Case Keenum - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum completed 19 of 35 passes for 222 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: After throwing all of seven INTs in 481 attempts with Minnesota last year, Keenum has been picked four times in 74 attempts this season. At 2-0 there won't be any complaints in Denver, but it's undeniable that thus far Keenum looks more like the journeyman he was entering 2017 than the guy that led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game. He's a QB2 with a more than a whiff of downside.
Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook caught four passes for 49 yards, both good for second-most on the team, during the club's Week 2 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: You knew Cook wasn't going to match his nine-catch, 180-yard opener, but his output was at least respectable. While nine years in the NFL suggest Cook isn't a starting fantasy TE, he's a borderline option as long as he keeps producing.
Jordy Nelson - WR - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders WR Jordy Nelson had two receptions for 30 yards during the team's Week 2 matchup with the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It's too early to draw too many conclusions, but suffice to say that five catches for 53 yards isn't a great start to Nelson's Raiders career. Don't cut bait or sell low on Nelson yet, but you may want to keep him out of your starting lineup until he shows a little more involvement offensively.
Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles finished 29-of-45 for 377 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Week 2 versus the New England Patriots. He added six carries for 35 yards.
Huddle Up: With Leonard Fournette sidelined, the Jaguars took to the air almost immediately and really never stopped attacking in this AFC Championship rematch. Bortles connected with four different receivers on his TD throws, while his 377 yards passing were the third most of his career. The Jaguars will likely have him return to more of a game manager role once Fournette returns, but there's no question he should be picked up off waivers in fantasy leagues.
Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper caught 10 passes for 116 yards in the team's Week 2 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Coming off a Week 1 no show this was exactly the kind of performance fantasy owners needed to see out of Cooper, whose 10 targets were more than double anyone else. On a team full of gray beards and reclamation projects, Cooper should be the guy. Today's gameplan suggests Gruden and Carr see that as well. Keep Cooper in the lineup as a WR2/WR3.
Golden Tate - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate turned 13 targets into seven receptions for 109 yards in Week 2 versus the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Tate has accumulated 14 catches on 28 targets through two games, which is great for his fantasy owners. The bad part is a 50 percent catch rate is not great for a player who spends so much time in the slot. Nevertheless, he should remain busy this season as Detroit figures to see plenty of negative game scripts. He'll be a solid WR2 play again in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch posted 18 carries, 65 yards and a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in Week 2. He caught two passes for three yards as well.
Huddle Up: Sixty-eight combined yards and a score isn't a bad afternoon for Lynch, whose 20 touches indicate his shoulder isn't a major issue. While his lack of involvement in the passing game is less than ideal, Lynch is clearly the focal point of Oakland's ground game, which is enough to give him RB3/FLEX value moving forward.
Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 90.6 percent of his passes (29-for-32) for 288 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs during the team's loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: After getting called out in not-so-subtle fashion by Gruden, Carr responded with crisp passing and improved decision making. On the down side, the Silver and Black never scored again after Carr found Seth Roberts midway through the third quarter and watched a 12-point lead turn into a one-point loss. Still, Carr showed enough that he should be carried on rosters as a decent backup.
Kenny Golladay - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught six of his nine targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: It's safe to say the summer hype that Golladay drew wasn't misplaced. His score in this contest came on a blown coverage, but the most impressive part of the 30-yard catch-and-run was his ability to keep his balance and fight through a high tackle at the end of the run. With 21 targets through two games and as a player who appears to be on equal footing with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, Golladay is shaping up to be a potential WR2. He could be in for another big game against the New England Patriots in Week 3.
Cooper Kupp - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp registered six receptions for 63 yards in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Kupp made the most of his chances, turning six targets into six receptions. It's tough to produce three viable fantasy wideouts on a single team, but the Rams are proving capable of the feat with Kupp a solid WR3.
Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods registered six receptions on nine targets for 81 yards during the team's win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Woods saw an identical nine targets but more than doubled his production versus Week 1. Woods isn't the dynamic weapon that Brandin Cooks is, but he has Goff's trust and works as a reliable No. 3 receiver option for fantasy owners.
Brandin Cooks - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks caught seven passes for 159 yards against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Cooks' 159 receiving yards were his most since Oct. 16, 2016, when he was still with the Saints. It certainly appears as though the Rams are dedicated to featuring him in a way the Pats never did. He's a solid WR2 for now and could play himself into WR1 territory before it's all said and done.
Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed for 42 yards on 19 carries and scored three times on Sunday, Sept. 16, against the Arizona Cardinals. Gurley added three catches for 31 yards.
Huddle Up: Gurley's 2.2 YPC was an eyesore, but when it's attached to a three-touchdown afternoon it doesn't much matter. While cramps ended his day prematurely, given the score it's debatable how much more he would've been used anyway. Going forward he's a surefire RB1 in all leagues.
Matt Breida - RB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida ran for a career-high 138 rushing yards and added three receptions for 21 yards in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Breida also set a career high with 159 scrimmage yards. The NFL's leading rusher after two games busted loose for a 66-yard TD run late in the third quarter, taking an outside zone run virtually untouched to the house as Pierre Garcon basically escorted him over the final 20 yards. Breida has only carried the ball 11 times in each of his first two games but has the explosiveness to pay them off when he gets a crease. Another good game could be on tap in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 24 of 32 passes for 354 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT during the team's 34-0 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Goff was highly efficient in moving the Rams up and down the field on the hapless Cardinals, but almost all of the touchdowns wound up with Todd Gurley, which was a bummer for Goff owners. Still, seeing the way Goff is already gelling with Brandin Cooks while keeping Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp involved is a very good sign for his fortunes this season. With the Bosa-less Chargers on the docket next week Goff could be in for some big numbers.
Christian Kirk - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk posted four receptions for 27 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.
Huddle Up: While certainly modest, it's at least a step in the right direction for Kirk, who should have plenty of chances for expanded playing time on a club largely bereft of playmakers. At this stage, however, Kirk is only worth owning in deep standard formats and dynasty leagues.
O.J. Howard - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught three of his four targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Howard did the bulk of his damage on a 75-yard catch-and-run, shedding a tackle shortly after the catch and outracing the defense for the final 60 or so yards. The second-year tight end is definitely showing off his big-play skills through two weeks - averaging 30 yards per catch - but he's only seen six targets thus far even though Cameron Brate has been a non-factor. He'll be on the TE1 borderline against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.
David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson carried 13 times for 48 yards during the team's Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Johnson was targeted three times as a receiver, catching one pass for three yards.
Huddle Up: If you spent a first-round pick on Johnson this isn't what you were hoping for, and it's unclear when/if it's going to get better. The good news is that Johnson remains the focal point of the offense. The bad news is he's literally the only Cardinal that scares defenses so he'll continue to be the focus of defensive game plans. For now you just have to roll him out there and hope he breaks a few to get some points.
Corey Clement - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement rushed six times for a team-high 30 yards and touchdown and added five catches for 55 yards in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Clement was already poised to be more involved this week than he was in the opener when Darren Sproles was ruled out before the game, but he became a bigger factor than anticipated when Jay Ajayi hurt his back in the first half. Although his role in Philadelphia's backfield committee will be inconsistent, he's worth keeping around on rosters because he has proved multiple times he can fill in capably. He will be in the flex discussion when the Eagles host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3.
Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford completed 17 of 27 passes for 90 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Through eight quarters this season, the Cardinals have been outscored 58-6. It's not all Bradford's fault of course, but it's hard to imagine he's part of the solution for a team that could be battling the Buffalo Bills for the No. 1 overall pick in 2019. The quicker the Cardinals punt on this season, the quicker you're likely to see Josh Rosen under center. Even if he keeps the job for a while longer there's no good reason to own Bradford at this point.