Who does week #2 work for? If you own any fantasy football players, then probably not you. That’s because everyone got injured on Sunday. Here’s a list of all the players who didn’t get hurt in week 2:
1. Frank Gore
2. Cal Ripkin
3. Hingle McCringleberry
I’ll have the interns fact check that list, but I’m pretty sure it’s accurate and complete. Some of the big name players affected by the week two injuryocolypse, include Christian McCaffrey, Raheem Mostert, Cam Akers, Davante Adams, Courtland Sutton, Will Fuller, Sterling Shepard, Breshad Perriman, Jimmy Garoppolo, Drew Lock and Nick Bosa. But the biggest fantasy news of the day was Saquon Barkley who took 4 carries for 28 yards before being carted off with a knee injury. The Giants fear the worst: a torn ACL. This is terrible, everyone assemble the prayer octagon for Saquon. If the unthinkable is true, Dion Lewis (10 carries for 20 yards, 4 catches for 36 yards and his 1st touchdown) appears to be the next man up, but the never exciting Wayne Gallman (did not play) is still in the mix. Also, Devonta Freeman is now sleeping outside Giants’ headquarters waiting for the call. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:
Stefon Diggs – 8 catches for 153 yards and his 1st touchdown. Someone get me an American flag because I’m about to take a premature victory lap. In my week 2 fantasy rankings I ranked Diggs as my WR10, 12 spots higher than the Fantasy Pros expert consensus. I also had Diggs ranked as my WR11 in my 2020 draft rankings which was the highest ranking of all 159 experts in the accuracy competition. Someone get me some water, I lapped too hard!
Josh Allen – 24/35 for 417 yards, 4 carries for 18 yards and 4 passing touchdowns. I’d take another victory lap if I wasn’t so winded from that Diggs lap. This pandemic has taken a toll on my cardio.
Devin Singletary – 10 carries for 56 yards, 2 catches for 20 yards. This is going to be a tough backfield to predict in the near-term. I’m still big on Zack Moss (8 carries for 37 yards) but Josh Allen is going to steal a bunch of their touchdowns. Be patient, odds are Moss separates himself at some point down the road.
Gabriel Davis – 1 catch for 6 yards and his 1st career touchdown. I told you last week that he was going to be a good one. Davis is still only deep league relevant, but make sure he’s owned if you play dynasty.
Preston Williams – 1 catch for 26 yards and a 2 point conversion. Saucy Boi dropped a gimme touchdown in this one, so the buy window remains wide open. If you’re in a deep league or a dynasty league, do whatever it takes to get some Saucy Boi in your life.
DeVante Parker – 5 catches for 53 yards and his 1st touchdown. Parker drew a tough match up with Tre’Davious White on him, but still saw 8 targets and found the end zone. At this point he’s must-start when healthy.
Myles Gaskin – 7 carries for 46 yards, 6 catches for 36 yards. It’s clear what happened here: Jordan Howard (5 carries for 4 yards and his 2nd touchdown) insulted Brian Flores’ mother before the game. Both Gaskin and Matt Breida (7 carries for 37 yards, 1 catches for 2 yards) saw more work than Howard in this contest. The Dolphins backfield isn’t exactly a fantasy goldmine, but Gaskin deserves a roster spot in most leagues at this stage.
Mike Gesicki – 8 catches for 130 yards and his 1st touchdown. Fitzmagic and Gesicki have a strong connection which became apparent down the stretch last year. I’m wishing I drafted a little more Gesicki and a lot less Gronk right now.
Gardner Minshew – 30/45 for 339 yards, 4 carries for 19 yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Don’t be fooled, both interceptions were on deflections. At some point all of the stache doubters will finally see the stache and wish they were riding it. Is it weird that I’m excited for the Jaguars vs. Dolphins game this Thursday?
James Robinson – 16 carries for 102 yards, 3 catches for 18 yards and his 1st career touchdown. It’s time to take the undrafted rookie seriously. I know he isn’t name brand, but it’s not like his name’s Donkey Teeth either.
