NFL Week 2 fantasy: Surprises, disappointments & waiver adds
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NFL Week 2 fantasy: Surprises, disappointments & waiver adds

It was another wild week in fantasy football, with plenty of surprises, disappointments, and great performances. Here's a look at some of the biggest performances and most significant developments coming out of Week 2.

 
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Surprise: Nelson Aghiolor, WR, Patriots

Surprise: Nelson Aghiolor, WR, Patriots
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Few talked about Agholor entering the year after he appeared to be a free agent bust in 2021. While teammate Jakobi Meyers got more work against the Steelers in Week 2, Agholor was the offensive star for the Pats with six catches for 110 yards and a highlight touchdown catch. It's too soon to go overboard, but Agholor is showing glimpses of what he did two years ago with the Raiders.

 
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Surprise: Joe Flacco, QB, Jets

Surprise: Joe Flacco, QB, Jets
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Who would have thought Flacco would be a difference maker through two weeks? The veteran quarterback threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns in New York's unbelievable comeback against the Browns. He's now thrown for over 600 yards in two games, keeping the quarterback seat warm for the injured Zach Wilson.

 
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Surprise: Mack Hollins, WR, Raiders

Surprise: Mack Hollins, WR, Raiders
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Arizona's defense was able to shut down Davante Adams, but the result was that other players were open. Hollins was one of the main beneficiaries, seeing eight targets and leading the Raiders with 66 receiving yards. He's too far down the pecking order to receive fantasy consideration yet, but he should at least be on the radar.

 
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Surprise: Sammy Watkins, WR, Packers

Surprise: Sammy Watkins, WR, Packers
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Watkins hasn't held fantasy relevance in a while, but he looked like Green Bay's top receiver in Week 2. While he saw only four targets, Watkins made the most of them with three catches for 93 yards.

 
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Surprise: Justin Watson, WR, Chiefs

Surprise: Justin Watson, WR, Chiefs
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There was a lot of debate in the offseason about who would emerge as KC's top wideout to replace Tyreek Hill. Watson wasn't part of the conversation, but he made the biggest offensive play of the game for the Chiefs, finishing with two catches for 50 yards and a score. Watson could start to see more snaps if he continues to make the most of his work.

 
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Disappointment: Chase Edmonds, RB, Dolphins

Disappointment: Chase Edmonds, RB, Dolphins
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Miami spent big money in the offseason to sign Edmonds, but he already fell out of favor in Week 2. Edmonds trailed Raheem Mostert 11 to 5 in carries and wasn't much of a factor as a receiver. He's not trustworthy as a fantasy starter next week, given the lack of work.

 
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Disappointment: Travis Etienne, RB, Jaguars

Disappointment: Travis Etienne, RB, Jaguars
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Etienne appears to be Jacksonville's primary receiving back, but that's not good enough given the preseason hype. James Robinson saw 23 carries compared to Etienne's nine carries, and the Clemson alum had only 20 yards rushing. Etienne has only 18 touches through two weeks.

 
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Disappointment: Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears

Disappointment: Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
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It's no surprise that Chicago's offense is a mess, but few expected it to be this bad. Despite trailing for most of the game against the Packers, the Bears threw the ball only 11 times, and Mooney caught one pass for -4 yards. Mooney looks like he's in trouble as Chicago's top receiving option.

 
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Disappointment: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts

Disappointment: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts
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With Indy's top two wideouts sidelined, the hope was that Taylor would see a huge number of carries against the Jaguars. That didn't happen with the Colts behind for most of the game, as Taylor had only nine carries for 54 yards, and the offense was held scoreless. Indianapolis could be facing a similar game script next week against the Chiefs.

 
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Disappointment: Russell Wilson, QB, Broncos

Disappointment: Russell Wilson, QB, Broncos
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Change isn't always easy. Wilson disappointed for the second straight week, completing only 14-of-31 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The loss of Jerry Jeudy early in the game didn't help, but Wilson's early-season play is concerning.

 
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Waiver Add: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers

Waiver Add: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers
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The circumstances are unfortunate, but it didn't take long for Garoppolo to return as San Francisco's starter after Trey Lance suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 2. Garoppolo has never been a fantasy stud, but he's a viable fantasy backup now that he's starting for San Francisco again.

 
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Waiver Add: Travis Homer, RB, Seahawks

Waiver Add: Travis Homer, RB, Seahawks
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Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker rightfully got most of the attention in drafts, but it looks like Homer has a chance to help fantasy managers as Seattle's third-down back. He had four catches for 33 yards in a game that Seattle played from behind, and it looks like that situation could continue for the team this season. He's an interesting PPR stash if you are plagued by running back injuries already.

 
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Waiver Add: Raheem Mostert, RB, Dolphins

Waiver Add: Raheem Mostert, RB, Dolphins
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Perhaps we should have seen it coming with the history between head coach Mike McDaniels and Mostert in San Francisco, but the speedster was San Francisco's clear top back in Week 2. The game script didn't allow Mostert to see excessive work, but he still had 79 yards from scrimmage. Miami's explosive offense could make Mostert one of the top pickups of the year.

 
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Waiver Add: Breshad Perriman, WR, Buccaneers

Waiver Add: Breshad Perriman, WR, Buccaneers
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The Bucs wide receiver group was a mess in Week 2, with Chris Godwin and Julio Jones sidelined. Now we can add Mike Evans to the list, as he will face a suspension in Week 3 after an altercation with Marshon Lattimore. At worst, Perriman looks like a spot start next week against the Packers.

 
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Waiver Add: Darrel Williams, RB, Cardinals

Waiver Add: Darrel Williams, RB, Cardinals
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James Conner suffered an ankle injury in Week 2. While the injury isn't considered serious, he's a candidate to miss next week's game. Williams played significant snaps in his stead, with eight carries for 59 yards and a score and along with two catches. The experienced former Chief could be a spot starter for at least a week and possibly longer.

Seth Trachtman is a fantasy sports expert and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan. He doesn't often Tweet, but when he does, you can find him on Twitter @sethroto.

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