Friday, September 15, 2017


With fantasy football Week 2 kicking off tonight (Bengals-Texans), let's see which prime players make the START/SIT cut.


Ty Montgomery:  The Atlanta Falcons are fresh of letting Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen run all over the field in Week 1 and now they get the speedy Montgomery who presents his own set of problems.  The Packers are giving Montgomery full run as the starting running back and so this is a prime matchup well worth taking advantage of.

Tom Brady:  When Tom Brady gets pissed off, look out.  It will be Brady out for blood this week against a New Orleans Saints defense that just got torched by Sam Bradford.  

Alex Smith:  Those who play in two-QB formats should dial up Smith again as he comes off a 4-TD performance in the opener.  The Eagles have a stout front 7 but their secondary remains a major problem spot.  

Oakland Defense:  Any defensive unit that gets to face the New York Jets offense is a must start.  

Mike Gillislee:  Count on Gillislee getting another bunch of chances to score in an expected shootout versus New Orleans.  

Leonard Fournette:  With the Jacksonville Jaguars clearly choosing to ride Fournette heavily, he stands a great chance of running for 100 yards again versus a soft Tennessee front seven.  

Todd Gurley:  If ever Gurley is going to get going this season, it will be against an annual terrible Washington Redskins defense.  

Randall Cobb:  Jordy Nelson is the obvious START call among the Green Bay wideouts but we would give Cobb a strong look as he is 100 percent healthy and performing like the top WR 2 he was prior to 2016.

Chris Hogan:  With Danny Amendola likely out with a bad knee and concussion issues, dial up Hogan again as he surely will be more heavily involved in the high-scoring game versus the Saints. 

Eric Ebron:  Flat out, the New York Giants defense can't stop receiving tight ends and so this would be a prime week for Eric Ebron to get going.   

Jeremy Maclin:  While he was quiet in Week 1, count on Maclin making his presence felt against a Cleveland secondary that was demolished by Antonio Brown last week.  


Dez Bryant:  Coming off another lost battle versus New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins, Dez Bryant now gets arguably the best cover corner in the game in Denver's Aqib Talib.  

Ben Roethslisberger:  The Cleveland Browns got some good push on Big Ben last week and the Minnesota Vikings D-line is even more potent.  Could be a big trouble spot for the Steelers passing game.  

Dak Prescott:  The Denver Broncos defense gave up 3 passing scores to Philip Rivers last week and so I can't see them giving up back-to-back generous numbers to the opposing passer.  Prescott is a dicey pure passer as it is to make this an even more scary matchup to avoid.  

Corey Coleman:  While he had a nice Week 1, I would move away from Coleman this week against a Baltimore Ravens defense that shut out Andy Dalton and A.J. Green from hitting paydirt.  

Pierre Garcon:  Look for Richard Sherman to shadow the 49ers' Garcon which makes him a no-go even in PPR formats.  

Jonathan Stewart:  The Bills have a decent run defense and they completely bottled up Matt Forte and Bilal Powell last week. 

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