2023-09-22 · 3 min read · NFL/Football
Jerome Ford and Josh Reynolds

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Jordan Love (Green Bay Packers)
  • While he might not have morphed into Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers, Love has quietly scored 20 plus fantasy points in both games so far. Given the upside here he is a solid play at quarterback and definitely shouldn't be on so many wires. Love also seems likely to improve as the season goes on.
Baker Mayfield (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Ok hear me out, Mayfield has been a fringe starting quarterback in fantasy through the first two weeks of the season. His Buccaneers will be taking on the Philadelphia Eagles this week, who have a quality defence, but have given up the most points to opposing quarterbacks so far.
Kyren Williams (Los Angeles Rams)
  • Akers is out of town (and worth a speculative add in Minnesota) and Williams has claimed not only this backfield, but a significant role in the offence as a whole. Through the first two weeks Williams has two touchdowns in each game so far (3 rushing 1 receiving). In week two with a firm grip on the starting spot he put up 100 total yards on 20 touches; Kyren is a must add.
Jerome Ford (Cleveland Browns)
  • I'm sad to see Ford here as it reminds me of Nick Chubb absence, while Ford can't replace Chubb (not many could) he filled in admirably after Chubb exited Monday night's matchup with Pittsburgh; Ford piled up over 100 yards and reached pay dirt. The Browns have brought Kareem Hunt back to town (who is also worth a speculative add) but Cleveland has been high on Ford since training camp.
Josh Reynolds (Detroit Lions)
  • Through two weeks, Reynolds is averaging 73 yards and a touchdown per game. There’s no question that he’s the No. 2 to Amon-Ra St. Brown in the Lions' surprisingly prolific air attack; (side note is Jared Goff a high-level starter?). Reynolds is a reliable WR2/3 until further notice. The only cause for concern here is the effect of Jameson Williams return in week 7.
Tutu Atwell (Los Angeles Rams)
  • The Los Angeles Rams offence has not shown any signs of slowing down without superstar Cooper Kupp in the lineup. Tutu Atwell is one of the main reasons why, as he's already racked up an impressive 196 yards on 13 catches. While Puka Nacua has been the Rams' breakout star after posting the second-most PPR points of any wide receiver so far, Atwell is a strong No. 2 who is seeing more than enough volume. Cooper Kupp's potential return in Week 5 could drastically shift the Rams' offensive pecking order. But until then, play Atwell with confidence.
Hunter Henry (New England Patriots)
  • Henry is available in way too many leagues, a number I expect to dramatically change this week. Henry is one of a very few tight ends with more than 100 receiving yards this season. In fact, a tight end putting up 50-plus yards and a TD in a game has only occurred three times thus far: Henry in Week 1, Tj Hockenson in Week2 and Henry again in Week 2. Until further notice, Henry is pushing top-five fantasy tight end status.
Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Jacksonville's defence has been rather impressive through two weeks, holding Kansas City to 17 points on Sunday and logging three takeaways in each of its two games so far. But more importantly, in Week 3, the Jaguars are matched up with the struggling Houston Texans and rookie QB C.J. Stroud, who have surrendered 10 fantasy points per game to D/STs so far this season. I expect 15 out of the Jags this week.
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