After the Denver Broncos finally addressed the quarterback position in the offseason by trading for Russell Wilson, the fantasy ceilings of their receivers like Jerry Jeudy were immediately impacted. Week 1 proved that sentiment to be true, as Jeudy flashed his deep-threat potential and finished as Denver’s leading receiver. Looking ahead to Week 2, we break down the matchup and assess whether Jeudy is a lock to start in fantasy lineups this Sunday.
Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy
Jeudy averaged 14.4 yards per reception through his first two seasons in Denver, and in Week 1 with Wilson as his quarterback, he easily displayed how his fantasy potential will take a leap in 2022. Jeudy averaged 25.5 yards per reception against the Seattle Seahawks last week after hauling in four catches on seven targets, for a team-high 102 receiving yards along with a touchdown to give him 20.2 PPR fantasy points. Both Jeudy’s speed and potential yards after the catch make him a threat in the passing game, and now he faces a Texans defense that allowed the second-most passing yards in Week 1 with 340 yards. Coupled with the fact that the Broncos have home-field advantage, Sunday’s game should be one in which Denver lets “Russ Cook,” opening up plenty of fantasy opportunities for Jeudy as a beneficiary.
Start or sit in Week 2?
Jeudy is a lock to start in your fantasy lineups after a convincing debut in Week 1, which was on the road in a hostile environment with outside narratives in play. On Sunday, Wilson should perform even better among the home crowd and Jeudy should see a healthy volume of targets go his way downfield. His deep threat potential makes Jeudy a start in any league and in particular within PPR formats.