The first week of the NFL season is one of the most exciting times for football fans. Whether it’s watching at a bar, at the stadium, or just on the couch with a bowl of nachos and a six-pack, there really is nothing more satisfying and serene than football Sunday…
…That is, of course, unless you’re like me and are tormented by the never-ending stress of your gambling outlets. Obsessing constantly over your fantasy matchups, parlays, and suicide pool entries. If you’re anything like me, Sunday may actually be the most stressful day of the week. But that’s why I’m here. Over the course of this season, I will provide you with fantasy and gambling advice.
So, without further ado, here are my top three fantasy football must-ads for Week 2:
3: QB Deshaun Watson, Houston – Watson came in to replace Macho Man Tommy Savage in the second half and put up 102 passing yards, one touchdown, one pick, and 16 rushing yards. Not bad for his first two quarters as a pro who hasn’t played real time with the starters. He has not yet been declared the week two starter, but if he doesn’t get the job this week, he certainly will sooner rather than later.
2: RB Kerwynn Williams, Arizona – With top fantasy selection David Johnson potentially out for months with a wrist injury and Chris Johnson no longer on the team, Williams looks to be the favorite to replace Johnson as the Cards’ top back, at least for the time being. That’s more than enough for him to be worth a pickup.
1: RB Tarik Cohen, Chicago – Cohen had undoubtedly the most surprisingly good first week out of anybody in the league. The virtually unheard-of rookie, who stands at a petite 5’6’’, 179 lbs., ripped through the Falcons defense and almost led Da Bears to a huge upset over the Falcons. He finished with five rushes for 66 yards, eight receptions for 47 yards, and a touchdown. Starter Jordan Howard also dropped a would-be game-winning touchdown, which could help Cohen’s case for more touches. Regardless, he looks like a PPR monster and should be scooped up ASAP.