Ryan Tannehill – 18/24 for 239 passing yards, 4 carries for 12 yards and 4 passing touchdowns. Quit sleeping on Tannehill. Try a mattress instead.
Jonnu Smith – 4 catches for 84 yards and his 2nd and 3rd touchdowns. I’m ready to crown Prince Jonnu as a TE1.
Corey Davis – 3 catches for 36 yards and his 1st touchdown. With A.J. Brown (knee) hampered, Davis is finally ready to breakout. I predicted this in my top 60 wide receiver rankings. The Corey Davis breakout, not the A.J. Brown injury; I’m only part sorcerer. 2% sorcerer, 98% jackass.
Miles Sanders – 20 carries for 95 yards, 3 catches for 36 yards and his 1st touchdown as he returned from the hamstring injury. No one else in the Eagles backfield saw more than 4 carries. Hopefully nobody panic-sold Colonel Sanders due to the week one absence, he’s about to fry up first round fantasy value.
Cooper Kupp – 5 catches for 81 yards, 2 carries for 19 yards. No touchdowns yet, but they’re coming. The buy-low window on Kupp will only remain open for so long, dive thru and see what’s on the other side.
Robert Woods – 2 catches for 14 yards, 3 carries for 19 yards and his 1st touchdown. Bobby Trees saved his fantasy day with a rushing touchdown. That’s exactly what you drafted him for, right?
Tyler Higbee – 5 catches for 54 yards and his 1st, 2nd and 3rd touchdowns. So maybe he isn’t a Higbust.
Darrell Henderson – 12 carries for 81 yards, 2 catches for 40 yards and his 1st touchdown. With rookie Cam Akers (3 carries for 13 yards) now dealing with a rib injury and Malcolm Brown (11 carries for 47 yards) still being Malcolm Brown, Henderson is a priority add this week.
David Montgomery – 16 carries for 82 yards, 3 catches for 45 yards and 1 touchdown. I couldn’t take my eyes off that healthy groin. It was all over the field, Full Monty style.
Allen Robinson – 3 catches for 33 yards. Pigskinonator faded ARob hard this week, ranking him as the WR22 (expert consensus was #6). Hey Rudy, give that pig-bot some extra slop this week. It’s earned it!
Evan Engram – 6 catches for 65 yards. Only 8 catches for 74 yards and no touchdowns thru two games makes Engram a nice tight end buy-low option. Use our Free Trade Analyzer to rip your friends off and then laugh at them.
Todd Gurley – 21 carries for 61 yards. It’s not the fantasy day you wanted, but on the plus side we didn’t lose him to the injuryocolypse and he still got 21 carries. There’s some big fantasy days ahead for the Gurleyman.
Julio Jones – 2 catches for 24 yards. Ticker tease! When you see Matt Ryan go 24/36 for 273 yards and 4 touchdowns, this isn’t what you expect from Mr. Jones. He also dropped a touchdown pass from Russell Gage because he hates touchdowns.
Calvin Ridley – 7 catches for 109 yards and his 3rd and 4th touchdowns. I forgot how much Julio hates scoring touchdowns when I projected Ridley for only 7 TDs this year. It sure seems like the Falcons have two fantasy WR1s—assuming Julio is still a WR1.
Dak Prescott – 34/47 for 450 yards, 5 carries for 18 yards, 1 passing touchdown and 3 rushing touchdowns as greedy Ezekiel Elliott (22 carries for 89 yards, 6 catches for 33 yards and his 3rd touchdown) owners cried “vulture!”
CeeDee Lamb – 6 catches for 106 yards. That’s some good schwarma! The first of many 100 yard receiving games for the rookie. Amari Cooper (6 catches for 100 yards) got in on the fun too while Michael Gallup (2 catches for 58 yards) was left out in the cold, only seeing 5 targets compared to 9 for each of Lamb and Cooper.
Aaron Jones – 18 carries for 168 yards, 4 catches for 68 yards and his 2nd, 3rd and 4th touchdowns. We all expected the regression fairies to come for Jones after his 19 touchdowns in 2019, but the Packers horse seems to be tail-swatting them away with ease in the early going
Davante Adams – 3 catches for 36 yards before leaving with a hamstring injury. If Adams misses time then Allen Lazard (3 catches for 45 yards) becomes a solid WR2 and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (3 catches for 64 yards) is on the WR2-3 radar.
