Fantasy Football Start Em’/Sit Em’ – Week 2
Michael Vick – Vick showed tremendous chemistry with DeSean Jackson and Shady McCoy in Monday’s win over Washington. The Eagles racked up 53 plays in the first half, the most by any team in a half since the 1998 Vikings. Vick finished with 203 Passing Yards, 2 Passing TDs, 54 Rushing Yards and 1 Rushing TD. The San Diego secondary isn’t strong and Vick should be elevated back into Fantasy 1QB status. Consider him a strong play and an electric team to watch as the Eagles will only get faster on offense.
Darren McFadden – The fact that the Oakland O-Line being awful is still there, however the elusiveness of Terrelle Pryor will create holes for DMC. This game is a battle for the basement type game, but we like McFadden as a strong RB2 play vs. Jacksonville. Not that we’re comparing Jamaal Charles to DMC, but the Chiefs had their way with the Jags in Week 1 – we expect a strong statistical game from McFadden in week 2.
Marshawn Lynch – Seattle goes up against San Francisco in Week 2. Since Jim Harbaugh has been with the 49ers, they have allowed only five 100-Yard rushing games and three of them have come from Marshawn Lynch. Lynch is coming off a poor Week 1 performance last week of 43 Rushing Yards on 17 Attempts, look for a bounce-back in Week 2.
Marlon Brown – We like this play simply based on matchups. Torrey Smith will be covered by Joe Haden, leaving 5’9″ Buster Skrine and Chris Owings to cover Marlon Brown. Look for Flacco to target Brown consistently and exploit this Cleveland defensive weakness.
Julian Edelman – Gronk and Amendola will sit Week 2 out. Ignoring the 14 targets in Week 1, the Boston Globe labeled Thompkins opening game as awful, stating that he ran routes poorly, lacked awareness, couldn’t stay on his feet and also ran incorrect routes leading to sacks. That being said, we consider Edelman a stellar play vs. NYJ in Week 2 as he will suck up the majority of looks from Tom Brady. In Week 1, he notched 7 Receptions for 79 Yards and 2 TDs.
Tony Gonzalez – With Julio Jones (knee) and Roddy White (ankle) limited, Gonzalez should see an increase all the way around in Week 2. Consider a strong 1TE play in Week 2.
New England Defense – They play the Jets. New England is Home. Nuff’ Said … Do whatever you can to start New England in Week 2.
Carolina Defense – Carolina should be sitting on most waiver wires. They are a strong plug-n-play this week, as they performed great against Seattle – only allowing 12 points and 43 Marshawn Lynch Rushing Yards. E.J. Manuel isn’t Russell Wilson. Look for Carolina to pressure Manuel all game. Consider Carolina a strong defensive play for Week 2.
Torrey Smith – Lining up opposite of Joe Haden never produces a strong statistical day for an opposing WR. Mike Wallace only managed 1 Reception for 15 Receiving Yards in Week 1. We strongly recommend benching Smith. The real start here is Marlon Brown.
Anquan Boldin – There is absolutely zero chance Boldin replicates his performance against GB to a Seattle secondary who call themselves “The Legion of Doom”. Boldin will be guarded by Richard Sherman, a physical 6’3″ corner, labeled as the top CB in the NFL by leaps and bounds. If you have other options, we recommend going with it this Week vs. Seattle.
RGIII – Griffin looks tentative Monday Night vs. the Eagles until the 4th Quarter. This is a judgment call, but we recommend starting RGIII as he shows more fluidity and comes into the groove. Until then, we are looking elsewhere.
Roddy White – White is a gritty NFL WR, but until he is healed from injury, we recommend staying away from this option. There is nothing worse than a stud WR who is injured - lining up as a decoy, getting the start and giving fantasy owners a marginal performance.
Legion Report – Fantasy Football Start/Sit – Week 2