Just briefly, we always start with a bit of housekeeping upfront – I already covered Jaylen Waddle, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Drake London and more in my Week 2 target report, so please be sure to check that one out as well! 

Now, let’s jump right into NFL Week 2 snap counts and subsequent analysis… 

“Hollywood” Brown becomes an Action hero 

It was a nightmare collapse for the Las Vegas Raiders and their faithful, and Marquise Brown was at the other end of their misery, smiling after Arizona’s heroic victory. “Hollywood” led all receivers in Week 2 snaps, totaling 81 plays on his way to six receptions and 68 yards. In all honesty? With 81 snaps, we’d like to see more stat sheet productivity from Brown. I think he will improve on his conversion rate in the immediate weeks ahead. Zach Ertz and Greg Dortch cut into some of his production in Week 2. 

Jahan Dotson stays hot

I covered this promising rookie in my Week 1 snap count report, and he pops up again here, outdoing himself with 73 snaps after last week’s 68. After an immediate breakout in Week 1, Dotson finished third in WR snaps in Week 2, trailing only the aforementioned Brown and his battle-tested teammate, A.J. Green. This time around, young Dotson turned his 73 snaps into 59 yards and a TD. That’s three receiving touchdowns in just two weeks for Dotson, and veteran signal-caller Carson Wentz is absolutely loving what he’s seeing out there. 

Keenan Allen’s injury opens the door… 

The Chargers’ Pro Bowl wide receiver missed Thursday Night Football against the division-rival Chiefs with a hamstring injury, and intriguing Joshua Palmer popped up for 68 snaps in his stead. Unfortunately, Palmer didn’t make much of a case for continued volume, as he turned those 68 snaps into just four receptions for 30 yards. He salvaged his day a bit with a late touchdown, but both Mike Williams and Gerald Everett thoroughly outplayed him within Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert-led passing attack. 

One 49er goes down, another steps up

The San Francisco 49ers sadly lost QB Trey Lance for the season, but one positive out of their Week 2 performance was the re-emergence of promising WR Brandon Aiyuk. With Jimmy Garoppolo under center most of the day, Aiyuk totaled 67 snaps resulting in five receptions for 63 yards. He out-snapped and out-targeted his superstar teammate, Deebo Samuel. It wasn’t a WOW performance from Aiyuk, but it was undoubtedly a step in the right direction. 

Russ is still trying to figure things out in Denver

It hasn’t been particularly pretty for the BroncosRussell Wilson-led offense, but Courtland Sutton was a clear bright spot in his team’s Week 2 victory over the pesky Houston Texans. Sutton totaled 66 snaps resulting in a monster performance: seven receptions for 122 yards on a day when his team only scored 16 total points. Sutton was a fantasy darling heading into this season with Wilson calling the shots, and this performance certainly inspires confidence in owners going forward. 

I’ll see ya right back here next week! 

John Frascella is a published author who has been covering the NFL for 18 years. Follow him on Twitter @LegendSports7 for all things football throughout another jaw-dropping NFL season.