Erin Skelley, aka "Erin the Fantasy Girl" on Texans Radio/Sports Radio 610 in Houston, dishes out waiver wire magic for Week 2.
J.J. Watt, I've been thinking. You are pretty much perfect. Just so perfectly perfect. Sunday's performance was proof, not that I needed it. Five QB hits, one sack, two tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery, one swatted pass, and a blocked extra point (just for fun) – and it doesn't stop there. You also have your own ice cream, you volunteer in the community, and you probably save stray puppies in your spare time.
All of that is very nice and noble. But if you really want to challenge yourself and make a difference, you will turn your attention to my fantasy teams. I need some Watt magic. I have Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson and Alshon Jeffrey on my teams. Great, right? But Sunday's games left me feeling rather nervous. So I kindly ask for your help in making my team perfect.
Ok, I will assume your silence means you accept. Glad that is settled.
Here are this week's hot waiver finds. Consider them J.J. Watt approved.
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints – A crowded backfield had the fantasy community guessing who would emerge as the lead back this season. Ingram answered our questions on Sunday with 13 carries for 60 yards and two touchdowns. Encouraging, yes. But keep in mind, he plays for Sean Payton, who has non-committal relationships with running backs. Consider Ingram an RB3/flex option, and keep your eye on Khiry Robinson.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers
– Benjamin's stat line is impressive: six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. Nice job, Derek Anderson. Now just imagine what he'll do with Cam Newton at the helm.
Justin Forsett, RB, Baltimore Ravens – Bernard Pierce's fumble in the second quarter forced Pierce's early exit. Forsett spent the rest of the game validating John Harbaugh's decision, mustering 70 yards on 11 carries (6.4 YPC). Ray Rice's release makes Forsett more than a plug-n-play. Forsett has a chance to stick.
Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – Yes, two touchdowns in one quarter is crazy, even crazier that he's a rookie. And he's a Jaguar! Be careful not to overreact. Remember Kevin Ogletree? Worth starting in the WR3 slot if Cecil Shorts III is inactive this week. Love the matchup against Washington too.
Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants – This team has some challenges, but that didn't stop Donnell from racking up 13 points for almost no one's fantasy team. Donnell – and not Victor Cruz – was the lead receiver with five catches for 56 yards and a score.
Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings – I admit, I thought Jennings had retired to star in Old Spice commercials. Nope, he's back. Reeling in six passes for 58 yards and a touchdown, Jennings showed he's worthy of a WR3 spot. Lather up.
Erin Skelley joins Texans Radio every week on SportsRadio 610. Follow her on Twitter @erinskelley. She'll babble fantasy to anyone who will listen.