The arrow points to Sterling Shepard
Week 2 provided more clarity on what we thought we knew about market share coming into the season. But Week 2 also provided average performance which left an opening in the buy window for a handful of players who had yet to make their mark.
If the managers of the following players are less than happy with their production, shoot them for an offer before they correct the course as early as week 3 and it’s too late.
Hasty market shares
Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
Chase Edmonds will never be the fantasy producer we want him to be – at least not regularly. Last Sunday, however, Edmonds watched the game – as much as he could in the Arizona Cardinals’ split backfield.
He rushed 8 times for 46 yards and caught 5 balls for 29 yards on 5 targets. Edmonds accounted for 50% of the Cards semifinalist runs, and his 46 rushing yards were well over James Conner’s 8 attempts for 26 yards. Plus, Conner didn’t catch any passes.
Edmonds will have better days for a Cardinals team that could find themselves in plenty of shootouts, and maybe now is the perfect time to trade for him.
Miles Sanders, Eagles
Heading into the season, Miles Sanders editors were cautiously optimistic about his role as a “workhorse” in the Philadelphia Eagles offense and how Jalen Hurts’ running ability could help the cause. by Sanders.
The Eagles’ two-week semi-final moment count is as follows: Sanders 86, Kenneth Gainwell 44 and Boston Scott 0. That tells us two things – Scott is obviously not on the roster, and Sanders is still the leader in that backfield.
In Week 2, Sanders rushed 13 times for 55 yards, adding 1 reception for 3 yards on 2 targets.
Sanders handled 68.4 percent of the running back’s runs but gave up 10 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown to Hurts. It’s a reality – Hurts is going to cut Sanders’ rush. But with Gainwell’s first game generating some buzz, the low buy window still exists to get Sanders before he shows up for a big game, which could take place in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Dyami Brown, Washington football team
The carnage with the Washing ton football team, including injuries to Ryan Fitzpatrick and Curtis Samuel, resulted in upheaval in the passing game. Dyami Brown took advantage of it.
Of Taylor Heinicke’s 50 assists in Week 2, Brown (47 lanes) was behind only Terry McLaurin (50) in lanes covered, Adam Humphries running 42.
Despite this, Brown saw only 6 targets and caught 3 receptions for 34 yards. Its 8.5% target share puts it completely under the radar, but the snapshots and routes taken make it a worthwhile addition in deeper formats.
Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are setting a new low bar for the credibility and reliability of their roster and coaching speech. But Brandon Aiyuk is too good to sleep. It’s time to make some offers.
Out of 33 passes Jimmy Garoppolo, Deebo Samuel did 28 routes, Aiyuk 20, Mohamed Sanu 17 and Trent Sherfield 12.
Aiyuk is working in the mix again, and his manager may be fed up with him after two weeks. You can lead with his single reception for six yards on two targets Sunday as a bargaining chip. It’s a good bet on the talent to try to acquire.
Red zone market shares
Léonard Fournette, Bucs
There are things worse than the leader of the red zone race attempt in a rolling Tom Brady offense.
Leonard Fournette leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with six runs in the red zone, but has yet to hit one in the end zone. So far, the Buccaneers have been extremely aggressive moving with their tight ends and wide receivers in the red zone. All of their touchdowns this year were done by air. It just won’t continue to happen.
Fournette is expected to score a few touchdowns as part of this juicy offense, and if the Bucs D continues to struggle, that offense can end up in a lot of high-scoring cases.
Sterling Shepard, Giants
Kenny Golladay’s frustration has been Sterling Shepard’s gain as the New York Giants continue to search for their identity on offense.
In the red zone, Shepard’s four targets lead all New York receivers. Like Fournette, Shepherd has yet to score a touchdown in the red zone, but they are coming.
So far only Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper, Chris Godwin and Darren Waller have more red zone opportunities (five) than Shepard, and with Saquon Barkley still coming back to 100%, Shepard has the chance to continue his dominance. of the red zone in New York.