Fantasy football Player Projections: Breaking down week 2
If Week 2 of the fantay football season is anything like Week 1, you don't want to be an owner on the wrong side of a Peyton Manning performance or the owner who has to sweat out whether David Wilson will fumble and get benched again. Manning, of course, racked up the highest point total of any quarterback last week, and Wilson's negative points ranked him behind players who didn't even see the field.
While no one could have accurately predicted those outcomes, Michael Beller did nail his share in Week 1 and is back with his Week 2 projections. Good news ahead, Michael Vick owners.
Click the position labels below for the full list of projected player rankings, and click the team logos, paired by matchup, to see projected stats of each game.
Well Vick certainly looked like a nice fit in Chip Kelly's offense, huh? If he stays healthy, the sky's the limit.
It really doesn't matter how good the defense is, Rodgers more often than not does his thing. That will be the case again on Sunday.
No one throws for 10-plus YPA with the ease that Brees does. He picked up 357 yards on 35 attempts with touchdowns to Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham last week. He'll light up the Buccaneers on Sunday.
We've seen this script before. Jacksonville has terrible offense. MJD doesn't show up in a game or two early. MJD figures it out and has a great year. Don't worry about him.
Ben Tate was a more efficient runner last week, but Foster still had 24 touches, including six catches on eight targets. He'll be the bellcow as long as he's healthy, but coach Gary Kubiak has said he wants a more equal distribution this week.
The Jets shut down Martin, allowing just 65 yards on 24 carries. I fully expect him to bounce back this week against a softer New Orleans defense that surrendered 77 yards to Steven Jackson on 11 carries, though most of that was on one run.
So that's what life is like with a real quarterback, huh. Fitz had eight catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns. He's back.
It's not often that the Lions score 34 points and Johnson has just four catches for 30 yards. Something tells me he'll make up for that this week.
Johnson was a monster on Monday, with 12 receptions for 146 yards. He had 16 targets, something his owners can get used to for the rest of the season.
Graham caught just four passes for 45 yards, but he saved his day with a touchdown. It'll be a more Graham-like performance this week.
All of Cook's tools were on display against the Cardinals. He's a top-five tight end in the making.
Olsen led the Panthers with 10 targets and caught five passes for 56 yards. He'll find the end zone for the first time this season on Sunday.
With the Packers running up the score to nearly 40, it'll be a great day to own Crosby.
A strong Cleveland defense will mean good news for Tucker owners. Look for him to convert all four of his field goal attempts.
I expect the Falcons offense to get back on track this week, and that'll mean a big day for Bryant.
The takeaway machine in Chicago kept right on churning, with the Bears registering three takeaways against the Bengals. The song will remain the same this week.
Colin Kaepernick had his way with the Packers again last week, but they'll be able to bounce back against a Washington team trying to find itself.
Houston saved the day for its fantasy owners with the Brian Cushing pick-six in the second half. The Texans won't allow 28 points every week, especially not on Sunday.