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2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Bulletin Board


Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Bulletin Board. Every week we will highlight news and notes from every NFL team and transform it into a quick and easy read.

Can you believe we are already looking ahead to Week 3 in the NFL?!

Week 2 was another wild ride that saw the favorites go 5-8-2 against the spread. On the year they are 9-20-2 ATS.

We will go division by division and add a Fantasy Football spin when warranted.

A huge thanks to Jon Witt (AFC East), Dennis Sosic (AFC North), Davis Peng (AFC South), Garret Ball (AFC West), Tyler Mulligan (NFC East), Dylan Clemons (NFC North), Michael Bonni (NFC South) and Preston White (NFC West) for their efforts in bringing you the latest news from around the league.

We hope to be your one-stop-shop each week this NFL season when looking for the most impactful Fantasy Football news.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Bulletin Board

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AFC East (@JPW2542)

Buffalo Bills

  • Josh Allen still could not find his rhythm, despite the Bills blowing out the Dolphins. He seems very off to start the season.
  • Despite Zach Moss being active, and scoring twice, Devin Singletary was very productive. He carried the ball 13 times for 82 yards and a touchdown.
  • Stefon Diggs pulled down four of his eight targets and got into the endzone. He is one of the most heavily target players in the NFL.
  • Keep an eye on Dawson Knox. He has caught six balls on seven targets to start the season and scored last week.
Fantasy Spin

Despite his accuracy woes, I would still try to buy Allen right now if you have league mates who are scared off by his start. Through two weeks, Singletary has shown that he is FLEX-worthy. I feel comfortable starting him against WTF this week. There is no reason to think twice about Diggs. He is matchup proof at this point. At a position like TE, where it can become a waste land quick, Knox is worth a waiver add at the end of your bench.

Miami Dolphins

  • Tua Tagovailoa got knocked out of the game early, replaced by Jacoby Brissett. Brissett ended up with a pretty awful game, throwing an interception and getting sacked four times.
  • Myles Gaskin, Malcolm Brown and Salvon Ahmed all split carries pretty evenly with none of them running very effectively.
  • Jaylen Waddle was the best offensive player on the field for the Dolphins. He caught six balls for 48 yards and look comfortable with the ball in his hands.
Fantasy Spin

I would hold on to Tua to see the extent of his injury. As far as Brissett goes, I would not touch him outside of a super flex league. Gaskin caught four balls out of the backfield to at least not make his day a total loss. Overall, I would stay far far away from this backfield. Waddle is the best asset to have right now from the Dolphins. He is heavily involved in the offense and it seems like the Dolphins are starting to script plays directly for him.

New England Patriots

  • Mac Jones looked better in Week 1 than he did here. He failed to score a touchdown but he also did not turn the ball over.
  • Both Damien Harris and James White were effective for the Pats. Harris ran the ball well and found paydirt, as did White while catching six passes.
  • No one really stood out for the Pats in the passing game. Jakobi Meyers, Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith all caught at least two balls and were target four times or more.
Fantasy Spin

You can make the case to start Jones in Superflex leagues, but not in a standard one QB league, I would only start him as a bye week fill-in. Going forward, it is clear that both Harris and White can be started weekly. Harris is running the ball well and White is so involved in the passing game that he can be flexed in PPR leagues. This group of pass-catchers are still finding its footing. Meyers, Henry, Smith and Nelson Agholor still all belong on rosters for the time being.

New York Jets

  • Zach Wilson was downright awful on Sunday. He threw four picks, was sacked four times and looked lost out there.
  • The Jets backfield, like the Dolphins, is ugly. Ty Johnson and Micheal Carter are in a timeshare, and Tevin Coleman is nowhere to be found.
  • Braxton Berrios led the Jets with 11 targets on Sunday. He finished with seven receptions for 73 yards
Fantasy Spin

Wilson is going to have his ups and downs as a rookie in a struggling offense. The upside is there, so re-draft leagues you can stash him if you want, or cut him for a hot pick-up. Either way, he most likely will not see your starting lineup anytime soon. If Johnson or Carter finally step up, they are worth rostering but right now neither wants to take the reigns. No, the above statement is not a type-o, that really says Braxton Berrios and that is a testament to how bad this Jets team really is right now.

