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FFL: Players Who Are Fantasy Worthy, Week 2

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Start ‘Em

It has been a tumultuous week for the N.F.L. The league is full of intrigue, storylines, and players to watch. We explain why certain playmakers will put up big fantasy numbers and why the losers will struggle. It’s ‘Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em’.



Andrew Luck (Colts) vs. the Eagles – The Philadelphia Eagles have struggled on defense, especially defending wide receivers. It could be a big scoring day for WRs Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton.

Peyton Manning (Broncos) vs. the Chiefs – Really? you have to ask. The Broncos are coming off a win against the Colts. Manning made his emotional return to Indianapolis and threw three touchdowns and over 250 yards. Plus, the Chiefs are traveling to Denver. We wouldn’t be as confident in Peyton, if the Broncos were playing in Arrowhead.

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Aaron Rodgers (Packers) vs. the New York Jets – The Jets’ secondary is a mess and Gang Green’s front seven still can’t get pressure on QBs. What’s a matter Rex, no tricks up your sleeve. Can you say a big scoring day for WR Randall Cobb?

Running Backs

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LeSean McCoy (Eagles) at the Colts – Shady McCoy got off to a slow start in Week 1 against the Jaguars. We expect the Eagles will get their primary playmaker back on track and feed him the rock often. Let’s just hope he can find the end zone.


Frank Gore (Niners) vs. the Bears – Gore is another case of a running back that struggled to get yardage and touchdowns in Week 1. At Dallas, Gore was held out of the end zone and rushed for only 66 yards. This is why we feel Gore could get back on track this week. He’s at home and the Bears defense isn’t as formidable as the Boys in their home opener.

Sit ‘Em

These are the players to avoid starting in your lineup. Packers RB Eddie Lacy should struggle against the Jets. Lacy is returning from a concussion in Week 1. Plus, the Jets may not be able to defend the pass, but the can stuff the run. The second running back we expect to struggle is Ryan Mathews of the Chargers. The Chargers may be at home, but they don’t call the Seahawks defense the ‘Legion of Boom’ for nothing. Mathews struggled in Week 1 against the Cardinals and we expect the team from ‘Whale’s Vagina’ to be behind in the game early.

Our last sit ’em of the week is Dolphins QB Ryan Tannenhill. The Dolphins travel to Western New York to take on the Bills. After beating their AFC East rivals the Patriots to open the season, Tannenhill should come back to earth and be inconsistent.




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