Fantasy Football Update 9/14/16: Week 2 Start/Sit Picks
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy This Week
September 14, 2016
Week 2 in the NFL will be getting started tomorrow evening, and that means it’s time for us fantasy football owners to start setting our lineups. Let’s make those tough decisions a little easier with this week’s Start/Sit recommendations.
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Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders: It’s official: Carr is now relevant in fantasy. He bagged 22.4 points against the Saints in the opener, and has a favorable matchup looming in Week 2 against the Falcons in Oakland.
Carr has been pretty good at home lately, and the Falcons got torched by Jameis Winston last week. The Raiders are a team on the rise.
Jeremy Langford, RB, Chicago Bears: Not too many people were high on Langford coming into the season, but he made it onto most rosters as a backup RB. It’s time to show him a flex or RB2 spot this week, as he has a pretty good matchup against the Eagles this week.
Langford is no Matt Forte, but he’s the Bears’ feature back and that counts for something in the RB-depleted world.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos: Sanders got comparatively large amounts of attention in the opener, but could only muster five catches for 49 yards. Things are looking up this week, though, as he’s going against a pretty flimsy and slow Colts defense.
Sanders should find a lot of holes here, so give him another shot in your starting lineup.
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It’s time to sell high on Winston, or at least show him the bench for now. Despite going off for four passing touchdowns a 25.5 points in Week 1 against the Falcons, he runs into a brick wall this week against Arizona.
The Cardinals are notoriously stingy to opposing quarterbacks, so it’s probably best to go with another option here if you have one.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions: Abdullah was great against the Colts in the opener, bagging a nice 18-point fantasy total. He’s a sell-high or bench candidate this week, though, as he’s up against the Titans.
Tennessee slapped down Adrian Peterson in the opener, and will be similarly keyed in on Abdullah. He won’t have quite the stat-line this week.
TY Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Now let’s go to the other side of that Broncos-Colts matchup this weekend and look at Hilton. He was lost in the shuffle last week, ceding targets to guys like Donte Moncrief.
Hilton will have a similarly tough time against the Broncos this weekend, as it’s doubtful he’ll be able to get through their tough secondary.
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