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Baltimore Ravens

  • Baltimore Ravens beat the Kansas City Chiefs 36-35 in an excellent Sunday night showdown. A late strip forced fumble of Clyde Edwards-Helaire sealed the win to push the Ravens to 1-1 with the rest of the AFC North teams and the Ravens first win over the Chiefs in the Lamar Jackson/Patrick Mahomes era.
  • With their 251 yards rushing, the Ravens have 41 consecutive games with at least 100 yards on the ground.
  • Marquise Brown is establishing himself as a WR1.
  • The Ravens (1-1) go to Detroit in Week 3 to take on the 0-2 Lions.
Fantasy Spin

Lamar Jackson was the catalyst, as expected, mostly with his running the ball. He rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw a TD pass to Marquise Brown, who finished with six receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. The running backs were led by Ty’son Williams who finished with 77 rushing yards and Latavius Murray who scored a touchdown. The Ravens offensive line was outstanding, leading their stable of backs to 251 yards rushing and allowing only two pressures of Jackson. Brown has 12 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns through the first two weeks this season. He is becoming a must-start wideout for Fantasy managers. Play all of the Ravens against a Lions defense giving up 38 points per game in the first two weeks this season.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • The Bengals comeback fell short against the Chicago Bears in Week 2, losing 20-17.
  • Joe Burrow threw a career-high three interceptions (in a row!) but finished with 207 yards and two touchdowns.
  • All three Bengals wide receivers produced for Fantasy managers in Week 2.
  • Joe Mixon is the only RB who ran the ball for the Bengals against the Bears and finished with 20 carries for 69 yards.
  • The Bengals (1-1) travel to Heinz Field to take on their AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1).
Fantasy Spin

The Bengals were down 20-3 before Joe Burrow threw two touchdown passes, one to rookie Ja’Marr Chase and the other to Tee Higgins. Burrow was trying to force the ball too much in this matchup instead of taking what the defense gives him. He will have a much tougher matchup against the opportunistic Steelers defense in Week 3. Chase and Higgins both scored touchdowns while Tyler Boyd led the team with seven receptions and 73 yards. Look for these WR to continue to share the production throughout the season. All three wide receivers should be started weekly. Mixon struggled to find running room against the Bears, an issue that will continue throughout the season. If the Bengals can keep Burrow upright, he should find his WR trio plenty to provide Fantasy production. I would stay away from Joe Mixon in Week 3.

Cleveland Browns

  • Baker Mayfield survived an injury scare and led the Browns to a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans in Week 2.
  • Rookie RB Demetric Felton stepped up and provided highlights with a spin move on his 51-yard TD grab.
  • The running game was a key factor in winning the matchup but could have been utilized more often.
  • The Browns (1-1) welcome the Chicago Bears (1-1) to First Energy Stadium this Sunday in their Week 3 matchup.
Fantasy Spin

Mayfield injured his non-throwing shoulder but returned to throw a touchdown pass to Felton and ran one in from 5 yards out to help the Browns get to 1-1. The Browns did lose WR Jarvis Landry to an MLC injury and were recently placed him on the injured reserve and will be out for three weeks. With Odell Beckham Jr. out again in Week 2 and now Landry out, the Browns are desperate for playmakers. Felton came in and sparked the team. Look for the Browns to find opportunities to get the ball in Felton’s hands in open space. Nick Chubb led the team with 95 rushing yards and a touchdown. Kareem Hunt contributed 51 rushing yards. That running game keeps chugging along and will need to be leaned on with the team missing offensive playmakers. No Jarvis Landry and less than 100% Mayfield may lead to a heavier run-oriented offense.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • The Steelers defense fell apart in the second half leading to a 26-17 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
  • The Steelers lost stud linebacker T.J. Watt to a groin injury in the second quarter.
  • Rookie RB Najee Harris did not have much running room but did score his first NFL touchdown on a 25-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger.
  • The Steelers (1-1) welcome the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) on Sunday
Fantasy Spin

The defense had plenty of issues stopping Derek Carr but Big Ben improved after a miserable Week 1. Roethlisberger threw for 295 yards and one touchdown. The Steelers running game continues to struggle. Harris is averaging only 3.2 yards per carry. The offensive line which was a huge concern coming into the season seems to be something to watch as they are providing zero room for Harris to run. He is still a low-end RB1 but temper your expectations. Losing Watt will be a huge blow to the Steelers defense. He is the motor on a team looking for a pass rush. No word on the extent of the injury. Start all Steelers. Hoping to see Harris breakout with a RB1 performance.

