Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers
Trey Lance got an ankle injury at the end of the season and my stomach still hurts. When the Bay Area’s 10-day clear sky forecast predicted a three-hour window of rain just during the 49ers’ game this weekend, maybe it was a sign that it wasn’t QB’s rookie year after he had to play. monsoon in the 1st week.
While some may blame the weather for the injury, others get mad at Kyle Shanahan, who apparently named as many planned runs as Lance passes for the first 15 plays on the script on Sunday (after receiving a ton of hits last week). Either way, Lance has already sustained three injuries in eight NFL games (four starts), so he’ll re-enter 2023 as a giant unknown.
49ers must feel very happy because Jimmy Garoppolo Things have played out as San Francisco still has a loaded roster in NFC wide open. Of course, Jimmy G doesn’t come close to the same fantastic potential as Lance, which is why he’s only interesting in the Superflex leagues. Fantastic values Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and in the end George Kittle remain largely the same, if only for the reason that we didn’t know exactly what to expect from replacing Lance anyway… The 49ers’ running backs all increased their YPC significantly with Lance on the field last season, but at least RB will get more points from the goal line when Garoppolo becomes quarterback again. Jeff Wilson Jr. led the team on Sunday, but it was Tyrion Davis-Price (and not Jordan Mason) who was next. That could easily change next week when the TDP hits 2.4 YPC, but either way the committee of mediocre players is not exactly a fantastic jackpot.
Weather conditions reduced the final score on Sunday from 44.5 to 40.5 points. Tyler Lockett was the only catcher to record even 65 receiving yards in this game… Kenneth Walker debuted in the NFL and currently makes the Seattle backfield an unattainable player in the fantasy leagues.
Miami Dolphins @ Baltimore Ravens
In what will no doubt be among the best fantasy games of the year, The Ravens started with touchdown only to later take a 35–14 lead early in the fourth quarter. Lamar Jackson as well as Tua Tagovailoa totaled 10 touchdowns and was the top 2 fantasy QB of the week, with #3 QB 10+ fewer fantasy points. Concerns about Jackson does not work in the contract year or Tua ability to throw deep both were released on Sunday… As Baltimore’s secondary hit again with injuries, Tyreke Hill as well as Jaylen Waddle became first teammates to record 10+ catches, 170+ yards and two TDs in NFL history … Fantasy leagues should not rely on running backs from Baltimore for the foreseeable future.
New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns
Nick Chubb led all defenders this week with 32 fantasy PPR (it helps when used on the goal line), Jacoby Brisset finished in the 93rd percentile in above-expected completion percentage (13.7 CPOE) and Cleveland led 30–17 with 1:55 left, but the Jets somehow won on Sunday. The return came about thanks to the incredible lighting that helped Corey Davis score a long late touchdown followed by a successful kick in the game and then a rookie Garrett WilsonX second high score of the day. Wilson had 14 targets was third in air yards that week and it seems like a much better fantasy start than Elijah Moore – at least for now Joe Flacco is still starting.
Washington Commanders @ Detroit Lions
Carson Wentz opened the season in a row with three top QB fantasy performances, which no one predicted. Somehow, he threw three touchdowns with a passing range of 335+ yards despite Washington not scoring a first down until less than six minutes into the first half. Judging by two weeks, the Lions games this season will be a real carnival … Ron was back in business.
D’Andre Swift the beast who has 87 yards and just seven touches, and hopefully his ankle injury doesn’t limit his future snaps… Amon-Ra Saint Brown set an NFL record in his 8th straight game with 8+ catches and should be considered bordering the top 5 PPR WR moving forward… Aidan Hutchinson looks like it’s the real deal, fixing three sacks in the first half before an injury slowed him down (and likely helped Washington get back in the game).
Note: The commentators were simply stunned when the commanders lost 2 points to eight points. But it wasn’t the best thing that happened later when they used missed extra point Washington as further proof of the decision go for 2 was wrong. What kind of world do we live in (Atlanta would go for 2 later that day in the same situation, dropping eight points and nearly winning the game in part because of it).
Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
The Colts missed the mark Michael Pittman (as well as Alec Pierce), as Matt Ryan struggled hard for the second week in a row. There’s a real chance that Jacksonville’s defense has improved a lot this season, but Indy has become the favorite and left out. Parris Campbell was a major crash while Ashton Doolin should be added to all fantasy leagues until Pittman’s chronology clears up… Aside from a good TD run, James Robinson rushed for 27 yards on 22 carries after finishing last in peak yards compared to Week 1 expectations by a mile. It probably won’t affect his playing time as Jacksonville trusts his pass defense… Jonathan Taylor at halftime he had five carries for four yards and only scored one goal in an extremely disappointing play (this was by no means his fault).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints
Considering all the injuries, it’s no surprise that Tampa Bay and New Orleans together scored just 30 points in a defensive battle that involved Mike Evans be expelled… Chris Olav missed and looked Michael Thomas scored his third TD in two games, but the rookie dominated goals with 14. Olav also led NFL Airfields in Week 2with almost twice as big as the next WR in the list. It was a type of performance that is far more interesting than its last line might seem, as the rookie now looks like a fantasy that should start moving forward, although it has QB plays through four back fractures not quite perfect…
Tom Bradythe last three fumbles lost were against the Saints and his brutal play on Sunday (-12.9 CPOE) a pass may be given, considering TB injuries to lats and linemen. And remember, the defense that Brady faced in Week 1 (Dallas) looked terribly good in Week 2.
Maybe it’s obvious, but given his high TD speed, targeted competition, QB’s health, and his own stamina issues, Michael Thomas there is someone who will trade offers this week.
Carolina Panthers @ New York Giants
Did I hallucinate or did Carolina lose 19-16 with 2:06 left in the game?
I hope you’re sitting, but the Panthers never saw the ball again. The head coaches and commentators of the NFL are fighting a real battle for the winner of the competition “The Worst in the Profession in the United States of America” … Christian McCaffrey, dj moore as well as Saquon Barkley for a total of 45 no-point yards in an insane first half in which Carolina somehow lost two fumbles in the first five minutes. CMC and Moore came to life in the second half, and while Barkley’s managers probably didn’t care, it’s clear Carolina’s defense emphasized stopping the run throughout practice after a tough season opener, whatever the cost… Kadarius Tony started but finished with more drops than catches while Kenny Golladay played just two snaps and missed the mark despite having the highest cap rate of any receiver in the NFL that season. Another Kenny G would probably provide more production..
New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Despite the absence Ty Montgomery or Pierre Strong, Ramondra Stevenson ended up with the same number of falls as he caught (one) and got back in the back seat to Damian Harris … Pittsburgh has many low-scoring games to play this season… Nelson Agolor may be added to deeper fantasy leagues, but this Jacob Meyers who is the most reliable NE weekly pass catcher (and player in the PPR leagues).
Atlanta Falcons @ Los Angeles Rams
Matthew Stafford had his seventh multi-steal game in the NFL since the start of last season, but still finished in the top 10 fantasy quarterback this week. Allen Robinson came back with a touchdown, but the second TD was completely (A) taken away from him by a medical time-out whistle long after the snap; cooper coup scored instead. Kupp had no goals in the first quarter but then went 14-11-108-2… Darrell Henderson scored and nearly doubled his YPC but had eight fewer carries/targets than Cam Akers (2.9 EPC). Meanwhile, Atlanta’s backfield was split evenly, with 10 carries each. Cordarrell Patterson and newbie Tyler Allgayer With Damien Williams out, as committees continue to be a league-wide theme… Drake London continued to impress though Kyle Pitts continued to disappoint. No matter how difficult the match is, it’s not great when Tyler Higbee sees three times as many targets.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott scored 49 yards on 16 touches, and Tony Pollard scored 98 yards and scored 13 touches. The split will still continue… The last game CD Lamb went 100 yards Cooper Rushfirst start, and on Sunday they showed a solid line of 11-7-75-0. Meanwhile, Dalton Schultz left wounded and looks to fall out without Duck Prescott … Joe Burrow has already been sacked 13 times in two games behind Cincinnati’s rebuilt offensive line as the YPA leader only gained 6.0 yards per try last season to open 2022. He is someone to target in fantasy…