Wes Welker won’t be available for fantasy football owners in week two. Neither will Adrian Peterson. Those two big names are just he top of the iceberg for the fantasy scene this week, though, as a litany of injuries are also opening the door to some sneak fantasy sleepers.
Whether you need a guy to get you out of a jam for your season long leagues or weekly fantasy football games, we’ve got you covered with five of the best sleepers to use for week two:
Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans
Locker looked pretty sharp in week one, as he tossed two touchdowns to no picks in a big win over the Chiefs. Some remain hesitant to use him due to his sketchy injury history, but he looks confident in the new offense, has weapons around him and is facing a bad Cowboys defense.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers
With DeAngelo Williams out this week, backup Jonathan Stewart should be in for a solid role. Stewart has constantly dealt with nagging injuries of his own, but he’s healthy for week two and should lead Carolina’s rushing attack. He’s a bit of a hit or miss option, but no one will see him coming and he should have a decent role.
Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson has been deactivated for week two thanks to child abuse chargers, so in goes Asiata as Minny’s top tailback. He’s not an elite talent, but he’ll have a pretty nice role against a Patriots team that got destroyed on the ground in week one.
Santonio Holmes, WR, Chicago Bears
Holmes is merely a slot receiver these days, but both Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are banged up. Either could miss week two or at least be limited, which could have Holmes getting a good amount of targets.
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans
Hunter goes right along with Jake Locker, as he has a killer matchup and also has the talent to blow up. He’s been flashing it for the past year, but logic suggests he finally has a career game in week two.