The Stock Watch: Week 2

The Stock Watch: Week 2

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Recent news and/or performance has made us more optimistic about these particular players for fantasy purposes.

Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford (Det) – Stafford had an absolutely masterful performance in the season opener, albeit going against a depleted Colts defense. He completed 31/39 passes for 340 yards and 3 TDs, tossing scores to TE Eric Ebron, RB Ameer Abdullah, and RB Theo Riddick. The only negative from the opener is that 6 of his 8 incompletions went in the directions of new WR Marvin Jones, who still had 4/85 receiving in his first game with Stafford. The usually sure-handed Golden Tate put his drop issues from the preseason behind him by catching all 7 of his targets. Stafford suddenly has a diverse and deep set of receivers at his disposal this season, and he’s going to spread the ball out most weeks. Weirdly, Calvin Johnson’s retirement could actually be a good thing for Stafford, as he’ll actually go t...

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