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Hannah Wilkes – back on Earth after a Week 2 loss – talks about ‘The King’ Derick Henry’s return to the Tennessee Titans, Derek Carr’s incredible start to the season, and gives some week three sleeper picks in his weekly NFL Fantasy Football column. ..
Last update: 23/09/21 9:35 am
Air sportsNFL Fantasy Football guru Hannah Wilkes helps you navigate your way through the 2021 season in her weekly column, as she reflects here on a damned second week loss by a bench from Cooper Kupp …
Two weeks less: 32 games played, quarterbacks falling like flies and the New York Giants 0-2. These are things you can expect in football.
(Don’t come for me Giants fans, the records speak for themselves)
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And there are some things we should perhaps be safer heading into in week three; leaving Cooper Kupp on your bench, accidentally or not, is a terrible idea *; Tyler Lockett is always open no matter how muddled the room is; and sometimes no matter what you do you will lose your fantasy match.
If you were up against Kupp, Lockett, Derrick Henry or Aaron Jones in week 2, I feel your pain (in two of my leaguesâ¦ all is well in the other three #humblebrag). The good news is that you shouldn’t be meeting them again for some time, and if you’ve caught Tony Pollard, Justin Fields, or Cordarelle Patterson on the Waiver Wire heading into Week 3, you might be on about to leave.
* Yes, I am that fool.
8 catches, 160 yards, 2 touchdowns aaaaa and 7 minutes to go in a tied game. Excellent.
– Hannah Wilkes (@hannahjwilkes) September 19, 2021
If I had told you three weeks ago, that after the second week of the 2021 season, the team at the top of the AFC West would be 2-0, with a QB who had thrown over 800 yards. with two touchdowns in each game, and that the quarterback in question would be Derek Carr, I can’t help but think you’d assume I had eaten too many pancakes by lunchtime.
But this is the world we live in.
Derek Carr completed a 61-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Henry Ruggs as the Raiders won again
The Las Vegas Raiders currently have the NFL’s first offense, the league’s first passing offense and are tied for second on “big games.”
Carr’s ankle injury could limit him against the Dolphins in Week 3, but since he’s only listed in 50% of Fantasy Leagues, and as an eighth-ranked QB in Fantasy, he might be worth it. to be picked up if the Raiders are in fact the real deal.
Return of the King ‘
Derrick Henry went wild for an explosive 60-yard touchdown for the Titans
On the NFL overtime last week (Thursday, 9 p.m., Sky Sports NFL) I pulled out this little nugget, according to NFL Research, regarding Derrick Henry after his virtual no-show in week one:
âIn 2020 there were two games in which Henry ran under 67 yards. In the games that followed each of those performances, he rushed for 250+ and 2 touchdowns. ‘
So after a week one performance against the Arizona Cardinals in which he rushed for just 58 yards, Henry followed suit in week two with a relaxed 182 yard day and three TDs. Much to the delight of Fantasy owners everywhere (except those who opposed it), this resulted in a total of 47.70 points.
Long live the king!
It was back to reality with a thud, or maybe a moan for Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints.
We have short memories in the NFL, but watching Winston throw two interceptions was the reminder that he clearly threw a pick after a pick in his 2019 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A wise reminder that in this league, you are only ever a Covid escape and a wave of injuries away from the chaos, and a QB tumbling from third to 27th in the QB Fantasy rankings. Always work the waiver thread with caution, children.
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Week three wanderings
Daniel Jones vs. Atlanta Falcons, Ty’Son Williams vs. Detroit Lions and I even dare suggest Robert Tonyan vs. San Francisco 49ers could all of them have great Fantasy Weeks based on their opponents’ records so far this season.
The Falcons have given the QB the most fantastic points per game since 2020 (yes!), While Detroit is paying out PPG to running backs and the 49ers defense sleeps on tight ends for two whole weeks of 2021 data.
If they come off, I’ll take the tip. If they do break out, well, that’s Fantasy for you!
Join Hannah Wilkes and Josh Denzel, along with Kay Adams and Will Blackmon, on NFL Overtime, every Thursday at 9 p.m. on Sky Sports NFL.