Fantasy Football Week in Review: Week 2
September 22, 2016
As the second week of the NFL comes a close, many Fantasy players might be in utter dismay over the injury of one of the greatest RBs to grace the gridiron, Adrian Peterson. During week 2, he tore his meniscus, this will require surgery and several months of rest. He may not experience the same bounce back that helped him return from an ACL tear in 2012 due to his age.
Corey Coleman, WR for the Browns, experienced an unexpected broken hand this week after catching two TDs and 104 reception yards for 22 points on Sunday (unsurprisingly, the Browns still managed to find a way to lose). In terms of wide receivers, Stefon Diggs proved to be the breakout star of the week, posting a shocking 24 points on the Green Bay Packers.
Kelvin Benjamin and “Super Cam” Newton also showed their WR/QB chemistry, with Newton raking in the most points of anyone for week 2 at 29. Newton proved to many that the first week against the Broncos was merely a fluke as he returned to his usual stellar performance. Graham Gano might still be the best bet for kickers, since the Panthers show no sign of slowing down their onslaught of scoring.
Week 2 of Fantasy Football has shown one of the possible greatest defensive performances of the season. The Denver Broncos D/ST scored 23 points at home against the Colts thanks to the help of two defensive TDs. Other defenses that scored 10 points or more included the Ravens (10), Eagles (12), Panthers (14), Vikings (14), Texans (15), Giants (15), and Cardinals (22). While great defensive performances are expected from JJ Watt and the Texans as well as Tyrann Mathieu and the Cardinals, the Giants have been regarded as a sleeper defense.
For next week, be sure to keep steady faith in Cam Newton and any player starting for the Panthers. Keep an eye on the Giants defense as they continue to perform and clean the team of injured players. Don’t forget to keep up with Week in Review as we recap week 3.