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It was one of the biggest stories this whole offseason—for NFL analysts and fantasy players alike. What should we expect from Todd Gurley? We wondered and wondered, until finally in Week 1 we got our first real answer.
Malcolm Brown was clearly the Rams’ preferred red zone back, getting five carries inside the 20. Todd Gurley had none. Zero.
Now we don’t want to overreact to Week 1, but some info is just too valuable to pass up. Malcolm Brown should be owned in all leagues, but he’s only rostered in 6.5% of leagues on ESPN and 14% on Yahoo. Brown is one of 15 players rostered in under 40% of leagues who Adam Ronis suggests picking up on the waiver wire for Week 2.
Run, don’t walk and let’s all get some wins in Week 2.
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• Dr. Roto’s Week 1 Superlatives. The Biggest Surprise, Biggest TD Vulture, Biggest Bust and more.
• Frankie Taddeo’s Week 2 Droppables lists nine guys you can already feel comfortable cutting, based on Week 1. Say goodbye to Jaron Brown, Darwin Thompson and more.
• Bill Enright’s Week 2 Injury Report looks at some of the key guys who went down in Week 1, and the impact on fantasy.
• SI editor Albert Chen has a new book out about the crazy war between FanDuel and DraftKings, and we ran an excerpt. This one won’t help you win your league, but we think you’ll enjoy it.
This season we are proud to introduce Bull Market Fantasy, a collaboration between SI Fantasy and TheStreet, where Wall Street legend Jim Cramer will show how his expertise in the stock market can translate to the world of fantasy football.
In the Ask Cramer section, Jim answers your most pressing fantasy football questions, helps set your lineup and identifies the top waiver wire adds. A popular theme on the site this week: Overreacting after just one week of action, especially when it comes to rookie running backs like Eagles' Miles Sanders and Bears' David Montgomery.