Fantasy Football Look Back To Look Forward: Week 2-3

By: Fan Sports Lists Team

AFC North

Bengals

Week 2: @ Steelers

Week 3: vs. Broncos

– Andy Dalton QB – Dalton completed 31 passes for 366 yards and a TD against a good Steelers defense. It gets tougher for Dalton next week when he faces the Broncos defense.

– Jeremy Hill RB – Hill got 14 touches and totaled 59 yards. Hill has not produced much but continues to be the lead RB on the Bengals.

– A.J. Green  WR – Green caught 2 balls for 38 yards. Next week will be a tough matchup against the Broncos but Green remains a WR1.

– Giovani Bernard RB – Although not much of a rusher, he torched the Steelers defense with 9 catches for 100 yards and a TD. He might not get the carries but he will be more than a flex option if he keeps that up.

Others: Tyler Boyd had 6 catches for 78 yards on the day while seeing 8 total targets.

Browns

Week 2: vs. Ravens

Week 3: @ Dolphins

– Josh McCown QB – McCown completed 20 passes for 260 yards to go along with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. It was a nice outing but it was short lived as McCown will figure to miss multiple games with a shoulder injury.

– Isaiah Crowell RB – Crowell broke loose for 133 yards on only 18 carries. He looked good against a usually stout Ravens front. Crowell figures to have a tougher outing in week 3 against the Dolphins.

– Corey Coleman WR – Coleman had his best game as a pro, totaling 5 catches for 104 yards and 2 TDs. It was a nice showing with McCown but Coleman broke his hand in practice and is out for several weeks.

– Gary Barnidge TE – Caught 4 passes for 37 after seeing nothing in week 1. McCown helped Barnidge and his numbers a bit. With a new QB under center this week, look elsewhere for TE help until Barnidge does something.

Others: Terrelle Pryor caught 3 balls for 32 yards and also led the team in targets with 10.

Ravens

Week 2: @ Browns

Week 3: @ Jaguars

– Joe Flacco QB – Flacco led the Ravens back to victory completing 25 passes for 302 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Flacco will see a better Jaguars defense next week in what will be a tougher matchup for the Ravens.

– Justin Forsett RB – Forsett had 14 carries for 37 yards and out touched Terrance West. Forsett is a RB3/flex option going into their week 3 game.

– Mike Wallace WR – Wallace continues to have a good rapport with Flacco. Wallace had 4 catches for 41 yards and 2 TDs. Let’s see what Wallace does this week before we get too crazy touting him.

– Dennis Pitta TE – Pitta led the team in receptions, targets and yards this week. Pitta had 9 catches 102 yards. He also saw 12 targets which was double anyone else on the team.

Others: Ravens defense had 2 INTs on the day while also forcing 3 fumbles.

Steelers

Week 2: vs. Bengals

Week 3: @ Eagles

– Ben Roethlisberger QB – Big Ben put out a full stat line completing 19 passes for 259 yards, 3TDs and 2 INTs. It wasn’t always pretty but Ben got it done again and looks to keep it going against the Eagles.

– DeAngelo Williams RB – Williams continues to be effective in the absence of Le’Veon Bell. He carried the ball 32 times for 94 yards on Sunday. The Steelers will run the wheels off Williams this week as Bell is set return in week 4.

– Antonio Brown WR – Brown was held in check with 4 catches for 39 yards. Brown should bounce back against the Eagles. This was just a bad week for him.

Others: Sammie Coates only caught 2 passes but they totaled 97 yards. Coates is nothing more than a deep flex position option right now.

AFC East

Bills

Week 2: vs. Jets

Week 3: vs. Cardinals

– Tyrod Taylor QB – T-Mobile is proving himself as an elite fantasy option with his arm and legs. If possible, avoid starting him this week but enjoy him the rest of the year.

– LeSean McCoy RB – McCoy had a very pedestrian game. If Taylor can keep pushing the ball downfield, McCoy should eventually bust out, just probably not this week.

– Marquise Goodwin WR – Goodwin had another big game and at the very least needs to be on your fantasy radar.

