Studs and Duds: Week 2

Mon Sep 18 9:02am ET
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Well, there were 10 one-score games going into the Monday night games. That says it all about how close this league really is each week of the season. And that likely led to a lot of close fantasy scores as well, seeing many teams post similar numbers. There is nothing like a close, nail-bitter of a game, though. It is stressful to experience, but so enjoyable when it goes your way. Hopefully, you came out on top in Week 2. 

Eagles 34, Vikings 28

Fantasy Stud: Kirk Cousins. Cousins had a monster game in defeat. He was 31-of-44 for 364 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. Cousins finished with 33.2 fantasy points and topped 340-passing yards for the second straight game. He is going to have a huge season in this offense as long as he is able to stay healthy. Cousins posts such consistent fantasy numbers for his owners.

Fantasy Dud: Alexander Mattison. Mattison is off to a slow start to his season. He ran eight times for just 28 yards and caught three passes for 11 yards. He also lost a fumble in the game. Mattison scored just 5.9 fantasy points. He has 19 carries for just 62 yards in two games. Mattison isn’t losing his job but his start should be a concern for fantasy owners right now, especially with the Vikings struggling to run block. 

Game Notes: D’Andre Swift had a monster game in his first start as an Eagle. He might have grabbed hold of the starters job going forward with his great play. He ran 28 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for six yards. 

Justin Jefferson had his usual huge game. He had 11 receptions for 159 yards. He even lost a fumble at the goal line, which would have made his day even better if he was able to score on that play. 

Bills 38, Raiders 10

Fantasy Stud: Josh Allen. Allen looked like his old self in this one, throwing for 274 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. It was a great performance and should give you hope for the rest of his season. He can be an elite fantasy quarterback and carry fantasy teams any given week. 

Fantasy Dud: Josh Jacobs. Jacobs had another really rough game, running nine times for negative two yards. He has found no room to run these first two weeks, which is a concern going forward. He was saved some this week because of his receiving totals, catching five passes for 51 yards. But still, you expect much more from Jacobs, especially after his season last year.

Game Notes: James Cook hit the 100-yard mark. He ran 17 times for 123 yards. He did not find the end zone, though, seeing Damien Harris and Latavius Murray both get rushing touchdowns. 

Gabriel Davis had six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. Davis had just two catches in Week 1, so it as good to see Davis get it going this week.

Ravens 27, Bengals 24

Fantasy Stud: Tee Higgins. Higgins rebounded in a big way after going without a catch in the opener. He had eight receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns. He led the Bengals in receptions and yards. He proved that Week 1 was more of a fluke than a trend. He’ll be fine. 

Fantasy Dud: Ja’Marr Chase. It was not a great game for Chase, catching five passes for just 31 yards. The Ravens did a great job of keeping him in check. The entire Bengals passing attack hasn’t clicked just yet, but seem close to getting it going. Chase should be fine.

Game Notes: Odell Beckham was knocked from the game early because of an ankle injury. He had three receptions for 29 yards before leaving because of the injury.

Gus Edwards and Justice Hill pretty much split the backfield for the Ravens. Edwards had 10 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown. Hill ran 11 times for 41 yards and caught three passes for 12 yards. 

Bucs 27, Bears 17

Fantasy Stud: Mike Evans. Evans continued his great start to the season, showing a good rapport with Baker Mayfield once again. Evans had six receptions for 171 yards and a touchdown. Evans has scored each of his first two games and at least 18 fantasy points each of those games. 

Fantasy Dud: Roschon Johnson. Johnson was pretty quiet after a solid showing in Week 1. He had just four carries for 32 yards and two catches for 10 yards. Johnson just isn’t getting the volume just yet to be worth using for fantasy teams. His day will come, though. 

Game Notes: D.J. Moore was a lot more involved in the offense this week, catching six passes for 104 yards. Moore is the clearly top receiver in this offense and should continue to rack up the weekly looks.

Rachaad White had 17 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown. He also had five receptions for 30 yards, giving him 103 total yards. 

Colts 31, Texans 20

Fantasy Stud: Nico Collins. Collins had another huge game. He had seven receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown. Collins has 13 receptions in two games and is the clear top receiver for rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud. Collins could be setup for a breakout season. 

Fantasy Dud: Dalton Schultz. Schultz had four receptions for 34 yards. He has just six catches for 38 yards in two games. It is not a good start for Schultz, who is getting few weekly looks in this offense to start the season. He is a hard player for fantasy teams to trust right now. 

