Kevin Ellison, QB-Georgia Southern vs Savannah State
The Eagles took North Carolina State down to the wire last week and shouldn’t have a problem with Savannah State in Week 2. Ellison has the ability and the right matchup to post Top 10 fantasy numbers on Saturday.
Blake Decker, QB-UNLV vs Northern Colorado
Not only does Decker have a dangerous receiver in Devante Davis, but he also possesses the ability to the run the ball. The combination of the two makes Decker an intriguing fantasy option this week against Northern Colorado.
Kareem Hunt, RB-Toledo vs Missouri
Missouri did give up two rushing touchdowns last week against South Dakota State and Toledo may present more of a problem for the Tigers in the Glass Bowl.
Larry Rose III, RB-New Mexico State at Georgia State
Rose carried the ball 30 times for 149 yards last week against Cal-Poly. If the freshman running back gets another 25-30 touches this week, expect similar numbers against Georgia State.
Corey Clement, RB-Wisconsin vs Western Illinois
This is one of those matchups for the Badgers in which there will be plenty enough carries for two backs to post solid fantasy numbers.
Raheem Mostert, RB-Purdue vs Central Michigan
Mostert rushed for 146 yards in the season opener against Western Michigan and has another nice matchup in Week 2 as the Boilermakers host Central Michigan. Mostert’s blazing speed makes him a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball.
Devontae Booker, RB-Utah vs Fresno State
Fellow running back Bubba Poole will still get his touches, but the Utes’ matchup against Fresno State should provide plenty of opportunities for Booker to display his big-play ability.
Kevin White, WR-West Virginia vs Towson
White played big last week in the season opener against Alabama, catching nine passes for 143 yards and a touchdown. This week, the opposition is much weaker and the senior receiver may top Week 1’s numbers.
Ezell Ruffin, WR-San Diego State at North Carolina
Last week, Ruffin caught four passes for 53 yards in the season opener against Northern Arizona. This week’s matchup at North Carolina should force the Aztecs offense to open up the playback, which means more looks for the senior receiver.
DaeSean Hamilton, WR-Penn State vs Akron
After catching 11 passes for 165 yards last week against Central Florida, Hamilton’s fantasy owners are expecting an encore performance against Akron in Week 2.
Cody Kessler, QB-USC at Stanford
Kessler underwent a procedure earlier in the week to address a staph infection on his toe. A limited week of practice before facing Stanford on the road doesn’t make us confident about his fantasy prospects in Week 2.
Bryce Petty vs Northwestern State
Coach Briles said that Petty won’t play if he is not 100%. We’re pretty sure he will not be 100%, but even if he does play, you shouldn’t expect more than a half from the gritty quarterback. The risk isn’t worth the reward.
Jawon Chisholm, RB-Akron at Penn State
Chisholm was a fantasy disappointment in Week 1 rushing for only 21 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in a 41-0 rout of Howard. He can’t do much worse this week at Penn State, but you must be thin on available running backs to give him the green light.
Desmond Roland, RB-Oklahoma State vs Missouri State
Oklahoma State does not willingly release injury information, so we don’t know the severity of Roland’s rib injury. Considering that the Cowboys play Missouri State, they won’t need his services in a meaningless game anyway.
Bronson Hill, RB-Eastern Michigan at Florida
Hill ran for 119 yards last week against Morgan State, but a Week 2 matchup in The Swamp makes this decision an easy one.
Dwayne Washington, RB-Washington vs Eastern Washington
Washington once again gets the start for the Huskies at running back against Eastern Washington, but last week at Hawaii Lavon Coleman looked better and could be in line for a bigger role.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB-Ohio State vs Virginia Tech
Last week, Elliott didn’t get the workload we expected against Navy (12 carries for 44 yards, TD). If Curtis Samuel and Dontre Wilson combine for another 13 carries this week, Elliott’s fantasy value will be minimized against Virginia Tech.
Jordan Howard, RB-UAB at Mississippi State
The Blazers will challenge Mississippi State more than Southern Mississippi did in Week 1, but Howard will still have trouble finding running lanes against the Bulldogs defense.
Jahwan Edwards, RB-Ball State at Iowa
Iowa struggled last week with Northern Iowa, but the Hawkeyes defense only surrendered 25 rushing yards on 25 carries. Edwards should have more success than UNI did last week, but a 100-yard day may be asking too much.
Mike Davis, RB-South Carolina vs East Carolina
Davis burned some fantasy owners last week when it was reported he would play against Texas A&M. Now, we have to take a wait-and-see approach before inserting the preseason Heisman hopeful into the starting lineup.