WR D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan
Matchup: at Michigan
A couple quick notes on Eskridge. Don't expect him to get another 47 points this week in your lineup. Secondly, Michigan is not an ideal matchup, but the Wolverines looked far from polished against Notre Dame. With a $4,400 price tag, I'm willing to roll the dice that Eskridge can get half of his production from last week. Eskridge had eight receptions for 240 yards and two touchdowns last week against Syracuse. Western Michigan may not be rowing the boat any longer with P.J. Fleck, but the offense looks to be back in top form for 2018.
Quarterback Jon Wassnik threw for nearly 400 yards against Syracuse. The Detroit Free Press broke down the Western Michigan offense ahead of their matchup against Michigan.
The Broncos started out sluggish against Syracuse but eventually found the type of offensive pop they were hoping for in Tim Lester's second season. D'Wayne Eskridge had eight receptions for 240 yards, including catches of 84 and 59 yards. He is absolutely fast enough to get behind a defense. Quarterback Jon Wassink only completed 53 percent of his passes, but he hit on five throws of 20 yards or more in the second half. Former Michigan receiver Drake Harris is with WMU now. He had one catch for 12 yards last week, but saw eight targets. The Broncos will spread things out and probably try to play with tempo. Jamauri Bogan and LeVante Bellamy are capable running backs, giving the offense plenty of big-play ability after it lacked it a year ago.
Colorado's offense looked nice in Week 1, and also offer a couple good receiving options this week. Laviska Shenault Jr. scored a whopping 41.6 fantasy points last week. Shenault hauled in 11 receptions for 211 yards and a touchdown. Don't expect another 40 point performance from Shenault against Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers defense could be on the field a good amount of time given how fast new head coach Scott Frost wants the offense to play this season. Shenault also offers nice value at under $6,000. His teammate K.D. Nixon is an even cheaper option at $4,800 after he notched 25.2 fantasy points last week. Nixon was the second option in the offense behind Shenault and grabbed six receptions for 112 yards along with a touchdown.