ESPN790 FANTASY KICKOFF’S QUICK HITTER

Beginning today and every Tuesday throughout the NFL season, myself and Bennett Doyle will provide a short recap of the previous week, as well as our choices for adds and drops for the upcoming NFL Week.

Injuries and disappointments have dominated the NFL so far in both reality and fantasy football.  Week 3 should be the week where you determine if a slow start is a fluke or the real deal.

5 Pickups

Ben

1. WR JJ Nelson (Cardinals) - He is the number 2 in Arizona behind Larry Fitzgerald and is quickly establishing a nice chemistry with Carson Palmer.  John Brown’s injury history also providing a reason to hold on to him the full season.

2. RB Chris Carson (Seahawks) - Thomas Rawls isn’t completely healthy and Eddie Lacy isn’t any good.  Carson received 20 carries this week, will continue to see the most in that backfield.

3. RB Javorious Allen (Ravens) - If you are in a league and lucky enough to still have this guy on waivers, get him now.  Allen played almost two-thirds of Ravens snaps and received 19 touches.  Danny Woodhead is out for the foreseeable future and Terrance West is nursing an injury.

4. WR Allen Hurns (Jaguars) - While Hurns did not get his first catch until the 3rd quarter, he ended up with a pretty decent line (6 catches, 82 yds., TD.)  The reason is because the best Blake Bortles is garbage time Bortles when he racks up those stats while trailing by a ton.  In turn, so do his receivers such as Hurns & Marquise Lee.

5. TE Zach Miller (Bears) - I figured with all of the TE injuries this past week I needed to put one on here.  Miller will be the go-to-guy for QB Mike Glennon.  I know the Bears are not that good, but Miller should see anywhere between 6 and 12 targets per game.  Miller is also a red zone threat.

Bennett

1. WR JJ Nelson (Cardinals)

2.  TE Coby Fleener (Saints) - Will be red zone threat all year for Saints.  Looks to have finally gotten on the same page as QB Drew Brees.

3.  RB Chris Carson (Seahawks)

4.  WR Brandon Coleman (Saints) - Another Saints player on the list.  Ted Ginn Jr. has shown he cannot be trusted and is inconsistent.  I also don’t trust Willie Snead when he returns.  Feel like Coleman, Thomas, and Fleener are the guys to own in New Orleans.

5.  WR Jermaine Kearse (Jets) - Huge game in Week 2 (64 yards and 2 TDs.)  Josh McCown isn't a terrible QB, if Kearse is number 1 there, could approach respectable fantasy numbers.

 

Drop 'Em

Ben - RBs LeGarrette Blount (Eagles) & Eddie Lacy (Seahawks) -  2 guys that started the year as their team's starter that have quickly fallen out of favor and have been replaced.  Lacy was a healthy scratch this past week, while Blount received one touch.  It seems neither guy fits into their team's plan going forward.

Bennett - RB Paul Perkins (Giants) & WR Mike Wallace (Ravens) -  I told Ben that Paul Perkins wasn't going to be any good, and it looks like I'm right.  Both of these guys just don't look like they are going to produce for your fantasy team, so drop them and pick up somebody who will.

 

Patience Will Pay Off

Bennett - WR Kelvin Benjamin (Panthers) - Targets went up against Buffalo last week, from 5 to 8.  Looked better as well.  Should have a big Week 3 taking on the Saints.

Ben - WR Terrelle Pryor (Redskins) - Opposite of Benjamin, where his targets went down.  I just feel like the game script didn't work in his favor last week.  Still think he ends up with more than 1,000 yards receiving this year, along with 8 TDs.

 

Streaming Defense of the Week

Bennett - Packers (vs Bengals)

Ben - Dolphins (at Jets)

 

You can catch Ben Hogan and Bennett Doyle every Sunday from 11 AM to Noon on ESPN 790 AM for the "Fantasy Kickoff Show."  If you have any lineup questions throughout the week, you can also give them a shout on Twitter -- @NotTheGolfer & @BennettDoyle.