Mohamed Sanu could emerge as the go-to guy in Cincinnati’s vertical offense if A.J. Green is going to miss an extended period. Sanu even threw a 50–yard pass on a trick play in Week 2.
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Bobby Rainey - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
He picked up 144 yards on 22 carries while filling in for Doug Martin in Week 2. Rainey is clearly capable of producing RB1 numbers when given ample carries.
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Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers
Any Packers wideout who sees the field is worth consideration in Fantasy leagues. Adams caught five passes for 50 yards in Week 2 and may have surpassed Jarrett Boykin on the depth chart.
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Donald Brown - San Diego Chargers
The fragile Ryan Mathews is dealing with a knee injury and Brown should see the bulk of carries in his absence. The starting RB on any team is worth consideration for a desperate owner.
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Alfred Blue - Houston Texans
Arian Foster’s workload has been huge and Blue appears to be the next man up if something happens to the Texans’ workhorse. The LSU product picked up 40 yards on 11 carries in Week 2.
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Damien Williams - Miami Dolphins
The Oklahoma product will move up the depth chart because of an injury to Knowshon Moreno. Williams should touch the ball 10-plus times per week. Moreover, Lamar Miller isn’t exactly the most established RB in the league.
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Miles Austin - Cleveland Browns
The veteran receiver caught six passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 and should continue to see a nice amount of targets. Austin isn’t anything special but he should quietly have a decent year statistically.
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Matt Asiata, Minnesota Vikings
Asiata got the first chance to shine in Adrian Peterson’s absence. He was mediocre in Week 2, averaging only 2.8 yards per carry,.
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Jerick McKinnon - Minnesota Vikings
McKinnon is an athletic freak who could get a chance at some point this season in the Vikings backfield.
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E.J. Manuel - Buffalo Bills
Manuel might not be the best NFL QB, but he’s quietly emerging as an acceptable option for desperate fantasy owners. His chemistry with Sammy Watkins should help Manuel keep his job for the time being.
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Kirk Cousins - Washington Redskins
With Robert Griffin III out for an extended period, fantasy owners will soon realize that Cousins has the tools, weapons and offensive scheme to emerge as a Top 10 QB.
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Niles Paul - Washington Redskins
Paul caught eight passes for 99 yards in Week 2 and did everything possible to impersonate Jordan Reed. The converted wide receiver has TE1 ability while Reed is sidelined.
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Silas Redd - Washington Redskins
Redd has been on the radar ever since he beat out Lache Seastrunk for a roster spot in training camp. He picked up 41 yards on eight carries in Week 2 and could have a bigger role going forward.
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Larry Donnell - New York Giants
Through two weeks, Donnell has been Eli Manning’s new favorite target. He has 12 catches for 137 yards and a TD through two games.
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Andre Caldwell - Denver Broncos
Caldwell is clearly ahead of Cody Latimer on the depth chart and anyone catching passes from Peyton Manning is worth monitoring. Keep an eye on the veteran receiver.
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Santonio Holmes - Chicago Bears
Holmes is still only 30-years-old and has emerged as a legitimate option for Jay Cutler in the Bears’ offense. He could have a nice bounce-back season if injuries open up more targets for Holmes.
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Levine Toilolo - Atlanta Falcons
The 6-foot-8 Stanford product is a red-zone threat and could emerge as one of Matt Ryan’s favorite targets. He’s a boom-or-bust fantasy option each week, as his stats are dependent on TDs.
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Stevie Johnson - San Francisco 49ers
Stevie Johnson, San Francisco 49ers - Johnson had three-straight 1,000-plus yard seasons but saw a major decline in 2013. He appears comfortable in his new home and should re-emerge as a fantasy option.
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Brian Hartline - Miami Dolphins
Hartline is always a forgotten man, but he could emerge as a target monster if Ryan Tannehill continues to check down. He’s not someone to rush out and pick up, but he’s the type of player that would thrive on a different team.
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Blake Bortles - Jacksonville Jaguars
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars – Bortles might not start for the Jags anytime soon, but keep an eye on the situation. Once Bortles gets his chance, he’s the type of strong-arm QB who could rack up garbage-time passing yards.
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