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AFC South (@PengsPicksFF)

Houston Texans

  • Tyrod Taylor has suffered a hamstring injury from his week 2 game. He has been placed on the IR and is expected to be out for 4 weeks. Davis Mills is the starting quarterback with Jeff Driskel at backup.
  • Rookie WR Nico Collins has been placed on the IR due to a shoulder injury and is expected to miss the next 3 – 4 weeks.
  • Mark Ingram leads the backfield for the second week in a row with a total of 15 touches. 14 carries and 1 reception for 40 total yards.
Fantasy Spin

The Texans were already fantasy irrelevant outside of Brandin Cooks, nothing much changes with Davis Mills starting. Chris Conley will be bumped up the depth chart while Collins misses time. This is likely going to be fantasy irrelevant but keep an eye for this just in case. If Mark Ingram continues to be ineffective with his touches either Phillip Lindsay or David Johnson will steal the job away. Lindsay is the likely choice to be the lead back as he has had limited touches in both weeks but has scored a touchdown in designed plays specific for Lindsay.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Carson Wentz has suffered two ankle sprains and is day-to-day.  Jacob Eason is the backup in case Wentz isn’t able to start.
  • The Colts offensive line has taken a step back giving up six sacks and over 20 quarterback hits. Both running backs, Jonathan Taylor and Marlon Mack, are struggling to pick up yards.
  • Michael Pittman led the wide receiver corps with 8 receptions and 123 yards against Rams secondary.
  • Zach Pascal finished with 5 receptions for 38 yards and his third touchdown on the season.
Fantasy Spin

With a limited Carson Wentz or Jacob Eason ready to start, this will downgrade the already lackluster Colts offense. Adjust rankings for your players until further notice. Jonathan Taylor may bounce back at some point but with the offensive line being bulldozed over Taylor should be moved down to RB2 territory. Especially if he doesn’t have his receiving role. Parris Campbell, the speedy WR, is taking the backseat to Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal. Both are likely to take a downgrade due to the Colts current situation but they are the leading receiving options on the team. Jack Doyle is another player to possibly watch if you’re desperate at TE.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Trevor Lawerence had 33 pass attempts but only completed 14 for 118 yards and one touchdown.
  • James Robinson takes back the lead back role and out touches Carlos Hyde 14 – 2. He finished with 64 total scrimmage yards and 4.3 yards per carry. He still hasn’t found the endzone this season.
  • All wide receivers on the Jaguars team, short of Marvin Jones, are ineffective with their targets. Trevor Lawerence targeted 10 different receiving options in Week 2.
  • Tight end James O’Shaughnessy has been placed on the injured reserve with an ankle sprain.
Fantasy Spin

Trevor Lawerence is currently not rosterable at this point. His performance along with the coaching scheme has ensured that Lawerence should be on the waiver wire until further notice. James Robinson is a borderline RB2/FLEX play if his workload increases and he is able to see the endzone. In order for the Jaguars to be relevant, they need to get the run game going. Marvin Jones has back-to-back efficient weeks and is likely going to be Lawerence’s WR1. D.J. Chark and Laviska Shenault are bench stashes if you want to wait and see if things get better. There shouldn’t be any reason to start them unless extremely desperate.

Tennessee Titans

  • Derrick Henry rebounded in Week 2 with 35 carries and six receptions for a total of 237 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns.
  • Julio Jones and A.J. Brown both receive 8+ targets but only Julio Jones turns them into Fantasy points with 128 yards. Not to include a controversial call that took away a touchdown from Julio Jones.
  • The offensive line played much better giving Ryan Tannehill more time and he throws for a total of 347 yards (zero touchdowns).
Fantasy Spin

Derrick Henry had a full bounce back and even had some receiving yards. With the wide receiver weapons pulling back the defenses, Henry was able to get open for easy receptions. Unsure if this trend continues but should be monitored. A.J. Brown and Julio Jones are playing complimentary 1A/1B roles and have the roles all to themselves. Once Brown stops suffering from the drops, Fantasy managers should rejoice as both wide receivers will produce elite Fantasy numbers. Ryan Tannehill has played well overall given his situation. If he can manage to get the touchdowns he would be back into borderline QB1 talks.

