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Footballguys #148 - 9/16 - Week 2 News and Notes

Volume 20, #148 -- Sunday Night, September 16th, 2018

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Howdy Folks,

Good Monday to you. Sunday of Week 2 was wild and I hope you're doing better than lots of kickers in the league. Let's get to the News and Notes you need.

J

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. MIN - WR Stefon Diggs goes bonkers at Lambeau

2. MIN - RB Latavius Murray sees four touches

3. MIN - QB Kirk Cousins tosses four TDs in tie

4. DET - RB Theo Riddick nicked up in road loss

5. JAX - WR Donte Moncrief nicked up in win

6. MIN - RB Dalvin Cook pulls up lame in OT

7. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald injures hamstring

8. LAR - PK Greg Zuerlein injured in pregame

9. PIT - WR Antonio Brown posts nine catches

10. PIT - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster posts 13 grabs in loss

11. PIT - TE Jesse James has giant stat line

12. PIT - RB James Conner takes step back in Week 2

13. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger totals four scores

14. KC - WR Tyreek Hill posts 90 yards, score

15. KC - WR Sammy Watkins hits century mark

16. KC - TE Travis Kelce has giant game in Week 2

17. KC - RB Kareem Hunt totals 80 yards, TD

18. KC - Patrick Mahomes tosses six TDs in win

19. ATL - TE Austin Hooper gets into end zone

20. ATL - RB Ito Smith totals 10 touches in victory

21. ATL - WR Julio Jones targeted nine times

22. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley snags TD in Week 2 win

23. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman excels in Week 2 win

24. ATL - QB Matt Ryan totals four touchdowns

25. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy has decent outing

26. BUF - QB Josh Allen throws for 245 yards

27. LAC - WR Mike Williams reaches end zone

28. LAC - WR Keenan Allen posts 67 yards

29. CAR - Seven grabs for WR Devin Funchess

30. LAC - RB Austin Ekeler close to 100 total yards

31. LAC - RB Melvin Gordon accounts for three TDs

32. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey busy in pass game

33. CAR - QB Cam Newton tosses three TDs in loss

34. WAS - RB Chris Thompson busy in Week 2 loss

35. NO - WR Michael Thomas continues strong play

36. WAS - RB Adrian Peterson bottled up in loss

37. WAS - Strange game for WR Jamison Crowder

38. NO - RB Alvin Kamara involved in run, pass game

39. WAS - QB Alex Smith just shy of 300 yards

40. NO - QB Drew Brees throws for 243 yards

41. IND - TE Eric Ebron finds end zone in Week 2

42. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton posts 83 yards, score

43. CLE - Five catches for WR Jarvis Landry

44. CLE - WR Antonio Callaway leads team in receiving

45. IND - QB Andrew Luck tosses two TDs in road win

46. CLE - QB Tyrod Taylor has solid outing

47. WAS - Trent Williams injured

48. CAR - TE Greg Olsen hopes to return in 4-5 weeks

49. LAC - DE Joey Bosa to be sidelined into October


1. MIN - WR Stefon Diggs goes bonkers at Lambeau

Source: 1 No Source

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs posted nine receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 2 tie in Green Bay. He also added an important game-tying two-point conversion reception.

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Diggs didn't play as big a role as Adam Thielen last week, but he had a 75-yard score and some clutch short receptions in this one. He's a must play against the Bills next week.

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2. MIN - RB Latavius Murray sees four touches

Source: 1 No Source

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed four times for 19 yards in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Murray could get the start next week against Buffalo, which would instantly make him a top ten running back play for Week 3.

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3. MIN - QB Kirk Cousins tosses four TDs in tie

Source: 1 No Source

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 35-of-48 passes for 425 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 tie on the road against the Green Bay Packers.

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Cousins had an interception that could have ended the game in regulation, but it was called back by a questionable roughing the passer penalty. He is clearly on the same page as his top two receivers and should deliver expected value. He might be a top five play against the Bills next week.

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4. DET - RB Theo Riddick nicked up in road loss

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) suffered an ankle injury late in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Riddick's injury could open up a big passing game role for rookie Kerryon Johnson against the Patriots next week. Ameer Abdullah should also get a small shot at redemption if Riddick is out.

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5. JAX - WR Donte Moncrief nicked up in win

Source: NESN.com - Zack Cox

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Donte Moncrief (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 2 against the New England Patriots and he limped off the field. He had four grabs for 34 yards and a touchdown before departing.

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Moncrief's injury will make Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook better waiver wire pickups with Blake Bortles playing well heading into a matchup with Tennessee.

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6. MIN - RB Dalvin Cook pulls up lame in OT

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in overtime of the Week 2 game with the Green Bay Packers. He ran 10 times for 38 yards while adding three grabs for 52 yards before departing.

