Panic Week 2

Fantasy Football Panic or Dont Panic 2


Fantasy Football Panic or Dont Panic 2 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

It’s only Week 2 so I truly hope I’m re-tracking my “Panic’ players by Week 3- until then….



MINN Teddy Bridgewater- 384 yards and 1 TD in 2 games- Unfortunately…many 2nd year QBs regress ( and I for one have never liked QBs who have to wear gloves ) I’d rather start NYJ R Fitz over Bridgewater right now

IND Andrew Luck- You have to be panicking after his performance Monday night vs the Jets, and although he will rebound….this is a great reminder for you to WAIT on a QB in fantasy drafts. QBs Luck & Rodgers, after Week 2, are not even in the top 10 of overall QBs.

DEN QB Peyton Manning- Peyton redeemed himself in Week 2, throwing for 256 yards and 3 TDs, but keep in mind that they were playing KC who were torched by the combo of HOU QBs Hoyer & Mallett Week 1- Find a replacement because Peyton is going to wear down fast this season

TB Jameis Winston- He may have looked good to you Week 2….but my mother would look good as a QB vs that N.O. defense- You should be panicking having Winston facing a HOU DEF Week 3


PHIL DeMarco Murray-  I warned back in the summer- In DAL 2014 , the O-Line was so good that your grandmother would have racked up 1000+ yards- Not the case in Philly and he shares the ball with 2 other backs- Panic

WASH Alfred Morris- It’s not that RB Morris has lost anything, it’s that RB Matt Jones is just TOO good not to get touches. ( and when he does, he makes the world take notice) Morris owners should be panicking

DEN C J Anderson- GB QB Aaron Rodgers has out-rushed CJ Anderson- for whatever reason…rarely does the starting RB for the Broncos end up being the starting RB for the Broncos after Week 6

CAR Jonathon Stewart- You can’t start this guy. 17 carries for 62 yards Week 2….18 carries for 56 yards Week 1- Panic and start someone else

DAL Joseph Randle- I liked him a lot prior to Week 1. Since then….Dez is OUT, Rome is OUT and it appears TE Witten may be OUT Week 3. Panic!



Note: 3 of my panic WRs rebounded Week 2 ( Torrey Smith- Malcolm Floyd, Odell Beckham and to a lesser extent DeM Thomas)…and I’d prefer it that way…
Of those that rebounded, the one that still worries me is Torrey Smith who will live and die by the deep pass, and QB C Kaepernick isn’t playing like he can always deliver it

CAR Devin Funchess- Panic time is over for K Benjamin-less Funchess- It’s time to drop him

TB Mike Evans- Zero receptions Week 2. Until you can see some consistency and chemistry between Winston and Evans…I don’t see how you can risk your fantasy week starting him yet

NYG Rueban Randle- What isn’t out this guy that he can keep his “believers” believing in him? I don’t get it and I don’t want him…ever

DET Golden Tate- Fantasy owners beware- QB Stafford is beat up ( & there’s even talk of Stafford sitting a couple games) Combine that with DET’s brutal schedule continuing….home vs Seattle and home vs Arizona

….bonus panic PITT Wheaton- all N.O. WRs


SEA Jimmy Graham- I have warned since the spring that SEA is a running team, and Graham was brought in to block and as an “occasional” red zone target. You can’t trade or drop him, but you can panic

BALT Maxx Williams- The #1 TE drafted in April, I really thought QB Flacco would like him and make Williams a huge part of the BALT offense- Not the case at all



SEA Russell Wilson- On my Don’t Panic List last week and still on it. Seattle was forced to start the season with 2 away games, but Week 3 they are finally home vs the hapless ( and Cutler-less) Chicago Bears

STL Nick Foles- Week 2 Foles recorded a sad 17/32 for 150 yards and only 1 TD, playing away at WASH. He has 3 of his next 5 games in ST L and will get better with his offense


SEA  M Lynch- Seattle has lost their identity, but a cure for that is finally playing at home ( 2 games on the road) vs the Chicago Bears and new CHI QB J Clausen

MIA Lamar Miller- I wrote Week 1….( 13 carries for 53 yards) He had better games in the preseason in only a couple quarters played- Now in Week 2…10 carries for 14 yards- Keyshawn Johnson says …Give Lamar the damn ball

IND Frank Gore-IND should have looked at tape from Week 1 and said  “Never again!”….Instead…Gore looked strong and explosive monday night and only got the ball 8 times in the 1st half and 7 times in 2nd. INBD played TENN and JACK in the next 2 weeks and if they don’t establish the run, fantasy owners should panic


BUFF Sammy Watkins- QB Tyrod Taylor has only been the start for 2 games, so getting comfortable is taking time, but Week 2 was a good sign for Watkins and Tayor- 6 catches for 60 yards and a TD ( and the schedule 4 of the next 5 weeks is favorable

SD Keenan Allen- Zero TDs so far, and a pathetic 2 for 16 yards in Week 2. Although there are a lot of weapons in SD, Allen is still the #1 WR there and the TDs will come

GB Davante Adams- He was huge for the Packers in last year’s playoff run and with WR J Nelson gone for the season, Adams will have big games Rodgers- Don’t Panic yet


IND D Allen- Allen had zero receptions in Week 2 and Indy lost- not because of it, but it contributed- Indy has to get a lot things back on track

CAR Greg Olsen- Caught 6-of-14 targets for 70 yards Week 2- the TDs will come