Best NFL Fantasy Football Starts for Week 2 (2014)


We know, everyone considers themselves experts, especially when it comes to NFL Fantasy Football. You probably follow a bunch of fantasy football gurus on Twitter. You listen to several Fantasy podcasts and you watch the pre-game shows on Sunday morning. So if you’re not dominating your league, it could only be one of a few reasons. You have a life outside of fantasy or you’re just plain lazy. Either way, F&TS is here to help. We scour the internet and do a ton of research to come up with our best NFL Fantasy Football starts of the week. If you’re struggling to put together a winning starting roster, we can help. With so much on the line, whoever wants to lose?

Fantasy Starts At Quarterbacks


Andrew Luck (Colts) versus the Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have struggled on defense, especially defending wide receivers. It could be a big Fantasy Football scoring day for wide receivers Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton.

Peyton Manning (Broncos) versus the Kansas City Chiefs

Really? you have to ask. The Denver Broncos are coming off a win against the Indianapolis Colts. Peyton Manning made his emotional return to Indianapolis and threw three touchdowns and over 250 yards. Plus, the Chiefs are traveling to Denver. With Peyton back in the thin air of Denver, we expect him to put up big numbers.

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Aaron Rodgers (Packers) versus The New York Jets

The New York Jets’ secondary is a mess and Gang Green’s front seven still can’t get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. What’s a matter Rex, no tricks up your sleeve? Can you say a big scoring day for Packers’ wide receiver Randall Cobb?

Running Backs to Start

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LeSean McCoy (Eagles) at the Indianapolis Colts

Shady McCoy got off to a slow start in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. We expect the Philadelphia 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) versus the Chicago Bears

Gore is another case of a running back that struggled to get yardage and touchdowns in Week 1. Against the Dallas Cowboys, 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 were during Week 1.

Fantasy Players to Sit

These are the players to avoid starting in your lineup. Green Bay Packers’ running back Eddie Lacy should struggle against the New York Jets. Lacy is returning from a concussion in Week 1. Plus, the Jets may not be able to defend the pass, but they can stuff the run.

The second running back we expect to struggle from a fantasy perspective is Ryan Mathews of the San Diego 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 Arizona 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 Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins travel to Western New York to take on the Bills. After beating their AFC East rivals the New England Patriots to open the season, Tannehill should come back to earth and return to his inconsistent past. Good luck setting your lineup and have a great NFL Fantasy Football weekend.