Jalen Richard quietly put together a big day as the change-of-pace back to Marshawn Lynch. Richard posted 109 yards and a score on only eight touches. The high-end efficiency is nothing new for Richard, who averaged 5.9 yards per carry (second best), 2.7 of which came after contact (third), last season. If Lynch goes down, Richard will form a committee with DeAndre Washington, but he’d certainly be a worthwhile flex option in that scenario.
Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans: The Titans-Jacksonville Jaguars game was yet another of those classic fantasy fails, a 37-9 Titans victory in which once fantasy owners checked the box score, they realized that practically none of the Titans’ more prominent names contributed a big score. Henry’s was the one that stood out, as he managed 15.2 PPR fantasy points, the fourth time in his past seven regular-season games that he has scored in double digits, and he out-carried DeMarco Murray (14-6) for the second time in his past three regular-season games. Kudos to those of you in the 1.5 percent of ESPN leagues who were so bold as to start Henry. (Side note: Jonnu Smith, who scored 11.0 PPR fantasy points, was started in 0 percent of leagues.)
Game Kids Gerald Everett Jersey Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears: Though he played on Sunday despite being listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, Howard never got anything going and finished with a miserable 0.7 fantasy points — PPR or non-PPR — on just nine carries. It was easily the worst performance of his 17-game NFL career, and it was of particular concern because his backup, Tarik Cohen, managed another 15 total touches and 12.8 PPR fantasy points. Howard was started in 83.6 percent of ESPN leagues, a rate that is likely to drop in Week 3 with his role beginning to come into question.