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ProFootballTalk reports that it should not be a surprise if the Vikings reverse their decision to activate running back Adrian Peterson for Week 3. | 09/16/2014 6:31 PM
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ProFootballTalk reports that it should not be a surprise if the Vikings reverse their decision to activate running back Adrian Peterson for Week 3.
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That means Matt Asiata has a decent chance to start again against New Orleans. He rushed 13 times fo 36 yards and caught five passes for 48 yards with a touchdown versus New England in Week 2. In a pinch, he is a viable FLEX or RB2 option in 12 or 14 team leagues.
Profootballtalk reports the Vikings could still reverse the decision to reinstate running back Adrian Peterson. | 09/16/2014 6:24 PM
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Profootballtalk reports the Vikings could still reverse the decision to reinstate running back Adrian Peterson.
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Although it is extremely unlikely Minnesota releases Peterson like Baltimore did to Ray Rice, the call for Peterson's head in the press will not be ignored. The governor of Minnesota is calling for "All Day" to be suspended and Radisson suspended its sponorship of the Vikings due to Peterson's indictment for child abuse. Do not drop Matt Asiata yet as there is at least a 50/50 chance that Peterson will again be inactive in Week 3.
If you have Nate Freese on your roster, be concerned. | 09/16/2014 4:41 PM
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If you have Nate Freese on your roster, be concerned.
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The 24-year-old is just 2-of-5 this season and apparently the team has brought in Rob Bironas, Alex Henery and Garrett Hartley for workouts, according to Adam Schefter.
Cleveland wide receiver Miles Austin scored his first touchdown as a Brown, during Week 2 against the Saints. | 09/16/2014 4:41 PM
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Cleveland wide receiver Miles Austin scored his first touchdown as a Brown, during Week 2 against the Saints.
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He had six catches for 44 yards and the score. Austin is not a recommended play moving forward, as he is simply not the player he once was.
Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins continues to be an under-the-radar fantasy player. | 09/16/2014 4:38 PM
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Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins continues to be an under-the-radar fantasy player.
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Hawkins had six catches for 70 yards on 12 targets. He is Cleveland's number one option for now, and may even be on some waiver wires. Scoop him up as he is a WR3, with upside in PPR leagues.
Bengals wideout Dane Sanzenbacher could see his targets take a jump in Week 3 if A.J. Green's toe keeps him out of the lineup. | 09/16/2014 4:37 PM
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Bengals wideout Dane Sanzenbacher could see his targets take a jump in Week 3 if A.J. Green's toe keeps him out of the lineup.
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Sanzenbacher would only be a one-game option as the Bengals have a bye in Week 4 and by Week 5 Green is likely to be fully ready to play again. Sanzenbacher caught two balls for 42 yards in a substitute role last Sunday.
Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu will likely play a major role in Week 3 with A.J. Green likely joining Marvin Jones on the sidelines. | 09/16/2014 4:33 PM
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Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu will likely play a major role in Week 3 with A.J. Green likely joining Marvin Jones on the sidelines.
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Impact
Sanu produced a 76-yard touchdown catch against the Falcons to produce double-digits fantasy points, a big jump from Week 1. He's a solid fantasy option if A.J. Green is not ready to play in Week 3.
Saints running back Pierre Thomas has yet to produce from a fantasy perspective in 2014. | 09/16/2014 4:33 PM
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Saints running back Pierre Thomas has yet to produce from a fantasy perspective in 2014.
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With Mark Ingram going down, Thomas should now see a ton of touches, especially in the passing game. With the Saints 0-2, and coming home, expect Thomas to be involved in the screen game, as well as finally beginning to put some solid fantasy numbers together.
Falcons wideout Harry Douglas is back to being the No. 3 guy in the pecking order. | 09/16/2014 4:29 PM
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Falcons wideout Harry Douglas is back to being the No. 3 guy in the pecking order.
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Impact
Actually that's an upgrade for when Tony Gonzalez was in Atlanta he too was also ahead of Douglas. We've saw Douglas has the talent to be a fantasy starter last season when Roddy White and Julio Jones were sidelined, but it will take more injuries to make him fantasy worthy in 2014.
After breaking loose during Week 1, Saints receiver Brandin Cooks came down to earth against Cleveland on Sunday. | 09/16/2014 4:29 PM
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After breaking loose during Week 1, Saints receiver Brandin Cooks came down to earth against Cleveland on Sunday.
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He had only two catches for 31 yards in Sunday's loss. With the Saints a notoriously better home team, Cooks has great potential to have a big game in Week 3. He will be a WR3 this coming week against the Vikings.
Falcons receiver Roddy White (knee) had a quiet day Sunday, catching just five balls for 42 yards. | 09/16/2014 4:26 PM
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Falcons receiver Roddy White (knee) had a quiet day Sunday, catching just five balls for 42 yards.
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White banged his knee in Week 1 and facing a tough Bengals defense figured to struggle and he did. He should be feeling better for the matchup with the Bucs, but not matter how good he feels if Julio Jones is in the lineup, White is the No. 2 target.
Saints running back Khiry Robinson figures to see more touches with the injury to Mark Ingram. | 09/16/2014 4:25 PM
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Saints running back Khiry Robinson figures to see more touches with the injury to Mark Ingram.
