Where should we expect consistency and volatility?

We can expect plenty of big fantasy games from Bijan Robinson, but productive games from Drake London will be tougher to predict. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

With two full weeks of NFL football now in the books, it’s time again to check in with some of the best and worst fantasy performances we saw on the field and decide what — and whom — we can trust. At this point in the season, we don’t have many data points which complicates the task.

Do two great games constitute consistency? Does a bounce-back performance in Week 2 mean the fantasy arrow is pointing straight up now? Or will we be doomed by boom-or-bust volatility all season long? How much do team trends influence individual player value? There are a lot of questions heading into Week 3, so let’s get into it.

Bijan Robinson becoming a consistency king

Robinson is looking every bit like the first-round fantasy pick we hoped for. Though he failed to score again this week, he carried 19 times for 124 yards and caught four-of-five passes for another 48 yards. He’s just unstoppable with the ball in his hands and finds himself in elite territory with Christian McCaffrey and Austin Ekeler in terms of rush yards over expected (2.63) and yards per carry (6.2). This kind of consistency is fantasy gold.

Tyler Allgeier remains a key part of the run-heavy game plan Atlanta operates under but proved far less slippery than Robinson in Week 2 as he racked up only 48 yards on 16 carries (no targets). He did face a stacked box more often than most backs (35.5%). Allgeier is still startable in deeper leagues, especially Week 3 against a Lions defense that has been susceptible to the run in recent seasons.

Have to pick our spots with Drake London

While the Falcons’ rushing duo should maintain consistent usage week-to-week, it sure seems like the pass game is going to be volatile and game-script dependent. The team is a surprising 2-0 after easily taking down the Panthers (Desmond Ridder threw 18 times,…


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