Fantasy Football Week 2 Preview

By CJ Rogers 9/19/2015


Bounce Back Performer


Adrian Peterson: Adrian Peterson was hoping for a much better performance on his return to the NFL Monday night compared to his 31 rushing yards on 10 carries. The Vikings’ running back also caught 3 catches for 21 yards but still was not a benefactor in the offense. The 49ers’ defense, that lost some big names this offseason to injury and off field issues, man handled Peterson in his debut back to the NFL. The running back that once ran for 2,000 yards in a season was unrecognizable from the shotgun set last Monday night. Rust was expected of Peterson, as he only played one game last season due to his alleged abusive behaviors towards his son. Peterson will be playing with a vengeance Week 2 as he looks to get back on track to his old AP ways. It was Norv Turner’s, the Vikings’ new offensive coordinator, first game with the team, but Peterson doesn’t blame him of his poor performance Monday, as he stated at a press conference, “I have a lot of trust in coach Turner.”  Peterson will be playing with a chip on his shoulder going into Sunday’s game against the Suh-less Lions.


Week Two Surprise Performers


Ameer Abdullah: Ameer Abdullah was the 54th overall pick in the draft for the Lions as they were trying to add speed and agility to the running back position. Abdullah has an abundance of that as he set records for most rushing yards in Nebraska history. Abdullah started behind the injury prone Joique Bell in the depth chart, but Bell’s injury history had him fall to the fast paced rookie. Abdullah’s (7) carries exceeded Bell’s (6) but on the ground isn’t the only place Ameer could hurt you. He caught 4 catches on 44 receiving yards, potentially playing a large role in the short screen game. Abdullah is playing the Vikings’ defense who let up a substantial amount of rushing yards (168) to Carlos Hyde of the 49ers on top of his two rushing touchdowns. Abdullah should be looking to take advantage of the already crippled Vikings’ defense on Sunday.


Terrance Williams: With the major injury to wide out Dez Bryant someone is looking to pick up his production, and Terrance Williams could be that guy. Besides Jason Witten, Williams is the wide receiver with the most chemistry alongside Tony Romo as his touchdown totals hit a career high last year (8).Williams got targets (64) as Dez was on the field every game last year. This makes Williams more of an asset now that Bryant is gone with a foot injury that may last up to 6 weeks.Terrance Williams is still available in 21% of fantasy leagues as he could be a solid FLEX or WR2 option over the next few weeks.


Ryan Tannehill:  Ryan Tannehill is looking to lead the struggling Dolphins offense that has been having trouble scoring the ball primarily in the red zone. Although a poor performance week one in offense regarding touchdown production, the Dolphins and Tannehill have a lot of upside. Tannehill’s touchdown to interception ratio has improved every year since he has been in the league starting his rookie year at 12-13 ratio compared to last year, 27-12. Last week Tannehill went 22-34 for 226 yards and a touchdown; look for him to continue to have a high completion percentage all year. With the major additions to the offense in Jordan Cameron, the big red zone target, and Kenny Stills, the speedy deep ball threat, look for the Dolphins’ red zone production to increase significantly this year compared to last.

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