South Carolina will be well represented heading into week three and there will be plenty of veterans who will make an impact this week.
Deebo Samuel and Alshon Jeffery are still out, but both of them should be back next week.
Here are my players to watch for this week:
While Clowney is still getting used to playing for his new team, he’ll get a great matchup this weekend.
The Titans play the Vikings and they have been less than ideal on both sides of the ball. Kirk Cousins hasn’t been playing well, and Clowney has a chance to wreak havoc on this mediocre Minnesota offense.
It will definitely be fun to watch how he disrupts the pass game and defends star running back Dalvin Cook.
The Raiders offense is beat up, and that’s an understatement.
They could be without Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, and Henry Ruggs III heading into the game against the Patriots. This would leave Edwards as Derek Carr’s top target.
The reason this would be a fun one is because he would go up against Stephon Gilmore.
While the edge would clearly go to Gilmore, I would love to see Edwards make a crazy catch with Gilmore covering him.
Cook didn’t exactly get as many targets as I would’ve liked him to get last week, but he still caught a touchdown and showed he’s still a good tight end. With Michael Thomas still out, Cook will still get a good amount of targets.
The good news is the Packers aren’t the best team when it comes to defending tight ends, so Cook has a high touchdown potential
Last but not least, we have Mike Davis.
We haven’t seen much of the former Gamecock since he was released from the Bears last year. With Christian McCaffery out for 4-6 weeks, Davis is now the starting running back for the Panthers.
Although he didn’t get to play that much with the Bears (I blame the scheme), he still has a lot of potential.
If we see him do what we saw him do in Seattle, Davis will be a fun player to watch.
This list changes every week, and it really depends on matchups.
I’m excited to see Mike Davis play again, and I’m excited for the potential Edwards-Gilmore matchup.
It will only get better from here as Deebo and Alshon Jeffery return for Week four.