An interesting setting on wide receivers went this week. I ain’t mad about it, but some things were definitely misread going into week one. However, there were many bright spots this past week as the three main rookie receivers all caught touchdowns, and certain names started popping off in terms of points. Let’s get into what week two has in store for your lineups.
Start of the Week;
Antonio Brown vs Atlanta Falcons
Brown showed all of us last week that he ain’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. He showed off his speed and was able to find the endzone and get over 100 yards. He now goes up against an easy secondary in the Atlanta Falcons. It is hard to say if Mike Evans will bounce back or which Bucs wide receiver will flourish, but I’d like to bank my money on Brown this week as business is certainly boomin.
Ja’Marr Chase vs Chicago Bears
After all the so-called “ball issues”, Ja’Marr Chase scored his first career touchdown against the Vikings last week. The connection is certainly there with teammate Joe Burrow, and duo will look to repeat that process. Up this week is a very leaky secondary of the Chicago Bears. You better believe that Chase is gonna have a field day after the Bears gave up an immense amount of passing yards against the Rams last weekend.
Julio Jones vs Seattle Seahawks
Julio didn’t have the debut we’d thought he would have against the Cardinals last weekend, and honestly it does raise a little concern. However, he has a much more friendly matchup this weekend against the Seattle Seahawks. Despite their win last weekend, their defense is still kind of a suspect. Look for the veteran to try to score this weekend with a touchdown and some yards after the Seahawks gave up two touchdowns to Zach Pascal last week.
Corey Davis vs New England Patriots
It might be a rough matchup, but I like Corey Davis against the Pats this weekend. The amount of volume that is tossed to Davis is impressive to say the least. My belief is that the Jets are going to pass often and quickly to make up for their lack of a run game and offensive line. After Davis scored two touchdowns last weekend, it has to be known to give him good WR2 or a very high flex upside this week.
Mike Williams vs Dallas Cowboys
Mike Williams looked really good last weekend against the Washington Football Team. He had eight catches on twelve targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. He looks like he is finally healthy and connecting well with sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert. I like him in the flex this weekend when the Chargers take on the Dallas Cowboys. Their defense gave up a significant amount of yards to the Bucs’ receivers last Thursday. If he can stay healthy, he is a great move this week.
Marvin Jones vs Denver Broncos
Nelson Agholor vs New York Jets
Cole Beasley vs Miami Dolphins
Sit of the Week;
Brandon Aiyuk vs Philadelphia Eagles
Aiyuk disappointed a lot of fantasy owners last weekend when he wasn’t targeted once in the passing game against the Lions. Turns out he has some injury concerns that fantasy owners of course were not notified of. With dealing with this and being questionable already for the game against the Eagles this weekend, I would honestly sit him especially with how well Deebo Samuel performed last weekend.
Kenny Golladay vs Washington Football Team
Golladay did okay for his Giants debut, but overall it wasn’t the greatest. The Giants passing game went in the forward progress of Sterling Shepard who had a touchdown and over 100 yards on seven receptions. Golladay will likely have a better performance, but honestly I am more concerned for how Daniel Jones will play this game. That will likely affect Golladay’s value in this one, but if you have to start him this week, he is a risky flex at best.
Will Fuller vs Buffalo Bills
Fuller is coming off an injury and suspension so this will be his first game in a Dolphins uniform. It will be interesting to see as Tua’s main connection right now appears to be rookie Jaylen Waddle. The Bills are decent on defense, and you wonder if there is gonna be a little less connection with Tua than he has with Waddle and Parker. For his first game back, I would sit him just because we don’t know what to expect out of him.
Sammy Watkins vs Kansas City Chiefs
I know. It’s a revenge game and this goes off everything I believe in when it comes to revenge games. Watkins had a nice stat line against the Raiders in his first game, but he goes up against the Kansas City Chiefs who knows his style of play quite well. Don’t be surprised if Marquise Brown has a monster game because Andy Reid and the Chiefs are focused in on stopping Watkins. A tough one to call, but that’s how I feel.
Marquez Callaway vs Carolina Panthers
After all the hype that surrounded Callaway in the preseason, he came up with only one catch on two targets. All the other pass catchers did wonderful compared to him, and that is concerning given he was supposed to be a “steal” in drafts this year. Now it is only one game, but I am willing to sit him this week in terms o finding better options especially with how decent Carolina’s pass defense is.
Jalen Reagor vs San Francisco 49ers
Russell Gage vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Zach Pascal vs Los Angeles Rams