It was one other wild week in fantasy soccer, with loads of surprises, disappointments, and nice performances. This is a have a look at a number of the largest performances and most important developments popping out of Week 2.
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Shock: Nelson Aghiolor, WR, Patriots
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Few talked about Agholor coming into the 12 months after he gave the impression to be a free agent bust in 2021. Whereas teammate Jakobi Meyers obtained extra work towards the Steelers in Week 2, Agholor was the offensive star for the Pats with six catches for 110 yards and a spotlight landing catch. It is too quickly to go overboard, however Agholor is displaying glimpses of what he did two years in the past with the Raiders.
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Who would have thought Flacco could be a distinction maker via two weeks? The veteran quarterback threw for 307 yards and 4 touchdowns in New York’s unbelievable comeback towards the Browns. He is now thrown for over 600 yards in two video games, preserving the quarterback seat heat for the injured Zach Wilson.
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Arizona’s protection was capable of shut down Davante Adams, however the consequence was that different gamers had been open. Hollins was one of many major beneficiaries, seeing eight targets and main the Raiders with 66 receiving yards. He is too far down the pecking order to obtain fantasy consideration but, however he ought to a minimum of be on the radar.
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Watkins hasn’t held fantasy relevance shortly, however he regarded like Inexperienced Bay’s high receiver in Week 2. Whereas he noticed solely 4 targets, Watkins made essentially the most of them with three catches for 93 yards.
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There was loads of debate within the offseason about who would emerge as KC’s high wideout to exchange Tyreek Hill. Watson wasn’t a part of the dialog, however he made the most important offensive play of the sport for the Chiefs, ending with two catches for 50 yards and a rating. Watson may begin to see extra snaps if he continues to profit from his work.
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Miami spent huge cash within the offseason to signal Edmonds, however he already fell out of favor in Week 2. Edmonds trailed Raheem Mostert 11 to five in carries and wasn’t a lot of an element as a receiver. He isn’t reliable as a fantasy starter subsequent week, given the shortage of labor.
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Etienne seems to be Jacksonville’s main receiving again, however that is not adequate given the preseason hype. James Robinson noticed 23 carries in comparison with Etienne’s 9 carries, and the Clemson alum had solely 20 yards speeding. Etienne has solely 18 touches via two weeks.
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It is no shock that Chicago’s offense is a large number, however few anticipated it to be this unhealthy. Regardless of trailing for many of the sport towards the Packers, the Bears threw the ball solely 11 instances, and Mooney caught one go for -4 yards. Mooney appears to be like like he is in hassle as Chicago’s high receiving choice.
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With Indy’s high two wideouts sidelined, the hope was that Taylor would see an enormous variety of carries towards the Jaguars. That did not occur with the Colts behind for many of the sport, as Taylor had solely 9 carries for 54 yards, and the offense was held scoreless. Indianapolis might be going through the same sport script subsequent week towards the Chiefs.
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Change is not all the time simple. Wilson dissatisfied for the second straight week, finishing solely 14-of-31 passes for 219 yards, one landing, and one interception. The lack of Jerry Jeudy early within the sport did not assist, however Wilson’s early-season play is regarding.
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The circumstances are unlucky, however it did not take lengthy for Garoppolo to return as San Francisco’s starter after Trey Lance suffered a season-ending ankle damage in Week 2. Garoppolo has by no means been a fantasy stud, however he is a viable fantasy backup now that he is beginning for San Francisco once more.
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Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker rightfully obtained many of the consideration in drafts, however it appears to be like like Homer has an opportunity to assist fantasy managers as Seattle’s third-down again. He had 4 catches for 33 yards in a sport that Seattle performed from behind, and it appears to be like like that scenario may proceed for the crew this season. He is an attention-grabbing PPR stash if you’re affected by operating again accidents already.
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Waiver Add: Raheem Mostert, RB, Dolphins
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Maybe we must always have seen it coming with the historical past between head coach Mike McDaniels and Mostert in San Francisco, however the speedster was San Francisco’s clear high again in Week 2. The sport script did not permit Mostert to see extreme work, however he nonetheless had 79 yards from scrimmage. Miami’s explosive offense may make Mostert one of many high pickups of the 12 months.
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The Bucs vast receiver group was a large number in Week 2, with Chris Godwin and Julio Jones sidelined. Now we will add Mike Evans to the record, as he’ll face a suspension in Week 3 after an altercation with Marshon Lattimore. At worst, Perriman appears to be like like a spot begin subsequent week towards the Packers.
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James Conner suffered an ankle damage in Week 2. Whereas the damage is not thought-about severe, he is a candidate to overlook subsequent week’s sport. Williams performed important snaps in his stead, with eight carries for 59 yards and a rating and together with two catches. The skilled former Chief might be a spot starter for a minimum of every week and probably longer.