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AFC West (@GarrettBFF)

Denver Broncos

Fantasy Spin

Sure enough, Sutton and Fant lead the team in targets. Patrick catches a TD, Hamler has one catch for five yards. Looks like Denver is favoring the running back timeshare. Both are decent upside FLEX plays until further notice. Williams has shown excellent ability to break tackles and get additional yards. Bridgewater is unleashing a side of him that hadn’t really been seen before. Downfield passing will open up lanes for the run game and keep defenses honest. Teddy B is in the streaming category and could become a regular starter, especially with all the QB injuries.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Byron Pringle had 2 catches for 68 yards and a TD on 11 snaps.
  • Mecole Hardman had the second most WR snaps behind Tyreek Hill. Hardman had 8 targets for 5 catches and 55 yards
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire managed only 46 yards on 13 rushing attempts. He was not targeted.
  • Per Jared Smola, out of 51 RB’s with 10+ carries, CEH ranks last in rushing grade, 49th in elusiveness, 50th in yards after contact per attempt
Fantasy Spin

The Chiefs Fantasy WR2 is a revolving door of scoring and I am starting to worry a little about CEH.

Las Vegas Raiders

  • After two weeks, Derek Carr leads the league in passing yards. Yes, you read that correctly.
  • Darren Waller, Henry Ruggs, and Hunter Renfrow tied for the team lead with 7 targets. Kenyan Drake came in second with 6. Bryan Edwards had 3.
  • The Raiders running backs managed 41 yards on 20 carries. Drake had 7 of those carries for 9 yards.
Fantasy Spin

The Raiders offense is booming. Carr has been streaky throughout his career, it’ll be interesting to see if he keeps this up. If you need a steady play for PPR, Renfrow is your man. Want to shoot for the moon? Give Ruggs a go. This team needs Josh Jacobs back, who also struggled in the run game. Though to be fair to Las Vegas, their last two opponents have tough run defenses. Drake’s passing work will be what keeps him afloat as a FLEX play.

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Concerns with Austin Ekeler being untargeted in Week 1 are gone – Nine targets, nine catches in Week 2.
  • Justin Herbert has over 330 yards passing each of the first two weeks and the Chargers play the Chiefs next week.
  • Herbert had two touchdowns called back on penalties. He played better than his final stat line. His decision-making could improve, as one interception was very bad.
  • The Chargers run defense must improve. The Cowboys rushed for 198 yards on 31 carries.
Fantasy Spin

Justin Herbert said in Week 1 not to worry about Ekelers zero targets. It was all about other receivers being open downfield. Ekeler was running pass routes, and balls will go his way more often than not.

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NFC East (@TyMulligan)

Dallas Cowboys

  • Amari Cooper is questionable with bruised ribs.
  • CeeDee Lamb has the second most targets through two weeks (24).
  • Tony Pollard is the Cowboys top Fantasy running back for the second week in a row.
Fantasy Spin

Ezekiel Elliot had a respectable 71 rushing yards and touchdown in their Week 2 victory over the Chargers. Tony Pollard, on the other hand, racked up 109 yards and a touchdown on just 13 carries, adding three catches through the air. If Pollard continues to produce, his snap share is bound to increase.

Fantasy owners should monitor Cooper’s availability in Week 3. If he doesn’t play, CeeDee Lamb is bound to explode. Lamb currently has the second most targets after Week 2 behind Darren Waller (26). Cooper is in third with 22. Should Cooper’s injury limit him or hold him out of the matchup with the Eagles, expect Lamb to soak up a plethora of extra targets.

