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Week 2 Game Recaps

Week 2 recap

Below you’ll find Week 2 Game Recaps for every game played on Sunday.

Sunday Early Afternoon Games

MIA at BAL

  • Miami

    • Tua Tagovailoa has had back-to-back games over eight yards per attempt.
    • Raheem Mostert out-touched Chase Edmonds and this backfield is now a committee.
    • Jaylen Waddle lined up wide on 80% of plays, and with the Ravens’ zone coverage, all of his in-breaking routes resulted in him getting covered by a linebacker or safety.
    • Tyreek Hill came out of the game briefly due to cramping, and when he came back, he caught two passes deep down the field for over 100 yards and a touchdown.
    • Mike Gesicki ran 31 routes on Sunday and will be a game script dependent player. 
    • Gesicki is not a capable blocker but is a capable receiver, and McDaniels recognizes that.
    • The defense of Miami looked poor, and I believe when they play these elite offenses, we will have games with a lot of shootout potential. 
  • Baltimore

    • The Ravens are still operating as a pass-first team, and it is still to be determined whether that stays when J.K. Dobbins returns.
    • Lamar Jackson continues to shine as a passer, and showed off his speed in the running game with his 79-yard rushing touchdown.
    • The rushing attack with Kenyan Drake and Mike Davis will be gone when Dobbins and Gus Edwards can go.
    • The receiving room will be Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman, who combined for 18 receptions and had over 100 yards each.
    • The Dolphins ran over 50% man coverage against them and consistently won.
    • The wide receiver two role for this Ravens team will be a revolving door, and they have plenty of players to utilize there.
    • Devin Duvernay, Demarcus Robinson, and Isaiah Likely will be fighting for third in line for targets.
    • Isaiah Likely is the one I am keeping my eye on at the tight end position. When he gets on the field, they want to target him. Likely has nine targets through two weeks.

-Jordan Vanek (@JordanVanekDFS)

HOU at DEN

  • Texans

    • Davis Mills had a terrible game, completing just 50% of his passes for 177 yards. He remains a fringe option in superflex leagues.
    • Dameon Pierce was the bell cow in this game, handling all 15 RB carries. Pierce only had one target to Burkhead’s three, but this is most likely a changing of the guard situation, with the fourth-round rookie dominating usage in Week 2. He is still nothing more than a low-end RB2 in any given week, though, as he lacks high-end pass-game usage, and the overall Texans’ offense will continue to suppress his ceiling.
    • Brandin Cooks led the team in targets again, this time with 10. He only had 4-54-0 receiving, but he did see two of the team’s three red zone targets. He is a weekly WR2 who should frequently see double digit targets in a bad offense.
    • Nico Collins had nine targets after a quiet Week 1, and turned it into a 4-58-0 statline. He should not be rostered in most leagues, though, as the floor and ceiling remain low every week for any non-Cooks WRs on the Texans.
    • No Texans TE should crack your starting fantasy lineups or clog a spot on your bench.
Javonte Williams
Javonte Williams (33) leaps over HOU safety Jonathan Owens (36) in the 2nd quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. -Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Broncos

    • Russell Wilson continues to avoid any chef activities as a Denver Bronco. He completed a dismal 45% of his passes for 219 yards, taking three sacks. He now has under 30 total fantasy points through two weeks, and is just a low-end QB1 moving forward.
    • Javonte Williams led the team in both carries in targets in Week 2, after ceding the majority of the rushing to Melvin Gordon in Week 1. Javonte handled 15 of 25 RB carries, had the only goal line rush in Week 2, and ran 20 routes to Gordon’s nine. Javonte is a high-end RB2 based on usage, while Gordon is just a bench stash that requires a Javonte injury to be fantasy relevant.
    • After stronger underlying usage than Jerry Jeudy in Week 1, Courtland Sutton had a strong performance in Week 2. Partly due to Jeudy suffering an injury at the start of this game, Sutton managed a team-high 11 targets, turning it into a 7-122-0 statline. He had three red zone targets (two in the end zone), and has at least 121 air yards in both games.
    • Jeudy left the game after only five routes, but appears to have avoided a major injury.
    • In Jeudy’s absence, there was an ugly WR rotation led by Kendall Hinton. No DEN receivers outside Sutton and Jeudy should be rostered in fantasy.
    • After a strong Week 1, Albert Okwuegbunam was held to no catches on two targets. Given the state of the TE position, Okwuegbunam should remain in the low-end TE1 conversation moving forward.

-Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets)

NE at PIT

  • Patriots

    • Mac Jones played much better against the Steelers than he did against Miami, but doesn’t have any fantasy upside due to the talent around him.
    • Jakobi Meyers is the fantasy WR you want in this offense, as he continues to have a high target share, and can give you a good floor in PPR formats.
    • Nelson Agholor had a big week; however, this is not someone to trust going forward.
    • Kendrick Bourne is getting closer to getting out of the doghouse for this team, but this is not the passing offense you want to start in fantasy.
    • Damien Harris is the lead rusher, but with no more Ty Montgomery, Rhamondre Stevenson took over the passing game role.
    • Stevenson ran 14 more routes than Harris, and going forward that is the role you will want in your fantasy leagues.
    • This is going to be a shared backfield, and between the two I am much more interested in Stevenson’s role than Harris. 
  • Steelers

    • Mitchell Trubisky has averaged 5.1 yards per attempt this season, and it is only a matter of time before Kenny Pickett sees the field.
    • Diontae Johnson has back-to-back games with over ten targets and continues to be the No. 1 pass catcher in this offense.
    • Pat Freiermuth is a start-able TE because of volume, and the scarcity of production at the TE position.
    • Chase Claypool is the third option in this offense, and with Trubisky starting, he’s not the player I want starting on my fantasy rosters.
    • George Pickens is running a majority of the routes, but he is barely getting targeted in this offense so far.
    • Najee Harris continues to get the volume we expect and continues to be inefficient due to the lack of a good offensive line.
    • With the injuries that Harris is dealing with, he still received 20 touches, and five of them came through the passing game.

-Jordan Vanek (@JordanVanekDFS)

NYJ at CLE

  • Jets

    • Joe Flacco can support productive fantasy players, and it will be up in the air for this passing game when Zach Wilson returns.
    • Elijah Moore led the team in routes, but Flacco is not force-feeding him the ball, and that’s been an unfortunate outcome for Elijah Moore fantasy managers.
    • Garrett Wilson has earned the big role, and with his talent, he should be viewed as a fantasy asset. 
    • Wilson had 14 targets, eight receptions, 102 yards, and two touchdowns. They went to him when the game was on the line, and the Jets were able to come out with the win.
    • Tyler Conklin and Corey Davis are a product of their passing volume, and the good news is that the Jets are not projected to be winning in many games this year.
    • Breece Hall and Michael carter continue to split work, and in Week 2, Ty Johnson frustratingly mixed in as well.
    • There is no clear indication of one taking over the snaps; with that, they are low-end RB2s (maximum) until further notice. 
  • Browns

    • Jacoby Brissett will continue to produce under 250 passing yards, and the Browns WRs will fluctuate in production.
    • Last week it was Donovan Peoples-Jones, this week it was Amari Cooper, and this pass-catching room is undesirable.
    • Nick Chubb received six of the eight red zone touches in the running back room and scored three touchdowns. 
    • Kareem Hunt was still involved – getting 15 touches, and this backfield is touchdown-dependent for who has the RB1-caliber fantasy week.
    • This Browns’ offensive line continues to dominate, and the backfield will continue to be the lucrative fantasy piece of the offense.

-Jordan Vanek (@JordanVanekDFS)

TB at NO

  • Buccaneers
    • Tom Brady was noticeably affected by the injuries to Chris Godwin, Julio Jones, and the offensive line. He averaged just 5.6 yards per attempt in Week 2, completing only 53% of his passes.
    • Leonard Fournette continues to dominate the RB touches in TB, with 24 of 26 RB carries, and 25 routes run to Rachaad White’s zero. He hasn’t found the end zone yet, but the usage is still high-end RB1 caliber.
    • Mike Evans was held in check (again) by Marshon Lattimore, with four targets and a 3-61-0 statline prior to his ejection.
    • Russell Gage ran a team-high 28 routes, but could only muster five catches for 28 yards on six targets. He should see increased targets in Week 3 with Evans’ suspension.
    • Scott Miller ran only 19 routes, fifth among TB receiving options, but led the team with eight targets. He should make for an intriguing DFS option in Week 3, with more opportunities from Evans’ suspension.
    • Breshad Perriman is another Week 3 DFS play, after running 27 routes and seeing five targets, which he turned into a 3-45-1 statline.
  • Saints
    • Dealing with fractures in his back, Jameis Winston struggled, too. Despite an NFL-high 529 air yards (114 more than any other QB this season), his 236 passing yards ranked just 28th on the year.
    • Without Alvin Kamara, the Saints had a three-way RB committee: Mark Ingram (25 snaps, 10 carries, 9 routes, 2 targets), Tony Jones (32 snaps, 2 carries, 23 routes, 2 targets), Dwayne Washington (22 snaps, 4 carries, 0 routes).
    • Chris Olave had 13 targets and 334 air yards (!!), and turned it into a 5-80-0 statline. Olave had a red zone target and an end zone target, too.
    • Michael Thomas led the team with 42 routes and had another strong fantasy performance with 18.5 PPR points. He had nine targets, and he turned it into a 6-65-1 statline. Thomas had one of three end zone targets in this game.
    • Jarvis Landry was quiet in Week 2, with only five targets, and a 4-25-0 statline. The average target depth of four, after it was nearly 14 in Week 1, was an unfortunate change in usage for him.
    • Juwan Johnson continues to be the primary receiving TE. After 30 routes and five targets in Week 1, Johnson ran 33 routes, and turned seven targets into 4-40-0 receiving. One of his targets came in the end zone, and he’s an interesting stash in fantasy leagues.

-Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets)

WAS at DET

  • Commanders

    • Carson Wentz took a step back against the Detroit Lions, but the negative game script provided a high fantasy output.
    • Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Curtis Samuel are a trio that will limit the upside of each other but will get plenty of work in the receiving game.
    • McLaurin and Dotson are getting more work down the field as they both received 30+ yard targets.
    • Curtis Samuel will continue getting the short route and intermediate role, and in PPR leagues, will continue to have a safe floor.
    • Antonio Gibson didn’t get the full workload, and his fantasy output reflected that. 
    • J.D. McKissic had 21 routes run to Gibson’s 20, and out-targeted him seven to four.
    • Gibson is a high-upside RB2 until Brian Robinson returns.

jared goff

  • Lions

    • Jared Goff’s connection with Amon-Ra St. Brown was put on full display, as he had a 35% target share, and went for 116 yards and two touchdowns.
    • St. Brown is a WR1 going forward and will continue being a high-end producer.
    • D.J. Chark was unable to generate any production on four targets, is a boom-bust option at the WR position, and is not trustworthy to start going forward.
    • T.J. Hockenson is an okay starting TE but is not someone that looks to be making the leap into the Top-5 TE consideration.
    • D’Andre Swift was limited during the week with an ankle injury, and only received five attempts to Jamaal Williams’ 12 attempts.
    • Williams will always limit the ceiling of Swift, but I believe in closer games his workload will be bigger.

-Jordan Vanek (@JordanVanekDFS)

IND at JAX

  • Colts

    • Matt Ryan is not playing well right now, and without Michael Pittman, he doesn’t have an answer in the passing game.
    • Ryan was pressured on 40% of dropbacks, sacked five times, and threw three interceptions.
    • Jonathan Taylor had an off week, and that was due to the game script limiting him to just nine rushing attempts.
    • Ashton Dulin was the WR to step up in Pittman’s absence, as he had a 24% target share.
  • Jaguars

    • Trevor Lawrence continues to look good in this new offense, averaging 7.8 yards per attempt this week.
    • The best news for him was that he was only pressured on 13% of dropbacks, and that will go a long way toward him producing.
    • Christian Kirk is the WR1 in this offense and will be a WR2 in fantasy each week.
    • Zay Jones and Marvin Jones will be boom-bust flex options in deeper leagues.
    • Evan Engram is a start-able TE as he had a 27% target share leading to 11 PPR fantasy points.
    • James Robinson is the lead back in this offense, out touching Travis Etienne 25 to 12, and getting three of the four red zone carries.
    • I still believe Etienne is a very talented player; however, Robinson looks to be 100% recovered from his Achilles injury.

-Jordan Vanek (@JordanVanekDFS)

CAR at NYG

  • Panthers

    • The Ben McAdoo offense is not looking great to begin the year, and the Panthers will struggle because of it.
    • Baker Mayfield only completed 48% of his passes, and has looked very inaccurate to begin the season.
    • Christian McCaffrey had his workload increased, and it resulted in him getting 128 yards on 20 touches. 
    • Baker Mayfield targeted seven different players and without the target share expected, D.J. Moore and McCaffrey have their ceilings limited.
    • D.J. Moore was able to find the end zone, and was tied for the team lead with six targets.
    • Shi Smith tied him with six targets, and Robbie Anderson and McCaffrey each saw five targets.
    • Nobody outside of McCaffrey and Moore is start-able in fantasy formats going forward.
    • The Panthers are running about ten fewer offensive plays than the average team through two weeks.
christian McCaffrey
Christian McCaffrey (22) runs with the ball against NYG defensive back Fabian Moreau (37) during the 4th quarter at MetLife Stadium. – Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
  • Giants

