What we learned on Week 2?

We learned a few things in Week 2, so here’s a weekly player analysis to help you figure out what to do with some of your players this week.


A. Rodgers: In case you haven’t realized yet, you should absolutely NOT bench Rodgers any week. He is the best QB in the NFL and he will likely end up in the top 3 in Fantasy (with Brady and Luck).

T. Brady: He’s pissed off with all this “deflategate” and is proving  that they are the best team in the NFL and maybe the best quarterback as well every-damn-game.

C. Palmer: They have a solid running game and three good WRs, Palmer is a top 10 QB hands down as long as he stays healthy (I know is a big “if”, so I hope you have a backup-up plan). He is without a doubt a QB1 and should be starting weekly.

T. Taylor: I have to admit that I was down on this kid, but he showed he can throw the ball against anyone and of course, that he can run the ball pretty well. He is worth a roster spot and if he keeps putting up numbers (15.8 week 1 and 25.98 week 2) he could be a nice QB2 to start.

M. Mariota: Even with the bad loss to the Browns, he still managed to throw for 250+ yards and 2 TDs (he lost 2 fumbles though). He could end up in the top 20 QB at least, so I would definitely add him to my team and play the match ups.


Running Backs

D. Williams: I just realized he’s the best RB in Fantasy so far, that’s huge! However, I don’t see the Steelers limiting Bell’s role, but I’d stash Williams in case of injury and he could even get some valuable touches at the goal line.

D. Lewis: He has an important role in a very powerful Pats offense (68 points in two weeks) and a very reliable flex option in 10 team leagues and maybe an RB2 in 12+ team leagues.

D. Woodhead: Back in 2013 he averaged 64.62 total yards per game and scored 8 TDs, being one of the most consistent RB in Fantasy. This year, he already has 166 total yards and 2 touchdowns. He’s a very nice flex option every week.

M. Jones/A. Morris: They split the workload almost evenly; 19 carries for the rookie and 18 for Morris. I think the situation will continue, it’s a committee but not as hurtful for fantasy owners like it usually is. The Redskins ran the ball effectively against a very tough St.Louis rush defense, so they know how much damage it can cause opponents with two very talented running backs.

G.Bernard/J.Hill: With these two on the Bengals roster, the coaches won’t hesitate to switch if one of them makes a mistake as we just saw on Sunday. So I wouldn’t drop or even trade Hill just yet, but I would try to get Bernard and stay up to date with the situation every week.

L.Murray: Doesn’t matter who they play, the Raiders will try to get the ball on Murray´s hands via run or pass. So be confident in starting him as your RB2.

D. Johnson: This rookie is explosive. Last week he caught a pass and carried to the end zone for 55 yards. This week he scored a touchdown on a 108 yd  kick return; also had 5 carries for 42 yards and scored again. With Ellington getting hurt constantly, he could get more and more touches (even if CJ2K stays as the starter) because of his big play-making ability.

D. Murray: His situation in Philly is concerning since he only has 11, yes this is not a typo, 11 rushing yards in two games! I wouldn’t rush and drop him, but I might try to get someone more reliable in a trade. But he will wait on my bench this week against a darn good Jets defense.


Wide Receivers

T. Benjamin: 204 yards and 3 touchdowns in just two weeks. Right now he is the third best WR in fantasy (just behind A.Brown and J.Jones). There two things that I really like: his big play receptions came from the arm of Manziel (who is the starter and should stay that way) and he had a good game against a great Jets secondary. His production won’t be the same next week but he is worth an add (6.1% owned in NFL.com) and maybe a flex start from here on out.

L. Fitzgerald: The veteran showed us that he’s not done yet. He’s Palmer’s favorite target (17 targets so far) and if Carson can stay healthy, Larry could have another great fantasy year.

J. Jones/R. Cobb/D. Adams: The WR  situation in Green Bay indicates the following: R.Cobb is a reliable and consistent WR2 (he won’t reach that WR1 that a lot of us expected), J.Jones and Rodgers have a lot of chemistry in the red zone (3 redzone targets from his total 7) but the veteran WR will give you headaches when he can’t score a TD. D.Adams hasn’t performed and only has 13 targets and 9 receptions.

S. Johnson: He has shown that he can play the slot pretty well and Rivers trusts him. Stevie has 11 catches on 12 targets for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns. So he could help you a lot in the flex spot.

A. Cooper: Looked pretty good in the win against the Ravens and I like him as a WR2/flex option going forward. With Crabtree there, the defenses have to cover both players and Cooper could use his physical toughness to win the one-on-ones with any CB.

R. Matthews /J. Landry: Landry is clearly the first option for Tannehill. Since he plays the slot and has a great ability to gain yards after the catch, he should be a low WR2/flex. However, Tannehill is finding a new weapon in R.Matthews, who scored a TD in week 1 and had over 100 yards receiving in this week. Keep a look out for him in the waiver and try to get him.

T. Williams: He is the WR1 in Dallas and even without Romo he caught a 42 yard touchdown from Weeden. The Cowboys will try to run the ball more (and they should) and that could open up opportunities for Williams to get those play-action passes and beating single coverage. It’s a nice flex option.

P. Harvin: He’s a very inconsistent player with huge upside, a WR4, If you have him on your team, I advise you to keep him on the bench and sell high on him after a nice game.

L. Hankerson: Looked nice as the second choice for Ryan and that held R.White to just one target and zero catches. I do like this kid as a flex or even a WR3 going forward, so he definitely is worth a roster spot.

Tight Ends

T. Eifert: He is for now the first choice for A.Dalton getting 17 targets (2nd among TE) and 3 redzone targets. Clearly he could keep this pace of 8-12 points per game going forward and I’d trust him as my starting TE every week (unless I have Gronk of course).

Seferian-Jenkins: Had a disappointing performance in week 2 with just 29 yards, plus he is dealing with a sore shoulder and could be sidelined against the Texans. He could have been a one-week-wonder, but I’d give him another chance after another strong game.

E. Ebron: Has 9 catches in 15 targets for 96 yards and 2 TDs in 2 weeks. I like him as my starter at TE and he is available in 95.6% of on NFL.com.

J. Reed: Caught all six targets on Sunday for 82 yards completing a strong week 2. While healthy he is a reliable TE with a lot of upside.

fantasyreaList Writer: Aldo Muriá


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