Week 2 fantasy feedback

» Not really sure what to make of the Giants from a fantasy perspective. They either can’t run it or just don’t want to (not sure which), making David Wilson a non-factor. But Eli Manning has seven interceptions in two weeks. Besides Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, there are no sure things on this squad.

» Very quietly Rashard Mendenhall had a nice day for the Cardinals. He has a combined 21.80 fantasy points through the first two weeks and is turning him into a matchup-based flex option.

» Things that stink: old gym socks, bad cheese, the Jacksonville Jaguars offense.

» The Broncos running back rotation might be working itself out. If today’s any indication, Ronnie Hillman isn’t really involved. I still wouldn’t trust any Denver rushers.

» David Wilson isn’t having a great game. But he’s also not getting a whole lot of opportunities — just 17 rushes on six attempts.

» Last week, the Manning brothers combined for 11 touchdowns. Neither has a TD toss as the game approaches halftime.

» Reggie Bush continues the theme of a rough day for running backs. He gets hurt after a long catch and run. We’ll monitor his situation.

» Philip Rivers had a huge day. Was it because of Rivers or the Eagles defense? Right now, I’m leaning toward the resurrection of a former fantasy star. Next week’s game against Tennessee could tell us more.

» Lamar Miller redeemed himself a bit after last week’s stinker. Still, he hasn’t proven himself as anything more than a flex player.

» Through two games, Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte have been as advertised. The same goes for Jay Cutler, but that’s not always a good thing.

» We might have overlooked Stevie Johnson this season. He played well again today with 111 receiving yards and a score. Definitely a nice matchup-based option.

» For the second straight week, DeAngelo Williams tops 80 rushing yards. As long as Jonathan Stewart is out, Williams remains a nice flex play.

» Speaking of underwhelming production … hello, Trent Richardson. But at least he’s consistent — 7.70 fantasy points last week, 7.90 points this week. This can’t continue for a guy who was a late first round pick in many leagues.

» Two weeks of poor production from Ray Rice. Even more disconcerting is that it’s been two weeks of Rice not seeing a lot of touches. Who knew Cam Cameron was running Baltimore’s offense again?

» Roddy White was a decoy for a second straight game. Hopefully you took our advice and sat him this week. High ankle sprains are tricky. You’ll need to keep a close eye on him yet again.

»  Hopefully Steven Jackson’s injury isn’t serious. It’s apparent the Falcons have no running game without him.

» Keep an eye on the Packers RB situation. Eddie Lacy‘s concussion is worth monitoring. James Starks won’t get to play against Washington every week.

» Something does need to be said about his receivers. Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jordy Nelson will split targets, but it looks like there are plenty to go around in Green Bay.

» Nothing really needs to be said about Aaron Rodgers.

» Arian Foster had more than twice as many carries as Ben Tate, but it was an underwhelming fantasy day until a late touchdown run and a two-point conversion. It will get better for him, right? Right?

» The Chiefs defense is for real. Dallas struggled moving the ball most of the day and after his huge first quarter, Dez Bryant had just 41 receiving yards for the rest of the game.

» Alex Smith was the Chiefs leading rusher today. It’s a little more palatable when you add in Jamaal Charles‘ 48 receiving yards and one touchdown.

» Eddie Royal. That is all.

» Need more proof that it’s hard to get the fantasy quarterback position wrong? Sam Bradford is over 26 fantasy points for the day.

» Robert Griffin III is making a name for himself as a fantasy garbage man. For the second straight week, RG3 is putting up big numbers once his team has been out of the game. It’s not good for Washington, but you won’t hear fantasy owners complain.

» It’s been a good day for receivers, but a bad one for runners. Ray Rice has gone down with an apparent hip injury for the Ravens. More work for Bernard Pierce.

» It might be hard for LeSean McCoy to get 30-plus touches this week, but he’s done a lot with the ten he’s received — 137 total yards.

» Before the season, the Rams were mum on what they had planned for Tavon Austin. It looks like they didn’t say because they really didn’t know. Today, the rookie has just three touches for 13 yards — including two rushes for eight yards.

» We can officially retire the idea that C.J. Spiller is going to run until he pukes. He’s once again splitting carries with Fred Jackson. Sure, Spiller has more yards, but the distribution of labor is a little troubling.

» We might have underestimated the Titans defense. Stopping Pittsburgh’s woebegone offense was one thing, but now Tennessee is putting the clamps on the Texans.

» Something to note on Adrian Peterson: Since his 78-yard TD run to start the season, he’s run the ball another 23 times for 24 yards. It will get better, but it’s not what people were expecting.

» Last week, T.Y. Hilton didn’t get going until late. He’s getting a much earlier start this week with three catches for 54 yards.

» Add Julio Jones to that list after his 81-yard TD catch and run. That knee looks like it’s okay.

» A couple of big play receivers are getting it done early with Randall Cobb posting 77 yards and a score. Dez Bryant is doing him one better with 100 yards and a touchdown.

» Now Steven Jackson is questionable to return with a thigh injury. Not a good day for a couple of starting RBs. Jacquizz Rodgers will get a lot of work today for Atlanta.

» Looks like James Starks is the next man up for the Packers now that Eddie Lacy is done for the day with a concussion.

» We’ll see how the eventual split works out, but Ben Tate has made the most of his one carry so far, ripping off a 60-yard run. But it was Arian Foster on the field inside the 5-yard line.

» No surprises whatsoever during this morning’s inactives. However, you might want to double check your roster to make sure you’re not starting Kai Forbath who is inactive. Yes, that was a post about a kicker. There isn’t likely to be another one any time soon.

» We’re still a few minutes away from inactives being released, but the Falcons have said both Julio Jones (knee) and Roddy White (ankle) will play today. But with both hobbled, it gives Harry Douglas some added sleeper value.

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