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Cook looked better as a receiver then as a runner behind the piecemeal Vikings offensive line. He's probably going to be on the doubtful side next week in a great matchup against Buffalo.

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7. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald injures hamstring

Source: AZCardinals.com

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams. He had three grabs for 28 yards on five targets before departing.

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The Cardinals offense is taking the life out of their fantasy options anyway. Fitzgerald tends to play through injuries and play well, but he's not a good start against the Bears next week.

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8. LAR - PK Greg Zuerlein injured in pregame

Source: TheRams.com

Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (groin) suffered a groin injury in pregame warmups and he did not kick in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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This injury caught everyone off guard. Including the Rams who had to go with no kicker as Zuerlein was on the Active Roster. They were unable to make a move to replace him so there was no notification to anyone.

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9. PIT - WR Antonio Brown posts nine catches

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown snagged nine receptions for 67 yards on 17 targets in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Brown had a calf injury in the game. He might be able to play through it and it's impossible to bench him, but we might want to lower expectations for him in upcoming weeks.

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10. PIT - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster posts 13 grabs in loss

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster racked up 13 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown on a game-high 19 targets in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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With Antonio Brown slowed down, Smith-Schuster was the #1 receiver for the offense. He might have that status next week at Tampa and is looking like a hit at his ADP.

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11. PIT - TE Jesse James has giant stat line

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James posted five receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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James was basically left uncovered by the Chiefs more than once. He's still an underwhelming play, but with the wide-open nature of Chiefs game scripts, we learned about playing tight ends against them (that's George Kittle next week), although Vance McDonald could still muddy the picture here.

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12. PIT - RB James Conner takes step back in Week 2

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed eight times for 17 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs while adding five grabs for 48 yards.

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Conner never had a chance to establish the run because the Chiefs jumped out to a 21-0 lead. He salavaged a good fantasy day with a score, two-point conversion, and five catches. His ceiling and floor are in full view heading into a matchup against the Bucs, and they point towards RB1 status.

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13. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger totals four scores

Source: 1 No Source

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 39-of-60 pass attempts for 452 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 2 loss against the Chiefs and he added a rushing score.

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Roethlisberger had the kind of field day we should expect against the Chiefs this year. Home Ben was back and he might have been able to hang with Mahomes if his defense had been better. Roethlisberger will be a boom/bust start at Tampa Bay next week.

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14. KC - WR Tyreek Hill posts 90 yards, score

Source: 1 No Source

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill registered five receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown on six targets in the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Hill was quiet for a lot of the game. It seems inevitable that he will get free for a score with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. He might be the most valuable wide receiver in fantasy football with Antonio Brown banged up.

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15. KC - WR Sammy Watkins hits century mark

Source: 1 No Source

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins posted six receptions for 100 yards on seven targets in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Watkins looked explosive with lots of room to operate. He still has some long touchdowns in him with the quandries the Chiefs offense will put defenses in all season. He's an upside WR3/Flex against the 49ers next week.

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16. KC - TE Travis Kelce has giant game in Week 2

Source: 1 No Source

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce posted seven receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns on 10 targets in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Worries about Kelce disappeared very early in this one. He was dominating the middle of the field and should be able to do that as along as Tyreek Hill is threatening defenses deep. He might end up giving Rob Gronkowski a run for TE1 overall status.

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17. KC - RB Kareem Hunt totals 80 yards, TD

Source: 1 No Source

Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt rushed 18 times for 75 yards in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers while adding a catch for five yards and a touchdown.

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Hunt showed good strength on his touchdown reception and ran hard, but Patrick Mahomes is just too good to allow him to have touchdown catches at the goal line. Perhaps teams will start committing pass interference in a desperate attempt to slow down Mahomes, but the early results are still troubling.

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18. KC - Patrick Mahomes tosses six TDs in win

Source: KCChiefs.com

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-28 passes for 326 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 2 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has 10 TDs through two games, most in NFL history to start a season.

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Mahomes is making it look easy, albeit against the Steelers. He is in the conversation as the #1 overall fantasy quarterback heading into Week 3. The 49ers aren't an imposing opponent next week.

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19. ATL - TE Austin Hooper gets into end zone

Source: 1 No Source

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper posted five receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown on five targets in the Week 2 win against the Carolina Panthers.

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Hooper had one of his best games as a pro and he came through on an end zone target. In a bleak landscape at tight end, he's now in the long list of streaming considerations against the Saints next week.

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20. ATL - RB Ito Smith totals 10 touches in victory

Source: 1 No Source

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed nine times for 46 yards in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers and he added an eight-yard reception.

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Smith looked good on his touches and would be a hot pickup if Tevin Coleman goes down. Keep him on your waiver wire watch list.

