Fantasy football Week 2 is about to kick off and some sleepers and surprise picks for owners this week include Ameer Abdullah, Tyler Eifert, Cole Beasley, Carlos Hyde, Terrance Williams, James Jones, Lance Dunbar, DeVante Parker, DeAngelo Williams, Jordan Matthews, Donte Moncrief, Tre Mason, Brian Quick and Markus Wheaton as solid start options for their teams.
The Thursday game has the Broncos and Chiefs so that group of players will be kept out of this list since it's one of the early games of the week. There are a number of players coming off of strong games in Week 1, including Eifert, Abdullah, Jordan Matthews, James Jones and Carlos Hyde and those players are all worth starting this week. Eifert had a breakout game for the Bengals and after being injured last season, he has the chance to be a top five tight end in fantasy this year.
Hyde had the best game among running backs in Week 1 of the season for the 49ers and he is a player to ride for the rest of the season. The Niners are expecting to run the ball a lot more this year with a new coaching staff and the team believes that Hyde is their new version of Frank Gore. Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley were sleeper picks this season before Dez Bryant was injured and now that the WR is out, those two players should get much more work moving forward. Hyde had 168 yards in the game and he scored two touchdowns to open strong for the Niners.
Ameer Abdullah is a versatile player and after the way he performed in Week 1 of the season, the Lions are likely going to use him as more of a lead back. Joique Bell did not do much and he was banged up in the preseason and still needs to get his timing back. Abdullah put up yardage rushing, receiving and returning the ball and that could make him a very valuable fantasy player moving forward. Williams is also expected to get work with Le'Veon Bell still out for another game.
The Lions liked how Abdullah played and Jim Caldwell said he would be used the same way again this week. Abdullah had 50 yards rushing and added another 44 yards receiving, while he also had 105 yards returning kicks. Eifert was one of the top performers of the week, going for nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns for the Bengals. Expect him to keep putting up solid numbers this season. Williams had five catches for 60 yards against the Giants and with Bryant out, expect him to get more looks from Tony Romo.
James Jones had a great return for the Packers, scoring two touchdowns from Aaron Rodgers and he will be a solid pick to start moving forward. Jordy Nelson is out and while Davante Adams has potential, Jones has experience and a great rapport with Rodgers. Jones should be able to be a decent WR2 or WR3 option in fantasy from here on out. Lance Dunbar had a solid start for the Cowboys and he is a good PPR pickup for teams playing behind Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden. Tre Mason could finally return, while Karlos Williams is a solid option with LeSean McCoy banged up a bit.