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After finding the end zone in Week 1, Robinson was held in check Sunday against the Browns. He will most likely lead the team in carries during Ingram's absence, but will not be a major target for receptions. Robinson is a RB3/4 for now.
Vikings wideout Greg Jennings managed only one catch for 4 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to New England. | 09/16/2014 4:21 PM
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Vikings wideout Greg Jennings managed only one catch for 4 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to New England.
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Impact
Jennings caught six for 58 yards and a score in Week 1, but could not duplicate his performance on Sunday. He is a WR4 moving forward.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was a candidate to break out in 2014, but has shown no signs of doing so, thus far. | 09/16/2014 4:17 PM
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Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was a candidate to break out in 2014, but has shown no signs of doing so, thus far.
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He has totaled seven catches for 69 yards and no touchdowns through two weeks. With inconsistent QB play, it will be very difficult for Randolph to be a TE1 this season.
Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could not duplicate his performance from Week 1, against the Patriots. | 09/16/2014 4:14 PM
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Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could not duplicate his performance from Week 1, against the Patriots.
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Impact
He did lead the Vikings in receiving with four catches for 56 yards, but did not have any carries in Week 2. Patterson is one the top game-breakers in the NFL, so Minnesota needs to make sure he is heavily involved every week. With questions at the QB position, consider him a WR3 with WR2 upside.
Julian Edelman continues to be the Patriots' number one wide receiver. | 09/16/2014 4:10 PM
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Julian Edelman continues to be the Patriots' number one wide receiver.
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Brady clearly trusts him, as he had another nice outing during Week 2 (6 catches for 81 yards and 1 touchdown). With Danny Amendola nowhere to be found, Edelman is in line for another monster year. Consider him a WR2, with even more upside in PPR leagues.
New England halfback Shane Vereen was outshined by fellow back Steven Ridley during Week 2. | 09/16/2014 4:07 PM
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New England halfback Shane Vereen was outshined by fellow back Steven Ridley during Week 2.
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Another season, same story for the Patriots. Owners never know which running back is going to get the majority of the reps. Vereen managed only six carries for 40 yards and one catch for no yards on Sunday. Vereen should get back on track at home against Oakland, during Week 3. Consider him a RB2.
Giants receiver Rueben Randle will have a tough time breaking out in 2014. | 09/16/2014 4:01 PM
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Giants receiver Rueben Randle will have a tough time breaking out in 2014.
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He was a hot sleeper during drafts, but does not seem to possess game-breaking abilities. Combined with the fact that New York's offensive line is in shambles and Eli is turning the ball over way too much, Randle will be no more than a WR4/5 early on in the season.
New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a much better outing during Week 2 against the Cardinals. | 09/16/2014 3:57 PM
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New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a much better outing during Week 2 against the Cardinals.
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Impact
While Cruz was more productive, the entire Giants team is feeling the effects of a lousy offensive line. Cruz should still see a ton of targets, and be valuable in PPR leagues, however, finding the end zone in 2014 could be an issue. Cruz is no more than a WR3 moving forward.
New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a much better outing during Week 2 against the Cardinals. | 09/16/2014 3:56 PM
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New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a much better outing during Week 2 against the Cardinals.
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Impact
While Cruz was more productive, the entire Giants team is feeling the effects of a lousy offensive line. Cruz should still see a ton of targets, and be valuable in PPR leagues, however, finding the end zone in 2014 could be an issue. Cruz is no more than a WR3 moving forward.
Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a tough Week 2 catching just two of eight targets for 46 yards. | 09/16/2014 3:55 PM
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Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a tough Week 2 catching just two of eight targets for 46 yards.
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Benjamin, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound behemoth, had a solid season opener (6-92-1) so we're hoping this was just one of those clunkers you get from rookies now and then.
New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a much better outing during Week 2 against the Cardinals. | 09/16/2014 3:54 PM
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New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had a much better outing during Week 2 against the Cardinals.
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Impact
While Cruz was more productive, the entire Giants team is feeling the effects of a lousy offensive line. Cruz should still see a ton of targets, and be valuable in PPR leagues, however, finding the end zone in 2014 could be an issue. Cruz is no more than a WR3 moving forward.
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was given 15 rushing attempts with DeAngelo Williams sidelined, but could only manage 37 yards. | 09/16/2014 3:52 PM
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Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was given 15 rushing attempts with DeAngelo Williams sidelined, but could only manage 37 yards.
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At least he scored - from two yards out. That's a good sign for a team with a running quarterback in Cam Newton and a fullback-type back in Mike Tolbert. Williams is questionable for next week as is Stewart's fantasy value.
The Giants have seemed to have found their tight end in Larry Donnell. | 09/16/2014 3:51 PM
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The Giants have seemed to have found their tight end in Larry Donnell.
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He had seven receptions for 81 yards during Week 2, and has totaled 12 catches for 137 yards a touchdown, thus far. Eli Manning seems to trust him, and with the Giants offensive line struggling, Donnell should continue to see a ton of targets on quick, intermediate targets.
Detroit rookie tight end Eric Ebron arrived with a lot of hype, but the production isn't there yet. | 09/16/2014 3:49 PM
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Detroit rookie tight end Eric Ebron arrived with a lot of hype, but the production isn't there yet.
