Eddie Royal – Eddie Royal has had a phenomenal start to the 2013 season. He is the top waiver this week and certainly should be. His five touchdowns on seven targets in two weeks are the best by any receiver. His stock is through the roof, which makes him a perfect candidate to sell high.
Right now Royal is the top target for San Diego and it is obvious that Rivers trusts him. It is for these reasons that Royal will have a decent year. However, you are not going to win any fantasy league with Eddie Royal at your WR3 option. That is a fact. You could use him as a possible flex start on a bye week, but that is it. My suggestion is that you tie him to another low receiver and trade up for a struggling WR2. Perhaps Eric Decker? (hint, hint)
Knowshon Moreno – With all of the weapons the Broncos have, who would have bet that Moreno would be the star of Sundays game. Well, he was and now here we are with a great opportunity to get something out of it. Moreno looks like a great option at the moment but do not be fooled. There are still two other running backs on the committee who want to be out there. Not to mention that Manning is notorious for throwing on most downs.
The upside to Moreno is that the Broncos will be up big most games, which gives him the ball in the fourth quarter. If there is someone in your league who values Moreno, then do not hesitate to pull the trigger on a trade. I would use Moreno and another bench player to grab a struggling RB1 who will help you later on in the season.
Ahmad Bradshaw – I love Ahmad Bradshaw this year. He is finally back and the clear starter for the Colts. What should scare all Bradshaw owners, is that he always ends up hurt. For now, he is a must start and will be a great asset to your team. However, when the inevitable injury occurs, you will be scrapping for another RB just like the rest of the league. Bradshaw is a ‘sell high while you can’ type player and could bring in a more consistent running back if you play your cards right.
David Wilson – I am not sure what Coughlin is doing in New York. Wilson is by far the best talent, yet he never puts him out there. I understand the early fumble troubles, which is something Wilson must work on. Coughlin also claims he cherishes possessions, but allows his starting quarterback to throw seven interceptions in two games!
Let me explain myself. I was not big on Wilson this year in my drafts. Not because he is not a great player, but because he was going in the second round. I would have happily taken Wilson in the fourth or fifth, but was never willing to waste a second round pick on an unproven second year player.
Even with his early struggles, he is still the starter and will progress as the season moves on. Right now, Wilson owners are panicking. Which is the perfect time to swoop in and offer Jacquizz Rodgers or Daryl Richardson for him.
Last year, Wilson fumbled on his first carry and then never fumbled again. He ended with just under 400 yards and 6 touchdowns as the back up in New York. Given the chance, he is going to perform at some point this season.
Cam Newton – Get him while you can! Newton has had his struggles in the first two games of the season. He has also played against Seattle and Buffalo, two of the best defensive lines in the league. Traditionally, Newton has always struggled to start. Last year the Panthers went on a hot streak to end the season and Newton led the charge. I guarantee you that all Newton owners are sweating bullets and are ready to trade at the sight of descent offer. With all of the signs pointing to him having a great season, it may not be a bad idea to make an offer.
Trent Richardson – This just in: Josh Gordon is playing in week 3. Why is that good for Richardson owners? Because it means that the Browns can throw the ball. If the Browns can throw, then the offensive line will not have so many blitz packages every down. Once Richardson settles in, he is going to be a top ten running back in fantasy.
With Richardson struggling in the first two weeks, it could very easy to convince his owners to sell while they can. His potential is extremely high and would be a worthy acquisition if the price is right. (Editor’s Note: This written PRIOR to Richardson being traded to the Colts).