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

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Wide Receiver

Steve Smith Jr, @OAK (48%, 9) – Week 1 was ugly, but Broncos CB Aqib Talib has forced plenty of bad days from better receivers than Smith. He should find getting open much easier against a young Raiders secondary. I still have high hopes for the Smith farewell tour and I’m starting him at Flex in a couple of PPR leagues.

Eric Decker, IND (44%, 8) – The Jets offense looked surprisingly competent in week 1 and Decker is still a dangerous red zone threat. The Jets will probably run the ball often to take advantage of a suspect Colts run D, but they could also fall behind early if the Colts offense gets back on track. Either way I expect Decker to get a decent amount of targets and I’m betting that he finds the end zone again in week 2.

Kendall Wright, @CLE (29%, 6) – Maybe last week was a fluke and maybe Joe Haden shuts down Wright this week, but I’m all in on Mariota and the new look Titans offense. I think this will be a closer game and Wright will get more looks than he did in week 1. I’m confident enough to start him at Flex in a couple of leagues over players with more projected points like Larry Fitz, Sammy Watkins, and Mike Wallace.

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Terrance Williams, @PHI (25%, 10) – The talented Williams has always been an inconsistent fantasy option, but with Dez Bryant out for 6-8 weeks this is Williams’ chance to set up as the Cowboys #1 WR. The talent is there, but he’s never had to face an opposing #1 CB. I’m betting he has a good enough showing to crack double-digit fantasy points at least.

Charles Johnson, DET (20%, 7) – Don’t let one bad game sour you on Johnson, he’s still the best bet to be the #1 WR for the Vikings this season. He was also Bridgewater’s go-to guy the 2nd half of last year. It was a bad game all-around for the Vikings in week 1, but there will be better days soon.

Donte Moncrief, NYJ (6%, 7) – With T.Y Hilton suffering through a knee injury, Moncrief has a shot to get starter snaps with the Colts. Last week the offense looked brutal, but they have been too good for too long to have many more games like that. Despite a tough match-up, I expect the Colts to get back on track this week and Moncrief could get plenty of looks against a defense that most likely will be missing CB2 Antonio Cromartie.