You saw him star on Hard Knocks before the season started, and now you can see him star in your lineup each week. We’re talking about Raiders’ tight end Darren Waller who was targeted often in his first career start.
His 7 catches for 70 yards made him a good replacement for some of Antonio Brown’s numbers. Gruden gave him a chance, now may you should too.
Slot rookie running back Miles Sanders in at the flex this week against a leaky Atlanta defense. He had the majority of the Eagles’ snaps at the running back position in Week 1 and put up decent numbers.
Meanwhile the Falcons gave up 120 yards to Dalvin Cook. Look for good, but not great, flex production from Sanders.
Juju Smith-Schuster took the field as the Steelers’ number 1 receiver for the first time in week 1 and put up average numbers in a terrible Steelers performance. These numbers should improve in week 2 as they play against a Seahawks team that gave up the second most passing yard in the league in Week 1.
Look for an angry Steelers offense to put up more big numbers, with Smith-Schuster right at the heart of it.
San Francisco 49ers
If you have a San Francisco wide receiver in your lineup, put him on the bench immediately. Of the 5 receivers that played in the game, none of them received more than 3 targets.
This is a staggeringly low number considering expectations on Jimmy Garoppolo and Ryan Shanahan this season.