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Fantasy Football Free Agent Week 2 Frenzy

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Welcome everyone to the 1st 2014 edition of free agent frenzy, as usually we have some huge week 1 performers out there but have to be careful and not panic and drop a highly drafted player after 1 bad week for these possible pumpkins.  I preach patience as fantasy season’s are not won or lost in the 1st week.  That said let’s get to my top pickups that are available in most leagues.

  • Josh Gordon – If he is out there, drop your lowest drafted guy and roll the dice, its looking more and more he will be reinstated and could change your fantasy season.
  • Terrance West– Ben Tate has already come up lame and there is no word on how long he will be out,  looked great with 100 yards last week.
  • Justin Forsett –  He has never shown the ability to be a RB1 but the Ravens are rolling with him against a very shaky Steelers run defense and Pierce continues to struggle.
  • Marcus Wheaton –  The Steelers continue to air it out and he looks ready to explode as the 3rd passing option.
  • Bobby Rainey –  He had some nice games last year and with the Martin ineffectiveness and injury this may be the time to scoop him up.
  • Dwayne Allen –  He got 5 targets but looks healthy and ahead of Fleener, a back end TE1.]
  • Steve Smith – He received 15 targets but was not doing much with them before the long bomb,  I would expect last weeks game to be his best.
  • Allen Hurns –  This UDFA rookie broke out but I would not expect much more the rest of the season.
  • Marquis Lee –  He did not get the highlights but got a ton of targets and I see him as the WR1 for the Jaguars.
  • Larry Donnell –  He got 6 targets from Eli and seemed to be the only receiver that he was comfortable with and gets the Arizona defense who are historically awful versus tight ends.
  • Chris Ivory –  He had less touches than Johnson but broke a long run which cannot be expected every week.  A bey week filler/flex at best.
  • Jake Locker –  He was playing well before injury last year and this week gets the awful Cowboys, should be a top 10 QB this week.
  • Malcolm Floyd –  There were great reports from camp on him and he came through last night with 6 targets and a TD, not a bad flier for your bench.
  • Brian Quick –  He had 9 catches and looked like a beast but with the uncertainty at QB for the Rams there is just no way to think about starting anyone but Stacy.
  • Bennie Cunningham –  He only received 3 less touches than Stacy last week and looks to be in a RRBC.
  • Lorenzo Taliaferro –  This is a gamble but with the Ravens RB situation, in a deep league I would grab and stah him as he ran hard and well in preseason.
Thanks so much for reading and good luck!
Mike

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

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Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.