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Wally’s World – Week 2

There is still a pair of games to be played on Monday night but what a start to the season we have had so far.

Did I mention that I wish there were doubleheaders every Monday night? I would love to see that and get rid of the Thursday night games all season long. [Editor’s Question: Wally, why can’t we have doubleheaders every Monday and still keep the Thursday Night game?]

Speaking of Thursday night.

Maybe DeAngelo Williams isn’t as far over the hill as some folks thought. Of course, he goes right back to fantasy benches as soon as Le’Veon Bell comes off of his suspension.

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Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams.

If Rob Gronkowski stays healthy and plays all 16 games then I think some records are going to be broken. The Steelers had no answer for ‘Gronk’ and I’m thinking few teams do.

That resounding “thud” we heard was C.J. Anderson’s week one performance. Ouch.

Let’s back off the ledge folks, as it is only week one.

That other “thud” was the hit that ended Luke Kuechly’s week. That was a brutal looking concussion (not that there are any that aren’t, really) and here’s hoping Kuechly is back playing soon.

I bet there are plenty of good seats available on the Josh Hill bandwagon these days. Remember when he was going to be ‘the guy’ after Jimmy Graham was traded?

Hill saw as many targets today as I did and I was roaming the streets of Chicago. [Editor’s Note: I live in Chicago, and I’m glad that I stayed in to watch the games if Wally was roaming the streets.]

Well done Marcus Mariota. Well done indeed.

Not a bad way to start a career and a date with the hapless Browns next week to boot.

It was a rough day for speedy wide receivers as both DeSean Jackson and T.Y. Hilton suffered injuries that may cost them a couple of games.

The waiver wire will be red hot directly out of the gate trying to find replacements for Jackson and Hilton.

For my money, I like Donte Moncrief and Jordan Reed to benefit the most if both wideouts miss significant time.

Who says you can’t go home again? Not James Jones after his first game back as a member of the Green Bay Packers.

How happy do we think he is to be out of Oakland?

Speaking of Oakland…no actually let’s not speak of Oakland. That game was ugly.

Hate to see Terrell Suggs (Achilles) go down for the season. “T-Sizzle” always makes games more interesting and exciting to watch. [Editor’s Note: Could Suggs’ injury be karma for going after Eagles QB Sam Bradford‘s knees during a meaningless preseason game?]

Is there a single person that is surprised that Brian Hoyer was pulled in favor of Ryan Mallett? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

So, the St. Louis Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks, eh?

I’m guessing Kam Chancellor has a wry smirk on his face somewhere in the great northwest.

After banging the Frank Gore and Andre Johnson drums all offseason, I need to take a moment and wipe some egg off my face. [Editor’s Note: I did get burned in DFS by using Andre.]

It’s still early and I actually still like both quite a bit.

I bad-mouthed Bishop Sankey all offseason and am now admitting he actually looked good this week. Real good.

Hey! Johnny Manziel threw a touchdown pass.

Hey! Manziel also turned the ball over three times. That’s just “Johnny being Johnny.”

About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin