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

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Running Back

Ameer Abdullah, @MIN (58%, 10) – I am kicking myself for being cautious with Adbullah in week 1. With Joique Bell healthy I wanted to see how often Adbullah was used before I put him in my starting lineup. So despite having Abdullah on almost every one of my rosters, I missed out on his 17 point fantasy line.  He got 11 touches on Sunday compared to 8 for Bell and I think the Lions will find more ways to get Abdullah the ball every week.

T.J. Yeldon, MIA (38%, 8) – My only question with Yeldon was whether he would be the primary back this year and after playing almost three times more snaps than Denard Robinson, I’m comfortable sticking him in my Flex spot this week. He’s got the size to be a goal-line back, has good hands out of the backfield, and can make people miss in the open field. The Jags offense is never going to be great, but if Bortles can get just a little better than Yeldon could be a solid RB2 this season.

Rashad Jennings, ATL (33%, 10) – Had over twice as many carries as any other Giants RB which but to bed any question about a RBBC. If not for an early fumble, Jennings might have had even more touches. More importantly, he got most of the red zone work. The Falcons D looks better this year, but still gave up 399 total yards in week 1.

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Tevin Coleman, @NYG (30%, 9) – A promising debut with 80 rushing yards on 4 YPC. It was a little disappointing that Coleman didn’t get any looks in the passing game, but he had double the carries of Devonta Freeman at least. Start Coleman with confidence against a suspect Giants D.

Danny Woodhead, @CIN (22%, 10) – The Chargers don’t seem to trust rookie Melvin Gordon in the red zone, which makes Danny Woodhead relevant in fantasy again. He had two TDs during week 1 on 16 total touches. He’s a borderline RB2 in PPR leagues and a decent Flex option in standard formats.

Deep Sleeper

Duke Johnson, TEN (3%, 6) – Browns starter Isaiah Crowell averaged a paltry 1.7 YPC on Sunday. Granted it was against a tough Jets run D, but Johnson got only 5 less carries and did more with them (3.1 YPC). The Browns didn’t utilize Johnson as a receiver at all, but that is one of his strengths and once they do Johnson could be a borderline starter in most formats.