Okay, week 1 is always the hardest to predict because all the statistics I have are from the year before. Sorry to those who listened to me and it didn’t play out for you. That being said, here goes week 2’s start ’em sit ’em.
Philip Rivers @ Buf– Last week I was down on Rivers and boy was I wrong. After dropping 29 points in week one, he gets a Buffalo defense who gave yo 260 yards and 3 TDs to Joe Flacco and the Ravens. I think that Rivers is a better QB in a much better offense so he should feast on the depleted Bills defense.
James Conner vs. KC– Conner tore it up last week in place of LeVeon Bell and IF Bell does not return to the team this week, Conner is an RB1. The Chiefs linebackers looked lost last week against the Chargers and allowed a ton of points to RBs, Conner should have a good day.
Emmanuel Sanders vs. Oak– Sanders was easily Keenum’s favorite target last Sunday, hauling in 10 of his 11 targets for 135 yards and a TD. Against a Raiders secondary that was middle of the pack last week, I like Sanders chances of having another good game. Especially in PPR.
Zach Ertz @ TB– Last week Ertz didn’t really capitalize on his 10 target volume. This week the Eagles take on a Tampa Bay defense that looked sub par last week against the Saints. So if Ertz gets the same volume I think he finds pay dirt.
Andrew Luck @ Wsh– The Redskins defense allowed 11 passing yards in the first half against the Cardinals and then held them to only 153 yards with no touchdowns, and created two turnovers. Andrew Luck did pretty decent against the Bengals last week but, i’d keep him on the bench this week against a defense that only allowed 2.3 fantasy points to an opposing QB last week.
Carlos Hyde @ NO– Hyde looked like the clear cut starter for the Browns, but I wouldn’t put him in your lineup this week against the Saints. As sloppy as the Saints game looks from a score perspective, they did solid against the run. They only allowed 8.8 fantasy points to RBs but still let up 48 points. I’d look elsewhere this week.
Larry Fitzgerald @ LAR– Fitz caught 7 passes for 76 yards against a pretty good Redskins secondary last week. Unfortunately the only defense to allow less fantasy points to opposing Receivers than the Redskins, was the Rams. Expect similar if not worse numbers from Larry this week.
Austin Hooper vs Car– There are a lot of tight ends I really wouldn’t wanna start this week but I Hooper takes the spot on my list. Don’t start him in week 2.
~ Jon Tetreault ( @JonTetreault13 )
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