    • Daniel Jones had a poor game as well, averaging 5.2 yards per attempt, but did see ten rushing attempts.
    • Saquon Barkley had an underwhelming day, and that was because the Panthers’ were able to hit him at or behind the line of scrimmage on 57% of carries.
    • Barkley still ran a ton of routes, will get targeted plenty, and should have a bounce-back week against the Dallas Cowboys.
    • Sterling Shepard and Richie James are the top WRs on this roster right now. Shepard had ten targets and James had six.
    • Kenny Golladay ran two routes the entire game.
    • Kadarius Toney saw 15 routes, and if you are in deep leagues, I am willing to give it some time for him to earn his way on the field.

-Jordan Vanek (@JordanVanekDFS)

Sunday Late Afternoon Games

ATL at LAR

  • Atlanta

    • Marcus Mariota came back to life in Week 2. After 12 rush attempts for 72 yards and a TD in Week 1, he ran six times for 16 yards in Week 2. He remains a fringe fantasy option in 12-team leagues, with a moderate floor and a low-20 point ceiling.
    • After 22 carries and five targets in Week 1, Cordarrelle Patterson came back down to earth, with only 10 carries and no targets in Week 2. He still saw 40 of 68 RB snaps, but rookie Tyler Allgeier chipped in with 10 carries, too. Patterson should again be started in Week 3, but another week with usage like this, and he may be relegated to your fantasy bench.
    • Kyle Pitts continues to be out-played by Drake London. In Week 1, the usage was similar, as Pitts had the same number of targets, but more air yards. Week 2 was concerning for Pitts, as he ran 29 routes to London’s 28; however, London saw 12 targets, and posted a 8-86-1 statline, while Pitts turned three targets into a 2-19-0 line. London is a low-end WR2 going forward, and Pitts is still an every-week starter at TE, but Mariota appears to have a stronger connection with London through two games.
  • Rams
    • Stafford had a bounce-back fantasy performance in Week 2, throwing for 272 yards, 3 passing TDs, and nearly 21 fantasy points. He once again had multiple interceptions though, and this entire Rams offense does not look nearly as effective as the 2021 version.
    • In Week 1, Darrell Henderson out-snapped Cam Akers (54-12), out-carried Akers (13-3), and received all five RB targets. Week 2 was much different, as the snaps were only slightly in favor of Henderson (35-27). Akers received 15 carries to Henderson’s 13, and Akers also had all three RB targets in Week 2. If I had to bet on one of them to emerge, it would be Akers, due to the draft capital, prospect profile, and history of Akers seeing better usage than Henderson when both active. Week 1 appears to be the anomaly.
    • Cooper Kupp continues to be a fantasy cheat code with at least 14 targets, 11 receptions, 108 yards, at least one TD, and over 31 fantasy points in both games this year.
    • Allen Robinson bounced back in Week 2, with five targets, turning it into a 4-53-1 statline. He had two of the team’s six red zone targets, too. His ceiling appears to be capped with Cooper Kupp in the fold, but Robinson is still a weekly starter in fantasy.
    • Tyler Higbee continues to have monster usage with the absence of Van Jefferson. Higbee has performed better than Robinson to this point, with nine or more targets in both games for a 26% target share on the season. Higbee had two end zone targets in Week 2 and a third target that came in the red zone. He is a mid-range TE1 until the usage changes.

-Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets)

