NFL Week Two is complete! After a week with two Monday Night Football blowouts, we are gaining a clearer picture of the strength of all the NFL teams. With so much football to watch, and two primetime games overlapping, it’s easy to miss things. These are some of my Week Two Fantasy Football Overreactions!
The Good Overreactions:
Find a way to get a piece of the Miami Dolphins’ passing attack! Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for 469 yards and six Touchdowns! That stat line is ABSURD! He was incredible at utilizing his weapons to push the ball down field in a true shootout. Speaking of those weapons, both Wide Receivers, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, put up eleven receptions with over 170 receiving yards and 2 TD’s! My advice is to trade for Hill or Waddle ASAP!
The Detroit Lions ROAR:
Amon Ra St. CROWN does it again! With an amazing performance this week. Amon Ra St. Brown is one of the best players to target in fantasy football right now. His stat line of 9 receptions for 116 yards and 2 TDs is impressive, and on top of that he had 2 rushes for 56 yards. He is a dynamic WR that you should be trying to acquire. The only question mark surrounding him, is the talented rookie WR Jameson Williams who is expected to be healthy again some time this year. Lions Running Back D’Andre Swift once again looked electric. This might be the best chance to trade for Swift, as he didn’t get a lot of playing time due to his injury, but when he did play he averaged 11 yards per carry, as well as excellent pass-catching ability, scoring a Touchdown in the receiving game. The Lions offense is looking very good, get pieces while you still can.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson just did what every fantasy player dreams of when they draft him. Lamar threw for over 300 yards and ran for over 100, while putting up 4 TDs. Plenty of Quarterbacks can hit 300 yards and get you the point bonus, but rarely do they hit 400 for a second bonus. So, Jackson hitting both 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards meant he got two fantasy point bonuses which is incredibly rare. QB’s that can run are incredible advantages in their position. If you faced Lamar or Tua this week, it was likely not a fun week for you.
The Bad Overreactions:
Where did the Austin Ekeler TDs go?:
With 20 touchdowns in 2021, fantasy football players were drafting Ekeler this year inside of the Top 3 picks. He was an insanely high draft cost, and so far has not come close to paying off. With just 14 attempts and under 40 yards rushing in two games, Ekeler is relying almost solely on pass-catching for fantasy relevance. This would be fine if those catches came with TDs, but so far they haven’t. This is a terrifying proposition for a player drafted that highly.
In the first two games of 2022 for the Atlanta Falcons, Tight End Kyle Pitts has posted a stat line of 2 catches for 19 yards. In both games he had the same abysmal stat line. This is a HUGE problem, as fantasy players likely used a third round draft pick on a physical gifted TE who was touted as the next game-changing TE for fantasy football. He has so far been a detriment to fantasy lineups every week. Trade him away while he still has name value. I don’t see him getting near his draft cost in terms of actual fantasy value.
Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf has been bad. I didn’t expect him to be great like he was previously, but the logic behind drafting him, was that with a new QB he would have a massive target volume. Massive volume to a great WR is a successful fantasy football recipe. The issue is that the projected workload, has not been there. Metcalf has the talent to catch 10 passes for 70 yards every game. Instead, we get stat lines of 4 receptions for 35 yards and zero TDs. DK is currently hurting your fantasy lineup when he’s in it.
With Week Two of the 2022 NFL season completed, there’s some interesting trends developing. Wide Receivers seem to be consistently outscoring Running Backs. This is something I’ll be continuing to monitor next week, so keep your eye out for my article. These were my Week Two Fantasy Football Overreactions.
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