By Jack Sitt
Danny Amendola – It looks like I will be wrong in predicting he would be a top 7 fantasy receiver mainly because I foolishly ignored the injury concerns, but I still love the upside when he is healthy. Against the Bengals, he was held to 4 catches for 55 yards, but that was mainly because the entire offense was atrocious. I think Amendola will be closer to the 10 catch 104 yard Amendola we saw in week 1. Brady is going to throw for 4500 yards and he has to throw to somebody; that person should be Amendola.
Tom Brady – Speaking of Patriot buy low options, how about Tom Brady. He has been a top quarterback every year, and I don’t expect this year to be any different despite the slow start. People argue that he is low on receiving options, but Amendola and Gronkowski will be back this week. I think that those two options combined with Thompkins and Edelman is a solid receiving core.
Anquan Boldin – Kaepernick has been on a weird stretch and has fallen off Fantasy radars. As a result, Boldin has not been able to fully showcase his talents. We saw glimpses of his potential against the Packers and the Rams, but he has mainly been inconsistent. I think we will see more of the spectacular Boldin going forward once Kaepernick gets out of his slump.
Victor Cruz – Yet another receiver who is dependent on a struggling quarterback, and is inconsistent as a result. Kaepernick and Manning will get hot eventually and that will get Boldin and Cruz started. Cruz is one of the quickest and smoothest receivers in the NFL. I think this is a great opportunity to buy low on a receiver who could end up with 15 touchdowns.
Le’Veon Bell – His first career start had mixed results; he only averaged 3.6 yards per carry, but he did have two touchdowns. What it comes down to is this — in today’s NFL, every down backs are hard to find, and it appears like Bell will be one of them. He is a high volume guy that really dazzled at Michigan State. Furthermore, he is the prototypical Steelers running back at 244 pounds, so there should be a nice opportunity here.