– Sammy Watkins WR – Watkins is dealing with a foot injury and may have trouble producing unless and until he gets healthy.

Others: TE Charles Clay led the team in targets so he may produce more in the future.

Dolphins

Week 2: @ Patriots

Week 3: vs. Browns

– Ryan Tannehill QB – Tannehill threw for a bunch of yards with a TD and a INT. He is a solid starting candidate given this week’s match-up.

– Jarvis Landry WR – Landry had a big game with 10 receptions for 137 yards. With the RB situation in flux, there should be plenty of targets for the sure-handed Landry.

– Devante Parker WR – Parker tied Landry for the team lead with 13 targets. His talent plus this many opportunities should lead to big things for the young WR.

– Jordan Cameron TE – Cameron finally had a good game with a TD on 5 receptions and 49 yards. Cameron has always underperformed given his talent but he is a sneaky play in this offense against a bad D.

Others: Arian Foster is expected to miss several weeks with a pulled hammy. That leaves Jay Ajayi and Kenyon Drake as the RBs but neither is overwhelming. That said, you could do worse than betting on one of them against the Browns.

Jets

Week 2: @ Bills

Week 3: @ Chiefs

– Ryan Fitzpatrick QB – Fitz threw for a ton of yards and 1 TD. He should continue to produce and it is unlikely that Forte takes all the TDs in the future. That said, he has a tough match-up this week so it is better to look elsewhere.

– Matt Forte RB – Forte had a huge game with 3 TDs but given his past performances, that may be half of his season total. He would be a great sell-high candidate.

– Brandon Marshall WR – Marshall was able to play after what appeared to be a devastating knee injury. Marshall still got just over 100 yards and don’t put it past this warrior to play and produce next week as well.

– Eric Decker WR – Decker caught the lone passing TD and went well over 100 yards. If Marshall misses time, Decker looks like a true stud even against a tough opponent.

Others: Quincy Enunwa looks like a quality #3 WR and should definitely be owned if Marshall misses games.

Patriots

Week 2: vs. Dolphins

Week 3: vs. Texans (Thursday)

– Jimmy Garoppolo QB – Garoppolo was well on his way to another good game when he sprained his throwing shoulder. The he was not a good start option against this tough D anyway and will not play tonight. However, he could be a good play the following week against the Bills.

– LeGarrette Blount RB – Blount had a big game but will face a tougher opponent who will most likely gang up to stop the run with Garoppolo out. For any other team, Blount would still look like a decent start given the hurting QB situation but this sure seems like a spot where the evil genius that is Bill Belichick will do the completely unexpected.

– Julian Edelman WR – Edelman had a bunch of targets but lost the TDs to Danny Amendola. With Garoppolo out, avoid playing Edelman.

– Martellus Bennett TE – Bennett had a huge game but he is only a sure start if Gronk is still out. That said, it looks like Gronk will play so avoid using Bennett.

Others: Gronk is expecting to play and it is hard to bet against him. Otherwise it is best to avoid the pass-catchers on this team against a D that terrorizes any QB much less a rookie like Jacoby Brissett.

AFC South

Texans

Week 2: vs Chiefs

Week 3: @ Patriots

– Brock Osweiler QB – Os had a slow week with only 1 TD. He is not a fantasy starter until he proves his value.

– DeAndre Hopkins WR – Hopkins had a huge game with 1 TD and 113 yards. He should keep seeing a lot of targets and he is a must start next week @ the Patriots.

– Lamar MIller RB – Miller is the number #1 RB for the Texans and had another consistent week with 83 yards rushing. Keep him in your lineup.

– Will Fuller WR – Fuller had another surprising game this week with 104 yards. Look for him to keep putting up big yards next week.

Others: K Nick Novak came up big with 4 FG and the D had 4 turnovers.

Titans

Week 2: @ Lions

Week 3: vs. Raiders

– Marcus Mariota QB – Marcus came up with another good week with 2 TDs and 238 yards. Look for much of the same vs. the Raiders next week so he is not a great starter for week 3.

– DeMarco Murray RB – Murray is coming off another big week with 89 rushing yards and 56 receiving yards. He is a must start vs. the Raiders.

