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news: Duck Prescott He needs surgery after suffering a thumb injury.
What does it mean in fiction: Prescott is expected to have surgery on Monday and miss six to eight weeks, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. imaginary value of sir lambAnd the Ezekiel ElliotAnd the Dalton Schultz And the Tony Pollard It collapses as a result of this news.
go deeper: It wouldn’t be surprising if the Cowboys contacted the 49ers regarding trade for Jimmy Garoppolo.
news: Kenan Allen Pull his hamstrings in the second quarter of a week one game against the Raiders.
What does it mean in fiction: After the match, Allen hinted to reporters that he did not think his injury was serious. That doesn’t necessarily mean Allen will fit in for a tag team match against the PM on Thursday night to start week two. “The biggest concern for NFL athletes with a mild hamstring injury is that you turn into a more serious hamstring injury,” Stefania Bell said. “Playing four days from now could be a risky proposition.” It shouldn’t be hard for me Mike Williams To move to turn #1 as borderline WR1. Josh Palmer And the DeAndre Carter On Elastic Radar Week 2 vs. High School Presidents.
Field Yates and Daniel Dobb broke the impact of Keenan Allen’s injury on the Chargers in Week Two.
news: It’s too early to say how to do it Nagy HarrisAn ankle/foot injury will affect the Steelers.
What does it mean in fiction: Harris finished the game against the Bengals with 12 touches and a full 26 yards before leaving in the fourth quarter. It is not known how severely Harris’ injury was, but his loss will likely come as a huge blow to the Steelers. If Harris is too late, Jaylyn Warren It can fill in the blanks and get started. In this scenario, Warren c ld is seen as an RB2 by fantasy directors.
go deeper: Harris averaged 22.4 touches per game in 2021 and made up 31% of the Steelers’ scrimmage yards.
news: Chris Goodwin He left Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys with a hamstring injury.
What does it mean in fiction: The Buccaneers wide receiver had three receptions for 35 yards before the injury. Godwin, who tore up the AFC Champions League late last season, was active in the game after not sure he would play. It should come as no surprise to see Judd win again in Week Two against the Saints. Mike Evans You will undoubtedly assume as Tom BradyBest Receiving Game Maker, while Russell Gig And the Julius Jones Depth chart will go up.
go deeper: Jones led the Buccaneers into the air yards on Sunday night. He’s picked up three of five goals for 69 yards and appears to have a good relationship with Brady. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Jones reached the seventh fastest top speed (20.62) of anyone in the first week.
news: 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell He left Sunday’s game in Chicago with a knee injury in the first half and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.
What does it mean in fiction: Mitchell ran six times for 41 yards before leaving the game. The extent of the injury is unknown, but it could be an MCL sprain, according to reports. after injury Jeff Wilson Jr.. He took it as a running back in early descents. There’s no doubt that it will be one of the most popular exemption wire additions this week.
go deeper: Mitchell averaged 18.8 touches per game in the 2021 junior season.
news: AJ Dillon He led the attack of the packs against the Vikings.
What does it mean in fiction: Dillon accumulated 91 total yards on 15 touches as the Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sullen at the wide receivers. Dillon led Green Bay in both rushing and receiving, and he and Aaron Jones They must continue to be major contributors on the ground and in the air as Rodgers and Packers adjust to life without them. Davant Adams. Dillon is on the RB2’s radar for fantasy managers.
Field Yates and Daniel Dopp react to AJ Dillon’s performance against the Vikings and what he expects from the Packers.
news: jojo smith schuster He also had the second highest number of goals in his first appearance in the Chiefs against the Cardinals.
What does it mean in fiction: Smith Schuster finished with 79 yards to take in Kansas City. Smith Schuster is better at catching passes than Patrick Mahomes From Ben Roethlisberger late in his career. It’s WR2 in Week 2 against the Chargers defense sparked by Davante Adams in Week 1, in a must-have high score game.
go deeper: Smith Schuster’s 79 yards is his fifth highest total in his last 28 games. Mahomes and Chiefs head coach and offensive maestro Andy Reid should make this more frequent.
news: Jarvis Landry Lead the Saints in targets and receiving yards against the Hawks.
