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Bryan Edwards Week 2 Outlook - Raiders at Steelers

By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 17th 2021, 3:25pm EDT

Throughout the first three quarters of week one, it looked like Derek Carr forgot he had players lined up as WRs. In fact, it appeared as though he thought Waller was the only option on offense as he peppered him with targets time and time again. However, once Carr settled in and the rust wore off from not playing in the pre-season, he started to distribute the ball evenly and Bryan Edwards came alive. If you watched the game, you know that Edwards was inches away from having the walk-off touchdown, but he was called down just inside the one-yard line. He could've finished with a fantastic stat line and we would've been unanimously calling this a breakout performance from the second-year wideout, but we're simply looking now at a solid 4-81-0 line. Edwards appears to be the real deal from a talent perspective, but the question is going to be which version of Carr we see here in week two against the Steelers? Is he going to lock onto Waller and forget that his WRs are playing? Or will he be encouraged by what Edwards did and start to feature him more and more in this offense? Only time will tell, but Edwards is slowly creeping up rankings and he can be considered as a low-end FLEX play in week two.

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