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NFL Fantasy Football Week 2: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em And FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2nd week of NFL football and my start or sit column.

Before we start, be sure to check out our JetNation FanDuel league – lots of prize $$$

I’ve done this for a few years, but I will continue with the FanDuel picks at the bottom. For normal leagues, I’ll pick some players outside the top 10 and 15 who I think will play well as well as some higher rated players who I see underachieving using the ESPN rankings. Last week I went 6-4 in underachievers and overachievers, and not bad but much room for improvement in FanDuel.   Let’s get to it.

Underachievers

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady: Rex Ryan always give Tom Brady trouble, use another option if possible.
  • Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning: Until he shows something different, I cannot see starting him unless it is a really deep league.
  • Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford: He struggles on the road and especially against good teams.
  • Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles: You probably have to start him but don’t expect much going against a top 3 defense.
  • Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson: He looks like he is going to play but is banged up, on the road and looked slow last week compared to Ronnie Hillman.
  • Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore: He looked old last week and playing the Jets defense will not help this week.
  • San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen: He is coming off a huge week but facing a tougher defense on the road, I would not expect half of last week..
  • Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper: Right now no one is sure who is playing QB and the Baltimore defense is one that will not make anyone look good.
  • New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall: He is probably be covered by Vontae Davis who shuts everyone down..
  • San Diego Chargers TE Ladarious Green: The Cincinnati Bengals are stout defending the tight end, there are better options.

Overachievers

  • Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer: He is a top 5 fantasy QB when healthy, ride the train.
  • New York Giants QB Eli Manning: He is back home with a plus match-up versus the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford: He had a slow start, great 2nd half and think he exposes the Dallas Cowboys secondary.
  • Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah: He looks to be real deal and should be an every week start.
  • Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman: He looked like the real deal last week and got over 20 touches.  The Giants struggle on everything on defense
  • St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason: He is healthy and ready to go, last year was a top 20 RB the 2nd half of the season.
  • Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews: He is a every week starter, no questions asked.
  • Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams: I expect at least 10 targets against a very shaky Eagles pass defense.
  • Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown: This is the start of his breakout year and becoming an every week starter.
  • Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen: He was invisible last week and I have no doubts Cam Newton gets him very involved this week.

Here are my FanDuel picks for the week where I will give some higher and lower salaries I like at each position:

QB

  • New Orleans QB Drew Brees, $8,900: The Buccaneers are just awful. If you are going to pay, pay here.
  • New York Giants QB Eli Manning, $8,000: I love the home match-up and bounce back.
  • Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, $7,800: The Bears are easy pickings.
  • Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton, $6,900: He always plays well at home and best cheap option this week.

RB

  • New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram, $8,000: Great price for this kind of match-up.
  • Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller, $7,300: You can run on the Jaguars.
  • Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray, $6,800: He will get the touches no matter what the score.
  • Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman $6,500- I think he continues with the 20 plus touches.
  • Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah, $6,400: Just a great price for this kind of talent
  • San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead, $6,200: The best cheap option of the week.

WR

  • Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, $8,800: I expect an huge day that’s worth the price.
  • Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins, $8,2000: I see double digit targets and a touchdown.
  • New Orleans WR Brandin Cooks, $7,400: As you can see,I love all Saints this week.
  • Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews, $7,000: Just love him and the match-up this week
  • San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin, $6,400: I see many more targets in a plus match-up.
  • Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown, $6,200: Carson Palmer’s favorite deep receiver.
  • Green Bay Packers  WR James Jones, $5,400:  My favorite cheap play at receiver.

TE

  • Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, $6,000: He should be the top target of Tony Romo
  • Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz, $5,200: A cheap gamble that could pay off big.

Thank you for reading and have a great week, feel free to ask any questions here or on Twitter.

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

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Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.