Fantasy Soccer Week 2 Stealing Indicators: Waiver targets, change candidates, and numbers to know for every game – CBS Sports
More Week 2 Reactions Week 3 Early WaiversWeek 2 Winners and LosersWeek 2 Believe It or NotSteelers all lose if they lose Big BenThe second data point is always more interesting than the first.  If a player's Week 2 stat line doesn't agree with his Week 1 output, understanding why is integral. Rookies T.J. Hockenson…

The 2nd records level is ceaselessly extra attention-grabbing than the most major. 

If a participant’s Week 2 stat line does no longer agree alongside with his Week 1 output, working out why is integral. Inexperienced persons T.J. Hockenson and Josh Jacobs went from mountainous debuts to quieter Week 2 performances. Where attain their rest of season expectations sit down?

When Week 2 backs up Week 1, we thoroughly would possibly presumably presumably very well be seeing the commence of a trend — Lamar Jackson wants to be shut to the cease of every and every rest of season quarterback ranking. But that is not any longer assured, as we’re silent facing a indubitably little sample — T.Y. Hilton and Derrick Henry every backed up two-touchdown Week 1 performances with one other in Week 2, but the tempo of their offenses adds a layer of self-discipline.

We moreover had accidents, at the side of important ones for two franchise quarterbacks and mature Properly-organized Bowl champions, which topic no longer factual for these that drafted Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger but moreover the potential place gamers on each and every of their offenses. 

It be lots to form out, so let’s strive in opposition to by intention of it game by game. For Week 2, I’ll reference the Week 1 article liberally. Right here is not any longer meant to be a victory lap or condemnation but a reference level that can enable us to duvet extra ground as an different of repeat facets. 

Knowledge is on the total courtesy of Knowledgeable Soccer Reference, RotoViz, the RotoGrinders Top rate Utilization App, airyards.com. Always feel free to hit me up on Twitter @YardsPerGretch with any questions about one thing I lined or to inquire my thoughts on one thing I glossed over. That’s a couple of of my favorite feedback, because or no longer it’s typically one thing I’ve skipped over. Shout out to the followers who illustrious Rashard Higgins’ injury and Devonta Freeman’s fumble costing him some snaps in Week 1.

Listed below are some important statistical acronyms to know for Stealing Indicators:

Green Zone – Throughout the opponent’s 10-yard line.

HVT – Excessive-Mark Touches: for operating backs, all receptions and all touches inside the 10 yard line. 

TRAP – Trivial Stride Strive Share: for operating backs, the share of all touches which would possibly be no longer excessive-charge touches. Staunch by intention of the last 5 seasons league-large, seventy five.1% of touches weren’t excessive-charge. When an particular person participant has a rate elevated than this, his workload is gap; lower indicates a higher probability for Fantasy success.

WOPR – Weighted Opportunity Ranking: a metric created by Josh Hermsmeyer, it balances team share of targets and team share of air yards. On legend of a participant’s WOPR is a share of his team’s total different, or no longer it is major to place in thoughts team volume as additional context. 

RACR – Receiver Air Conversion Ratio: moreover created by Hermsmeyer, RACR is calculated as whole receiving yards divided by whole air yards. Akin to yards per reception or yards per target, but per air yard as an different.

Week 2

Week 2

Buccaneers 20 – Panthers 14

Thursday Night Soccer had a couple of stars, but a long way extra duds. Whereas the over/beneath fell in reach of kickoff Thursday, it silent closed at 48 facets. Six self-discipline targets saved it two touchdowns petrified of that number.

Let’s commence with the Buccaneers passing game, where Mike Evans and O.J. Howard were moderate and major disappointments, but Chris Godwin all yet again looked esteem a megastar in the Bruce Arians slot role. There’s no longer any longer worthy to issue on Godwin, who is converting a solid different share into masses of Fantasy scoring by intention of two weeks.

Evans is not any longer, but he moreover entered the season with a sickness that or no longer it’s exhausting to be conscious of he was once absolutely over on a temporary week. More notably, Evans has considered factual volume and factual been inefficient. Thru two weeks, Evans and Godwin fill on the subject of an analogous WOPRs, with Godwin having the elevated target share but Evans seeing a long way extra air yards. Right here is indubitably what we expected; the variation in manufacturing is merely effectivity. 

Evans’ RACR by intention of two weeks is zero.38, that methodology he’s transformed 38% of his air yards into receiving yards. His profession RACR is zero.fifty seven, and he’s by no methodology been beneath zero.5 in a season. So by intention of two weeks, the amount is there, but he’s been no longer much less than 30 or forty receiving yards petrified of his conventional effectivity. He’s moreover failed to safe the cease zone, despite a shut to miss when focused there in Week 2. He’ll be beautiful as he will get more healthy.

O.J. Howard is a higher self-discipline. Howard noticed zero targets in Week 2, even though he had a favor negated by a questionable offensive pass interference. Interestingly, Howard’s role expanded in Week 2. In Week 1, Howard ran a route on factual 55% of Jameis Winston’s dropbacks, but he was once up to a advantageous sixty 9% in Week 2. In the intervening time, Cameron Brate was once at 48% in Week 1 but fell to 31% in Week 2. 

Howard’s no longer somebody to drop, as in 10 video games last twelve months he had each and every a zero-favor and one-game game and silent done in the cease six in each and every PPR and non-PPR facets per game. Even with Brate eager, Howard must silent silent fill some splash effectivity video games. 

Howard merely hasn’t considered many downfield targets yet, as his aDOT in each and every 2017 and 2018 were well into the double-digits, but his early-season aDOT in 2019 sits at 5.Eight. A temporary completion to Cameron Brate on the most major play after the two-minute warning of the most major half is a colossal example of the targets that haven’t been there. 

The protection had a single excessive safety and he regarded nowhere shut to Howard’s seam route, which can fill meant a 25-yard touchdown. Winston chose to fireside the ball to Brate beneath to convert the most major down. The most major there would possibly be Howard is silent operating the downfield routes that helped create him so efficient on restricted volume to this level in his profession.

Peyton Barber absolutely looked spry on a couple of performs, speeding for between 12 and 16 yards on three of his carries, at the side of his touchdown flee. He had factual one excessive-charge contact on 24 whole touches, and even with these splash performs he silent averaged Three.6 yards per elevate. Ronald Jones all yet again appears buried; he noticed factual four urge attempts and barely played. Dare Ogunbowale all yet again played on zero.33 downs. Barber couldn’t rack up 20-plus carries most weeks and does no longer fill a passing game role or worthy explosion as a participant, so he isn’t any longer a in fact helpful play going forward. Jones is support to a prolonged-time interval stash till we find him on the self-discipline, but he isn’t any longer an auto-drop factual because he had a thrilling Week 1 and then didn’t bag worthy scurry in Week 2 after reports he would. You didn’t draft him to be a broad September contributor.

On the Panthers‘ aspect, there would possibly be motive to distress about Cam Newton. To begin with, Newton is not always speeding, one thing that vastly hinders his Fantasy ceiling. Secondly, whereas Newton absolutely had the rate on several throws, his accuracy does no longer seem like there. Whether or no longer that is associated to his offseason shoulder surgical operation is unclear, but Newton has absolutely had sinful accuracy video games previously and been ready to soar support, so the hope is that occurs right here. His 48% completion rate is well beneath any season of his profession and namely his sixty eight% model last season. 

One creep was once Newton was once bright to push the ball downfield a long way extra typically in Week 2 (which is moreover seemingly why his accuracy points stood out, as these are extra refined throws). The depth of throws was once safe for Curtis Samuel, who noticed thirteen targets and a broad 234 air yards (18.zero aDOT), extra air yards than any participant in Week 1. D.J. Moore moreover noticed mountainous volume, catching 9 of 14 targets for 89 yards. His targets are extra of the possession selection, at an aDOT of Eight.5. 

Each and every would possibly presumably presumably fill frankly been somewhat lots extra productive than they were if Newton were quite extra appropriate. Each and every receivers seem locked into mountainous roles, as does Greg Olsen, who finally led the team in receiving with a 9-6-110 line despite a questionable mark coming in. 

Christian McCaffrey silent played his on the total colossal snap piece, but the Panthers perceived to game idea away from him some, which in all likelihood is ideal given or no longer it’s simplest Week 2 and he had 29 touches in Week 1. Chalk it up to a temporary week and a desire to engage this game different routes; I inquire this to be among the bottom Fantasy outputs of McCaffrey’s season.

  • Signal: Cam Newton — lack of speeding; Mike Evans — masses of air yards; D.J. Moore/Curtis Samuel — mountainous roles
  • Noise: Cam Newton — Fifty one pass attempts; Christian McCaffrey — 2 receptions; O.J. Howard — zero receptions; Peyton Barber — 24 touches (script-associated)

Week 2

Ravens 23 – Cardinals 17

  • Snap notes: Marquise Brown – sixty 5% (+forty seven%), Trace Ingram – Fifty eight% (+26%), Gus Edwards – 20% (-18%), Justice Hill – 20% (-10%), Damiere Byrd – ninety three% (+5%), KeeSean Johnson – 32% (-44%), Michael Crabtree – 32% (+32%), David Johnson – 60% (-26%), Race Edmonds – forty% (+29%)
  • Key stat: Marquise Brown – 37 routes (eighty four% of dropbacks)

A thrilling matchup of younger dual-menace quarterbacks on paper, the Ravens and Cardinals didn’t disappoint in Week 2. Let’s commence with Lamar Jackson, who backed up his solid Week 1 passing efficiency with one other highly efficient time out but moreover opened things up alongside with his legs after factual six speeding yards in Week 1. Jackson received a hundred and twenty yards on the bottom on 16 carries, and the potential to publish 12 Fantasy facets earlier than even brooding about passing stats is precisely what makes him a cheat code for Fantasy. As I acknowledged in the intro, he’s a locked-in high-three Fantasy quarterback.

