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Week 2 Fantasy Football Update: Spiller, Foster, Luck Highlight Top Fantasy Performers


Once again, NFL teams are in action. So, therefore, fantasy football is on.

18 NFL teams are in action this morning, meaning there are tons of players fighting for fantasy points. Some have succeeded, like C.J Spiller (again). Others, like Aaron Hernandez, have failed.

It’s actually not Hernandez’s fault that he doesn’t have any fantasy points (at least in my league). He hurt his ankle, and he probably won’t return. People who have him in their fantasy leagues (like me) will have trouble this week, but people who have Spiller will not. Spiller has 105 yards and two touchdowns for the Bills, who lead Kansas City 21-0.

Lots of people thought the Bills were doomed when they were getting blown out by the Jets and lost Fred Jackson, but Spiller has been amazing. He has used his speed and athleticism to pick up lots of rushing yards, and he leads the league with a whopping total of yards (274).

Arian Foster hasn’t gotten all of the carries for the Texans, but he still has decent fantasy stats. Foster has 99 rushing yards and a touchdown, while backup running back Ben Tate has 59 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Trent Richardson has 92 yards rushing, and he broke loose for a 32-yard touchdown run. Richardson has used his athleticism to break tackles and put up nice stats.

Reggie Bush didn’t do much in the first half, but he’s been amazing in the second half. Bush has two rushing touchdowns, one on a 65-yard run and another one that you’re sure to see on SportsCenter. Bush broke a tackle and spun over a defender for a 23-yard touchdown, giving the Dolphins a 14-10 lead. Then, he saw a hole, made a move and won a footrace to the end zone to  increase Miami’s lead to 11 points. Bush has 129 rushing yards, and his team still leads 21-10.

Two quarterbacks who probably aren’t starting for any team in your league are having great games. They are Carson Palmer and Andrew Luck, and both are bouncing back from terrible opening-week performances. Palmer has a passing touchdown and 284 yards (he is 17-for-33), while Luck has completed 14 of 23 passes for two touchdowns and 164 yards.

Luck seems much more confident this week than he did last week, and he has stepped up in the pocket to make accurate, hard throws. He threw a bullet to Dwayne Allen for a touchdown (and he fit the ball into a very tight window). And, he lobbed a pass to Reggie Wayne for a score to make it 17-6. The Colts currently lead the Vikings 20-6.

Eli Manning is a better quarterbackthan Eric Wright, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at his stats today. Manning hit Hakeem Nicks for a touchdown, and he has 215 passing yards, but he has been intercepted three times. Eric Wright returned the most recent pick for a touchdown, giving the Buccaneers a 24-13 lead in New York.

Andy Dalton has three passing touchdowns (and an interception), including a perfectly placed deep ball to Brandon Tate. Cam Newton hit Jonathan Stewart on a screen pass for a touchdown, and he has 253 passing yards for the Panthers (and a rushing touchdown). Ryan Fitzpatrick has 178 passing yards for the Bills, and he has two TD passes. The Bills lead the Chiefs 35-3.

Mike Goodson has a 64-yard reception for the Raiders, as he turned a screen pass into a touchdown to help the Raiders lead the Dolphins at halftime. Brandon LaFell has 70 receiving yards, Wayne has 44 receiving yards and a touchdown, Jimmy Graham has 39 receiving yards and a touchdown, Donnie Avery has 75 receiving yards and Victor Cruz has 94 receiving yards.

But, the leading fantasy receivers both come from the Bucs-Giants game. Buccaneer wideout Vincent Jackson. Jackson has 109 receiving yards and a touchdown, helping the Bucs lead the Giants 27-13. Jackson got open and caught a pass with his fingertips for a touchdown, and he has three other deep catches.

Hakeem Nicks, who is still being bothered by a foot injury, has 114 receiving yards and a touchdown. He and Eli Manning are trying to help the Giants rally from a 14-point deficit against the Buccaneers as they try to avoid falling to 0-2. Tampa Bay is looking to improve to 2-0, and Jackson is certainly helping.

There hasn’t been as much fantasy action as we’re used to seeing, but some players (and teams) have been amazing. Houston and Buffalo haven’t allowed any points, Tampa Bay has forced three turnovers and Baltimore has forced three touchdowns (and allowed just seven points), but other than that, defenses haven’t done that much.

Some kickers have been making field goals, though. Stephen Gostkowski has made three field goals, including a 51-yarder, for Tom Brady and the Patriots (who lead the Cardinals 9-6). Garrett Hartley has made two field goals (including a 53-yarder) and an extra point for the Saints, who trail the Panthers 21-13. And Connor Barth has three extra points and two field goals for the Buccaneers, who are looking to hold on against the Giants.

Stay tuned for more updates, and make sure to cheer if you have C.J Spiller on your team. He has 152 total yards and two touchdowns, and it’s the beginning of the third quarter.