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Week 2 Fantasy Football Start Em Sit Em


I’m hoping you didn’t follow my advice to a tee last week and started Kareem Hunt and Sat Rishard Matthew. If you flipped flopped those options I’m sure you dominated your leagues. Great performances from Hunt, the Rams defense, and Bradford against the Saints. And very poor performances from Matthews, Ebron and Allen. Sometimes I go a little too bold but I’m trying to win you leagues… we don’t win by playing it safe we like to take some chances. Here’s my Start Em Sit Em for week 2.

Starts:

Jay Cutler

Often, I’ve felt like the lone defender of the talent of Jay Cutler. I think he’s finally found himself in a great situation in Miami with his former coach Adam Gase and the most talented team he’s been on. Throw in a matchup against the LA Chargers who allowed Trevor Simien to look like a top quarterback in the NFL and I think we have a recipe for success on your fantasy squad. Cutler is a strong-armed quarterback with weapons and an offensive line in front of him who can keep him upright. Also, he may be available on your waiver wire only owned in approximately 5% of leagues.

Carson Palmer

We have two quarterbacks on this list because last week most quarterbacks in my opinion were pretty disappointing in terms of numbers. Again, he should be available in most leagues only owned in about 30%. Granted his safety net of David Johnson is out… but if we look at this matchup it couldn’t be better for Carson. The Colts defense allowed Goff to look like a top 5 quarterback. The Cardinals on paper still have talent on offense and I believe that if you were disappointed in your QB week 1, Palmer might be able to get you those points week 2.

Cooper Kupp

This is a rookie that I absolutely love this year. The Rams receivers were so bad last eyar that this mid round pick was automatically put into the top set of receivers. Kupp turned up pretty big in the game against the colts. Catching 4 passes for 76 yards with the Touchdown. Had I played him last week instead of T.Y Hilton like I thought about I would have gone undefeated in fantasy. I’m a big believer in not trying to over think fantasy football. Most of the time my gut is right and that’s what my gut told me to do and I ignored it. Another favorable matchup this week my gut says play Kupp.

BONUS PPR Tarik Cohen

I was very impressed with this kid. After seeing his 3rd play I immediately added him in all of my leagues. The Bears have lost a ton of receivers to injury. And while his matchup is not favorable for rushing and he’s behind Jordan Howard on the depth chart. I think that Tarik Cohen at the least will get a ton of passes thrown his way. If you’re in PPR I say start.

Sits:

Golden Tate

I’m a big Golden Tate fan and I have him in a few leagues. But after watching the Giants eliminate Dez Bryant from the offense of the Cowboys, I don’t think that Golden Tate will be able to much better. I like the Lions to get the win I’m just not sure if it’ll come from the hands of Tate.

Zac Ertz

It’s no secret that I despise Zach Ertz as a fantasy football option. Last week he had a solid performance with 93 receiving yards and if you had him in PPR 8 catches you had a good performance. This week the Eagles need to go into Arrowhead stadium and play a Chiefs team that eliminated the best TE in the league in Rob Gronkowski week 1. I don’t expect Ertz to fair much better even with the injury to Eric Berry

TY Hilton

This one should be easy. Until Andrew Luck is healthy I’m avoiding any and all Colts options like the plague. See? Easy analysis.


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