Kerryon Johnson – 8 carries for 32 yards and his 1st touchdown. I made a sacrificial drop of Kerryon in a shallow league this past week. The fantasy gods were pleased.
Adrian Peterson – 7 carries for 41 yards. How many more weeks until Matt Patricia is fired? I’ll guess week 5.
Dalvin Cook – 14 carries for 63 yards, 2 catches for 8 yards and his 3rd touchdown. This wasn’t a great game script for Dalvin. Give the man a script with a few jokes and a little more action. Enough of the sappy teen dramas!
Alexander Mattison – 3 carries for 13 yards, 1 catch for 3 yards. Unless your handcuffing Dalvin, drop him for the flavor of the week. Maybe a little Dion Lewis Sorbet or a nice Darrell Henderson Chocolate Chunk.
Jonathan Taylor – 26 carries for 101 yards, 2 catches for 9 yards and his 1st career touchdown. I don’t often recommend buying high, but that’s exactly what you should try to do if you don’t already own JT. He’s a bell cow behind one of the best offensive lines, a top 10 fantasy season is coming and I expect he’s our rookie of the year.
Nyheim Hines – 1 catch for 4 yards. Saw less touches in week 2 than me in high school after those 15 touches in week 1.
Frank Gore – 21 carries for 63 yards. If you would’ve told me Gore would be seeing 21 carries in week 2 then I would’ve said of course he is because it’s 2020. Even getting 20+ carries it’s going to be tough to ever start Gore in this crash and burn Jets offense.
Braxton Berrios – 6 catches for 59 yards and his 1st touchdown. Don’t get too excited here, Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims were out this week and then Breshad Perriman (2 catches for 12 yards) left early with an ankle injury. Also, it’s the Jets offense.
Raheem Mostert – 8 carries for 92 yards and his 2nd touchdown. Busted a monster 80 yard run early before leaving with a knee injury. Early reports say it’s only a mild MCL sprain, but if he misses time then expect Tevin Coleman (14 carries for 12 yards, 2 catches for 28 yards) and Jerick McKinnon (3 carries for 77 yards and his 2nd touchdown) to be digging for gold in San Fran.
Benny Snell – 3 carries for 5 yards, 1 catch for -4 yards and a fumble lost which landed him in the doghouse early. Don’t even ask how much FAAB I spent on Uncle Benny last week. He’ll be a bigger factor moving forward, I still think he’s the best running back in Pittsburgh and it’s only a matter of time.
James Conner – 16 carries for 106 yards, 2 catches for 15 yards and his 1st touchdown. Should’ve known Mike Tomlin would be slow to move on to the better running back. I’d consider selling Conner high off this game if you own him. Use our Free Trade Analyzer to help you piece together a reasonable deal, if you’re into that.
Chase Claypool – 3 catches for 88 yards and his 1st career touchdown. Also, might be better than JuJu. Don’t @ me!
Melvin Gordon – 19 carries for 70 yards, 2 catches for 14 yards and his 2nd touchdown. Salvaged his fantasy line with a late receiving TD. Gordon might be an RB1 while Philip Lindsay (turf toe) is out. P.S. Don’t start running backs against the Steelers’ defense unless you’re feeling lucky, punk.
Courtland Sutton – 3 catches for 66 yards in his return from the shoulder injury. But of course Sutton left with a new knee injury and/or cramping just like every other player this week.
Jerry Jeudy – 4 catches for 62 yards. Guess what, hurt! The rookie phenom left with a rib injury, but at least he returned.
Noah Fant – 4 catches for 57 yards and his 2nd touchdown. Noah looks Fantastic thru two weeks. Sorry, that’s a new low even for me.
