Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em
Week 1 Recap:
Carson Palmer 327 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int or Sit Ben Roethlisberger
Shane Vereen 101 Rush yards, 7 Rec 53 yards or Sit Montee Ball
Michael Floyd 4 Rec, 82 yards or Sit Greg Jennings
Julius Thomas 5 Rec, 110 yards, 2 TDs or Sit Kyle Rudolph
Sit Eli Manning
Start Lamar Miller (Still a believer though)
Sit DeSean Jackson
Start Zach Sudfeld (Started him in 4 of my own leagues, ouch)
Sit Jared Cook
–Should be a top 8 QB this week.
–Put up good numbers last week. Was able to throw a little better than anticipated, plus has the dual QB threat. Remember Tim.
–Assuming health, Romo has always been an underrated fantasy QB. Usually finishing in the top 8 overall, Romo deserves a better draft ADP. He also deserves to be in your starting lineup
–He’s their only option. Vereen is out with a broken wrist.
–They aren’t going to give up on him. He may not get the start, but he will get the most touches.
–Bounce back game coming. Cleveland has a very underrated Defense.
–Amendola is out. Edelman will assume the slot position.
–Carson Palmer adds a lot to this team. Michael Floyd’s skillset will prevail.
–Roddy White was not 100% last week but toughed it out. Expect a big day from Douglas.
–He’s for real. He’s going to have his down weeks with all the receiving talent in Denver, but all of the WRs are too.
Kellen Winslow Jr
–Geno Smith’s check down option. Should be plentiful targets this week.
–He had the targets last week. It’ll be tough to predict this offense, but being involved as much as he was in week 1 is encouraging.
–Held the Seahawks at bay. Underrated and I would pick them up if they are available.
Green Bay Packers
–RG3 didn’t look himself. Morris had fumbling issues and even Garcon was struggling to get open.
–More of a gut call here, but I think the defense is going to carry the Steelers to a win, we know the offense isn’t.
–Greg the leg in a dome which has the potential to be a shootout.
–Ride him every week.
–Another possible shootout.
–Hopefully you were a smart owner and drafted a decent backup, possibly Vick? I’d sit RG3 unless I have no other options. At least until he starts looking like himself again.
–Playing a tough San Fran D. Carolina kept him in check. Expect about the same amount of production.
–I really don’t care that they are playing NO. Freeman is simply not good. The more he throws, the more likely an interception is.
–Too much of a mystery. Dwyer is back, Redman should get the start and Felix Jones will be in the mix as well. Kinda surprised they didn’t try to bring back Chris Fuamatu’Mafala with how bad they were last week.
–After scoring a beautiful touchdown last week, Mathews disappeared. The Eagles are going to have a stranglehold on the Time of Possession. Rivers will be throwing more than handing off.
–Too much of a timeshare. Ball will be the clear cut starter at some point this season, but not yet.
–Its hard to do, but even if he is active, keep him on your bench. Expect big numbers from Jones and Douglas while Roddy becomes a decoy until healthy.
–There’s no chemistry between him and Tannehill. Already complaining about not getting the ball enough, look for him to be that high priced decoy while Brian Hartline picks up the targets, receptions and yards.
–Carolina’s D is for real. I don’t see this game as a big fantasy point producer.
–Banged up already, go with another option until healthy.
–Look for the Lions to get Megatron more involved. Pettigrew was worse last week than Zach Sudfeld (Sudfeld had 0 points).
–Heath recently hinted at playing in Monday Nights game with Cincy. If he is going to be active and you have him, bench him. Play someone who you know is going to at least be active, given that the Steelers and Bengals play Monday night (While this is very obvious, readers of this site may be more Steelers biased. Don’t trust your black and gold heart, go with the fantasy football mind).
–Time of possession is going to wear down this Defense.
–Rivers will be throwing and the Eagles will be playing prevention. Look for San Diego to gain garbage time yards and points.
–While their defense shut out the Jags last week, Cecil Shorts is not Dez Bryant. Also, Blaine Gabbert isn’t Tony Romo. This will be a real test for KC.
–Injured, Steelers couldn’t move the ball. Both are making for a bad fantasy day, if active.
–San Francisco is going to have their way, defensively, with the Seahawks offense.
–I, personally, just can’t trust him after last season.