So… did you fare in week 1? Personally, I did pretty well in all my leagues; winning all my matchups. There were definitely some surprises, as always, in week 1. However, it’s only one week and now we have some info by which we start making some educated opinions on. Let’s get on with your week 2 start/sit:


Carson Palmer, QB Arizona Cardinals

If your starting QB has a tough matchup this week, have no fear. The Giants’ defense looked absolutely putrid. I know the Lions are pretty stacked with weapons but Giants looked lost way more often than not. Palmer should have a nice serviceable day throwing to Floyd and Fitzgerald.

Chris Johnson, RB, New York Jets

It’s apparent the “cheese” in the cheese-heads is definitely SWISS. There are holes all over the place in the Packers’ defense (even Kevin Roberts would attest to that). For me, CJ is higher than his typical FLEX play value this week. I’m confident the Jets want to keep the confidence up in CJ that he gets a good amount of work while producing at a high RB2 level.

Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cleveland Browns

He’s making the most of his opportunities with Josh Gordon out. Hawkins saw 10 targets and responded with 8 receptions for 87 yards. Cleveland is going to have to throw a ton since they will have to try and keep pace with the Saints offense. Hawkins should definitely find paydirt this week as a WR2 value.

Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans

Did you happen to see Vernon Davis grab two TD’s against Dallas’ hapless defense? It was as if the Cowboys didn’t know Davis could come off the line as an eligible receiver. Dallas’ D will probably STILL be looking for Davis this week that Walker will be left alone.

Houston Texans, D/ST

They might still be available in your league so go stach ’em if you can. JJ Watt terrorized RG3 and the Redskins last week and I have no doubt the Raiders will suffer the same fate.


Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Good week last week against the Browns but he’s now on a short week with a Thursday night game against a division rival in Baltimore. Don’t think it’ll be easy for Ben.

Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He was non-existent last week against Carolina. The numbers against St. Louis are inflated from Vikings’ WR Cordarrelle Patterson having rushing opportunities. St. Louis is actually a pretty good defense up front so I’d be weary of Tampa’s rushing game

Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Oakland Raiders

MJD looked terrible last week and so did Darren McFadden. Those hoping that MJD had any value in their draft are going to be sorely let down. He’s a starter and he’s not even a RB3 in my book. Dump him now and go get someone like Terrance West (Cleveland) or Chris Ivory (NY Jets). At least you’d have a chance at points with those guys

Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers

Allen has to go against Seattle and the Legion of Boom. Need I say more?!

Carolina Panthers, D/ST

I know the Lions played the dismal Giants last week but they were impressive. Carolina does not match up well against Detroit.

About The Author Terrence Kirker

Die hard New York Giants fan and avid fantasy football player in multiple leagues and formats. Former contributor to and now sharing advice and picks for the past 4 years.