Start Em Sit Em Week 2

Featured, Sports and Bets — September 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm by

Week 2 of the NFL season is upon us and it’s time to make moves in the right direction to get or keep your fantasy teams on track. There are a lot of juicy matchups this week, like the all offense bowl out in Oakland That was a joke, but you never know what’s gonna happen when two shitty teams play each other.  Also, the San Fran/Seattle game should be an intriguing matchup even for fantasy as, despite public perception, there are some good fantasy options on both offenses.

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RGIII: I know he had a tough start in week one but he still came back in garbage time to put up a respectable fantasy line. Washington is in Green Bay Sunday and I expect a shoot out between two of last year’s highest scoring offenses. RGIII will need to put the ball up to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers.

Mike Vick: In the home opener for Philly look for Vick to keep the hot hand going against the Chargers. I like him to throw for two Td’s and rack up another fifty or so yards on the ground.

Terrell Pryor: Pryor rushed for over 100 yards last week and look for more of the same Sunday at home against Jacksonville. Who knows how this game shakes out, whether it’s a shoot out or a sloppy low scoring affair, but either way I expect Pryor to put up somewhere north of twenty fantasy points.

All three of these guys might be good starts in place of guys like Romo, Brady, or Stafford this week.

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Tony Romo: Romo has tender ribs and a tough road matchup against the under the radar Chiefs defense. With the additions of corners Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson to go along with an already strong pass rush, Dallas could be in trouble Sunday. Hopefully you have a good enough backup to let Romo sit this one out for you.

Matt Stafford: This is another case of a tough road matchup in Arizona. Patrick Peterson will be duking it out with Calvin Johnson all day and the rest of the Arizona pass defense is fully capable of handling Nate Burleson and company.

I’m even flirting with the idea of sitting Tom Brady tonight. I know that sounds ludicrous, but hear me out. The Pats will be without Danny Amendola, Shane Vereen, possibly Aaron Dobson, and of course Gronk. And the Jets were second in the NFL last year against the pass. I see a sloppy low scoring game tonight with a lot of running plays for Brady. Also Brady only averaged 5.6 yards per attempt week one, which means everything he’s throwing is in that short to intermediate range. That doesn’t translate into a three hundred yard passing game the majority of the time. But there is also the cardinal rule to never bench your studs, so who the hell knows.

At running back there were a lot of disappointed fantasy owners with their first round picks, as only two backs eclipsed 100 yards. This week should be more running back friendly fantasy- wise.

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Steven Ridley: The Pats are going to run early and often tonight against the Jets and Ridley is the only viable option they have. The Pats are banged up at receiver and are going to want to run over thirty-five times. I see Ridley getting 25 of those touches and eventually finding the end zone.

MJD: He will have a bounce back game out in Oakland Sunday. The Jags fell behind early last week and had to start throwing, but I don’t see that happening this week. They’ll commit to the run and MJD will have his chance against a poor Raider run defense.


Joique Bell: Bell is a nice option if you got stung by the Shane Vereen injury to play in your flex. Especially in PPR formats, Bell is always good for a handful of catches and will get the goal line work spelling Reggie Bush.

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Arian Foster: Not a lot of people are in a position to sit Foster but if you have strength at running back I would. He will at best split the load with Ben Tate according to head coach Gary Kubiak, and you could tell by watching him last week that he is not in game shape yet. Also, perhaps it was a mirage, but the Tennessee defense looked incredibly stout last week against the run, was it that they are that good or is Pittsburgh that bad? Time will tell there.

CJ Spiller: Another case of if you’re lucky enough to have another viable running back, you might want to consider benching Spiller here against the brick wall that has become the Carolina front seven. With the addition of draft picks Star Loutolei and Kawann Short along with the progression of Luke Kechly, the Panthers front seven is top six in the league now. Couple that with the fact that once again Fred Jackson is eating into Spiller’s workload, and that is a situation this week that I’m going to avoid.

At wide receiver there are a ton of good-looking matchups starting in the Denver/ New York Giants game. I expect both Mannings to go over 300 yards passing, and that leaves plenty of room for big games from both team’s big three receivers. I also like Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Tompkins this week from New England because they are going to see a ton of targets against the Jets by default because the Pats are so banged up.

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Pierre Garçon: I like Garçon against a Packer secondary that got eaten alive by Anquan Boldin last week. 100 yards and a td are within his reach.

Cecil Shorts: Chad Henne will be starting for Jax and they had a great rapport last year when they were both on the field.


Chris Givens: I like Givens to bounce back this week after a tough outing against Patrick Peterson last week. Asante Samual is questionable this week for Atlanta so I like the matchup of Givens against both of Atlanta’s rookie corners. Look for him to haul in at least one or two bombs.

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Torrey Smith: Smith has the tough task of shaking Joe Haden this week so I’m gonna sit him down.

Marques Colston: Colston is a little banged up, plus he will draw Darrell Revis in coverage. If you can find another option bench Marques.

Also be weary of Dez Bryant and Dwayne Bowe. Dez is hobbled by an ankle issue and Bowe will draw all the attention from the Dallas secondary. I’m sure you’re not in a position to bench these guys, but at least temper your expectations for them.

At the tight end position we saw a ton of breakout performances. Julius Thomas, Jorden Cameron, and Jared Cook all had monster games, so if you played one of them good for you. I like all three of those guys again this week along with Kellen Winslow if you’re in need of somebody. He had a nice start to his Jets career with a TD on Sunday.

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Fred Davis: Davis only recorded two catches last week for RGIII.  Many thought RG would lock onto ol’ Freddy.  I need to see Davis break out of his funk before I commit to start him.

Zach Sudfield: He was the one hyped up TE in preseason that didn’t break out week 1 and I don’t think he is ever really going to. I think it’s safe to drop him as Gronk should be back in another week or so.

As far as defenses this week target CIN, Chicago, and NE and you might be best suited to let Seattle and San Fran cancel each other out. Some sleeper D’s to maybe roster and stash away are KC, Car, and Cleveland.

Remember you drafted guys early for a reason, some players are matchup proof. So don’t over think it, but don’t ignore logic either. Good luck this weekend!

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