Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 2
With the first week of the fantasy season behind us, we have the chance to regroup and make adjustments. If you lost your first game of the season, whatever you do, DO NOT PANIC. This is not the time to drop disappointing high draft picks like Brandon Aiyuk (people are actually doing this) or trade an underperforming asset while their Week 2 value is at an all-time low.
Instead, keep your cool and be patient by giving it at least one to two more weeks before you make any drastic decisions. That being said, now is the time to be active on the waiver wire and free agent list while there are still talented, high-upside players up for grabs. If you are in a one QB league, do not fill your valuable bench spots with another QB that you are never going to start. Drop them and load up on running backs that could hit if a starter misses time.
These are the types of winning moves that will help you win championships!
Eli Mitchell – 49ers RB
If you were one of the many who used their number one waiver priority or blew all their FAB to land Mitchell, this is the week to trust your instincts and insert the rookie RB into your FLEX or RB2 slot. It seems that Mitchell, not Trey Sermon, has earned the trust of Kyle Shanahan in the wake of Raheem Mostert’s season ending knee injury.
In Week 2, the 49ers will have a difficult matchup against an Eagles front 7 that held the Falcons to 62 yards rushing in Week 1. That being said, Mitchell will likely get the bulk of the carries one again and should eclipse 100 yards rushing with 2 TD’s, further showcasing his raw speed and bell-cow ability for the 49ers backfield.
Eli Mitchell Week 2 Projections: 21 rushing attempts, 123 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD’s
QBs to Start
RBs to Start
Ronald Jones II
WRs to Start
TEs to Start
Week 2 Sit ’em
Kenyan Drake – Raiders RB
Even with the likelihood that Josh Jacobs will sit this game out, Drake faces a daunting test against a Steelers defense that limited the Buffalo Bills offense to one of their worst games in recent memory. Now that the Steelers have only Drake to key on, I expect them to take out their biggest run threat on the ground and force Derek Carr and the Raiders offense to beat them through the air.
Kenyan Drake Week 2 Projections: 47 rushing yards, 1 reception, 6 receiving yards, 0 TD’s
QBs to Sit
RBs to Sit
WRs to Sit
Michael Pittman Jr
TEs to Sit
If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Mike Mital on there, by the way.
Make sure to watch the Week 2 waiver wire video in case there are any players on waivers or free agency that you might have missed.
Also check out our podcast, Fantasy Couch Podcast (available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.