Its week 2 in the NFL and teams are still trying figure out who they are at this point of the season. There are a lot of great match ups but let me give you my top 3 breakout performers for week 2.
#3 Steve Smith Vs Bills
In Mike Shula’s debut as offensive coordinator for the Panthers he displayed a more d attack which benefited Steve Smith as he was targetd more and collected 6 receptions, 51 yards and a touchdown. As the Panthers take on the Bills this week in Buffalo they meet a team who is thin in the secondary.Stephen Gilmore will be out and Pro bowler Jarius Byrd is uncertain at this point which means more targets for Smith. I expect Steve to have a big day with more explosive plays in week 1 as the Panthers will take more shots down field he will benefit from it.
Projected stats: 7 Receptions 120 Yards 1 Touchdown.
#2 Larry Fitzgerald Vs Lions
Larry Finally has someone who can get him the ball in Carson Palmer. Last Week he had 8 catches for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns. The matchup is simple this week if Carson gets time to throw then Chris Houston is going to have his hands full with Larry. Expect less catches but more explosive plays this week out of #11.
Projected Stats: 6 Catches 110 Yards 2 Touchdowns
#1 Terrelle Pryor Vs Jaguars
Although he threw 2 interceptions against the Colts last week Pryor had his brief flashes of brilliance. He did throw a touchdown and complete 65% of his passes going 19-29. Today I like him against a weak Jacksonville secondary who allowed Alex Smith to do basically whatever he wanted. Pryor in his Raiders debut against a weak opponent will bust out and have a great game.
Projected Stats: 20-28 250 Yards and 2 Touchdowns