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Faraz's Week 2 Takeaways



Puka Nacua making history


Puka’s 15 catches on Sunday were the most all-time for a rookie WR. He’s also the first player ever to have 10+ catches and 100+ receiving yards in each of his first two games. He’s shaping up to the waiver wire pickup of the year after seeing 20 targets in Week 2.


CJ Stroud balls, leads to WR production


Nico Collins caught 7 of 9 targets for 146 yards and a TD. Robert Woods and Tank Dell had similar target share, but Collins has the advantage of being targeted downfield. Dell looked impressive, and he should be rostered.


Zack Moss takes over Indy backfield.


He played on a ridiculous 98% of snaps, and went over 100 yards on 22 touches. This is must-start territory.


Chicago’s backfield shrinks


We have a two-back system in Chicago - D’onta Foreman was a healthy scratch, so both Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson are better plays moving forward.


Don’t worry about Ja’Marr Chase and Josh Jacobs


The production has been terrible over the first two weeks, but they will bounce back. I will not be looking to sell, and I will continue to start them. Buy low if you can. Much more confident in Chase, but let’s hope Joe Burrow’s calf is ok.


Kyren Williams takes over Rams backfield


Cam Akers was a healthy scratch, which led to Williams playing on 95% of snaps. That combined with his 14 carries and 10 targets puts him in must-start territory moving forward.


Brian Robinson is the guy in Washington’s backfield


Robinson controlled 95% of the RB carries for the Commanders on Sunday, leading to 129 yards and 2 TDs on 22 touches. He’s a solid RB2 moving forward.


Jahmyr Gibbs role increases


Gibbs’ role increased before David Montgomery’s injury, as he played a much larger role in the receiving game. He caught 7 of 9 targets on 60% of dropbacks. Being targeted on 45% of routes is very encouraging as his role grows even more. Monitor ankle injury.


Hunter Henry and Zach Ertz are start-worthy moving forward.


Henry ran a route on 91% of dropbacks on Sunday, which allows us to believe his performance over his first two weeks is sustainable. Ertz has received a 30% target share over the first two weeks, moving him to TE6 on the year so far.

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