– Delanie Walker TE – Walker was able to have a decent week with 83 yards and 1 TD. He is a borderline starter next week.

Others: WRs Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe had slow weeks as both had under 50 yards receiving and no TDs. Look for their involvement to increase next week but they’re not worth starting

Jaguars

Week 2: @ Charges

Week 3: vs Ravens

– Blake Bortles QB – Bortles was able to have a good fantasy week with 329 yards and 2 TDs. He is a starter this week vs the Ravens.

– Allen Robinson WR – Robinson was a dud this week putting up just 54 yards. Look for him to have a bounce back game vs the Ravens but remains a borderline starter.

– Julius Thomas RB – Thomas was able to get 71 yards, not too good for fantasy owners. He should do better next week and is a starting TE.

Others: WR Allen Hurns and RB T.J. Yeldon did not do much this week. Hurns is a borderline starter and Yeldon is not a starter this week.  

Colts

Week 2: @ Broncos

Week 3: vs Chargers

– Andrew luck QB – Luck had no luck vs a tough Broncos D with 1 TD. Next week’s match-up is much better. Luck should be starting on fantasy teams.

– Frank Gore RB – With the run game struggling, Gore was able to have an okay week with a receiving TD. Gore is a borderline starter vs the Chargers.

– T.Y Hilton WR – Hilton was a bust this week but look for him to have a huge bounce back game vs the Chargers. Keep him in your lineup for this week.

Others: TE Dwayne Allen and WR Donte Moncrief did nothing this week. Look for them to have a better game next week and both remain borderline starters.

AFC West

Broncos

Week 2: vs. Colts

Week 3: @ Bengals

– Trevor Siemian QB – Siemian didn’t have a very impressive game against one of the worst Ds in football. There are far better options out there. Until Siemian shows us something or they put in Paxton Lynch, look elsewhere.

– C.J. Anderson RB – Anderson continued his productivity against a bad defense rushing 20 times for 74 yards and a TD. He also caught 3 balls for 19 yds. However CJ’s matchup is much tougher this week @ the Bengals.

– Demaryius Thomas WR – Thomas was 2nd on the team in targets with 7, catching 5 of them for 90 yds. DT’s longest reception was for 44 yards so he should continue to be targeted down the field.

– Emmanuel Sanders WR – Sanders had a team high 8 targets. However, he only caught 3 of them for 39 yds. He should continue to be a high volume, possession guy.

Others: The Broncos D should be owned and started in all leagues every week. They scored another TD in week 2 on a fumble return. The Broncos also sacked Andrew Luck 5 times and picked him off once. Another notable guy to watch is TE Virgil Green who caught all 3 of his targets for 46 yds.

Chargers

Week 2: vs. Jaguars

Week 3: @ Colts

– Philip Rivers QB – Rivers carved up the Jags defense in week 2 for 4 TDs. Look for Rivers to do more of the same in week 3 the Colts.

– Melvin Gordon RB – Gordon had another nice game in week 2 rushing for 102 yards and a TD and also catching 3 balls for 15 yards. With Danny Woodhead out for the year look for Gordon to be used more in the passing game.

– Travis Benjamin WR – Benjamin had his best game in a Charger uniform week 2 catching 6 balls for 115 yards and 2 TDs. The secondary for the Colts is without Vontae Davis so expect big numbers from Benjamin in week 3.

– Tyrell Williams WR – Williams went from no one knowing his name in week 1 to being one of the Chargers go-to guys in week 2. Williams is a big target and showed power and speed on his 44-yard TD. Williams had 6 targets, the same as Benjamin, in week 2 but only caught 3 of them for 61 yards and the TD. The Bolts have the best match up you could hope for playing the Colts week 3.

Others: TE Antonio Gates had 5 targets in week 2 and caught 3 of them for 15 yards and a TD. With Danny Woodhead out for the year, look for RB Kenneth Farrow to get some touches. Also, the team signed veteran 3rd down back Dexter McCluster on Tuesday. McCluster might have some value down the road as a pass catching back and kick returner.

