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Free Agent Frenzy for Fantasy Football Week 2

This is where I will call out the best players to pick up on a weekly basis short and long term to help your fantasy football team.

Dilip Vishwanat

Welcome everyone to the first 2014 edition of the fantasy football free agent frenzy, as we have some huge week 1 performers out there. Be careful to not panic and drop a highly drafted player after one bad week for these possible pumpkins.  I preach patience as fantasy seasons are not won or lost in the first week.  That said, let's get to my top pickups that are available in most leagues;

  • Josh Gordon - If he is out there, drop your lowest drafted guy and roll the dice, its looking more and more he will be reinstated and could change your fantasy season.
  • Terrance West - Ben Tate has already come up lame and there is no word on how long he will be out,  looked great with 100 yards last week.
  • Justin Forsett - He has never shown the ability to be a RB1 but the Ravens are rolling with him against a very shaky Steelers run defense and Pierce continues to struggle.
  • Marcus Wheaton - The Steelers continue to air it out and he looks ready to explode as the 3rd passing option.
  • Bobby Rainey - He had some nice games last year and with the Martin ineffectiveness and injury this may be the time to scoop him up.
  • Dwayne Allen - He got 5 targets but looks healthy and ahead of Fleener, a back end TE1.
  • Steve Smith - He received 15 targets but was not doing much with them before the long bomb,  I would exoect last weeks game to be his best.
  • Allen Hurns - This UDFA rookie broke out but I would not expect much more the rest of the season.
  • Marquis Lee - He did not get the highlights but got a ton of targets and I see him as the WR1 for the Jaguars.
  • Andrew Hawkins - Had a nice game but in the run heavy offense, only an option in PPR.
  • Jarret Boykin - If he was dropped in your league, take advantage as he will not play Sherman every week.
  • Larry Donnell - He got 6 targets from Eli and seemed to be the only receiver that he was comfortable with and gets the Arizona defense who are historically awful versus tight ends.
  • Chris Ivory - He had less touches than Johnson but broke a long run which cannot be expected every week.  A bey week filler/flex at best.
  • Ahmad Bradshaw - He is by far the best Colts RB.
  • Jake Locker - He was playing well before injury last year and this week gets the awful Cowboys, should be a top 10 QB this week.
  • Carson Palmer - He has great weapons, an improved OL and the Giants this week, a top 10 QB for week 2
  • Malcolm Floyd - There were great reports from camp on him and he came through last night with 6 targets and a TD, not a bad flier for your bench.
  • Brian Quick - He had 9 catches and looked like a beast but with the uncertainty at QB for the Rams there is just no way to think about starting anyone but Stacy.
  • Bennie Cunningham - He only received 3 less touches than Stacy last week and looks to be in a RRBC.
  • Lorenzo Taliaferro - This is a gamble but with the Ravens RB situation, in a deep league I would grab and stash him as he ran hard and well in preseason.
Thanks so much for reading and good luck!