Fantasy Football Week 2: Start ‘em / Sit ‘em

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Last week’s results: 4-7-3

Rough week! I’m going to chalk that one up to lack of prep time. I just took over fantasy duties for Bear Goggles On mid last week and had less than a day to get my picks posted. Hopefully that will be my last excuse needed this year! Don’t give up on my picks just yet. If my week 2 picks are that bad, then by all means bail, but anyone can have a bad week and it’s a long season. Now that I got that out of the way, here are my picks for week 2:

Note: Only players started in less than 75% of yahoo leagues will be listed in Start’em section. These recommendations are for players you may be on the fence about that I think will over (Start) or under (Sit) perform their Yahoo projections.

Start’Em:

David Wilson RB (started: 63%, projected points: 12): Everyone is worried about Wilson getting on the field again after his two fumbles. Last year it took him until week 13 to get double digit carries after a fumble in week 1. Last year the Giants also had an experienced backup who coach Coughlin could trust. This year its Da’Rel Scott who got hurt in practice yesterday and Brandon Jacobs who was just signed this week. So they basically have no one else. Wilson is going to get another shot this week. I’m expecting a redemption game.

Anquan Boldin WR @SEA (62%, 11): After 13 catches for 208 yards and a TD, this seems like a no-brainer. Granted @Sea was the worst matchup for fantasy WRs last year, but Boldin is tough enough to handle the physical press coverage of Seattle DBs and even if Boldin is half as productive as he was in week 1, that will still get you more than the 11 points Yahoo is projecting. It’s not like SF has a lot of other reliable WR options to throw to.

Eddie Lacy RB WAS (60%, 11): Lacy got 11 points in his debut against a brutal SF run defense on the road. A home matchup against a Washington Def that just got rolled for 184 yards by LeSean McCoy should be a cakewalk in comparison. I expect at least one Lambeau Leap from the rookie (gross).

Julian Edelman WR NJ (44%, 14): Dany Amendola is out for Week 2, Kenbrell Thompkins looked lost in week 1, Sudfield was a non-factor (1 target), and Shane Verren who got 10 targets in week 1 is out indefinitely. That pretty much leaves Edelman as Tom Brady’s only reliable option. If you picked him up on waivers this week, you probably dropped a significant amount of coin to do so, so you might as well play him.

Jordan Cameron TE @BAL (40%, 8): Cameron is coming of a 9 catch, 108 yard, 1 TD performance and the Ravens just gave up 110 yards and 2 TDs to Denver TE Julius Thomas. So how is Cameron only started in 40% of Yahoo leagues? 8 projected points seems low to me as well. Granted Brandon Weeden is basically the opposite of Peyton Manning, but Cameron had more targets then any other TE in week 1 (13). I predict another double digit fantasy performance in week 2.

Jared Cook TE @ATL (52%, 9): After Cook’s monster performance in week 1, how is he started in less leagues than Danny Amendola who isn’t even playing? Seriously, Cook led the team in targets, they moved him all over the field to exploit match-ups, and he fumbled away what would have been his 3rd TD of the game. Who knows if this will last, but 9 points feels pretty low to me. Jimmy Graham and maybe  Jason Witten are the only TEs I would start over Cook right now. If you have one of those guys, then start Cook at flex.

TY Hilton WR MIA (29%, 8): It was a disappointing opener for Hilton, but he was an inch away from a deep catch that would of resulted in a TD and a solid double-digit fantasy game. I think Hilton gets one this week.

Sleeper Pick:

Michael Floyd WR DET (15%, 10): The Lions secondary gave up 7 catches and 140 yards to Vikings 2nd WR Jerome Simpson. I feel like I could probably get open on these guys. Floyd finished strong last year and picked up right where he left off in week 1 with 4 catches for 82 yards on 6 targets. Arizona is going to struggle to keep up with Detroit’s offense and will have to throw more than usual to have a chance.

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