The Best Fantasy Football Tips for Week 2 (2015-16)


You have fantasy football questions, we have answers. Everyone can be blessed with our sports knowledge, so we’re here to help with our best fantasy football tips of the week. At least we hope. Sure, we could take the easy route and advise you to start Aaron Rodgers almost every week. But that’s too obvious. We go a step further, we pour over the matchup of the weeks for the fantasy trends that can give you a competitive edge. This week, we begin our advice with SB Nation’s fantasy picks for Week 2. It’s a good starting point, but we add in our insight to help you answer the questions that not everyone has anticipated. Let’s dive into this week’s NFL matchups.

Fantasy Tips for Quarterback

Carson Palmer versus the Chicago Bears


The Chicago Bears don’t have a strong pass rush and Carson Palmer is coming off a three-touchdown performance against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. Our concerns with starting Carson Palmer in your fantasy football lineup is his lack of mobility and a consistent running game. As good as the Cardinals offensive line maybe, asking a veteran quarterback with a history of injuries to drop back more than 35 times per game is a recipe for disaster.

Running Back to Start

Bishop Sankey versus the Cleveland Browns

Bishop Sankey is a perfect example of listening to fantasy football tips from the wrong prognosticators. Yes, he did have the most touches in the crowded Tennessee Titans’ backfield Week 1, but he’s underperformed. We’ve had personal experience relying on Sankey and it’s bitten us in the ass. Sankey was expected to be a Fantasy football sleeper pick for two seasons and hasn’t consistently delivered points-especially in standard-scoring leagues. Our advice is to look elsewhere for your starting running back.

Wide Reciever to Start

Pierre Garcon versus Washington

DeSean Jackson won’t play, so fantasy managers should expect Pierre Garcon to get more targets during Week 2. The Garcon pick makes sense if you’re in a PPR league. But, if you’re in a standard-scoring league, be cautious. Since Garcon has left the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning he hasn’t scored a lot of touchdowns. The most TDs he has scored in a season for Washington are five. We expect more from our WR1 or even our WR2.

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Fantasy Start at Tight End

Tyler Eifert versus Los Angeles Chargers

We expect the Los Angeles Chargers to roll their defense towards Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green. Conceivably, the middle of the field will be open for tight end Tyler Eifert. Also, there’s an interesting trend from Week 1. Several tight ends led their teams in targets, even over stud wide receivers. Paging Calvin Johnson–time to demand the ball.

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Thanks, SB Nation for their input. After this weekend, we will see if they were right.