Fantasy Football Pickups Week 2: Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, Joique Bell and Julian Edelman Sleepers

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Sep 10, 2013 10:37 AM EDT
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Denver Broncos Julius Thomas (80) heads upfield after a catch to score his second touchdown of the game with Baltimore Ravens Michael Huff (29) in pursuit during the second quarter in their NFL football game in Denver September 5."

The fantasy football season is off to a big start and with Week 1 in the books, it's time to look towards Week 2 of the season and some names to keep an eye on the waiver wire include Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, Joique Bell and Julian Edelman as well as Da'Rel Scott, Fred Jackson, Jonathan Dwyer and Jerome Simpson.

Thomas should be considered a prime tight end after catching two touchdowns from Peyton Manning and he also added five receptions for 110 yards to go along with the touchdowns. Thomas did not play much last season, but he clearly is the best option along with Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme and Manning should use him quite a bit. Anyone that was worried that Manning wouldn't spread the ball around must have been thrilled to see his seven touchdowns on Thursday night  

The Broncos have a glut of wide receivers and tight ends for Peyton Manning to mess with and since he has so many targets, fantasy owners are worried about production. Either way, someone has to catch the ball from Manning and in deeper leagues one of the best sleeper options is Julius Thomas, who could be a great target for Manning due to his size and speed. Manning has Jacob Tamme, Joel Dreessen, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker, but Thomas could end up getting looked at when it counts in the red zone and that could make him very valuable. Tyler Eifert and Brandon Myers are also sleeper option.

Cameron is another one of those athletic tight end options that could put up huge numbers and he started off well too, adding nine receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown against the Dolphins. The Browns likely will use him as the primary tight end through the season and with Norv Turner calling plays, his number should get the call plenty of times, much like Turner did in SD with Antonio Gates. Cameron is a lesser known player and is available in most ESPN leagues and he is a prime pickup heading into Week 2 against the Ravens, as they gave up those plays to Thomas n Thursday night.

Reggie Bush had a great game for the Lions, but Joique Bell should still be considered a solid sleeper option for the team, as he had 25 yards rushing and two touchdowns as well as six catches for 67 yards and after making over 50 catches last season. Many felt Bush would take away all his chances, but clearly that is not the case and he should be considered a solid option for the team going forward.

The tight end position has plenty of sleeper options, including Kellen Winslow and someone else that had a great game was Jared cook for the Rams, as he ended up with seven catches for over 140 yards and two touchdowns. Julian Edelman is another name fantasy owners should be aware of, as he has played with Tom Brady for a number of years and broke out big with nine targets and seven catches as well as two touchdowns and he should be considered a prime wideout option heading into next week against the Jets.

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