Dollar Free Agents 2017 Week 2

By Matthew Cherrin
Matthew Cherrin Austin Hooper- TE- Falcons
Depending on how many roster spots are available on your team, Austin Hooper seems to be a tight end you can pick up for a buck in many leagues. He only had two targets on Sunday against the Bears, but he definitely made the most of it by racking up an 88 yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan. He ended the day with two receptions for 128 yards and one score. The Falcons host the Packers next week, whose defense gave up the second most total yards through the air. Even though the Packers’ defense looked better in week 1 against the Seahawks, I would pick up and start Hooper this week for a buck.

Nelson Agholor- WR- Eagles
Fantasy owners might have given up on wide out Nelson Agholor a little too early after two dismal seasons. On Sunday against the Red Skins, Agholor looked like the prospect he was projected to be. The former USC wide receiver had one of his best games of his career, recording six receptions for 86 yards and one score. He had eight total targets, which matched him with tight end Zach Ertz and running back Darren Sproles for a team high. Agholor is competing with Torrey Smith for the number two spot on the depth chart, but he seems to be comfortable as the slot receiver when the Eagles go with three wide receiver sets. Agholor might be good pick up for a dollar this week when the Eagles face the Chiefs.

Tommylee Lewis- WR- Saints
With Willie Snead suspended, wide receiver Tommylee Lewis might become the number one long-ball threat the saints have on the roster. Even though he only played for 11 snaps on Monday night, Drew Brees targeted him three times and hit him for a long 52 yard gain. While he is only 5’7, he might be the fastest player on the Saints. Lewis might not be a player you want to pick up and start right away, but I can see him becoming more involved in the offense as the season goes on and eventually getting more playing time when the coaching staff gains a little more confidence in him. A similar scenario panned out for fantasy owners with Tyreek Hill last season. You can get him for a buck this week.

Chris Thompson- RB- Red Skins
While many fantasy football writers expected Samaje Perine to be the running back to usurp Rob Kelly, Chris Thompson looked the like best option of the three last week. While he wasn’t a threat in the run game, Thompson is the number one running back in the pass game. He managed to record four receptions for 52 yards and a score on Sunday against the Eagles. Thompson isn’t a weekly option at this point in the season, but hem might be worth stashing on your bench in PPR leagues. Pick him for a dollar this week and play him if you need him against the Rams.

Tarik Cohen- RB- Bears
Maybe the most surprising and noteworthy player of the week was the Bears backup running back Terik Cohen. While Jordan Howard is still the clear cut starter, Cohen made his case last week by out-performing Jordan significantly. He had five rushes for 66 yards, and eight reception for 47 yards and a touchdown. He also had 12 total targets in the game. Cohen might still be a dollar free agent in leagues with 15 man rosters. Try to pick him this week because he is bound to become more expensive as the season goes on.

Sam Bradford- QB- Vikings
The former Oklahoma Sooner Sam Bradford is available in 75 percent of the leagues still. Bradford actually had the second most passing yards in week 1 and the second highest QB rating in the league. Last week against the Saints, Bradford recorded 346 yards and three touchdowns. Last season Bradford completed over 70 percent of his pass attempts and almost reached 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career. The Viking offensive line looks healthy and rooking running back Dalvin Cook looks like another great weapon Minnesota added to already talented supporting cast. And you can probably get him for a dollar this week, which is pretty sad to think about considering all the points just made. Buy into Bradford and pick him up this week.