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Fantasy Football Week 2 Start ‘em and Sit ‘em

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Welcome to our 2nd installment of Start ‘em and Sit ‘em.  I try and not call out obvious decisions and make this productive for possible decisions that fantasy owner have to make.  We have done with for a few years with good results and great feedback.  I also caution to not overreact to your studs, if you drafted them in 1st 5-6 rounds or paid a high price for them in the auction, make believe last week did not happen unless you have Victor Cruz  J.  Last week we started pretty well going 10-2 in the Start ‘Em  and struggled a bit in the Sit “em going 4-6.  Please feel free to direct any questions to me either below or on Twitter.   Let’s get to this week’s list;

Start ‘Em

  • Carson Palmer – He goes on the road but gets the Giants defense who look lost especially against the pass, this is a top 10 QB this week.
  • Jake Locker – If you are streaming QB’s always go against the Cowboys, it does not get easier especially at home.
  • Knowshown Moreno – He is an every week start with the amount of touches it looks like he will get.
  • Terrance West – He is now the RB1 in an offense that will feed the Rb’s and has a plus home matchup versus the Saints.
  • Justin Forsett – I do not like his long term prospects but with an awful Steelers rushing defense, this is his week.
  • Carlos Hyde – This is a tad of a long shot but he looked quick and powerful and there should be enough touches against a bad Bears run defense to make him a flex play this week.
  • Jeremy Maclin – He led the team in targets last week and the Colts defense is below average, ride him till he gets injured.
  • Larry Fitzgerald – Palmer will make sure he gets plenty of opportunities after complaining and getting few last week.
  • Kendall Wright – Finally got a touchdown last week and start everyone you have against the Cowboys.
  • Eric Decker – He had a solid game last week and the Packers had some holes in their secondary last week and the Jets will have to throw to stay in the game.
  • Delanie Walker – He continued to productivity from the end of last year and the Cowboys gave up 2 TD’s to the tight end last week.
  • Dwayne Allen – I like him if you need an injury replacement , his targets should continue to grow and expand

 Bench ‘Em

  • Matt Stafford – He looked great against the Giants but now gets a real defense on the road in the Panthers.
  • Matt Ryan – Another guy who shined last week but plays much worse on the road and against a very good secondary in the Bengals.
  • Eddie Lacy – He has 2 things going against him, one coming off a concussion and if the Packers get off to a big lead they may rest him plus the Jets have a great run defense.
  • Chris Johnson – He ran pretty well but almost has a 50/50 snaps breakdown wit Ivory, I do not see him as a top 15 back this week and expect a better Packers performance at home.
  • Andre Ellington – He was able to grind it out last week but do not see him getting enough snaps/touches to make him a RB2 this week even against the Giants.
  • Ryan Mathews – He only had 12 carries last week in a true RRBC plus is going against the Seahawks.
  • Percy Harvin – Only an option in PPR, he will not score to make him a non-bye week starter in a standard league
  • Cordarrelle Patterson – Sure he had a big game but ended with 6 touches and playing a tough defense in the 49ers.
  • DeSean Jackson – The Washington passing game is too short and struggling, let it work itself out before starting him.
  • Jason Witten – Romo still looks injured and the Titans are very strong defending the tight end position, stay away this week.

I wish everyone luck this year and let’s all have a great week and let me know if you have any questions.

 

Fantasy Mike

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.