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21. ATL - WR Julio Jones targeted nine times

Source: 1 No Source

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones posted five receptions for 64 yards and a team-high nine targets in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers.

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Jones' scoring took a hit this week because Austin Hooper and Calvin Ridley played well in larger roles. That trend might continue against the Saints next week, especially if Jones sees a lot of Marshon Lattimore.

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22. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley snags TD in Week 2 win

Source: 1 No Source

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley posted four receptions for a team-best 64 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 win against the Carolina Panthers.

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Ridley was set to play a larger role this week, and he came through with the touchdown that helped ease the team's heavy weighing red zone issues coming into the game. He's worth a pickup in longer bench leagues and has a good outlook against the Saints next week.

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23. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman excels in Week 2 win

Source: 1 No Source

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed 16 times for 107 yards in the Week 2 win against the Carolina Panthers while adding four receptions for 18 yards.

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The Falcons do a great job of setting Coleman up for success. He'll get the start against the Saints next week and be worth an RB2 look in all formats.

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24. ATL - QB Matt Ryan totals four touchdowns

Source: ProFootballTalk.com

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 23-of-28 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 win against Carolina Panthers while posting two rushing scores, posting his 100th career NFL win.

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Ryan uncharacteristically scored twice as a runner, taking the job of solving the team's red zone woes into his own hands. He'll be low QB1 against the Saints next week.

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25. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy has decent outing

Source: NFL.com

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) rushed for 39 yards on nine carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. He also caught four passes for 29 yards during the game.

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McCoy had a pulse for fantasy leagues today, but left with an injury. Even if he's active next week, he'll be on our benches against the Vikings.

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26. BUF - QB Josh Allen throws for 245 yards

Source: NFL.com

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen went 18-for-33 for 245 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2.

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Allen was more than respectable in his first NFL start and he gave the offense more life than Nathan Peterman. He'll have another very tough matchup next week against the Vikings, but at least the Bills are showing some fight on offense.

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27. LAC - WR Mike Williams reaches end zone

Source: NFL.com

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught two passes for 27 yards and one touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.

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Williams got a score early, but wasn't a big part of the game plan after that. The Chargers are going to run their offense through the backfield, so Williams is only emergency depth as long as Keenan Allen is healthy.

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28. LAC - WR Keenan Allen posts 67 yards

Source: NFL.com

Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught six passes for 67 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.

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Allen's day was disappointing when scoring came easy to the Chargers. He's still an every week start, but as long as this offense is running through the backfield, his weekly ceiling might be lower than expected. He has a tough matchup against the Rams next week.

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29. CAR - Seven grabs for WR Devin Funchess

Source: 1 No Source

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted seven receptions for 77 yards on nine targets in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Funchess was a solid play as Cam Newton filled the air with footballs in the comeback attempt against Atlanta. He'll be a mid-level WR3/Flex option against the Bengals next week.

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30. LAC - RB Austin Ekeler close to 100 total yards

Source: NFL.com

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 77 yards on 11 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. He also caught three passes for 21 yards during the game.

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Ekeler is the real deal as a flex play, perhaps even in nonPPR leagues. He's an important part of the game plan and his every week involvement is not going away. He could be used even more against the strong Rams defense next week.

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31. LAC - RB Melvin Gordon accounts for three TDs

Source: NFL.com

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 28 yards and one touchdown on nine carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. He also caught six passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns during the game.

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Gordon wasn't a prolific runner, but the game got out of hand quickly. He was clutch in goal to go situations and is a solid RB1 going into a tough matchup against the Rams next week.

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32. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey busy in pass game

Source: 1 No Source

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey rushed eight times for just 37 yards in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he was good for 14 catches and 102 yards on 15 targets in the loss.

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McCaffrey became the clear #1 target with Greg Olsen out. The Falcons were also missing two key defenders. He's a strong start in PPR leagues for as long as this target rate continues.

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33. CAR - QB Cam Newton tosses three TDs in loss

Source: 1 No Source

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 32-of-45 passes for 335 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 road loss against the Atlanta Falcons, and he also led the team with 42 rushing yards on five attempts.

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Newton really was all the Panthers had to battle the Falcons today. He gave a valiant effort and buoyed fantasy teams in the process. Newton is a solid start against the Bengals next week.

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34. WAS - RB Chris Thompson busy in Week 2 loss

Source: 1 No Source

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson hauled in 13 receptions for 92 yards on 14 targets in the Week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Thompson is clearly Alex Smith's favorite target and a strong RB2 in PPR leagues as long as it keeps up.

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35. NO - WR Michael Thomas continues strong play

Source: NFL.com

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 12 passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.

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Thomas didn't have any big downfield plays, but he was unstoppable in the red zone. He also had his second fumble in two games, but that won't stop Drew Brees from targeting him frequently going forward.

