NFL Week 2 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

Start ‘Em

Quarterbacks:

Tom Brady vs Carolina

Tom Brady had a rough start in his Tampa Bay debut, but look for a big bounce-back performance against an extremely young and inexperienced Carolina secondary.

Jared Goff @ Philadelphia

Goff had a decent week 1 in the home opener against the Cowboys, but look for the Philadelphia secondary to open the fantasy floodgates. I expect big numbers from the Rams offense in week 2.

Joe Burrow at Cleveland

Burrow will get his first chance to shine in prime time as the Bengals face the less than impressive Cleveland Browns. I think Burrow will shine head to head with Baker Mayfield, a QB that has just as much to prove.

Running Backs:

Jonathan Taylor vs Minnesota

With Mack going down Taylor becomes more of a bell cow back and faces a suspect Minnesota defense.

Raheem Mostert @ New York Jets

Mostert has been putting up RB1 numbers for what seems like a while now. He has now scored 14 touchdowns in his last 10 outings.

Benny Snell vs Denver

Snell may slowly take over the lead back role as he continues to shine and James Conner keeps getting injured. If Conner misses this week Snell is a must start against Denver.

Wide Receivers:

Chris Godwin/Mike Evan vs Carolina

Dante Jackson and Troy Pride Jr…that is why…

Marvin Jones Jr. @ Green Bay

If Galloday is out again Jones is a must start against the Packers.

Stefon Diggs @ Miami

Diggs had a slow start, but still posted a respectable 16.6 points. As the season carries on, so will Josh Allen’s chemistry with what I believe to be a top 10 target in the NFL.

Sit ‘Em

Quarterbacks:

Drew Lock @ Pittsburgh

Lock and the Denver O Line, who may be worse than NYG, will get trampled by the Steelers front 7.

Sam Darnold @ San Francisco

I honestly have bigger questions if you are still starting Sam Darnold.

Derek Carr vs New Orleans

Carr looked decent against Carolina, but it has become clear that Josh Jacobs deserves a majority of the red zone touches.

Running Backs:

Kenyon Drake vs Washington

In week 1, Washington’s front 7 impressed, and Kenyon Drake did not. Too many play makers in that offense to trust Drake with any role bigger than a possible flex option at this point.

Antonio Gibson at Arizona

I am still not sold on Gibson as a valuable fantasy starter as Washington continues to bring in other options to split carries. I’d stay away from Gibson, or possibly try to trade while his value is relatively high.

Mark Ingram II @ Houston

It appears that the Ravens have already begun splitting carries 3 ways in the backfield, and the oldest of them all no longer cares if he’s the one getting goal line carries. Ingram doesn’t care about your fantasy team.

Wide Receivers

Diontae Johnson vs Denver

Johnson had a decent day targets wise, but there is a chance he is starting to fall to the #4 WR in Pittsburgh. Stash him on your bench for now.

Henry Ruggs III vs New Orleans

Ruggs has proven that he will be just as dynamic in the pros, however he will be even more fragile than in college. Ruggs is already banged up and likely will face a tough matchup against Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins. Sit Ruggs this week, as he is a volatile flex option at best.

Brandon Cooks vs Baltimore

Cooks also seems to be dealing with an injury, so let this one cool off until a more favorable matchup arises.

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