Fantasy Football 2015: Week 2 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 2
September 17, 2015
Tonight, Week 2 in the NFL will get going. That means it’s time for us fantasy owners to start looking at our rosters and decide who we’re playing for that all-important second game of the season.
Let’s take a look at a few start-sit options based on matchups and Week 1 indications.
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Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Miller’s lackluster Week 1 performance (13 rush; 53 yards) may have you second-guessing yourself as to weather or not you want him starting. While it’s true the Dolphins may not be as good as advertised on either side of the ball, Miller gets another soft landing in Week 2 against intrastate rivals Jacksonville. We should se a statistical improvement here.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: While you’ve got Williams, you might as well use him. He’s coming off 21 rushes for 127 yards against the Pats in the opener and will go into a home game against the Niners this week.
San Francisco controlled the Vikings offense in their opener, but that’s probably more an indictment of Minnesota than it is some impenetrable wall of a 49ers front. Williams should be fine here.
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Manning didn’t fare too well against the Giants in Week 1, so he needs a big bounce-back here. Fortunately, he’s going against a historically permissive Falcons defense that should offer some passing room.
If the Giants offense can find their groove this week, Manning should be a lower-end fantasy starter.
Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears: Besides the fact that Cutler logged a pretty crummy 18-of-36 line in Week 1, you should be wary here due to his matchup. He’s going against the Cardinals, who shouldn’t have too much trouble shutting down the Chicago passing game. Cutler’s an emergency start at best here.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots: Veteran fantasy football owners know better than to trust any New England running back on a weekly basis. This includes Lewis, who played well in the opener but will give way to LeGarrette Blount in Week 2.
There’s a chance Lewis could get a decent amount of touches, but you never know with the Pats. Look elsewhere.
Andre Johnson, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Johnson came out of the gate in Week 1 with a pretty limp effort against a stingy Bills defense. He would finish with four catches for 24 yards on an altogether forgettable day for the Colts.
Johnson and company will no doubt improve in Week 2, but he’ll likely get a heavy dose of Darrelle Revis against the Jets, which limits his fantasy optimism.
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