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2016 NFL Fantasy Football Week 2: Start Em’ or Sit Em’

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Welcome to the Week 2 of the 2016 NFL season!

Every week, I will pick some players who I think will overachieve and underachieve based on ESPN’s weekly rankings. Please feel free to ask any lineup questions here or on Twitter. Last week I went 7-5 for Over Achievers and 9-3 for Under Achievers

Let’s get to it.

Overachievers

QBs
  • Oakland Raiders QB David Carr-QB 11: He is off to a great start and gets the Falcons who were ripped up through the pass last week.
  • Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco-QB 14: He looked a little rusty but had a nice deep connection with Mike Wallace, the Browns defense is a go against every week.
  • Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan QB 17: Ryan is historically a great September QB plus the Raiders pass defense leaves alot to be desired.
RBs
  • New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings RB 18: There is no threat behind him and the Saints are still awful.
  • New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount RB 23: The Patriots are going more conservative and I can see him continuing to get 20 touches a game for the next few weeks.
  • Seattle Seahwks RB Thomas Rawls RB 26: Pete Carroll came out and said he is the RB1 and gets the shaky Rams defense.
WRs
  • New York Jets WR Eric Decker WR 18: I can see the Jets getting the ball back to their big dawgs.
  • Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd WR 28: He may be the most underrated WR in the NFL, all he does is produce week in and week out.
  • Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree WR 33: In what should be a high scoring game, I expect at least 10 targets which is all you can ask from a WR3
TEs
  • Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller TE 13: He is a favorite fo Jay Cutler and based on their slow start, I expect a ton of targets.

K

  • Pittsburgh Steelers K Chris Boswell K 13: Last year he was the second best kicker and is a bargain down this low

Defense

  • Philadelphia Eagles D-11: They had a solid week one perfromance and I expect the same in week two

Underachievers

QBs
  • Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers QB 3: Jordy Nelson had heavy legs last week and they now go on the road where they usually struggle in Minnesota.
  • New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees QB 4: While he usually rips it up at home, onthe road is a different story and the Giants look vastly improved on that side of the ball.
  • Indianpolis Colts QB Andrew Luck QB 11: I would not want to go against tge Broncos defense in Denver.
RBs
  • Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley RB 11: The conbination of the opponent and the horrific Rams offense makes playing him a huge gamble every week.
  • Carolina Panthers RB Jonathon Stewart RB 15: He looked a tad slow last week and is banged up as well, I can see a blowout and him getting a rest this week.
  • San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde RB 21: He now goes on the road against a real top 5 defense, no thank you.
WRs
  • New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks WR 10: He did have one huge play last week but now faces a better defense on the road.
  • Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins WR 17: He is not 100% healthy nor is this offense.
  • Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Mathews WR 23: I expect the road to be an issue for the rookie QB.

TE

  • New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener TE 9: He looked lost last week, that will continue this week on the road.

K

  • Green Bay Packers K Mason Crosby K 4: I do not expect them to score many points on the road versus the Minnesota Vikings.

D

  • Arizona Defense D 6: Last week was a pretty shaky performance and now they see a better overall offense in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thank you for reading and hit me up on Twitter.

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.