It’s time for the weekly start em’ / sit em’ for your fantasy football teams. Players like Cooper Kupp, Travis Kelce, & Jonathan Taylor are matchup proof and should be started every week. The players on this list are ones that you should start/sit if you don’t have an apparent player like one of them. In our week 1 predictions, we went 6 of 8 on this list and hope to improve on that this week.
QB Start of the Week: Carson Wentz – Washington Commanders
Carson Wentz came in as QB #3 in week 1 right behind regular top fantasy quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes & Josh Allen. Despite 2 interceptions, Carson Wentz looked like a different quarterback as he threw for over 300 yards and 4 touchdowns. Washington looks like the place for Wentz to turn his career around. With another matchup against one of the worst defenses, Wentz is set for another big game.
QB Sit of the Week: Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It’s going to be tough to sit the GOAT if he’s your #1 QB but we know he doesn’t play well against New Orleans already. On top of that, almost all of the Bucs receiver group is dealing with injuries and we are unsure who will be playing this weekend. We know Brady can get the job done regardless of who is playing and confident he’ll pull it off, but his stats might not see the same results. We expect the Bucs to rely more on their running backs, especially in red zone opportunities which will hurt Brady’s touchdown chances.
RB Start of the Week: AJ Dillon – Green Bay Packers
The duo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon reminds us a lot of Nick Chubb & Kareem Hunt of the Browns. Both Hunt & Chubb provide fantasy relevance as well as Jones & Dillon now. Dillon’s role in the Packers offense is increasing significantly due to the lack of weapons for Rodgers. Dillon is set to lead the Packers in targets as he’s a dual threat and we expect him to continue to get volume opportunities. Dillon is worth a flex spot for the foreseeable future unless something changes with Green Bay’s receiver situation.
RB Sit of the Week: Chase Edmonds – Miami Dolphins
If it wasn’t for his 4 receptions for 40 yards, Edmonds would have had an even lackluster week 1 performance. On 12 carries, he only managed a whopping 25 yards. Going against a tough Ravens run defense, we don’t expect things to look much better for him and the rest of the Dolphins running game. The Dolphins also seem to be taking the committee approach and Edmonds isn’t just a sit for week 2, but for a chunk of the season as well.
WR Start of the Week: Drake London – Atlanta Falcons
If you told us Drake London was dealing with a knee injury that happened during the preseason, you wouldn’t be able to tell from his first game in the NFL. 74 yards on 5 receptions isn’t too bad for a professional debut, but things should get better for London. London should continue getting the bulk of the targets along with Kyle Pitts as the Falcons don’t have much else going for them from an offensive attack. We don’t know how much longer Cordarelle Patterson can keep it up for, but even if he does, London is still the #1 receiver even as a rookie and we like him as a low-end WR2, higher end flex as the Falcons play from behind in this one.
WR Sit of the Week: CeeDee Lamb – Dallas Cowboys
After Dak Prescott went down in 2020 with an injury in Week 5, the Cowboys offense was a disaster. Dak averaged over 370 yards through those 5 games, in the next 5 games after Dak was gone, was over 200 yards less per game in the air. CeeDee Lamb saw a huge dip in his production go down as well once Dak went down. If Dak stayed healthy, CeeDee Lamb easily could’ve had a monster rookie year. In the first week without Dak in 2022, the Cowboys are going to be going heavy on the run.
TE Start of the Week: Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams
In week 1, the Rams were destroyed on both sides of the ball. The only player on the Rams who provided any fantasy value was Cooper Kupp who is matchup proof. Higbee was 2nd in targets but Stafford was having an off game against a tough Bills defense. Knowing that Higbee was 2nd in targets and the Falcons defense is one of the worst in the league, Higbee is definitely starting worthy if you don’t have a top tight end like Kelce or Andrews on your team.
TE Sit of the Week: David Njoku – Cleveland Browns
Any receiver on the Cleveland Browns is not trustworthy this year in fantasy as Brissett is the QB for nearly 70% of the season. The Browns are going to heavily rely on the run this year which they have 2 excellent backs to do so. Against a poor Jets run defense, we don’t see why the Browns would need to be throwing as much in the air. We recommend seeking other tight ends to stream like Higbee or Hurst.
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