Week 1 of the NFL season already concluded, and here is how our sleepers for last week scored. Scoring is based off ESPN Fantasy standard scoring.
Derek Carr: 19 points
Rashad Jennings: 7 points
Willie Sneed: 25 points
Richard Rodgers: 2 points
Cairo Santos: 10 points
Minnesota Vikings DST: 21 points
Week 2 Picks
Quarterback: Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots
Last week’s points: 14, This week’s projected: 21
Garoppolo showed his potential leading New England to a 23-21 victory at Arizona on Sunday night. Even without tight end Rob Gronkowski, Garoppolo picked apart the Cardinals’ secondary, and this week against Miami will be no different.
Running Back: Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
Last week’s points: 17, This week’s projected: 10
Woodhead is a check down for Philip Rivers and the San Diego offense. He’s always in the right position, and his shiftiness and ability to avoid tackles makes him a lock to score points almost every week. He’s a big target for Rivers in the red zone and in third down situations.
Wide Receiver: Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
Last week’s points: 15, This week’s projected: 12
A healthy Benjamin is a huge target for Cam Newton, and he played well against Denver in his first game in more than a year. He is going to be a big part of the offense as the season goes along.
Tight End: Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
Last week’s points: 12, This week’s projected: 9
Thomas is another name that adds to an impressive receiving corps in Jacksonville. With receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, the Jags don’t have to worry about Thomas being double-covered often, which makes him a big target for quarterback Blake Bortles.
Kicker: Josh Brown, New York Giants
Last week’s points: 0, This week’s projected: 9
Brown is coming off of a one-game suspension from the NFL. He is the Giants’ main man, and expect him to put up big numbers going against a weak Saints defense this weekend.
Defense: Kansas City Chiefs
Last week’s points: 0, This week’s projected: 7
Kansas City started slow against San Diego but fought back behind its defensive play to win the game in overtime. Playing an inexperienced offense in Houston this weekend, expect the Chiefs to ride momentum from last week’s win and have another great game.