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The Monday Take Away: Week 2

By: Prop Bet Fantasy Staff

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Derek Carr: is the real deal. After two hard fought wins in just six days it's safe to say Carr is a legitimate QB for both the Raiders and fantasy. Carr needs to be moved a top the QB2's moving forward. The Raiders schedule becomes more favorable in the coming weeks, so if you need QB help (Matt Ryan Owners) it's time to get Carr rostered Now.

Cooper Kupp: is the clear #1 target in this Matthew Stafford led Rams passing attack. For two weeks in a row Kupp has dominated this teams target share, seeing ten in week one and eleven this past week. He has compiled a ridiculous 16 catches for 271 receiving yards and three touchdowns to start this 2021 season.

Najee Harris: is not a RB1 for fantasy. Despite an entire offseason of hype, due largely to a projected favorable strength of schedule to start the season, Harris finds himself as an RB2 for fantasy. The Steelers putrid offensive line coupled with a washed Ben Roethlisberger hurt the upside of the rookie workhorse. The only saving grace for Harris and his fantasy value is his massive snap share and involvement in the passing game.

Courtland Sutton: reclaims his ALPHA role in this passing attack with Jeudy sidelined. Patrick was the one to score the TD (Again), but it was Sutton who took this game over, catching 9 of 12 targets for 159 yards. It appears that he and Teddy, who has looked great under center, have finally developed some good chemistry. Sutton can be looked at as a solid WR2 with WR1 upside moving forward. With a date at home against the Jets coming up next, WR1 territory is likely.

Miles Sanders: despite underwhelming in week two, is still firmly a top the fantasy RB2 tier. Hurts at QB certainly caps his TD upside inside the red zone, due to his rushing ability, but it also helps Sanders by opening up big lanes to run through. Sanders is involved in the passing game, and even though Gainwell has looked good and will likely see an increased role, Sanders still should be on the right side (60% touch share) of this pretty good Philly rushing attack.

Mike Williams: is for REAL. It is time to buy into the fact that Williams is going to be used more than just a deep threat in this new look Charger offense. Through two weeks Williams is averaging eleven targets - seven and a half receptions- eighty six and half yards-one touchdown per game. Fingers crossed he can stay healthy all season, because he is firmly in that high end WR2 conversation in this concentrated Charger passing attack.

Jonathan Taylor: will be just fine. It was a tough matchup against a very good Rams front seven. Taylor still saw the majority of the snaps and will look to get back on track in a plus matchup against the division rival Titans. Taylor can still be viewed as a backend RB1/High end RB2 for fantasy moving forward.

Cordarrelle Patterson: is the Falcons RB to own. Yes Mike Davis saw four more touches in this game than Patterson, but Patterson was able to do more with his twelve touches. Patterson looked explosive with his receiving plays on his way to two touchdowns on the day, one via the ground. Patterson now can be considered a must add in all fantasy formats, but if you were paying attention to our waiver article last week, you already have him rostered right?

James White: appears to be poised to be a consistent flex player for PPR fantasy this season. It appears his role with the rookie Jones under center has returned similar value to what he had with Tom Brady under center. Through two weeks White has seen six receptions each week in both a contested and blow out games meaning his floor is relatively safe at that 10 fantasy points mark.

Kyler Murray: is fantasy's leader for MVP as well as the NFL's. Through two weeks Murray as looked unstoppable as a passer and as a rusher. If the Cardinals keep stacking wins and Murray stays healthy the sky is the limit for the young superstar QB.

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