NFL Week 2 Start’em Sit’em

Start’em

QB- Jake Locker
Locker will be facing off against a Cowboys team who struggles against the pass, and is susceptible to giving up the big play. Locker should have a big day through the air, and make a play or two on the ground.

QB- Carson Palmer
Palmer threw for over 300 yards against a very solid defense in week 1. The Giants have a very weak pass defense, so expect Palmer to pick apart the Giants secondary on Sunday.

RB- Matt Forte
Forte has been the league’s most consistent back over the years, and is facing a 49’ers team who is thin at linebacker. Forte should have no issues rushing for over 100 yards, and will play a big factor in the pass game as well.

RB- Justin Forsett
With the release of Ray Rice, and Bernard Pierce not making a big impact; Forsett should get the majority of the touches. The Steelers have an aging D, so look for Forsett to use his speed and bust a big run or two.

WR- Michael Floyd
Floyd is a rising star in the league and may have just as big of a day as Calvin Johnson did this past Monday vs. the Giants.

WR- Antonio Brown
Brown had a monster game against the Browns on Sunday. The Ravens secondary really misses Corey Graham, so expect Brown to have a repeat stellar performance.

WR- Jeremy Maclin
Coming off of a torn ACL, Maclin should continue his hot start with a game against the Colts. The Colts defense has been known to give up big plays, so look for Maclin to get some shots deep in Coach Kelly’s fast paced offense.

TE- Zach Ertz
Ertz has a very favorable match-up Monday night at Indianapolis. The Colts gave up the most points to a tight end in week one. Ertz has great speed and should torch the Colts secondary in primetime.

K- Dan Carpenter
Carpenter is coming off a very solid week one, as he ranked fifth among kickers. The Bills offense was able to move the ball and get into scoring position against the Bears. Look for that to continue on Sunday, as Carpenter should have another top five week.

DST- Tampa Bay
Lovie Smith’s defense will have no issues against the Rams defense on Sunday. Gerald McCoy and the defensive line will be all over Rams QB Austin Davis, as he makes his first career start in Tampa Bay.

Sit’em

QB- Jay Cutler
Cutler threw two interceptions against the Bills in week one, and don’t expect those numbers to improve on Sunday night. The 49ers defense gave Tony Romo an extremely difficult time on Sunday, so it may be smart to keep Cutler on the bench this week.

QB- Philip Rivers
Rivers had a below average performance on Monday night. He will have his work cut out for him, as he will be facing the league’s toughest defense in Seattle. Rivers will be heavily pressured all night, so you’ll want to leave him on the bench.

RB- Joique Bell
The Carolina Panthers defense shut down Buccaneer’s running back Jonathan Martin on Sunday. It will be difficult for Bell to generate yards due to the fact that Carolina’s front seven is so good.

RB- Frank Gore
Gore had an okay week one vs. America’s team. There is no doubt that the 49ers are a run first team, so Gore will get touches. On 16 carries, Gore averaged 4.13 yards per carry, while rookie running back Carlos Hyde averaged 7.14 yards per run on seven carries. One has to wonder if Gore’s amount of touches may begin to dwindle as the season goes on.

WR- Keenan Allen
This will be a big test for Allen as he will be facing “the best corner in the game” in Richard Sherman. You may want to consider a different option at receiver.

WR- Eric Decker
Decker will be facing off against a well-rested defense in Green Bay. That and the fact that Geno Smith is not a good quarterback on the road, it would be smart to sit Decker week two.

WR- Anquan Boldin
Boldin has a difficult matchup vs. the Bears on Sunday night. Chicago held Bills receiver Sammy Watkins to just 31 yards, so Boldin may be in tough.

TE- Jeff Cumberland
Cumberland is playing against a very difficult defense in Green Bay. Geno Smith will struggle mightily, so it will be smart to sit Cumberland.

K- Greg Zuerlein
The Rams offense won’t produce much offense against the Buccaneers offense on Sunday, meaning Zuerlein will have very few opportunities to put up points. There are definitely better options in week two at the kicker position.

DST- Kansas City
The Chiefs are beat up on defense, and may be playing the league’s most explosive offense. Peyton Manning will have a monster day lighting up the Kansas City defense.

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