Maybe I've been wrong all along on Tyreek Hill. I haven't been a big fan of drafting him in fantasy football drafts based on his targets and quarterback play holding back his opportunities at touchdowns.
But it appears Patrick Mahomes is the real deal and Hill is a dynamic playmaker, who also can do a nifty backflip, as evidenced by one of his touchdown celebrations in week 1. He's not a target hound -- he had eight in week 1 -- but he's a big-play threat who can rack up yards and touchdowns with quarterback able to push the ball down the field. If Mahomes can continue to be that quarterback, which I believe he can, Hill can keep up his top-five ability as a wide receiver.
Hill is a must-start in week 2 against Pittsburgh. For those wide receivers who offer some hesitation, here's the week 2 fantasy football start 'em, sit 'em guide for wide receivers.
Kenny Stills vs. New York Jets
I'm sticking with the Stills bandwagon.
I liked his week 1 matchup, and while the Jets will offer some serious resistance, Stills should still be considered one of the best 24 fantasy wide receivers based on his No. 1 status with the Dolphins. Ryan Tannehill looked decent in week 1 and Stills was the main beneficiary, netting 106 yards and two touchdowns.
I'm not fond of the targets, with only five, but he's pretty much the only receiver worth eyeing in the Dolphins offense. The Jets were stingy against Detroit in week 1, but that was a bit of a deviation from 2017.
New York allowed about a yard per play more through the air last season than it did in week 1 against Detroit. The Jets have a good defense, but it isn't near the unit we saw in week 1. That will change in week 2, so expect Stills to garner the most work of any Dolphins receiver.
Cooper Kupp vs. Arizona Cardinals
Arizona was one of the biggest disappointments in week 1. But the Cardinals did hold down Washington's receiving corps. So should I expect the same in week 2? No.
Kupp garnered nine targets in week 1 against Oakland, scoring 12 fantasy points with one touchdown and 68 total yards. The Rams are going to spread around the ball, so there is some uncertainty, but I liked how Kupp was used in the offense against Oakland.
Los Angeles was making conscious efforts to get Kupp the ball, and that should continue against Arizona.
Don't be fooled by the Cardinals solid fantasy numbers against Washington wide receivers. The Redskins lack a true playmaker in that unit and Alex Smith is legendary for not including wide receivers in the passing game.
Kupp should get some attention this week on fantasy football rosters.
Pierre Garcon vs. Detroit Lions
This play has a lot to do with Marquise Goodwin's health. It appears likely that Goodwin will suit up Sunday, so that makes Garcon an attractive fantasy option.
Someone is going to draw Darius Slay for the majority of week 2. Slay is pretty much all the Lions have in the secondary, so with Goodwin in the lineup, that means Garcon will likely not be Slay's primary assignment. That should open up several opportunities for fantasy scoring.
Even in an impossible matchup in week 1 against Xavier Rhodes, Garcon still attracted six targets. He caught only two of them, but that's to be expected against the Vikings defense. Garcon draws a much friendlier matchup against the Lions, so I anticipate he'll be a solid WR2 candidate, with WR1 upside.
Keelan Cole vs. New England Patriots
Blake Bortles looks like Blake Bortles again. That's a major problem for anyone daring to start any players in their fantasy lineup on the Jaguars, minus Leonard Fournette.
Cole is the primary receiver for the Jaguars, and after one quarter in week 1, it looked like he may able to produce. But then the Jaguars went into shutdown mode, forcing Cole to the spectator role for the majority of the game.
With a weak receiving corps, Cole is likely to generate the majority of the targets in the Jaguars offense. However, with such a good defense and an offensive approach that borders on 1920s-style football, it's difficult to trust Cole. New England looked good in week 1 against the pass, so I expect that to continue once again in week 2 against a bad Jaguars pass offense.
Amari Cooper vs. Denver Broncos
Cooper is one of the most confusing wide receivers I've seen in recent memory.
Usually when wide receivers dominate the NFL in their first two seasons, barring a major injury, they keep piling up solid numbers. Cooper has regressed to the point where he's not even noticeable on the field anymore for the Raiders.
That's concerning and making me take a wait-and-see approach with the former WR1. Cooper caught just one ball against Los Angeles in week 1 on three targets. It's concerning he had only one catch, but it's much more frightening that he garnered such little attention in the passing game.
Denver didn't play great in week 1 against Seattle and I have some serious questions about the Broncos. However, the front seven looked outstanding against the pass, and wide receivers were targeted just 15 times against the Broncos in week 1. That total ranked fifth-lowest in the NFL.
Cooper needs to prove he belongs in the WR1/2 discussion before you trot him out there on a regular basis.
Robby Anderson vs. Miami Dolphins
Quincy Enunwa deserves more attention than Anderson. Anderson scored on his lone target in week 1 against Detroit, but it was Enunwa, who came back from a season-long injury in 2017, that was the star.
We forgot about Enunwa coming into the season, but in 2016, he was showing promise. He displayed that promise to the tune of 10 targets in week 1, making him a more valuable asset than Anderson.
It's not like Anderson was ever a dominating wide receiver anyway. He was basically the No. 1 receiver by default.
Miami ranked toward the top-10 in allowing the least amount of fantasy points to wide receivers in week 1. The Jets offense is built to support just one wide receiver in fantasy, and that person should be Enunwa.
Scott Levine is the Associate Editor for the Clinton Herald. During his free time, he blogs about fantasy sports and handicaps games. His Against The Chalk blog has earned him back-to-back Iowa Newspaper Association awards for Best Blog. Check out more fantasy football coverage at Against The Chalk.
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