The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 2 Washington Commanders at Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon game.
|29.03%||5||Opp. Rush %||54.17%||29|
|70.97%||28||Opp. Pass %||45.83%||4|
- Amon-Ra St. Brown now has eight or more receptions in seven consecutive games, one short of the all-time record held by Michael Thomas in 2019 and Antonio Brown in 2014.
- St. Brown has a touchdown grab in five straight games played, the longest such streak for a Detroit player since Calvin Johnson in 2011.
- The team record is six straight games, set by Herman Moore in 1994 and Leon Hart in 1951.
- Carson Wentz was blitzed 13 times in Week 1, but was pressured on only two of those dropbacks, completing 8-of-13 passes for 115 yards (8.8 Y/A).
- Detroit sent six or more defenders on a league-high 18.2% of dropbacks in Week 1.
- The Lions played man coverage on a league-high 54.2% of pass plays in Week 1.
- They allowed 10.1 yards per pass play in man (26th). In zone, they allowed 5.2 yards per pass play (ninth).
Trust = spike production for that player
Carson Wentz (TRUST): Wentz had a great layout in Week 1 and I wish I had been more bullish on him. In six games against bottom-10 pass defenses in 2021, he completed 66.4% of his passes for 7.8 Y/A and 236.7 yards per game as opposed to a 60.5% completion rate, 5.8 Y/A, and 194.8 yards per game otherwise.
Facing the Jaguars in Week 1, Wentz completed 27-of-41 passes for 313 yards and four touchdowns. Sure, he provided a few Wentzian moments to keep us honest with two picks, but Wentz closed the week as the QB3 (27.7 points).
Wentz now follows that matchup up with a Lions defense that picked up where they left off a year ago.
In 2021, Detroit was 22nd in completion rate allowed (66.1%), 31st in yards allowed per pass attempt (8.0 Y/A), and 31st in touchdown rate allowed (5.7%) to opposing passers.
In Week 1, they were bailed out by not allowing a touchdown pass but allowed 7.6 yards per attempt (19th) to Jalen Hurts and 13.5 yards per completion (30th). Wentz is the top streamer in Week 2 in leagues where Derek Carr is unavailable.
Jared Goff: It wasn’t pretty, but Goff was able to use a pass-heavy game script to work for him as he turned in a QB17 (15.5 points) scoring week. Goff completed 21-of-37 passes for just 215 yards (5.8 Y/A) but threw a pair of scores in the loss to the Eagles.
Goff has not shown much upside in Detroit to threaten streaming status in 1QB leagues, but he does have a solid layout here as a QB2 option. Detroit is sitting on a solid team total at home, facing a Washington defense that appears to still be leaky against the pass. Trevor Lawrence missed throws regularly last week, but they still allowed 11.5 yards per completion (18th) and were 22nd in passing yards allowed in Week 1.