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Preseason Week 2 Recap: Immediate fantasy football takeaways from Monday's game

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore (8) warms up before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets RB Breece Hall and WR Garrett Wilson started with the team's regular-season backups while the usual starters rested.

Atlanta Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier played early in the first quarter after being the fifth back on the field a week ago.

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Draft Falcons RB Damien Williams: Williams played the first four snaps and then his night was done before the rest of the starters. He has a decent chance of leading the team in carries Week 1.

  • He split time with Qadree Ollison with the starters last week, making this a clearer sign he will have a large role in Atlanta's offense.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson only played one snap, similar to last week. He will still have a significant role.

Move Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier up your fantasy rankings: Allgeier played with the first team, unlike last week. Fifth on the depth chart a week ago, he’s now third and might see some playing time during the regular season.

  • He played the majority of Atlanta's snaps in the first half, both with the first team and second team.
  • 2021 fifth-round pick Avery Williams also played in the first quarter, moving him above Caleb Huntley on the depth chart.
  • Qadree Ollison was the third running back on the field for Atlanta last week, but the fifth one today, putting his spot on the roster in question.

Ignore the Jets' snap counts: The Jets rested their starters, so even though their first and second-round rookies started the game, they might not start in Week 1. Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson played with the starters last week but weren’t part of the starting lineup.

  • Both rookies played the first two drives and then were taken out before the rest of the starting offense.
  • Hall played two out of seven snaps with the starters last week while Michael Carter took the other seven.
  • Hall played before Tevin Coleman, confirming he’s second on the depth chart. 
  • Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios were all among the wide receivers who didn't play. 
  • Wilson only played one of nine snaps with the starters last week, and those three receivers played the rest.
  • Moore, Davis and Wilson largely play on the outside, which secures Berrios' role in the slot.

Table Notes
  • Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.
  • Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.
  • Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.

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