ARI at LV

  • Cardinals
    • Kyler Murray averaged exactly 5.7 yards per attempt again in Week 2, and he also ran the ball exactly five times. The fantasy points were there in Week 2 (23) thanks to a rushing score and a two-point conversion, but until we see his rushing usage change or his weapons get healthier, Murray is only a mid-range QB1.
    • James Conner’s ankle injury is considered minor, and in his absence, Darrel Williams out-snapped Eno Benjamin (46-42). Both had eight carries, and Darrel was nearly two times more efficient on the ground. Darrel ran 22 routes to Eno’s 18, but Eno had four targets to Darrel’s three. This appears to be a true 50-50 committee should Conner miss time.
    • After a quiet Week 1, Marquise Brown had 11 targets, producing a 6-68-0 statline. His two red zone targets portend TDs in the future.
    • Greg Dortch only had four targets in Week 2 – after nine in Week 1 – but still remained fantasy relevant, catching all four for 55 yards and a TD. He continues to be flex-viable in Rondale Moore’s absence.
    • Zach Ertz ran a whopping 48 routes in Week 2, and appears to be past his preseason injury woes. He tied Brown with a team-high 11 targets, catching eight for 75 yards. While he didn’t find the end zone, he did have a team-high two end zone targets, and another one in the red zone. He is a small step below the top fantasy TEs like Travis Kelce and Darren Waller heading into Week 3.
Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray (1) scores on a three-yard TD run against the Raiders with no time left in regulation at Allegiant Stadium. – Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Raiders
    • Derek Carr struggled against a Cardinals secondary that was toyed with by Patrick Mahomes in Week 1. Carr only averaged 6.5 yards per attempt, but the Raiders protected him better, as he was only sacked one time in Week 2, after five times Week 1.
    • Josh Jacobs dominated RB snaps in Week 2, with 46 to Zamir White’s 12. Jacobs had 19 of 20 RB carries, and had the only RB target on the day. He also had three carries inside the red zone, with one of them coming at the goal line. He’s a mid-range RB2 if he can continue to see this type of usage, and his 9.1 fantasy points in Week 2 appear to be his floor.
    • After a league-high 17 targets in Week 1, Adams disappointed, with only seven targets, and a 2-12-1 statline in Week 2.
    • Hunter Renfrow led the team with 10 targets in Week 2, and his 7-59-0 statline is reflective of his paltry 1.9 air yards per target. He did see two of the team’s seven red zone targets, but none of Carr’s five end zone targets went to Renfrow.
    • Darren Waller had another strong game in Week 2, with eight targets, and a 6-50-1 statline. He had a team-high two end zone targets (tied with Adams), but only ran 25 routes to Adams’ 40. Waller is still a Top-3 option at TE moving forward.

-Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets)

CIN at DAL

  • Bengals

    • Joe Burrow has now been sacked at least six times in each game. He averaged only 5.5 yards per attempt in Week 2, and was held to 199 passing yards, despite a healthy Tee Higgins. He is a low-end QB1 until the line play improves.
    • Joe Mixon had another monster workload in Week 2, with 19 carries, 24 routes, and four targets. He saw 23 of the team’s 25 RB opportunities in Week 2 overall, and is a high-end RB1 going forward.
    • Tee Higgins led the team in targets in Week 2 with 10, putting up a 6-71-1 statline. He saw the team’s only end zone target and the only other red zone target.
    • Ja’Marr Chase played second fiddle to Higgins in Week 2 with nine targets and a 5-54-0 statline. Higgins’ target depth was roughly 50% higher than Chase in Week 2, as well. Minimal concern, Chase is still a top-5 weekly option at the WR position.
    • Tyler Boyd continued last year’s trend, where he fades out of the main gameplan when both Chase and Higgins are healthy. Despite running a similar number of routes, he only had two targets, and went 2-17-0 on the day.
    • Hayden Hurst had another strong game, despite Higgins’ return. Hurst now has at least seven targets in both games, and remains a low-end TE1 candidate in 12-team leagues.
  • Cowboys

    • Cooper Rush performed at an adequate level to secure the win, but he is not fantasy relevant. His 225 passing yards came on only 178 air yards, and his 13.6 fantasy points in Week 2 are the outcome you should expect each week.
    • Ezekiel Elliott disappointed in fantasy, with exactly 5.9 points (again). He handled 15 of the 24 RB carries, and ran 18 of the 30 RB routes. However, the team’s weak offense will hold him back until Dak returns.
    • Tony Pollard was incredibly efficient in Week 2, with seven targets on his 12 routes. He also had the team’s only goal line rush of the day. He is a fringe flex play until Dak returns, and his 19.8 fantasy points in Week 2 are likely his high water mark with Cooper Rush.
    • CeeDee Lamb had 11 targets again, turning them into a 7-75-0 statline. The TDs will be hard to come by in the Cooper Rush offense, with only one red zone target thrown in this game (to Noah Brown).
    • Noah Brown had a career day, with five targets, turning it into a 5-91-1 statline and over 20 fantasy points. He should remain on your fantasy bench, as a 16% target share in Week 2 is largely unspectacular.
    • Dalton Schultz has apparently avoided a serious injury, and is a low-end TE1 until Dak returns.

-Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets)

SEA at SF

  • Seahawks

    • Geno Smith was exposed in Week 2, as he had another game below seven yards per attempt. The game plans have been extremely conservative, as he has completed at least 80% of his passes in both games, yet hasn’t cracked 200 passing yards yet. 
    • The RB position was a three-way committee, rendering all three useless for fantasy. Travis Homer led the team with 37 snaps due to game script, but only had two carries and four targets. Rashaad Penny had 20 snaps to Kenneth Walker’s 11, and Penny out-carried him six to four. Walker had the team’s only red-zone rush, and had the three remaining RB targets. Penny is borderline droppable with Walker’s return, and Walker likely needs a Penny injury to crack your starting lineup. I’d stash Walker and avoid Penny and Homer for fantasy football.
    • Tyler Lockett dominated the usage and the box score in Week 2, hauling in a team-high nine receptions for 107 yards on 11 targets. Lockett is still nothing more than a flex play in this offense each week, due to Geno Smith.
    • D.K. Metcalf’s usage took a step back, and once again the fantasy points were lacking. He brought in four of six targets for only 35 yards. Metcalf did see the team’s only end zone target, but is little more than a weekly WR3 in this offense.
    • No Seahawks TE should be rostered in fantasy football, with Noah Fant running less than half as many routes as Tyler Lockett.
  • 49ers

    • Trey Lance fractured his ankle and will not return this season.
    • Jimmy Garoppolo played adequately in relief, with 7.3 yards per attempt, a 62% completion rate, a passing TD, four carries, and a rushing TD. He is only a viable option in superflex leagues moving forward.
    • In Elijah Mitchell’s absence, Jeff Wilson handled 18 carries to Tyrion Davis-Price’s 14. Wilson had the only two RB targets, as well. Jeff Wilson, Davis-Price, and Kyle Juszczyk each had two red zone carries, though Juszczyk had both of his come at the goal line – Wilson and TDP each had only one come at the goal line. Wilson should be started again in Week 2, and Davis-Price is a strong bench stash.
    • Brandon Aiyuk definitely missed Jimmy G, leading the team with eight targets, and reeling in five for 63 yards. He also had the team’s lone red zone target in Week 2. Aiyuk is a fringe fantasy starter at WR.
    • Deebo Samuel had six targets and four carries, both lower than his Week 1 output. He remains a middling WR2 if this type of usage continues.
    • George Kittle missed Week 2 due to injury, and his backup Ross Dwelley should not be rostered in fantasy football. Do not chase his Week 2 TD, as it came on his only target.

-Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets)

Sunday Night Football

CHI at GB

  • Bears

    • Justin Fields is a fringe fantasy starter due to his rushing ability, with at least eight carries in both games. However, he completed eight of 17 passes in Week 1, then only seven of 11 passes in Week 2, despite trailing the entire game. This type of ultra-conservative play-calling renders all Bears pass-catchers as weekly sits.
    • David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert splits snaps again (33 – 21), but Montgomery saw 15 of the 19 RB carries in Week 2, turning it into 122 rushing yards. Herbert actually had an even higher yards per attempt in Week 2, but will need more opportunities to crack your weekly fantasy lineup. Herbert remains a bench stash, and Montgomery is a low-end RB2 each week.
    • Darnell Mooney led the team with 16 routes, turning it into two targets. He should not be started in fantasy until the pass attempts tick up overall.
    • Cole Kmet again was held without a catch and should no longer be rostered outside of deeper, TE-premium formats.
  • Packers

    • Aaron Rodgers is still not a startable fantasy QB in 12-team leagues, as he could only muster 18 fantasy points against a weak Bears defense, after being held to under seven fantasy points in Week 1. The lack of high-end pass-catching weapons is hindering his weekly floor and ceiling.
    • Aaron Jones was once again out-carried by A.J. Dillon (18 – 15), but Jones turned his carries into far more rushing yards (132 – 61). Jones also turned his three targets into 38 yards and a score, while Dillon only brought in one for six yards. Dillon remains a low-end RB2 each week, and Jones is back in the RB1 conversation after seeing 18 opportunities in Week 2, after only 10 in Week 1.
    • No Packers WR should be consistently started in fantasy football, but if I were to rank them as bench stashes, I’d lean Allen Lazard, followed by Romeo Doubs, then Christian Watson. Sammy Watkins can be monitored after turning a team-high four targets into a 3-93-0 statline in Week 2, but this target tree is far too flat for any of the Packers WRs to crack your Week 3 lineups.

-Josh Larky (@JLarkyTweets)

Thanks for reading along with our Week 2 Game Recaps. We’ll have full Week 3 Rankings up on the site starting tomorrow, after we take in and fully process all this new game information.

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