushing for a touchdown and 104 yards on 19 carries. Honorable Mention goes to JaMycal Hasty.  Even with rookie Trey Sermon expected to take on the starting role, everyone should want a piece of the 49ers running game. (Yahoo - Mitchel 40% | Hasty 1%)
  • Latavius Murray, Ravens: The newest RB in Baltimore played behind Ty’son Williams, as expected, but tallied 10 carries to Williams’ 9, and reached the end zone. We know the Ravens like to use two RBs so Murray is absolutely worth adding. (Yahoo 63%)
  • Mark Ingram, Texans: A volume and touchdown dependent flex play at best saw both in Week 1: 26 rushes for just 85 yards and TD. He might be slightly ahead in the pecking order as Phillip Lindsay saw 8 carries and 1 target and David Johnson rushed 3 times in addition to catching 3 of his 4 targets. (Yahoo 22%)
  • Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles: We expected him to have a bit bigger role in the passing game after only seeing 3 targets. But on a positive note he got 9 carries and was the clear backup in snaps to Mile Sanders. (Yahoo 9%)
  • Tony Jones, Saints: The new backup to Alvin Kamara turned his 11 carries into 50 yards. Jones is an insurance policy worth owning as more blowout game scripts are unlikely but the potential is too much to pass on. (Yahoo 23%)

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Wide Receivers…

  • Sterling Shepard, Giants: The clear top target for Daniel Jones in 2020, Shepard hauled in 113 yards on 7 catches and a TD in Week 1. Potentially playing in the slot more this year increases both Shepard’s floor and upside as he could remain the top target for a few weeks as Jones acclimates to new WR Kenny Golladay. (Yahoo 40%)
  • Nelson Agholor, Patriots: Jakobi Meyers played nearly every snap but Agholor wasn’t far behind and ended up leading New England pass catchers in yardage in addition to scoring in Week 1. (Yahoo 33%)
  • Zack Pascal, Colts: Second in WR snaps behind Michael Pittman Jr. but led the team with 5 targets, scoring twice. He could be in line for more work with T.Y. Hilton sidelined for a few more weeks. (Yahoo 2%)
  • Christian Kirk / Rondale Moore, Cardinals: Once the Cardinals realize A.J. Green is done, the added snaps and targets will filter down to one of these two. The fast pace coupled with potential for shootout game scripts in the NFC West means Kirk and Moore will have more opportunities than most. (Yahoo - Kirk 15% | Moore 27%)
  • Elijah Moore, Jets: The rookie didn’t really show up on the stat sheet on Sunday but if you have room to stash him Moore could be Wilson’s downfield target. Just maybe after Week 2 since Bill Belichick has a propensity to give rookie QBs headaches. (Yahoo 41%)
  • J. Hamler, Broncos: The second year speedster from Penn State could provide the most upside to the Denver offense with Jerry Jeudy out for the next 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. (Yahoo 2%)

Tight Ends…

  • Juwan Johnson, Saints: File this under "should have seen it coming". During Winston’s 5 years in Tampa he hit his TEs for 37 TDs. This affinity seems to have carried over to converted wide receiver Johnson who snagged 2 TDs on Sunday. He is worth a flyer. (Yahoo 11%)


Defense / Kicker…

  • If your league allows it, you can wait on Defense and Kicker a few days. Instead, add an RB incase of a mid-week injury then decide who to cut later on in the week.

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