By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We’re two weeks into the NFL season and you’re fantasy football team is missing something. You can’t put your finger on what, but you want to make a trade. I got you. Here’s five players you should try to acquire this week, while their value is low.

 

5. Marques Colston

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 07: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Desmond Trufant #21 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at the Georgia Dome on September 7, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Falcons won 37-34. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 07: Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Desmond Trufant #21 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at the Georgia Dome on September 7, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Falcons won 37-34. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Colston hasn’t had less than 70 receptions and 900 yards since 2008, and only twice in his career did he have less than 1,000 yards receiving. In addition, he’s averaged about eight touchdowns per season and played 14 or more games in every season except one. He’s one of the most consistent and reliable wide outs in the NFL and he plays on one of the best passing offenses.

However, you can Colston for cheap today. After snagging five catches for 110 yards in week 1, Colston had a fluky zero-target, zero-catch game in week 2. Not sure why, but I expected him to get back to his old ways in week 3 at home against the Vikings and continue to produce going forward.

 

4. Shane Vereen

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 07: Shane Vereen #34 of the New England Patriots avoids a tackle by Jimmy Wilson #27 of the Miami Dolphins of the game at Sun Life Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – SEPTEMBER 07: Shane Vereen #34 of the New England Patriots avoids a tackle by Jimmy Wilson #27 of the Miami Dolphins of the game at Sun Life Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Vereen had 47 catches in only eight games with the Patriots last season. That’s about six catches per game, for you math wizards. This season, after a predictable five-catch week 1 performance, Vereen was target-less in week 2 for unknown reasons, and the Patriots passing game struggled. The Pats have a below average receiving corps, so look for Vereen’s role in the passing attack to grow.

And still, on the ground, Vereen has 76 yards and a touchdown this season. Plus, he’s one Stevan Ridley fumble away from becoming the featured back.

 

3. Vincent Jackson

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 16: Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates his TD catch against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium during a preseason game on August 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL – AUGUST 16: Wide receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates his TD catch against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium during a preseason game on August 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Josh McCown and Tampa Bay’s passing offense has been awful, averaging a second-to-worst in the NFL 169 passing yards per game. As a result, Jackson’s numbers are naturally down. Nevertheless, Jackson has still managed to compile eight catches on 16 targets for 87 yards. Not much, but he’s clearly their No. 1 weapon on offense and keep in my mind, the Bucs have played against Carolina and St. Louis—both of whom are top-12 defenses with dominating defensive fronts.

Also, Mike Glennon is waiting patiently in the wings for McCown to lose his job, which, if you ask me, if a good thing for Jackson and the Bucs’ passing game.

 

2. Drew Brees

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints passes during the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints passes during the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Brees is struggling early, but no way that continues. He’s too talented and the New Orleans’ offense is too potent. And by struggling I mean he has 570 yards passing, completing 68.3% of his passes, in two games. Only three touchdowns to two interceptions has kept his fantasy points down.

If you can acquire Brees for cheap, go for it.

 

1. Eddie Lacy

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers hands off the football to running back Eddie Lacy #27 during the second half of the NFL game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field on September 14, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Jets 31-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 14: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers hands off the football to running back Eddie Lacy #27 during the second half of the NFL game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field on September 14, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Jets 31-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lacy was a projected top-five fantasy pick, but after two games, he has just 77 rushing yards on 25 carries (3.1 YPC) and zero scores. However, the Packers have faced the Seahawks in Seattle and the Jets, two of the best—if not the best—run defenses in all of football. The Pack has been trailing a lot too, so they’ve been throwing more than they want to.

Go get Lacy.

 

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