Alfred Morris - The addition of Robert Griffin III has instantly made the Redskins an infinitely better offense, which also boosts up all their starters in the fantasy world, so why sell Alfred Morris who just had a stat line of 26 carries, 96 yards and two touchdowns?
That 3.4 yards per carry, no receptions or targets, is not going to help you out when you don’t get 26 carries and goal line attempts. I do believe an average back can do well on the Redskins, but I don’t believe Morris is that back, with Roy Helu as the 3rd down back on a team that won’t be out to big leads all the time.
Shonn Greene - Much like Alf, Greene did his damage because he had an inordinate amount of opportunities. His 27 carries were more than he had in any single game last season. His 3.5 yards per carry though, that was more in line with his normal production.
Frank Gore - Gore had a great game, rushing for 112 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries. But the 16 carries and just one receiving target is the worrisome part. Kendall Hunter finished with nine carries and saw the ball in some pivotal spots. It looks like we’ll see a similar 2 to 1 split in carries this season and a continued reduction in the passing game.
James Jones - The fourth or fifth option in the Packers’ passing offense is always tempting. Last year it was some guy named James Jones who would put up a big game and then get two targets the next week. Unless Greg Jennings or Jordy Nelson is injured, Jones is going to be too hit and miss to rely on this season. Take his 81 yards and a touchdown and parlay it into a two-for-one deal.
Stephen Hill - If I believed Mark Sanchez had truly turned a corner, I could see getting on board the Hill express, but his near-future is much cloudier and fraught with peril, than the other receivers who put up big numbers on Sunday.
I still like him as a long-term prospect, but I’d much rather get a consistent player in return.
Wes Welker - I was down on Welker coming into this season since targets were a bit of a commodity in New England with the addition of Brandon Lloyd, but Welker isn’t going to fade nearly like this. If his owner believes this is the phasing out of Welker, do what you do.
Trent Richardson - Coming off a preseason in which he didn’t practice much due to his knee scope, it was good to see Richardson get 19 carries and three receiving targets. It wasn’t quite as good to see him total 44 yards though.
But, you can use that to your advantage. Richardson is gong to be the workhorse back and those guys are rare. Oh, and he’s still a pretty good player. Find him. Trade for him.
Jacquizz Rodgers - Well, the tales of Michael Turner’s demise have not been exaggerated. Quizz fits the Falcons offense so much better that it’s almost laughable watching Turner lumber around. Will Rodgers win the starting job? I think at some point, yes. It just makes way too much sense.
Roy Helu - I may be a masochist, but Helu is still the best pure runner on the team, and Alfred Morris is not. Helu is the third down back right now, and when the Redskins trail, we will see Helu in there much more than we saw today, and he still had three receptions for 25 yards.
Greg Jennings / Jordy Nelson - Both of these guys will be top-10 fantasy receivers this year even though the 49ers held them to zero touchdowns and a combined 101 yards.
Victor Cruz / Hakeem Nicks - This game happened back in the days of yore, but just like the Packers, the Giants’ passing offense isn’t going away. The Cowboys held Cruz and Nicks to 96 yards and no touchdowns. That will be a rare occurrence this season. I actually doubt it will happen again.
Early Waiver Look
QB: Mark Sanchez, Alex Smith
RB: Alfred Morris, Dexter McCluster, Jonathan Dwyer, Jacquizz Rodgers, Kendall Hunter
WR: Stephen Hill, Randall Cobb, Kevin Ogletree, James Jones, Alshon Jeffery
TE: Marcedes Lewis, Martellus Bennett, Scott Chandler
D/ST: New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals