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4 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 2

Jason Schandl
Top fantasy football sleepers for Week 2, including Mike Williams.
Top fantasy football sleepers for Week 2, including Mike Williams. / Rob Carr/Getty Images

Week 1 of the fantasy football season is never short on surprises, and we saw that in full effect last weekend. That doesn't mean things get much more predictable in Week 2, though, and there are still plenty of great fantasy options going overlooked.

With that in mind, here are the top fantasy football sleepers for Week 2.

1. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Mike Williams' 4 receptions in Week 1 weren't anything special, but a deeper look at his volume is really exciting. His 9 targets were a team-high (beating out Keenan Allen and Hunter Henry's 8 each), accounting for a 30 percent share of the team's looks. Those targets came with a deep average depth (aDOT) of 16.3 years, making them especially valuable for fantasy production. The Chargers will likely be forced to throw a ton in Week 2 as they try to keep up with the Kansas City Chiefs' offense, and that should mean more heavy volume for Williams on Sunday.

2. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford had a decent fantasy showing in Week 1, and he was a dropped TD away from a solid outing against a tough Chicago Bears defense. Things get easier in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers, who allowed a hefty 10.2 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A) to Kirk Cousins in Week 1. Stafford may also be getting No. 1 wideout Kenny Golladay back this week, which would make his upside even more exciting.

3. Chris Herndon, TE, New York Jets

It's hard to feel good about playing many New York Jets against the San Francisco 49ers, but Chris Herndon is the exception. Herndon accounted for 20 percent (7) of the Jets' targets in Week 1. His 37 yards were nothing to write home about, but his 6 receptions were tied for the second most for any tight end, while those 7 targets tied for fifth. Don't expect a ton of efficiency out of Herndon, but that potential for volume puts him in rare company among TEs.

4. DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson disappointed in Week 1, but his fantasy value should be on the rise. He played just 54 percent of the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive snaps, but head coach Doug Pederson has said Jackson's snap count will increase as he works his way back following last year's injury. Jackson also still racked up a promising 7 targets with an almost comically high 30.6-yard aDOT. Carson Wentz was consistently going to Jackson way downfield, and while that can make him a boom-or-bust fantasy producer, the upside is massive.

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