Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 2 (2018)

Week 1 was as wild and unpredictable an opening weekend as I have seen in recent memory. Thankfully there was not a lot of injuries to star players (Delanie Walker, Greg Olsen and Doug Baldwin are the biggest casualties) and we even saw the Browns somehow break their 14-year opening game losing streak by not actually winning.

As far as last week’s prediction’s go, I was spot on with Jimmy G getting his first ever loss as a starter against the Vikings and Jarvis Landry getting a handful of receptions for over 100 yards (I missed on the 2 TD’s). If you lost your first game don’t panic! This is the week to bounce back and use your shiny new waiver pickups to come back strong and get the W.

Week 2 Start ’em

Alex Smith – Wsh QB

Smith has left the comfortable confines of Andy Reid’s offense and is now the new quarterback in the nation’s capital. He is coming off a solid Week 1 performance against the Cardinals with 2 TD’s and now gets the Colts at home, who may very well have the worst secondary in the league.

Smith should throw plenty of checkdown passes to Chris Thompson who will get plenty of open field running room. He also has a healthy Jordan Reed as his main weapon in the red zone, something that shouldn’t be taken for granted given Reed’s injury history and talent level. Smith should also get a handful of rushing attempts which will make him a Top 3 QB play in Week 2.

Alex Smith Week 2 Projections: 333 yards passing, 2 passing TD’s, 10 rushes, 55 rush yards, 1 rush TD

QBs to Start

DeShaun Watson
Patrick Mahomes
Philip Rivers
Jimmy Garoppolo
Tyrod Taylor
Case Keenum
Ben Roethlisberger

RBs to Start

Jay Ajayi
Alex Collins
Kenyan Drake
Chris Thompson
Carlos Hyde
Tevin Coleman
Dion Lewis
Marshawn Lynch
James White
Adrian Peterson
Isaiah Crowell
T.J. Yeldon (If Fournette OUT)
Phillip Lindsay
Royce Freeman
Alfred Morris
Austin Ekeler

WRs to Start

Jarvis Landry
Demaryius Thomas
Emmanuel Sanders
Michael Crabtree
Marquise Goodwin
Corey Davis
Kenny Stills
John Brown
Brandon Marshall
Tyler Lockett
Quincy Enunwa
Kenny Golladay
Cooper Kupp
Chris Godwin
Cole Beasley
Paul Richardson

TEs to Start

Jared Cook
George Kittle
Jimmy Graham
Jack Doyle
Trey Burton
Antonio Gates
Ricky Seals-Jones
Jonnu Smith

Ryan Fitzpatrick cycle

Week 2 Sit ’em

Ryan Fitzpatrick – TB QB

With Jameis Winston suspended for the first 4 games of the season, the Bucs turned to Harvard-educated journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick against a New Orleans defense that digressed dramatically since last season’s Top 10 finish.

This week he gets the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles who put the clamps on Matt Ryan and Julio Jones in the end zone in Week 1. With his top aerial weapon DeSean Jackson dealing with injuries, he will have to rely heavily on 2nd year wideout Chris Godwin as Mike Evans will surely get increased coverage from the safety. As par for the course, I predict the Fitzmagic will fizzle out in Week 2.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Week 2 Projections: 285 yards passing, 2 passing TD’s, 2 INT’s

QBs to Sit

Andy Dalton
Derek Carr
Dak Prescott
Joe Flacco
Marcus Mariota
Sam Darnold

RBs to Sit

LeSean McCoy
Derrick Henry
Peyton Barber
Jamaal Williams
Duke Johnson
Ty Montgomery
Chris Carson
Rashaad Penny
Rex Burkhead
Frank Gore
LeGarrette Blount
C.J. Anderson
Tarik Cohen
Bilal Powell
Kerryon Johnson
Jordan Wilkins

WRs to Sit

Amari Cooper
Chris Hogan
Sammy Watkins
Randall Cobb
Kelvin Benjamin
Robby Anderson
Allen Hurns
DeSean Jackson
Will Fuller
Geronimo Allison
Jordy Nelson
Danny Amendola
Phillip Dorsett
Dede Westbrook
Keelan Cole
Michael Gallup
Josh Doctson

TEs to Sit

David Njoku
Eric Ebron
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
O.J. Howard
Jesse James
Charles Clay
George Swaim
Cameron Brate
Austin Hooper
Mike Gesicki

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