Chiefs

Week 2: @ Texans

Week 3: vs. Jets

– Alex Smith QB – Smith didn’t have a very good game against the fierce pass rush of the Texans. He was sacked 4 times and lost 2 fumbles. It’s probably a good idea to avoid him until after their bye week 5 as their schedule should get easier then.

– Spencer Ware RB – In week 2, Ware had 57 yards rushing and 48 yards receiving but did not get into the end zone and he also lost a fumble. The Chiefs have another tough test in week 3 against the Jets and Jamal Charles is back so he is only worth starting in a pinch.

– Charcandrick West RB – West had 61 yards on 6 carries, a nice 10 yard average. However, he wasn’t targeted enough in the passing game to be efficient.

– Jeremy Maclin WR – Maclin caught 6 balls for 68 yards and will be the guy to get the most targets week in and week out. He is probably a WR3 or flex option against the Jets.

Others: TE Travis Kelce caught 5 out of his 7 targets for only 34 yds but still remains the best red zone target for the Chiefs.

 

Raiders

Week 2: vs. Falcons

Week 3: @ Titans

– Derek Carr QB – Carr looked good once again last week throwing for 299 yards and 3 TDs with no picks. He also rushed twice for 10 yds. All things point to him keeping this run of good play going in week 3 @ the Titans.

– Latavius Murray RB – Murray had a well-rounded game in the loss to the Falcons rushing 8 times for 57 yards and catching 6 balls for 44 yards.

– Amari Cooper WR – Cooper was the most targeted Raider on Sunday recording 9 targets and catching 5 of them for 71 yards. He looked really good running after the catch.

– Michael Crabtree WR – Crabtree only had 5 targets catching 4 of them for 31 yards and a TD. He looks to be Carr’s go-to-guy when the game is on the line.

Other: TE Clive Walford was second on the team in targets with 7, catching 6 of them for 51 yards and a TD. Walford seems to be very talented but just hasn’t put up the production to be trusted as a solid fantasy option. RB DeAndre Washington had one less carry than Murray producing 47 yards and he also caught 1 ball for 6 yards. The two backs should continue to share carries with the advantage going to Murray.

NFC North

Bears

Week 2: vs. Eagles

Week 3: @ Cowboys

– Jay Cutler QB – Cutler was 12 of 17 passing, for 157 yards and an INT. Cutler should not be on your fantasy roster as he is now also dealing with a thumb injury.

– Jeremy Langford RB – Langford rushed for 28 yards and a TD in an underwhelming performance against the Eagles. It’s hard to believe he will do less when they face the Cowboys in week 3.

– Alshon Jeffery WR – He caught 5 of 7 targets for 96 yards but didn’t find the end zone. He is the team’s #1 WR and will likely continue to lead the team in targets.

Others: Eddie Royal returned a punt 65 yards for a TD to go along with 4 catches and 52 yards.

Lions

Week 2: vs. Titans

Week 3: @ Packers

– Matthew Stafford QB – He threw for 260 yards with a TD. He had a bad INT to end the game but has looked solid aside from that. He should be started in most leagues.

– Theo Riddick RB – Riddick had 65 yards on 20 touches. Not a good outing but with the foot injury to Ameer Abdullah, Riddick could have more opportunities in the near future.

– Marvin Jones WR – Jones was thrown to 11 times and secured 8 of them for 118 yards. Jones continues to be a favorite target of Stafford and has looked better than Golden Tate thus far.

– Eric Ebron TE – He was held in check totaling 4 catches for 53 yards. Ebron caught a TD pass that was called back on a bad offensive pass-interference call. In 2 weeks Ebron has been a factor around the redzone.

Others: Ameer Abdullah had 38 yards before leaving with a foot injury and the exact injury is a bit unclear but it was enough to land him on IR. Anquan Boldin had 48 yards and a TD. He also had another TD called back on a penalty.

Packers

Week 2: @ Vikings

Week 3: vs. Lions

– Aaron Rodgers QB – A-Rod passed for 213 yards with a TD and an INT. Rodgers also had 3 fumbles on a bad night against a good defense. Look for Rodgers to get it going against the Lions next who will be without their best pass rusher, Ziggy Ansah.

