NFL Fantasy Football: Top 3 Pickups for Week 2
Week 1 of the 2012 NFL and fantasy football season had its fair share of surprises as it always does. Robert Griffin III posted a 139.9 QB rating in his first career start while rookie wide receiver, Stephen Hill, caught five passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns.
With all the sleepers emerging in Week 1, the question to ask is which of these players were flukes and which will flourish into consistent producers?
3. New York Jets: WR, Stephen Hill
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The rookie out of Georgia Tech is no Calvin Johnson but he does compare in some ways: Hill is 6'4", runs a 4.36 40-yard dash, and has a 39.5" vertical jump.
Once again, he is no Megatron but he does have the speed to be a deep threat and also the ability to go up and get the ball. After his impressive Week 1, look for Hill to become a go-to target in the red zone.
2. Washington Redskins: RB, Alfred Morris
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Morris rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start for the Washington Redskins during their upset victory over the New Orleans Saints.
He is a big back at 5'10", 220 pounds, which typically means plenty of goal line opportunities.
With a coach like Mike Shanahan who is notorious for producing great backs like Terrell Davis and Clinton Portis, it is worth the risk to pick up and start Morris for Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams.
1. New England Patriots: RB, Stevan Ridley
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Ridley is the No. 1 RB on the depth chart in the New England Patriots' potent offense, which should be enough of a reason to add him to your roster.
But after his explosive Week 1 performance in which he rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown, Ridley is a must-add.
Ridley should get a load of carries late in games where the Pats run up the score.