Marquise Brown’s colossal manufacturing on restricted snaps was once a indubitably important Week 1 records level, but or no longer it’s out the window entirely now. Brown ran a team-excessive 37 routes and noticed thirteen targets and 149 air yards, posting the sixth-perfect WOPR in Week 2. He’s a must-commence in Week Three in opposition to the Chiefs.

The different large receivers are much less fundamental each and every for the reason that team rotated and since Jackson persevered his desire for the tight cease place, focusing on Trace Andrews 9 cases for an Eight-112-1 line and throwing a further four passes towards Nick Boyle and Hayden Hurst, with Hurst being the recipient on Jackson’s 2nd touchdown pass. It be very clearly Andrews and Brown as the pass-catchers to fill right here; no other Raven had higher than three targets in Week 2, and thru two weeks it goes Brown as the team leader with 18, Andrews with 17 and no one else with higher than six.

Trace Ingram obtained banged up and didn’t play a paunchy slate of snaps, making it the total extra fundamental his snap share rose considerably. The scarcity of RB targets is silent a self-discipline, and whereas Ingram was once efficient alongside with his two chances and posted a 2-30 receiving line, two targets is not any longer sufficient to publish mountainous Fantasy weeks in the contemporary NFL, especially when your quarterback would possibly presumably presumably out-elevate you as Jackson did in Week 2. Ingram’s silent a promote for me given underwhelming manufacturing even with the offense rolling. Justice Hill is value conserving on condition that whereas his snaps dipped, they didn’t dip as worthy as Gus Edwards’ did, and he’s silent the most proficient backup right here. 

Whereas Jackson was once colossal, Kyler Murray wasn’t a long way off. Enjoying on the avenue in opposition to a fearsome Ravens protection, Murray was once very efficient as a passer, namely early. Murray’s lack of speeding manufacturing by intention of two video games is a minute irregular given he ran for over 1,000 yards in college, but his upside is not any longer too dissimilar from Jackson’s if the speeding materializes given he threw for 349 yards in a avenue game at Baltimore. He’s a colossal man to middle of attention on while you occur to’ll be ready to atomize him given he didn’t fabricate any touchdowns in Week 2. 

A mountainous motive in the support of that was once Kliff Kingsbury’s unwillingness to bound for it on fourth down inside the 5 yard line three separate cases. Let’s hope he learns from that, because it wasn’t colossal for Fantasy.

The passing game was once extra concentrated in Week 2, and in ways shall we inquire. Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk dominated the targets and air yards and each and every posted a hundred-yard days. We talked referring to the excessive rate of four-large fashions last week, and in Week 2 that persevered, even though the having fun with time shifted. Damiere Byrd was once the sure No. Three, having fun with ninety three% of the snaps, whereas KeeSean Johnson gave up a appreciable different of snaps to Michael Crabtree as the two shatter up the fourth large receiver role. If you added Johnson in deeper leagues last week esteem I did, he’s droppable, but that would possibly presumably presumably very well be a lisp to video display given what number of snaps and routes would possibly be found in for large receivers on this offense total.

David Johnson suffered an injury to the an analogous surgically-repaired wrist that lower quick his 2017 season, and the team was once understandably cautious. Johnson did return and scored a temporary touchdown after the injury, but Race Edmonds played a forty% snap share per week after having fun with factual Eleven%. The Cardinals were in a pass-heavy script and totaled factual eight operating support rushes, with Johnson taking seven. Johnson moreover had factual one favor, but that is in all likelihood to be expected given the injury was once to his wrist. 

I’m no longer too excited by Johnson’s utilization or lack of yardage on this one, and am comfy he obtained out of this without a first-rate injury. That would possibly be one thing to video display in the arrival days.

  • Signal: Marquise Brown — paunchy-time participant; Kyler Murray — solid passing effectivity in a fancy avenue matchup (go the dearth of touchdowns)
  • Noise: David Johnson — lack of touches, manufacturing (injury-associated, refined matchup) 

Week 2

Colts 19 – Titans 17

  • Snap Notes: Deon Cain – forty six% (+29%), Zach Pascal – 44% (+7%), Chester Rogers – forty% (+zero%), Parris Campbell – 25% (-four%), Derrick Henry – 50% (-Eleven%), Dion Lewis – 50% (+9%)
  • Key Stats: Marlon Mack – ninety five.7% TRAP; Derrick Henry – 83.Eight% TRAP (historical moderate – seventy five.1%)

Offensively, the Colts and Titans fill loads of similarities factual now. We talked last week about how the Colts stuck to the flee game even in a negative script, and thru two weeks, each and every teams are among the league’s flee-heaviest in neutral eventualities.  

That was once problematic for lots of the passing-game alternate choices on this one. Jacoby Brissett did throw three touchdowns for the Colts, which helped one of the crucial Fantasy totals on their aspect. Eric Ebron scored on a shovel pass on the most major power, place up by a prolonged defensive pass interference drawn by Deon Cain. Ebron is silent a touchdown-dependent crimson zone weapon who is startable in a pinch. 

Closing week we talked about there would possibly presumably presumably very well be several receivers rotating in the support of T.Y. Hilton with Devin Funchess out, and all four all yet again played moderate snaps, even though it was once advantageous to find Cain bag that deep scrutinize. Parris Campbell scored but ran routes on factual 31% of dropbacks, whereas Cain was once 2nd on the team with routes on 60% of dropbacks but was once officially focused factual once and didn’t fill a favor. 

It be conceivable the offense will start up quite, because Brissett absolutely appears to be to be like better than he did in 2017, as we expected. But given the offense’s flee lean factual now, the secondary alternate choices are no longer colossal bets. Brissett has factual 336 passing yards by intention of two video games, despite the Colts trailing for important portions of every and every. 

Hilton is not any longer immune to those offensive concerns, and it took a leisurely bound-ahead touchdown to publish a 6-four-43-1 line. He now has three rankings in two video games and whereas I would possibly presumably presumably well no longer give him away for factual one thing, I would possibly presumably presumably well esteem to replace him in leagues where my opponents overvalue touchdowns. 

Tennessee has identical concerns, and on the subject of as many alternate choices in the passing game. Corey Davis played better, and caught a pass down inside the 5 that place up a temporary Derrick Henry touchdown, but the total lack of passing meant a mediocre 5-Three-38 line. He was once the simplest Titans participant to play higher than 60% of the snaps or flee a route on higher than two-thirds of dropbacks, but he’s sadly droppable in shallower codecs.

A.J. Brown went 5-Three-25 and silent appears to be to be like esteem a megastar in the making, but simplest ran a route on Forty 9% of dropbacks. Volume is the most major crimson flag on his profile. Adam Humphries caught two quick passes and took a urge attempt for a filled with zero yards. All three of these receivers were in the support of Delanie Walker in Week 2 targets and manufacturing. Walker does scrutinize wholesome, and of Tennessee’s pass-catchers he’s the one I’m most bright to roster, but the Titans fill thrown factual 52 passes by intention of two weeks and fill too many alternate choices for any of them to be fixed Fantasy producers at that volume. It does no longer merit that a kind out eligible caught a touchdown in Week 2.

The operating eventualities are very identical for these two teams, besides. Each and every operating backs are no longer as occupied with the passing game as we would esteem to find, but fill masses of doable to publish stable speeding effectivity and ranking on the bottom any given week. Unfortunately, that factual does no longer create monster Fantasy upside. 

It was once advantageous to find Marlon Mack flee a route on Fifty one% of Brissett’s dropbacks and bag focused three cases, his first three of the twelve months. But his snaps dipped quite as Jordan Wilkins mixed in, and Wilkins ripped off a 55-yard flee and done with eighty two speeding yards on factual 5 carries when put next with Mack’s Fifty one on 20 totes, so it wouldn’t be favorable to find Wilkins bag one other handful of opportunities next week. 

Derrick Henry was once moreover focused three cases, but had a sinful drop on an outlet pass early in the game and Dion Lewis damage up operating higher than double the routes Henry did, pushing the snap shatter up to exactly 50/50. One in every of Henry’s other targets came on a designed display conceal play, which is how he obtained free for a prolonged touchdown reception in Week 1. But given he isn’t any longer operating many routes, these targets would possibly presumably presumably dry up rapid, and 5 by intention of two video games is not any longer what we would esteem to find anyway. 

All urged, Mack has factual two excessive-charge touches out of a whopping forty seven whole by intention of two video games. Henry has factual six excessive-charge touches out of 37 whole touches, and he’s now scored on three of them, which is classic overperformance to the factual charge of his role. Whereas we know each and every gamers can hit residence runs, they’ll fill some dud video games going forward if things originate no longer commerce (Mack already did in Week 2).   

  • Signal: Colts/Titans — flee-first offenses; Marlon Mack/Derrick Henry — TRAPy workloads; Colts/Titans — masses of receiving alternate choices, no longer sufficient volume to bound around
  • Noise: Derrick Henry/T.Y. Hilton — three touchdowns apiece by intention of two video games (no longer entirely noise, but creates a doable promote excessive lisp)

Week 2

Bills 28 – Giants 14

  • Snap Notes: John Brown – Seventy 9% (-6%), Frank Gore – Fifty 9% (+30%), Devin Singletary – 33% (-35%), Saquon Barkley – 87% (+Eight%), Evan Engram – Seventy 9% (+Three%), Cody Latimer – fifty seven% (-31%)
  • Key Stat: John Brown – Eight targets, 110 air yards

It be Week 2 and I’m already coming staunch by intention of video games I wish I would possibly presumably presumably factual skip. Let’s create this like a flash.

John Brown posted a stable Eight-7-72 line, but or no longer it’s the one incomplete target that is the narrative. Brown obtained in the support of the protection and must silent fill had a prolonged touchdown, but Josh Allen overthrew him. He’ll clearly continue to bag masses of targets, and or no longer it’s absolutely a advantageous that he silent posted a respectable line (with factual effectivity total) despite Allen’s inconsistency.

