Malcolm Brown - RB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown carried the ball six times for 37 yards and had a 10-yard catch against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 15.
Huddle Up: While the yardage (47 combined) was similar to Week 1 (53), Brown went from two TDs to zero -- it looked as though he was ready to punch it in until Goff appeared to audible to a quick slant to Cooks for the TD instead. He's a hard guy to trust on a week-to-week basis, but Brown is someone that should be owned in all leagues, especially by Gurley owners.
Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) had 16 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown in the team's 18-point win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 15. Gurley added three receptions for four yards.
Huddle Up: After garnering 15 touches in Week 1, Gurley had 19 on Sunday. He looks spry at times, but he has yet to find his footing as a receiver, which is an area he excelled the past two seasons. It may be a bit disappointing if you took a Round 1 plunge on Gurley, but his performance shouldn't be a surprise after he did almost nothing during the offseason and preseason. Expect him to round into form as the year rolls on and keep him in your lineup.
Tyler Boyd - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught all 10 of his targets for 122 yards in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Although he did most of his damage on a 47-yard catch, it's hard to complain about a receiver catching everything thrown his way. Through two weeks, Boyd ranks second in the NFL with 18 catches - pending the game on Monday night. While his volume will take a slight hit when A.J. Green returns, it seems clear Boyd will remain a vital cog in this offense. He should be considered a high-floor WR2 again in Week 3, even in a difficult matchup versus the Buffalo Bills.
Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff went 19-for-28, throwing for 283 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. He also scored a touchdown on the ground and lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Goff hasn't been lighting up scoreboards like he did last season, but there are so many weapons in LA you have to believe better days are ahead. He remains a weekly QB1 option.
Deebo Samuel - WR - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel hauled in five of his seven targets for 87 yards and a touchdown and ran twice for seven yards in Week 2 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Samuel got the start for the second straight week over Dante Pettis and likely tightened his grip on the job. The rookie's seven targets led the team, and the 49ers made a concerted effort to get him the ball on a few occasions. His touchdown came on a goal-line corner route from two yards out. Samuel appears to be staking his claim toward being the featured receiver in this offense and figures to be one of the hotter adds off the waiver wire this week, assuming owners didn't take the plunge after Week 1.
Teddy Bridgewater - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater completed 17 of 30 passes for 165 yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 15. Bridgewater replaced QB Drew Brees (hand) in the first quarter.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater had his moments, but every positive play he made seemed to be erased by a penalty. It's never easy to take over a game like that, so don't read too much into his struggles. If Brees is set to miss significant time, Bridgewater would be worth considering if your QB situation is poor.
Jared Cook - TE - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook had two receptions for 25 yards during the team's Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Cook was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: After catching 68 passes last season with Oakland, Cook has done little in two games with the Saints. A pair of injuries (Drew Brees and Tre'Quan Smith) could increase his role, however, so don't be too hasty in moving away from Cook.
Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) ran for 17 yards on 11 carries and added 10 yards on three catches in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: For those keeping score, Mixon has 27 yards on 17 attempts and 17 yards on five catches through two games. While he deserves credit for playing through a sprained ankle in this contest, the fact of the matter is the offensive line is not helping his cause. Expect more low-end RB2 production at best in Week 3 versus the Buffalo Bills.
Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 10 passes (on 13 targets) for 89 yards in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Thomas has opened 2019 with back-to-back 10-reception outings, and his value should remain high no matter who is under center for the Saints.
Tre'Quan Smith - WR - New Orleans Saints
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) suffered an ankle injury Sunday, Sept. 15, and will undergo X-rays on his ankle.
Huddle Up: Smith caught all three of his targets for 49 yards before departing and was clearly the No. 2 option outside behind Michael Thomas. Look for an update on Smith's condition before considering a move.
Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 26-of-42 for 311 yards and two touchdowns to go along with one interception in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. He added two yards on two carries and was also sacked four times.
Huddle Up: The script for this game was much like it was in the opener in that Dalton was asked to throw all day when his offensive line couldn't open holes in the running game, leaving him to absorb more punishment than he should. Dalton's 93 pass attempts rank second in the NFL, as do the nine sacks he has taken. Things are unlikely to change much on the road in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills.
Latavius Murray - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray carried the ball five times for seven yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 15. He added one catch for 16 yards.
Huddle Up: Of all the players in the Big Easy, Murray might benefit the most statistically if Drew Brees is forced to miss significant time as the Saints could tweak their approach to feature the running game more frequently. Keep an eye out for a medical update on Brees.
Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara ran 13 times for 45 yards and added a 15-yard reception during the team's Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Given the early injury to Drew Brees it's tough to read too much into Kamara's quiet day. If Brees misses extended time, it makes sense that they'd lean on Kamara more than ever, and Teddy Bridgewater with a full week of reps should be plenty capable of playing solid football. Kamara remains an RB1 going forward.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo finished 17-of-25 for 297 yards and three touchdowns to go along with one interception in Week 2 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. He added four carries for eight yards.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo's attempts and completion percentage were similar to Week 1, but the overall results were much different. Perhaps the most impressive part of this performance was that he didn't have to rely too heavily on George Kittle (three targets). Garoppolo still can't be considered anything more than a QB2 for fantasy purposes at the moment, but this is a step in the right direction. He'll get another chance to prove himself in Week 3 at home against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers.
DeSean Jackson - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (groin) is dealing with a groin injury suffered in the first half of the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons and he is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Jackson was seen on the sideline trying to jog off his injury after emerging from the medical tent. He was also seen slamming his helmet on the bench in the disgust, which is a bit of an ominous sign.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) exited the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a calf injury in the first quarter.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Jeffery will be able to return, and fellow receivers Desean Jackson and Nelson Agholor also departed early. Dallas Goedert also checked out, as did Carson Wentz briefly. It's been a train wreck for the Eagles and fantasy owners of their stars so far.
Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (concussion) went to the medical tent to be evaluated for concussion. He passed the test and re-entered the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons late in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: It's been a tough first half for Wentz and the Eagles, as he took a shot to the ribs, and apparently banged his head. He is also without Alshon Jeffery, Desean Jackson has been in and out, and Nelson Agholor and Dallas Goedert have also departed. Ouch.
Josh McCown - QB - New York Jets
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (ribs) left the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to an apparent rib injury. He took a shot to the mid-section from the helmet of a defender. Initially he stayed in the game, but then he left for the medical tent late in the second quarter, replaced by QB Josh McCown.
Huddle Up: It has been an odyssey for the Eagles in the first half, as Alshon Jeffrey is on the sidelines, Desean Jackson has been in and out and now their field general is sidelined. Center Jason Kelce even left the game briefly. More on Wentz when we know it.
DeSean Jackson - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Desean Jackson (undisclosed) left the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to an undisclosed injury. He went to the medical tent, and was seen after limping on the sideline.
Huddle Up: Jackson looks like he is trying to walk it off, whatever he is dealing with, so fantasy owners can be happy about that. The Eagles need him, as they were blanked on offense in the opening quarter.
Tre'Quan Smith - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith (undisclosed) left the Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams due to an undisclosed injury and he walked off to the locker room.
Huddle Up: Smith had a 28-yard reception right before his injury, but he was unable to score like he did in Week 1. When healthy Smith remains more of a WR5/6 in most fantasy leagues and even that might be a stretch if Drew Brees is forced to miss time due to his hand injury.