Game Notes: Anthony Richardson looked terrific early in this game but didn’t last long because of a concussion, having to leave early. Richardson ran three times for 35 yards and two touchdowns before the injury. He also was 6-of-10 for 56 yards passing. Gardner Minshew was solid in relief, going 19-of-23 for 171 yards and a touchdown without a turnover. 

Zack Moss started for the Colts and got about all the work at running back. He had a good game, rushing 18 times for 88 yards and a touchdown. He also had four receptions for 19 yards. 

Titans 27, Chargers 24

Fantasy Stud: Keenan Allen. Allen just keeps getting it done. He had eight receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns. He has topped 14 fantasy points each of his first two games and has at least six catches each of those games. You always worry about his health, but as long as he is playing, he can produce huge in this offense. 

Fantasy Dud: DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins was healthy enough to play and was out there a lot, but didn’t do a whole lot. His ankle injury might have slowed him some. He finished with four catches for 40 yards. He was targeted just five times after having 13 in Week 1.

Game Notes: Joshua Kelley did not do much was the featured back for the Chargers this week. He ran 13 times for just 39 yards and didn’t catch a pass. 

Derrick Henry averaged just 3.2 yards per carry, but got 25 rush attempts. He had 79-rushing yards and a touchdown. 

Seahawks 37, Lions 31

Fantasy Stud: Tyler Lockett. Lockett had eight receptions for 59 yards and two touchdowns. It was a great rebound game for him after catching just two passes for 10 yards in the opener. He scored 25.9 fantasy points in Week 2. When this offense is rolling, Lockett can be a huge fantasy factor. 

Fantasy Dud: Jahmyr Gibbs. Gibbs didn’t have an awful fantasy game, but it had so much potential because of seven receptions. Instead, he was only able to gain 39 yards on those seven catches. He also ran seven times for just 17 yards. Gibbs hasn’t gotten going just yet, but is always capable of the big game in this explosive offense.

Game Notes: Amon-Ra St. Brown was banged up in the game with cramping and missed some time. He was able to finish with six receptions for 102 yards.

David Montgomery is another Lions player to get hurt, leaving with a thigh injury. He had 16 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown before the injury. He was unable to return. 

Falcons 25, Packers 24

Fantasy Stud: Jayden Reed. The rookie got some chances this week and played well. He had four receptions for 37 yards and two touchdowns. He could be playing his way into a bigger role in the Packers passing game. The Packers have openings and Reed is showing his potential. 

Fantasy Dud: A.J. Dillon. Dillon got the chances in this one with Aaron Jones out, but didn’t do much at all. He ran 15 times for 55 yards and caught just a pass for eight yards. It was not a good showing for Dillon, who has not looked very good to start this season. 

Game Notes: Drake London had six receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown. This was a welcome sight after going without a catch in the opener. 

Rookie Bijan Robinson had his first 100-yard rushing game. He had 19 carries for 124 yards and four receptions for 48 yards. Robinson has two straight games with 20-plus fantasy points. 

Chiefs 17, Jaguars 9

Fantasy Stud: Christian Kirk. Kirk is another player that had a disappointing opener but looked great this week. He was heavily targeted, finishing with 11 receptions for 110 yards. Kirk can really rack up the volume in this offense, so don’t be surprised if he has more games like this one moving forward. 

Fantasy Dud: Calvin Ridley. Ridley was great in Week 1 but took a backseat to Kirk in this one. He had just two catches for 32 yards. Hopefully, this isn’t a trend going forward for the Jaguars receivers going forward. We don’t think it will be, but it is something to monitor right now. 

Game Notes: Travis Kelce played on his sore knee and found the end zone. He had four receptions for 26 yards and a score. It wasn’t a huge game, but encouraging to see him play and not have a setback. 

The Chiefs scored just 17 points, but Patrick Mahomes still had decent numbers in the end. He was 29-of-41 for 305 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. Mahomes has multiple touchdowns each of his first games. 

Giants 31, Cardinals 28

Fantasy Stud: Daniel Jones. Jones scored three total touchdowns, finishing with 35 fantasy points. Jones was 26-of-37 for 321 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. He also ran for 59 yards and a score. His dual threat ability makes him a big weekly fantasy threat, especially if the offense continues to gel.