Assorted than that throw, Allen played thoroughly. He scored on a designed flee, and the Cam Newton comps were staunch by intention of Twitter. It be no longer the worst comp in the enviornment, especially brooding about Allen is now up to 10 speeding touchdowns in 14 profession video games, a rate we’ve simplest ever indubitably considered from Newton among the league’s quarterbacks. 

Zay Jones played extra in Week 2 and Cole Beasley played quite much less, even though Beasley did lead the team in receiving yardage with 83 on four targets due to a Fifty one-yard play. Isaiah McKenzie and Robert Foster moreover obtained some flee. Inexperienced persons Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney are rotating with feeble Tyler Kroft at tight cease. Witness, you are no longer having fun with any of these guys. John Brown is the simplest passing-game possibility right here.

Devin Singletary looked indubitably factual, posting fifty seven speeding yards and a ranking on factual six carries, but Frank Gore was once intently eager at some level of, because we cannot fill advantageous things. To have the ability to add injury to insult, Singletary came up with a hamstring lisp in the fourth quarter. I originate no longer care that Frank Gore rushed 19 cases for sixty eight yards and a ranking and moreover caught two passes — I’ll turn this bus around and cease your precious minute self-discipline scurry earlier than I like to recommend starting a 36-twelve months-feeble operating support. If Singletary’s out prolonged and besides you are in dire straits, bound bag T.J. Yeldon. He’d be extra susceptible to favor passes anyway.

If it appears esteem I even fill disdain for the Bills, I nearly absolutely fill extra for the Giants. A minimal of they came out and ran the ball 5 straight cases on their first power; Saquon Barkley was once at four-55-1 speeding with 12:36 to bound in the most major quarter. After two three-and-outs, Eli Manning obtained his first completion on the team’s fourth power. They ran four performs on that power but did bag a first-rate down! 

Finally, the total pass-catchers were damage or suspended. Bennie Fowler led the team with 10 targets, adopted by Evan Engram with eight and Barkley with seven, even though sources that originate no longer count uncatchable passes as targets will credit ranking Barkley with fewer. Eli spiked no longer much less than one at Barkley’s toes and had one other tipped at the road, that I noticed. Barkley did bound over a hundred yards speeding but his whole of 107 feels quite disappointing after the quick commence. He’s having to attain lots with speeding effectivity as he has negative-5 air yards to this level; getting focused in the support of the road of scrimmage is hurting his potential to publish stable receiving yardage. His seven receptions by intention of two video games are moreover off the 5.7 he averaged per game last twelve months. 

Engram caught six balls for 48 yards, and whereas we expected masses of targets and in all likelihood extra manufacturing, that has to feel somewhat OK given the team cases. 

Pat Shurmur — please factual commence Daniel Jones so this offense has a gamble at some life.  

  • Signal: John Brown — simplest viable receiving (and presumably potential place) possibility on the Bills
  • Noise: Bennie Fowler — 10 targets (somebody needed to bag them with the total gamers missing)

Week 2

49ers forty one – Bengals 17

  • Snap Notes: Dante Pettis – Forty 9% (+forty six%), Raheem Mostert – forty seven% (+17%), Matt Breida – 29% (-14%), Jeff Wilson – 21% (+21%), C.J. Uzomah – 60% (-Eleven%), Tyler Eifert – 27% (-22%), Drew Sample – 27% (+23%) 
  • Key Stat: Deebo Samuel – 7 targets, 2 urge attempts on factual 29 snaps

From a Fantasy level of view, this game was once dominated by Kyle Shanahan, whose system has been known to fabricate otherworldly operating support numbers and didn’t disappoint right here. Unfortunately for Fantasy, these numbers were unfolded among three gamers.

No topic what the snap shares insist — they continuously favor to be all in favour of a grain of salt in blowouts — Matt Breida was once the lead, and looked very factual on the bottom with 121 yards on 12 rushes, at the side of a highlight 32-yard atomize he perceived to create from nothing. 

But he moreover obtained factual one excessive-charge contact, a reception on his lone target, whereas Raheem Mostert had four HVT and Jeff Wilson three. Mostert’s excessive-charge touches were three receptions and a elevate from the three-yard line, whereas Wilson didn’t file a favor but carried from inside the 10 three cases, scoring twice. 

But some of this rotation was once due to the blowout scoreline — Breida didn’t file a contact in the fourth quarter, whereas seven of Wilson’s 10 touches came in the last interval and Mostert played at some level of. Wilson did sub in for two quick-yardage carries in the 2nd quarter, finishing off the power where Breida made the above mountainous play. That would possibly presumably presumably had been to give Breida a breather, or it would possibly presumably presumably had been a mark of explicit crimson zone utilization. Wilson’s 2nd ranking came after Breida had left the game for factual, even though.

Mostert ran 14 routes to Breida’s seven, catching a 39-yard touchdown in the most major quarter. All urged, the three backs blended for 35 carries, four receptions, 315 whole yards and three touchdowns. Going forward, I would possibly presumably presumably well inquire Breida to lead a committee with Mostert in all likelihood seeing extra passing-game work. 

George Kittle was once much less active in the passing game in Week 2, but silent very efficient, catching all three targets he noticed for 50 four yards. Be acutely conscious, he had two touchdowns known as support in Week 1. There’s nothing to distress about there, but it did start up some targets for Dant… haha, no. Dante Pettis threw a pass but wasn’t focused, even though he did play extra snaps this week!

It was once Deebo Samuel and Marquise Goodwin who started and were the very best seemingly receivers. Goodwin caught an early touchdown and done with a Three-77-1 line on three targets, whereas Samuel was once the highlight, catching 5 of seven targets for 87 yards and a ranking. He moreover obtained two urge attempts, and was once very eager given the 49ers didn’t fill to throw a ton and moreover perceived to rotate gamers when the game obtained out of hand — simplest Kittle played a snap share over Fifty one%. He’s a colossal waiver target that would possibly presumably presumably bound beneath the radar quite. 

For the Bengals, it wasn’t a colossal game. We knew Joe Mixon wasn’t wholesome, and his stat line confirmed it. He did rack up six excessive-charge touches with three receptions and three consecutive urge attempts from the 5-, Three- and 1-yard traces, but wasn’t ready to ranking.

Tyler Boyd saved showing off his target hog ways with a 10-10-122 line, whereas John Ross was once largely aloof set up for a advantageous favor-and-flee on a temporary slant he was once ready to change into a 34-yard atomize… till he moreover added a sixty six-yard touchdown with beneath a minute left, all yet again on a favor-and-flee. Ross damage up with 112 receiving yards on four catches, and 88 of these yards came after the favor.

If you’re skittish Ross cannot protect his ridiculous touchdown rate, place in thoughts his college stats weren’t worthy masses of than what he’s accomplished at the NFL level to this level. 

Ross is well going to regress from his first two stat traces, but he’s a stable wager to protect making performs all twelve months prolonged now that he’s an every-down participant and clearly a indubitably important fragment of the offense.

Tyler Eifert moreover scored, but C.J. Uzomah led the place in snaps all yet again and rookie Drew Sample obtained some having fun with time, even though each and every of his catches came leisurely in the fourth quarter. Aloof, Eifert is largely a fragment-time participant and no longer a Fantasy possibility despite seemingly crimson zone-heavy utilization. 

Andy Dalton, meanwhile, is a Fantasy possibility. His day was once absolutely elevated by the leisurely Ross ranking, but with the weapons he has around him, he’s without be troubled on the streaming radar. 

  • Signal: Deebo Samuel — 49ers WR to middle of attention on; Matt Breida — lead support; Raheem Mostert — passing downs support; Jeff Wilson — largely played in rubbish time, but presumably has a crimson zone role
  • Noise: Tyler Eifert — scored a touchdown (simplest ran a route on 23% of dropbacks); Joe Mixon — chalk up no longer much less than some of his miserable line to his injury

Week 2

Seahawks 28 – Steelers 26

  • Snap Notes: D.K. Metcalf – 89% (+Eleven%), Chris Carson – fifty four% (-22%), Rashaad Penny – 33% (+6%), C.J. Prosise – thirteen% (+thirteen%), Will Dissly – Fifty 9% (+Eight%), James Washington – 60% (+Eight%), Diontae Johnson – forty seven% (+Eleven%), Donte Moncrief – 32% (-Fifty eight%), Vance McDonald – ninety one% (+19%)
  • Key Stat: Tyler Lockett – 12 targets, 6.Eight aDOT

The mountainous records right here is clearly Roethlisberger’s injury, as he’s place to endure surgical operation and omit the the rest of the season. James Conner moreover suffered an injury, but that does no longer seem like serious. Without Roethlisberger, each person in the Steelers offense takes a huge hit, no longer much less than in phrases of unique charge. 

Mason Rudolph will snatch over, and Rudolph played well each and every in the 2nd half Week 2 and thru the preseason, when he executed sixty 5.1% of his 43 pass attempts for an excellent Eight.Three yards per attempt (368 yards whole) and four touchdowns with one interception. He confirmed a solid reference to mature Oklahoma Advise teammate James Washington, and their connection makes Washington a indubitably intriguing waiver possibility.

Washington caught factual two of three targets for 23 yards in Week 2, but he did play extra snaps as Donte Moncrief fell fully out of desire. Due to a indubitably miserable Week 1, Moncrief went from routes on Ninety% of dropbacks in Week 1 to factual 31% in Week 2, and wants to be lower in most leagues. Washington and rookie Diontae Johnson were the Nos. 2 and Three in Week 2, and aside from his historical past with Rudolph, Washington is terribly intriguing thanks to a deep role that meant the zero.33 most air yards in the NFL in Week 1. Johnson is extra of a find listing man and add in deeper codecs, but moreover has doable given the dearth of receiving threats on this offense. 

JuJu Smith-Schuster is clearly the No. 1, and had one other ho-hum day, but obviously Roethlisberger’s injury didn’t merit. JuJu took quite to bag going in the most major half whereas Roethlisberger was once silent in the game, but he had two targets and a favor negated by penalty and moreover caught an cease zone target out of bounds, so or no longer it’s no longer any longer esteem he was once invisible. He done with an Eight-5-eighty four line, but will snatch a fairly important hit if the Steelers bound extra flee-heavy without Roethlisberger. A mountainous motive to esteem JuJu this twelve months was once his huge target ceiling in a pass-comfy offense. Aloof, JuJu can ball, and he isn’t any longer going to go.