What does it mean in fiction: In their first match together in the regular season, Landry showed excellent harmony with James Winston. It is very encouraging that the veteran receiver started so quickly. In the first week, offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael had three wide receivers in the field more than 50% of the time. This is good news for Landry’s fictional predictions. It’s on the flexible radar of fantasy managers.
news: Damon PierceHis start to the regular season didn’t go the way the Fantasia directors expected.
What does it mean in fiction: Pierce finished the first week against the Colts with 12 touches for 39 yards. Work on a committee with Rex Burkhead. Pierce surprisingly only played 28% of the shots compared to 78% for Burkhead. After the game, Texas coach Luffy Smith spoke with reporters about the situations Houston found themselves in during the game, which led to Burkhead seeing more than Pierce. The rookie is better viewed by the Fantasia managers as a resilient option in Week 2 against the Broncos.
news: Amon-Ra Saint Brown Lions led in goals, receptions and reception yards.
What does it mean in fiction: St. Brown have conceded five touchdowns in a row, the longest streak for a black team player since Calvin Johnson in 2011. Due to the added competition for appearances, fantasy managers feared Brown’s goals would falter, but that does not appear to be the case. It can be trusted as a WR2 with an uptrend against the leaders in Week 2.
go deeper: Saint Brown maintained his relationship with Jared Goff Created late last season. Over his last six games in 2021, Saint Brown averaged 11.2 goals per game. During this span, only one recipient scored more Fantasy Points than Saint Brown (100.1), and that was cooper cup (109.3).
news: Dandrey Swift Set a career high in the rushing arenas.
What does it mean in fiction: Swift finished with 175 total yards (144 rushes, 31 receiving) in an impressive season-opening performance. He became the sixth player in franchise history to dash for 100 yards in a week one game, and the third lion to achieve that feat in a home game, after Barry Sanders (1996) and Steve Owens (1972).
go deeper: Swift showed on Sunday why the Lions believed they could be one of the league’s best quarterbacks with three titles. He won’t be able to reach 20 touches regularly because Jamal Williamsbut Swift’s efficiency (1.09 career fantasy points per touch) and goals as a receiver put him at RB1’s position in Week 2.
news: Michael Bateman Jr.He received 121 yards and a touchdown to classify him as a Colts alpha wideout.
What does it mean in fiction: Bateman and Matt Ryan Seems to be a football fantasy mine for managers. The chemistry this duo displayed in training camp and in pre-season matches was evident against the Texans. Pitman sure has his top 10 bullish score in 2022. Ahead of the Jaguar in Week 2, he’s on the WR1 radar.
go deeper: With Ryan as the quarterback, Bateman is able to replicate the averages for every game that wide receiver Julio Jones had from the Falcons in Atlanta. Jones averaged 9.8 goals, received 95.5 yards and 18.5 fantasy points per game.
news: Trek Hill He wouldn’t miss Patrick Mahomes as much as fantasy directors feared.
What does it mean in fiction: Hill’s 12 goals led the Dolphins to victory over the Patriots. On his regular season debut with the Dolphins, he hit the full 100 yards and looked in sync with the quarterback Toa Tagoviloa. Against the Ravens in Week 2, Hill should stay in the WR1 conversation.
news: Christian Kirk He started working with his new team in the first week.
What does it mean in fiction: Kirk led the Jaguars in goals (12), receptions (6), and receiving yards (117) against the leaders. In our live draft directions, the WR34, and the fantasy directors who put Kirk on their roster were delighted. Kirk has been signed as Jaguar’s top target of 2022 in a big deal this off-season. It can be considered a flexible option with a higher WR2.
Daniel Dobb explains that the directors of Fantasia should be happy with Christian Kirk if he continues to produce it from week one.
Today on ESPN.com/Fantasy and in the ESPN Fantasy app
• Eric Moody’s exemption wired pickups identify the best players to claim on your team
• Fantasy Football Week 2 rankings at each position (PPR and NPRR)
• NFL Nation Fantasy Fallout: tune-up journalists answer the most pressing fictional questions
• Eric Karabell Trade Index and rest of the season rankings for the second week and beyond
Matt Bowen’s Stream Captures: Deeper Picks for Deeper Leagues and Contingency Needs
• Fantasy Focus podcast now at 10am ET
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• Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft in first week highs (Michael Thomas) and lows (Joe Burrow)
• It’s not too late yet! Participation for a team or start a new league This week and start playing again for the second week.