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Impact
The Lions have a number of options in front of Ebron, namely Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate along with Joique Bell and Reggie Bush out of the backfield and Ebron has just seven targets, three catches and 38 yards. Ebron should only be owned in keeper leagues.
Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd had a down week during Sunday's victory over the Giants. | 09/16/2014 3:48 PM
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Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd had a down week during Sunday's victory over the Giants.
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He had only one catch for 19 yards, but did have six targets. Floyd is now the number one option in Arizona's passing attack, but for however long Drew Stanton is under center, his production will be inconsistent. Floyd is still a WR2 moving forward.
Lions receiver Golden Tate is the solid No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Johnson with 14 targets over the first two weekends. The next closest wideout is Jeremy Ross with three targets. | 09/16/2014 3:47 PM
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Lions receiver Golden Tate is the solid No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Johnson with 14 targets over the first two weekends. The next closest wideout is Jeremy Ross with three targets.
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It's about what we expected from Tate. He's totaled 150 yards and run the ball one time, but he's still searching for his first touchdown.
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald led Arizona in receiving during the team's Week 2 victory. | 09/16/2014 3:45 PM
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Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald led Arizona in receiving during the team's Week 2 victory.
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Fitzgerald has clearly lost a step, and with Carson Palmer still on the shelf, owners could continue to be frustrated by Fitz's production. He had six catches for 51 yards on Sunday. Fitzgerald is WR3 for now, with WR2 potential.
Fantasy owners can't be happy with Lions running back Reggie Bush over the first two weeks of the season. | 09/16/2014 3:44 PM
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Fantasy owners can't be happy with Lions running back Reggie Bush over the first two weeks of the season.
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Bush has a total of 96 yards from scrimmage over the pair of games and backup Joique Bell is getting more rushing attempts than he is. Perhaps Bush's knee is more sore than he's let on to the public. This is a shared situation with a quarterback who likes to throw 650-700 times a season.
Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer vultured a touchdown on Sunday in the team's 25-14 victory over the Giants. | 09/16/2014 3:41 PM
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Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer vultured a touchdown on Sunday in the team's 25-14 victory over the Giants.
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Dwyer is no more than backup option, but he will continue to see goaline carries for the Cardinals. He did manage nine carries for only 31 yards and the score during Week 2. Consider Dwyer a RB4/5.
Bills wide receiver Mike Williams caught one ball for three yards in Week 2. | 09/16/2014 3:32 PM
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Bills wide receiver Mike Williams caught one ball for three yards in Week 2.
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Robert Woods has started opposite Sammy Watkins the first two weekends, but neither receiver is seeing enough action to get fantasy owners excited.
Buffalo receiver Robert Woods is second on the team in targets, but with just nine over the first two games. | 09/16/2014 3:29 PM
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Buffalo receiver Robert Woods is second on the team in targets, but with just nine over the first two games.
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Woods has five receptions for 83 yards and at 4.5 targets per game isn't likley to be a consistent fantasy-worthy wide receiver.
Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel hasn't done a lot statistically, but he does have his Bills undeafeated. | 09/16/2014 3:26 PM
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Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel hasn't done a lot statistically, but he does have his Bills undeafeated.
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He passed for one and rushed for one touchdown in the season opener, but he's only averaging 187.5 ypg through the air. He has a young receiving corps in which to grow with and we expect his yardage numbers will improve as the season goes along. At least until the weather turns ugly.
Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was unable to build off his Week 1 performance. | 09/16/2014 3:24 PM
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Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was unable to build off his Week 1 performance.
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Impact
Williams had four catches for 50 yards a score in Week 1, but managed just two receptions for 20 yards on Sunday versus Tennessee. He will continue to be a hit-or-miss fantasy option moving forward.
Buffalo running back Fred Jackson is still getting a similar workload as C.J. Spiller though he's yet to taste the end zone. | 09/16/2014 3:22 PM
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Buffalo running back Fred Jackson is still getting a similar workload as C.J. Spiller though he's yet to taste the end zone.
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Impact
The 33-year-old Jackson is a solid all-around runner and pass receiver and usually gets more touchdown opportunities than Spiller to keep him fantasy-worthy. Without the touchdown advantage his fantasy value as a starter is questionable.
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has gotten off to a lackluster start this season. | 09/16/2014 3:21 PM
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Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has gotten off to a lackluster start this season.
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He's managed only six receptions for 46 yards thus far. A lot of that has to do with Romo's inconsistent play. If Dallas' QB is able to get it together, Witten should be able to get back to his career averages. For now however, consider Witten a TE2.
Dallas wideout Dez Bryant shook off a shoulder injury, and had a monser game during Sunday's win over the Titans. | 09/16/2014 3:17 PM
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Dallas wideout Dez Bryant shook off a shoulder injury, and had a monser game during Sunday's win over the Titans.
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He hauled in 10 of his 14 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown. After a subpar performance in Week 1, Bryant showed why he is a top-5 fantasy WR. He is locked in as a WR1 when Dallas travels to St. Louis for Week 3.
Miami wideout Brian Hartline has not been able to find a niche in the Dolphins offense of late. He's got just seven catchers for 62 yards in the first two games this season. | 09/16/2014 3:14 PM
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Miami wideout Brian Hartline has not been able to find a niche in the Dolphins offense of late. He's got just seven catchers for 62 yards in the first two games this season.
