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DeAndre Hopkins

(Owned in 65% of leaguesHe is a rookie yes, but he has done very well, and with Andre Johnson dinged up, he showed what his potential can be. He filled Andre’s huge shoes very well hauling in 7 passes for 117 yards and a TD.

He is my number one waiver target, 65% ownership is way too low for a big target with his talent. With, or without Andre. He is going up against Baltimore and Seattle next who should have tighter coverage than Tennessee however, so keep lofty expectations low.

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File Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

James Starks

(Owned in 3.2% of leaguesI know what you’re thinking. BLAH. Right? I don’t blame you, you can almost count on two hands the number of opportunities Starks has had to claim the starting role. Yet, this week Eddie Lacy took a lethal hit, and suffered a concussion on the first play of the game. Enter Starks, who ripped off 132 yards on 20 carries, and added a touchdown.

He will get his touches again this week with Lacy likely out, but against a much better defense in Cincinnati. Throw in a bye week in week 4, and his time may have come and gone, but if you need a last-minute flex fill in for Lacy, you could do worse. Go after him, but don’t overspend.

Eddie Royal

(Owned in 14.5% of leagues) Yowza! The Chargers are throwing it, and throwing it a ton. Rivers has a favorite target now after two weeks, and it is an unlikely candidate.  Eddie Royal has only caught 10 passes over two weeks. Yet he’s raked in 114 yards, and 5 (that is not a typo) touchdowns with his receptions! Could his days in the spotlight be over, or short-lived? Sure. Yet, why wouldn’t you take a flyer on a production monster while you can?

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File Photo: Peter Aiken/Getty Images

Knowshown Moreno

(Owned in 96% of leagues as of today) He is the starter, and although either back behind him could eventually take over Moreno has done NOTHING to lose his role in week 2. His ownership rate has skyrocketed after last week, but if he is still floating out there. Snag him up.  He carried the ball 13 times, for 93 yards and 2 Touchdowns. Manning is praising him, so no reason to doubt Moreno, at least for now. He may not be available, but if he is get him while the getting is hot.

Doug Baldwin

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Doug Baldwin

(Owned in 3.8% of leaguesBaldwin is another player who appears to be coming out of the woodwork. He also appears to be a nice target for Russell Wilson. He did only catch one pass Sunday, but it was for 51 yards, and Wilson only completed 8 passes the entire game.

In week 1 Baldwin grabbed 7 passes for 91 yards. He should be a good PPR league target the rest of the way.

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File Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Cordarelle Patterson

(Owned in 5.9% of leagues)-  Patterson was highly drafted in many leagues, and after his lack of play time in week 1, and even 2 now, was dropped, or will be dropped. I would snag him now for a nice bench stash down the road.

Vikings coaches and staff have already said he needs to be more involved in the offense, and after seeing his playmaking ability in the pre-season, and in the kick return week 2, they will not be able to keep him cooped up for long.

Signing Off

Well that’s it for now. Please feel free to comment, dispute, send any fantasy related questions (Adds/drops, trade questions, start/sit) or discussion points to me at fantasychillpony@gmail.com or @fantsychillpony on Twitter, and I will more than likely add them to the upcoming piece. Also, feel free to utilize the DSE mailbag/Forums.

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Any feedback is much appreciated!! Thanks for the read.

Chris Meyers

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About This Empire Soldier: Chris has been involved in fantasy sports, primarily baseball and football for 12+ years. He’s been writing about fantasy sports for 3 years. He enjoys questions, debates and rankings when it comes to fantasy sports, and is more of a “technical/numbers” kind-of guy. He’s happily married with two beautiful girls and he spends his time juggling work, family, fantasy sports, and now writing as a member of the FSWA when it comes to his daily agenda. A die hard Minnesota sports fan, he will watch and support even the worst of his home teams. He also enjoys music almost to snob-like levels, running, reading, and television series. Chris will fight to the death that The wire and Game of Thrones are the best shows of all time.

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