Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em – Week 2

Start – Philip Rivers

The Chargers’ high power offense is going to have a field day against this Bills defense. The Bills, who look like the new worst team in the league, gave up 47 points to a mediocre Ravens offense and are going to look just as bad as the Chargers’ high caliber offense.

Sit – Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton is consistently terrible against this deadly Ravens defense who gave up the least points against QBs in 2017. In the last 2 seasons, Dalton has averaged an appalling 5.25 yards per drop back. Although I believe in Dalton and the Bengals’ offense this year, this is not the week to utilize its talent.

Start – Matt Breida

After Jerick McKinnon’s torn ACL, Matt Breida has taken over the RB1 role in San Francisco. The Lion’s defense gave up the third most points to running backs last season and gave up 29 points to Isaiah Crowell. Not only is Breida more talented than Crowell, he also has the superior offensive line. Expect a big game from Matt Breida.

Sit – Jamaal Williams

Jamaal Williams does have good fantasy potential as a receiving back in an Aaron Rodgers offense, but they are playing the Vikings this week who have arguably the best defense in the league and gave up the least amount of points to RBs last season. Sit Jamaal Williams unless you’re desperate.

Start – Brandon Marshall

With Doug Baldwin doubtful with a grade-2 MCL sprain there are a lot of extra targets to go around this week. Brandon Marshall will be the biggest benefactor, last week he lead the Seahawks in targets and with Jimmy Graham in Green Bay Brandon Marshall seems like their new red zone guy. I expect big things from the veteran this week vs the Bears.

Sit – Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan is the number one option in a Tom Brady led offense, but because of his minimal volume last week vs the Texans and his matchup vs the Jaguars, you should look elsewhere this week. Last week he only had one reception for 11 yards, and players like Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson seemed to be bigger parts of this offense.

Start – Jared Cook

Jared Cook was dominant against the Rams this past week, and he looks like Derek Carr’s favorite target. The Broncos have given up the fourth-most fantasy points to TEs, so I expect Cook to have another great week.

Sit – Charles Clay

I do not trust any Bills players this year, especially with rookie QB Josh Allen starting. NFL teams know how to pick apart rookie QBs especially incredibly raw ones like Allen. This could either help or hinder Charles Clay because rookies love using TEs as safety nets, but the Chargers gave up the second least amount of points to TEs last season and I really do believe there are better options out there.

Start – Chargers D/ST

My game plan for the D/ST position this year is to start anybody who is playing the Bills. The Bills have one of the worst lines in the league and will be in contention for the number 1 pick this year, so take advantage of that.

Sit – Jaguars D/ST

The Jaguars have the best defense in the league, end of discussion but their matchup this week scares me as Tom Brady and the Patriots have been making some of the best defenses in the league look silly for years now. It’s hard for me to start any defense playing New England.

Start – Caleb Sturgis

The Chargers will score A LOT this weekend against the Bills, especially since last week they gave up 47 points to a mediocre Baltimore offense. The Chargers have more talent than the Ravens so we could see 50+ from them this weekend.

Sit – Stephen Gostkowski

I believe the Patriots vs Jaguars matchup will be a low scoring affair, similarly to last years AFC championship game. That means minimal scoring opportunities for Gostkowski, go ahead and pick up Sturgis whose only owned in 3% of leagues and save Gostkowski for a more favorable matchup.