Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Week 2 Waiver Wire and Flier's

Alex Smith - If you are going into week 2 and looking for QB help or playing the matchups, look at Smith.  He is home against Detroit in what is set up to be a high scoring affair. Last week Alex put up 211 yards and 2 TD’s on 20 of 26 passing for a 125.6 rating. Coming off a big win in Green Bay and back home for the season opener, there should be an amped up San Fran crowd and conditions for a possible 3 TD day for Smith.

Obvious: CJ Spiller and Alfred Morris
Jonathan Dwyer – If you need RB help and someone has already snatched up Morris or Spiller; grab Dwyer. Dwyer didn’t start week 1, Isaac Redman did; but Dwyer was clearly the better back. Against the Broncos Dwyer put up 43 yards on 9 carries for a tote average of 4.8 yards. Redman could only muster 20 yards on 11 carries for a paltry 1.8 avg. Dwyer certainly earned himself a bigger share of the work load and has his preseason resume to back it up where he rushed for 147 yards on 28 carries for a meaty 5.25 ypc and 46 yards on 4 receptions. Dwyer could be flex worthy til Mendy comes back.

RB Flier
Alex Green – it’s clear the Packers aren’t going to or aren’t ready to use Benson in the hurry up or on passing downs. Instead Randall Cobb lined up in the backfield 19 times according to ESPN Milwaukee.  With Jennings possibly missing this week’s game due to a groin injury, Cobb will be needed to line up in the slot, possibly giving Green a chance to shine.

Obvious: Kevin Ogletree
Randall Cobb – Cobb is a must add in all formats.  As noted above with Alex Green, Cobb lined up in the backfield 19 times and basically served as the 3rd down back. Cobb is set up for a Percy Harvin role and even on this short week with Greg Jennings possibly missing the game due to a groin, Cobb should by dynamite and on the field in every situation/formation against the Bears on Thursday Night Football.
Dexter McCluster – Sunday morning Daniel Yeremiah a former NFL scout and current NFL analyst said that he expects McCluster to catch 80 balls this year. Going on to say he will be KC’s Wes Welker, and that he was a perfect scheme fit in the slot.  What did McCluster do later that day?  He caught 6 balls on 10 targets for 82 yards. Those 6 catches put him on pace for 96 receptions and well in the ball park of the former Ravens, Eagles and Brown’s scout’s prediction of 80 receptions.

WR Flier
James Jones – If Greg Jennings misses this week, James Jones should have a highly serviceable stat line. With Jennings in the lineup last week, Jones still amassed 6 targets 4 receptions 81 yards and 1 TD against the stingy 49ers defense. He’s historically feast or famine, but with no Jennings he is a flex with WR2 upside at home in primetime against a divisional rival.

Dennis Pitta – Of the week 1 TE’s I like Dennis Pitta the best. Flacco is coming out this year and he’s coming out throwing. With the speedster Smith outside and line backers focused on Ray Rice there is a lot of action to be had by Pitta. Week 1 he had 9 targets 5 receptions 73 yards and a TD. Fred Davis owners should keep an eye on Pitta in case Fred’s week 1 performance becomes a trend.