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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 2

Marshawn Lynch will rebound after a tough Week 1. Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

It is still early in the fantasy football season and Week 2 can turn your luck around with the right starts and sits moving forward. With some great matchups going forward, fantasy football takes some skill and some luck. Maybe even some advice from a fellow fantasy player can help you on the way to a league title?

Start ‘Em

Robert Griffin III (vs. Green Bay): The Packers allowed the third-highest total points to a quarterback  (Colin Kaepernick) in Week 1. Don’t expect too much of a change when RG3 gets the nod in Week 2, especially with a solid outing after a slow start against the Eagles on Monday night.

Marshawn Lynch (vs. San Francisco): With only 43 yards on 17 carries, Marshawn Lynch did not fare well in his Week 1 matchup. In Week 2, he faces a tough opponent in the 49ers, but he has ran for 100 or more yards in three straight meetings, including a touchdown in those contests.

Steve Smith (vs. Buffalo Bills): Last week, it may have been a tough matchup against the Seahawks, but Smith proved the naysayers wrong with a solid performance that included a touchdown. In Week 2, the Bills’ defense does not stand a chance as Cam Newton and Smith will connect on several deep balls.

Jared Cook (vs. Atlanta): After 141 yards and seven receptions, Cook is a must-go until Sam Bradford turns to someone else to throw the ball too. He also scored two touchdowns and is a great play even against the Falcons in Week 2.

Matt Bryant (vs. St. Louis): A shootout is likely to happen as both the Ram and Falcons have pretty solid offenses. Bryant will get multiple opportunities, including at least two or three field goals in this Week 2 matchup.

Oakland DEF (vs. Jacksonville): The Jaguars don’t have a quarterback and could barely run the ball in Week 1. The Oakland Raiders will jump on that and should continue sacking the Jags, as the Chiefs sacked Jacksonville a total of six times.

Sit ‘Em

Colin Kaepernick (vs. Seattle): Seattle’s defense pt Cam Newton in check with 125 passing yards and one touchdown. Kapernick may have thrown for a career-high in yards against the Packers Week 1, but it might be a good bet to sit him as the corners for Seattle will keep Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis in check all game long.

T.Y. Hilton (vs. Miami): Hilton did not receive much playing time in Week 1 against the Raiders. He was on the field for about half the offensive snaps and is losing playing time to Darrius Heyward-Bay. Once Hilton receives more playing time, then he will get the nod on my team.

Lamar Miller (vs. Indianapolis): The Colts may not be the best squad against the run, but Miller hasn’t really done much to prove he is a fantasy starter just yet. He carried for about 10 yards in Week 1. He needs to run a little more consistently to get the nod.

Antonio Gates (vs. Philadelphia): The Chargers’ offense runs through Philip Rivers, but Gates is no longer his favorite target. He may get a couple catches here or there, but he is no longer a legitimate fantasy tight end on a weekly basis.

Phil Dawson (vs. Seattle): Dawson may have had a pretty good outing in Week 1 against the Packers, but now he is facing the Seattle Seahawks on the road. Seattle has a great record at home and Dawson may not get many opportunities for field goals.

Giants DEF (vs. Denver): Peyton Manning and Eli Manning faceoff in a Week 2 matchup, but the Giants’ defense is hurting and it may be a long night for the younger brother in this contest. No seven touchdown night for Peyton, but he should be able to pick apart the Giants’ secondary.

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