Its early in the season, but here’s a list of wide outs owned in less than 70% of Yahoo leagues who I think could have very useful week 2 performances (standard scoring, non-PPR).
Johnny Knox, CHI, 67% (@ NO): Knox had 3 catches for 60 yards last week in a non-starting role, and Roy Williams looks like a game time decision. He has more talent at this point than Williams, but Mike Martz had a crush on Royboy all pre-season, hence the starter designation week 1. Knox should see plenty of targets in an expected shootout on the Superdome turf, and I think he’s in line for 80 yards and a score.
Devery Henderson, NO, 62% (@ CHI): On the other side, Henderson should be a co-primary option with Robert Meachem week 2, unless Lance Moore actually plays. I doubt the Saints will rush him back given the other weapons on offense. Henderson had a great week 1 (100 yards and a TD) and has teased fantasy players before, but I think he’s good for at least one more week of WR 1-2 level value. Pencil him in for 90 yards receiving.
Antonio Brown, PIT, 21% (SEA): Pittsburgh will be out for vengeance this week after last week’s drubbing at the hands of the Ravens, and I think they will come out throwing against Seattle’s woeful D to try to put the game away early, then let their defense and running game close it out. Brown could be a beneficiary, as Seattle will probably have most of their attention on Mike Wallace. Only two catches last week for 14 yards, but he is still in contention for the WR 2 slot. Brown could be the forgotten man by the ‘hawks, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he picked up 60 yards and a TD.
Really deep league special:
Eric Decker, DEN, 7% (CIN): With Brandon Lloyd iffy for this tilt due to a groin injury, Decker could have his breakout game against the lamecats. If Lloyd is out, he should be Kyle Orton’s top target – forget about Eddie Royal, and Knowshon Moreno is likely out. Decker is a big (6’3″, 218) target for Orton, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him stick as a decent WR 3 even if Lloyd gets healthy. 70 and a TD this week is in the cards.