Week 2 Fantasy Football Duds

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Week 2 was absolutely brutal.  Even if your roster escaped injury, it is likely that one (or more) of your studs pooped in their big boy pants.  Personally, I’d like to forget this whole thing happened and just move on, but I just love punishment, so I’m going to re-live the horror with this list of the Duds from Week 2.  You can listen to the horror show on the Podcast as well as a breakdown of the rest of the Week 2 action. You can also read about The Fantasy Footballers’ Studmuffins for Week 2.

Quarterbacks

Andrew Luck vs. DEN
-197 passing yards, TD, INT, 22 rushing yards
Watch out for this Denver Broncos defense.  I would not be comfortable starting any QB against this unit.

Russell Wilson vs. LA
-254 passing yards, 14 rushing yards
Don’t panic just yet, but the injuries are starting to pile up for this offense.  Keep an eye on Baldwin and Lockett before rolling with Wilson in Week 3.

Jameis Winston vs. AZ
-243 passing yards, TD, 4 INT
With how badly the Buccaneers got boat raced in this one you’d hope for better garbage time numbers. Winston failed to take advantage.  Also noteworthy is that he targeted Mike Evans 17 times and was only able to connect on 6 of them.  They need to be more efficient.

Running Backs

Ameer Abdullah vs. TEN
-6 carries, 38 rushing yards
The Abdullah Express went off the rails in this one.  He is reportedly wearing a protective boot on his foot.

Thomas Rawls vs. LA
-7 carries,  minus 7 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 15 receiving yards
The Rawls Royce looked more like a Huffy bicycle in the first game in Los Angeles since 1994.  His poor performance paired with an injury is cause for concern.  Can’t blame it all on the offensive line.

Adrian Peterson vs. GB
-12 carries, 19 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 7 receiving yards
Old and busted.

Doug Martin vs. AZ
-7 carries, 23 rushing yards
Another injury.  Perhaps this one was for the best, it was just a bad day all around for the Buckos.

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Danny Woodhead vs. JAX
-3 carries, 27 rushing yards, 1 reception, 7 receiving yards
This is one of the more concerning injuries from the weekend.  Woodhead’s knee could potentially end his season.

Rashad Jennings vs. NO
-13 carries, 27 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 13 receiving yards, fumble lost
Jennings failed to take advantage of a juicy matchup against the Saints.  He also got out-touched by Shane Vereen 17-15.

carloshydedudCarlos Hyde vs. CAR
-14 carries, 34 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 18 receiving yards
Can someone please tell Hyde that the NFL season continues after Week 1?  This is now the 3rd year in a row in which Hyde had a big Week 1, only to disappear thereafter.

Mark Ingram vs. NYG
-9 carries, 39 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 17 receiving yards
While it is encouraging to see Ingram get looks in the passing game, he didn’t get enough touches overall in this one to be a factor.

Todd Gurley vs. SEA
-19 carries, 51 rushing yards, 1 reception, 19 receiving yards
On the bright side, the Rams offense opened up a little bit this week.  They will really need to prove they can challenge defenses down the field before things open up for Gurley.

Jeremy Hill vs. PIT
-11 carries, 22 rushing yards
Maybe this is just who Jeremy Hill is, a back who needs to score to provide value to your fantasy team.

T.J. Yeldon vs. SD
-7 carries, 28 rushing yards, 8 receptions, 10 receiving yards
The rushing average isn’t terrible, but those receiving stats are atrocious.  What happened!?  This is the kind of stat line you need to show your league mates if you are advocating against PPR scoring.

Wide Receivers

John Brown vs. TB
-1 reception, 14 receiving yards, 3 targets
John Brown needs to be on your bench until further notice.  He needs to prove it first.

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Golden Tate vs. TEN
-2 receptions, 13 receiving yards, 9 targets
Tate is usually very sure-handed; this level of inefficiency is surprising.  He needs to get it together as Marvin Jones is becoming the clear #1 WR.

Donte Moncrief vs DEN
-1 reception, 9 receiving yards, 3 targets
An injury cut Moncrief’s afternoon short, though it is doubtful how effective he could’ve been against that defense had he stayed healthy.  Keep tabs on his status for Week 3, his shoulder might keep him out.

Sammy Watkins vs. NYJ
-2 receptions, 20 receiving yards, 5 targets
If you told me that the Bills would have two 50+ yard passing touchdowns, I would’ve so excited as a Sammy Watkins owner.  I’m sure you are all just a surprised to see that those two scores went to Greg Salas and Marquise Goodwin instead.

Doug Baldwin vs. LA
-3 receptions, 20 receiving yards, 6 targets
The Seahawks couldn’t get anything going in this game.  Another injury situation to watch going forward.

ajgA.J. Green vs. PIT
-2 receptions, 38 receiving yards, 8 targets
Chalk this one up to a bad weather game.  Green will be fine.

Emmanuel Sanders vs. IND
-3 receptions, 39 receiving yards, 8 targets
I don’t think Chuck Pagano recognizes any of these bums playing in the Colts’ defensive secondary.  This makes the poor performance by Sanders sting even more.  This was a prime matchup and he completely failed to take advantage.

Antonio Brown vs. CIN
-4 receptions, 39 receiving yards, 11 targets
Calm down.  It’s not the end of the world, it’s just a game in which Brown failed to log 5 catches for 50 yards without being able to blame Michael Vick…  wait, maybe this is the end of times.

Allen Robinson vs. SD
-3 receptions, 54 receiving yards, 5 targets
Jason Verrett is the real deal.  There will be better weeks to come for Allen Robinson.

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Tight Ends

Gary Barnidge vs. BAL
-4 receptions, 37 receiving yards, 5 targets
With McCown back under center, many were expecting a bounce-back game for Barnidge.  Now with the injury to McCown’s shoulder, Barnidge owners have cause for concern.

Coby Fleener vs. NYG
-2 receptions, 29 receiving yards, 8 targets
The targets were there for Fleener in what appeared to be a plus matchup.  He’s going to need to put it together and soon to deserve a spot on fantasy rosters.

Travis Kelce vs. HOU
-5 receptions, 34 receiving yards, 8 targets
Unfortunately for Kelce owners, Alex Smith is the QB for Kansas City.  You are going to have to endure a few games like this from Kelce.

Dwayne Allen vs. DEN
-2 receptions, 25 receiving yards, 4 targets
Dwayne Allen is always a threat to score, but he is never going to be a big yardage guy.  It might be best to play the matchups going forward and pair him with another TE on your roster.

Don’t forget to check out The Fantasy Footballers’ full discussion of the guys who “pooped in their big boy pants” as well as a recap of Week 2 all on Episode# 267.

You can also read about the Fantasy Footballers’ Studs for Week 2.

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