The single most important week of the NFL for fantasy football is Week Two. Why this week? Well, as we obviously now know, in any singular week of fantasy football crazy things can happen. It’s why we don’t rage-drop or trade guys like Tee Higgins or Drake London. Or go crazy trading for Zay Jones.  Or give up on Marvin Mims We now not only have double the data points, but now we can establish some patterns. Who is playing a full snap share? Who is getting the red zone work? The pass down work? We need to balance collecting enough meaningful data with pouncing on sleepers off the waiver wire as early as possible. Now that we have two weeks in the books, our “hot takes” from Week One actually have some evidence to back them up. So let’s drop some hot takes from Week Two while we cross our fingers that Saquon Barkley’s ankle injury isn’t serious. 



Puka Nacua Is A Thing

The obvious caveat here is that Cooper Kupp is out and Nacua might just be keeping that role for him until he gets back. But, for now, we don’t have any timeline for when he might be back. One week of Puka Nacua catching 10 of 15 targets for 119 could be a fluke and I personally said that I didn’t think he would get 15 targets against this week. And then he came out and had 20 targets with 15 receptions for 147 yards. We can safely say that Puka Nacua is a high end option for fantasy football while Cooper Kupp is out. And he very well might be even after Kupp returns. 

Loving Jordan Love

The Kansas City Chiefs under Alex Smith and the Philadelphia Eagles under Carson Wentz were capable teams - playoff teams in fact. It’s easy to forget that Alex Smith was winning 12-14 games a year and going to Pro Bowls. But the teams realized they had something else waiting in the wings. Something that could raise the stakes and put them in Super Bowl contention. Now, I’m not saying that Jordan Love is better than what you would have gotten from a healthy Aaron Rodgers or that he’s anywhere close to the level of Patrick Mahomes or Jalen Hurts. But he has six touchdown passes with no interceptions through two games now so maybe there is more behind the Packers decision to make the change at QB than just the weird relationship with Rodgers.

Kyren Williams Is The Zero RB Savior

Some folks don’t realize that the draft is not the end of the Zero RB strategy - it’s actually just the beginning. You aren’t just punting running back and banking on your pass catchers. You need to be AGGRESSIVE in targeting backs off the wire with the goal of filling out your weakest position by talking advantage of the fragility of the RB position. Well, Cam Akers himself on Twitter said he was confused as to why he was a healthy scratch this week so we are just as confused but it seems clear that Kyren Williams is focal point of this offense now and moving forward. Hopefully you already added him but do not leave him on the wire. 

Need A Short Term Fill-In? How About Zack Moss?

The great Deon Jackson vs. Zack Moss debate was pretty short lived. Moss missed the first game due to injury but, in Week Two, he literally got every running back snap and every touch. He finished the day with 18 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown on the ground while catching all four of his targets for 19 yards. Now, Jonathan Taylor is expected back but you have at least two more games to utilize Moss. And, if JT does end up getting traded, maybe you get more than that.

Austin Ekeler - Come Back Soon

Unlike Zack Moss and Kyren Williams, popular waiver add Joshua Kelley fell flat on his face this week. Now, a big part of that of course is Jeffrey Simmons and the Tennessee Titans front seven. But there is a lesson to be learned here about starting the backup whenever the starter is out. The backup also needs to be good. We have seen enough of Joshua Kelley now to have known better.

Tight Ends Are BACK

Last week was abysmal for the tight end position - only two players, Hunter Henry (56) and Luke Musgrave (50) cracked the 50 yard barrier. This week though the tight end position bounced back in a BIG way. Not only did Mark Andrews and Travis Kelce return and score TDs but, with three games remaining, we have 13 tight ends in the double digits for PPR points.