Sunday Morning Update: Week 2
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New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine (ankle) was banged up throughout the week, but was able to suit up for Sunday's contest. He carried the ball three times for 17 yards in the Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) is going to be sidelined for a few weeks, which means someone needs to step up. Frank Gore saw 21 carries in this one, but Perine does have potential. Sadly, he'll get a tough matchup against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. Fantasy owners shouldn't jump to pick up Perine just yet, but keep an eye on him over the next few weeks.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce proved on Sunday why hes talked about as the best at his position. The big tight end was the number one target of quarterback Patrick Mahomes and put together a strong line of nine receptions, 90 yards and a touchdown versus the Chargers on 14 targets. In a powerful offense with numerous weapons, Kelce seems to be the one constant that managers could count on every week to produce results. Kelce will draw the Ravens in a Week 3 battle and should always be started by managers.
New York Jets running back Kalen Ballage was able to get involved in the gameplan for the Week 2 matchup versus the San Francisco 49ers. The Jets are desperate for help in the running back after Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) went down. Ballage saw one carry for five yards and two receptions for 12 yards in the loss. Frank Gore saw 21 carries and appears to be the player they plan to lean on. There won't be much upside for Ballage against the tough Indianapolis Colts Defense next week. Fantasy owners should leave Ballage on the waiver wire until he proves himself.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill hauled in five receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Chargers. The overall numbers are nice, but the Chargers did a good job of containing the pass game. Hill had 11 targets on the evening and should continue to be one of the top targets for quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Hill can breakout at any point with his next level speed and he remains one of the biggest downfield threats in the league. Hill will look to build off of Week 2s success with a matchup versus the Ravens in Week 3.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 302 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Week 2 against the Chargers in a victory on Sunday. The MVP also rushed six times for 54 yards. The numbers overall were satisfactory, but Mahomes did struggle by going just 27/47. There should be no worries as Mahomes still put up a good performance and failed to turnover the ball. Mahomes remains one of the best options in the game and should always be started. He will draw a tough matchup against the Ravens in Week 3.
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold didn't have a bad performance on paper, but that doesn't tell the whole story. He completed 21 of 32 passing attempts for 179 passing yards and one touchdown in the Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He did throw a touchdown, but it was at the point where the game was already out of hand. The Jets don't have many weapons on offense, so Darnold won't offer too much upside. He'll get another tough matchup against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. Darnold belongs on the waiver wire or bench in most leagues going forward.
Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins continues to assert himself in 2020. Against the Ravens on Sunday, Akins caught a team-high seven passes for 55 yards. While Darren Fells still appears to be the end zone target at tight end for the Texans, Akins is seeing more usage all over the field. At a shallow position, Akins can provide some solid depth to fantasy managers who are looking for a tight end, and he appears to be trending towards having a solid week-to-week role on this football team.
Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith caught four of five targets, racking up 84 receiving yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 33-30 win against the Jaguars. The 25-year-old is off to a great start to his 2020 season, having already matched his career high in touchdown receptions through just two outings. Smith's involvement in the passing offense has increased immensely, as he is on pace for over 95 targets this year. Heading into Week 3, Smith prepares to face a Vikings Defense that surrendered five catches and 111 yards to Indianapolis' Mo Alie-Cox on Sunday. He's looking like a TE1 going forward.
