Hands up if you put a claim in for the Cowboys’ Kevin Ogletree or the Jets’ Stephen Hill?
The two gained fantasy attention overnight with 8rec/114yd/2TD and 5rec/89yds/2TD performances in Week 1.
Here’s how they did in Week 2:
Kevin Ogletree (WR): One catch for 26 yards, one target.
Stephen Hill (WR): No catches, two targets.
It was too much to ask for a repeat performance, but to put up a complete egg in Hill’s case is a situation even the most pessimistic pundit couldn’t have fathomed. Yes, Mark Sanchez is merely serviceable at best, but I was at the Cowboys game in Seattle and Ogletree was completely invisible. This was partially due to the Seahawks stout D, but also to Jason Witten getting more involved (and dropping balls). Stash Hill on your bench for now as the Jets visit Miami, but Ogletree is worth a flex or WR2 play against Tampa Bay.
So what can we learn from this? Be cautious on your waiver pickups, as it isn’t worth burning a #1 or #2 priority on a player who is 4th in the progressions as in Ogletree’s case, or has an unreliable QB (Hill). It would be a wiser choice to save your priority for possible injuries to starting RB’s or to use them on players like Alfred Morris if he was still available in your league. Of course, all of this is easy to say in hindsight.
Who to pickup this week?