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Week 2 Start or Sit Advice
Quarterbacks to Start Week 2
Nick Foles (at IND): Foles didn’t start off well in Week 1 against the Jaguars, but ended up finishing with 322 passing yards and two touchdowns. Week 2 should be more of the same. The Colts allowed Peyton to throw three touchdowns to his TE Thomas(Zack Ertz should have a good day)
Jake Locker (vs. DAL): I know most Fantasy owners don’t need to rely on Locker yet, but he has a great match up in the Cowboys. Building off of his 18 plus fantasy points a game last season, he played great in Week 1 with 266 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Cheifs.
Andy Dalton (vs. ATL): If the Falcons pass like they did last week this on could be a shootout. Dalton has five games in a row with at least 20 Fantasy points and has been great at home of late with at least 20 Fantasy points in his past three games going back to last year. Add to that the Falcons have allowed quarterbacks to throw two touchdowns going back to sometime last season.
Quarterbacks to Sit Week 2
Ben Roethlisberger (at BAL): Roethlisberger typically doesn’t have big days Fantasy wise we he plays the Ravens. I expect a similar kind of game this week on Thursday night. In his past five meetings with the Ravens, Roethlisberger has just one game with multiple touchdowns.
Tony Romo, (vs. TEN): The Cowboys offense looked dysfunctional last week. On the other hand the Titans’ defense looked great. They have allowed the second-fewest receiving yards to opposing wide receivers going back to last season.
Philip Rivers (vs. SEA): Rivers has been dumping passes off instead of throwing down field. This should be difficult this week since the Seahawks are very good against the short pass and pretty much everything else(just ask Peyton).
Running Back to Start Week 2
Shonn Greene (vs. DAL): I know everybody was waiting to see the rookie Bishop Sankey as the starter for the Titans, but Greene still holds that job. He ran very well in Week 1 and Greene has the best chance to work at the goal line and get the bulk of the touches even if he doesn’t catch the ball out of the backfield.
Giovani Bernard, (vs. ATL): This is a great matchup against the Falcons, who allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs last week
Running Backs to Sit Week 2
Zac Stacy, (vs. TB): I expect Tampa Bay to basically try to make the Rams throw on them and stack the box.
Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, (vs. CAR): Im glad Bell scored that TD to win me my Fantasy game, But I’m not crazy about either of these guys this week between their matchup and them splitting touches. Barring one of them scaoring a touchdown, their fantasy value will be minimal at best.
Ryan Mathews (vs. SEA): He is playing the Seahawks who just stopped a power runner in Lacy and I don’t think Mathews has enough finesse to be effective.
Wide Receivers to Start in Week 2
Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Hakeem Nicks (vs. PHI): Start all three Colts receivers this week(Nicks if you need a flex). Wayne looked good against Denver and Hilton was solid as well. Nicks had five catches against the Broncos for 36 yards and a touchdown(almost 2) on five targets, and he should be a No. 3 receiver. They do well this week against a struggling Eagles secondary that allowed 266 passing yards and two touchdowns to the Jaguars.
Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter (vs. DAL): Both Titans should do well this week in their matchup against the Cowboys. Wright got most of his yards from the slot and the Cowboys allowed the most receptions to opposing slot receivers.
Jeremy Maclin (at IND): Maclin proved he can still beat you deep (even if it came on busted coverage). He also had 10 targets and takes on a Colts defense this week that gave up many catches to Broncos receivers.
Wide Receivers to Sit in Week 2
Keenan Allen (vs. SEA): Allen went up against Patrick Peterson for the Cardinals in Week 1 and now gets the Legion of Boom in Week 2. Hopefully the Chargers will keep Allen away from Richard Sherman’s side of the field like the Packers did with Jordy Nelson. Peterson held Allen to five catches for 37 yards on nine targets. Allen could do better if they line him up in different spots, but not a great matchup.
Victor Cruz (vs. ARI): Im not a Cruz fan this year. He is the Giants number 1 receiver, but is not a true number one receiver like say Calvin Johnson. Cruz is more of a high end WR2 and needs a guy like Nicks on the other side. This is why its easy for teams to take Cruz out of the game. This week it will be interesting to see if the Cardinals have Peterson follow Cruz around this week, and if he’ll match especially with Cruz when he’s in the slot. Besides that the Giants offense is a mess, and until Eli Manning gets company get a better grasp of Ben McAdoo’s system, Cruz is no more than a WR3/Flex.
Delanie Walker (vs. DAL): We lost a few TE’s in week 1 so Walker could be a good fill in. Dallas gave up two touchdowns in Week 1 to Vernon Davis and give up the second most points to opposing TE’s going back to last year. Walker scored a touchdown in week 1 and three of his final four home games in 2013.
Dwayne Allen (vs. PHI): Allen, had four catches for 64 yards and a touchdown on five targets. Allen should be the No. 1 red-zone target. In a game that should be a shootout, I like Allen as a potential starter.
Greg Olsen (vs. DET): The Panthers targeted Benjamin and Olsen the most last week. Olsen led the way with 11 targets and finished with a game-high eight catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. The Lions just gave up a touchdown to the Giants Larry Donnell in Week 1, and I expect Olsen to bebe heavily involved again with Cam Newton back.
My TE Sleeper
Larry Donnell (vs. ARI): Only Giant that seems to be able to catch the football and has a great matchup since Arizona can’t stop tight ends.
Tight Ends to Sit in Week 2
Antonio Gates (vs. SEA): Gates took advantage of the matchup and had six catches for 81 yards on 10 targets. He also outplayed Ladarius Green, who everyone was expecting to be his successor. This weeks match up is a bit tougher and Gates seems to be limited with the hamstring injury.
Eric Ebron (at CAR): Ebron had a quiet game in week 1 and even though the Panthers gave up eight catches for 75 yards to Tampa’s TE’s, until we see Ebron more involved, I can’t recommend using him.
Defenses To Start in Week 2
Arizona Cardinals (vs NYG): Even with another injury, they are opportunistic and Eli may just give them a few more opportunities this week.
Defenses to Sit in Week 2
Kansas City Chiefs D/ST: Injuries and Peyton make this a bad start.
Kickers to Start in Week 2
Justin Tucker (at BAL): Tends to have multiple field goals in games against Pittsburg.
Mike Nugent (vs. ATL)
Mason Crosby (vs. NYJ)
Kickers to Sit in Week 2
Nick Novak (vs. SEA): Scoring at a premium for the Chargers in this match up against the Seahawks.