DeAndre Hopkins wins it in overtime for the Texans
Week 2 of the National Football League is perhaps one of my favorite weeks, especially when it comes to fantasy football. Week 1 is obviously special with the reintroduction of your body to your couch from 1PM till midnight every sunday for 17 weeks, but week 2 is a whole different joy. It’s the joy of watching the overreaction to fantasy owners in week 1. “Eddie Royal scores two TDs?! go pick him up!… David Wilson and Steven Ridley fumbled?! Bench them!” I love hearing people say things like this after one week. I jumped all over them and laughed as they overreacted and started manipulating their rosters to performances that simply could not repeat.
Did I also mention I now hate Week 2?
Week 2 QBs
Aaron Rodgers- He lit up a terrible Redskins defense, and it was expected. No surprise here.
Michael Vick- Vick’s Week 2 performance was also expected, but most people didn’t draft Vick as their #1 QB. Be cautious by his inability to stay healthy, but if you don’t want to sell high it would be hard to bench him at this point.
Philip Rivers- Another reason why I hate Week 2 now, Rivers has put together back-to-back productive weeks. He’s worth an add if you are looking for a QB.
Sam Bradford- 352 yards and 3 TDs is nice, but he’s still not addable in standard leagues.
Tom Brady- The Patriots have gone two straight weeks of looking poor, and Brady is frustrated. I am nervous for Brady owners.
Colin Kaepernick- Yes, it was the Seattle defense, but only threw for 127 yards and lost a fumble. If it wasn’t for the 87 rushing yards, this would have been miserable.
Week 2 RBs
Marshawn Lynch- 3 total TDs and over 130 yards.
James Starks- With Eddie Lacy leaving early with a concussion, Starks stepped in and had a huge performance. Starks has been on this roster for some time so don’t act like the Packers found their new starting running back, but he is worth a top waiver wire addition in all leagues.
Knowshon Moreno- Monte Ball goes another week without winning this job, and Moreno scores twice and almost runs for 100 yards.
Steven Ridley and David Wilson- As mentioned above, but at least they didn’t fumble…
Frank Gore- The 49ers offense got shut down. Don’t overreact.
Week 2 WRs
Julio Jones- He was listed as questionable going into the game, but he played and played well. With Roddie White hurt, Jones is a clear top 5 receiver.
DeSean Jackson- Another HUGE week from Jackson, this guy is on pace to be the steal of the year.
Eddie Royal- See above. Sigh.
Calvin Johnson- The #1 WR gets back on track after a dud of a week in the opener.
DeAndre Hopkins- Andre Johnson went down with a concussion late, and Hopkins showed he has the talent to fill in for the time being.
Mike Wallace, Dez Bryant, Pierre Garcon, Randal Cobb, Stevie Johnson, Brandon Marshall- All of these player went for over 100 yards and caught a TD.
Reggie Wayne- Only 5 catches for 46 yards. Bad games happen even for the great ones.
Demaryius Thomas- 5 catches for 51 yards. Peyton Manning didn’t repeat the Week 1 performance and that hurt Thomas’ production.
Miles Austin- After a big Week 1, Austin put up a performance that made owners realize why he doesn’t possess the value he did earlier in his career.
Anquan Boldin- Like Austin, a receiver who used to be a stud now struggles to put together consistent stats. Though it was Seattle defense, I don’t expect Boldin to be a top 20 receiver this year like some are saying.
Week 2 TEs
Jimmy Graham- As long as Gronkowski isn’t 100%, Graham remains the #1 TE in all leagues.
Martellus Bennett- After a Week 1 with suprising TE performances, Bennett waits until Week 2 to impress fantasy owners with 2 TDs.
Charles Clay- The most interesting waiver wire addition to me this week. he caught 5 passes for 105 yards, but also got a goal line carry for a TD. If he starts getting those carries for the Dolphins, he will be a potential fantasy steal.
Antonio Gates- Overreactions from Week 1 had fantasy owners dropping the veteran, but then he follows up in Week 2 with 8 catches and 124 yards. Don’t overreact again, though. He is still a borderline starting TE.
Tony Gonzalez- Only 4 catches for 33 yards, Gonzalez seemed to be bothered with an injury. Stay posted on the injury report for Atlanta.
Vernon Davis- Another 49ers player makes the dud list. Tough game for San Francisco.
Dallas Clark- CALLED IT!!!!!!!!
Jared Cook- Not sure if I called it, but I certainly wasn’t on the bandwagon.
Jason Witten- You can’t expect many performances like this from Witten. 3 catches for 12 yards? Yikes.