Fantasy Football Week 2
Fantasy football Week 2! Every team in the NFL is in action yet again for week 2. We have some fun matchups and games that are expected to have high totals that we can target. Let’s dive into the Dolphins players and other top plays of the week.
Week 2: Fantasy Football
Miami’s own Tua Tagovailoa was the top scoring quarterback of week 1 and why couldn’t he do that again for week 2? It’s definitely not impossible but the matchup against the Patriots should prove to be a bit tougher than last week. Unless Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen is on your team then you should feel good about firing up Tua again.
Other top plays, besides those mentioned already ,include Joe Burrow in a possible bounce-back game against Baltimore. We also have three running quarterbacks in Lamar Jackson, Justin Fields, and Anthony Richardson who could be in store for some big fantasy games.
Anyone looking to replace Aaron Rodgers could go after Anthony Richardson who may not be the best quarterback yet as a rookie but will have some big fantasy games like we have already seen.
It was expected that Raheem Mostert would be a large part of the Dolphins offense with Jeff Wilson out but he managed to get just 10 carries. Even in smaller leagues Mostert should still be started as he has the potential to have a huge day at any point as the lead back and still put up a good fantasy game last week.
Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley will continue to be top plays in PPR leagues while Tony Pollard, Nick Chubb, and Derrick Henry are top plays as well but better non-PPR running backs.
Joshua Kelley is a player to target after he got 16 carries in week 1 as the backup running back for the Chargers. This week Austin Ekeler may not play, which would mean more targets and carries for Kelley most likely. Another player to target is Justice Hill for the Ravens. He scored two touchdowns on the goal line last week and will at least get the goal line work and possibly third down work too moving forward.
Just like Tua, Tyreek Hill was the highest-scoring player at his position in week 1. He had a monster game with 11 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns. No one even came close to that production. In week 2 we could see his counterpart, Jaylen Waddle, get more involved after getting just five targets. Both are great plays while any other Dolphins wide receiver will be an unknown each week until further notice.
There is some buzz this week that Stefon Diggs could be the player who finishes this week as the No. 1 fantasy wide receiver. Last week Diggs struggled with Josh Allen against a tough Jets defense but still managed a good fantasy game. This weekend against the Raiders this offensive duo of Allen and Diggs could take off.
A sleeper this week could be Michael Thomas. It’s clear in New Orleans that they will spread the ball around to Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, and Michael Thomas but Thomas saw eight targets and is a big red zone threat. With that kind of target share and his physical presence, it may be hard to keep him out of lineups in week 2.
To the surprise of some Dolphins fans, Durham Smythe had a big role on the offense in week 1. After five seasons in Miami, Smythe is finally the starting tight end. He got seven targets in the first game which seems like more than Mike Gesicki ever got in a game last year. Still, unless you’re in a really deep league, Smythe probably can be left on the bench this week.
As far as top tight ends, it was rough in week 1. Without Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews there aren’t many elite tight ends it seems this year. Fire them up if they are playing this week.
A sleeper is Hunter Henry. He was thought to be the second tight end in New England but was the highest-scoring tight end in week 1. Henry plays against the Dolphins though so Phins fans may stay away from him this week but in most leagues he may get played a good amount this week and could be a free agent as well.
Fantast Football Week 2: The Defense
Miami’s defense will be about middle of the road this week against New England. Commonly New England offenses don’t turn the ball over a ton but also don’t score a ton. It makes for a fairly safe play with limited upside for their opponent’s defense in fantasy.
Dallas against now Zach Wilson and Jets is a top play along with San Francisco against the Rams who were actually decent in week 1.
Tampa Bay may be available in some leagues to fire up this week against Chicago who did not look good last week. It is a risky play but one that could pay huge dividends.
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