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Malmin’s Fantasy Finds

Does your fantasy team need help? Have you lost a key player to injury? Every Wednesday, I will bring you the top sleeper picks for the upcoming week in fantasy football that could turn out to be positive difference makers in your matchup. Here are my finds for Week 2 of the NFL season.

Kenny Stills (Wide Receiver – Miami Dolphins): If you need a wide receiver going into Week 2, Stills can fill that slot. Stills is listed as a starter for the Dolphins and is unowned in over 80 percent of leagues. After a down year, I’m looking for quarterback Ryan Tannehill to target Stills a bit more in 2016.

Tajae Sharpe (Wide Receiver – Tennessee): As a rookie, Sharpe appears to be the number one receiver in Tennessee. He posted a solid 7.6 points in his first career start, and as he and quarterback Marcus Mariota get more familiar with each other I see his production skyrocketing. Act fast on Sharpe, as he went from being drafted in just 4 percent of leagues, to being owned in 46 percent of leagues after his Week 1 performance.

Terrance West (Running Back – Baltimore Ravens): There are not many sleepers at running back that I like in Week 2, but Terrance West should be serviceable. Week 1 saw West as the backup to Justin Forsett, but it appears to be more of a running-back-by-committee rushing attack for Baltimore so expect West to get the same carries as Forsett. West also has a size advantage, so expect him to get the bulk of red zone carries.

Eric Ebron (Tight End – Detroit Lions): There is a void to fill in the Motor City with the retirement of future Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson, and it remains to be seen who will be quarterback Matthew Stafford’s new favorite target. I think there will be an uptick in Ebron’s production as he becomes the team’s biggest red zone threat.

Jimmy Garoppolo (Quarterback – New England Patriots): Tom Brady still has three weeks left on his suspension and I expect that his backup will be able to put up strong numbers in his absence. In Week 2, the Patriots will face off against a suspect Dolphins secondary and his biggest weapon, tight end Rob Gronkowski, will be returning from an injury that sidelined him for Week 1. While not a long-term option at quarterback, he is unowned in over 90 percent of leagues, making him a strong option if you are in need of a quarterback.


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