New York Jets running back Frank Gore was heavily involved in their Week 2 gameplan. The San Francisco 49ers destroyed them, but head coach Adam Gase continued to keep Gore involved in the game. Gore carried the ball 21 times for 63 yards in the loss. It's nice to see Gore getting that many attempts, but the road doesn't get easier against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. Gore could be a desperation flex option for this one, but it's tough to trust anyone on the Jets offense.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had an explosive Week 1 in his NFL debut last week, but returned to earth in Week 2 against the Chargers. The rookie was the lead back out of the backfield, but only saw 10 rushes for 38 yards at 3.8 yards per carry. The positive news for Edwards-Helaire was that he was featured in the pass game and caught six balls for 32 yards. Edwards-Helaire already has strong value and if he is able to carve out a consistent role as a pass catcher, he could become a top-5 running back. Edwards-Helaire will look for more opportunities in a tough matchup versus the stingy Baltimore Ravens Defense in Week 3. He should be treated as a low-end RB1 for now.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker was a bit of a question mark heading into this one because of the hamstring issue. Despite that, Parker caught five of eight targets for 53 yards and a touchdown. Sadly, the Dolphins weren't able to pull off the comeback victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. However, Parker will have a much easier matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars next week. Fantasy owners should be able to lean on Parker as a WR2 for that contest.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry put together another strong performance in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Henry hauled in eight of his six targets for 83 yards. Henry has seemed to be a favorite of both quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor (chest) and Justin Herbert and should continue to put together strong numbers with whoever is behind center. Henrys biggest flaw throughout his career has been his health, so it wouldnt be a bad idea for managers to shop Henry at a high value. Henry should still be treated as a top-10 option at the position and as long as his health pans out, managers should be happy with the results. Henry will face the Panthers in Week 3 and should be started every week in 10-team leagues.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense looked very convincing in a Week 2 win over Carolina. The unit recorded five sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries en route to a 31-17 victory. Rising star Devin White led the team in tackles with 15 while Ndamukong Suh recorded two sacks. With a Week 3 date set up against the Broncos and backup quarterback Jeff Driskel, Tampa Bay's defense should once again be among the best units to use for fantasy purposes.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews had just one catch for 29 yards during the win over the Texans on Sunday. With the team turning toward its rushing attack behind the trio of Mark Ingram II, Gus Edwards, and J.K. Dobbins, the former Sooner saw his production dwindle after a two-touchdown performance against the Browns in Week 1. Nonetheless, this output shouldn't be alarming as Andrews likely has plenty more effective fantasy outings left in the tank over the team's next 14 contests. He will attempt to get back on track in Week 3 for a Monday Night Football showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Arizona Cardinals tight end Dan Arnold was the team's top pass-catching tight end for the second-straight game in Week 2. Arnold caught two of his four targets for 26 yards in the game. The Cardinals were without Maxx Williams (ankle) in the game. Williams had two targets in Week 1, but didn't catch either. Darrell Daniels was the only other tight end to receive a target in Week 2. He earned just one look, but failed to reel it in. It's encouraging that Arnold is the clear No. 1 tight end for a highly-productive Cardinals offense, but he's going to need to put some better production together before we consider him a legitimate fantasy option.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams put together another dud performance in the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Williams hauled in one of his five targets for 26 yards in this one. To be fair, All-Pro defensive back Tre'Davious White was on Williams for a good amount of this game. Williams has struggled to start the season, but is expected to bounce back against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. Williams should be able to be counted on as a low-end WR3 or flex option next week.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams struggled in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Williams was a popular waiver wire add after a strong Week 1, but was only targeted four times by rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. Williams only caught two balls and those went for 14 yards. Despite the rough performance, Williams should see brighter days ahead as Justin Herbert is likely to remain the starter at quarterback. Williams should be treated as a WR4/WR5 in deeper leagues for now, but has strong upside if he reaches his potential.
The Cardinals Defense held the Washington Football Team to just 15 points in Week 2. Washington only scored three points in the first three quarters, but managed a few touchdowns with failed two-point conventions in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals sacked Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. four times and also recovered a Haskins fumble as well as a Steven Sims Jr.fumble. The Cardinals have now turned in two-straight solid defensive efforts and have a favorable matchup against the Detroit Lions in Week 3. They'll be a potential low-end starting option next week.
Miami Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders put together a fairly solid game versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Sanders connected on both of his field goals attempts of the game. He nailed a 52-yard field goal, which is quite impressive. Sanders finished with eight points in the game, but sadly the Dolphins weren't able to pull off the win. Unfortunately, the Dolphins offense isn't very reliable otherwise Sanders could have some fantasy value. He's a decent kicker, but Miami doesn't give him enough chances to warrant adding in most formats.
Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb was more involved in Week 2 than he was in Houston's first game of 2020, catching five passes for 59 yards in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Cobb was expected to serve as an underneath option for quarterback Deshaun Watson this year, and on Sunday he looked like he was playing the role as expected. Cobb could be a solid streaming option in full PPR leagues, though we might want to see another game of Cobb at this level of involvement before we fully start to trust the veteran receiver.
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