New York Giants

Fantasy Spin

It seems as though Saquon Barkley is still not up to full speed following last year’s season-ending ACL tear. Although he was able to break loose for a 41-yard scamper early in the first quarter, he was kept in check for the rest of the game. Daniel Jones was effective as a rusher, running nine times for 95 yards and a touchdown. It seems like Jones will take a prominent role in the Giants’ rushing game until Barkley is 100%. Part of Barkley’s rushing woes could be attributed to the porous O-Line New York employs. Fourth-overall pick Andrew Thomas continues to underwhelm, while newly-appointed captain, Nick Gates, went down with a horrible lower-leg fracture.

Sterling Shepard now has 217 yards, catching 16 of 19 targets through the first two weeks. He instantly becomes a must-own in all leagues and formats. New York’s big-ticket free-agent addition, Kenny Golladay, disappointed fantasy owners for a second-straight week, being held to only 38 yards and a trio of receptions. Golladay might be a drop consideration in the coming weeks if his chemistry with Jones doesn’t get on track.

Philadelphia Eagles

Fantasy Spin

The loss of Brandon Graham certainly doesn’t help the Eagles’ defensive line, but the loss of Brandon Brooks has wide-reaching implications for Fantasy Football. Brooks, a top-tier offensive lineman, leaves a gaping hole in Philadelphia’s offense. Miles Sanders takes a hit in the rushing game, while Jalen Hurts- and by proxy, the Eagles receiving corps, take a hit. Against the 49ers, Hurts went 12 for 23 for 190 scoreless yards, which included a 91-yard bomb to Quez Watkins. On Sunday, no Eagles receiver accumulated more than two receptions, which is a massive red flag for Fantasy owners. In order for the Eagles wideouts to be more viable in terms of Fantasy, Hurts has to dial up more passing plays. Dallas Goedert has been trending downward partially due to Hurts’ lack of proclivity to utilize the tight ends. Goedert scored a touchdown in Week 1 but has only seen a total of seven targets through two games. Ertz currently has just four targets this season.

Washington Football Team

Fantasy Spin

Much to the chagrin of Antonio Gibson owners, J.D. MicKissic dominated snaps in passing situations for Washington. McKissic hauled in five catches for 83 yards and a 56-yard touchdown against the Giants. Gibson out-snapped McKissic 43-31 in the contest, but McKissic was utilized more down the stretch, out-snapping Gibson 19-1 in 2-minute drill situations. Gibson is still the man to roster in Washington’s backfield, but McKissic has shown that he is relevant in all fantasy formats.

Dyami Brown has the potential to be a solid producer while Curtis Samuel is sidelined. Brown has played 113 of Washington’s 126 offensive snaps this season. Once Samuel is in the mix, however, Brown will likely be fighting for scraps with Adam Humphries, who has been featured regularly within Washington’s offense. To the surprise of nobody, Terry McLaurin has been the top receiver for WFT. Against the Giants, he played every offensive play and was Taylor Heinicke‘s overwhelmingly favorite target. With 15 catches, he ranks fifth in the league in receptions. Eventually, he’s going to put the ball in the end zone and be in WR1 territory.

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NFC North (@dclemons2222)

Chicago Bears

  • Andy Dalton started out strong before injuring his knee. Chicago is not when he will be able to return.
  • Justin Fields came in and struggled a bit, 6-13 for 60 yards and an interception. Fields had a great scramble to ice the game for a 17-10 win.
  • David Montgomery ran the ball 20 times for 61 yards while hauling in three receptions for 18 yards.
  • Allen Robinson has disappointed so far, totaling only 59 yards in two games but caught a touchdown in Week 2.
  • Darnell Mooney was the Bears leading receiver with six catches for 66 yards on eight targets
  • Cole Kmet caught 1 ball on 1 target for 1 yard. Disappointing day for Kmet, but he has played 73% of snaps.
Fantasy Spin

Justin Fields will start Week 3 on the road against the Cleveland Browns. I would wait to start him in Fantasy until Week 4 when the Bears play the Detroit Lions. Montgomery is a high-end RB2 moving forward. We might need to temper expectations for Robinson, He may be a low-end WR2 moving forward. Mooney is a borderline FLEX play. Kmet isn’t a Fantasy option yet, but you should keep an eye on him.