The Steelers threw masses in the 2nd half Week 2, but were trailing and moreover misplaced Conner. This would presumably presumably be attention-grabbing to video display how the offense evolves without Roethlisberger, but on the total coaches are extra conservative with younger quarterbacks.

Vance McDonald played extra snaps in Week 2 and paid off with two touchdowns — each and every from Rudolph — on seven targets. We’ll fill to wait on and find on Conner’s injury place, but he’s seemingly in line for a mountainous workload when wholesome given the quarterback commerce. Jaylen Samuels looked very factual in support of Conner and wants to be owned in all leagues. Benny Snell moreover ripped off a advantageous flee but has played factual two snaps by intention of two weeks; Samuels appears to be to be like esteem the sure handcuff to middle of attention on. 

Tyler Lockett noticed 12 targets and notably at an aDOT of factual 6.Eight. Right here’s a colossal mark for his charge after factual two targets in Week 1, namely because for him to snatch a target jump this twelve months he wished to find extra quick and intermediate passes. That’s what his whole game was once in Week 2; by comparison, his 2018 aDOT was once thirteen.6 and his two targets in Week 1 were each and every downfield appears to be to be like, ensuing in a 34.zero aDOT. These deep images will silent be there for Lockett, but now we’ve confirmation he can rack up quick field targets, too.

D.K. Metcalf caught his first profession touchdown and noticed seven targets and a team-excessive 113 air yards. Each and every Metcalf and Lockett ran routes on ninety eight% of Russell Wilson’s dropbacks, and are the sure high two receiving alternate choices on this offense. Will Dissly scored twice, but he and Nick Vannett shatter up the tight cease routes. Dissly obtained off to a colossal commence in 2018 earlier than a season-ending knee injury, and is indubitably a deeper tight cease possibility, but factual display that he’s splitting reps.

Chris Carson misplaced two extra fumbles after shedding one in Week 1, and whereas the Seahawks indubitably seem to esteem him and desire him to be the actual person, they did snatch scurry. Carson’s snap share was once 22 percentage facets lower in Week 2 than Week 1, and given Rashaad Penny answered the bell with a 37-yard touchdown flee, or no longer it’s conceivable we would possibly presumably presumably find extra of a shatter up going forward. 

Critically of display was once Carson operating routes on factual forty one% of dropbacks after Seventy one% in Week 1. Penny obtained out in 12 routes to Carson’s 17, whereas C.J. Prosise was once moreover occupied with the passing game, operating six routes. 

  • Signal: Tyler Lockett — no longer factual a deep menace; Chris Carson — fumblitis, lose some having fun with time; Donte Moncrief — misplaced important having fun with time
  • Noise: Pittsburgh — pass-heavy offense we’ve considered with Ben Roethlisberger over the past few seasons (we factual originate no longer know what to await)

Week 2

Texans thirteen – Jaguars 12

  • Snap Notes: Carlos Hyde – sixty one% (+25%), Duke Johnson – 39% (-25%), Will Fuller – ninety one% (-6%), Keke Coutee – 44% (+44%), Kenny Stills – 38% (-four%), Leonard Fournette – Ninety seven% (+Eleven%), Dede Westbrook – 87% (+four%), Chris Conley – Eighty five% (+9%), D.J. Chark – eighty two% (+Eleven%)
  • Key Stat: Houston – 263 whole yards

Houston and Jacksonville became an spirited game leisurely, but for the most major three quarters it was once remarkably dumb. The Jaguars did a factual job limiting Deshaun Watson and the Texans passing game, and Houston was once dispute leaning on Carlos Hyde. On the opposite aspect, Gardner Minshew wasn’t ready to bag one thing going till leisurely. He threw for 122 of his 213 passing yards in the fourth quarter.

Hyde was once the mountainous narrative in that he stole 25 percentage facets of snap share from Duke Johnson relative to their Week 1 shatter up. He carried the ball 20 cases and positively appears to be to be like stable in Houston’s system. Aloof, as I’ll insist with loads of backfields, one support performing well does no longer fill to suggest the opposite support is not always; I’ve considered commentary that Hyde has outplayed Duke, but that is largely a probability element, because Duke’s 5.9 YPC on 15 carries is factual in accordance with Hyde’s 5.Eight YPC on 30. Hyde obviously will get extra credit ranking for doing it over a higher sample, but the level is Duke is not always exactly having fun with poorly.

What was once a sinful mark for Johnson was once the return of Keke Coutee, and or no longer it is a agreeable wager the four targets Coutee obtained in the quick field of the self-discipline contributed to Duke seeing factual one on the day. Finally, Watson threw factual 29 cases and for factual 159 yards, so this wasn’t a factual day offensively total. 

As for Hyde, he did notably bag a elevate from the Three-yard line, even though he didn’t ranking and wasn’t focused. Thus, he posted factual the 9.zero Fantasy facets from his speeding yardage. That’s what 20 touches — efficient ones, even! — appears to be to be like esteem when factual thought to be one of them is a HVT, and or no longer it’s no longer any longer on the subject of as factual for Fantasy as it appears esteem it wants to be while you occur to find the game. If 9 Fantasy facets is the output from what was once undeniably a factual outcome on the self-discipline, that is a TRAP support, and no longer the kind of participant you esteem to fill to actively target for Fantasy Soccer.

Invoice O’Brien acknowledged Kenny Stills would play extra in Week 2, but he finally misplaced some snaps with Coutee’s return. Will Fuller was once silent in the market on over Ninety% of the snaps and appears to be locked in to a paunchy-time role. Each and every Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins had off days, all yet again in favorable fragment due to the passing offense as a full being either stifled or taken out of the game by O’Brien’s play-calling, reckoning in your level of peek.

Leonard Fournette all yet again played a broad snap share, and he’s going to fill a mountainous game as rapidly as the offense has a stable efficiency. But as illustrious, the offense was once stuck in neutral for three quarters; they done with factual 281 whole yards. 

Compare what I acknowledged above about Hyde to Fournette, who had a miserable game. He rushed factual 15 cases for forty seven yards and didn’t bag any quick-yardage runs thanks to the offensive woe. But, because he’s an every-down support occupied with the passing game, he added three catches on four targets in the fourth quarter whereas the Jaguars were in comeback mode. That obtained him to four catches for forty yards on the day, and 12.7 PPR facets in what felt esteem extra of a ground game than a advantageous outcome. No longer coming off the self-discipline for a T.J. Yeldon form in these leisurely-game eventualities is terribly mountainous for Fournette’s charge this twelve months.

The Jacksonville receiving tree obtained extra concentrated with Marqise Lee slothful and every of Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley and D.J. Chark picking up snaps. It was once Chark who led the team with 9 targets and seven receptions, finding the cease zone. He tied with Conley for the team lead at seventy three receiving yards, and Conley led the team in air yards. That duo is ceaselessly raining on the Dede Westbrook breakout parade, but Westbrook ought to not be abandoned factual yet, and if he’s dropped, he’s a simple add. Chark is a extra attention-grabbing play than Conley given he’s a younger man with a stable profile, whereas Conley is in his fifth twelve months and hasn’t accomplished worthy to this level in his profession. 

  • Signal: Carlos Hyde — role increasing, TRAPy contact combine; Will Fuller — silent a paunchy-time man with all four WRs wholesome; Leonard Fournette — huge snap share
  • Noise: Houston — standard lack of offense, passing yardage; Dede Westbrook — Three.zero yards per target

Week 2

Patriots 43 – Dolphins zero

  • Snap Notes: Julian Edelman – Ninety two% (-four%), Josh Gordon – Seventy 9% (+9%), Antonio Brown – 33% (+33%), Sony Michel – Forty 9% (+16%), James White – 31% (-16%), Rex Burkhead – 24% (-22%), Matt LaCosse – Fifty eight% (+Fifty eight%), DeVante Parker – Ninety two% (+16%), Preston Williams – sixty eight% (+27%), Kenyan Drake – 55% (+2%), Kalen Ballage – 34% (-7%), Trace Walton – 16% (+Eight%)
  • Key Stat: Antonio Brown – Eight targets on 14 routes

This was once a Sony Michel game. That was once sure when the agenda was once released. It be in all likelihood alarming, then, that Michel mustered factual 12.5 Fantasy facets in leagues where fumbles are minus-2. 

I would possibly presumably presumably indubitably copy and paste the Carlos Hyde fragment, but Michel rushed 21 cases for Eighty five yards and not using a targets. He did bag 5 excessive-charge touches, even though three came on the an analogous power where he scored. He obtained two extra chances on one other power, but that one ended with a Tom Brady sneak. On legend of Brady sneaks lots and the Patriots moreover incorporate gamers esteem James Develin — who had four touchdowns last twelve months — in shut, I’ve by no methodology indubitably sold into Michel’s touchdown upside. Given he’s simplest flee eight routes this twelve months, there would possibly be no longer worthy extra right here but low-charge urge attempts in plus scripts. In a game esteem this, when he performs an elevated snap share and is intently eager, he must silent absolutely ranking higher than 12.5 PPR facets, or you originate no longer fill a excessive-charge Fantasy support.

James White and Rex Burkhead each and every took a support seat to Michel this week, but Burkhead’s involvement in the passing game by intention of two weeks is not always colossal records for White even when the script requires extra passing, especially with extra downfield alternate choices in the passing game. Prior to now, Burkhead has 10 targets to White’s Eleven.

Antonio Brown ran factual 14 routes, seeing eight targets and catching four with a touchdown. This appears a mark that as prolonged as he’s active, he’s susceptible to verbalize a excessive target share. Heath Cummings discussed what that methodology for Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon

Matt LaCosse made his debut and was once on the self-discipline somewhat lots, catching each and every targets he noticed for 33 yards. His Eleven.zero aDOT was once fundamental in that it was once extra downfield than most tight ends. Benjamin Watson will in a roundabout intention be returning, but I’m keeping an eye on LaCosse as a doable deeper tight cease possibility.

