Start em, Sit em Week 2

September 14, 2016

 

Well with week one in the books, don’t panic if your team did not fare so well. The fantasy season is just

starting and one week is going no going to break your season. Continue to hit the waiver wire and make

sure you start your studs. Here is some others that you could consider in week 2 as well.

 

Start Em

Quarterback

Joe Flacco vs Cleveland Browns

Flacco was fairly impressive against a tough Buffalo Bills defense in week 1. His matchup only gets easier in week 2 against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns defense is nothing to write to mom about. They mad the rookie, Carson Wentz, look like a veteran last week. Keep poised for Joe Flacco.

 

Running Back

 

Ryan Mathews vs Chicago Bears

Mathews played very well in week 1 against the Browns. IN week 2 he goes up against another questionable run defense in the Chicago Bears. If you are in need of a flex or RB 2, Mathews would be a solid option.

 

Wide Receiver

 

Sterling Shepard vs New Orleans Saints

Shepard was one of many targets for Eli Manning last week. He had 3 catches for 43 yards and 1 TD. This week should be even more open for Shepard. The Saints defense is atrocious. Shepard should be a high quality WR in week 2.

 

Tight End

Dwayne Allen vs Denver Broncos

The success that the Carolina Panthers had with Greg Olson should make Dwayne Allen owners feel good. The Broncos defense is vulnerable over the middle with the tight end. Their best cover linebacker in 2015 now plays for the Bears. Look at starting Dwayne Allen in week 2 at TE.

 

Kicker

Will Lutz vs New York Giants

If this game is anything like the one the 2 teams played last season, the kickers on both sides should have ample opportunity. Lutz barely missed a 61 yarder for the win last week. He has a very strong leg and could give your fantasy team a little boost.

 

Defense

Jacksonville Jaguars vs San Diego Chargers

The Jags should have a pretty solid stance against the Chargers. I do not look for the Chargers offense to have the same performance they had last week. This young Jaguars defense likes to fly to the ball. Look for the to get after Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense

 

Sit Em

Quarterback

Ben Roethlisberger vs Cincinnati Bengals

Big Ben had a stellar performance against the Washington Redskins. But that was the Redskins. The Bengals have a much better defense. This make starting Roethlisberger scary. Look at your other QB matchups before making this a decision.

 

Running Back

Melvin Gordon vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Just as you should start the Jaguars defense, you should sit Melvin Gordon. Although Gordon had one of his best NFL performances in week 1, the Jacksonville defense is much better. I would lean away from Gordon in week 2.

 

Wide Receiver

Dez Bryant vs Washington Redskins

Dez Bryant is an average receiver without Tony Romo. Last week he went 1 catch for 8 yards. This week he is facing a Redskins defense that is looking to avenge itself from a debacle against the Steelers. No Romo = No Dez!

 

Tight End

Kyle Rudolph vs Green Bay Packers

Until the Minnesota Viking figure out this QB thing I would tend to stay away from all of their players, minus AP. The only advantage to starting him is that they are at home and t is a new stadium. You do not want to disappoint in that fact. However, the offense could not muster much last week.

 

Kicker

Greg Zuerlein vs Seattle Seahawks

The Los Angeles Rams could not muster any points against the San Francisco 49ers. How do they think they can move the ball against the Seahawks? I would definitely stay away from Zuerline in week 2.

 

Defense

San Francisco 49ers vs Carolina Panthers

The Niners had one of the best fantasy defense is week 1. They shut out the Los Angeles Rams. Do not look for a similar stat line against the Panthers. This is a much better offense than the Rams. They will be able to put up some points on a weaker Niners defense.

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