Fantasy football Week 2: Start and sit

By Eddie Brown, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

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Football Team 27, Eagles 17: Tight end Logan Thomas receiving more targets (eight) than Terry McLaurin (seven) was a surprise - and disappointing.

Raiders 34, Panthers 30: No need to panic, but Christian McCaffrey only received four targets. Three wide receivers received at least eight. There were only two games in 2019 where McCaffrey received four or fewer targets.

Jaguars 27, Colts 20: Philip Rivers targeted his running backs 17 times against Jacksonville. Something to keep in mind if you are rostering Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines going forward.

Ravens 38, Browns 6: There's a lot of personality on Cleveland's offense. A lot of mouths to feed. If it doesn't have a better showing this week against Cincinnati, things can get ugly real fast.

Chargers 16, Bengals 13: Austin Ekeler's single target is concerning. He averaged almost seven targets in 2019. It'll be hard for him to maintain his fantasy value if he sees significantly less opportunities in the passing game.

Saints 34, Buccaneers 23: Alvin Kamara looked like his dynamic self (he was banged up all last season). If Michael Thomas misses time with an ankle injury, Kamara owners should benefit greatly.


Rams 20, Cowboys 17: The Los Angeles defense held Dallas' high-octane offense in check. Here's its schedule until its bye week in November: at Philadelphia, at Buffalo, N.Y. Giants, at Washington, at San Francisco, Chicago and at Miami. Every single offense on this list has a question mark (or several question marks) attached to it.

Steelers 26, Giants 16: New York's offensive line is a legit concern, but I'm not too worried about Saquon Barkley just yet - and I have him in multiple leagues. A talent like his usually finds a way (Barry Sanders didn't have a bunch of All-Pros blocking for him). However, I am adjusting my expectations for his ceiling a bit.

Titans 16, Broncos 14: If Jonnu Smith gets seven targets per game, then we're talking a top-10 tight end this season.



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