NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Recap: Immediate takeaways from Sunday's games | Fantasy Football News, Rankings and Projections – Pro Football Focus

  • September 19, 2022

Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) runs by Washington Commanders safety Darrick Forrest (22) after a catch during first half action at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirthmon F. Dozier-USA TODAY Sports
Amon-Ra St. Brown leads the Lions to victory: The Lions’ second-year sensation caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns, as well as a 58-yard carry in Detroit’s decisive first win of the season.
Nick Chubb achieves a hat trick: Chubb, arguably the best running back in the NFL, managed three touchdown carries on 17 carries.
Christian Kirk dominates the Colts: The new Jaguars wide receiver caught six passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns in their blowout victory.
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The Jaguars’ running back committee: The Jaguars’ running back rotation has become clearer, with a fumble last week potentially influencing the Week 1 usage.

Start Christian Kirk: Kirk continues to dominate for the Jaguars, leading the skill players in offensive snaps and routes run.
Avoid most Colts receivers: The Colts didn’t have Michael Pittman Jr. or rookie Alec Pierce due to injuries. Unlikely players stepped up instead of the team’s usual starters.


Add Raheem Mostert: Mostert was more involved this week compared to last, gaining 51 yards on 11 carries and catching three passes for 28 yards.

Don’t rely on the Ravens’ running backs from this game: Kenyan Drake was a clear leader for Baltimore in Week 1, but he fell to third on the depth chart this week.

Monitor the Devin Duvernay concussion: Duvernay suffered a concussion late in the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ loss to the Dolphins.
Monitor the Cedrick Wilson ribs injury: Wilson suffered a ribs injury in the fourth quarter and didn’t return.


Hold off on starting Garrett Wilson: Wilson was a much larger part of the Jets’ offense, seeing a target on 14 of 37 pass plays.
Bad news for the Jets’ running backs: The Jets’ presumed two-man committee has become a three-man committee, with Ty Johnson taking away valuable playing time.

Potentially start Amari Cooper: Cooper caught nine passes for 101 yards and a touchdown and was the Browns’ only trusted receiver.

Add Logan Thomas: The Commanders tight end caught three of five passes thrown his way for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Continue to trust the Commanders’ wide receivers: Washington continues to rely heavily on the pass game, rarely rotating out its wide receivers.

D’Andre Swift’s performance while playing hurt: Swift was restricted to five carries and two catches.



Chris Olave’s breakout game: The Saints rookie was the clear leader in targets for New Orleans (13), catching five passes for 80 yards.
Don’t add Juwan Johnson: He was a deep sleeper tight end target off the waivers last week, but his playing time was cut in Week 2.
Buccaneers dealing with injured receivers: All five wide receivers on the Buccaneers’ depth chart showed up on the injury report, with Chris Godwin and Julio Jones both missing the game.


Drop Kenny Golladay: Golladay was held to two offensive snaps, falling to sixth or potentially seventh on the Giants’ depth chart.

The return of Christian McCaffrey: McCaffrey finally saw the playing time we’re used to him getting, which helped lead to his first 100-yard game of the season.



Patriots become a two-man backfield: Ty Montgomery was the clear third-down back in Week 1, but he landed on injured reserve. New England gave its two other backs more playing time rather than bringing a third player into the rotation.

Patriots’ crowded receiver room: The Patriots used a five-man rotation at wide receiver, which is likely to continue going forward.
The ineffective Steelers offense: Pittsburgh’s skill players are seeing the playing time that should lead to fantasy success, but the offense hasn’t played well enough to achieve it.


The Rams’ running back committee: Darrell Henderson dominated offensive snaps for Los Angeles in Week 1, but now the team appears to be back in a committee, similar to the Super Bowl.

The Falcons’ ridiculous running back rotation: Cordarrelle Patterson had a huge Week 1 performance, but the sell-high window has closed, as the Falcons rotated him out significantly in Week 2.

Start Drake London: London is the clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver on the Falcons.

Add Jimmy Garoppolo: Trey Lance was carted off the field in the first quarter with a significant ankle injury that’s expected to end his season.
The 49ers new starting running back: Jeff Wilson was the new lead rusher for San Francisco, as expected. He saw significant carries but didn’t score.

The Seahawks’ new committee: Ken Walker made his NFL debut after missing Week 1, but it was a quiet start.


Monitor the Dalton Schultz injury: Schultz injured his right knee late in the fourth quarter and returned for one play before exiting again.
Add Hayden Hurst: The Bengals tight end saw a clear majority of offensive snaps similar to their other skill players, leading to seven targets.



Monitor the Jerry Jeudy injury: Jeudy injured his shoulder late in the first quarter and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Dameon Pierce’s emergence: Pierce became the player we thought we’d see in Week 1, gaining 69 yards on 15 carries.

Update on the Broncos’ backfield committee: Javonte Williams continued to lead the Broncos’ backfield, but it remained partially a committee.



Monitor the James Conner injury: Conner injured his ankle in the third quarter and didn’t return to the game.

Monitor Darren Waller’s Usage: Waller saw much less playing time than usual, losing some snaps to Foster Moreau.

The Raiders without Brandon Bolden: The former Patriot was the clear third-down back for Las Vegas in Week 1 but missed this game with a hamstring injury. 

Monitor the Hunter Renfrow injury: Renfrow was being evaluated for a concussion based on a hit from the last play of the game.


The return of Allen Lazard: Lazard missed Week 1 due to injury but returned this week and was the clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver in terms of snaps and routes.
Drop Cole Kmet: Kmet has yet to catch a pass this season, with two targets over his first two games.
Don’t start Robert Tonyan: The veteran tight end continues to not see enough playing time to be a fantasy starter.

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