Julian Edelman WR, New England vs NY Jets
With Danny Amendola most likely out thursday night and with not a lot of reliable options for Tom Brady, look for Edelman to get a lot of looks from Tom. After catching 7 passes and pulling in two touchdown passes last week against Buffalo, expect more of the same this week making him a starter in a lot of leagues.
Julius Thomas TE, Denver @ NY Giants
After a huge game opening night on thursday, a lot of people were comparing Julius to last years first week darling, Kevin Ogletree. I think that comparison is going too far and I can’t see Thomas fall off the face of the earth like Ogletree did last year. Mainly considering Peyton Manning is throwing to him rather than Tony Romo, no offense to Romo just like Manning a lot better. He most likely won’t have a 161 yard, 2 touchdown game but he will still be a productive tight end in the Denver pass happy offense.
Cecil Shorts WR, Jacksonville @ Oakland
Now that Chad Henne is the starter for the injured and worse quarterback Blaine Gabbert the offense in Jacksonville will open up and Cecil will see a lot more targets. Only getting three catches against Kansas City killed Shorts fantasy value in week one, but this week playing Oakland will get Cecil back to the projections everyone had for him in the offseason.
Ben Roethlisberger QB, Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
The Pittsburgh offense last week against Tennessee was a disaster saved by a garbage time touchdown to make the final score look closer than the game. This monday night they play an even better defense in Cincinnati on the road so a low scoring, low offensive game is to be expected and a night of struggles will come to Big Ben.
Roddy White WR, Atlanta vs St. Louis
Roddy White last week against the Saints playing with a high ankle sprain and severely struggled only catching 2 balls for 19 yards and missing the amount of practices this week as he has I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t suit up. Even if he does play he won’t be the usual number one wideout he has been making him a very frustrating start for all of his fantasy owners.
Any Denver Running Back @ NY Giants
This one could be on this list every week after the lack of performance from all of them in week one. The combination of Monte Ball, Knowshon Moreno, and Ronnie Hillman rushed for only 67 yards on 21 carries. And seeing how pass happy the Broncos offense has been, don’t expect many monster fantasy games from any Denver running back this week included.