There’s no longer any longer worthy to issue a couple of Dolphins team that appears to be incapable of manufacturing offense. Miami’s 384 whole yards by intention of two video games are the 2nd-fewest in the most major two video games of a season by any team previously eight years, trailing simplest last twelve months’s Cardinals. Neither Ryan Fitzpatrick nor Josh Rosen threw for higher than a hundred yards on 21 and 18 pass attempts, they usually blended to snatch seven sacks and throw four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. Miami was once by some means worse on the bottom, managing factual forty two speeding yards on 15 attempts. You cannot commence a single participant on this offense factual now. 

  • Signal: Miami — stop away; Antonio Brown — focused intently in restricted having fun with time; Sony Michel — TRAP support
  • Noise: Sony Michel — snap, contact develop (will fluctuate with game script)

Week 2

Lions thirteen – Chargers 10

  • Snap Notes: Ty Johnson – 21% (+Eleven%), C.J. Anderson – 20% (-9%), Travis Benjamin – sixty six% (+18%), Mike Williams – sixty one% (-four%), Dontrelle Inman – fifty seven% (+16%), Austin Ekeler – seventy three% (-2%), Justin Jackson – 27% (+2%)  
  • Key Stat: Austin Ekeler – 9 excessive-charge touches (Eight last week, leads league)  

The Lions were substantially slower-paced in Week 2, as expected after their extra time game with the excessive-octane Cardinals. They didn’t fill many fundamental having fun with time adjustments, and adopted up last week’s efficiency with a equally slender passing tree, led by Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones operating a paunchy slate of routes and T.J. Hockenson (routes on seventy three% of dropbacks in Week 1, sixty 9% in Week 2) and Danny Amendola (Seventy one% in Week 1, sixty three% in Week 2) every dipping quite due susceptible to extra flee packages in Amendola’s case and extra bocking in Hockenson’s. Closing week, I had this to issue referring to the passing game:

“Detroit moreover obtained a advantageous volume enhance from the extra interval, and we seemingly noticed a long way extra passing from Matthew Stafford than we are going to find most weeks. T.J. Hockenson was once a undeniable megastar with a 9-6-131-1 line, a phenomenal first efficiency for anybody, but especially a rookie tight cease. Danny Amendola and Kenny Golladay joined him as Lions and not using a longer much less than 9 targets and a hundred and twenty air yards.

Amendola’s thirteen-7-104-1 line moreover stands out, if simplest thanks to the easy comparison to Golden Tate’s feeble excessive-volume role. But worthy esteem the Ravens’ and Cowboys’ writeups earlier, we attain favor to be stricken about whether or no longer each and every Amendola and Hockenson is also productive at the an analogous time when the amount — Stafford threw forty five passes, higher than any of his last 14 video games in 2018 — and total manufacturing comes support down quite, especially assuming Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay will seemingly be the lead receiving alternate choices most weeks.”

In Week 2, we noticed that, with Stafford throwing 30 cases, Hockenson and Amendola combining for factual four targets, and Golladay and Jones main the methodology with 10 and 6 targets. Golladay was once namely factual, turning 148 air yards and the 2nd-perfect WOPR of Week 2 (zero.83) into an Eight-117-1 line. 

Web no longer be taught too worthy into Jesse James seeing four targets to Hockenson’s three. This was once the sinful cease of the spectrum, but Hockenson ran twice as many routes as James, and must silent silent be the lead possibility at the place for Detroit going forward. The difficulty is factual volume, especially if Golladay is the legit No. 1 he looked esteem in Week 2. 

Kerryon Johnson is silent explosive and spirited but quite underworked for our purposes, whereas Ty Johnson obtained a minute extra work in the support of him at the expense of C.J. Anderson. J.D. McKissic is moreover eager, and all of it adds up to factual 14 touches for Kerryon out of 28 whole for Detroit’s RBs. Finally, an explosive 36-yard touchdown reception helped him publish a indubitably solid Fantasy whole. He’ll be hit-or-omit without extra fixed work. 

Among the easy participant with a elevated WOPR than Golladay in Week 2 was once on the opposite aspect of the an analogous game, as Keenan Allen posted a broad 216 air yards — odd downfield utilization for him — on 15 targets, for a WOPR of 1.02. His Eight-ninety eight-zero line undersells how intently he was once aged, and he must silent continue to be leaned on whereas Hunter Henry is out.

Mike Williams played by intention of injury and obtained shut to his injury-shortened Week 1 snap share, all yet again having fun with factual petrified of two-thirds of the snaps. He confirmed off his downfield potential with a ridiculous diving favor for a forty seven-yard atomize with four seconds in the half to enable the Chargers to tack on a self-discipline goal earlier than the shatter. He’s a factual wager to fill some stable performances whereas Henry is out, besides. 

Exterior these two, the simplest other Charger with higher than two targets was once Austin Ekeler. Ekeler all yet again played about three-quarters of the snaps, posting one other solid Fantasy whole that would possibly presumably presumably had been worthy higher. I abominate to quote myself twice in the an analogous blurb, but last week’s Ekeler comment is fundamental. 

“Austin Ekeler’s Week 1 was once the embodiment of what can occur when a low TRAP support will get a higher workload. We would possibly presumably presumably fill expected quite extra of a timeshare with Justin Jackson, but Ekeler damage up having fun with seventy five% of the snaps, and he notably maintained a low TRAP, speeding factual 12 cases (at the side of twice in the fairway zone) in opposition to six catches on seven targets. In other words, eight of his 18 touches were HVT. He scored on three of these.”

Ekeler came support with 9 extra HVT on 23 whole touches, and now leads the league in excessive-charge touches. He scored on a temporary touchdown flee, but fumbled away one other different whereas in search of to leap over the pile a 2nd time. It was once a expensive fumble for the Chargers, but they didn’t bound away from him, as he obtained a handoff on their very next offensive play after they regained possession. 

Notably, factual performs earlier than the fumble, Ekeler took a temporary pass 22 yards for a touchdown, simplest for it to be known as support. That he didn’t bag his 2nd ranking on that power was once a cruel twist of fate. 

Justin Jackson is not always getting the utilization we would esteem, but he moreover continues to scrutinize colossal. His future on the day was once a forty-yarder that was once finally a 60-yard touchdown that was once moreover is believed as support by a downfield follow it Dontrelle Inman that negated the last 20 yards. He’s positively value a stash, but he’s exhausting to commence whereas Ekeler is dominating the excessive-charge touches. Jackson had factual one, a 5-yard reception, and ran six routes to Ekeler’s 21. 

  • Signal: Keenan Allen — huge different share without Hunter Henry; Kenny Golladay — looked esteem a factual No. 1; Lions — 30/28 pass/flee ratio; Austin Ekeler — thought to be one of the crucial safe RB workloads in football factual now  
  • Noise: Jesse James — four targets (T.J. Hockenson silent ran twice as many routes)  

Week 2

Packers 21 – Vikings 16

  • Snap Notes: Marquez Valdes-Scantling – 87% (+20%), Geronimo Allison – forty five% (-four%), Aaron Jones – fifty seven% (-four%), Jamaal  Williams – forty seven% (+Eight%), Jimmy Graham – 72% ( +18%), Stefon Diggs – 89% (+29%), Alexander Mattison – 12% (-9%), Irv Smith – forty two% (-7%)
  • Key Stat: Packers – 34/33 pass/flee ratio

The Packers dominated the Vikings early, but by no methodology prolonged a lead that was once briefly 21-zero early in the 2nd quarter, and no doubt must silent fill misplaced thanks to it. The greatest element we learned is when they bag creep game script, they’ll feed the operating backs.

It can presumably presumably appear irregular I acknowledged operating backs and no longer factual Aaron Jones, but in fact Jones finally misplaced a couple of percentage facets of snap share whereas Jamaal Williams received relative to Week 1. No topic the fact that Jones out-focused him six to four, Williams ran extra routes, and his 9 carries was once respectable utilization on the bottom. 

Now, some of that was once factual that Jones seemingly wished some breathers, given he rushed 23 cases and caught four extra passes for 27 whole touches. But it indubitably’s value pointing out that Jones didn’t dominate the backfield — it was once extra that the duo blended for 39 touches! 

Seemingly we are going to find that form of utilization at any time when the Packers bag mountainous leads, but that is lots. It ties Baltimore’s Week 1 efficiency in opposition to Miami as the 2nd most RB touches in a game by intention of two weeks, in the support of simplest San Francisco’s Week 2 numbers in Cincinnati, discussed above. Jones looked colossal, and it was once mountainous to find him soar from one excessive-charge contact in Week 1 to 5 in Week 2, at the side of four catches, but this must silent absolutely be be taught as a observe of caution. 

Exterior the backs, it was once strictly receivers catching passes, with Davante Adams powering by intention of a fancy matchup to publish a 9-7-106 line. Marquez Valdes-Scantling noticed the 2nd greatest different share with six targets and sixty two air yards, but didn’t attain worthy with it, whereas Geronimo Allison became his 5 targets at a miniscule Three.2 aDOT staunch into a four-25-1 line. Jimmy Graham had two catchless targets after being a indubitably important secondary possibility in Week 1.

Right here’s a fairly conventional result for a team with a legit No. 1 and a low-volume passing game. Aaron Rodgers simplest threw for 209 yards, and since Adams accounted for higher than half of them, there factual wasn’t worthy else to bound around. 

No topic the colossal gap they found themselves in early, Minnesota silent done with a flee-heavy lean, with a 32/27 pass/flee ratio (they threw higher than they ran, but one thing coming near 50/50 is flee-heavy, especially in a negative script). These 32 pass attempts are substantially higher than last week’s 10, they usually moved away from their two-tight cease fashions and opened things up quite, but the shatter up moreover drives residence the flee-first philosophy, given the game lisp the Vikings found themselves in. That’s sinful records for Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, and renders Kyle Rudolph droppable. 

