Two solid, entertaining Thursday night games in a row … who knew. Saquon Barkley and Antonio Gibson owners are very unhappy today. There are already a slew of injury concerns and some bad matchups, so we may need a sleeper or two for Week 2.

Here are five players I expect to have solid fantasy days who may be slightly off your radar:

Mac Jones QB, New England Patriots

If you have the guts, I really like Jones this week against a pretty bad Jets secondary. He was solid Week 1 against a tough Dolphins defense.

Trey Sermon RB, San Francisco 49ers

Niners back Elijah Mitchell was the pickup of the week. Well, I have some BAD news. Mr. Sermon is not going to be inactive this week and if you really think shenanigans won’t occur, well, there is a swamp I’d like to sell you.

Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots

If I like Jones, then his favorite target has to come along for the ride!

Adam Trautman, TE/WR, New Orleans Saints

I saw a bunch of leagues where Trautman was dropped because Juwan Johnson (a favorite sleeper of mine) scored two touchdowns. Did you know Trautman had six targets to Johnson’s three?

Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos

Remember how good Patrick was last week when everyone was hurt? Well, Jerry Jeudy is hurt and out for a few weeks or more. Enter Mr. Patrick for a solid day.

Sleeper defense: Cleveland Browns

Need a kicker? Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams (yes, again!)

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