– Eddie Lacy RB – Lacy carried 12 times for only 50 yards and has had a tough start to the season. Lacy should approach the 100 yard mark this week against the Lions defense.

– Jordy Nelson WR –  Nelson looked to be the best thing going for the Packers on Sunday. He had 5 catches for 73 yards and a TD. Nelson was part of a early tactic to go after Trae Waynes, and it worked.

Others: Randall Cobb caught 5 passes for 42 yards and Davante Adams had 3 catches for 26 yards, not impressive, but both players were tied for second on the team in targets behind Jordy.

Vikings

Week 2: vs. Packers

Week 3: @ Panthers

– Sam Bradford QB – In his Vikings debut, Bradford completed 22 passes for 286 yards and 2 TDs. He looked impressive leading the Vikings in a big division win against the Packers.

– Adrian Peterson RB – A.P. never got it going in this game either, totaling 19 yards on 12 carries. Peterson left the game in the 3rd quarter with what has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus. He had surgery that will keep him out the rest of the regular season.

– Stefon Diggs WR – Diggs had a coming-out party against a depleted Packers secondary. Diggs had 9 catches for 182 yards and a TD. Diggs will be the #1 target for Bradford but faces a tough match-up against the Panthers in week 3.

– Kyle Rudolph TE – The good news was Rudolph had 8 targets. The bad news, he only caught 3 of them. One of those was for a TD, however, and Rudolph looked to be on the same page as Bradford, so there’s that.

Others: Jerick McKinnon had no real stats to speak of against the Packers but figures to be a RB2 at best if A.P. can’t go on Sunday. The Vikings defense was solid again forcing 4 fumbles and gathering in 1 INT.

NFC East

Cowboys

Week 2: @ Skins

Week 3: vs. Bears

– Dak Prescott QB – Prescott had another solid week. He didn’t turn the ball over and got a rushing TD. Though he didn’t pass for any TDs he did have a good yardage day. Look for Prescott to keep making steady progress in the offense and he is a possible starter this week against a bad D.

– Ezekiel Elliott RB – Elliott fumbled twice in an otherwise solid week. A fumbling problem could be the one thing that slows the rookie down. Owners should have Morris already handcuffed and monitor the situation. Hopefully Elliott’s work ethic helps him get past this fumbling issue.

– Dez Bryant WR – Many experts were predicting another bad week for Bryant but his talent and a plethora of targets produced a solid week. Expect him to keep producing though it may be a bit inconsistent as Prescott learns the ropes.

– Alfred Morris RB – As stated earlier, grab Morris if you have Elliott. He sniped a TD and could become a factor if Elliott keeps putting the ball on the ground.

Others: WR Cole Beasley was targeted the second most on the team so is worth monitoring going into bye weeks. There was also some good news that QB Tony Romo could be back sooner than expected so if you need QB help, grab him up now.

Eagles

Week 2: @ Bears

Week 3: vs. Steelers

– Carson Wentz QB – The rook had a okay week. Like Prescott, he should continue to improve but will have ups and downs. Avoid playing him unless absolutely necessary for a bye fill-in.

– Ryan Mathews RB – Even with the Eagles leading for much of the game, Darren Sproles got more carries than Mathews. That’s not a good sign going forward.

– Jordan Matthews WR – Matthews led the team in all receiving categories except TDs. He is the only WR worth playing and is a borderline starter for fantasy teams.

Others: TE Zach Ertz missed the game with a rib injury. If he was cut in your league, pick him up on the cheap.

Giants

Week 2: vs. Saints

Week 3: vs. Skins

– Eli Manning QB – Manning threw for a ton of yards with no INTs but also no TDs. With a full, healthy stable of WRs, expect continued production.

– Odell Beckham, JR WR – OBJ had a mediocre game. The other WR talent around him should help draw coverages and open up the opportunity for big games down the road.

– Victor Cruz WR – Cruz seems to have most of his old explosiveness back. With OBJ now the main focus of Ds and Manning throwing a ton, Cruz is a legit starting option.

– Sterling Shepard WR – Shepard led the team in receiving yards and tied for second in targets – good signs for the rookie going forward.

