Week Two Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Here we are, week two in the fantasy football world. Week one was not too friendly to the Guru. We just have to hope that week two can be better. Although it is still early, each week can be a critical one. Especially when you are playing for some big money.
While there was some quality play last week, remember we do not chase points. Just because a player explodes on the scene, does not necessarily mean that we should run right out, grab him, and start him. Grab him maybe but wait to start him until we see some positive trends. Thus, in saying all of that let us take a look at who to play and who to not play in week two.
Teddy Bridgewater - Denver Broncos
Bridgewater played exceptionally well in week one. Leading the Broncos to a victory over the New York Giants. At times, Bridgewater looked like the pre-injury Teddy. While last week he had a pretty decent matchup against the New York Giants, This week seems to be even better against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags gave up 291 yards passing to Tyrod Taylor in week one. I like the weapons that are at Bridgewater’s expense. Especially against this defense. STay with Teddy.
Chris Carson - Seattle Seahawks
Let us see if last week was a fluke for the Tennessee Titans. They let the Arizona Cardinals offense abuse them. Now comes another tough offense in the Sashawks. Carson is better than the two RBs combined for the Cardinals. If he can put up the numbers that the Cards did, Seattle will be well on its way to win number two.
Mike WIlliams - Los Angeles Chargers
Last week Williams was a sit against the Washington Football Team. That may have been a mistake. This week, against the Dallas Cowboys we are playing Williams. I really liked the way the Chargers offense looked in week one. Justin Herbert had good control and found his receivers. The Dallas secondary is not as good as the one in Washington, thus staying with WIlliams.
Rob Gronkowski - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Why are we starting Gronk? Well, because they are playing the Atlanta Falcons that is why. The Falcons defense looked sad in week one. That was against a young QB named Jalen Hurts. Week two they play the savvy vet known as Tom Brady. Brady and Gronk seem to have that early chemistry working in 2022. Place Gronk as a starter.
The Browns had a solid showing until late against the Kansas City Chiefs. This week I would expect them to bounce back and make the Houston Texans come back down to Earth. Jadeveon Clowny and Myles Garrett should wreak havoc on the Texans. Making it tough for them to get anything going.
Jameis WInston - New Orleans Saints
Jameis had one of his better quality games in week one. However, do not go chasing points here. His opponent in week two is better than advertised. The Carolina Panthers will serve up pressure and force Winston into some bad reads. Keep Winston down this week.
Josh Jacobs - Las Vegas Raiders
Watch the injury report for this one. Jacobs is not all there in terms of health. He also has a tough game this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. The Steelers defense woke up in the second half of their week one game against the Buffalo Bills. Now they are playing at home, it will be tough sledding for Jacobs.
D.J Chark - Jacksonville Jaguars
Chark had 12 targets last week against the Houston Texans. That is enough to maybe warrant him as a flex option. However, the defense of the Denver Broncos is going to make life hell for the offense of the Jaguars. Trevor Lawrence had never lost in his career until last week. Now, he faces two losses in two weeks. Keep Chark underwater in week two.
Zach Ertz - Philadelphia Eagles
Ertz has come out and said he wants to finish his career as an Eagle. Well that could be soon coming. Last week Dallas Goedert was a strong TE option for your fantasy lineup. That may be the tune for the Eagles this season. Couple this with a hamstring injury for Ertz and he sits on the fantasy bench in week two.
The Seahawks had a great week one against the Indianapolis Colts. Nonetheless, hold the phone on starting them this week against the Tennessee Titans. I have a feeling that the Titans are going to bounce back this week. That offense has way too many weapons to have two bad weeks in a row. Keep the Seahawks down.
Logan Thomas, TE - Washington Football Team
Thomas was able to find the end zone last week after Taylor Heinicke relieved Ryan Fitzpatrick. Thomas is a huge asset to the development of Heinicke. He can be a huge security blanket for the young QB. I look for Thomas to get involved early and often Thursday night against the New York Giants. After all, Noah Fant went for 62 yards on six catches against them.
I like how the Cardinals came out against one of the top offenses in the NFL. I am not saying Chandler Jones will have another five sack performance. However, I am saying that this defense is better than advertised and will take this team a long way in the NFC West. Stream them in week two against the Minnesota Vikings.
There you have your week two start ‘em and sit ‘em. Be sure to stay with the Rat Pack Sports SHow every Wednesday as we give you some of the best players to start and some of the not so best to sit.
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