After tons of injuries this week in the NFL, we've got the run down in this week's fantasy round up!
We've already broken down some of the biggest surprises and insights of Week 2, but the hits kept on coming.
Jared Goff had 267 yards through the air and also threw 3 TDs to TE Tyler Higbee. The Eagles had no answer this week for the Rams' TE and Sean McVay continued to attack that weakness all game long. Higbee racked up 54 yards on 5 catches. Philadelphia played from behind most of the game, which led to Carson Wentz attempting 47 passes. He threw two costly interceptions and was running for his life most of the game behind the Eagles patchwork offensive line. Miles Sanders was one of the lone bright spots, piling up 95 yards on a whopping 20 carries. He also had one of the Eagles TDs on the ground.
The Falcons were up 29-10 at halftime but allowed the Cowboys to score 17 points in the final 4 minutes of the game, including allowing one of the most ridiculous onside kick recoveries in NFL history. Dak Prescott threw for 450 yards and rushed for 3 TDs while CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper each had 100+ yards receiving. Matt Ryan had 270+ yards through the air while Calvin Ridley had two receiving TDs.
The Falcons botched the onside kick against the Cowboys AP
Panthers 17 - Buccaneers 30
Tom Brady bounced back this week in his home opener in Tampa. Brady threw for 217 yards with one TD and one INT. The big story this week was Leonard Fournette breaking out for 103 yards on 12 carries. He also had a rushing TD. The backfield situation in Tampa looks like it is going to frustrate fantasy owners all season. Mike Evans had over 100 yards and added a TD. For the Panthers, Teddy Bridgewater threw for over 300 yards again this week, with DJ Moore on the receiving end for 120 of those. Christian McCaffrey ran for 2 TDs before succumbing to a high ankle sprain that will keep him out for multiple weeks.
Josh Allen once again had a massive day through the air, throwing for 417 yards and 4 TDs against the Dolphins. Stefon Diggs had 153 yards and a TD to lead the Bills receivers. Ryan Fitzpatrick had over 300 yards through the air for the Dolphins while Mike Gesicki led Dolphins receivers this week with 130 yards and a TD. Neither team had much in the way of rushing, as Zack Moss and Devin Singletary combined for 93 yards on the ground for Buffalo while Myles Gaskin once again led the Dolphins rushing attack.
Allen once again was a top 5 QB against Miami.Buffalo News
The Colts shook off a Week 1 upset by the Jaguars, coming home to beat the Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Philip Rivers threw another INT this week, but rookie Jonathan Taylor dominated the backfield rushing work while also scoring his first rushing TD of the year. TY Hilton continues to be a ghost in this offense, snagging a measly 28 yards on 3 catches. The Vikings offense looks stagnate without Stefon Diggs, as teams are keying in on Adam Thielen. Justin Jefferson led the Vikings receivers this week, gaining 44 yards on 3 catches. Kirk Cousins had an awful week, throwing 3 INTs while barely making it over 100 yards passing.
Washington 15 - Cardinals 30
Kyler Murray had another monster week in fantasy, throwing for 286 yards and 1 TD while also contributing 2 rushing TDs. DeAndre Hopkins had 60+ yards and a TD this week, and he continues to be the go to option for Murray. Antonio Gibson seems to have taken a hold of the Washington RB starting duties. He had 55 yards and a TD on the ground, while Dwayne Haskins threw for 286 yards.
The Texans probably had one of the hardest opening schedules of any team in the NFL, playing at Kansas City Week 1 and then drawing the Ravens Week 2 in Houston. Baltimore cruised past Houston, on 204 yards passing from Lamar Jackson and a balanced rushing attack that included Gus Edwards, JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram. Ingram was the back that found the end zone this week on a 30 yard TD in the 4th quarter. Dobbins had a quite day, but broke off a 44 yard run to seal the deal late in the game. Deshaun Watson struggled to get Will Fuller involved this week after a great Week 1 showing against the Chiefs. Watson threw a TD to Darren Fells on a relatively quiet day through the air.
Las Vegas stunned the Saints on Monday night, improving to 2-0 on the spectacular offensive performance of Darren Waller. He had 12 catches for 103 yards and a TD, while the Saints looked lost on offense without Michael Thomas. Drew Brees through a bad interception in the 2nd quarter and couldn't seem to get any of his receivers involved. Alvin Kamara had 94 yards and a TD through the air to go along with 79 yards and 2 TDs on the ground.
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It was locked up. A done deal. Over.
Within all reasonable expectations of how a football game should and could end, we were on the verge of Miller Time. Instead, as gamblers, we faced heartbreak. Agony. Torture. Defeat. Tickets, once as golden as Charlie's to the Wonka factory, now as worthless as the paper they were printed on.
Obviously, I'm talking about Sunday night's wonky, ass backwards, very no-good game between the Seahawks and the Cardinals. Let this article serve as a postmortem and an exorcism.
As Ferris Bueller might say: The world of sports moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop and look around at least once a week, you could miss it. Here we'll review what you might have missed in the past week all in one place. Why spend hours scrolling through Twitter to catch up on the news you want? We've already done that for you, so remember to check back every Monday to get your dose of weekly sports review.
Week 6 Vibe Check (2-3) This past week offered us a worthy entry into the Bad Beat Hall of Losers.
A brutal 22 point fourth quarter by the Eagles killed an easy -7.5 point cover by the Ravens, who haven't quite looked as dominant as we expected them to heading into this season. Meanwhile, the Panthers and Packers decided to make my big sweeping proclamations that Carolina's good and the Tampa Bay Bucs are bad look very silly.
As for my two wins, they were decent nail biters, too. The Titans, thanks to some creative coaching, managed to secure us a cover with a King Henry wildcat TD and the Chiefs showed us all a different dimension they have to crush people, their running game. This kept the game a little closer than most would've liked, but imagine adding Le'Veon Bell to this team. Yeah, start checking Super Bowl futures.