The fantasy football week is heading to a close for Week 1 and some free agents on waivers that could be sleepers after their first performances include Allen Hurns, Mark Ingram, Terrance West, Emmanuel Sanders, Kendall Wright, Kelvin Benjamin, Justin Forsett and Mike Evans, while Le'Veon Bell, Brian Quick, Chris Ivory and Darren Sproles also put up good numbers.
Hurns made his name known early and for anyone in deeper leagues or owners of Cecil Shorts should pick him up, as he broke out with two touchdowns against the Eagles. Hurns had a strong preseason and turned that into a solid opening week performance, while Mark Ingram and Kelvin Benjamin also turned good summers into good Sunday games. Ingram helped the Saints stay with the Falcons in the overtime shootout, while Benjamin made life easier for Derek Anderson with Cam Newton sidelined.
Justin Forsett pushed Bernard Pierce on Sunday and now he could be a savvy pickup for Ray Rice while he is out after how well he played against the Bengals. Terrance West paid for anyone who thought he could be a sleeper, while Wright opened up his season with a solid game for the Titans. Ivory had a long run against the Jets, while Mike Evans showed some solid skills with the Buccaneers in his first game against the Panthers, while Brian Quick led the way among Rams WRs.
Hurns is a very solid pickup for the first week of the season for owners in deeper leagues, as he could get a chance with Cecil Shorts out and the Jaguars have to throw to someone and they actually have some solid options with Shorts and Marqise Lee. Hurns was a strong preseason player with 14 catches for 232 yards and one touchdown and he had 110 yards and two scores on Sunday, including two touchdowns on his first two receptions ever.
Mark Ingram came into the season as a very solid sleeper option with Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas on the Saints and he had a strong game on Sunday, putting up 60 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns in overtime against the Falcons. Thomas ended up with 14 touches overall in the game and that was the tops among the three RBs and could be a sign of things to come. Forsett had 70 rushing yards in the game to lead the Ravens and with Bernard Pierce benched, he could be a solid flex option in deep leagues. Forsett added five catches for 14 yards and that makes him valuable in PPR leagues and while the Ravens play the Steelers in week 2, it still could be a good matchup for Baltimore's running backs.
Benjamin stepped up with Cam Newton out, catching six balls in eight targets and he ended up with 92 yards receiving in the game and also an impressive touchdown. Benjamin could end up as the number one wide receiver this season after Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell were allowed to go and he has size and should be a red zone threat.