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FFL: Week 2 | NFL: Week 2

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Player Notes
Chris Conley Sep 15 4:40pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley caught four passes for a team-high 73 yards in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew has been looking Conley's way pretty consistently, and he's becoming a solid fantasy option in deeper leagues. With Marqise Lee and Keelan Cole seemingly out of the team's receiving rotation, Conley should have plenty of chances to continue his impressive start to the year. He should be a popular waiver add this week.

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Jason Witten Sep 15 4:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten played a big role in Week 2, catching four passes for 25 yards and a touchdown. Witten's score came on a short two-yard pass from Dak Prescott in the second quarter. Witten came out of retirement to play in 2019 and has scored a touchdown in both weeks so far. Still doing typical Jason Witten things, it looks like he hasn't lost a step after his year in the broadcast booth. He's a touchdown-dependent option, but in a shallow position like tight end, he may be worth a look in deeper leagues, at least as a bench piece/bye week filler.

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Joe Mixon Sep 15 4:40pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (ankle) started in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers and simply couldn't get anything going on the ground or in the passing game. Mixon carried the ball 11 times for just 17 yards and added three catches for a mere 10 yards. In fairness to Mixon, he really missed left tackle Cordy Glenn, as several chunk plays were called back because of holding penalties. On the bright side, Mixon made it through the game without aggravating his ankle injury, so he should be set to roll against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.

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Blake Jarwin Sep 15 4:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Blake Jarwin caught just one pass in Week 2, gaining 22 yards. Meanwhile, Jason Witten caught four passes and came down with a touchdown. Jarwin was still only three yards behind Witten's 25 though, showing the difference between their games. Still, Jarwin won't have a consistent enough role in the offense as long as Witten remains on the field. He'd be a decent option if Witten were hurt, but can be ignored in most leagues at this point.

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Randall Cobb Sep 15 4:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb caught five passes in Week 2, gaining 24 yards through the air. He added two rushing plays, picking up 11 yards on the ground. Cobb took a step back this week but the offensive game plan showed that he should still be involved going forward. He's not a starting option at this point, but could command a much larger role if the Cowboys were to suffer injuries to their wide receivers.

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D.J. Chark Sep 15 4:40pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark found the end zone for the second week in a row, catching a late score in the fourth quarter that brought the Jaguars within a point. Chark led the team with nine targets, catching seven of them for 55 yards. His usage in Week 2 suggests that his Week 1 performance wasn't a fluke, and Chark has a good chance to lead the Jaguars in touchdown receptions this year as their big downfield option. If he's still on waivers, go get him.

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Brett Maher Sep 15 4:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher make all four of his extra point attempts in Week 2, adding a 25-yard field goal as well. In a week where several kickers struggled, Maher was his usual consistent self. With the Cowboys offense clicking as it has been, Maher hasn't really been needed for field goals, but he should remain one of the stronger fantasy kickers despite perhaps earning fewer points than expected so far.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Sep 15 4:30pm ET

The mercy rule was finally invoked for Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after he threw his second pick-six to put Miami down 37-0 to the visiting New England Patriots. The Dolphins offense was again completely impotent with Fitzpatrick under center, totaling only 28 yards in their first eight drives. And while their next two drives doubled up that production with 55 total yards, they both also ended with Fitzpatrick passes being returned for touchdowns by the Patriots. Even if Fitzpatrick manages to keep his starting job for Week 3 against Dallas, he will remain unviable in all fantasy formats.

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Sony Michel Sep 15 4:30pm ET

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel carried the ball 21 times for 85 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots 43-0 win over the Dolphins in Week 2. After posting only 14 yards in Week 1, Michel was heavily involved in the offense and ran with conviction. The second-year running back saw plenty of red zone touches and converted on a 1-yard run for his first touchdown of the season. The Patriots backfield is crowded but Michel is the leader among that group.

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Michael Gallup Sep 15 4:30pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup caught six passes in Week 2, gaining 68 yards. Gallup caught the most passes out of the Dallas receivers, and had the second most yards through the air. Through two weeks, Gallup has shown that he is certainly part of the game plan on offense this year. He's set to have a much more productive sophomore season compared to his rookie year. He could put up solid WR2 numbers as long as the Dallas offense keeps clicking like it has so far.

