Philip Rivers only completed 48% of his passes in week 1, but he did throw 4 TDs. In week two he goes up against a Philadelphia defense that has shown little resistance through preseason and week 1. The Eagles should put up 25+ points making Philip a good candidate for comeback points. If you are starting someone like Big Ben with that awful O-line perhaps you should look to Rivers.
RB – Bilal Powell
Not an exciting add here, but because of the match up, Powell makes an upside plug and play. In week one Powell got 12 rushes and 5 passing targets. What’s important here is that he converted 5 of his passing targets into 4 receptions for 35 yards. This week the Jets play the Patriots and they will likely be playing from behind making Powell a PPR flex play this week.
WR – Julian Edelman
Danny Amendola has the history of getting hurt and Edelman has the trust of the Patriots. He was starting over Wes Welker at times last year. On a short week, where Amendola is nursing a groin strain perhaps Edelman has some plug and play value if Amendola is limited and flex appeal if Amendola is out. Julian caught 7 balls on 9 targets for 2 TD’s. The Jets gave up the 11th most fantasy points to WR’s in week 1 and they faced the Bills and EJ Manuel, not Tom Brady.
TE – Julius Thomas
While Julius Thomas caught 5 balls for 110 yards and two touchdowns in week 1 he is still just one of 4 elite receiving talents. However, Peyton’s history with TE’s (Dallas Clark and Jacob Tamme) suggests that Thomas will have back end TE1 value going forward.