The Standouts Week 2

The Standouts is a weekly article put out by The Fantasy Bye Week. This article will focus on five standout performances from the week in fantasy, and will include an analysis of  how repeatable the performance is.

 By Cody Austin 09/18/2019


Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs:


Another Chief’s receiver going off, shocker. 6 grabs on 6 targets for 172 yards and 2 touchdowns. He needs to be rostered, but I have some worries. His first two years in the league he had 212 yards and 288 yards, and he didn’t top 40 targets in either season. I know Tyrek Hill played both of those seasons, but Sammy Watkins has had enough injuries that there were opportunities at various times, and he never capitalized. On the season Watkins has 24 targets, Robinson 8 and Hardman 7, so temper expectations until we are sure he is a focal point of this offense.

Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions:

Have a game, big man. 8 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown, and he almost had another one. TJ Hockenson (AKA Baby Hawk) and Danny Amendola coming back to earth after a huge week 1 freed up the extra work for Golladay. There is some variability here depending on who Stafford targets in a given week, but I think you will see more games like this than what we saw in week 1 for Golladay.

Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings:


20 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown isn’t a bad follow-up to the 111 yards and 2 tds that he put up in week 1. Dalvin is on an absolute tear so far this season, and based on Minnesota’s clear dedication to the run it won’t be stopping any time soon. If health is on Dalvin’s side, which it has not been historically, he has a great chance of finishing the year as a top 5 running back.

Sony Michel, New England Patriots:


The workload is the big story here. 21 carries is absolutely wild. There are a ton of stats that say Sony has not been that great of an NFL running back, including being towards the bottom of the league is broken tackles per carry in his career. But, if New England is just going to blow everyone out and give the ball to Sony 20 times a game he is going to be just fine.

Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers:


Somebody found the fountain of youth. At 34 years old and coming off of two injury riddled seasons Olsen trotted out there and caught 6 balls for 100 yards. Cam has had his struggles early this season and Olsen is his safety blanket. If these offensive struggles continue then Olsen will continue to be very involved.