Klayten’s FaNASTY Hot Takes: Week 2

This is the first installment of my weekly fantasy football column for the Eagle Eye. I have been playing fantasy football for about three years. I enjoy playing and competing in leagues and sharing my NFL knowledge.  Check out my first of many weekly columns with this week’s Starts and Sits.


Irv Smith Jr

Smith is a tight end with no competition for his starting role, but that’s not all. In week 2 Smith plays the Eagles, and last year the Eagles allowed the second most fantasy points to tight ends. The Vikings have a new offensive coordinator, Wes Phillips he coached the rams last year during their Super Bowl run. The Rams were very pass-heavy all season with Wes Phillips. I expect the Vikings will be the same way. He will have a huge role in the red zone offense against the Eagles so expect a decent amount of points out of him.

Cordarrelle Patterson

A lot of people were very skeptical about starting Patterson. He’s 31 years old which is considered old for a running back. Many also questioned his role in the offense, but in week 1 his role was very clear. He has a very high passing upside but in week one we saw more of a rushing upside, running for 120 yards and a touchdown. He plays the Rams this week, who have a good defense but don’t let that shy you away from starting him at flex or RB2.

Trey Lance

He did not shine in the 49ers vs Bears game but that game itself was bad for both teams as it was raining very badly. But expect him to turn it around in week 2, as 49ers play divisional rival Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawk’s defense is not very good, losing Bobby Wagner and Shaquille Griffin. Trey Lance has to perform in this game if they want to win. I expect him to shine because he is a very talented player in a very talented offense.

Jahan Dotson

Dotson eclipsed 18 points last week with 3 receptions for 40 yards and 2 touchdowns. He and Carson Wentz have a very good connection, even though he is only a rookie. The Commanders are set to play the Lions, which the lions let up 38 points last week. This is probably going to be a high-scoring game because both teams’ defenses aren’t good. But just like last game Jahan Dotson will be making plays to help them win. So start him in a WR2 or flex position.


Cam Akers

After coming off an Achilles tear his week 1 role was very sad to see, people who started him in fantasy are very sad with his 0-point performance. It’s only week 1 but we still have no clue what his role is in the offense. So make sure you bench him in week 2 until we see more of a role in this explosive Rams offense. The Rams play the Falcons but I still don’t see him playing more than Darrel Henderson Jr.

Allen Robinson

After a very disappointing year with the Bears. We all had high hopes for Allen Robinson this year. But until we know for sure what his role in the offense will be bench him. He’s talented but there are a lot of mouths to feed on Ram’s offense. So unless you really have to start Allen Robinson bench him. He plays the Falcons in week 2 but honestly, Cooper Kupp will take most of his targets away

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers has a very young receiver core with little chemistry. Seeing Christain Watson drop a wide-open touchdown pass like that makes me wonder if starting Aaron is a good idea. Rodgers is very talented but without any weapons to throw the ball to it will be challenging for him to succeed. The Packers play the Bears who are a divisional rival. The Bear’s defense is very good and is going to shut down the Packer’s young wide receivers leaving Aaron Rodgers to struggle.

Mike Gesicki

With Tyreek being a new addition to the Dolphin’s offense Mike Gesicki’s role is very questionable. Last week he only had 1 target with 1 reception for 1 yard. In week 2 he plays the Ravens, who’s defense has always been solid. The Dolphin’s offense has so many player-makers with Tyreek, Jaylen Waddle, and Chase Edmonds. Until we are sure if Mike Gesicki will constantly play a role in the Dolphin’s offense I suggest benching him for a more reliable tight end.


Dak Prescott thumb: 6 to 8 weeks

Tee Higgins concussion: unknown

Mac Jones’s back: unknown