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Julian Edelman Sep 15 4:30pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman caught four passes for 51 yards in the Patriots 43-0 win over the Dolphins. It was a quiet effort for Edelman but he still came up with some solid catches in traffic. The first half of football clearly favored new teammate Antonio Brown on offense, which could cut into other players targets moving forward. Fantasy owners should not be too concerned about Edelman, however, and should remain quarterback Tom Brady's favorite target moving forward.

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Gardner Minshew II Sep 15 4:30pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew threw for 213 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans. He was 22-for-33 passing and also added 56 rushing yards on six carries. It was another solid fantasy outing for Minshew, though it didn't really translate to the scoreboard for the rookie passer. Minshew looks like a solid option in two-quarterback leagues, but until he can show that he can put the ball in the end zone consistently, Minshew won't have much more value than that.

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John Ross Sep 15 4:30pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross saw less targets (eight) than Tyler Boyd (10) in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, but he still came through for fantasy purposes. Ross caught four of his eight targets for 112 yards and one touchdown. Ross' 66-yard touchdown came in garbage time as the No. 2 option in the Bengals passing attack. The third-year receiver may see a lot of Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White in Week 3, so you may want to explore other options if you were rolling with Ross.

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James White Sep 15 4:30pm ET

New England Patriots running back James White totaled only 29 yards from scrimmage but caught a late touchdown in the team's 43-0 win over the Dolphins in Week 2. The running game revolved around Sony Michel in this contest and White was a non-factor most of the game. The Patriots have improved wide receiving talent across the board this season which should concern fantasy owners in terms of White's role moving forward in the passing game.

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Rex Burkhead Sep 15 4:30pm ET

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead caught two passes for 47 yards and added 21 rushing yards in the team's blowout win over the Dolphins. It is early in the season but Burkhead has somehow passed veteran James White on the depth chart. Burkhead has ability running and catching the football and has succeeded in being a complementary piece thus far. Burkhead does not possess a ton of fantasy value but will have an active role in a powerful offense moving forward.

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Amari Cooper Sep 15 4:30pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper caught four passes in Week 2, gaining 44 yards and scoring a touchdown. His score came on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Dak Prescott in the third quarter. Cooper was two catches behind Michael Gallup but was the one to come down with a score. Cooper and Gallup look like they'll both be fantasy options in the suddenly-powerful Dallas Cowboys offense. New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore deserves tons of credit for remaking this offense so far this year. Cooper should continue to be a WR1 throughout the season as long as the Cowboys keep clicking.

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Josh Gordon Sep 15 4:30pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon caught only two passes for 19 yards in the Patriots 43-0 win over the Dolphins. Gordon was targeted on back-to-back plays, picking up a first down and then disappeared from the game plan. The Patriots got off to a huge lead and opted to run the football for large portions of the second half. The debut of Antonio Brown also has cut into Gordon's opportunities and quarterback Tom Brady will have plenty of talented mouths to feed on offense moving forward.

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New England Patriots Sep 15 4:30pm ET

The New England Patriots Defense returned two interceptions for touchdowns and held the Dolphins scoreless in the team's dominant 43-0 win in Week 2. The Dolphins offense is a mess, but the Patriots defense has emerged as a unit to be reckoned with. The defense has now allowed only three points through their first two games and the secondary looks like an elite unit. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore returned an interception 54 yards to put the game on ice and linebacker Jamie Collins returned another pick 74 yards for a score on the next drive. The Patriots defense needs to be owned in all fantasy formats.

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Leonard Fournette Sep 15 4:30pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette carried the ball 15 times for 47 yards in Jacksonville's Week 2 loss to the Houston Texans. He also caught four passes for 40 yards. Fournette was the only Jaguars running back with a carry or a target in this one, and while it wasn't his best game, his workload makes him a must-start fantasy option every week. His involvement in the passing game this season should continue to rise, as the Jaguars don't have a third-down option to spell Fournette.

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Devin Singletary Sep 15 4:20pm ET

Buffalo Bills rookie running back Devin Singletary (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury late in the Week 2 game against the Giants and has been ruled out for the game. The rookie ran six times for 57 and a touchdown (9.5 yards per carry) but wasn't targeted at all in the passing game before his injury. Frank Gore remains Buffalo's starting back, but Singletary has been the more impressive runner by far through two games. If the rookie's injury is serious, though, Gore will become a lot more interesting on the RB2/3 borderline, with T.J. Yeldon behind him.

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