Terrell Pryor WR Cleveland Browns 1.5% Owned-The Human Swiss army knife. He did it all on Sunday vs the Dolphins throwing, rushing and receiving, he literally can do it all. But saw his biggest success as a wide out where him and new rookie starter Cody Kessler started to make a connection. He reeled in 8 of his 14 targets for 144 yards, those are some impressive numbers for a converted QB. But it looks as Pryor could very well be the #1 guy in Cleveland, sure Gordon will come back and make an impact but his absence is worrisome. Owned in little over 2% of NFL.com leagues he is a great player to have because they use him in so many ways and he is effective with the ball in his hand.
Shane Vereen RB New York Giants 9.4% Owned- Filled in as the starter for the injured Rashad Jennings Vereen had a very solid game. 67 yards on the ground with a touchdown and a few catches for 28 yards. I like Vereen a lot especially in a PPR format because on a throw heavy team he sees a lot of snaps. And when given the main back role he can prove to be a nice flex/ possible RB2 for your team. As many running backs as we’ve seen go down these first few weeks snatching up another one is always a good idea.
Jordan Howard RB Chicago 1.4% Owned– Jeremy Langford went down with an ankle injury on Sunday and that is never a good sign and Howard filled in for him for the rest of the game with limited looks he looked very solid. Many people liked Howard coming out of training camp and the preseason and expected he would split carries with Langford and that wasn’t the case. With Langford’s injury Howard is now the starter, the severity of his injury is unknown so far but I would expect him to miss at least a week. Add Howard to your roster now.
Carson Wentz QB Philadelphia Eagles 9.2% Owned– Wow this kid is electric, he is now 3-0 in his first 3 games and hasn’t turned over the ball once. This Sunday vs the Steelers Wentz showed what he was capable of. Over 300 yards passing and 2 touchdowns vs a historically good defense. They had no answers for Wentz or the Eagles offense. Carson probably won’t light up the fantasy scoreboard with yards every week but his ability to move the ball down the field and major touchdown upside is there. Like the Steelers did many teams will probably try to eliminate the run game and force Carson to make the plays but so far he has made them with ease and looks like a veteran out there. If in need of a quarterback in a deeper league or a 2 qb league Wentz is your guy.
Kyle Rudolph TE Minnesota Vikings 16.6% Owned– Never really fantasy relevant with Teddy Bridgewater Rudolph has found his guy in Sam Bradford. Going 7 for 70 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, in a world where good tight ends are scarce this was a very good game. Not only does Rudolph have chemistry with Bradford but with the absence of Adrian Peterson the Vikings are going to have to throw more and all the Vikings receivers are going to get more looks. Finding a good tight end in fantasy can be frustrating but he should be a very nice option as the season goes along.