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In Week 1, Allen Robinson caught one pass and people panicked. In Week 2, I made him our “Don’t Panic” play of the week and all he did was go off for a hundred yards and two touchdowns — in the first half. It’s an auspicious start to our weekly Saturday Panic Button feature here on IDPDynasty.com.

Of course our Panic player from last week CJ Anderson remains to be tested this week as he continues to split time with Ronnie Hillman in the Denver backfield. Read on to see who else you should be panicking about going into Week 3 of the 2015 NFL season. But first…

MIKE EVANS

Another receiver and a guy who has yet to put up a fantasy stat so far in 2015. I thought Beckham was the sophomore stud with the bad hammies while Mike Evans was the healthy one?

Word is Tampa coach Lovie Smith is protective of his receivers hamstrings and that’s why Evans has ridden the bench for the Bucs through two weeks — and hopefully your bench as well. Personally, I’ve got Evans on two teams and I even left him in to start once and got burned.

The fact is, though, the Tampa passing offense is pretty nice looking. It’s survived (but not thrived) without Evans and Jameis Winston has been about you’d expect from a top young gunslinger prospect.

It remains to be seen when Evans will actually hit the field as he remains a “Probable” at the moment but when he does get on the field, there’s no reason to believe we won’t see the stud we drafted.

Panic Button Verdict: DON’T PANIC

DEVIN FUNCHESS

Through two weeks of last season Kelvin Benjamin had 27.8 PPR fantasy points and was well on his way to a major breakout campaign. Once he got hurt this off season a lot of commentators said Funchess would step right into that role.

I’ve never been a Funchess fan. He’s at best a poor man’s Benjamin and at worst an overrated tight end playing out of position. So for me it’s hardly surprising that he’s got a fifth of Benjamin’s points through the same time frame.

Of course rookies take time to adapt and I’m hardly writing off his value as a prospect completely but if you’re depending on Funchess at all right now the verdict is easy on this one.

Panic Button Verdict: PANIC

Darius Heyward-Bey, on the other hand, continues his cameo is a reliable fill in option while the Steelers await the return of Martavis Bryant. Heyward-Bey went for 77 yards and a touchdown and has been caught up in the machine that is now the Pittsburgh Steelers offense.

Rishard Matthews went over 100 yards in Week 2 and continues to be a late bloomer for Tannehill as his worthwhile #2 target.

Dexter McCluster may be the secret beneficiary of the Titans offensive renewal. They aren’t good enough to win but they are good enough to put up some yards while behind and when that’s the case, it will be all McCluster.

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