Christian McCaffrey – 18 carries for 59 yards, 4 catches for 29 yards and his 3rd and 4th touchdowns. At least we still have McCaffrey, he didn’t get hurt, right? *checks notes* Damn it!! McCaffrey’s getting an MRI on his ankle on Monday! Why can’t we have anything nice?!
Mike Davis – 1 carry for 1 yard, 8 catches for 74 yards. If CMC misses time then it seems Davis is the back you want in Carolina.
D.J. Moore – 8 catches for 120 yards. A lot of this was garbage yardage but it looks like a line drive in the box score. Hmmm may have gotten my sports euphemisms crossed up.
Robby Anderson – 9 catches for 109 yards. I wasn’t a believer after the big week one touchdown, but the 10 targets this week after 8 last week has my interest. Teddy Two-Gloves seems to like throwing to Robby A, consider adding the speedster if he’s still available.
Mike Evans – 7 catches for 104 yards and his 2nd touchdown. As long as Chris Godwin (concussion) is out, Evans will put up monster fantasy numbers. I’m not so secretly hoping Godwiener is back next week.
Rob Gronkowski – No catches on 1 target. One of my favorite tight end draft targets is apparently going to take a lot of patience. I don’t have patience. Cut him and take the loss, my fault.
Leonard Fournette – 12 carries for 103 yards, 4 catches for 13 yards and his 1st and 2nd touchdowns. The Ronald Jones (7 carries for 23 yards, 2 catches for 4 yards and his 1st touchdown) truthers are licking their wounds after this perfromance and I expect it to only get worse. Fournette is 1A to Ronald McDonald Jones’s 1B.
Antonio Gibson – 13 carries for 55 yards, 1 catch for -3 yards and his 1st career touchdown. Shocker, Peyton Barber (1 carry for 1 yard) wasn’t actually the answer. Gibson is the guy for the uh, Football Team, and I don’t think it’s too late to buy him. There’s a chance for high end RB2 production rest of season.
Terry McLaurin – 7 catches for 125 yards and his 1st touchdown. Don’t worry Pigskinonator, your heart throb escaped the NFL’s injuryocalypse. Pigskinonator projected Terrence of Scarabia as the WR6 this week, even up against Patrick Peterson. Sign up for a 7 day free trial of all there Razzball fantasy football tools to get some of that hot robot in your life.
Kyler Murray – 26/38 for 286 yards, 8 carries for 67 yards, 1 passing touchdown and his 2nd and 3rd rushing touchdowns. Alright, I think I’ve finally recovered from that Stefon Diggs victory lap so let’s run it back. Kyler is the man and I own him on almost every one of my 1,000 fantasy teams. I also picked him as this year’s fantasy MVP and real life MVP on the Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast. I’m ready to crown Murray as this year’s Lamar Jackson and he has my vote for president, no way this is pre-mature.
DeAndre Hopkins – 8 catches for 68 yards and his 1st touchdown. Nuk is really benefiting for the quarterback upgrade from Houston to Arizona.
Christian Kirk – 2 catches for 57 yards. Someone grab the legs, we can’t just leave this dead body lying in the middle of the field. Wait, I think he moved! Kirk isn’t dead yet! Still, it’s time to move on in shallower leagues and circle back if he builds on this.
Kenyan Drake – 20 carries for 86 yards, 2 catches for 9 yards. I’ve always wondered why we don’t see more Kenyan’s in the NFL. Those guys are elite runners.
Justin Herbert – The big story from this game was the rookie’s debut after the injuryocolypse took Tyrod Taylor with a pregame chest injury. Now guys are even getting injured in the pregame warmups! As for Dr. Hibbert, he looked shockingly good with no first team practice reps this week (I assume). I’m not sure the doctor ever gives this job back to Tyrod.
Austin Ekeler – 16 carries for 93 yards, 4 catches for 55 yards. A nice bounce back game after seeing no targets in week one, but the best is yet to come. Keep trying to buy if you don’t already own him.
Joshua Kelley – 23 carries for 64 yards, 2 catches for 49 yards. Number three on my top sleepers list from the preseason, rookie Joshua Kelley saw a stunning 23 carries in week two. I mentioned he might slide right into the Melvin Gordon role in this offense and it looks like that’s exactly what’s happening. The kid looks great, I hope you grabbed him.
