Running backs didn't fare so well during Week 2, with players like Danny Woodhead, Thomas Rawls and Arian Foster all leaving the game with injuries. The biggest of them all, though, was the one suffered by Adrian Peterson, who had to be carried off the field due to a right knee injury. You'll want to sprint to your waiver wire and pick up Peterson's direct backup, Jerrick McKinnon. The third-year pro has averaged 4.9 Yards Per Carry on his career, has shown the ability to catch out of the backfield and has the athleticism to rip off big plays. Matt Asiata is worth a look as the potential goalline back in standard leagues, but make no mistake: McKinnon is the guy you want if Peterson's injury is indeed as serious as it appeared.
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Derek Carr keeps rolling
The Raiders were expected to take a more run-heavy approach this season, but Carr has been airing it out these first two weeks. After carving up New Orleans in Week 1, Carr attempted 45 passes and racked up nearly 300 yards and three scores in the process. Oakland's defense is bad enough to keep Carr throwing, and he has weapons all around him. He looks every bit a QB1 the rest of the way.
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Quarterbacks took a pounding as well
Much of the fantasy focus will be on the starting running backs who went down, but Jimmy Garappolo's sprained shoulder could keep him out until Tom Brady is back from suspension. Jacoby Brissett is in line to start against a tough Houston defense on Thursday, downgrading New England's skill players a bit, and maybe making Rob Gronkowski's return a long-shot. As we've seen in the past, this offense will likely keep chugging along, so don't overreact too much.
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Dez strikes back
After a one-catch performance in the season opener, the Cowboys got Dez Bryant back on track by feeding him relentlessly. Bryant hauled in 7 of his 12 total targets, racking up 102 yards in the process. This performance seems much more in line with what we can expect from Bryant the rest of the year, as the Cowboys will continue to scheme ways to have him avoid shutdown corners and get plenty of targets.
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The Seahawks sputter
At the end of last season, the Seahawks were nearly unstoppable offensively. That hasn't exactly carried over to this year, as this makes two straight terrible offensive efforts in a row. Russell Wilson clearly isn't right and is dealing with an ankle injury, and his main weapons, Doug Baldwin and Thomas Rawls, are also dealing with injuries after this week. At least Week 3 against San Francisco is a nice "get well" present from the NFL.