Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of LestersLegends’ under-the-radar players who could possibly pull out a win for you in the opening week.
Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders
Pryor is the second-leading rusher in the NFL after piling up 112 yards against the Indianapolis Colts last week. He also threw for 217 yards and a touchdown.
Pryor is facing the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars, who gave up 173 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns to Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs last week. Smith even ran for 25 yards on four carries, which doesn’t bode well for a team trying to contain Pryor.
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins
2013 couldn’t have started much worse for Miller as he managed just three yards on 10 carries against the Cleveland Browns.
This week he faces the Indianapolis Colts, who got burned for 117 yards by the Oakland Raiders in the opener. They ranked 29th in run defense last year, yielding 137.5 yards per game.
Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, New England Patriots
Danny Amendola is hurt once again. Julian Edelman led the way with seven catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Thompkins had just four catches for 42 yards, but he was targeted 14 times.
With that heavy of a workload, it’s only a matter of time until he blossoms with Tom Brady.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph isn’t a sleeper in the sense that he’s a known commodity and is on rosters in the majority of fantasy football leagues. After catching just two of his four targets for 27 yards, he’s not likely penciled in a great number of fantasy football lineups.
He was blanked in the Minnesota Vikings’ last meeting with the Chicago Bears, but he caught five passes for 55 yards and a touchdown in his last visit to Soldier Field, the site of this week’s game. The Bears gave up 10 catches for 82 yards to the Cincinnati Bengals' tight end duo of Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert.
Randy Bullock, K, Houston Texans
Bullock had a field goal and four extra points last week against the San Diego Chargers. He missed a 51-yard field goal, but he has the leg to make the long ones. He’s facing the Tennessee Titans.
Oakland Raiders Defense
The Oakland Raiders held the Indianapolis Colts to 274 yards and 21 points in the season opener. This week they get the inept Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags scored just two points and gained just 178 yards on offense. Chad Henne is under center for Jacksonville, and Justin Blackmon (suspension) remains out.
Also check out Lester's Legends Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings.
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