Four Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 2

The early rounds of a fantasy football draft are relatively easy because everyone is picking from a group of superstar players. Since everyone is going to have a few great players, you must find value later in the draft to gain an edge on your opponents. This is actually much easier to achieve in a daily DRAFT league than a tradition year-long fantasy draft. Since the league only lasts one week, you can get great value by selecting underappreciated players that have an excellent matchup in their upcoming game. These are the four best fantasy football sleepers for Week 2 of the NFL season. 

Jacquizz Rodgers

Since Doug Martin is suspended for the first three games of the year, Jacquizz Rodgers is set to be the primary running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they play their first game of the season against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Rodgers excelled when given the opportunity to start last year. The Buccaneers have also greatly improved their offense with the additions of DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard. These additions should only help open up holes for the running game. While the Bears did a decent job at stopping the Falcons last week, it is hard to envision their bad defense performing above expectations for two straight games. 

Terrence West

The Baltimore Ravens entered the season with a congested backfield that included three great players. Danny Woodhead is set to miss significant time after injuring his hamstring in the opening game, which should finally give Terrance West an opportunity to shine. West is not a factor in the passing game, but that will not matter this week against the Cleveland Browns. Since the Ravens should have the lead the entire game, West will see close to 20 carries. It will not be shocking to see him top 100 yards with a touchdown in Week 2. 

Golden Tate

A lot of fantasy players may be scared of starting Golden Tate against the excellent secondary of the New York Giants this week, but that would be a foolish idea. Since Tate runs most of his routes out of the slot, he will not have the dreaded task of getting open against Janoris Jenkins. The Giants excel at shutting down receivers on the outside of the field, but they always struggle to cover the slot receiver. Even if Tate is unable to find the end zone, he will still reward his fantasy owners will an excellent game. Topping his 10 catches and 107 yards from Week 1 is certainly doable. 

Charles Clay

Charles Clay was relatively ignored by fantasy football players before the start of the season, but he was one of the highest scoring players at the tight end position in Week 1. Clay has an excellent rapport with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, which helped him lead the Buffalo Bills in targets. Taylor does not know what to expect from his new wide receivers, so he will continue to throw a lot of passes to his big tight end. Charles Clay is going to put up numbers worthy of starting in every fantasy football league against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2, but you will likely be able to add him to your DRAFT team with a late round pick.