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Zach's Week 2 Takeaways



Bills vs. Raiders


James Cook sees Latavius Murray vulture some snaps, leading to just a 58% snap share. Didn’t matter though, he looked really good on his work (21 opportunities)


Dalton Kincaid sees the same snap share as Cook, looks like Knox and Kincaid are co-starters


Second straight quiet week for Josh Jacobs in a game that got away from the Raiders in a hurry. Obviously not ideal for Jacobs and it’s hard to be positive about his production in the offense, but the usage is there as usual. Strong buy-low candidate after two weeks.

 

Packers vs. Falcons


A.J. Dillon again didn’t look fantastic filling in for Aaron Jones. Not necessarily a premium handcuff at this point, especially with the way Jordan Love has played.


Jayden Reed does the most with the least. He saw just over 50% of snaps, but scored 2 touchdowns and easily looked the best of any Packers WR on the day.


Quiet day for Romeo Doubs. Ran the most routes of any WR, but got just four targets. Touchdowns couldn’t save his say this week - and Christian Watson’s return looms.


Bijan Robinson’s work grows. He saw over 70% of snaps this week against Green Bay and 23 opportunities, and was very efficient. Tyler Allgeier saw significant work on the ground but the box score is reflective of what we could see more of moving forward.


Drake London - solid game in a tough matchup against Jaire Alexander. He led the team in targets and this is exactly what you want to see after last week’s bagel.

 

Bengals vs. Ravens


Another relatively gross day from the Bengals offense. Tee Higgins made the most of garbage time, and Ja’Marr Chase was way too quiet again. You can’t panic about Chase, but it’s an overall offensive problem that’s going to make him harder to trust until they work the kinks out.


Nelson Aghalor overproduced on the limited work he got, and Bateman was the replacement for Odell Beckham.


Mark Andrews led the team in targets and was second in routes run behind Zay Jones (33-34). He wasn’t very efficient but did score a touchdown, and was an asset in fantasy lineups even at less than 100%. He’s back.

 

Lions vs. Seahawks


Jahmyr Gibbs is getting the D’Andre Swift treatment, and it couldn’t be more excruciating. Even once David Montgomery left the game with an injury, it was Craig Reynolds who took over the early down work. His usage in the receiving game has helped prevent him from bottoming out, but the workload he’s getting right now isn’t going to be sustainable long-term.


Josh Reynolds is establishing himself as a trusted target for Jared Goff and it’s got him looking like the Lions WR2. With Amon-Ra St. Brown missing chunks of the game here and there due to injury, he logged the second most snaps of any Lions pass catcher with 53 (Sam LaPorta had 54). If he’s still on waivers, grab him ASAP.


Geno Smith returned to form and helped the Seahawks receivers do what they didn’t last week: play like viable fantasy starters. Tyler Lockett was ol’ reliable, reeling in two touchdowns on limited production - just 59 yards on eight catches.


D.K. Metcalf was limited for part of the game due to injury but returned and finished the game. He and JSN both saw 6 targets apiece.

 

Texans vs. Colts


Tank Dell became a starter in this game, running the second most routes of any Texans receiver and securing the highest target share, as well, in the process. He essentially shoved Robert Woods into the slot and secured his first touchdown.


Speaking of the former Rams receiver, Woods put up another serviceable stat line. As long as he’s running a high volume of routes, he’ll be worthy of flex consideration.


Nice Collins stole the show Sunday, even if a lot of Houston’s wide receiver production came on the back of a significantly negative game script. He’s looked like Stroud’s favorite downfield target through the first two weeks, and is the wide receiver to have rostered right now in Houston.


Michael Pittman saw a 40% target share this week while turning in a respectable performance. His production came with both Richardson and Minshew in the lineup, and he should have a safe floor each week at this point with both quarterbacks playing at a high enough level to sustain weekly production.


Oh, and Zack Moss is the lead back in Indianapolis until Jonathan Taylor returns. Deon Jackson saw no work this week on the heels of an ugly Week 1 performance, leading to Moss being given 22 total opportunities.

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