Fantasy Football: 4 Things We Learned From Week 2

After an unpredictable Week 2 in the NFL, let's take a look at some of the key takeaways.


That word basically sums up how I feel about the outcomes of Week 2 in the NFL.

In Week 1, there were relatively few injuries, there was high-flying action from most of the studs we expected to see going off, and there were close, exciting games decided by field goals. It was awesome.

Fast forward to Week 2. We now have another annual running back apocalypse, with Adrian Peterson, Ameer Abdullah, Thomas Rawls, Arian Foster, Danny Woodhead, Doug Martin and Jonathan Stewart each dealing with injuries. We also had both Antonio Brown and A.J. Green go for fewer than 40 yards receiving in the same game.

And don't even get me started on that Saints-Giants game. We all expected a shootout and, instead, we got a watergun fight.

But despite all of the disappointments of Week 2, there are still some key takeaways that we can use to inform our decision making for our fantasy football leagues heading into Week 3. Let's take a look at some of the things we learned from an otherwise negligible Week 2.