Others: The RBs and TEs on this team are not that talented and are not the focus of this offense. Avoid them if at all possible.

Skins

Week 2: vs. Cowboys

Week 3: @ Giants

– Kirk Cousins QB – Cousins racked up a ton of yardage but remained inconsistent delivering the ball. His set of targets makes his upside still tantalizing but the Giants D looks improved so play another options if you have one this week.

– Matt Jones RB – Jones had a solid week with a good average per carry of 4.7 yards and a TD. Washington doesn’t seem interested in giving any other RBs many carries so he is still the man to own in this backfield, though not a good start this week.

– Jordan Reed TE – Reed was one off of the team lead for targets with 7 and should continue to be a top TE as long as he stays healthy.

– Jamison Crowder WR – Crowder had the most targets, the most catches and the only receiving TD. He doesn’t seem like the most talented WR on the team but he was the most productive.

Others: With Cousins still inconsistent, none of the receiving options was productive. Avoid starting Skins WRs until Cousins improves.

NFC South

Panthers

Week 2: vs 49ers

Week 3: vs Vikings

– Cam Newton QB – Newton had a huge bounce back week with 4 TDs. He has a much tougher week ahead vs. the Vikings but is still a starter.

– Greg Olsen TE – Olsen had a monster week with 1 TD and 122 yards. Don’t expect to see the same numbers next week but he is still a starting TE.

– Kelvin Benjamin WR – Benjamin came up with a big game – 2 TDs and 108 yards. He is a must start for every game.

– Fozzy Whittaker RB – With Jonathan Stewart going out hurt, Fozzy stepped up with a big game. However, don’t expect him to keep up that pace and don’t pick him up unless you’re desperate.

Falcons

Week 2: @ Raiders

Week 3: @ Saints

– Matt Ryan QB – Ryan had 300 plus yards again this week. Look for another high scoring week vs the Saints. If you need a starting QB, he is still available in a few leagues.

 Julio Jones WR – Jones had a big game and we can expect continued production from this stud. He is nicked up but expected to play.

– Devonta Freeman RB – Freeman had a much better week but he is splitting carries with Coleman. He is still a starter for now.

– Tevin Coleman RB – Coleman is getting more and more touches and is being used as a receiver. Look for another big week for him and look to start him this week if needed.

– Mohammed Sanu WR – Sanu was a dud this week but if Julio Jones is hurt for week 3, look for Sanu to have a big game

Saints

Week 2: @ Giants

Week 3: vs Falcons

– Drew Brees QB – Brees had an off week with just 1 TD to Willie Snead. Look for Brees to have a bounce back week vs. the Falcons.

– Mark Ingram RB – The saints did not have much of a running game this week but the it should pick up vs. the Falcons. Ingram is a must start.

– Willie Snead WR – Snead had the lone TD for the Saints. He still had a decent week so keep him in your lineup this week.

– Brandin Cooks WR – Cooks was okay this week and he should be a starter for the foreseeable future.

Buccaneers

Week 2: @ Panthers

Week 3: vs Rams

– Jameis Winston QB – Winston had a terrible week after blowing up last week. He has a better match-up this week but he is a borderline starter as he looks to be boom or bust.

– Mike Evans WR – Evans still managed to have a good week despite the 40-7 beat down. He will have a better matchup this week.

– Doug Martin RB – Martin did not do anything this week and to make things worse he left the game with an injury. He’s out for week 3 and beyond.

Others: RB Charles Sims, TE Austin Sefarian-Jenkins and WR Vincent Jackson did very little. But all should have a better matchup vs. the Rams and Sims becomes tha starting RB.

NFC West

49ers

Week 2: @ Panthers

Week 3: @ Seahawks

– Blaine Gabbert QB – Gabbert had a pretty decent game against a tough D in week 2. He went 17 for 36 with 254 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs. He also rushed 3 times for 10 yards and a TD. Chip Kelly is set on running the read option with Gabbert and Hyde which might give him some sneaky value if he can keep from turning the ball over.

– Carlos Hyde RB – Hyde had a below average week, rushing 14 times for 34 yards and catching 3 balls for 18 yards. Don’t expect too much out him again this week against a stout Seahawks D.