It be factual records for Dalvin Cook dinner backers, and he ripped off a seventy five-yard touchdown flee for his or her first ranking en route to at least one other colossal speeding line (20-154-1). Cook dinner moreover chipped in three catches for 37 yards, and whereas he couldn’t protect a 6.5 YPC and must silent no longer be a high three support if the speeding effectivity dips quite, there would possibly be nothing too touching on right here. 

Diggs must silent fill had a mountainous day. He had one touchdown overturned on a booth-initiated replay inside two minutes of the most major half that became an offensive pass interference penalty that didn’t seem like conclusive sufficient to warrant an overturn. Cousins moreover skipped over him on a couple throws he indubitably must silent fill made — Cousins struggled at some level of to a 14/32 line — at the side of this one:

Diggs moreover had an uncharacteristic drop of his non-public on what would possibly presumably presumably had been a stable atomize, but did elevate in a single other deep pass for a touchdown, and his seven targets and 161 air yards were phenomenal utilization. I’m no longer reading too worthy into the inefficiency on these targets. 

Thielen, meanwhile, transformed eight targets and 139 air yards of his non-public staunch into a 5-seventy five line. The massive receiver duo blended for 48% of the team’s targets and a ridiculous 89% of their air yards. It be no longer an supreme lisp, but as prolonged as they dominate the receiving game to that level they’ll silent be usable. 

  • Signal: Vikings/Packers — are in search of to be flee-heavy; Aaron Jones — simplest sixty 9% of RB touches
  • Noise: Packers — 39 RB touches total; Stefon Diggs — one favor

Week 2

Dallas 31 – Washington 21

  • Snap Half: Ezekiel Elliott – 76% (+22%), Devin Smith – 26% (+17%), Jason Witten – 77% (+Eleven%), Blake Jarwin – 34% (-6%), Terry McLaurin – Ninety% (-2%), Paul Richardson – 87% (+7%), Trey Quinn – Seventy 9% (-18%), Chris Thompson – forty five% (-19%), Adrian Peterson – 29% (+29%)
  • Key Stat: Dak Prescott – 26/30, 269 yards, Three TD, sixty 9 urge yards

Whereas Lamar Jackson has been rightfully grabbing headlines in the Fantasy community, Dak Prescott would possibly presumably presumably be going quite underappreciated. The unique Kellen Moore offense is clearly a first-rate step up from prior Dallas schemes, and thru two video games Dak has executed a league-excessive eighty two.Three% of his passes for a league-excessive 10.9 yards per attempt, with seven touchdowns and one interception.

That’s colossal records for each person on the offense, as is the next team on the agenda — Miami. The Cowboys did ramp up Ezekiel Elliott’s utilization in Week 2 (23-111-1), and or no longer it’s conceivable we are going to find him operating roughshod over the Dolphins in Week Three as an different of Dak throwing 30-plus cases. But there would possibly be no probability you would possibly be ready to sit down down down Dak for that matchup with how factual he’s been by intention of two video games.

It was once fragment-time participant Devin Smith who caught the prolonged touchdown in Week 2, whereas Amari Cooper and Jason Witten caught shorter tosses for rankings. Michael Gallup backed up his solid Week 1 with one other factual efficiency, main the team with eight targets and catching six for sixty eight, but he sadly tore his meniscus in the 2nd half and must silent omit 2-four weeks. Smith is the seemingly candidate to fill his role — interestingly, Smith’s prolonged touchdown came in the 2nd quarter, earlier than Gallup exited, and Smith caught two extra passes in the fourth after Gallup was once accomplished for the day. 

Witten’s snaps rose, and he ran a route on two-thirds of Dak’s dropbacks, up from fifty four% in Week 1. He’s extra of a PPR possibility, but is somebody to place in thoughts in deeper codecs besides whereas Gallup misses time. Finally, Amari Cooper is silent the locked-in No. 1, and Randall Cobb has caught 9 of Eleven targets for ninety three yards and a ranking by intention of two video games, so the Cowboys fill alternate choices.

We illustrious last week Terry McLaurin was once already having fun with a paunchy snap share, and in Week 2 he solidified his place as the team’s No. 1, seeing 10 targets for 134 air yards, factual for a zero.83 WOPR that tied Kenny Golladay for 2nd-perfect on the week. His touchdown came leisurely in rubbish time, but even without it he had attach collectively a advantageous day and considered masses of volume at some level of.

Paul Richardson moreover caught a touchdown, but noticed factual three targets at a Three.7 aDOT. Richardson has on the total thrived as a deep menace, but despite operating masses of routes as an every-down man, he has gathered factual 86 air yards by intention of two weeks. McLaurin and his 277 air yards has factual taken these appears to be to be like. 

Chris Thompson and Trey Quinn were each and every active with eight and seven targets at low aDOTs and are no longer worthy higher than PPR alternate choices, whereas Vernon Davis was once aged equally but noticed factual four appears to be to be like. None had overly attention-grabbing stat traces, but all ran masses of routes and made up the the rest of the most major fragment of the receiving corps outside McLaurin and Richardson. 

Adrian Peterson found paydirt but his 10-25 speeding line is each and every light on touches due to the negative script and light-weight on effectivity, seemingly due to his age. He’s unlikely to find worthy work in the passing game — he caught two balls in Week 2 but ran factual 5 routes — so he’s a fancy man to play in any matchup. 

  • Signal: Terry McLaurin — Clear No. 1 utilization; Michael Gallup — will omit a whereas, but somebody to add if dropped because his utilization and manufacturing has been high notch, even better than Cooper’s
  • Noise: Adrian Peterson — The touchdown does no longer create him Fantasy relevant, and his two receptions were fluky given factual 5 routes flee

Week 2

Chiefs 28 – Raiders 10

  • Snap Notes: Demarcus Robinson – ninety five% (+32%), Mecole Hardman – 77% (-1%), Damien Williams – Fifty one% (-15%), LeSean McCoy – 43% (+14%), Hunter Renfrow – seventy five% (+forty six%), Josh Jacobs – forty six% (-27%), Jalen Richard – 31% (+15%), DeAndre Washington – 23% (+14%)
  • Key Stat: Patrick Mahomes – 549 air yards (profession excessive by eighty two)

Patrick Mahomes is ridiculous. With Tyreek Hill sidelined, the Chiefs would possibly presumably presumably want been expected to be quite extra conservative. As an different, after the Raiders obtained out to an early 10-zero lead, Mahomes aired it out higher than ever, tossing four 2nd-quarter touchdowns — the shortest of which was once 27 yards — and environment a profession excessive on the day with 549 air yards. 

Considerably surprisingly, Sammy Watkins didn’t flourish, catching factual six passes for Forty 9 yards. But he was once silent the sure No. 1 by WOPR, main the team with thirteen targets and finishing with 139 air yards. The amount was once very worthy there; his very solid Week 1 effectivity swung support to where he vastly underperformed his Week 2 volume. He’s silent a locked-in starter.

Travis Kelce did Travis Kelce things, posting a 9-7-107-1 line with one zero five air yards. But Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman were the revelations. Robinson caught all six targets he noticed at an aDOT of 25.Three (152 air yards) for 172 yards and two rankings. Hardman was once equally eager, seeing six targets and eighty two air yards for a four-sixty one-1 receiving line but moreover shedding one other doable 72-yard ranking to a conserving penalty on LeSean McCoy in the backfield. He very on the subject of had a line to match Robinson’s.

I obtained requested on Twitter at some level of the game which of the two I would possibly presumably presumably well prioritize in season prolonged by a follower who performs in a league and not using a waivers. It be nearly impossible to issue, and each and every are colossal adds, but the tiebreak for me factual now would possibly be Hardman already producing esteem this in his 2nd profession game, and the intention in which that speaks to extra trend in his rookie season, and seemingly extra upside than Robinson. 

With the total downfield passing, there wasn’t worthy operating support manufacturing. Damien Williams all yet again led the backfield in snaps and routes flee, seeing some downfield utilization on wheel routes and posting a 9.6 aDOT on 5 targets, an uncharacteristically excessive favor for a operating support. He left the game with a knee injury early in the fourth quarter that came about away from the scurry and we originate no longer fill an update on, so his place appealing forward is unclear. LeSean McCoy perceived to be filling a higher role even earlier than Damien’s injury, and he notably ran twice as many routes (16) as he did in Week 1 and caught three passes, but he too left with an injury. McCoy’s was once to the ankle, and an MRI revealed no structural injury.

As worthy as the two operating support accidents seem to illustrate Darwin Thompson would possibly be in line for a huge uptick in snaps, Darrel Williams was once moreover eager leisurely, and he played 5 snaps to Thompson’s four. We’ll want extra records on who is wholesome to fill any view what the play is going forward. 

I had this to issue on Josh Jacobs last week: 

“Josh Jacobs dominated the game for the Raiders in plus game script at some level of, and Jon Gruden known as his number 24 cases, 23 of which were urge attempts. Jacobs was once a hit largely for the reason that offense was once so a hit — he transformed two of his three green zone urge attempts for rankings. Handiest three backs had extra green zone attempts in Week 1. 

As solid as his workload was once, there would possibly be minor self-discipline that his heavy contact count featured largely low-charge touches. It be simplest minor self-discipline because he silent racked up a stable four HVT, and Jalen Richard barely played. We originate no longer know what the shatter up will scrutinize esteem in negative scripts, and the Raiders will silent safe themselves there extra typically than no longer, but Week 1 was once absolutely a advantageous mark.”

Jacobs wasn’t fully absent in the passing game, but he gave up a ton of snaps in negative script and ran factual 12 routes when put next with Richard and DeAndre Washington combining for 21. He silent helped his day with a stable Fifty one-yard flee, and two of his 12 urge attempts came in the fairway zone. Genuinely, factual after a Jacobs 6-yard atomize to the four, Derek Carr threw a sinful interception in the cease zone on 1st and goal, one thing that would possibly presumably presumably simplest develop the likelihood Jon Gruden leans on Jacobs when the Raiders bag shut. The scarcity of a receiving role is silent a fairly important self-discipline, even though.

