New York Jets running back Breece Hall (20) is tackled by Miami Dolphins cornerback Nik Needham (40) during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NFL Fantasy Booms and Busts Week 2

Week 2 of the NFL season has concluded and so have fantasy football matchups. This week featured plenty of players boom and others bust. Some players even rebounded from disappointing Week 1 performances.


Kyren Williams – Through two weeks, Williams is the No. 2 running back in all of fantasy football. He shared the load with Cam Akers in Week 1, scoring 17.4 points in single points per reception (PPR) leagues. He got the start in Week 2 and received the entire workload with Akers inactive. Against the 49ers, Williams totaled 52 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Additionally, he added 48 yards and one touchdown on six receptions in the air. In total, he notched 28 fantasy points, which was second for running backs.

Next Matchup: Cincinnati Bengals (0-2)

Nico Collins – The Texans receiver scored 14 points in Week 1 but exploded onto the scene in Week 2, scoring 27.6 points. He caught seven passes on nine targets for 146 yards and one touchdown against the Colts. His 41.6 points label him as the sixth-ranked fantasy wide receiver so far on the year. The relationship he has with rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud continues to grow and so does his workload.

Next Matchup: Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1)

Keenan Allen – Allen isn’t new to anyone, but his performance in Week 2 was phenomenal. He led all receivers in Week 2 with 31.1 points. Stats wise, he caught eight passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns. He is currently the No. 5 fantasy wide receiver on the season.

Next Matchup: Minnesota Vikings (0-2)


Breece Hall – Week 2 was frustrating for Breece Hall and his fantasy owners. He only received four carries for nine yards and caught zero passes on two targets. This earned him 0.9 points for the week, while he scored 15.7 in Week 1.

Next Matchup: New England Patriots (0-2)

A.J. Brown – While DeVonta Smith shined on Thursday night, A.J. Brown didn’t. The star receiver caught four passes for just 29 yards, earning 6.9 points on the week.

Next Matchup: Tampa Bay (2-0)

Calvin Ridley – After a burst back onto the scene in Week 1, Calvin Ridley fell back to earth in Week 2 against the Chiefs. He caught two passes on eight targets for 32 yards and earned 5.2 points.

Next Matchup: Houston Texans (0-2)

Rebound of the Week

Tee HigginsIn Week 1, Higgins failed to catch a pass on eight targets. In Week 2, he bounced back with 89 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions. Those numbers gave him 28.9 points in single PPR, which finished top 5 among receivers for the week.

Next Matchup – Los Angeles Rams (1-1)

About Josiah Caswell

Class of 2026 at the University of Florida. Majoring in Journalism on the sports & media track.

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