Running Back touch leaders through Week 2
Keep an eye on Peyton Barber as he may be a great buy low candidate. While he is not being targeted in the pass game, he is getting workhorse volume with 35 carries, which is ranked 6th in the NFL. This high-powered passing attack (never thought I’d be saying that) will find ways to run the ball and the production will come. Just be patient.
Running Back Target Leaders through Week 2
Jordan Howard was only targeted 32 times last season (2.0 targets per game), but already has 9 targets in 2 games (4.5 targets per game). Matt Nagy has been vocal about getting Howard more involved in the passing game, which has resulted in him staying on the field in 3rd down situations. He is also getting a heavy workload in the run game with 29 carries, which is Top 12 in the league. Jordan Howard is another guy flying under the radar and is about to have his best season in the NFL. Make some trade offers for him now.
Wide Receiver Target Leaders through Week 2
Juju Smith-Schuster is now the solidified slot receiver in Pittsburgh, running 86% of his routes in this slot through Week 2. The opportunity to buy-low has passed, but you might want to sell high on him. Antonio Brown has voiced his frustration with the Steelers offense and you know they are going to feed him the ball going forward. Also, when Le’Veon Bell does decide to come back and join this team, there will be too many mouths to feed and Juju’s production may suffer the most. Get something while you can.
Allen Robinson has been targeted 21 times in the Chicago Bears offense, which is 10th most in the league. Robinson owns 53.08% of the Bears total air yards, which is 3rd in the NFL, only behind Julio Jones and Odell Beckham, Jr. He owns a 31% target share of the Bears total targets and a 52% target share amongst all Chicago Bears Wide Receivers. He is getting opportunities and being heavily featured in this offense. He will never perform like a #1 Fantasy Wide Receiver, but could be a High End WR 2 by the end of the season. Buy-low.
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