Hello, and welcome to Week 2 of the NFL season. Today I will be diving into the Top 12 Wide Receiver Plays for Week 2. I will be looking at quarterback, skill, matchup, and possible game flow to determine to top 12 plays. Let’s jump in!
Top 12 Wide Receiver Plays for Week 2
1Davante Adams, GB vs DET (MNF)
Enough has been said about the Packers game against the Saints in Week 1. Davante Adams had 5 catches for 56 yards in that game. When Aaron Rodgers looks to get back on track, he looks to his favorite receiver in Davante Adams. Who better for the Packers to face in Week 2 than the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football?
2DeAndre Hopkins, ARI vs MIN
This DeAndre Hopkins guy is really good. Hopkins has been quarterback Kyler Murray’s favorite target since he arrived from the Houston Texans, as only one time has Hopkins had less than 7 targets in a game in that span. He had 8 receptions for 83 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Titans.
3Keenan Allen, LAC vs DAL
Keenan Allen had 13 targets for 9 receptions and 100 yards against the Washington Football team in Week 1. Since second-year quarterback Justin Herbert has taken over, Allen has had 7 or more targets in all but two games he has played. Keenan Allen and the Chargers will host the Dallas Cowboys and their poor secondary in Week 2.
4Stefon Diggs, BUF at MIA
Stefon Diggs had 13 targets for 9 receptions for 69 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Diggs and the Bills will be “taking their talent to South Beach” to face the Miami Dolphins in a Week 2 matchup. Since the start of the 2020 season, the fewest targets Stefon Diggs received from Bills quarterback Josh Allen in a game was 6 times. Looks for Diggs to have another big game on Sunday.
5Tyreek Hill, KC at BAL (SNF)
Tyreek Hill was targeted 15 times against the Cleveland Browns. He turned those targets into 11 receptions for 197 yards and 1 touchdown. The Chiefs head to Baltimore to face the Ravens in primetime on Sunday. The Ravens secondary is a little banged up and gave up a lot of passing yards to Derek Carr and the Raiders. Look for Hill to have another big game.
6Mike Evans, TB vs ATL
Mike Evans had a disappointing season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. He had just 3 receptions for 24 yards. Meanwhile, he saw three of his teammates surpass the 90-yard mark and score at least 1 touchdown. Look for Tom Brady to get Mike Evans involved early and for Evans to have a bounce-back game versus the Falcons and their bad pass defense on Sunday.
7Amari Cooper, DAL at LAC
I’m sure no one was happier to see Dak Prescott under center for the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener. Cooper was targeted 17 times and caught 13 passes for 139 yards and 2 scores. The Cowboys will be headed to Los Angeles to face the Chargers on Sunday. They will also be without Michael Gallup, one of their top receivers. Dak could be looking to Cooper more because of this.
8Adam Thielen, MIN at ARI
For the Vikings, Justin Jefferson gets most of the attention, and rightfully so. However, Adam Thielen is the receiver that Kirk Cousins looks to in the red zone. Against the Bengals, Thielen had 9 receptions for 92 yards and 2 scores. There isn’t much depth in Minnesota after Thielen, Jefferson, and running back Dalvin Cook, so I would expect Thielen to have another solid game in Week 2.
9Allen Robinson, CHI vs CIN
Allen Robinson seems to succeed regardless of who his quarterback is. In his first game with Andy Dalton, he caught 6 passes for 35 yards against the Rams. The Bears will be in Chicago for a Week 2 matchup against the Bengals–a team who does not have as good of a defense as the Rams. Andy Dalton will be looking for Allen Robinson to help him beat his old team.
10Calvin Ridley, ATL at TB
Calvin Ridley is the number one receiver in Atlanta with Julio Jones traded to Tennessee. In Week 1, Ridley secured 5 passes for 51 yards in a losing effort against the Eagles. Look for Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley to bounce back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, as Tampa gave up over 400 yards and 3 touchdowns passing in Week 1.
11Cooper Kupp, LAR at IND
It looks as if Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp are on the same page after their game against the Bears. Kupp caught 7 passes for 108 yards and 1 score in the Week 1 victory. In Week 2, the Los Angeles Rams will travel to Indianapolis and face a Colts defense that gave up 254 yards and 4 touchdowns in the air.
12DK Metcalf, SEA vs TEN
In Week 1, DK Metcalf had 4 receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Lockett ended the week with 4 catches for 100 yards and 2 scores. Last season it felt like after Lockett had a big game, Metcalf would have one the following week. That, plus the fact that the Seahawks face the Titans’ pass defense in Week 2, makes me believe DK Metcalf will be a top 12 wide receiver play for Week 2.
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