Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 2

Start ‘Em

Julio Jones: Jones got really involved against Dallas last week, in both rushing and receiving. Going into a Saints defense where you can be almost certain Marshon Lattimore is going to be 1v1 with Mike Evans all day, this will free up Jones to be the primary target for Tom Brady. Look for him to do well this week.

Devin Singletary: The back had 48 yards on 8 attempts on Thursday and caught two passes for a gain of 14 yards. Going against a Titans defense that just gave up 238 rushing yards to the Giants last week looks promising for a breakout game.

O.J. Howard: The tight end had two targets, two catches, and two touchdowns against the Colts, which is not the amount of targets that you want, clearly, but nonetheless, he is the Texans’ biggest threat in the endzone.

Davante Adams: The Cardinals defense made a fool of me last week after I predicted they were going to beat the Chiefs and hold them to 17 points. Then Patrick Mahomes passed for 5 TDs and 360 yards, absolutely terrorizing them. Adams is going to go crazy this game.

Trey Lance: Last week Lance was in the “Sit ‘Em” and I was absolutely right for putting him there (if only someone in my fantasy league had taken notes). This week against the Seahawks, I’m willing to put him in the “Start ‘Em” and see him make some sizeable improvements.

Sit ‘Em

Patriots Wide Receivers: None of these players can claim to be Mac’s primary target. Mac Jones spreads the ball around a lot and these receivers don’t really stand out from the crowd. Going against a Steelers defense that somehow won versus last years’ high-powered and AFC Champion Bengals offense, there are better options this week.

Packers Running Backs: While it is true that both Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon are involved in both the running and passing game, they are both splitting touches which is less than ideal for your fantasy lineup. Don’t start them unless you absolutely have nothing better in your flex spot.

Alvin Kamara: Kamara did next to nothing against the Falcons and this week will face a Tampa Bay defense that held Ezekiel Elliott silent (I called that by the way). Keep Kamara on the bench, and maybe look to see if tight end Taysom Hill is available in your league.

Nick Chubb: Don’t stone me yet and certainly don’t sit Chubb if you don’t have other starting running backs to put in his place. Chubb had a huge performance in Week 1, but the one thing that the Jets defense did marginally well with last week was shutting down the running game of Kenyan Drake. Chubb is better than Drake, but the result will be more or less similar. Don’t expect more than 60 yards on the ground out of Chubb next week.

Baker Mayfield: I don’t care if he’s playing the Giants or not, there are so many better options than Baker this week/season.


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    Luke Nelson (he/him) is an article writer for Mental Dimes, specializing in NFL related news and analysis. He currently is going through college to obtain his bachelors in Creative Writing.

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