Week 1 was an electric start to the season that gave us a few surprises along the way. Who started Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets defense this week? Anyone? The NFL season can be full of twists and turns and week 2 shouldn’t be any different! Let’s go ahead and take a look at this weeks Start em/Sit em.
Week 2 Starts/Sits
By: Corey Goodwin
QB starts week 2:
- Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Chiefs)
Big Ben will be at home for this one. Look for him to bounce back after a tough game against the Browns which ended in a 21-21 tie.
- Phillip Rivers, Chargers (@ Bills)
One of the best offenses going against what may be the worst team in the league. Fire up your Chargers with confidence.
- Dak Prescott, Cowboys (vs. Giants)
The Cowboys offense is struggling, and until they can establish a passing game Dak will continue to struggle as well.
- Derek Carr, Raiders (@ Broncos)
Unfortunately for Derek Carr, he gets to face an improved Broncos D after a tough week 1 matchup against the Rams. I wouldn’t expect much from him on the road this week.
RB starts week 2:
- Dion Lewis, Titans (vs. Texans)
Week 1, Lewis finished top 10 in touches and targets among RB’s. There is a good chance he’s the better back in the Titans backfield and you can look for them to get him involved against a tough Texans D.
- Royce Freeman (vs. Raiders)
Everyone was on the Freeman hype train until Phillip Lindsay came onto the scene. Fear not, as he will look to eat against a weak Raiders D.
- LeSean McCoy, Bills (vs. Chargers)
McCoy is coming off of a tough game where he saw only 7 rushes for 22 yards. He may do better this week, but I would temper expectations.
- Jamaal Williams, Packers (vs. Vikings)
Jamaal Williams is exceptional in pass protection. That can prove invaluable when your QB is Aaron Rodgers. He should put that skill to use this week against a stout Vikings defense.
WR starts week 2:
- JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers (vs. Chiefs)
The Chiefs defense likes to give up big plays and while they will be focused on trying to shut down Antonio Brown, that leaves plenty of opportunity for a big game from the young superstar.
- Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (vs. Eagles)
You’re going to want to keep an eye on the status of Bucs receiver Desean Jackson to start the game, but if Jackson were to miss then Godwin should have an immediate impact.
- Amari Cooper, Raiders (@ Broncos)
Doesn’t it feel like we are always waiting on Cooper’s breakout season? With Derek Carr struggling, I don’t know if we’ll see it this year either.
- Chris Hogan, Patriots (@ Jaguars)
There aren’t many WR’s I feel comfortable with starting against the Jags defense. Look for them to play the Patriots tough with last years playoff loss still fresh in their minds.
TE starts week 2:
- Jordan Reed, Redskins (vs. Colts)
When healthy, Reed is an elite receiver with elite route running capabilities. Look for Alex Smith to continue to get him involved in the passing game.
- Trey Burton, Bears (vs. Seahawks)
If you started Burton week one you were no doubt disappointed after much pre season hype. Don’t give up on him just yet! Look for him to get going against the Seahawks D.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jaguars (vs. Patriots)
The king of the almost touchdown…..
- Tyler Eifert, Bengals (vs. Ravens)
Eifert was only targeted 3 times week 1. Until they can get him more involved, I wouldn’t trust him in my lineup.
Defensive streamers for week 2:
- Broncos, (vs. OAK)
- Bears, (vs. Seahawks)