Davis Mills vs. DEN (Ownership 2%)
Davis Mills has a matchup vs. the Denver Broncos which should be better than most folks would expect. The Broncos allowed backup quarterback Geno Smith to see a QB1 performance on Monday night football. It wasn’t that Smith was playing from behind and putting up garbage time fantasy points. Seattle was staying very competitive in the game due to Smith playing well. Mills, in week one, played the best than any 2021 class quarterback to start the season. He was able to put up 240 yards and two touchdowns, and he may have flirted with a QB1 week had he not fumbled the ball during that game. Mills looks like the real deal to be a solid quarterback and has enough weapons that putting up another reliable performance isn’t out of the question. If the Texans can get the run game going, it should help Mills and allow him to be good in fantasy.
Tyrion Davis Price vs. SEA (Ownership 4%)
This spot last week was for Jeff Wilson, so it’s only suitable to give it to another 49er running back. So Tyrion Davis Price was a healthy inactive last week which doesn’t mean anything in my eyes to his future role. You can be sure he should be active in this matchup vs. the Seahawks. Davis Price is the young and more explosive running back in the offense. It’s hard to argue that he was a 3rd round pick (aka Trey Sermon), but the 49ers should also give him an opportunity in this game. Wilson has had flashes as a starter but always gets hurt whenever given the starting role. Seattle allowed the Broncos running game to play well outside of the fumbles. We could discuss Davis Price as a top waiver pickup heading into week 3.
Brandon Bolden vs. PIT (Ownership 1%)
Brandon Bolden likely isn’t on anyone’s radar, but that could change after week two. Bolden is familiar with the offense from his time in New England. If we remember anything about New England backfields, they are a mess, but usually, one running back does see a good volume in the passing game. Bolden had two receptions in the week one matchup, and he scored. The Steelers allowed seven receptions to Joe Mixon in week one. The Patriots need to find a way to move the ball so take advantage of the Steelers losing TJ Watt with dump-offs to their running back. Plus, Mac Jones is banged up, and I’m sure they want to find ways to get the ball out of his hands quicker. Bolden could be one of those PPR running backs to grab after week two.
Parris Campbell vs. JAX (Ownership 2%)
I didn’t hit on my receivers last week, but I feel good about week two. Parris Campbell made it through a game without getting hurt which is excellent news. Campbell has a real opportunity to produce big this week. He has four targets in week one with three receptions for 37 yards. The Commander’s receivers destroyed the Jaguars, especially with their speed on the offense. Campbell has a ton of speed that could prevail him into a good week. Injuries to Alex Pierce (concussion) and Michael Pittman (quad) could give Campbell a significant target share in a favorable matchup.
Kyle Philips vs. BUF (Ownership 1%)
Let’s try a different rookie in Kyle Phillips to see a big roster jump after week two. We all know that Bob Woods and 1st round pick Treylon Burks are the starting receivers. In week one, Kyle Phillips had a better game than Woods and Burks, with six receptions for 60 yards. Ryan Tannehill has always been a slot receiver lover, even back in his days in Miami with Jarvis Landry and Danny Amendola to AJ Brown over the last few years. Kyle Philips ran 17 routes with 16 of them from the slot, and it was late in the game that Tannehill looked Phillips way often. If Philip can produce another solid outing, he will see a jump in his ownership.
Tyler Conklin vs. CLE (Ownership 2%)
This could be the following week’s Gerald Everett tight end to pick up. Conklin didn’t overperform in week one but saw most of the snaps and caught a late-game touchdown. This week hopes to be different. The Browns gave up a few big plays to the Panthers’ tight ends, usually useless in fantasy. Conklin is the more skilled pass catcher among the Jets’ tight ends. The Browns were average at best vs. tight ends last year, and it seems to continue that trend. Conklin could be an exciting option in week three when the Jets play the Bengals. Conklin has great deep sleeper appeal in week two.