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2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 F6P Roundtable

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Welcome to the inaugural 2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 F6P Roundtable!

Each week, a rotating cast of Fantasy Six Pack writers will give their immediate thoughts about the biggest storylines going into the weekend games.

This week, we’re looking at 1) a big-time player who suffered an injury that may linger, 2) waiver wire running backs for the rest of the season, 3) Week 2 bounce-back candidates, and 4) under-the-radar breakout players.

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2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 F6P Roundtable

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1) With Michael Thomas set to miss “a few weeks,” if you rostered Thomas, would you be willing to trade him? If so, what are you looking for in return?

Thomas is a hold. You’re bound to have sharks circling, but you are best to stay the course. Trade with the mindset as if his current health is a non-issue. – Richard Savill

I am not going to trade Michael Thomas. While it will be a pain to deal with the injury status weekly, you will never get fair trade value regardless of how many games he plays this season. – Dennis Sosic

Even though Michael Thomas is bound to miss a few weeks because of his injury sustained against the Bucs, I’m not looking to move him. He’s one of the most dominant players in the league. With this being said, there’s a price for everything. I’d be looking for another top-tier WR, like DeAndre Hopkins, plus a FLEX piece. – Tyler Mulligan

I definitely am not willing to trade Michael Thomas. With his high draft capital, there would not be a trade that I would deem fair for me unless it is one of the top tier RBs. Any trade offers I will get would be low ball offers and I would not pull the trigger. – Jesse Baum

I don’t have him personally rostered in any of my leagues. If I did, I would still be holding on to him. More than likely you spent a high draft pick on him and with him being injured you probably won’t get what you are expecting in return. He will still be a WR1 every week when he comes back. – Michael Bonni

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2) Which Week 1 waiver wire running back out of James Robinson, Benny Snell, Nyheim Hines, Joshua Kelley, and Adrian Peterson would you most like to roster rest of season?

James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

I would like James Robinson, mainly because he doesn’t have to battle for touches in the Jaguars offense. Robinson received all of the team’s carries in Week 1 and will continue to dominate the touches in the backfield. If the Jags can get Robinson involved in the passing game, he will be a weekly starter instead of his current streaming option. – Dennis Sosic

Benny Snell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Benny Snell is my pick to roster for the rest of the season. This has less to do with his ability, and more to do with the situation in Pittsburgh. James Conner has had injury issues since entering the league, and it looks like 2020 is going to be another year plagued by ailments. James Conner has had injury issues since entering the league, and it looks like 2020 is going to be another year plagued by ailments. – Tyler Mulligan



Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts

This one is tough since they all have positives, but I’m going to have to say Nyheim Hines. I think out of all of them he is the one with standalone value. He doesn’t have to wait until the lead back goes down. He will be effective regardless. Philip Rivers loves throwing to the pass-catching back, so no matter what Jonathan Taylor does, Hines is going to eat. – Jesse Baum

Now that Marlon Mack is gone for the year, Hines is going to see even more work than I originally thought. All off-season I was praising him and I’m glad it’s paying off for him. He is a very solid flex option every week with Rivers in town. – Michael Bonni

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3) Which player had a terrible Week 1 that you are still willing to trust with a start in Week 2?

Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens

The game was out of reach early against the Browns and John Harbaugh gave the rookie JK Dobbins some defacto preseason run. The only worrying thing was that Dobbins looked great. – Richard Savill

Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Gallup caught three of his five targets for 50 yards in Week 1 but should have been more if it wasn’t for a shaky pass interference call. In Week 2, the Cowboys face the Atlanta Falcons who were just torched by the Seahawks receivers. Look for Gallup to blow up in an anticipated shootout against the Falcons (Over/Under of 54 total points). – Dennis Sosic

Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fournette was signed by Tampa just before the start of the season, and it takes time to adjust to the new scheme. These growing pains were apparent in Week 1 versus the Saints, as Fournette limited to only nine snaps. Tampa Bay was playing from behind for most of the game, so the game flow wasn’t in favor of the former Jaguar. Playing Carolina in Week 2 should play to the Buccaneer running group’s favor. – Tyler Mulligan

Kendrick Bourne, WR, San Francisco 49ers

Now I must admit this might be the 49er fan in me, but I think Bourne is going to have a better game in Week 2. He is playing the Jets, and their defense just gave up 19 PPR points to John Brown and over 16 points to Stefon Diggs. Bourne right now is probably Jimmy Garappolo’s most trusted WR, and if George Kittle is going to miss time, Jimmy G is going to need him. – Jesse Baum

Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Two things I didn’t see coming: 1) Ekeler saw more carries than I expected (19), but 2) received almost nothing in the passing game (only one target).  If his carries stay the same, and the pass-catching comes around he can be a top-five running back every week. – Michael Bonni

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4) Who is an under-the-radar player that you foresee breaking out in Week 2?

Jerick McKinnon, RB, San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers backfield is a fluid situation and Raheem Mostert does not own it. The 49ers rotating scheme is bad for fantasy, unfortunately. You may just have to watch the fantasy points instead of having them. – Richard Savill

Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints

Smith will see an expanded role in the Saints offense while Michael Thomas is out. He should see more targets in a favorable matchup against the Raiders. Smith is a big-play talent who has scored five touchdowns in each of his first two seasons. He will break out in Week 2. – Dennis Sosic

With Michael Thomas out everyone assumes Emmanuel Sanders will receive most of the targets Thomas leaves behind, but I don’t see that happening. All offseason, Drew Brees and the team have been saying nothing but good things about Smith, which includes him having a breakout year. This can all come to fruition starting this week against the Raiders. – Michael Bonni

Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings

The only reason Alex Mattison has slid under the radar is because of Dalvin Cook. Sure, Cook is a sure-fire top-5 fantasy running back, but Mattison showed in Week 1 why he’s also a viable option. Mattison totaled 80 yards in his first appearance in 2020— 50 on the ground with just six carries while reeling in four catches for another 30 yards. Averaging eight yards per touch is sure to be rewarded by the Viking coaching staff, and I expect him to see an uptick in usage while taking on Indy in Week 2. – Tyler Mulligan



Logan Thomas, TE, Washington

I have been read tweets and listened to podcasts after Week 1 and his name is barely mentioned. Yes, he only had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown, but he had 8 targets. That shows me that he has the trust of his QB, Dwayne Haskins. He is about to face a team that has been historically bad against the TE position. Outside of Terry McLaurin, there really aren’t a lot of other options in that offense. – Jesse Baum


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About Kevin Huo

Kevin is a fantasy football writer for Fantasy Six Pack. He considers every angle - whether statistical or theoretical - when weighing his options and isn't afraid to be a contrarian. You can follow him on Twitter: @KevinMHuo

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