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Fantasy Football Tips: Gettin It In, Week 2 (2016)

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Stud Performers.

FTS wants to help the less fortunate in fantasy football knowledge. It’s why every week, we examine projected top performers and provide our insights. This week, we take a look at SB Nation’s fantasy picks for Week 2. Remember owners, it’s not too late to change your lineups.

Quarterback

Carson Palmer, Cardinals vs. the Bears.

The Bears don’t have a strong pass rush and Palmer is coming off a three TD performance during Week 1. Our concerns are Palmer’s lack of mobility and a consistent running game. As good as the Cardinals O-Line may be, asking a veteran QB with a history of injuries to drop back more than 35 times per game is a recipe for disaster.

Bishop Sankey, RB – Titans vs. Browns.

Yes, Sankey did have the most touches amongst the Titans running backs in Week 1, but we’re pessimistic. We’ve had personal experience relying on Sankey and it’s bitten us in the ass. Sankey has been expected to be a Fantasy football sleeper pick for two seasons and has underperformed. Our advice is to look elsewhere for your starting RB.

Wide Reciever

Pierre Garcon, WR – St. Louis vs. Washington.

DeSean Jackson won’t play, so owners can expect Pierre Garcon to get more targets. The Garcon pick makes sense if you’re in a PPR league. If you’re in a TD league, be cautious. Since Garcon has left the Colts and Peyton Manning he’s not been a big scorer. The most TDs he has scored in a season for Washington are 5.

Tyler Eifert, TE – Bengals vs. Chargers.

We expect the Chargers to roll their defense towards A.J. Green. Concievebly, the middle of the field will be open for TE Tyler Eifert. Also, there’s an interesting trend from Week 1. Several TEs led their teams in targets, even over stud WRs. Paging Calvin Johnson.

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Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) spikes the ball in celebration after scoring a TD. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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

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