Detroit Lions

  • Jared Goff had a second solid start in a row going 26-36 for 246 2 touchdowns and one interception.
  • D’Andre Swift had an okay night –  eight rushing attempts for 37 yards and added four receptions on five targets for 41 yards.
  • Jamaal Williams didn’t fair to well either – seven rushes for 25 yards and three catches on three targets for 12 yards.
  • Quintez Cephus is the only wide receiver to mention. He saw seven targets and caught four of them for 63 yards and scored for the second straight week.
  • No other Lions receiver had over 25 receiving yards. Tyrell Williams has been placed on IR.
  • TE T.J. Hockenson is the pass-catcher you want in this offense. He saw nine targets, catching eight of them for 66 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Spin

Jared Goff is currently QB8 on the season and is worth a streaming look. It is great to see Swift still involved in the passing game in Week 2 if it means 11 Fantasy points is his floor, With Williams struggling this game, it might be your best bet to leave him on your bench until injuries mount up, or bye weeks come. If Cephus continues to be a part of this offense he can be a streaming option, I just don’t know if you will ever need to start him. Odds of him keeping this scoring production is not good in this bad offense. I feel comfortable saying Hockenson is the third-best Fantasy tight end behind Travis Kelce and Darren Waller. He is the primary pass-catching option in this Lions offense and is a must-start every week.

Green Bay Packers

  • Aaron Rodgers had a bounce-back game as many predicted. He was 22-27 for 255 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Aaron Jones had an awesome night rushing the ball 17 times for 67 yards and a rushing touchdown. Oh, and he caught all six targets for 48 yards and 3 receiving touchdowns!
  • Davante Adams led the Packers in receiving. He caught eight passes for 121 yards.
  • No other receiver played a big role, Randall Cobb caught three balls for 26 yards.
  • Robert Tonyan caught all three of his targets for 52 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Spin

This is more the Aaron Rodgers we have come to respect over the years. Week 1 can be thrown out the window. Aaron Jones won a lot of his managers their matchups this week. He has RB1 upside every week. A.J. Dillon seems irrelevant as he only saw 5 attempts. Davante Adams is yet to score a touchdown but I have a feeling that will change in Week 3 against the 49ers. Adams has been a touchdown scorer throughout his career, so some positive regression is coming his way. No other Packers receiver is Fantasy relevant at the moment. Tonyan is a low-end TE1 each week, but very touchdown dependant.

Minnesota Vikings

  • Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-32 pass attempts for 244 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Dalvin Cook was awesome, 22 carries for 131 and a touchdown. Unfortunately, he left the game twice, with back and ankle injuries.
  • Justin Jefferson caught six-of-ten targets for 65 yards and a touchdown.
  • Adam Thielen caught six-of-seven targets for 39 yards and a touchdown.
  • K.J. Osborn caught five-of-six targets for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Spin

Cousins is QB10 on the season and is showing that he can be used as a streamer pending matchups. As long as Cook is healthy he has RB1 upside every week. If Cook misses time, Alexander Madison is a solid RB2 option. Jefferson and Thielen are must starts every week and Osborn is working his way into FLEX territory. We just wrote about K.J. Osborn’s Dynasty Football value!

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NFC South (@ike2121)

Atlanta Falcons

  • The Falcons got decimated by Tampa Bay 48-25. The defense looks brutal and Atlanta has no running game at the moment.
  • QB Matt Ryan wasn’t great going 35-46 for 300 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
  • RB Mike Davis (63.9% of snaps) only rushed for 38 yards. He did get seven targets and caught all of them for just 25 yards.
  • RB/WR Cordarrelle Patterson scored two touchdowns – one rushing and one receiving.
  • WR Calvin Ridley (16.7% target share) caught seven of his 10 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown.
  • WR Russell Gage caught five of his seven targets for 28 yards.
  • TE Kyle Pitts looked better catching five of his six targets. He led the team in receiving yards with 73.
Fantasy Spin

Matt Ryan played good enough for Superflex but you shouldn’t have to start him in 10 or 12 team 1QB leagues. Mike Davis is nothing more than a mid RB2, and Cordarrelle Patterson should be on your radar. Expect to see double-digit targets for Ridley moving forward. Kyle Pitts is ascending!

