Which fantasy stars saved or sunk your team this week? Check out these heroes and villains of Week 2.Week 2 in the fantasy football world did not provide a truly stellar performance like we saw from Peyton Manning last week, but there were a lot of reliable familiar faces that came up big. Certain players also continued to disappoint. If you are 0-2 in your league, Week 3 now becomes vital. An 0-3 start to the season means it's almost time to start hitting the panic button.
HeroesAaron Rodgers: 35 Fantasy Points In an almost flawless performance, Rodgers showed why he is the best QB in the game. Rodgers won the game for Green Bay on the back of completing 34 of 42 attempts for 480 yards and four touchdowns. The game was pretty much over by half time. Marshawn Lynch: 30 Fantasy Points After a slow first half and an hour delay due to inclement weather, Lynch decided to wake up and go all "Beast Mode" on the 49ers. 28 rushing attempts garnered 98 yards and two touchdowns and he also chimed in with three receptions for 37 yards and a receiving touchdown. Philip Rivers: 29 Fantasy Points Credit where credit is due. Rivers turned back the clock with a vintage performance. He completed 36-of-47 attempts for 419 yards and three touchdowns to lead San Diego to a road win over the Eagles. Which leads me to my next hero.... Eddie Royal: 27 Fantasy Points Possibly the beneficiary of Malcom Floyd's injury, but Rivers seemed to target Royal a lot more on Sunday. Seven receptions for 90 yards and three receiving touchdowns, bodes well for the rest of 2013. DeSean Jackson: 25 Fantasy Points Another who seems to be returning to form after a couple of barren seasons. Jackson seems to be thriving under Chip Kelly's new high octane offense. His nine receptions for 193 yards and a receiving touchdown were still not enough for Eagles to register a win in their home opener.
VillainsRoddy White: 2 Fantasy Points So far in 2013, Roddy White has been disappointing. After a one-point performance last week, he followed it up by rewarding his fantasy owners with two points. Granted he has been hampered by a high ankle sprain, however, it seems Matt Ryan is targeting Julio Jones and Harry Douglas more often. Ray Rice: 1 Fantasy Point Another player struck down by injury in Week 2, but his production prior was quite average. A lot of fantasy owners would have invested first round draft picks on Rice and so far they haven't been rewarded. 36 yards rushing from 13 carries and nine receiving yards was coupled with a lost fumble. Colin Kaepernick: 5 Fantasy Points An unusually bad performance from a quarterback who has had an excellent start to his career as a starter. That sums up Kaepernick's Sunday night. Seattle's defence rattled the 49ers QB. Completing less than 50% of his passes for 127 yards and no touchdowns. Throw in three interceptions and a lost fumble and we are talking Blaine Gabbert numbers. Jason Witten: 1 Fantasy point Following an excellent Week 1 performance with 19 Fantasy points from eight catches , two for touchdowns, Witten laid an egg against Kansas City. He collected three receptions for 12 yards. New York Giants D/ST: -4 Fantasy Points For a team that prides itself on its defensive line, the New York Giants defense once again leaked points. Denver scored at will in the second half of Sunday's game. This porous defense has now conceded 77 points in two games thus far. - There were other standout performances on Sunday that are worth a mention. With Jimmy Graham, Dez Bryant and James Jones all having great games in Week 2. Did any of these players lead you to victory or are you starting to panic with an 0-2 record?