If your like me, it's either injuries or poor performance that has you scanning the wavier wire for that one player that can turn the tide. There have been some injuries through the first two weeks that you need to account for. But there might be some players you want to stash for later plays. Here are some of my players to watch
Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys (53% rostered in Yahoo Fantasy):
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Tony Pollard absolutely balled out in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He finished with 13 rushes for 109 rushing yards and a touchdown. The fact is he's been a consistent RB2 behind star Ezekiel Elliott. He's a great change of pace running back that shows speed to our run defenders, strength to break tables and catches out the backfield. The only issue with Pollard is that he plays behind the before mentioned Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott got 16 rushes compared to 13 for Pollard. Elliot has just gotten the big $90M check, so he will be the main man in that backfield. But Pollard maximizes his opportunities so I would definitely pick him up as a deep rooster sub. I would even start them both if the match up called for it.
Rondale Moore, WR, Arizona Cardinals (34% rostered in Yahoo Fantasy):
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Rondale Moore scored his 1st career touchdown against the Vikings on Sunday on a 73 yard strike from Kyler Murray. One of the reasons I love Moore is that the Cardinals' offense is explosive. Even with A.J. Green scoring his first TD as a Cardinal (which as a fan was great to see), Moore is so dynamic you have to roster him. Through two games, Moore has been 11 catches for 182 yards. He should be added in leagues with 12 managers or more, and a strong stash option in 10 manager leagues.
Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders (27% rostered in Yahoo Fantasy):
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If you haven't picked up Derek Carr yet, what are you waiting for? Carr has been a fantasy beast through two games against two solid defenses. Car has racked up over 800 passing yards against the Ravens and Steelers (both wins). Problem is that there's a lot of good quarterbacks in fantasy right now, but if you're in a deep league with 12 or more owners, there's no reason why you haven't roster him yet. Injuries could leave you to adding him to your roster, or a valuable draft stash that you want to keep away from other owners. Even potentially using as trade bait down the line for a playoff push
Carolina Panthers DEF/ST (20% rostered in Yahoo Fantasy):
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I just read on ESPN that the Panthers defense is the only defense to score double digit points in both Week 1 and week 2. I said in my review for the Panthers that they have a young athletic defense that has a ton of speed, and it showed against the Jets and the Saints. Carolina's defense showed major signs of improvement last year after a couple years of horrid play. Coach Matt Rhule has that defense flying and it's a credit to how good of a coach he is. I love their matchup next week against the Texans who are without tyrod Taylor and starting rookie David Mills. While week 4 is a tough matchup for them against the high-powered Dallas Cowboys offense, the Panthers have a defense you might want to keep on your radar.
Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants (19% rostered in Yahoo Fantasy):
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I know what you're thinking, the Villain is playing hometown favorites again. But hear me out. There was high fantasy expectations in the 2020 season for Daniel Jones that he just did not live up to. But hopefully the game against the Washington Football Team has Jones turning the corner. Jones had games of 23.38 and 31.46 fantasy points (according to Yahoo Fantasy) in two games against two solid defenses. Jones has recorded a rushing touchdown in both of his games and 122 rushing yards on designed runs. The fact that Jones gets designed runs is an extra element to his fantasy value and he can offset a poor passing game. Jones can be spot starter, bye week fill-in or maybe even a platoon starter if you're looking for a boost in a tough matchup.