Week 2 is here fantasy football fans. We now have a little more to go off of in order to predict who will and won’t be successful this week.
We still have to watch out for one hit wonders. There are always players who show up Week 1, but for one reason or another never reach that same level for the rest of the season. My advice for those players?
Trust your gut. If it seemed especially fluky, maybe they only had one or two big plays on the game, consider giving them another week to prove they are for real, especially if they are facing a tough matchup.
Here are Week 2’s fantasy starts and sits:
Derrick Henry, RB, Titans: Henry got off to a hot start this season. He ran for 84 yards and a rushing touchdown while adding a 75-yard touchdown reception. This week he is going up against the Colts who allowed 39.9 points last week to running back, according to Fantasy Pros. You can expect Henry to finish near the top of running backs this week even in PPR leagues.
DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks: If Week 1 taught us anything about Seattle, it is that he may have a new favorite target in the gigantic rookie wide receiver. Metcalf caught two deep passes and was also targeted near the goal line. The Steelers got obliterated by the Patriots last week, and while most of that can be chalked up to Bill Belichick out coaching Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh has no one who can matchup with Metcalf.
Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens: Andrews could very well become a consistent start in fantasy. He is playing the Cardinals this week who allowed the second most points to tight ends last week. He is still Lamar Jackson’s safety valve. He could see even more action against a team that may be slightly better equipped to deal with actually playing NFL level defense this week so Marquise Brown shouldn’t steal the whole show.
Stream Quarterback: Josh Allen, Bills: Allen didn’t blow people away last week in a good matchup against the Jets, but he had a solid game. You should expect a similarly decent output this week against the Giants who allowed the second most points to quarterbacks last week.
Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos: Lindsay had a rough go of it Week 1 against the Raiders, and things will only get worse with the Bears on the docket. It doesn’t help that Royce Freeman also received plenty of touches. One thing is sure. You don’t want to start running backs facing the Bears.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals: Fitzgerald had a throwback game last week with Kyler Murray throwing him the ball, but he has a taller task facing a very formidable secondary in Baltimore. It’ll be far tougher sledding for the veteran this week.
David Njoku, TE, Browns: Njoku ended up with a touchdown last week, which is what he is depending on to be fantasy viable. Unfortunately, this week he will have to deal with C.J. Mosley at linebacker covering him.
Defenses to stream
- Patriots defense playing the Dolphins
- Panthers defense playing the Buccaneers
- Bengals defense against the 49ers