Fantasy Dud: Rondale Moore. Moore had a catch for 14 yards. He has a high weekly ceiling, but is really hit or miss in the offense right now. And it is a little surprising considering the Cardinals are a team looking for options to step up in the passing game.   

Game Notes: Saquon Barkley hurt his ankle very late in the game and looked extremely frustrated on the sidelines. This injury is a huge concern for Barkley going forward. He 17 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown. He also had six receptions for 29 yards and another touchdown.

Jalin Hyatt was much more involved in the offense, showing his big-play ability. He had two receptions for 89 yards. 

49ers 30, Rams 23

Fantasy Stud: Puka Nacua. Nacua continues to do his best Cooper Kupp impression. He had 16 receptions for 152 yards. His oblique injury did not seem to slow him one bit. Nacau is a must start for fantasy teams until he starts to show any signs of slowing down. Right now, he is posting numbers like an elite fantasy receiver. 

Fantasy Dud: George Kittle. Kittle had three catches for 30 yards. He is healthy and playing but off to a slow start. He has fewer than seven fantasy points each of his first two games. Kittle is a tough fantasy player to trust right now. He just isn’t getting the looks.

Game Notes: Cam Akers was a healthy scratch, leaving Kyren Williams the clear lead back. He had another good game, rushing 14 times for 52 yards and a touchdown. He also had six receptions for 48 yards and another touchdown.

Deebo Samuel did a little bit of everything once again. He had six receptions for 63 yards. Samuel also ran five times for 38 yards and a touchdown, giving him 91 total yards. 

Cowboys 30, Jets 10

Fantasy Stud: CeeDee Lamb. He didn’t score a touchdown but fantasy managers didn’t mind. Lamb had a monster performance, finishing with 11 receptions for 143 yards. Lamb was targeted 13 times in the game. He has double-digit fantasy points each of his first two games. 

Fantasy Dud: Breece Hall. Hall was a nonfactor with the Jets offense struggling and the team falling behind. He ran four times for just nine yards and didn’t catch a pass. This was a matchup nightmare for the Jets, but the game is still a bit of a concern if you are a Hall owner. This offense is going to operate different without Aaron Rodgers as the starter. 

Game Notes: Zach Wilson had his struggles, getting picked off three times. He was 12-of-27 for 170 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions. 

Dalvin Cook ran four times for just seven yards and lost a fumble. It was a nightmare of a game for Cook, doing next to nothing. 

Broncos 35, Commanders 33

Fantasy Stud: Brian Robinson. Robinson continues to excel as the lead back for the Commanders. He had 18 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns. He also had two receptions for 42 yards, giving him 129 total yards and two scores. Robinson has touchdowns each of his first two games and at least 20 touches both of those games.

Fantasy Dud: Javonte Williams. Williams got his work but couldn’t do much with it. He ran 12 times for just 44 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards. Williams has failed to top double-digit fantasy points each of his first two games. The good news is his knee seems pretty healthy, getting plenty of work his first games of the season. 

Game Notes: Sam Howell seems to be coming into his own, going 27-of-39 for 298 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover on the road against a good Broncos defense. Howell also ran two times for 13 yards. 

Marvin Mims didn’t get a lot of work but made the most of his chances. He had two catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. He also had two carries for 10 yards. 

Dolphins 24, Patriots 17

Fantasy Stud: Raheem Mostert. Mostert had a huge game, scoring two of the three touchdowns for the Dolphins. He ran 18 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns. It was an impressive showing for the veteran back. Mostert just keeps chugging along and doesn’t have much competition for playing time at this point. He should continue to be the lead back for this explosive offense. 

Fantasy Dud: Kendrick Bourne. Bourne came back down to earth this week. He had four receptions for 29 yards. The good news is Bourne had nine targets in the game, giving him 20 in two games. He continues to get the looks and seems to be a big part of this passing game. 

Game Notes: Hunter Henry had six receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Henry has scores two straight games and 16-plus fantasy points each of those games.

Tyreek Hill was kind of held in check but did find the end zone. He had five receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots did well in not letting Hill get loose for big plays. 

Jeff Paur is a two-time finalist for FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year and won the FSWA award for Best Fantasy Football Article on the Web in 2011. He also was the most accurate expert in 2012, winning the FSTA Fantasy Football Accuracy Award. If you have any questions for Jeff, email him at Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffpaur.

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