2010 Fantasy Football: Monday NFL Rewind (Week 2)
Allow me to sum up fantasy football with some statistics from the first two weeks. In week one, Chris Johnson ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns. In week two he posted 53 total yards, no touchdowns, and lost one fumble. In week one Chad Ochocinco posted 159 receiving yards and a touchdown. In week two he put up a disappointing 44 yards and no touchdowns.
On the contrary, there was Matt Schaub, who responded to a quiet week one performance (107 yards, 1 Td, 1 INT) with an amazing 497 yards and three touchdowns in week two. And Mark Sanchez had a similar rise in production, erasing memories of his 74 yard, zero touchdown performance in week one with a 220 yard, 3 touchdown performance in week two.
Yes, such is the roller coaster world that we like to call “fantasy football.” It comes with the territory. And as quickly as things can turn for the better, they can also take a turn for the worse. Is your team currently 0-2 in your fantasy league? Never fear because you are only a few weeks away from being 2-2. Or is your team off to an impressive 2-0 start? Well you are also only a few weeks away from being 2-2. So strap yourself in tight, because if the first two weeks are any indication, it appears as though we are all headed for a long and adventurous fantasy season.
Here is a look at what happened during week two in this edition of the TPS Monday NFL Fantasy Rewind.
Buffalo 7 at Green Bay 34 – We were expecting more from Brandon Jackson in his debut as the starter against the Bills, but at least he provided owners with that touchdown.
Miami 14 at Minnesota 10 – If you have Favre as your starting fantasy quarterback, it may be time to look for replacements, or pray that the Vikings pick up Vincent Jackson.
Kansas City 16 at Cleveland 14 – So now Thomas Jones is the Chiefs top running back? I’m confused.
Chicago 27 at Dallas 20 – Another solid performance for Cutler. Maybe this Mike Martz thing might actually work out after all.
Arizona 7 at Atlanta 41 – The quarterback issues in Arizona have Larry Fitzgerald quickly disappearing off the radar of fantasy relevance. Will anyone save him?
Tampa Bay 20 at Carolina 7 – The once feared Panthers’ ground game is now only feared by fantasy owners who own one, or both, of their running backs.
Philadelphia 35 at Detroit 32 – Jahvid Best likely did enough to win his fantasy owners their game, but what more does he have to do to win a game for the Lions?
Baltimore 10 at Cincinnati 15 – If you had any fantasy starters in this game (besides the kickers or defenses), my condolences.
Pittsburgh 19 at Tennessee 11 – Nothing proves the value of match-ups in fantasy quite like seeing Chris Johnson get held to 53 total yards against the Steelers.
Seattle 14 at Denver 31 – Was a new fantasy star born in Demaryius Thomas?
St. Louis 14 at Oakland 16 – That’s two solid games in a row for Darren McFadden. Is it finally time to show this Raider some love?
Houston 30 at Washington 27 (OT) – If you had either of the two quarterbacks in this game on your fantasy roster, congratulations!
New England 14 at New York Jets 28 – Who would have thought we would ever see the day when Mark Sanchez outperforms Tom Brady in terms of fantasy production?
Jacksonville 13 at San Diego 38 – Have Mike Tolbert on your fantasy roster? We didn’t think so, but if you have Ryan Matthews, you may want to add his bowling-ball-like backup.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Matt Schaub, HOU – 497 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
RB: Jahvid Best, DET – 232 total yards, 3 TDs
RB: LeSean McCoy, PHI – 120 rush yards, 3 TDs
WR: Andre Johnson, HOU – 158 yards, 1 TD
WR: DeSean Jackson, PHI – 135 yards, 1 TD
TE: Dustin Keller, NYJ – 115 yards, 1 TD
K: Mike Nugent, CIN – 5 FGs
DEF: Steelers – 4 sack, 3 INTs, 4 DFR, 1 DTD, 11 PA, 238 TYdA
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Joe Flacco, BAL – 154 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs
RB: Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC – 48 total yards, 1 FL
RB: C.J. Spiller, BUF – 26 total yards
WR: Greg Jennings, GB – 36 yards
WR: Hines Ward, PIT – 9 yards
TE: Tony Gonzalez, ATL – 19 yards
K: John Kasay, CAR – 1 XP
DEF: Patriots – 28 PA, 336 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week two…