– Torrey Smith WR – Smith led the team in targets in week 2 with 10, catching 3 balls for 55 yards and a TD. It seems Smith is going to get the targets (6 in week 1) but the question is whether he can capitalize on them.

Other: TE Vance McDonald only had 2 targets against the Panthers but he made the most out of them by one housing one for 75 yards. WRs Jeremy Kerley and Quinton Patton both had 6 targets only catching 3 each, Kerley for 29 yards and Patton for 25 yards.

Cardinals

Week 2: vs. Buccaneers

Week 3: @ Bills

– Carson Palmer QB – Palmer did well against the Bucs in week 2 throwing for 308 yards and 3 TDs. Expect more of the same this week against a D that Ryan Fitzpatrick carved up last week.

– David Johnson RB – Johnson did most of his damage in the passing game, catching 3 balls for 98 yards but he also rushed for 45 yards on 12 carries. He is a solid start again this week.

– Larry Fitzgerald WR – Fitzgerald continues to defy father time, catching 6 balls for 81 yards and a TD. There might not be enough balls to go around in Arizona but Fitzgerald will get his every week.

– Jaron Brown WR – The Other Brown burned the Bucs defense for a 51-yard TD in week 2 and he also added a 27-yard catch. It seems to be a guessing game as to who makes the big plays in this offense week in and week out.

Other: RB Chris Johnson led the team with 16 carries for 54 yds and a TD in week 2. However, this was in blowout mode.  WRs Michael Floyd and John Brown combined to have 3 catches for 22 yards in week 2. Look for them to improve on those numbers.

Rams

Week 2: vs. Seahawks

Week 3: @ Buccaneers

– Case Keenum QB – Case managed an okay game, not turning the ball over but also not scoring any points. Basically what everyone expected him to do.

– Todd Gurley RB – Gurley had a very average game against a tough D, rushing 19 times for 51 yards. Look for him to start ramping it up next week against the Bucs.

– Kenny Britt WR – Britt had a nice game, catching 6 of his 10 targets for 94 yards. With teams loading the box to stop Gurley, look for Keenum to loosen them up by taking deep shots to Britt.

Other:  WR Tavon Austin had 9 targets in the passing game, catching only 5 of them for 50 yards. He also rushed twice for 6 yards.

Seahawks

Week 2: vs. Rams

Week 3: vs. 49ers

– Russell Wilson QB – Wilson’s offense has only scored 1 TD in 2 games so far this year. The Seahawks always seem to start off the season slow. Russell did throw for 254 yds and rushed for 14 more but his bum ankle might be taking away some of his value as a runner.

– Christine Michael RB – Michael had an okay day against the Rams week 2, rushing 10 times for 60 yards and catching 3 balls for 26 yards on 4 targets. With Thomas Rawls being banged up and ineffective, look for Michael to get the bulk of the carries.

– Tyler Lockett WR – Lockett produced 99 yards on 4 catches while being targeted 4 times. Tyler is the teams best down-field threat. If your league gets points for return yards he has some added value.

Others: RB Thomas Rawls was a non-factor or more precisely a negative factor rushing 7 times for -7 yards. He was also out played by Michael for the second week in a row. WR Paul Richardson led the team in targets with 6, catching half of them for 35 yards, for whatever that’s worth. Also, TE Jimmy Graham showed signs of life, catching 3 of his 4 targets for 42 yds.

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2 thoughts on “Fantasy Football Look Back To Look Forward: Week 2-3

  1. Nice write up guys. It gives me a little bit of hope that my 0-2 start won’t end up being just a donation to guys in my league…

    I own Sammy Watkins, who you say is probably not a good play this week but my only bench WR is John Brown who has been bad too… Is there anyone that I should pick up and play this week that should give me better production than Brown and watkins, and is most likely available in standard 10 team leagues
    Thanks yo!

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  2. Kenny Britt and Tajae Sharpe have great match-ups this week and the talent to exploit them. I have always been a Britt fan but Sharpe has the better QB and the best possible match-up against Oakland who has given up the most passing yards and tied for most TDs.

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