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Published: Sept. 11, 2019 at 04:49 p.m.

Cynthia Frelund's Week 2 fantasy projections

My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. Yes, it could be considered overkill to use 10 full years of past actual and comparable data to forecast each week, but why wouldn’t you want to at least try to be as accurate as possible? I know I can’t find a reason not to.

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  • 304 pass yards, 3 TD; 16 rush yards 18

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    1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

    304 pass yards, 3 TD; 16 rush yards

  • 254 pass yards, 2 TD; 34 rush yards 17

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    2. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans

    254 pass yards, 2 TD; 34 rush yards

  • 228 pass yards, 2 TD; 38 rush yards 16

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    3. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

    228 pass yards, 2 TD; 38 rush yards

  • 264 pass yards, 2 TD; 20 rush yards 15

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    4. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers

    264 pass yards, 2 TD; 20 rush yards

  • 274 pass yards, 2 TD; 12 rush yards 14

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    5. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

    274 pass yards, 2 TD; 12 rush yards

  • 233 pass yards, 2 TD; 20 rush yards 13

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    Upside pick: Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills

    233 pass yards, 2 TD; 20 rush yards

  • 127 scrimmage yards, TD; 6 receptions 12

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    1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers

    127 scrimmage yards, TD; 6 receptions

  • 123 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 receptions 11

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    2. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

    123 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 receptions

  • 115 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 receptions 10

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    3. Le'Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets

    115 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 receptions

  • 109 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 receptions 9

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    4. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints

    109 scrimmage yards, TD; 5 receptions

  • 110 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions 8

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    5. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

    110 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions

  • 91 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions 7

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    Upside pick: Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders

    91 scrimmage yards, TD; 3 receptions

  • 7 receptions, 96 yards, TD 6

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    1. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints

    7 receptions, 96 yards, TD

  • 6 receptions, 88 yards, TD 5

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    2. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

    6 receptions, 88 yards, TD

  • 6 receptions, 87 yards, TD 4

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    3. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

    6 receptions, 87 yards, TD

  • 6 receptions, 86 yards, TD 3

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    4. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers

    6 receptions, 86 yards, TD

  • 5 receptions, 86 yards, TD 2

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    5. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns

    5 receptions, 86 yards, TD

  • 4 receptions, 68 yards, TD 1

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    Upside pick: Tyrell Williams, WR, Oakland Raiders

    4 receptions, 68 yards, TD