Which NFL coach off to an 0-2 start this season is on the hottest seat? Our NFL Nation reporters broke it down Tuesday, and we’re asking you to help us rank which of the five identified below is in the most trouble two weeks into the season. Click the photos for ESPN.com analysis and cast an upvote for coaches you think should be ranked higher (Note: Current ranking reflects overall vote totals).
Of the five coaches above, four (Payton, Lewis, Pagano and Fox) have career winning records.
While Adrian Peterson’s role in New Orleans continues to be a topic of discussion, Kamara’s should be, too: It’s a clear one. He’s playing more snaps than any other back on the team, and although he hardly carried the ball in Week 2 (just one attempt), he’s an obvious part of the Saints’ potent passing attack. He had seven targets against New England, including multiple vertical shots. The upside is too good to ignore in points per reception leagues.
Kearse is clearly the Jets’ preferred passing game option, as he leads the team in targets (14) and catches (11) thus far in 2017. He found the end zone twice in Week 2, something that shouldn’t be counted on to necessarily happen again, but from a volume standpoint, there’s something to be said for being a primary option for any passing offense. In PPR scoring, Kearse will find room in a flex spot in a 12-team league or larger. Jeremy Kerley’s presence didn’t cut into the volume for Kearse in Week 2, an encouraging sign.
After an injury to Corey Coleman, Cleveland needs a No. 1 wide receiver (Kenny Britt has been a nonfactor thus far). Higgins, a 2016 fifth-round pick who tore up the college level in 2014 (consensus All-American at Colorado State after 17 touchdowns), was awesome in Week 2, catching seven passes for 95 yards on a team-high 11 targets. A talent-based add in 12-team leagues or larger, Higgins could stay busy in Cleveland.