Week 2 Fantasy Football Headlines

By Adam McGill
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The second week of the fantasy football season is just about in the books and once again there are some big headlines circulating the web. Here is a quick look back at the action from this week.

All Quarterbacks Have Bad Days

In Week 2 of the fantasy season, several big names starters struggled. Tom Brady only threw for 185 yards on Thursday night against the New York Jets, while Drew Brees scored just two touchdowns and threw two picks this week. Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Eli Manning both turned the ball over four times this weekend and even Peyton Manning’s 307 yards and two touchdowns seemed lackluster considering his 462 yards and seven touchdowns to open the season. All quarterbacks have hit or miss performances, so don’t panic just yet.


Some Big Names Injured This Week

-RB Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens – hip flexor

-RB Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers – concussion

-RB Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons – quad injury

-RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars – sprained ankle

-WR Andre Johnson, Houston Texans – concussion

-TE Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers – hamstring

All of these players remain questionable for Week 3. If you own any of these hobbled stars, make sure to keep an eye on them all week long.


WR Julio Jones Is Finally Breaking Out

If there is one thing the fantasy world learned from Week 2, it is that WR Julio Jones is in the middle of breakout fantasy season. He compiled 182 yards this week against the St. Louis Rams and has even caught a touchdown pass in each of his first two contests. He should crush all of his former records this season and fantasy owners should sit back and enjoy.


Quick Numbers Recap:

9:0 – Touchdown: Interception ratio for Peyton Manning.

407 – Average Passing Yards per game for Aaron Rodgers.

68.2% – Completion Percentage of rookie QB E.J. Manuel. 

3.7 – Average yards per carry for RB Matt Forte.

10.34 – Yards Per Every Michael Vick attempt.

5 – Number of Eddie Royal’s NFL-leading touchdown receptions.

11– The number of times QB Brandon Weeden has been sacked already. He is on pace to get sacked an embarrassing 161 times this year.

7 – Eli Manning’s current interception total.


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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: RB James Starks
Week 2 Fantasy Football Injury News & Notes


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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