Week 2 Fantasy Football hits and misses

What went right and what went wrong in Week 2.

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So how did everyone do this weekend?

If you had the number one drafted players for each position you would have had on your roster Patrick Mahomes (22.2), Christian McCaffrey (22.5), Justin Jefferson (24.9), and Travis Kelce (12.6). They would have scored 82.2 points for your team. If you had Daniel Jones (31.7). Brian Robinson, JR (28.9), Keenan Allen (31.1), and TJ Hockenson (25.6), you would have 117 points. This is what we love about Fantasy Football.

Really Big Miss: If you drafted Cooper Kupp in round one, Nick Chubb in round two, JK Dobbins in round four, Diontae Johnson in round seven, and Aaron Rogers in round nine, you probably felt pretty good after your draft. Congratulations, this team is now the biggest miss in fantasy football history.

Let’s look at some of my hits and misses



I put out there five things I felt could happen this year.

1) The Jets won’t make the playoffs but the Packers will. Both teams are 1-1. It does look like Jordan Love might be good enough to make this happen. In his first two games, his QB rating was 123 and 113. Zack Wilson however, has an 81 and a 38 QBR.

2) Justin Jefferson and Tyreek Hill both have a chance to break the all-time receiving record. The record is 1,964 yards which means they have to average a little over 100 yards per game. Jefferson after two games has 309 yards and Hill has 255.

3) Patrick Mahomes breaks the passing record – He needs 5,477 yards or 322 a game. After two games he has 531 so he is 113 yards off pace.

4)Mark Andrews - Andrews will not end the season as a top-10 fantasy tight end. - After missing the first game he came back and is now ranked TE9.

5) Cooper Kupp - With a first-round draft pick you will get 5th-round production- DNP

Matchups I liked for Week 2

PLAYER

TEAM

POSITION

PROJECTED

ACTUAL

Daniel Jones

Giants

QB

17.6

31.7

Derek Carr

Saints

QB

15.8

7.7

Najee Harris

Steelers

RB

12.7

5.3

David Montgomery

Lions

RB

11.2

12.4

Nico Collins

Texans

WR

10.5

27.6

Keenan Allen

Chargers

WR

16

31.1

Luke Musgrave

Packers

TE

4.6

4.5

Hunter Henry Patriots

Patriots

TE

5.4

17.2

TOTAL

93.8

137.5

My hits: Jones, Collins, Allen, Henry

My misses: Carr, Harris

Notes: Might be time to rethink the value of Harris. Jones was the number one QB, Allen the number 1 WR, and Collins the WR5 this week.

After two weeks: Projected points 174.7, Actual points 212.8

HITS - Players that performed much better than expected

PLAYER

TEAM

POSITION

PROJECTED

ACTUAL

Daniel Jones

Giants

QB

16.93

36.24

Kirk Cousins

Vikings

QB

20.38

26.56

Brian Robinson

Commanders

RB

11.8

27.9

D'Andre Swift

Eagles

RB

10.44

25.6

Marvin Mims

Broncos

WR

3.88

21.8

Brandon Johnson

Broncos

WR

3.73

19.6

TJ Hockenson

Vikinigs

TE

11.04

22.1

Hunter Henry

Patriots

TE

6.72

14.2

NOTES: Two Broncos receivers made this list. Russell Wilson was able to burn the Commanders for over 300 yards. This is two weeks in a row for Hunter Henry on the list.

MISSES - Players that performed much worse than expected

PLAYERS

TEAM

POSITION

PROJECTED

ACTUAL

Trevor Lawrence

Jaguars

QB

19.37

8.24

Derek Carr

Saints

QB

14.92

6.72

Travis Etienne

Jaguars

RB

14.1

5.2

Najee Harris

Steelers

RB

11.45

4.8

Calvin Ridley

Jaguars

WR

13.12

4.2

Ja'Marr Chase

Bengals

WR

13.91

5.6

Travis Kelce

Chiefs

TE

15.93

10.6

George Kittle

49ers

TE

8.96

4.5

NOTES: The Jaguars QB, RB, and WR all ended up on this list. Houston is on the schedule for next week so it might not be time to panic yet but it’s definitely troubling. It might be time to panic about Najee Harris though. He only has 74 yards, no touchdowns, and ranks RB48 after two weeks.

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The points I used were from Yahoo.

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