Keenan Allen – 7 catches for 96 yards. If Dr. Hibbert is the QB moving forward that’s likely a good thing for Allen based on this week’s usage. Herbert looked Keenan’s way 10 times, smart man.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 10 carries for 38 yards, 6 catches for 32 yards. I saw someone on Reddit say CEH had a 15 point fantasy floor. Not sure if that person knows what “floor” means. Now don’t get me wrong, I think Edwards-Helaire is a great fantasy asset. But week one of 2020 just might end up being the high water mark for his fantasy value for his entire career.
Travis Kelce – 9 catches for 90 yards and his 2nd touchdown. Imagine drafting Kittle ahead of a guy with the track record of health and production like Kelce’s.
Tyreek Hill – 5 catches for 99 yards and his 2nd touchdown. The Cheetah turned another dud game into a pretty line with a couple late catches. He’s always just one play away from breaking things open.
Lamar Jackson – 18/24 for 204 yards, 16 carries for 54 yards and 1 passing touchdown. Just alright for a running back.
Mark Ingram – 9 carries for 55 yards, 2 catches for 22 yards and his 1st touchdown. This following his 10 touches in week one. Ingram can still be productive with 10-12 touches, but I’m thinking he’s more RB3 than RB2 moving forward, with this type of usage.
J.K. Dobbins – 2 carries for 48 yards, 1 catch for 13 yards. The rookie missed a block early and found himself a seat on the bench for most of the first half. Gus Edwards (10 carries for 73 yards) took advantage of the opportunity, but I’d expect this game ends up as an exception rather than the rule. Dobbins also showed he doesn’t need many touches to be a real difference maker; just wait til he’s seeing 20 touches per game down the road.
Mark Andrews – 1 catch for 29 yards. A rare disappointing game for LJax and the Ravens passing weapons as Marquise Brown (5 catches for 42 yards) didn’t light the world on fire either. I was thinking, lighting the world on fire seems like a bad thing doesn’t it? The saying should be “put the west coast fires out,” or something more woke.
Deshaun Watson – 25/36 for 275 yards, 5 carries for 17 yards, 1 passing touchdown and 1 interception. Watson was seen on the sideline checking his phone for messages from DeAndre Hopkins every few minutes.
David Johnson – 11 carries for 34 yards, 2 catches for 16 yards. Not the best follow up to a strong week one performance, but on the plus side there might be a nice buying opportunity off this dud. Buyer beware of the injury risks though, Johnson injuries are the worst! Once I had this—nevermind.
Jordan Akins – 7 catches for 55 yards. It was Darren Fells (2 catches for 23 yards and 1 touchdown) who found the end zone this week, but after playing 81% of snaps in week one and now hauling all 7 of his targets in week two, Akins is the big man to own down in Houston.
Cam Newton – 30/44 for 397 yards, 11 carries for 47 yards, 1 passing touchdown, 1 interception and his 3rd and 4th rushing touchdown. Superman couldn’t soar into the end zone for the game winner, but it’s safe to say he’s back to full strength. Faster than a speeding bullet.
N’Keal Harry – 8 catches for 78 yards. After seeing 6 targets in week one The Big Harry saw 12 targets this week. With Newton looking sharp, I’m buying Harry wherever I can. He might be able to play Robin to Superman this year. Is that the right sidekick?
Julian Edelman – 8 catches for 179 yards. That’s a career high 179 receiving yards! I guess Edelman isn’t missing Brady all that much.
Russell Wilson – 21/28 for 288 yards, 5 carries for 39 yards, 5 passing touchdowns and 1 interception. Pete let Russ cook again this week and he whipped up a beautiful amuse-bouche. Wilson now has 9 passing touchdowns thru two weeks and is on pace for 72, not bad.
Chris Carson – 17 carries for 72 yards, 3 catches for 36 yards and his 3rd touchdown. Thru two weeks, all three of Carson’s touchdowns have been of the receiving variety as he’s been Russ’s head sous chef.