Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and it was a doozy. Maybe you were shocked by last minute drives, or surprising rookie performances. Maybe you’re in desperate need of a quarterback because yours is out for the season. Maybe you need a running back because your RB2 just turned into a platoon player.
So what do you do now? We’ve got you covered with an intel package for Week 2 covering all 32 teams. So sit back, relax and prepare for Week 2 because come Sunday, we watch it all unfold again. Isn’t it great to have the NFL back?
New England Patriots
Is it time to drop Sony Michel? Maybe. Don’t hit the panic button yet, but it looks like he may be splitting a considerable number of his touches with Rex Burkhead and the other Patriots’ backs.
You can count on Michel to be at the top of the league in touchdowns, however he only touched ran the ball 15 times in their Week 1 win and we all know he isn’t getting any receptions. The Patriots ran effectively, but Michel only got half of teams 30 carries. That’s concerning going forward.
If you picked up running back Tony Pollard because you thought Ezekiel Elliott would have to shake the rust off in week 1, you thought wrong.
While Zeke wasn’t great, he was good enough running for 53 yards and a touchdown.
He’ll have a full week to prepare for Week 2, which means it’s time to drop Pollard. It’s Zeke’s team again.
If you are in need of a third or fourth wide receiver look no further than the Arizona Cardinals. New coach Kliff Kingsbury promised to air it out and backed it up on Sunday when he fielded four wide receivers on the field at a time during a whopping 76% of their snaps.
Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk and KeeSean Johnson got the majority of the snaps and targets so look to pick up one of them to fill out your roster.
Don’t expect Donta Freeman to massively improve Week 2. He struggled in Week 1 and actually played less snaps than his backup Ito Smith. It doesn’t get easier in Week 2 as the Falcons face the Eagles tough run defense. It’s not time to bench him, but don’t count on him for RB1 production this week.