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Since a 253-yard output in Sept of 2012, Hartline has cracked the 100-yard mark just three times in 29 games. He's not a touchdown maker, either, just four over the same span and fantasy owners should not be looking to him to produce starter fantasy value.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was more of a "game manager" in Sunday's victory over the Titans. | 09/16/2014 3:12 PM
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was more of a "game manager" in Sunday's victory over the Titans.
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Impact
He was efficient, completing 19 of 29 passes for 176 yards and a score. Romo is still shaking off some rust from missing most of camp, and should get back to being a valuable QB1.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw the ball 49 times against the Buffalo Bills, managing 249 yards, one TD and one INT. | 09/16/2014 3:08 PM
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Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw the ball 49 times against the Buffalo Bills, managing 249 yards, one TD and one INT.
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Impact
The loss of Knowshon Moreno may have had a lot to do with his high attempts total. We like how he and Mike Wallace are starting to come together and a passing combination.
Like most of the Titans' players, Hunter was a nowhere to be found against the Cowboys during Week 2. | 09/16/2014 3:08 PM
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Like most of the Titans' players, Hunter was a nowhere to be found against the Cowboys during Week 2.
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Impact
Hunter has a ton of physical ability, but the fact he is on a team like Tennessee, inconsistent play is be expected. He had two catches for 26 yards on Sunday, and will look to rebound in Week 3 when the Titans travel to Cincy.
Titans running back Shonn Greene was unable to build on a strong start to the season, against Dallas. | 09/16/2014 3:03 PM
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Titans running back Shonn Greene was unable to build on a strong start to the season, against Dallas.
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Impact
After registering 71 rushing yards in Week 1, Greene only managed five carries for 40 yards in Week 2. He is still the lead back in Tennessee, however owners should continue to expect inconsistent play. Greene is no more than a flex/RB3 option moving forward.
Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans pulled down all four targets, but posted just 49 yards in Week 2 against the Rams. | 09/16/2014 3:01 PM
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Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans pulled down all four targets, but posted just 49 yards in Week 2 against the Rams.
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Impact
The No. 6 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft is the second target for Josh McCown behind Vincent Jackson, but needs to be more productive with his receptions. He's got 86 yards and zero touchdowns from nine receptions.
Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson caught four passes for 51 yards in the Bucs 19-17 loss to the Rams. | 09/16/2014 2:58 PM
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Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson caught four passes for 51 yards in the Bucs 19-17 loss to the Rams.
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Impact
Jackson is Josh McCown's favorite target with a team-leading 16 targets, but hasn't done anything with them. He's totaled just 87 yards and zero touchdowns through two games. Still, we like that he's getting plenty of opportunities.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker could not build off his performance from Week 1. | 09/16/2014 2:55 PM
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Titans quarterback Jake Locker could not build off his performance from Week 1.
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Impact
Locker has been inconsistent throughout his career, and that trend continued against the Cowboys. He was 18/34 for 234 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. It does not get any easier as Tennessee travels to Cincinnati for Week 3. Consider Locker a QB2 on Sunday.
Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown completed 16-of-21 passes for 179 yards, no touchdowns and one interception against the Rams. | 09/16/2014 2:55 PM
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Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown completed 16-of-21 passes for 179 yards, no touchdowns and one interception against the Rams.
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Impact
We're still waiting for the "Chicago Bears passing offense' to arrive in south Florida. McCown and big receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans are yet to produce big fantasy points.
Rams third-year receiver Brian Quick was the top target for quarterback Austin Davis with nine targets and has 18 on the season. | 09/16/2014 2:51 PM
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Rams third-year receiver Brian Quick was the top target for quarterback Austin Davis with nine targets and has 18 on the season.
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Quick caught seven of them for 74 yards and has shown a lot of improvement in the preseason and early going. He's averaging 86.5 ypg, but needs to reach the end zone to get his fantasy value up to starting levels.
Rams quarterback Austin Davis started Week 2 and was efficient in completing 22-of-29 passes for 235 yards. | 09/16/2014 2:47 PM
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Rams quarterback Austin Davis started Week 2 and was efficient in completing 22-of-29 passes for 235 yards.
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Unfortunately, he didn't throw any touchdown passes, and his fantasy value was minimal. He'll need to put it into the end zone before fantasy owners will pay attention.
Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (ribs) was active in Week 2, but not productive. | 09/16/2014 2:44 PM
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Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (ribs) was active in Week 2, but not productive.
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Impact
Allen was obviously the focal point of the Seahawks defense and held him to five receptions for 55 yards, but in doing so they allowed Antonio Gates to run wild in the secondary. Good for the Chargers, bad for Allen's fantasy owners.
San Diego receiver Eddie Royal was a big part of the Chargers offense Sunday, seeing 10 targets and catching six of them for 69 yards. | 09/16/2014 2:42 PM
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San Diego receiver Eddie Royal was a big part of the Chargers offense Sunday, seeing 10 targets and catching six of them for 69 yards.
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Impact
Royal had a surprisingly good season with San Diego last year with 47 receptions for 631 and eight TDs. The return of Malcom Floyd hasn't changed that at all and Royal could be a WR3.
Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee was borderline invisible during Week 2 against Washington. | 09/16/2014 2:42 PM
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Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee was borderline invisible during Week 2 against Washington.
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Impact
Lee was limited in practice all week, and really was a non-factor with two receptions for 11 yards. He is a WR5 moving forward.
Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee was borderline invisible during Week 2 against Washington. | 09/16/2014 2:42 PM
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Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee was borderline invisible during Week 2 against Washington.
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Impact
Lee was limited in practice all week, and really was a non-factor with two receptions for 11 yards. He is a WR5 moving forward.
Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson had a nice outing during Week 2. | 09/16/2014 2:38 PM
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Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson had a nice outing during Week 2.
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Impact
He managed four receptions on six targets, and produced a solid 75 yards against the Redskins. Robinson will be no more than a WR5 with Jacksonville's questions at QB, combined with the fact he is competing for playing time with Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, and Cecil Shorts once he returns from injury.
Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart played through his ankle injury during Week 2's loss to Washington. | 09/16/2014 2:34 PM
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Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart played through his ankle injury during Week 2's loss to Washington.
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Impact
While Gerhart played, he was completely inneffective (7 carries for 8 yards and 2 catches for 9 yards). Jacksonville continues to be a rebuilding team, but if they want to compete in any games this year, they will need Gerhart to be their workhorse.
Chargers running back Donald Brown should take a big jump in production while Ryan Mathews is sidelined by a knee injury. | 09/16/2014 2:26 PM
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Chargers running back Donald Brown should take a big jump in production while Ryan Mathews is sidelined by a knee injury.
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Impact
He'll still be sharing time with Danny Woodhead, but should get the larger share of the rushing attempts while Woodhead is the pass receiver.
Chargers running back Danny Woodhead should quickly gain fantasy value with the injury to starter Ryan Mathews. | 09/16/2014 2:23 PM
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Chargers running back Danny Woodhead should quickly gain fantasy value with the injury to starter Ryan Mathews.
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Impact
Donald Brown may still get more rushing attempts than Woodhead, but Woodhead is the better receiver and should have more fantasy value. Sunday, Woodhead rushed eight times and caught four balls for 59 total yards. Woodhead totaled 1,034 yards from scrimmage and eight TDs last season.
Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse led the Seahawks in receiving yards against San Diego. | 09/16/2014 2:19 PM
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Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse led the Seahawks in receiving yards against San Diego.
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Impact
That's not really good news since he only produced 61 yards. Seattle simply doesn't throw enough to support a lot of fantasy wide receivers and Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin figure to lead the way.
Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was not used as much as we had hoped in Week 2 - rushing the ball two times, but only seeing one targeted pass. | 09/16/2014 2:16 PM
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Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was not used as much as we had hoped in Week 2 - rushing the ball two times, but only seeing one targeted pass.
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Impact
Harvin caught 7-of-7 targets for 59 yards and rushed four times for 41 yards in the opener, but his three touches in San Diego are worrisome. The team simply has to make better use of his dynamic talents and if they continue at the Week 2 level fantasy owners might have to bail. Hopefully, it was just a one-game deviation.
Washington wide receiver Andre Roberts had to step up his game after DeSean Jackson went down with a shoulder injury. | 09/16/2014 2:12 PM
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Washington wide receiver Andre Roberts had to step up his game after DeSean Jackson went down with a shoulder injury.
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Impact
Roberts caught four of his five targets for 57 yards. If Jackson is forced to miss time, Roberts becomes a very reliable fantasy option. However, assuming Jackson is back for Week 3, Roberts will be a valuable asset to the Skins, but not so much for fantasy owners.
Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is tied with Demaryius Thomas for team high targets with 18 through two games. | 09/16/2014 2:10 PM
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Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders is tied with Demaryius Thomas for team high targets with 18 through two games.
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Impact
Sanders has been a big part of the offense over the first two weeks with 14 catches for 185 yards, but he hasn't scored which limits his fantasy value. The return of Wes Welker will likely force a significant drop in his opportunities and when Welker is in midseason form Sanders may lose most of his fantasy value as the team's fourth receiver.
Redskins tight end Niles Paul filled in admirably for the injured Jordan Reed. | 09/16/2014 2:07 PM
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Redskins tight end Niles Paul filled in admirably for the injured Jordan Reed.
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Impact
He came out of nowhere to haul in eight receptions, 99 yards, and a touchdown. With Reed still on the shelf, Paul looks like a solid fill-in option. Paul is a TE2 heading into Week 3 against the Eagles.
Broncos running back Montee Ball has 25 touches in Week 1, but only 15 last Sunday. | 09/16/2014 2:05 PM
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Broncos running back Montee Ball has 25 touches in Week 1, but only 15 last Sunday.
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Impact
Ball totaled 89 yards from scrimmage, which is certainly respectable, but didn't get into the end zone. We need him to be more like Knowshon Moreno was last season to validate his high fantasy selection.
Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon was unsually quiet in the team's Week 2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. | 09/16/2014 2:04 PM
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Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon was unsually quiet in the team's Week 2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Impact
Garcon managed only one reception on Sunday, after hauling in 10 passes in Week 1. With Washington pulling away early, he just simply was not as involved as usual, with only four targets. Look for Garcon to get back on track in Philadelphia, during Week 3. Consider him a solid WR2.
Wide receiver Donnie Avery leads the Chiefs in targets through two games with 19. | 09/16/2014 2:03 PM
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Wide receiver Donnie Avery leads the Chiefs in targets through two games with 19.