Closing season, Richard was once a indubitably safe PPR support who caught sixty eight passes, but this twelve months we’re seeing him shatter up the backup duties with Washington, which makes neither rosterable. 

After a Week 1 where Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller dominated the passing game, Hunter Renfrow played substantially extra snaps and became a undeniable zero.33 possibility, main the team with eight targets but catching factual four for 30. Williams and Waller each and every noticed seven and were extra productive, with Williams catching a touchdown and moreover being the cease zone target on Carr’s aforementioned interception. Each and every Williams and Waller are every-week starting alternate choices on volume alone. 

  • Signal: Patrick Mahomes — will air it out masses without Tyreek Hill; Josh Jacobs — misplaced snaps in negative script
  • Noise: Sammy Watkins — relative lack of manufacturing (silent led team in WOPR by a appreciable margin)

Week 2

Rams 27 – Saints 9

  • Snap Notes: Todd Gurley – 64% (-6%), Malcolm Brown – 36% (+Eight%), Gerald Everett – Seventy one% (+32%), Alvin Kamara – sixty 5% (-Eleven%), Latavius Murray – 35% (+Eight)
  • Key Stat: Alvin Kamara – 1 HVT (7 in Week 1)

The loss of Drew Brees was once the colossal storyline from a game that would possibly presumably presumably had been extra of a shootout but became one thing a long way much less intriguing. And or no longer it is a big loss, namely for Alvin Kamara, as there would possibly be merely no one esteem Brees in phrases of focusing on the operating support place each and every from a volume and effectivity standpoint. Virtually every operating support that has played with Brees at some level of his profession has posted elevated favor charges whereas on the Saints versus the the rest of their profession, and the Saints fill moreover been in the cease 5 of targets to the place in every season of the last decade-plus Brees has been in Current Orleans.

With Brees beneath middle, this offense is in its non-public tier in phrases of manufacturing excessive-charge touches for operating backs. But with Teddy Bridgewater taking on for the large majority of Week 2, Kamara noticed factual three targets and a much less efficient offense total meant no performs inside the opponent’s 10-yard line. 

Brees is not always out for the season, and or no longer it’s conceivable Sean Payton and Brees will work with Bridgewater and test out to fit him to the intention quite of, to imitate some of what Brees has accomplished passing to the backs, so hope is not any longer all misplaced. But it indubitably’s a huge blow to the values of Kamara and Latavius Murray, especially as they’ll replace loads of excessive-charge touches for a probable elevated rate of low-charge urge attempts as the offense will get extra conservative. 

Michael Thomas is moreover damage by the injury, despite a indubitably conventional thirteen-10-89 line in Week 2. His explicit utilization is not always broken as worthy as the backs, but a mountainous motive he’s been so productive the past two seasons is ridiculous effectivity — he place the all-time favor percentage model for a WR with over a hundred targets last season by on the subject of eight percentage facets at Eighty five.zero% — and we would possibly inquire that effectivity to snatch a huge hit with the quarterback commerce.

After which guys esteem Jared Cook dinner, Tre’Quan Smith and Ted Ginn were all attention-grabbing to varying levels due to the effectivity of the offense higher than their explicit volume, because or no longer it’s extraordinary to conducting any for important target shares when Thomas in particular is such a target hog. So or no longer it would possibly be refined to make train of that trio for the six weeks, the estimate on Brees’ recovery, although fewer passes to the backs would possibly presumably presumably suggest extra downfield attempts.

The Rams’ passing game is a lot the an analogous as 2018, where all three major large receivers are having fun with colossal snaps, and besides you’ll seemingly find no longer much less than two be productive in any given week. Robert Woods was once the irregular man out on this one, but he extremely misplaced 5 targets and three receptions to performs negated by penalty, at the side of a would-be 14-yard touchdown. He’s no longer somebody to distress about, but Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp were the beneficiaries. Cooks noticed factual four targets but led the team with 86 air yards, and transformed a temporary touchdown to originate with a Three-Seventy four-1 line. Kupp had a phenomenal favor-and-flee that was once before all the pieces ruled a sixty six-yard touchdown but was once overturned on replay as his knee was once down at the 1. That resulted in a Jared Goff sneak, but Kupp silent done with a solid 9-5-a hundred and twenty line. Gerald Everett moreover noticed an uptick in snaps and routes and is a deeper-league tight cease to video display. 

Todd Gurley gave up a couple of extra snaps, but we noticed the an analogous sample we highlighted in Week 1. The Rams are merely rotating series, and whereas last week that meant two touchdowns for Malcolm Brown because he was once in as the most major support for every and every of these scoring drives, this week it meant a temporary touchdown for Gurley on thought to be one of his series. 

Interestingly, Brown was once the support to start the power with the prolonged Kupp reception, and he stayed in for the 1-yard Goff touchdown sneak after the prolonged evaluate that overturned Kupp’s touchdown. There was once huge time for the Rams to change in Gurley thanks to the evaluate, but they stuck to their sample and saved Brown on the self-discipline. In 2017 or 2018, or no longer it’s seemingly that although Gurley were on the sideline for the starting of such a series, he would fill substituted in there. That’s a microcosm of how Gurley’s role has modified, but he silent has masses of charge.

Aloof, Gurley had a stable day, catching three passes to soar to 5 excessive-charge touches in Week 2 after factual one in Week 1. 

Darrell Henderson, who was once going in the fifth spherical for a stretch this offseason when the Gurley alarm was once at its most rude, has played factual two snaps in two video games. He’s a fancy man to lower given the value of this offense when or no longer it’s rolling and his solid prospect profile. It be doubtlessly major in shallower leagues, but he’s silent a factual stash in deeper codecs as a doable leisurely-season breakout, and if I find him released in deeper codecs I’m in search of to scoop him up. 

  • Signal: Alvin Kamara — sure to lose loads of excessive-charge touches without Brees; Rams — rotating backs by series
  • Noise: Robert Woods — factual two targets (misplaced 5 targets, three receptions, a touchdown to performs negated by penalty)

Week 2

Bears 16 – Broncos 14

  • Snap Notes: Anthony Miller – 52% (+31%), David Sir Bernard Law – 44% (+6%), Tarik Cohen – 38% (-34%), Mike Davis – 25% (-31%), Trey Burton – 43% (+43%), DaeSean Hamilton – sixty six% (-10%), Royce Freeman – 52% (+5%), Phillip Lindsay – 48% (-four%), Noah Fant – sixty six% (-15%)
  • Key Stat: Royce Freeman — 7 targets, 5 receptions, 102 whole yards

Yet any other game where a thrilling originate masked a extra dumb game total, but there had been masses of attention-grabbing utilization tendencies to scrutinize at. 

Tarik Cohen went from forty slot snaps and factual 5 in the backfield in Week 1 to factual 5 slot snaps and 15 in the backfield in Week 2. He had by no methodology played wherever shut to the different of slot snaps he played in Week 1, but there would possibly be an enthralling parallel in Duke Johnson’s 2017 season. The Browns did identical in Week 1, having fun with Duke forty five snaps in the slot, earlier than staunch now reverting him to his feeble role — he played factual 38 slot snaps whole the the rest of the season. My working realizing on Cohen is we are going to find identical, and that Week 1 was once factual a matchup element and/or an attempt to favor Green Bay off guard.

Anthony Miller was once the mountainous winner from this shift, going from routes on 21% of Week 1 dropbacks to 48% in Week 2. He’s silent no longer having fun with sufficient and or no longer it’s beautiful while you occur to dropped him, but that bears staring at. 

Mitchell Trubisky simplest threw for a hundred and twenty yards on 27 passes, and 30 of these yards came on two completions that place up a game-safe self-discipline goal. The Bears simplest generated 273 yards of whole offense. Allen Robinson all yet again looked esteem the sure No. 1, and was once on the receiving cease of a 25-yard completion on the game’s penultimate play. His 7-four-forty one line appears to be to be like a minute better while you occur to imagine about game context.

Trey Burton returned to a partial role, operating 9 routes, whereas Chicago’s other tight ends, Ben Braunecker (eight routes) and Adam Shaheen (seven), were moreover eager. All three had three targets, and we are going to find whether or no longer Burton begins to retract up extra snaps going forward.

It was once a David Sir Bernard Law game, with the rookie taking 18 carries at the side of 5 in the fairway zone on the an analogous power. After Sir Bernard Law was once stuffed twice, the Bears threw on zero.33 down and drew a defensive conserving penalty. An automatic first down resulted in three extra Sir Bernard Law runs, and he in a roundabout intention found pay grime on zero.33 down. Matt Nagy’s willingness to protect calling Sir Bernard Law’s number in lieu of passing or rotating in Mike Davis was once very fundamental right here. 

Genuinely, Davis obtained factual three touches all game and his snap share fell by 31 percentage facets. It wasn’t all creep for Sir Bernard Law, even though. That Cohen was once extra occupied with backfield snaps meant that Sir Bernard Law’s snap share didn’t upward push by the an analogous level, and Cohen stole one of the crucial passing downs work as Sir Bernard Law went from 15 routes in Week 1 to factual seven in Week 2. 

Closing week, I known as the Broncos no longer the utilization of Devontae Booker “thought to be one of the crucial attention-grabbing Week 1 takeaways.” 

“Closing season, despite having each and every Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, the Broncos quite of quietly silent utilized Devontae Booker intently as a zero.33-down support. In video games played, Booker averaged 19.Eight snaps per game with Lindsay at 30.2 and Freeman at 22.zero.”

