NFL Barometer: So Far, So Good for Goff
NFL Barometer: So Far, So Good for Goff

This article is part of our NFL Barometer series.

Week 1 gave us plenty to think about in terms of surprises and disappointments, setting up what should be a busy waiver-wire week in many leagues. We'll try to break down who's rising and plummeting after a week's worth of games. Additionally, keep in mind that players such as Cooper Kupp and Tarik Cohen highlighted a week ago won't be included this week.

TRENDING UP

Deshaun Watson, Texans - Watson was named the starter for Thursday's game against the Bengals, and it's unlikely he gives up the job unless it's due to injury. The dual-threat dimension he offers helps make up for some of the inevitable rookie mistakes, and a solid supporting cast should help keep defenses honest against him.

Matthew Stafford, Lions -
Stafford shook off an ominous pick-six on his first attempt of 2017 to rack up four touchdown passes against the Cardinals in Week 1. Some eyebrows were raised when he signed a five-year extension in late August, but he has three quality wideouts with the addition of rookie Kenny Golladay and plenty of weapons at tight end/running back to keep putting up big numbers.

Sam Bradford, Vikings -
Bradford quieted skeptics Monday night, slinging the ball downfield more than usual for 10.8 yards per attempt. Last season's dink-and-dunk offense averaged 7.0 YPA as passes of 20-plus yards accounted for a league-low 6.8 percent of Bradford's attempts. Rookie RB Dalvin Cook looks more than capable of keeping defenses honest, while wideouts Stefon Diggs and

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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