Pickups & Drops after Week 2
Brandon Myers - TE - Oak – Myers is proving to be a consistent target for Carson Palmer as he led the team in receptions and yards with 6 for 86 in week 2. Myers had 5 receptions in week 1 and is a solid TE who comes from Iowa who seem to be a factory for the position. Myers is available in just about every league out there. If you need a good backup tight end that has potential, then Myers is breaking onto the scene. If you need a tight end…grab him.
Demarius Johnson - WR - Eagles – Johnson is a good guy that you can project a bigger role for in the Eagles offense as the season moves forward. He had 1 reception for 13 yards and added a run for 6 yards, which shows that the Eagles are trying to get him involved. Then consider that Maclin and Jackson are both injury prone, so it will not take much for Johnson to be able to get out there and make his mark.
Andre Brown - RB - Giants – It was Brown, not David Wilson, that took advantage of an early injury to Ahmad Bradshaw. It appeared that Wilson is still in the coach’s doghouse for fumbling in week 1 and Brown was quick to step in and impress. He carried the ball 13 times for 71 yards and added 2 receptions for another 19 yards. Bradshaw will be a game time decision at best for the Thursday Night game and Brown will be in line for a lot of carries either way. His performance may have moved Wilson down the depth chart.
Scott Chandler - TE - Bills – Chandler is once again off to a fast start with a TD in each game this season and added 53 yards on 2 catches in week 2. Chandler is always a threat in the redzone and is being targeted more this season than last. Chandler, like Brandon Myers, is another Iowa product that has good hands and gets open. Chandler showed us this fast start last season, only to fizzle out, but if you are in a TD league he is always a threat to score.
Aldric Robinson - WR - Washington – Robinson was expected to have a larger role this week with Pierre Garcon inactive, but only finished with 2 receptions for 40 yards. His only other target was a deep pass that he dropped at a key moment in the game for the Redskins. Robinson still has a chance to be productive as he did not make the biggest mistake at the wide receiver position in the game…that honor belongs to Josh Morgan. Morgan threw the football at Cortland Finnegan after a 3rd down play with less than 2 minutes to play in the game and received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which forced Bully Cundiff to attempt a 62 yard field goal instead of a 47 yards field goal. Cundiff missed.
Brian Hartline - WR - Miami – As will happen with rookie quarterbacks, they end up liking one receiver more than everyone else. In Miami Brian Hartline has emerged as that favorite target for Ryan Tannehill. Hartline was targeted 12 times against the Raiders and finished with 9 receptions for 111 yards. Hartline has 20 targets through 2 weeks, and with the chemistry that is developing between Hartline and Tannehill you should grab him now.
Bilel Powell - RB - Jets – Bilel Powell stepped in when Shonn Greene got dinged up on a helmet to helmet hit and finished with 9 carries for 33 yards against the Steelers. Greene is always a threat for this type of injury with the style of runner that he is. Powell showed some nice burst against a tough run defense, but he his value increases with a Greene injury.
Daryl Richardson - RB - St Louis – Richardson was given a chance because of a stupid penalty by Steven Jackson that resulted in Jackson being benched for the game by head coach Jeff Fisher. Richardson carried the ball 15 times for 83 yards, which was highlighted by a 53 yard scamper, and he also added 2 receptions for 19 yards. It seems clear that Richardson is in line for a bigger role going forward, and if you own Jackson then you better move quick to grab this insurance policy that looks like it can cash in if given the opportunities.
Dante Rosario - TE - Chargers – Rosario had 4 receptions for 48 yards and 3 TD grabs in replacement of Antonio Gates in week 2. Rosario is not considered a strong option to grab unless you are an owner of Gates. Rivers likes to use the tight end as we all know and saw this week with Rosario, but he has been in the league since 2007 and has never really made an impact.
Read our Week 1 Pickups & Drops, many guys may still be available: