Cam Newton, Randall Cobb and Early Doucet, one of these men is not like the other, why? Because only one of them is a valid Week 2 waiver wire pickup.
After Week 1 in fantasy football, we have learned three things: 1. It is most definitely a quarterback driven league, 2. The lockout hurt defense more than offense, and 3. Predictability will not be an easy commodity in the coming weeks.
Don’t panic! It is only Week 1! That is our mantra for this week, "Don’t panic!" Remember what Norman Bates said in Psycho, “We all go a little mad sometimes.” And I concur, but we have to pick our spots and this week is not one for madness!
Aaron Rogers so many options
Randall Cobb: To say that Aaron Rogers is working in nirvana is an understatement. Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Jermichael Finley, Donald Driver and James Starks are just some of the riches Rogers sees when he glances up in the huddle. Randall Cobb is just one of many. He may be a special teams’ prodigy, especially if God is talking to him on each run-back and his name isn’t Coach McCarthy. But as a wide receiver, he is just one of many!
Can it always be this easy?
Cam Newton: Oh Cam, you played the haters with a record-breaking day on the road in your first start. You amassed 422 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. You completed 64.9 percent of your passes, and you looked poised and confident in the pocket. Kudos!
Your next game, however, is against the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers. And you may be a victim of your success. Had you not been so good, there was that slight chance that the Packers would have overlooked the Panthers and focused on the division game against the Chicago Bears.
But now you are in the sights of a few linebackers you may have heard of, Desmond Bishop, A.J. Hawk, and Clay Matthews, I think they want to meet you up close and personal Sunday. You are a wait-and-see pick up in the year of the quarterback.
This week, the Cardinals play the fresh Redskins in Washington. The 'Skins, after a seemingly successful house cleaning of the Shanahans, beat the Giants, and the defense looked GOOD! Rookie Ryan Kerrigan made Eli Manning look inept, (which has not actually been that difficult in the last year-and-a-half, nonetheless) when he tipped a pass, intercepted it and scored.
But the Giants don’t have Fitzgerald, and while they are trying to contain him, Doucet will receive the riches. If you need a wide receiver in the flex, Doucet is worth a look.
Fitzgerald the Gift That Keeps on Giving
Wrap up: Randall Cobb, spectacular but no. Cam Newton, wait and see. Early Doucet, a quiet yes.
It is early, don't panic! Cam Newton needs to show what he can do when defenses have tape on him, so wait and see. Randall Cobb is one of many in the Rogers stable, so unless you can get the Packers defense, pass it up. And Early Doucet is the beneficiary of Fitzgerald's largess, so pick him up if you have an injury replacement to fill.