Fantasy football running back sleepers for Week 2: Kenneth Walker, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks’ rookie Kenneth Walker is on track to make his NFL debut this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. While Rashaad Penny (12 rushes for 60 yards) looked solid last week, it’s clear that the offense could use another dynamic playmaking weapon. Enter Walker, who impressed in training camp and has a chance to carve out a role in the offense.
San Francisco’s run defense was fairly uninspiring last week, and Seattle will likely try to wear the 49ers down by playing their game — running the crap out of the football. Both Penny and Walker will be solid plays, but Walker has more sleeper appeal.
Fantasy football running back sleepers for Week 2: Eno Benjamin, Arizona Cardinals
When Darrel Williams signed with Arizona, it was a no-brainer that he was the backup/change-of-pace runner to James Conner. Well, not if Eno Benjamin has anything to say about it. Benjamin was the clear-cut number two in Week 1 and actually put up decent numbers, rushing four times for 28 yards while catching three passes for 33 yards.
In up-tempo game scripts, Benjamin will get more work. This may again be the case this week as the Cardinals take on the Raiders, who have offensive weapons of their own. Benjamin is a volatile option due to his low usage, but all it takes is him taking a pass into the end zone.