Week 2 Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

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START

Ben Roethlisberger

The Minnesota matchup will scare most owners especially after he had rough week in Cleveland in Week 1 however, Big Ben is notoriously great while playing at home. Last season, he averaged 24 Fantasy Points per game at home, scoring no less than 17 Fantasy Points in any game at Heinz Field.

Derek Carr & Oakland WRs

The Jets have allowed 16 passing TDs while forcing only 3 INTS in their last 7 games. Carr, Cooper and Crabtree must be all systems go in your lineup this week as the Raiders are favored to win this game by two TDs.

Jameis Winston

Chicago allowed the 3rd most Fantasy Points to opposing QBs while on the road last season. Da Bears just allowed Matt Ryan to score 18 Fantasy Points last week. For what it’s worth – keep expectations low with WR Mike Evans as Chicago has covered WR1’s extremely well dating back to 2016.

Marshawn Lynch

The Jets allowed LeSean McCoy to score 28 Fantasy Points last week. Expect Oakland to get ahead big and quick in this one. Like previously mentioned, the Raiders are favored by 14 points which should allow the run game for Oakland to get going early.

Ty Montgomery

Last season, the Falcons allowed the 3rd most passing yards, and the 5th most rushing yards. That translated to allowing opposing rushers to average 13.0 Fantasy Points per game and opposing receivers to score 15.0 Fantasy Points per game! Last week, rookie RB Tarik Cohen shredded the Falcons for 113 total yards and 1 TD on only 5 rushes and 8 receptions. He and Jordan Howard combined for 23 Fantasy Points (and could have been more if Howard didn’t drop an end-zone target.) The Packers seem to be extremely committed to TyMont as he played in 74/82 snaps last week, handled all but 2 of the teams Rushing Attempts and was the only RB targeted in the receiving game.

Doug Baldwin

He should never be benched, but you’d be surprised the Twitter Start/Sit questions we get… There’s not much going on with the 49ers Defense. Look for Baldwin to rebound big against the rival 49ers weak secondary. Last year, Baldwin totaled 208 yards and 1 TD on 10 Receptions against San Fran.

Eric Ebron

Deep sleeper target here. We suspected Ebron would have a terrible Week 1 matchup as he faced the NFL’s best defense in regards to covering the TE position. This Week 2 he faces a Giants Defense that’s extremely vulnerable to covering Tight Ends.

Baltimore Defense

Baltimore embarrassed the Bengals during their “Home Opener” in Cincinnati, lighting up the stat sheet for a shut-out, 5 Sacks, 4 INTs and 1 Fumble Recovery. The Ravens will host the Browns in Week 2 at Baltimore for their “Home Opener.” Keep in mind that the Steelers sacked Kizer 7 Times in Week 1. Baltimore will most likely be a Top 3 Defense in Week 2. Consider Baltimore the best defense to add going into next week!

SIT

T.Y. Hilton

Hilton’s value obviously plummets until Andrew Luck returns. He’s not a high volume/high redzone targeted receiver and ultimately requires Andrew Luck to be startable in Fantasy Leagues. Stay away in Week 2 as he faces CB Patrick Peterson and the stout Cardinals Defense.

Sammy Watkins

Watkins played just 38 snaps in Week 1, fewer than both Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. The Rams getting up big had a lot to do with this however, Watkins’ 5 catches for 58 yards left Fantasy Owners for a lot to be desired. Watkins faces the Redskins and CB Josh Norman in Week 2, a matchup we recommend avoiding. Norman was only thrown at 8 times last week against QB Carson Wentz. Norman only allowed 3 catches for 36 yards.

Joe Mixon

It’s going to take time for Mixon to make his mark in the NFL. Mixon is not only running behind one of the worst Offensive Lines in the NFL, he’s also splitting an equal amount of carries with two other Running Backs! He’ll eventually be the bellcow on this team, but stay away this week against Houston’s top Run Defense!

Jordan and Michael Tozzi were 2013's Most Accurate Fantasy Football Experts in the nation. Owners of LegionReport.com

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