Two weeks into the season, there’s already plenty to overreact, panic, and second guess about. But it is not an overreaction to say a few guys stand far above the rest right now, just two weeks into the season. That does not mean they’ll continue to produce at such a ridiculous pace, as the season wears on, but for now, they are all ahead of the pack in the race for fantasy MVP.
1. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
He was the top WR off the board in drafts. PPR or not, he should have been a top 5 pick in all drafts. There may not be a safer player in fantasy football today. He has tallied over 320 yards in his first two games, with a TD coming in each game. The only reason to think his numbers might take the slightest dip is the return of Le’Veon Bell next week, but that should not change your opinion of Brown. He’s the most valuable fantasy commodity right now.
2. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Everyone knows how talented Julio Jones is. For him, the question was always a matter of health. So far, Julio has shined, posting back-t0-back over the century mark, with 2 TDs. Plus, he was tackled at the one yard line yesterday against the Giants. Roddy White’s time seems to have finally come, and while Leonard Hankerson has stepped up as a serviceable wideout, there is no doubt who Atlanta’s offense runs through. There is no reason to expect Jones’ numbers to decline. Only injury can stand in his way. Continue reading