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2016 NFL Fantasy Football Week 2: Start Em’ or Sit Em’

Time for some tough decisions in Week 2.

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley
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Welcome to the Week 2 of the 2016 NFL season!

Every week, I will pick some players who I think will overachieve and underachieve based on ESPN’s weekly rankings. Please feel free to ask any lineup questions here or on Twitter.

Last week I went 7-5 for Overachievers and 9-3 for Underachievers.


  • Oakland Raiders QB David Carr - QB 11: He is off to a great start. This week, he gets the Atlanta Falcons who were ripped up through the pass last week.
  • Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco - QB 14: He looked a little rusty, but he had a nice deep connection with WR Mike Wallace. The Cleveland Browns’ defense is a go against every week.
  • Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan - QB 17: Ryan is historically a great September QB. Plus, the Oakland Raiders’ pass defense leaves a lot to be desired.
  • New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings - RB 18: There is no threat behind him, and the New Orleans Saints are still awful.
  • New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount - RB 23: The Patriots are going more conservative. I can see him continuing to get 20 touches a game for the next few weeks.
  • Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls - RB 26: Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll came out and said Rawls is the RB1. This wek, he gets the shaky Rams defense.
  • New York Jets WR Eric Decker - WR 18: I can see the Jets getting the ball back to their big dawgs this week.
  • Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd - WR 28: He may be the most underrated WR in the NFL. All he does is produce week in and week out.
  • Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree - WR 33: In what should be a high scoring game, I expect at least 10 targets which is all you can ask from a WR3.
  • Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller - TE 13: He is a favorite of Bears QB Jay Cutler’s. Based on their slow start, I expect a ton of targets.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers K Chris Boswell - K 13: Last year, he was the second-best kicker in the league. He is a bargain down this low.
  • Philadelphia Eagles - D 11: They had a solid week one perfromance. I expect the same in Week 2.


  • Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers - QB 3: WR Jordy Nelson had heavy legs last week. They’re on the road this week where they usually struggle in Minnesota.
  • New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees - QB 4: While he usually rips it up at home, on the road is a different story. The Giants look vastly improved on that side of the ball.
  • Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck - QB 11: I would not want to go against the Broncos’ defense in Denver.
  • Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley - RB 11: The combination of the opponent and the horrific Rams offense makes playing him a huge gamble every week.
  • Carolina Panthers RB Jonathon Stewart - RB 15: He looked a tad slow last week and is banged up as well. I can see a blowout to allow him to get some rest this week.
  • San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde - RB 21: He goes on the road against a real top 5 defense in the Carolina Panthers. No, thank you.
  • New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks - WR 10: He had one huge play last week, but faces a better defense on the road this week.
  • Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins - WR 17: He is not 100% healthy. Neither is this offense.
  • Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Mathews - WR 23: I expect the road to be an issue for his rookie QB teammate, Carson Wentz.


  • New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener - TE 9: He looked lost last week. That will continue this week on the road.


  • Green Bay Packers K Mason Crosby - K 4: I do not expect them to score many points on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.


  • Arizona Cardinals - D 6: Last week was a pretty shaky performance. This week, they face a better overall offense in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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