If you play fantasy football then you would like to know that the players that are in your starting line-up each week are the best choice. Many of you will turn to the NFL Network and listen to Fantasy Live with Michael Fabiano to see who he predict is a good player to star or sit for the week. The problem is, he takes the obvious starts and sits each week, but don’t go beyond it. The experts are afraid to take the difficult starts and sits.
If you suck at football then I’m your girl. I win fantasy football EVERY year. I’ve been playing since 2011. I’m currently playing in five leagues this season.
Anyway, what about the difficult starts and sits? I’m here to help you with the players that the experts don’t want to touch. Keep in mind that this is my best analysis and won’t be an ironclad definitive answer. Please don’t come at me each week to lament on how you lost your fantasy match by listening to me or reading my blog. You are responsible for setting YOUR lineup and each decision that you make is on you.
I will only cover the skill positions and defense Each Week.
My Starts and Sits for Week 2 (2018)
Jared Goff vs ARI
Goff is playing at home and playing against the Cardinals defense that was run all over by the Washington Redskins in WEEK 1. Start Goff with confidence. I predict 25+ fantasy points.
Case Keenum vs Oak
The Broncos defense kicks it up a notch at Mile High Stadium. The Raiders will start the season at 0-2 after Sunday. Which they should. Who trades the best defensive player of the decade? Don’t answer that. I have raiders fan reading this blog. I expect Keenum to use his undrafted RB, Philip Lindsay, and rookie, Royce Freeman; they both will have 10+fantasy points. Keenum throws for 300+yards and 3 TDs.
DeShaun Watson vs Ten
Watson had a horrific WEEK 1, but I expect him to bounce back in WEEK 3. He didn’t have many reps during pre-season and coming off his ACL tear last season, fantasy owners are going to reap the benefits of his arm and running abilities by WEEK 3. Watson is a good start this week because he has owned the Titans. QB, Marcus Mariota is ailing and so is his star, WR, Corey Davis. I expect Tennesse ‘s defense to be on the field a lot due to the inability to sustain drives by the Titans. Watson will have a good week. I’m predicting over 25 fantasy points.
Tyrod(Tu-rod) Taylor vs NO
His mama named him Tyrod pronounced Tu-rod. We won’t see the same numbers that Ryan Fitzpatrick put up against the Saints last week, but Tyrod will eat and he will eat good. Cleveland will upset the New Orleans Saints, and the Saints will go down 0-2. Many picked the Saints to win the Superbowl, but not this season, son. They won’t even make the playoffs. Start Tyrod with confidence or go pick him up off the waiver wire.
QB Sits for WEEK 2
Russell Wilson vs Chicago
Blake Bortles vs NE
Derek Carr vs DEN
Sam Bradford vs LA
Melvin Gordon vs Buff
The Baltimore Ravens entire offense/defense had a field day against Nate Peterman and the Buffalo Bills. It was embarrassing to see on the field. I expect the same results from Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler(Flex). Start them with confidence this week!
Carlos Hyde vs NO
Hyde looked great in the preseason and he looked good in game 1 against the Steelers. Carlos will get 12-15 fantasy points this week. He’s good as an RB2 or Flex position.
Lamar Miller vs Ten
Miller almost had 100 yards last week, only 2 yards shy of the mark. The entire offense of the Texans was lethargic. The Patriots are the best team in the league when it comes to adjustments. Bill Belchick planned well for his former student coach, Bill O-Brien last week. I expect the Texans to win big in Tennessee. Miller will get 100 yards and a score. Book it!
Matt Breida vs DET
Breida is going against a defense that was the laughing stock on Monday night. The Jets were either that good or Detriot’s defense was that bad. The 49ers are looking to redeem themselves and will bounce back against the Lions. Give Breida more touches and receptions and you will see what he can do. I expect 85 yards rushing, 25 receiving, and 1 TD.
RB Sits for WEEK 2
Any of the Detriot Lions RBs vs San Fran
Joe Williams vs MINN
Peyton Barber vs PHILLY
Kareem Hunt vs PIT
Quincy Enunwa vs Miami
Believe the hype that’s surrounding Quincy. The guy can run short and long routes with great speed. He has great hands and is very physical. If you got him off the waiver wire, I wouldn’t be surprised to see your team in the playoffs.
Pierre Garcon vs DET
Marquise Goodwin is out with a thigh bruise, which makes Pierre Garcon and TE, George Kittle to receive his targets. Garcon will have 100+ yards and a score.
Cooper Kupp vs ARZ
Patrick Peterson will probably shadow Robert Woods and leave Kupp to run crossing and deep routes on a weak Cardinals defense. Start Kupp with confidence.
Stefon Diggs vs Green Bay
There are too many weapons on the Vikings offense to cover, and the guy that can run all routes on the route tree will eat well at Lambeau Field.
WRs Sits for WEEK 2
Robert Woods vs ARZ
Devante Adams vs MINN
Chris Hogan vs JAX
Corey Davis vs HOU
Jared Cook vs DEN
Denver is known for their hard nose defense, but they have not been able to cover TEs. Cook had a monster game last week against one of the top-rated defenses(Rams). You will hear Jared Cooks’ name announced a lot in this game.
Jimmy Graham vs MINN
I know what you are thinking, but this is Minnesota. George Kittle had 90 yards against Minnesota and should have been a possible score, too. Rodgers is expected to play and this is a rivalry. Fire Jimmy up with confidence and look for him in the endzone.
Evan Engram vs DAL
Dallas could never cover the TE position. I hate to talk about my team like this, but it’s the truth. Start Evan Engram with confidence. Stats: 85 yards, 2 TDs.
Eric Ebron vs WAS
I know Jack Doyle is the preferred TE in the Colts offense, but Ebron is the most talented. Ebron will eat again this week because he’s a hungry dog. Give the man the ball and watch him work.
Jonuu Smith vs HOU
No Delanie Walker for the season and Houston gave up 2 scores to TE, Gronk last week. Smith won’t be as productive as Gronk but he will eat at the table.
TEs Sits for WEEK 2
Austin Hooper vs CAR
Jack Doyle vs WAS
Kyle Rudolph vs Green Bay
Defense Starts and Sits for Week 2
San Diego Chargers vs Buff
Chicago Bears vs SEA
San Francisco vs DET
Los Angeles Rams vs ARZ
Defense Sits for week 2
Pittsburgh Steelers vs KC
Detriot Lions vs San Fran
Kansas City vs PIT
Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Chargers
Good luck to all fantasy players! Catch me each week with the difficult starts and sits.
Peace, love, and positive vibes all day and everyday.