Game Vincent Valentine Jersey Game script has limited his carry total so far this season, but Carlos Hyde’s effectiveness has been off the charts. Hyde posted 124 yards on 15 carries in a tough Week 2 matchup at Seattle and is now averaging 7.0 YPC (second highest in the NFL) on 24 attempts through two games. Hyde is also averaging 2.4 yards after contact, which is fifth best at the position. Hyde joins LeSean McCoy with the 12th-most fantasy points among running backs. No back who has yet to score a touchdown has scored more fantasy points than the duo.
Kids Theoren Fleury Jersey Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: That’s two weeks of productive fantasy point totals, as Wentz followed up his fifth-best-among-quarterbacks 18.9 of Week 1 with a career-high 24.8 points on Sunday. He also has back-to-back 300-yard passing efforts, a feat he only accomplished once during his rookie season in 2016 (Weeks 13-14). Wentz faces his toughest test yet in Week 3, battling the New York Giants’ defense, but he has emerged as a clear weekly starter in 2QB formats, and he’s developing into one of the stronger streaming choices in standard leagues — although you’ll probably want to avoid that matchup next week in those.
Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Danny Woodhead’s fill-in had one of the most productive fantasy scores of Week 2, and don’t overlook that Allen paced the Ravens’ backfield with 14 carries to Terrance West’s 8 and Alex Collins’ 7. The result was 21.1 PPR and 16.1 non-PPR fantasy points, both of which were the third-best totals in his career. Yes, game flow probably had something to do with Allen’s rushing usage, but that’s now the second consecutive week that was the case, signaling the team’s interest in keeping West’s workload in check, and West’s 2.8 yards per carry paled in comparison to Allen’s 4.7. Allen might now be one of Week 3’s most-added players — rightfully so — in the 59.3 percent of ESPN leagues in which he remains available.