Fantasy Football Start'em, Sit'em: Week 2

Week 2 of the fantasy football season is here and after all the confusion that came from Week 1, everyone is wondering who to start and who to sit for this weekend’s slate of games. No worries — we’ve got you covered.

If you’re still unsure about Sam Bradford, don’t be, at least not this week. The Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams are in for a shootout, so this young signal-caller is a solid QB play in Week 2. On the flip side, don’t start Joe Flacco if you can help it. He’s going up agains the Cleveland Browns‘ tough pass defense that hasn’t been kind to him over the last half-decade.

Is this 2008 or what? DeAngelo Williams had 100 yards from scrimmage against the Seattle Seahawks‘ tough defense, so he’s likely to run wild against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Start him with confidence if you have him. The same can’t be said for Ryan Mathews, who saw the field less than Ronnie Brown in Week 1. In addition, he’s going against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that roughed up Alfred Morris on Monday night, so it’s best to sit the glass man this week.

At receiver, don’t even think about benching Dwayne Bowe after his rough Week 1. He’s going up against a Dallas Cowboys defense that was torched by the New York Giants on Sunday night, so Bowe is in for a bounce back game at home. However, don’t even think about starting Roddy White against the Rams. He’s not 100% and he’s not going to do much even if he’s on the field.

Put Brandon Myers in your starting lineup at tight end because he got a lot of garbage-time points in Week 1 and he’ll do it again this week once the Denver Broncos have pulled away from the Giants. On the flip side, go ahead and press the panic button on Kyle Rudolph because he’s in for another rough game against the Bears this week. You’re better off going with a sleeper from the waiver wire than forcing the issue here.

The Oakland Raiders‘ defense isn’t just a sleeper this week; this unit is going to have a field day against the Blaine Gabbert-less Jacksonville Jaguars. If you’re iffy about your defense, pick up Oakland and worry no more. However, you should be worried if you have the Rams defense because this unit is likely in for a long day against the Falcons. A shootout in the Georgia Dome isn’t good for any fantasy defense.

Oh, and we don’t do kickers here because that’s lame. Good luck in Week 2!


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