The rookies’ came to play in week one, and it looks like it can be an exciting season for rookies. The Rookie Report helps fantasy owners in deciding what rookie to play and what rookie not to play week to week. With week one in the books, it is time to focus on week two now. Here is the rookie report for week 2 of fantasy football.
Rookie’s To Play
RB Kareem Hunt (KC)
Kareem Hunt arguably took the league by storm in his dominant performance in week one against the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Hunt had 17 carries for 148 yards to go along with a rushing touchdown. Also Hunt had 5 receptions for 98 receiving yards to go along with two receiving touchdowns.
Hunt was a force to be reckoned with, and looks to be likely as a breakout star in the NFL. The Chiefs will continue to run their offense through him, and he will look to do more of the same at home against Philadelphia in week two.
WR Cooper Kupp (LA Rams)
If you don’t already have him on your fantasy team, you should go get him. Kupp had four receptions to go along with 71 receiving yards and added a receiving touchdown as well. Goff has a new favorite target at the moment, and Kupp is a great high rated flex option for many leagues going into week two. With Washington’s defense struggling a week ago, Kupp is in line to get some big time targets and could produce at a high level.
Rookie To Avoid
RB Dalvin Cook (MIN)
Dalvin Cook did have a good solid week one game where he had 22 carries to go along with 127 rushing yards, and added 3 receptions for 10 receiving yards. In week two Cook is going up against a vicious Pittsburgh defense who is great at stopping the run. Cook has upside of playing well, but look for him to struggle against the Steelers’ front seven.
RB Christian McCaffrey (CAR)
McCaffrey had an alright week one, but with Stewart getting more touches than him starts to create some problems for fantasy owners. Christian McCaffrey had 13 carries for 47 yards and added 5 receptions to go along with 38 receiving yards. He also lost a fumble in the game, which doesn’t help his case. With McCaffrey and Carolina going up against the tough Buffalo Bills defense, makes it hard to see McCaffrey as a smart play this week. He should be avoided, because Stewart more than likely will get more carries, and Buffalo’s defense will present trouble to McCaffrey.
Rookies To Keep An Eye Out For
WR Kenny Golladay (DET)
RB Marlon Mack (INDY)
QB Deshone Kizer (CLE)
TE Evan Engram (NYG)