Fantasy Football Week 2 Recap: 16 Things You Need To Know

Sep 19, 2022
Fantasy Football Week 2 Recap: 16 Things You Need To Know

NFL Week 2 brought a second straight Sunday of fantastic finishes and offensive splendor with fantasy players filling up the scoresheet. Of course, we had certain players fail to show up and another round of injured players leaving games. Here is what we saw on Sunday.

Bright Stars

Nick Chubb had a big day running the football. In Cleveland’s come-from-ahead loss to the New York Jets, Chubb took his 17 carries for 87 yards and three trips to the end zone. He also added three catches and finished with 113 total yards.

Tua Tagovailoa added his name to Miami’s record book with six passing touchdowns. The third-year quarterback also threw for a career-high 469 passing yards as he led the Miami Dolphins to victory in a game where they trailed by 21 points.

Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle both caught 11 passes. Waddle was targeted 19 times to Hill’s 13, but each player caught two touchdown passes from Tagovailoa. Hill compiled 190 yards receiving while Waddle added 171.

Amon-Ra St. Brown dominates target share in a Lions victory. St. Brown saw 12 Goff targets, putting away nine of them for 116 yards and a pair of scores. He also had a 58-yard rush in the game finishing with two carries for 68 yards rushing.

Dim Stars

Russell Wilson looked uncomfortable and ineffective for a second straight week. Wilson struggled early and often in a win against the Houston Texans. Despite salvaging some fantasy value due to a couple of late-game drives, he completed less than half of his pass attempts and threw just a single touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter.

Mike Evans was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Bucs' victory. Evans saw only four targets before engaging in a brawl with Marcus Lattimore and other New Orleans Saints. Both Lattimore and Evans were ejected. Evans finished with three catches for 61 yards.

It may be time to panic about Kyle Pitts. Consecutive weeks of two catches for 19 yards have been far below expectations for fantasy managers who drafted him, likely in the second or third rounds of drafts. Even more disconcerting for Pitts’ managers was the lack of targets on Sunday. In Week 1, Pitts saw seven targets, but on Sunday, he saw just three.

Rising Stars?

Carson Wentz impressed for the second week in a row. Throwing for 337 yards and three touchdowns, Wentz surpassed 40 pass attempts again in Week 2. After finishing as QB3 in Week 1, Wentz is in line to do the same, pending the results of Monday night’s pair of contests.

Noah Brown led the Cowboys in receiving yards. Playing with backup quarterback Cooper Rush, Brown caught all five of his targets totaling 91 yards. He also hauled in a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Allen Robinson returned to fantasy relevance on Sunday. After catching only one pass in his Rams’ debut, Robinson snagged four catches in Week 2. He finished the day with 53 yards and a touchdown. It was comforting to fantasy managers to see his involvement in the offense.

Drake London controlled the Falcons' receiving game against the Rams. He saw 12 targets from quarterback, Marcus Mariota. London was able to catch eight passes, converting them into 86 yards and his first NFL touchdown. He was the lone Falcons’ pass catcher to see more than three targets.

Garrett Wilson scored twice in a comeback win. Joe Flacco found Wilson with 22 seconds remaining for the go-ahead score in Cleveland. The Jets’ rookie completed the game with eight receptions and 102 receiving yards on 14 targets.

Injuries Roundup

Trey Lance suffered a season-ending ankle injury. In the first quarter of Sunday’s game, Lance was carted off after fracturing his ankle. He will undergo surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2022 season.

Kyle Shanahan told reporters that Trey Lance broke his ankle and will undergo season-ending surgery Monday.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2022

James Conner left in the third quarter of the Cardinals’ overtime win. He injured his ankle and was removed from the game. The severity of the injury is unknown as of yet, but he was seen on the sidelines following the injury.

Jerry Jeudy sustained an apparent shoulder injury against Houston. Jeudy left the game and did not return. He had x-rays taken on his ribs that came back negative, but the team reported he will undergo further testing. It is not yet known how much time he will miss.

Dalton Schultz left the game with a knee injury. Schultz was not on the field for the game-winning drive. He is expected to have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.

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