Fantasy Football Recap: Week Two Hits and Misses

By Dustin Manko
Frank Gore
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The only way to know if you are good is to review your work. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at what I got right and wrong in fantasy football in week two.

Frank Gore

I didn’t write about this in any of my columns, but multiple people asked me via Twitter and message boards if they should start or sit Frank Gore. I told them that you drafted Gore to be your RB1 and you ride with your studs. Gore posted a measly 30 yards. I’m terribly sorry if you started him over someone who had a better day. He will bounce back. Stay patient.

Larry Fitzgerald

I stated that you should sit Fitz if you had better options available. I wasn’t sure if he would even play when the article was published. Shortly after, word broke that he would play, but he admitted to wearing down as the game went on and finished with only 33 yards.

Roddy White

Another tough call, I wrote about how I was benching White on one of my teams. He finished with three receptions for 21 yards total. He belongs on your bench for at least another week at minimum. If you can, buy low on him.

Michael Johnson

After seeing the mess of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line last week I thought Johnson was in for a big game. He played well, was in the Steelers backfield most of the night, consistently beat the block and was close to having a big day but it simply didn’t translate to fantasy points.

Ahmad Bradshaw

I wrote about how Bradshaw would be a perfectly suitable RB2 this week. I undersold him as he had a very good day against a good Miami Dolphins defense. Bradshaw had 65 rush yards, 19 through the air and a touchdown. That should have been good enough to finish top 10 in standard formats.

Marcel Reece

I wrote that Reece would become more featured in the Oakland Raiders offense, I still think that will happen, but it didn’t happen in the volume I was expecting this week. After not having a single rushing attempt in week one, Reece had two rushing attempts for 15 yards and a score. The attempt count is low and scary for fantasy owners, but the good news is they were both inside the red zone. Reece deserves more touches.

As always, I welcome your comments. If you think I’m wrong, I’m willing to listen. Just back it up with some facts and solid evidence. Thanks for reading and good luck this season.

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