Return of The King: Football Breakdown (Week 2)

King Henry has returned! Derrick Henry had 3 rushing touchdowns with a total of 182 scrimmage yards (47.7 FPTS). He helped the Tennessee Titans comeback and declare victory over Russell Wilson’s Seahawks. Quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, had 347 passing yards, but lost a fumble, resulting in only a 14 FPT game.

There were concerns about Las Vegas’ chances to win in Pittsburgh on Sunday after running back Josh Jacobs was ruled out with a toe and ankle injury. Carr helped subside any of those worries by throwing for 382 yards at Heinz Field. That came after a 435-yard outing in an overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens.

Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers are a pleasant surprise in this early NFL season. Darnold eclipsed the 300-yard mark for the first time in a Panthers uniform. He hooked up with D.J. Moore and Brandon Zylstra for touchdown passes. Darnold only has three passing scores through two weeks, but his early returns are promising as a mid-tier fantasy quarterback. He likely will not be anywhere close to the top tier of quarterbacks, but he could turn into a solid streaming option or bye-week replacement if he keeps this up.

Lamar Jackson finally got his first win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night. Jackson was responsible for the last 12 points scored by Baltimore, while keeping pace with the dangerous Patrick Mahomes.

The Buffalo Bills defense was something else! They never allowed the Miami Dolphins a single point. Buffalo had 6 sacks, an interception, and 2 fumble recoveries. They put up 22 FPTS and they are a defense you need to keep watch on.

Atlanta running back Cordarrelle Patterson. The Falcons are utilizing him in new and unique ways, attempting to take advantage of his dual-threat abilities. He provided production as both a runner and receiver in Week 2, as he rushed for a TD and caught six passes for 58 yards and another score. Previously considered a Fantasy afterthought, he is now on the radar of those looking for RB help. Patterson does qualify at wide receiver, too, but the waiver wire is very thin at RB and that is where he has the most appeal. The Falcons may play from behind often, so he can contribute as a pass-catcher, and when they are able to stay in games, Patterson might get more chances to score as a runner.
I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to the Cardinals DST. It’s not that I thought you’d be bad. It’s that I didn’t think about you at all. The Redbirds couldn’t duplicate their phenomenal Week 1, but they did close down the Vikings in the second half of their wild Week 2 win. Next up is a date with the Jaguars, who boast one of the league’s most anemic passing games and are tied with the Jets for most interceptions thrown through two weeks. Look for the Arizona offense to take control early, allowing the defense to go into attack mode and add to Trevor Lawrence ‘s early-season misery.
We look forward to this week’s Thursday Night, as the Carolina Panthers take on the Houston Texans. I predict that the Panthers will come out to win a close one as Sam Darnold and CMC are silently booming this year. Texans Quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, is out this week as the Texans are still unsure about who will be starting.