Welcome to the second week of NFL football and my start or sit column.
I've done this for a few years, but I will continue with the FanDuel picks at the bottom. For normal leagues, I'll pick some players outside the top 10 and 15 who I think will play well as well as some higher rated players who I see underachieving using the ESPN rankings.
Last week, I went 6-4 in underachievers and overachievers, and not bad but much room for improvement in FanDuel. Let's get to it.
- New England Patriots QB Tom Brady: New Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan always gives Tom Brady trouble. Use another option if possible.
- Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning: Until he shows something different, I cannot see starting him unless you're in a really deep league.
- Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford: He struggles on the road and especially against good teams.
- Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles: You probably have to start him, but don't expect much going against a top three defense.
- Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson: He looks like he is going to play but is banged up, on the road and looked slow last week compared to Ronnie Hillman.
- Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore: He looked old last week, and playing the Jets defense will not help this week.
- San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen: He is coming off a huge week but facing a tougher defense on the road. I would not expect half of last week's performance.
- Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper: Right now, no one is sure who is playing QB for Oakland, and the Baltimore defense is one that will not make anyone look good.
- New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall: He will probably be covered by Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis who shuts everyone down.
- San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green: The Cincinnati Bengals are stout defending the tight end. Find better options.
- Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer: He is a top 5 fantasy QB when healthy. Ride the train.
- New York Giants QB Eli Manning: He is back home with a plus match-up versus the Atlanta Falcons.
- Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford: He had a slow start followed by a great 2nd half. I think he exposes the Dallas Cowboys' secondary.
- Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah: He looks to be real deal and should be an every week start.
- Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman: He looked like a comfortable NFL running back last week and got more than 20 touches. The Giants struggle on everything on defense.
- St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason: He is healthy and ready to go. Last year, he was a top 20 RB over the second half of the season.
- Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews: He is an every week starter, no questions asked.
- Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams: I expect at least 10 targets against a very shaky Eagles pass defense.
- Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown: This is the start of his breakout year as he is becoming an every week starter.
- Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen: He was invisible last week, and I have no doubts QB Cam Newton gets him very involved this week.
Here are my FanDuel picks for the week where I will give some higher and lower salaries I like at each position:
- New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, $8,900: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still just awful. If you are going to pay, pay here.
- New York Giants QB Eli Manning, $8,000: I love the home match-up and bounce back.
- Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, $7,800: The Bears are easy pickings.
- Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton, $6,900: He always plays well at home. This is my best cheap option this week.
- New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram, $8,000: Great price for this kind of match-up.
- Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller, $7,300: You can run on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray, $6,800: He will get the touches no matter what the score.
- Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman, $6,500: I think he continues with the 20-plus touches.
- Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah, $6,400: Just a great price for this kind of young talent.
- San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead, $6,200: The best cheap option of the week at RB.
- Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, $8,800: I expect an huge day that's worth the price.
- Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins, $8,2000: I see double digit targets and a touchdown.
- New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks, $7,400: As you can see, I love all Saints this week.
- Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews, $7,000: Just love him and the match-up this week
- San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin, $6,400: I see many more targets in a plus match-up.
- Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown, $6,200: Carson Palmer's favorite deep receiver.
- Green Bay Packers WR James Jones, $5,400: My favorite cheap play at receiver.
- Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, $6,000: He should be the top target of QB Tony Romo.
- Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz, $5,200: A cheap gamble that could pay off big.
Thank you for reading and have a great week, feel free to ask any questions here or on Twitter.