Carolina Panthers

  • The Panthers defense might be really good!
  • QB Sam Darnold looked impressive completing  26 of his 38 pass attempts for 305 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
  • Christian McCaffrey did CMC things totaling  137 total yards (31 touches) and a touchdown.
  • D.J. Moore is the top wide receiver in Carolina. No doubt about that now.
    • 26% targets per route run, up from 22.1 % in 2020
    • aDOT – 13.1 in 2020, 9.4 in 2021
    • Catch rate – 58% in 2020, 74% in 2021
  • Robby Anderson caught three of his six targets.
  • Terrace Marshall only had three targets.
Fantasy Spin

Darnold is creeping up into QBstreamer worthy territory. I am worried about Robby Anderson’s role diminishing. Keep an eye on Terrace Marshall still.

New Orleans Saints

  • What do we make of the Saints? Dominate the Packers but get dominated by the Panthers. Weird.
  • Jameis Winston was brutal, made some bad decisions.
  • Alvin Kamara was limited to just eight carries for 5 yards and his six targets were good for 4-25.
  • No receiver got more than 4 targets (Marquez Callaway).
Fantasy Spin

Winston probably still has Superflex value moving forward. Kamara should be fine and hopefully, Sean Payton will lean heavily on him in the coming weeks. I would leave all the Saints pass-catchers on the waiver wire for now.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Buccaneers dominate again.
  • Tom Brady was magnificent completing 24 of his 36 pass attempts for 276 yards and 5 touchdowns.
  • Leonard Fournette (49.2% snaps) saw the most carries (11-52) but fumbled. He also Saw four targets and caught them all for 24 yards.
  • Ronald Jones (41.3%) saw three targets but only one catch for 9 yards. Rojo rushed the ball six times for 27 yards.
  • Mike Evans comes back to life with five catches on nine targets for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Chris Godwin only had 5 targets, but still caught a touchdown.
  • Antonio Brown only played 44.4% of snaps and is currently on the COVID list. His Week 3 status is uncertain.
  • Rob Gronkowski is back to being Gronk. He caught four of his five targets for 39 yards and two scores.
Fantasy impact

Fournette can be considered in the FLEX, but Jones is getting real close to being droppable. Mike Evans is back…or is this his boom week?
Godwin is still a high-end WR2, possibly low-end WR1 because of Tom Brady and this offense.

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NFC West (@FF_Engineer_)

Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy Spin

At this point, Conner doesn’t seem to have much Fantasy value at all. He’s droppable in shallow leagues. For now, Moore remains a boom/bust FLEX option until his role is expanded. No need to panic on Hopkins 4 targets in Week 2.

Los Angeles Rams

Fantasy Spin

Kupp is clearly the WR1 for LAR, but Woods will still have his role, after seeing nine targets and two carries in Week 2. Henderson managers should monitor the injury heading into Week 3. Sony Michel managers shouldn’t get too excited about the bump in usage this week as it was mostly attributed to Henderson leaving the game. However, Michel could be poised for a big role if Henderson misses time.

San Francisco 49ers

Fantasy Spin

All three running backs should be monitored going forward. Any that remain available for next week could see an uptick in volume if one or more miss time.
I’m not too interested in Miller or Johnson, if they are signed unless we hear multiple running back injuries require some missed time. Aiyuk is trending towards the right direction after dealing with an injury and some other issues. Aiyuk is someone I want to see it from first before I’m comfortable starting him.

Seattle Seahawks

  • TE Gerald Everett saw the single lone target to the TE room in Week 2.
  • WR D.K. Metcalf may have banged his knee or is still dealing with his calf injury.
  • Rookie WR D’Wayne Eskridge was ruled out for Week 2 due to his concussion.
Fantasy Spin

For now, it appears as if this offense is far too condensed to want any pass-catchers other than Metcalf and Tyler Lockett for Fantasy. Metcalf’s injury should be monitored heading into Week 3. It’s unlikely Eskridge holds much value as the WR3 this year, but if Metcalf were to miss time and Eskridge is healthy, he could gain Fantasy relevance.

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About Jon Witt

Buffalo Boy born and raised. He loves his Buffalo sports unconditionally, despite them driving him nuts more often than not. Bleeds Dodgers Blue during the summer and wishes he had an NBA team. Plays all sorts of fantasy sports, has been for a very long time. Hit him up @JPW2542 with any comments or questions.

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