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Why you should throw Aaron Jones' worries out the window

5 things to worry about

Aaron Jones is still central to the Packers’ offense

the core of my love Aaron Jones In fantasy, this season was all about the idea of ​​him being replaced Davante Adams As a central part of the attack alongside Aaron RogersWeek 1 was an embarrassment for Jones, as he was not a fixture in the passing game. AJ Dillon I took on more jobs than Jones.

Head coach Matt Raffler publicly gave himself a hard time for making it happen. He backed up his words with action in Week 2.

Jones was on the field in 60% of the team’s offensive snaps and touched the ball 18 times. He ranked in the team’s top 3 in Route Run, and the team let him play in space. Jones averaged 10.7 yards per reception after a catch. He found his end his zone twice. Once in the air and once he was on the ground. He averaged 10.8 touch yards against the Bears.

Jones looked exactly like him. The most explosive player on offense.

Aaron Jones played up and down the field in Week 2 and scored a ton of fantasy points. (Photo by Michael Reeves/Getty Images)

He needs to remain a driving force in attack. Well, Dillon is a really good back. He’s a more fluid grinder in the passing game than you might think. He too had a great night with 19 touches and some big plays when both he and Jones were on the field.

Jones has so much juice and is a much more explosive player on offense that lacks those qualities in his receiver corps. I’m sure it will continue. As long as the “reasonable coaching premise” comes to pass, the Aaron Jones week-long stress fest is over.

Garrett Wilson Soars Up the Depth Chart

I’m a huge fan of both Jets’ young wide receivers. Elijah Moore So it was a big target for my fantasy draft this year Garrett Wilson It may take some time to get back on your feet.

So far he doesn’t seem to need it. Rookie Wilson got very promising usage in the second week.

Wilson is Corey Davis Against the Browns, he had a team-high 14 targets for a 32.6% share. He also handled his 44% of the team’s air yards and his five red zone targets, three of which were in the end zone. Wilson took the slot and he took 51.6% of the snaps. This means he duly pushed. Braxton Berrios From aggressive rotation.

Wilson turned this into a score of 102 yards and a pair on eight catches. He’s arrived – and he’s fine.

Moore still ran 93.6% of the routes. Joe Flacco Drop back and brighter days await. But at least there may come a time when the ranking gap between these two players of his begins to fill the rest of the way.

Amon La St. Brown could be a WR1

What’s stopping him from ranking in the top 12 receivers going forward?

Amon La St. Brown is going perfectly fine in two weeks and is a perfect continuation of what he did last year. He runs 91% of his routes. Jared Goff Dropping back in 2022, he has a 33.8% target share and three end zone targets to his name.

Above all: he very good in the game.He earn an income This volume and Lyons have designed a passing game around him. There is no reason to think he will slow down.

If the draft is restarted today, St. Brown is likely to be a second-round pick. That would put him near the top 10 receivers.

Dolphins Receiver Corps

I said it’s the only way this offseason tyreek hill When Jaylen Waddle Both would pay off aggressive ADP Tua Tagovailoa Take a big step or all other Miami pass catchers become irrelevant.

After two weeks, both things look correct.

In a dominant showing in Week 2, Waddle and Hill became the only pair of wideouts in NFL history to each score 170+ yards and two touchdowns in the same game. The duo handled 88% of the air yards and his 64% of the team’s targets combined.

tight end Mike Geschki Perfectly complementing the route and also making a touchdown catch behind the end zone, he got back into the mix. That may have something to do with the comeback game script, but overall, aside from his duo of dynamic receivers, the Dolphins have few of his players consistently in the passing game. .

The second is when you pay respect to Tua. We don’t yet know where he ranks in the pantheon of NFL quarterbacks, but it’s clear that he looks more comfortable than ever with this offense.

He’s good enough to get it done, and the offense is so focused that this Miami duo of receivers is unreal. Wheels of Hill and Waddle.

Allen Robinson is good

Sean McVay said he knew he needed to get Allen Robinson After the nightmare of the first week, more actively involved, he was true to his word.

Robinson was targeted Matthew Stafford The first throw of the day makes it a 15-yard catch. He was also unlucky to secure the first touchdown of the game and another two scores away. Stafford narrowly beat him with another fade route. That was normal.

The Rams then lined up Robinson in the backfield—we love to see it—and threw him the ball for his second touchdown, but due to a medical timeout. Swept away. Robinson was already in the end zone when the whistle blew. he’s never seen it before.

Overall, Robinson was on the field 90.5% of team snaps and drew two end zone targets. He will be a mid to low WR2 with upward touchdowns every week. You can safely ignore the first week.

5 things you don’t care about

Darnell Mooney preseason rankings

The Bears have some talented players with offensive potential, but none seem to come close to a stable fantasy option.

