Blake Bortles|Jacksonville Jaguars
I brought Bortles up as a sleeper week one and it didn’t pan out, but he had a solid week two performance against the Dolphins. Against a solid defense, Bortles posted 273 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions, but only completed 54 percent of his passes. Not pretty but still serviceable for those in desperate fantasy situations at quarterback.
After a solid performance, Bortles is a solid sleeper against a very bad Patriots secondary. Tyrod Taylor had success against them last week, though he did throw three interceptions, but this is a beatable secondary.
Bortles showed a great connection with Allen Robinson in week two, and the Jaguars have a few other receiving weapons which could lead to a decent fantasy day for Bortles. Obviously Bortles isn’t someone you want to start, but if you have found yourself looking for someone to start after losing Tony Romo, Bortles could be the guy.
Chris Polk|Houston Texans
Polk was brought up in our week two waiver wire, and if Arian Foster doesn’t return, he could have a solid fantasy day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In week two, Polk had 16 touches for 47 yards and was targetted eight times. Obviously not pretty, but if he’s starting and getting eight targets in the passing game, Polk could be a very sneaky running back in week two.
Lorenzo Taliaferro|Baltimore Ravens
Taliaferro returning in week two and playing 31 snaps to Justin Forsett‘s 45 is not good for Forsett owners. It looks like this is a timeshare and Taliaferro is likely going to vulture touchdowns away from Forsett. Not to mention, Taliaferro also caught three passes in week two, so he might be more involved than initially expected.
Similar to Polk, you probably don’t want to start Taliaferro, but if you need a Hail Mary play, he could get a touchdown.
Doug Baldwin|Seattle Seahawks
I feel like Doug Baldwin should be closed to universally owned in case he keeps up his recent trend. In each of the Seahawks first two games, Baldwin has gotten at least eight targets and caught seven passes. In week one he only had 35 yards, but in week two he caught a touchdown to go along with 92 yards.
It appears that Baldwin is the go-to receiver for Russell Wilson, and in week two he is going up against a very beatable Bears secondary. If Baldwin can keep getting eight targets per game, he’s at worst a WR3/4.
Dobson looked like the receiver many were expecting him to be in week two, he caught 7 passes for 87 yards and touchdowns. Tom Brady threw the ball 59 times against the Bills and that isn’t going to happen every week, but he will keep throwing a lot.
It’s difficult to predict how much playing time Dobson will see, but his week two performance is a step in the right direction.