Top 10 NFL Fantasy Performers Week 2

Top 10 NFL Fantasy Performers Week 2

Sorry if you played against Aaron Jones this week (me). A lot of great performances out there in the NFL for week 2, and if you’re a fantasy lover such as me, it either made or broke you this week. So let’s get right into it and look at the top 10 fantasy performers from week 2!

**All stats are taken from standard PPR league rules**

10. Matt Ryan


28.52 Points
273 Passing Yards (10.92)
4 Passing TD (16)
16 Rushing Yards (1.6)

Statistically wise, Matty Ice is actually having a great year through 2 weeks. He followed his 450 yard week 1 performance up with 273 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns. He currently has a 67.8 percent completion rate, and a 6:1 TD:INT. The Falcons defense continues to be a sore spot, as they let the Cowboys come back from a 29-10 deficit heading into the second half, but all that means is Matt Ryan will continue to be atop the passing attempts list at the end of the year. The Falcons will now take on a Bears’ defense that handed Daniel Jones his first loss without throwing a touchdown pass.

9. Stefon Diggs

USA Today

29.3 Points
8 Receptions (8)
153 Receiving Yards (15.3)
1 Receiving TD (6)

I have to admit, I love seeing Stefon Diggs in Buffalo, and he’s already shown he is the right fit for a Brian Daboll offense. He secured 8 grabs in each of his first two games in Buffalo, and last week had team high’s in receptions, receiving yards and targets. It seems Josh Allen has a new favorite pass catcher, and he is a bonafide game changer. Next week, the Bills will host a Los Angeles Rams team who has given up 36 points in 2 games this year, and picked Carson Wentz off twice last week, while only giving up one passing touchdown so far this year.

8. Calvin Ridley

USA Today

29.9 Points
7 Receptions (7)
109 Receiving Yards (10.9)
2 Receiving TD (12)

Calvin Ridley has been a bright spot in the Falcons’ offense through the first two games, leading the team in targets in both and scoring 2 touchdowns in each as well. Last week, Ridley tied Julio Jones for most touchdowns (19) in a players first 30 games as a Falcon. And as mentioned earlier with Matt Ryan, Atlanta passes the ball….a lot, which could bode well for Ridley in the future. However, next week they face a Chicago Bears defense that has only allowed one receiver to go over 65 yards through the first two games.

7. Kyler Murray

Arizona Sports

32.14 Points
286 Passing Yards (11.44)
1 Passing TD (4)
1 INT (-2)
67 Rushing Yards (6.7)
2 Rushing TD (12)

Sophomore curse? What sophomore curse? Kyler Murray has played extremely well in the first two games of the season. He had 1 rushing touchdown last week against San Francisco and added two more this week against Washington, but his passing ability has been really coming along since last year. With a very talented wide receiver core that includes DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andy Isabella, Murray could be a fantasy star this year. Next week, the Cardinals face a Lions defense that had issues slowing down Aaron Rodgers and Mitchell Trubisky.

6. Russell Wilson

The Seattle Times

33.42 Points
288 Passing Yards (11.52)
5 Passing TD (20)
1 INT (-2)
39 Rushing Yards (3.9)

This man has gotten the same amount of MVP votes as I have. None. And that’s absolutely absurd. It’s been two games, but in those two games Russ has played out of his mind, and this week it gave us an incredible game against New England. Not only has Wilson been on fire, he’s been sharing the wealth, throwing touchdown passes to 5 different receivers against New England. The quarterback with the best deep ball in the game will host Dallas next week, so get ready for another Seattle shootout.

5. Josh Allen

Buffalo News

34.48 Points
417 Passing Yards (16.88)
4 Passing TD (16)
18 Rushing Yards (1.8)

Like I said earlier, it seems Josh Allen and Steffon Diggs is going to be an incredible duo. Allen had to do a lot more than expected against the heavy underdog Dolphins, but a win is a win and Allen performed very well. It wasn’t just Diggs that got in on the action, as Allen was able to find John Brown, Gabriel Davis, and Reggie Gilliam for his 4 touchdown passes. He also hit eight different receivers for completions throughout the game. Allen will look to continue his hot streak against the Rams next week.

4. Cam Newton

Pats Pulpit

34.58 Points
397 Passing Yards (15.88)
1 Passing TD (4)
1 INT (-2)
47 Rushing Yards (4.7)
2 Rushing TD (12)

I’m so excited to see Cam Newton playing this way. The former league MVP has found a new home, and it seems to be a great fit early on. In week 1, the Patriots seemed to rely a little more on the run game, as Newton only attempted 19 passes. This week? He attempted 44 passes, completing 30 of them. Injuries will always be a concern for Newton, but if he can stay healthy, I see many more performances like this for the season. He also just missed a game winning rushing touchdown, which would’ve put him over 40 points for the week. Cam and the Pats take on the 2-0 Las Vegas Raiders next week.

3. Alvin Kamara

Canal Street Chronicles

38.4 Points
79 Rushing Yards (7.9)
2 Rushing TD (12)
95 Receiving Yards (9.5)
9 Receptions (9)

With Michael Thomas out for the Saints, Drew Brees needed another reliable pass catcher to go to throughout the game, and he found it in superstar running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara caught all 9 balls thrown his way for 95 yards. Kamara also had a bounce back week on the ground, rushing for 79 yards as opposed to just 16 last week. Kamara will always be a big play threat in the backfield, but as long as Thomas will be out, expect to see Kamara play a big part in the passing game. The Saints host Green Bay next week for what’s sure to be a barn burner.

2. Dak Prescott

USA Today

39.8 Points
450 Passing Yards (18)
1 Passing TD (4)
18 Rushing Yards (1.8)
3 Rushing TD (18)
1 Fumble Lost (-2)

What a game for Dak Prescott. Not only did he stuff the stat sheet, he brought his team back from a 19-point deficit at half time to beat the Falcons. Dak threw for 450 passing yards, the third most in his 66 regular season games. Without being down 19 points, Dak may have not had the same production as he did this week, as he was forced to throw the ball 28 times in the third and fourth quarters, but it made for a great performance. The Cowboys travel to Seattle, who have given up 847 passing yards through just 2 weeks this year.

1. Aaron Jones

Packers Wire

45.6 Points
168 Rushing Yards (16.8)
2 Rushing TD (12)
68 Receiving Yards (6.8)
1 Receiving TD (6)
4 Receptions (4)

HAVE. A. GAME. AARON. JONES! With Davante Adams nursing a hamstring injury for the Packers, Aaron Rodgers had to turn to their star back to supplement Adams’ pass catching prowess. Jones led the Packers in not only rushing yards, but also receiving yards, totaling 236 yards from scrimmage with his 3 total touchdowns. With 4 total touchdowns this year and 234 rushing yards through two games, Jones is already staking his claim as one of the top running backs in the league. Green Bay heads to New Orleans to take on a Saints team that allowed 375 total yards to the Raiders on Monday night.

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