Start Him: Travis Benjamin, WR Chargers
Keenan Allen is out for the season after tearing his ACL and Benjamin had a huge first game as the Chargers’ No.1 receiver, gaining over 100 yards and two touchdowns. And, going up against the Saints this week, there is no question that he will do the same, if not better. The Saints have given up the third most yards in the league through two games, and the Chargers offense has looked very strong so far this season. Benjamin is a serious deep threat, and Philip Rivers will be looking for him regularly. He should have a monster game this coming week. He might still be available in some leagues, which is just ridiculous, so snatch him up while you can. He has a high upside.
Sit Him: Matt Forte, RB Jets
It is a bad day to be a running back when you are going up against the Seattle Seahawk’s defense. Forte has been very good so far in his first season with the Jets. It is not likely that he will be able to have the same effect against the Seahawks’ Defense when it held Todd Gurley to 51 yards and Arian Foster to 38 yards in its first two games. The Seattle offense might not be any good, but I still would not put my money on any offense going against that strong defense.
Sleeper of the Week: Torrey Smith, WR 49ers
Being the No. 1 receiver in Chip Kelly’s offense has its rewards. And when you are going up against the Cowboys, expect some big plays. Kelly knows Dallas very well after spending the past three seasons in Philadelphia and holds a 3-3 record against the Cowboys. The Dallas defense is not known to be particularly sturdy, especially against high-powered offenses like Chip Kelly’s. Blaine Gabbert has looked good so far for the 49ers, and I expect him to be looking for his top receiver early and often against this weak Dallas secondary.