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Impact
Avery saw 13 targets in Week 1 with Dwayne Bowe sidelined due to a suspension (caught seven for 84 yards) but returned to a more pedestrian level in Week 2 with six targets (three catches) for 14 yards.
Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, suspended for one game, returned to action in Week 2, but failed to excite anyone with his performance. | 09/16/2014 2:00 PM
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Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, suspended for one game, returned to action in Week 2, but failed to excite anyone with his performance.
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The soon-to-be 30-year-old Bowe had trouble getting separation last season and finished with a career-low 673 yards on 57 catches (11.8 ypc) and five touchdowns. Sunday he caught three of six targets for 40 yards.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw 42 times Sunday, but produced just 255 yards and zero touchdowns. | 09/16/2014 1:58 PM
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Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw 42 times Sunday, but produced just 255 yards and zero touchdowns.
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Impact
Smith is not blessed with many quality receivers and with Jamaal Charles sidelined he can't even get fantasy points from screen passes that Charles so often took to the house last season. Smith has one touchdown pass and three INTs this season and should be avoided for now.
Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins was thrusted into action on Sunday, and made the most of his opportunity. | 09/16/2014 1:50 PM
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Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins was thrusted into action on Sunday, and made the most of his opportunity.
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Impact
The quarterback controversy is offically in full force in Washington, as Cousins led the Skins to a 41-10 victory. He was a major reason why they won by so much, completing 22/33 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. With Robert Griffin III out 4-5 weeks with a bad ankle, Cousins will have the opportunity to not only fill in, but also take hold of the QB postion, atop the depth chart. Cousins will be a borderline QB1 heading into Week 3 at Philadelphia. If he is on your waiver wire, and you need help at QB, he's your guy.
Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin was targeted just three times Sunday, catching one for six yards. | 09/16/2014 1:27 PM
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Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin was targeted just three times Sunday, catching one for six yards.
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Impact
Boykin is no longer fantasy worthy with both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb healthy and the rapid improvement from rookie Davante Adams.
Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was targeted seven times Sunday against the Jets. | 09/16/2014 1:23 PM
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Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was targeted seven times Sunday against the Jets.
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Adams is still learning the offense and getting Aaron Rodgers to trust him, so this many targets is encouraging. Jordy Nelson saw 16 targets, Randall Cobb had six. Adams finished with five receptions for 50 yards.
Jets running back Chris Johnson was not pretty in Week 2 against the Packers, rushing for just 21 yard,s on 12 carries. | 09/16/2014 1:15 PM
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Jets running back Chris Johnson was not pretty in Week 2 against the Packers, rushing for just 21 yard,s on 12 carries.
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Johnson and Chris Ivory are getting very similar workloads, but it will limit both players' fantasy values. Ivory had the better game Sunday and still produced just 10 fantasy points.
Jets running back Chris Ivory got the better of Chris Johnson in Week 2, rushing for 43 yards and a score on 13 carries. | 09/16/2014 1:11 PM
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Jets running back Chris Ivory got the better of Chris Johnson in Week 2, rushing for 43 yards and a score on 13 carries.
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Impact
Johnson saw 12 rushed for 21 yards. This is very close to a 50-50 situation and until one of the guys takes control, it will be difficult to start either back in fantasy lineups.
Raiders running back Darren McFadden had the backfield all to himself in Week 2 with Maurice Jones-Drew sidelined and produced mediocre results. | 09/16/2014 12:43 PM
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Raiders running back Darren McFadden had the backfield all to himself in Week 2 with Maurice Jones-Drew sidelined and produced mediocre results.
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He rushed for 37 yards and a score and caught two balls for 31 yards.The tailback posted double-digit fantasy points (12) for the first time since Oct, 27 last season and just his third time in the last 14 games he's played dating back to 2012. It's likely MJD will reutrn rendering both useless in fantasy leagues.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr produced better fantasy numbers in Week 2 leading Oakland to twice as many points as in Week 1, but not a victory. | 09/16/2014 12:40 PM
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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr produced better fantasy numbers in Week 2 leading Oakland to twice as many points as in Week 1, but not a victory.
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Impact
Carr threw for 263 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 58 yards, but was picked off twice. We think he has a future as an NFL quarterback and a fantasy quarterback, though it may not manifest itself for owners this season.
Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins, scored in Week 2 from 12 yards out, but is still the second option behind aging Andre Johnson. | 09/16/2014 12:34 PM
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Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins, scored in Week 2 from 12 yards out, but is still the second option behind aging Andre Johnson.
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Hopkins has shown us flashes of talent, but has been targeted 10 times over two games this season to 16 for Johnson. That as much as the quarterback situation is going to limit Hopkins' upside.
Houston running back Jonathan Grimes rushed just three times for nine yards in Week 2 after a one-carry Week 1. | 09/16/2014 12:31 PM
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Houston running back Jonathan Grimes rushed just three times for nine yards in Week 2 after a one-carry Week 1.
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Impact
It appears that Alfred Blue has jumped over Grimes for the "coveted" handcuff role to oft-injured Foster. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Texans rookie Alfred Blue saw 11 carries for 40 yards in a late-game relief role for starter Arian Foster. | 09/16/2014 12:29 PM
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Texans rookie Alfred Blue saw 11 carries for 40 yards in a late-game relief role for starter Arian Foster.
