Fantasy Football Week 2 Stream Team: Jameis Winston, Cole Beasley, and More

Fantasy Football Week 2

What a first week of football. The Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders capped it off with an epic game on Monday Night Football. Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues or less. This group of players is basically a dream stream team. For reference, the threshold used for Wins and Losses in this article will be if the quarterbacks can score at least 17 points, if the tight ends can score at least eight PPR points, and if the rest can score at least 10 PPR points.  Here is the fantasy football Week 2 stream team.

Fantasy Football Week 2 Stream Team: Jameis Winston, Cole Beasley, and Others

Week 1 Recap

Quarterback

  • Zach Wilson (NYJ) @ CAR – 19.32 points – W
  • Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) @ DET – 17.76 points – W
  • Jameis Winston (NO) v GB – 29.62 points – W
  • Totals – Week: 3-0 / Year: 3-0

Running Back

  • Giovani Bernard (TB) v DAL – 3.20 points – L
  • Tevin Coleman (NYJ) @ CAR – 2.40 points – L
  • Ty’Son Williams (BAL) @ LV – 18.40 points – W
  • Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 1-2

Wide Receiver

  • Jakobi Meyers (NE) v MIA – 10.40 points – W
  • Russell Gage (ATL) v PHI – 0.0 points – L
  • Christian Kirk (ARI) @ TEN – 24.00 points – W
  • Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 2-1

Tight End

  • Austin Hooper (CLE) @ KC – 5.70 points – L
  • Zach Ertz (PHI) @ ATL – 5.40 points – L
  • Blake Jarwin (DAL) @ TB – 5.00 points – L
  • Totals – Week: 0-3 / Year: 0-3
  • Grand Totals – Week: 6-6 / Year: 6-6

 

Week 2 Stream Team

Quarterback – Jameis Winston (NO – 43%) @ CAR

It’s been a little while but fantasy managers have Jameis Winston back in their lives. Boy oh boy is it a glorious feeling. This version of Winston looked slightly different though. He was still throwing touchdowns but the accompanying interceptions weren’t there. Imagine a world where Winston is slinging the rock and actually not turning it over. His opening week couldn’t have gone much better. Winston finished with 148 yards passing and five touchdowns. He also added 37 yards on the ground. This week he gets to take on the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers just allowed a solid debut to rookie Zach Wilson. Winston shouldn’t have many issues putting up another nice game in Week 2.

Honorable Mentions – Ben Roethlisberger (PIT – 39%) v LV, Teddy Bridgewater (DEN – 11%) @ JAX

Running Back – Eli Mitchell (SF – 7%) @ PHI

The artist also known as Elijah Mitchell made a great first impression in Week 1. He’s a sixth-round rookie this year and didn’t really receive much fantasy draft consideration outside of the deepest of leagues. The San Francisco 49ers are notorious for varying their running back usage. He also had Raheem Mostert and fellow rookie Trey Sermon ahead on the depth chart. How quickly things in the NFL change. Sermon was a scratch on gameday and Mostert left early with an injury paving the way for Mitchell to receive the bulk of the carries. He rewarded the coaching staff on his way to 104 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. That was good for 16.40 fantasy points. This week he has a much tougher matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Sermon also seems likely to be active this week and should steal touches too. Even still, Mitchell is still likely to see double-digit touches in a high-powered rushing attack and that’s a player worth playing if running back is an area of need.

Honorable Mentions – James White (NE – 33%) @ NYJ, Mark Ingram (HOU – 19%) @ CLE

Wide Receiver – Cole Beasley (BUF – 45%) @ MIA

Cole Beasley saw 13 targets in Week 1. That was tied for sixth-most in the NFL with Keenan Allen. Sure Josh Allen threw the rock 51 times in Week 1 but the Buffalo Bills were one of the most pass-heavy teams last season and it should be expected the trend will continue this year. He won’t average 51 attempts per game, but opportunities will be ample for the Bills wide receivers. Stefon Diggs is the clear alpha among the pass catchers but after that, it’s up for grabs and Beasley seems to be the next guy more often than not. He likely won’t see another 13 targets this week but anytime you see that much work it can’t be ignored. This week he faces the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins aren’t an outlier defense in either direction so they aren’t a unit to avoid. If wide receiver is an area of need, Beasley should make for a nice streamer in Week 2, especially in full PPR formats.

Honorable Mentions – Sterling Shepard (NYG – 39%) @ WFT, Christian Kirk (ARI – 13%) v MIN

Tight End – Juwan Johnson (NO – 10%) @ CAR

Tight end is always the trickiest position every year. Every year there seem to be a couple of breakout guys but they are always tough to spot and buy into. Could Juwan Johnson be that guy this year? Many people seem to think so as he picked up a lot of buzz late in the preseason. Most of the off-season and early preseason was filled with Adam Trautman hype and then Johnson came on strong late as the supposed “pass-catching” tight end. It’s only been one week but so far the hype was warranted. He only had three targets but he made the most of them as he caught all three for 21 yards and two scores. The New Orleans Saints got a big lead and didn’t need to throw much so it will be interesting to see how many targets he sees in a game where they throw it more. That could happen this week against a decent Panthers team. If tight end is an area of need (which it is for most teams) Johnson seems like a good guy to take a shot on and see if he can continue with good production.

Honorable Mentions – Jared Cook (LAC – 26%) v DAL, Cole Kmet (CHI – 34%) v CIN

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