The Cleveland Browns will host the New Orleans Saints without starting RB Ben Tate during Week 2 of the NFL.  Tate suffered a knee injury in the Week 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, which led to Terrance West rushing for 100 yards and Isaiah Crowell scoring 2 touchdowns.

Given that West was probably drafted, and Crowell might have been scooped up on waivers after scoring twice, here are some other options to explore for Week 2:

Justin Forsett


  • Ray Rice is out of the NFL, and Bernard Pierce struggled. Forsett is already owned in 51% of Yahoo leagues, but he MIGHT be available in yours! 84 total yards, 5 catches and a TD against the Bengals in Week 1, would face the Steelers in Week 2.

Shonn Greene


  • You will be hard pressed to find a RB who will get 15 carries in Week 2, but Greene did so in Week 1 and picked up 71 yards against the Chiefs. This week the Titans get the Cowboys!

Ahmad Bradshaw


  • A solid PPR option, Bradshaw is just waiting for the Colts to pull the plug on Trent Richardson. He caught 5 passes and totaled 85 yards in Week 1 against the Broncos, and in Week 2 gets the Eagles.

Pierre Thomas


  • If the owner who drafted Thomas got upset with Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson scoring TDs during the Saints Week 1 loss to the Falcons, he would be a nice addition to your team in a PPR league.