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Impact
It appears that Blue has jumped over Jonathan Grimes for the "coveted" handcuff role to oft-injured Foster. Adjust your roster accordingly.
As expected, wide receiver Stevie Johnson is the third receiver on the 49ers roster and has seen just six targets in two games. | 09/16/2014 12:26 PM
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As expected, wide receiver Stevie Johnson is the third receiver on the 49ers roster and has seen just six targets in two games.
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Impact
With Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree ahead of him on the team's wide receiver depth chart, Johnson (52 catches, 597 yards, 3 TD in 12 games last season) simply won't have fantasy value without an injury to get him more playing time.
San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin leads the team in targets with 15, catching 10 of them, for 133 yards over the first two games. | 09/16/2014 12:23 PM
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San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin leads the team in targets with 15, catching 10 of them, for 133 yards over the first two games.
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Impact
Boldin was sensational last season, hauling in a team-high 85 catches for 1,179 yards, but he isn't likely going to get close to those numbers in 2014 with a healthy Michael Crabtree as the No. 1 receiver. He'd be a great handcuff for Crabtree, should the injury-prone wideout go down.
San Francisco TE Derek Carrier could be in line for fantasy value in Week 3 if injured starter Vernon Davis and his backup Vance McDonald aren't ready to go Sunday. | 09/16/2014 12:19 PM
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San Francisco TE Derek Carrier could be in line for fantasy value in Week 3 if injured starter Vernon Davis and his backup Vance McDonald aren't ready to go Sunday.
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Carrier caught three balls for 41 yards Sunday night against the Bears and may see more work against Arizona than the 19 plays he was in on against Chicago.
We are still awaiting results of the MRI for San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and was seen leaving the locker room on crutches. | 09/16/2014 12:15 PM
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We are still awaiting results of the MRI for San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and was seen leaving the locker room on crutches.
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Impact
Davis was expected to get an MRI Monday. The 49ers could be down to third-string TE Derek Carrier for Week 3 as backup Vance McDonald is dealing with a knee injury.
49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree finished the game with the Bears as the 49ers' top receiver in both targets and yards. | 09/16/2014 12:12 PM
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49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree finished the game with the Bears as the 49ers' top receiver in both targets and yards.
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Impact
Crabtree caught 7-of-9 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. He's always been a Colin Kaepernick favorite. His problem is staying healthy. If Vernon Davis (ankle) is sidelined for any length of time, Crabtree's numbers would likely rise.
Bears QB Jay Cutler didn't put up many yards (176), but came up big when his team needed it with four touchdown passes. | 09/16/2014 12:09 PM
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Bears QB Jay Cutler didn't put up many yards (176), but came up big when his team needed it with four touchdown passes.
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Impact
Cutler can be excused for not throwing for 350 yards as he did in Week 1 as his two top receivers, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, could barely run due to hamstring issues.
Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb didn't get the yards fellow wideout Jordy Nelson produced, but he did find the end zone twice last Sunday against the Jets to satisfy his fantasy owners. | 09/16/2014 10:45 AM
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Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb didn't get the yards fellow wideout Jordy Nelson produced, but he did find the end zone twice last Sunday against the Jets to satisfy his fantasy owners.
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Impact
Cobb caught five balls for just 39 yards and the pair of short touchdowns. He's got three scores in two games, though he's averaging just 48.5 ypg receiving. That's a bit scary, to be so dependent on getting into the end zone.
Rams running back Zac Stacy was better in Week 2, posting 71 yards and a score on 19 rushing attempts, but he's still not playing up to expectations. | 09/16/2014 10:41 AM
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Rams running back Zac Stacy was better in Week 2, posting 71 yards and a score on 19 rushing attempts, but he's still not playing up to expectations.
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Impact
The Rams offense is trying to find its way under the direction of quarterbacks Austin Davis and Shaun Hill. Stacy should continue to get the bulk of the rushing attempts, he's averaging 15 per game, but that's less than he got as a starter last season, so his upside may be a bit more limited.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has played mistake-free football over the first two games this season, but hasn't posted great fantasy numbers. | 09/16/2014 10:36 AM
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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has played mistake-free football over the first two games this season, but hasn't posted great fantasy numbers.
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He's thrown for just one touchdown in each game while averaging 276.5 ypg. He could be without A.J. Green (toe) in Week 3 in addition to already sidelined Marvin Jones (foot) which may force the Bengals to feature the ground game.
Broncos Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas has yet to play like one through the first two games this season. | 09/16/2014 10:32 AM
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Broncos Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas has yet to play like one through the first two games this season.
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Impact
Thomas was invisible in the season opener (4-48-0) and only a little better in Week 2 against the Chiefs (5-62-1). This could be because the Broncos are missing two big threats from last season (Eric Decker and Wes Welker). They could get Welker back soon and that may open up some room for Thomas, so don't give up on him.
San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick was not good in the 49ers home loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday night, throwing for 248 yards and a score, but was picked off three times. | 09/16/2014 10:28 AM
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San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick was not good in the 49ers home loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday night, throwing for 248 yards and a score, but was picked off three times.
