Before I get into this weeks’ suggestions, here are the results of my suggestions from last week:


Baltimore RBs: Justin Forsett: 14 carries, 37 yards, three fantasy points

Terrance West: 11 carries, 42 yards, five fantasy points

Total: 25 carries, 79 yards, eight fantasy points

Gary Barndige: Four receptions, 37 yards, four fantasy points

Tavon Austin: Five receptions, 50 yards, five fantasy points


Willie Snead: Five receptions, 54 receiving yards, touchdown, nine fantasy points

Travis Benjamin: Six receptions, 112 receiving yards, two touchdowns, 21 fantasy points

Rashad Jennings: 13 carries, 27 rushing yards, three fantasy points

Where I was wrong: Clearly, I overvalued the Giants vs. New Orleans defense. Rashad Jennings underperformed in my Winners category.

Where I was right: Travis Benjamin stepped up in Keenan Allen’s absence against a young Jacksonville defense. 21 fantasy points likely won a lot of matchups or at least produced regretful owners.

This week

Winner: Tevin Coleman, RB Atlanta Falcons

Last Week: 12 carries, 46 yards, touchdown, 12 fantasy points

Percentages: 64% ownership, 9.4% starting

Why He’s A Winner: Coleman has had at least double-digit production in his first two weeks as second string to Devonta Freeman, who is currently fading out of his featured back role. While Freeman may be seeing more carries, Coleman is doing more with his. Worth noting also is that Coleman has the Falcons lone rushing TD, while Freeman has yet to cross the goal line. Expect a trend in good numbers from Coleman as the Falcons play one of the worst rushing defenses in the league.

Waiver: Bilal Powell, RB New York Jets

Last Week: One rush for 2 yards

Percentages: 58% ownership, 2.4% starter

Why You Waive Him: Powell was expected to get a fairer shake in terms of carries at the start of the season. He’s not really seeing the split that was expected, and is becoming a fantasy liablity. Sell low on him, sell real low.

Winner: Stefon Diggs, WR Minnesota Vikings

Last Week: Nine receptions, 182 yards, touchdown, 22 fantasy points

Percentage: 83% ownership, 21% starting

Why He’s A Winner: Diggs clearly is not missing Teddy Bridgewater, and the numbers prove it. He’s had more than five receptions per game and over 100 yards through two weeks thus far. While he may have a rough stretch the next three weeks – at Carolina, New York Giants, Houston – the post-bye week schedule looks favorable to maintaining Diggs big numbers.

Waiver: John Brown, WR Arizona Cardinals

Last Week: One reception, 14 yards, one fantasy point

Percentages: 88% ownership, 16% starting

Why You Waive Him: Brown has caught a whopping one ball per week. While it may not have been a big deal against the solid Patriots defense – but only four targets may be a slight problem – the Buccaneers should have given Brown a better stat line. Arizona has a relatively weak next few weeks, so there is still hope for Brown this season, but don’t be surprised if Brown falters in a loaded Arizona offense.

Winner: Matt Ryan, QB Atlanta Falcons

Last Week: 334 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, 28 fantasy points

Percentages: 48% ownership, 19% starting

Why He’s A Winner: Ryan has amassed 20+ points in his first two starts against Tampa Bay and Oakland, putting him in good graces with his fantasy owners. But he’ll likely need Julio Jones to produce the same numbers in weeks 4-6 – Carolina, at Denver, at Seattle – if he wants to stay starter worthy in most leagues.

Waiver: Eli Manning, QB New York Giants

Last Week: 368 passing yards, zero touchdowns, one interception, 13 fantasy points

Percentages: 95% ownership, 78% starting

Why You Waive Him: Manning has underperformed against a mediocre Dallas defense and a New Orleans defense that is much worse than that. With the plethora of weapons at his disposal between Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard, Manning has some ground to make up with his fantasy owners if he fails to capitalize on a weaker Washington defense. For possible replacements: see above.

Shawn Valdrighi

Spark Sports Editor