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Fantasy Football 2014: Week 2 Start/Sit

Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 2

September 11, 2014

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Week 2 in the NFL will be kicking off today, and with that comes lots of preparation and work on our fantasy rosters. We’ve got another round of start-sit recommendations for you this morning, so if you’re on the fence about a particular player, let’s take a look at the numbers and matchups to see what your options are.

Start ‘Em:

Fantasy Football 2014: Week 2 Start/Sit

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Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Floyd had a big game against the Chargers this past Monday, closing out with 119 yards on five grabs. His matchup this week is the lowly Giants defense, who are near the bottom of the barrel when it comes to deep-ball coverage. We see Floyd having a huge game.

Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans: We’re quickly jumping on the Locker bandwagon, as he’s showing some strong resolve in the early-going. He posted 266 yards and a pair of scores against a good Chiefs defense in Week 1 and will get a very nice matchup in Week 2 against the Cowboys defense. He shouldn’t have much trouble getting a good line.

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: We’ve been trumpeting the praises of Rudolph for pretty much the entire off-season, and we’re not stopping just yet. Even though he caught just two balls last week, he (thankfully) found the end zone to avert a crummy fantasy day.
We--and most other people--see Rudolph getting quite a few targets this week against the Pats, so don’t lose hope in his participation just yet. It’ll come.

Sit ‘Em:

Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: We recommended sitting Romo last week, and that turned out to be a wise call. He was epically bad early against the Niners, tossing a trio of interceptions en route to another Cowboys loss.
Romo gets another tough matchup against Tennessee this week; If you have the luxury of a competent backup, you might think about switching them out.

Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions: Bell started things off pretty well last week against a bad Giants team with 51 yards and a score on the ground. He’s a popular “Sit ‘Em” choice this week, however, and we tend to agree there.
Bell will face a Carolina defense that looks like the ‘85 Bears in comparison to the Giants, and there won’t be much room for him to run. Reggie Bush will probably come away with better numbers here.

Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Yeah, it’s already time to jump off the Doug Martin train. After his inept-looking nine-yard total in Week 1 against the Panthers, his prospects aren’t looking very good against a talented Rams front.
Martin isn’t at 100 percent, so that probably explains at least some of his futility so far, so if you have another option we’d suggest at least exploring it.

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