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Fantasy Football Week 1 Automated Insights Recap

12 team half ppr Yahoo league - 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 W/R/T, 1 K, 1 DST

Rookie wide receivers made a splash in Week 1 with Ravens WR Marquise Brown going off for 147 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins.

Redskins WR Terry McLaurin caught five passes for 125 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Both are top waiver wire adds in Fantasy Football as we enter Week 2.

Seahawks D.K. Metcalf and Dolphins Preston Williams caught touchdown passes, while Titans rookie A.J. Brown caught three passes for 100 yards. Even Myles Boykin joined in on the blowout in Miami catching his only target in the end zone.

It wasn't just the rookie WRs that had good days.

Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs scored two touchdowns with over 100 yards from scrimmage. He is the first rookie to do that since LaDainian Tomlinson!
Some of the other rookie backs, like David Montgomery and Miles Sanders, disappointed in their NFL debuts.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson caught six of his nine targets for a team-high 131 receiving yards and a touchdown. He finished as the number two tight end in Week 1, behind Evan Engram.

Christian McCaffrey made his case for being the first pick in Fantasy drafts catching 10 passes for 81 yards and rushing for 128 yards and two scores.

Dalvin Cook rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons in a game that saw Vikings QB Kirk Cousins attempt just 10 passes!

Despite being 91% owned in Yahoo, Sammy Watkins was started in just 35% of leagues. He caught three touchdown passes against the Jaguars secondary.
John Ross went off against the Seattle Seahawks scoring twice on seven catches (12 targets) for 158 yards.

Phillip Dorsett also caught two touchdown passes but with Antonio Brown playing next week is not worth adding via waivers.

Danny Amendola led the Lions in targets and will once again be one of the toughest players to own in Fantasy because of his injury history.

Ravens TE Mark Andrews caught eight passes for 108 yards and a touchdown. He was a late round target in Fantasy drafts.

Injuries to Nick Foles, Derrius Guice and Tyreek Hill are the story lines surrounding Week 2 Waivers.

Fantasy Football Week 1 Automated Insights Recap
  • Dak Prescott recorded 33.4 points, the top overall score for a signal-caller this week. Prescott had a 28-yard touchdown pass (Blake Jarwin), a 25-yard touchdown pass (Randall Cobb) and a 21-yard touchdown pass (Amari Cooper)
  • Russell Wilson had a 44-yard touchdown pass (Tyler Lockett) and a 42-yard pass (DK Metcalf)
  • Carson Wentz had a 53-yard touchdown pass (DeSean Jackson) and a 51-yard touchdown pass (Jackson) recording the fourth-best score for a quarterback this week (25.02 points)
  • Patrick Mahomes had a 68-yard touchdown pass (Sammy Watkins) and a 49-yard touchdown pass (Watkins). Mahomes passed for 378 yards and 3 touchdowns for 27.32 points
  • Deshaun Watson had a 37-yard touchdown pass (Kenny Stills) and a 21-yard touchdown run
  • Austin Ekeler racked up 154 yards from scrimmage and scored 3 touchdowns as the Chargers beat the Colts 30-24. In doing so, he put up 36.4 points and more-than-doubled his scoring projection. Ekeler had a 55-yard touchdown catch
  • Derrick Henry scored 28.4 points, the third-highest score for a RB this week with a 75-yard touchdown catch
  • David Johnson racked up 137 yards from scrimmage and caught a 27-yard touchdown pass (22.7 points)
  • Le'Veon Bell racked up 92 yards from scrimmage and caught a touchdown pass (20.2 points)
  • Marlon Mack had a 63-yard touchdown run
  • Saquon Barkley had a 59-yard run
  • DeSean Jackson scored 31.4 points against the Redskins in Week 1 to more-than-triple his 9.14-point projection. He caught 8 passes for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns for 31.4 points
  • Taking on the Redskins in Week 1, Alshon Jeffery caught 5 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. In doing so, he put up 19.6 points and scored 81.3% higher than his scoring projection
  • DeAndre Hopkins recorded 27.1 points, the second-best score for a WR this week
  • Larry Fitzgerald had a 45-yard catch and a 41-yard catch
  • Josh Gordon had a 20-yard touchdown catch and a 44-yard catch
  • Adam Thielen had a 23-yard touchdown catch
  • Will Fuller made the highlight reel with a 54-yard catch
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a 47-yard catch
  • James Washington had a 45-yard catch
  • Delanie Walker (5 Rec, 55 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs) scored 20 points in a 43-13 win over the Browns in Week 1. His scoring output more-than-doubled his 8.31-point projection
  • Projected to score 10.25 points, Evan Engram more-than-doubled that amount by scoring 23.1 points as the Giants lost to the Cowboys 35-17. He caught 11 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown
  • Travis Kelce had a 42-yard catch and a 41-yard catch
  • Projected to score 6.92 points, the Vikings defense more-than-doubled that amount by scoring 16 points in a 28-12 win over the Falcons. They allowed only 12 points, surrendered 345 yards, and forced 3 turnovers. In Week 2, the Vikings will battle the Packers