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Impact
Two second-half interceptions were particularly damaging. At least he rushed for 66 yards, but even there he coughed up the football for a fourth turnover. He and the 49ers travel to Arizona where he's going to have to be much better against a Cardinals team ranked 10th in yards allowed and fourth in turnovers.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford couldn't solve the Carolina defense Sunday, throwing 48 times for 291 yards and one touchdowns. | 09/16/2014 10:22 AM
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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford couldn't solve the Carolina defense Sunday, throwing 48 times for 291 yards and one touchdowns.
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Impact
Stafford did more with less in the season opener against the Giants when he threw just 32 passes, but amassed 346 yards and two scores. He was sacked four times and hurried on numerous others, so give credit to the tough Panthers defense. Stafford should get back on track next weekend versus the Packers against whom he has averaged 304 ypg in seven contests.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees couldn't do much against the Cleveland Browns pass defense, throwing for just 237 yards. | 09/16/2014 10:15 AM
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees couldn't do much against the Cleveland Browns pass defense, throwing for just 237 yards.
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Impact
Brees looks completely healthy, but had trouble getting the ball to his wide receivers, instead settling for his running backs and tight ends. Marques Colston was shut out and the other wideouts caught nine balls for just 79 yards.
Bears running back Matt Forte had a tough night against San Francisco's front seven, rushing for just 21 yards, on 12 carries. | 09/16/2014 10:10 AM
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Bears running back Matt Forte had a tough night against San Francisco's front seven, rushing for just 21 yards, on 12 carries.
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Forte couldn't break loose receiving either, catching five balls for just 15 yards. We'll chalk this one up to a defensive game plan designed to stop the two healthiest threats - Forte and Martellus Bennett. Forte will face a tough Jets defense, ranked third in yards allowed, in Week 3, so be prepared for more of the same.
Colts receiver Reggie Wayne did nothing in Monday night's game against the Eagles. | 09/16/2014 9:29 AM
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Colts receiver Reggie Wayne did nothing in Monday night's game against the Eagles.
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Impact
Wayne was targeted seven times, but caught just three for 28 yards. Sad production after the optimism of his nine-catch, 98-yard season opener.
Hakeem Nicks was targeted just three times, for minus four yards, and can't be counted on as a fantasy option. | 09/16/2014 9:27 AM
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Hakeem Nicks was targeted just three times, for minus four yards, and can't be counted on as a fantasy option.
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Impact
Nicks hasn't been a WR1 since 2011 and doesn't figure to get back to that status in Indy. Keep looking.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was targeted 11 times again in Week 2, but posted just six receptions for 65 yards and no touchdowns. | 09/16/2014 9:26 AM
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Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was targeted 11 times again in Week 2, but posted just six receptions for 65 yards and no touchdowns.
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Impact
He's usually been much better indoors at home, but his Monday night total probably didn't help fantasy owners.
Colts QB Andrew Luck could never get comfortable, but still tossed three touchdown passes. | 09/16/2014 9:24 AM
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Colts QB Andrew Luck could never get comfortable, but still tossed three touchdown passes.
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Impact
Luck could only put up 172 passing yards against a supposedly weak Eagles defense, but saved fantasy owners with three short touchdown passes.
Colts running back Trent Richardson finally showed a bit of life Monday night against the Eagles. | 09/16/2014 9:22 AM
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Colts running back Trent Richardson finally showed a bit of life Monday night against the Eagles.
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Impact
Richardson ran for 79 tough yards and totaled 95 from scrimmage. Still, when it was time to put the ball in the end zone, the Colts went to Ahmad Bradshaw who caught two short touchdown passes.
Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has become a non-factor in the offense through the first two games. | 09/16/2014 9:20 AM
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Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has become a non-factor in the offense through the first two games.
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Impact
Cooper did have a good chance to haul in a touchdown pass Monday night, but saw just three targets. Quarterback Nick Foles isn't looking his way very often and fantasy owners are going to have to find a wideout help elsewhere.
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is becoming one of the team's go-to-guys in clutch situations. | 09/16/2014 9:17 AM
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Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is becoming one of the team's go-to-guys in clutch situations.
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Impact
He is a low-end TE1 that can provide some excellent value as he's averaging 81.5 ypg through the first two contests. The Eagles are using multiple tight end formations that allowed Ertz to be on the field 76 percent of the time.
Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin saw 11 targets Monday night, but could only come up with four receptions. | 09/16/2014 9:13 AM
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Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin saw 11 targets Monday night, but could only come up with four receptions.
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Impact
Maclin posted 45 receiving yards and a score, so made it to double-digits, but too many missed connections are concerning.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is getting his 20 carries, but has yet to break out for the big fantasy numbers. | 09/16/2014 9:11 AM
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Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is getting his 20 carries, but has yet to break out for the big fantasy numbers.
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Impact
This could be the "new reality" caused by the addition of Darren Sproles, who has become too valuable to keep off the field. We will keep on top of McCoy's usage moving forward to see if he continues at this new, lower, production level. McCoy is averaging 108.5 ypg from scrimmage this season versus 134.1 in 2013.
Eagles running back Darren Sproles had another productive weekend, posting 178 combined yards and a touchdown. | 09/16/2014 9:05 AM
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Eagles running back Darren Sproles had another productive weekend, posting 178 combined yards and a touchdown.
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Impact
We are now seeing how coach Chip Kelly envisioned using the back along with his star tailback LeSean McCoy. Sproles' fantasy owners can start him each week as a reliable fantasy option. Through the first two weeks he's already totaled 263 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns