Fantasy Football Sleepers: believe in Jimmy G in Week 2

Cameron Jourdan

Sports Blogger

@CJourdan81

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

In Week 1, Jimmy Garoppolo proved he could play in this league. In Week 2 let him prove he can play for your fantasy team. (davemorinphoto.com/Flickr)

In Week 1, Jimmy Garoppolo proved he could play in this league. In Week 2 let him prove he can play for your fantasy team. (davemorinphoto.com/Flickr)

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.

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