Darnell Mooney I liked that it surfaced as a fantasy element simply for volume. It’s a problem you’ll run into when you expect a man throwing a No. 1 receiver to handle the volume. everytime become someone else.

In two weeks, Mooney achieved 17.9% of the team’s goal. He averages 17.2 airyards per target, but those deep shots are sporadic and too infrequent. Dominating the field is Mooney’s specialty, but he’s not a true full-field No. 1 wideout. Justin Fields I found the timings in the bit receiver like equal st brown Located in the middle area. Again, there could always be someone else.

The field returned to passing just 17 times against Green Bay. I’m not trying to dig a lot of gold in this kind of environment. So if Mooney isn’t going to dominate the Chicago target, he’s going to struggle to be a reliable weekly choice.He’s a good player, but he’s going to go down the rankings for the rest of the season.

Christian Kirk deal

Christian Kirk An amazing free agent deal has consumed a lot of oxygen this offseason.

In two weeks Kirk had a target share of 27% and sucked up 30.7% of Jaguar’s air yards. He lined up for the slot with his 71.6% of the snaps, but was able to win from various placements. He found the end his zone on Sunday his two times, and in his two games in his first with the Jaguars he recorded his 12 catches for 195 yards.

Kirk looks like one of fantasy football’s most valuable players, but he’s also great for the Jaguars in real life.

Jacksonville Jaguars Christian Kirk #13

Christian Kirk is doing great things for the Jaguars. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Not only do we not care about Kirk’s fantasy football deal, it can also be a ridiculous point of discussion. So far, Kirk’s acquisition is a big win for Jacksonville, and the deal doesn’t matter.

Colts judge too early

If it sounds like I’m making excuses for the Colts, so be it. This team shouldn’t be 0-1-1. But they always said he had a slow start to September, oddly losing to the Jaguars, and there’s a reasonable explanation for why it didn’t pan out on Sunday.

The Colts were already a shallow passing team, beating out the two best guys at No. 1 wide receiver. Michael Pittman and an explosive newcomer Alec PearceIt’s hard to say how much Pitman has suffered for this team. He will soon be a consensus top 15 real wide receiver.

Considering those who have to step up and replace him, it’s a big deal that the Colts aren’t keeping Pitman out there. Paris Campbell, Ashton Durin When Michael Strachan. This is a loose group of non-regular full-time players. The Colts look better when they’re not deploying that group.

Another problem with the Colts is that path protection caused some leaks. Matt Ryan at quarterback. When the pressure came on in Week 2, he was the bottom three quarterbacks in the EPA per dropback.

If the offensive line is put together and Pittman is back to health, we’ll probably look back on this as one of the late stretches in September.

Rashod Bateman’s Low Root Percentage

if you were big Rashod Bateman Backer, you’ll love his explosive start to the season. The second-year receiver racked up games in a row monster big play.

Bateman ran a beautiful route Xavien Howard He then took off for a catch-and-run touchdown of 70+ yards in Week 2. He’s perfectly healthy, so he has more energy than at any point in the last two seasons (2020 for him in college and 2021 for him in the NFL). now.

Still, despite that, Bateman’s playing time is going to be a bit of a hand-me-down. He was on and off the field in Week 1. His snap rate was 57% and he was only running 70% of the route. Lamar Jackson’s Week 2 Dropback.

i’m not worried about that. Ravens rotates receivers for specific packages.they seem to like others demarcus robinson In the field of rushdowns and three-tight end sets. I can’t help it; it doesn’t matter.

Bateman is inhalation target when he is on the field. Airyard he was strong through the two games. He looks like he is one of many young star receivers in the league as well as WR2’s high upside every week. He bets on those guys.

Cooper Rush Emphasis

if you ask Seedy rum I’m trying to hit 11 goals every game, cooper rush leaves for Dallas.He won’t have the same caps as in the better ecosystem Dak Prescott We’re at the helm, but things aren’t as bleak as they seemed a week ago.

Lamb dominated the Dallas Air Yards in Week 2 with a 56.7% share. He made a big play, but was also effective in moving the chain on his four downs in the first.he also got a big boost Noah Brown Emerging as a big-time threat on the other side. Brown averaged over 15 air yards per target and got first downs on all five targets. Ram needed someone to stretch his defenses.

Rush looks like a man who can keep a ship afloat. He is now winning his first two games in Dallas. Frankly, the Dallas ecosystem looked much better overall this week than it did in week one. Also, considering the Saints’ offense was wiped out by Tampa Bay, I’m starting to think the Bucks’ defense is really good.

Ram should be able to have a breakthrough season as a legitimate top receiver. It’s not as explosive as we thought it would be, but he still gets there – even if the rush is all at once.