Week 2: Bargain Hunter
Consider using these players in weekly salary cap leagues. This week's picks include Robert Griffin III, Peyton Manning, Darren McFadden, Stevan Ridley, and Brandon Marshall.
Reggie Wayne was featured in the Week 1 edition of Bargain Hunters and did not disappoint, catching nine passes for 135 yards on 18 targets (the most in the NFL) in a Week 1 matchup against the Chicago Bears. Wayne and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck appeared to have a solid connection during the pre-season and that carried over into the regular season. Luck will look to Wayne often, especially with Austin Collie sidelined, and at just $9.53, up $0.62 from Week 1, he is an incredible bargain for those using a stars and scrubs strategy and in need of a number two or three wideout.
Aaron Hernandez was on the field for every single one of the New England Patriots' 67 offensive snaps in Week 1 at Tennessee, lining up not only at tight end, but split out wide on numerous occasions and even lined up in the backfield on a couple plays. Hernandez is one of the most versatile weapons in the NFL and his tight end eligibility, production (6 catches for 59 yards and a touchdown) and Yahoo Salary Cap price ($11.45) make him an excellent value for salary cap owners.
Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
George Bissell has been a fantasy football and baseball analyst for FFToolbox since 2007. He took over as FFToolbox.com's senior fantasy baseball analyst in 2013.
As the site's senior fantasy baseball analyst, he is responsible for planning and producing all fantasy baseball related content. He writes the Starting Pitcher Daily Notes, which rank the days starting pitchers and provide insight on the days pitching matchups.
He also writes the Long Relief column, which looks at bullpens around the league every Friday, an Injury Report every Sunday and a Wavier Wire/Stock Watch column which comes out on Monday's during the baseball season.
Each week during the fantasy football season he writes the Bargain Hunter column for the site. From 2007-2011, George wrote the Player Upgrades column for FFToolbox.com.
He is also a co-host of the FFToolbox.com Podcast, which airs on Tuesday and Thursday nights during the fantasy season. The podcast is also available on ITunes.
Additionally, he manages the FFToolbox.com Fantasy Football team in the Bum Phillips Texas BBQ Fantasy Expert League; which won the Championship in 2008 and 2010. FFToolbox is the only repeat champion in the four year history of the league.
George has also represented FFToolbox.com in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 USA Today Sports Weekly Fantasy Football Special Edition magazine experts mock draft. He is weekly fantasy football contributor for USA Today, writing the Sizzler/Fizzler article, which runs in conjunction with the publications weekly rankings.