I moreover illustrious that for the reason that shatter up between Lindsay and Freeman was once closer to 50/50 than last twelve months, Freeman was once the mountainous winner. Properly in Week 2, Freeman out-snapped Lindsay and was once the a long way extra efficient support. With Joe Flacco pulling a Joe Flacco and throwing for fewer than 300 yards on 50 attempts, there had been masses of checkdowns to bound around, and each and every Freeman and Lindsay noticed seven targets. Lindsay did out-elevate Freeman thirteen to Eleven, but Freeman received 102 whole yards to Lindsay’s sixty six.

Right here’s a factual time to remind you that Freeman was once the 2nd-spherical retract last twelve months whereas Lindsay was once the UDFA. Yes, Lindsay had a colossal rookie season, but Freeman had a ridiculous college manufacturing file that incorporated very solid receiving numbers — over 800 profession receiving yards to bound alongside with over 5,600 speeding yards and 64 profession touchdowns — and at on the subject of 50 pounds heavier (with better agility metrics and without sacrificing worthy tempo) is the a long way extra physically gifted support of the two. Given the team lisp with Flacco focusing on the place 14 cases in Week 2, Freeman is believed to be some of the greatest buys of Week 2.

Emmanuel Sanders persevered to reward he isn’t always of this world, each and every by having fun with such huge snap shares when most would silent be rehabbing but moreover by posting a thirteen-Eleven-ninety eight-1 line with a ridiculously athletic bound-ahead touchdown favor leisurely. I have been tiresome to map around and fill him on zero of my non-public teams, but he’s somewhat clearly a characteristic fragment of their passing game.

Sanders’ aDOT on these targets was once factual 5.9, and I illustrious this offseason how his aDOT had fallen for several years in a row even earlier than his Achilles injury. 

That helps verbalize why DaeSean Hamilton does no longer fill worthy of a job, as he’s greatest on quick-field targets. Courtland Sutton, meanwhile, is locked in to the lead downfield role; he had extra air yards (eighty two) on his seven targets than Manny did (77) on his thirteen. Sutton transformed two key fourth downs on the last bound-ahead power and is a indubitably important share of this passing game, but suffers quite when Flacco is unwilling to snatch images downfield.

Noah Fant played quite much less but silent ran routes on sixty 5% of dropbacks, and his four-four-33 line wasn’t sinful. As an athletic tight cease, he’s one other man who is also a downfield target, as he confirmed off on a 24-yard favor in the zero.33 quarter. He’s absolutely somebody to protect an eye on.

  • Signal: Royce Freeman — increasing role, colossal upside; Tarik Cohen — support to a standard receiving support role; Mike Davis — relegated to deeper backup role
  • Noise: Bears receivers — Mitchell Trubisky would possibly presumably presumably no longer be colossal, but there would possibly be a long way higher than a hundred and twenty passing yards to bound around most weeks

Week 2

Falcons 24 – Eagles 20

  • Snap Notes: Devonta Freeman – sixty two% (+thirteen%), Ito Smith – 38% (-thirteen%), JJ Arcega-Whiteside – ninety three% (+86%), Mack Hollins – Eighty five% (+Seventy one%), Miles Sanders – 43% (-6%), Darren Sproles – 35% (+5%), Jordan Howard – 22% (-1%)
  • Key Stat: Miles Sanders — four of team’s 5 RB green zone touches by intention of two video games

Sunday Night Soccer was once original, as each and every Matt Ryan and Carson Wentz struggled, combining for 5 interceptions at the side of a couple somewhat gruesome ones. The Falcons pulled it out, and there would possibly be factual no longer worthy to remark about with them. Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are the sure high two passing alternate choices, and each and every totaled 10 targets, attach up over a hundred yards and scored. 

Mohamed Sanu and Austin Hooper are paunchy-time gamers who each and every moreover find masses of targets, and the backfield is a shatter up between Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith. Right here is indubitably what Atlanta was once all of last season, factual with masses of operating backs. 

Freeman did bag support to a higher share of the backfield, with Smith silent eager. They every had three excessive-charge touches and for the season Freeman has six to Smith’s 5. Smith obtained the fairway zone elevate, and we noticed him be a vulture of Tevin Coleman at cases last twelve months, plus he scored three preseason touchdowns on factual 17 rushes, so as that is not any longer all that favorable. They esteem him in shut. 

Miles Sanders had 5 excessive-charge touches, at the side of urge attempts from the Eight-yard line and seven-yard line on two separate drives. His snap share dipped quite but he ran three extra routes in Week 2, and caught three passes. Darren Sproles was once extra occupied with the passing game this week, main the backfield with 23 routes, but Sanders has flee extra routes by intention of the two video games blended. 

Sanders’ output in Week 2 was once disappointing and the Eagles are continuously going to rotate backs to some of level, but he started all yet again, led the backfield in snaps and touches all yet again, and obtained the excessive-leverage appears to be to be like inside the fairway zone all yet again. He wants to be considered equally to Kerryon Johnson factual now but his manufacturing hasn’t been there so there would possibly be silent a buying window. 

The Eagles misplaced all of Dallas Goedert, Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson early, which meant a broad uptick in snaps for JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins. Seemingly predictably, Zach Ertz noticed 16 targets and albeit disappointed quite with an Eight-72 line, whereas Nelson Agholor noticed Eleven of his non-public and had a solid night with Eight-107-1. 

If any of that trio misses next week, this will also be refined to handicap this receiving corps. Hollins noticed eight targets and outproduced Arcega-Whiteside, but or no longer it’s Arcega-Whiteside that is susceptible to be the most stylish play if he’s all yet again in line for favorable snaps as a plus prospect who would fill made extra noise this offseason if he hadn’t been buried by a deep pass-catching corps. 

  • Signal: Miles Sanders — silent a retract
  • Noise: Zach Ertz/Nelson Agholor — elevated target share (accidents to each person else)

Week 2

Browns 23 – Jets Three

  • Snap Notes: Damion Ratley – sixty one% (+12%), Nick Chubb – sixty one% (-9%), D’Ernest Johnson – 39% (+26%), Le’Veon Bell – Ninety% (-10%), Ty Sir Bernard Law – 35% (+28%), Demaryius Thomas – 10% (+10%)
  • Key Stat: Le’Veon Bell — 10 targets, 10 receptions (19, 16 by intention of two weeks)

The Browns won Monday night, but they didn’t scrutinize colossal offensively set up for a couple of Odell Beckham highlights. Beckham made a phenomenal one-handed favor early, then scored on an 89-yard favor-and-flee leisurely in the zero.33 to originate with a broad 10-6-161-1 day. 

Nick Chubb was once the opposite offensive megastar, catching all four targets he noticed whereas operating routes on a wholesome 55% of dropbacks for the 2nd straight week. With Dontrell Hilliard out, D’Ernest Johnson labored in the support of Chubb and matched his four targets, but Chubb was once out in 5 extra routes. Along with a green zone follow it the most major power (he was once stuffed; he scored from 19 yards out later), Chubb done with 5 excessive-charge touches. He’s a man I was once concerned wouldn’t bag sufficient passing-game work, so the routes and the excessive-charge touches he’s been seeing fill positively elevated him in my eyes. Finally, Kareem Hunt’s return will continue to loom over his leisurely-season Fantasy charge all twelve months. 

Indicators haven’t been as creep for Jarvis Landry. Closing season, his aDOT (Eleven.9) was once higher than four yards elevated than his profession excessive (7.four) at some level of his time with Miami, and it killed his effectivity. Whereas deeper targets on the total suggest a lower favor rate, Landry’s fifty four.four% in 2018 was once a profession low by 12 percentage facets, and he moreover posted the 2nd-lowest YPT of his profession, and that’s the reason a stat that we would inquire to upward push with deeper targets. My hope for 2019 was once the addition of Beckham would enable Landry to shift support to a job that resembled his time with the Dolphins, but to this level he’s considered 14 targets at an aDOT of Eleven.four and caught factual seven for ninety 9 yards. He’s seeing stable volume, but in that role he’s refined to commence in Fantasy.

Damion Ratley obtained a minute extra flee with Rashard Higgins out, whereas Demetrius Harris picked up snaps after David Njoku suffered a concussion after factual 10 snaps. Neither is a Fantasy possibility.

Without Sam Darnold, the Jets became to Trevor Siemian, then became to Luke Falk when Siemian was once knocked from the game. They generated factual 262 yards of whole offense.

Le’Veon Bell looked wholesome, and all yet again played a broad snap share. I illustrious last week how intently all 5 starters played for the Jets, and that trend persevered this week, aside from for Quincy Enunwa, who was once sent to IR. Each and every of Bell, Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, and tight cease Ryan Griffin played no longer much less than Ninety% of the snaps, and the fifth potential place slot was once largely Josh Bellamy with Ty Sir Bernard Law working in a tight quantity in two operating support fashions and a pinch of Demaryius Thomas (seven snaps).

Bell was once the megastar, catching all 10 of his targets and seeing a whopping 31 touches. Thru two weeks, Bell is tied with Austin Ekeler for the most excessive-charge touches among the league’s backs, and the simplest lisp you would possibly presumably presumably safe alongside with his role is the Jets merely are no longer very factual so the scoring opportunities would possibly be restricted. But he’s seeing masses of pass-game work (a whopping 72 routes by intention of two weeks, 2nd in the support of McCaffrey among the league’s RBs), and he appears to be to be like factual on the self-discipline after a twelve months away from the game.

Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder every noticed six targets and four receptions. That’s better for Anderson at his aDOT, and he was once ready to generate Eighty one yards, whereas Crowder is a minute extra volume-dependent (his four catches went for forty). The quarterback lisp will protect them support for a couple of weeks. The Jets attain bag a Week four bye, and or no longer it’s advantageous they’ll bag that out of the methodology whereas Darnold is not always fit to play. 

  • Signal: Nick Chubb — solid routes flee, passing game involvement; Le’Veon Bell — elite routes flee, passing game involvement; Jarvis Landry — aDOT elevated in 2018 range, effectivity lagging
  • Noise: Baker Mayfield — 325 pass yards, 9.Three YPA (numbers would fill looked lots extra pedestrian without Beckham’s YAC on the prolonged touchdown, earlier colossal favor)