Cordarrelle Patterson RB/WR – Atlanta
Patterson is an interesting player to say the least. He’s a dynamic athlete whose skill set is very similar to Devin Hester or Joshua Cribbs. His biggest problem is that no team to date has been able to figure out where best to use him.
In Atlanta, he’s being used as a running back/wide receiver hybrid, and it looked great last week against the Buccaneers. He totaled only 11 yards rushing, but he added 58 yards in the air to go along with a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown. Throw in the fact that Patterson might even get you a kickoff or punt return TD, and Patterson is the perfect flex or RB3.
Rashard Higgins WR – Cleveland
Rashard has done next to nothing so far in 2021, but with both Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham out, he should start seeing more looks. Cleveland has one of the best tight-end trios in the NFL with Austin Hooper, David Njoku, and Harrison Bryant, but they will need Higgins to help stretch the field. He enters the game as the probably No. 1 receiver for the Browns, and they’ll need production from the passing game if they hope to defeat the Chicago Bears.
Justin Fields QB – Chicago
If you’re in a two-quarterback league and are desperate, the Justin Fields could be the answer to your prayers. He didn’t do much when he replaced an injured Andy Dalton, but with a week of first-team reps under his belt, things should go smoother this week.
Zach Pascal WR – Indianapolis
Surprisingly, Zach Pascal has been Carson Wentz’s favorite target in the red zone so far this year. He’s caught nine passes this year, and three of them have gone for touchdowns. This means that he has caught all three of Wentz’s touchdown passes.
Michael Pittman and Jack Doyle are both ahead of Pascal in regards to the receiving totem pole, but with the Colts often trailing this year, Wentz has had to throw a ton of passes. It’s inevitable that more and more of them are going to wind up in the hands of Pascal.
Rondale Moore WR – Arizona
It’s very unusual for a number four wide receiver on a team to be considered a fantasy threat, but Moore is doing just that. He’s competing for touches with A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, and Deandre Hopkins, but the rookie wideout is making waves in Arizona.
He collected four catches for 68 yards in week one and exploded for 114 yards and a touchdown while leading the team in targets and catches. Kyler Murray’s on fire through the first two games of the season and look for his connection with Moore to grow as the season goes on.
Teddy Bridgewater QB – Denver
The Denver Broncos are off and running at 2-0, and it’s due in no small part to the play of Teddy Bridgewater. He’s always been a solid starting quarterback, capable of getting the job done, but without putting up big numbers. Through his first two weeks, he’s averaging 294 yards and two touchdowns per game.
Although he hasn’t run the ball often, he’s more than capable on the ground and is bound to get a few rushing touchdowns before it’s all said and done. If you’re in a two-quarterback league, Teddy Bridgewater is turning out to be a great option.