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36. WAS - RB Adrian Peterson bottled up in loss

Source: 1 No Source

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 11 times for just 20 yards in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts and he added three receptions for 30 yards on his three targets.

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Peterson looked more like his old self last week, but this week the Colts shut him down. Next week against the Packers isn't an auto-start as Peterson is more of a flex play or depth when Washington isn't facing a team in the basement like he did in Week 1.

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37. WAS - Strange game for WR Jamison Crowder

Source: 1 No Source

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder had just two receptions for eight yards on four targets in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts, and he had two runs for a team-high 29 rushing yards.

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Crowder is droppable after a summer that created some optimism around his 2018 with Alex Smith at the helm.

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38. NO - RB Alvin Kamara involved in run, pass game

Source: NFL.com

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 46 yards on 13 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2. He also caught six passes for 53 yards during the game.

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Kamara kept out of the end zone and didn't break any huge gains in the squeaker over the Browns. This was disappointing, but Kamara should have a field-day against the injury-weakened Atlanta defense next week.

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39. WAS - QB Alex Smith just shy of 300 yards

Source: 1 No Source

Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith completed 33-of-46 passes for 292 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 2 loss against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Smith couldn't finish drives against one of the most underwhelming defensive rosters in the league on the day his replacement in Kansas City threw six touchdowns. He also has an injured stud left tackle. Smith's value is dropping, and the Washington offense is looking mortal after an effortlessly efficient performance in Week 1 at Arizona.

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40. NO - QB Drew Brees throws for 243 yards

Source: NFL.com

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 28-for-35 for 243 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.

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Brees had a modest game thanks to a very tough Browns defense and two fumbles from his receivers. He had most of his significant plays in a comeback bid in the second half. Brees is a solid QB1 at Atlanta next week, but this was a small letdown after a big Week 1.

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41. IND - TE Eric Ebron finds end zone in Week 2

Source: 1 No Source

Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron posted three receptions, 26 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins.

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Ebron had a magnificent play on an end zone target in tight coverage that will built trust from Andrew Luck in that situation. He's a good start next week against the Eagles and might have arrived as a fantasy TE1.

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42. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton posts 83 yards, score

Source: 1 No Source

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton racked up seven receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in the Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins.

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Hilton isn't getting any long gains with this version of Andrew Luck, but Luck still finds him frequently. He's an every week strong WR2 going into Philadelphia next week.

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43. CLE - Five catches for WR Jarvis Landry

Source: NFL.com

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry caught five passes for 69 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

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Landry will be steady, but with a low ceiling as long as Tyrod Taylor is at quarterback.

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44. CLE - WR Antonio Callaway leads team in receiving

Source: NFL.com

Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway caught three passes for 81 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

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Callaway had a long touchdown in the waning minutes that should have given the team the lead, but Zane Gonzalez missed the extra point. Callaway will get waiver consideration this week, but Tyrod Taylor makes him not essential.

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45. IND - QB Andrew Luck tosses two TDs in road win

Source: 1 No Source

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck completed 21-of-31 passes for 179 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 2 road win against the Washington Redskins.

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Luck was effective and winner, but didn't help fantasy teams win. Even though Ryan Fitzpatrick lit up the Eagles defense today, Luck might have more trouble and isn't an auto-start against them next week.

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46. CLE - QB Tyrod Taylor has solid outing

Source: NFL.com

Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor went 22-for-30 for 246 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2. He also rushed for 26 yards on four carries during the game. ylo

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Taylor was adequate but really more of a dud on a big quarterback day. The Browns offense can keep them in games, but Taylor might be limiting them with Baker Mayfield on the bench. Taylor did complete a bomb to tie the game up late, but the offense isn't very dangerous with him at the helm. He'll get the underrated Jets defense next week.

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47. WAS - Trent Williams injured

Source: Redskins.com

Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 2 game and is considered questionable to return.

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Williams is one of the best left tackles in the league. If he is out for any length of time, the Washington offense will take a hit. Williams said it was related to his knee surgery from December, a potentially ominous detail.

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48. CAR - TE Greg Olsen hopes to return in 4-5 weeks

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is holding off surgery and hopes to return to the lineup in four to five weeks, according to sources. He likely will re-evaluate the injury after the season.

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Olsen is worth carrying in deep bench leagues on this news, but these situations don't usually end well.

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49. LAC - DE Joey Bosa to be sidelined into October

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa (foot) is expected to be sidelined until October because of a bone bruise in his left foot, according to multiple sources. He is rehabbing in the hopes that the swelling goes down and the foot stabilizes but could wind up undergoing surgery if problems persist.

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In other words, there's no guarantee that Bosa will play this year. We'll keep tabs on this situation, but remain uncertain about his 2018 for at least a few more weeks.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for being part of Footballguys and we'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J