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NFL Fantasy Football Best Picks of Week 2 (2016)

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This is a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for my competition. You can do some research or give me the fantasy football trophy now. I could be happy to sit back on the 155 points I earned in Week 1, but I’m trying to help out the public. Every week, I put together a round-up of the NFL Fantasy Football players’ best picks. This week we will compare Alex Welch’s SB Nation’s Start/Sit advice picks versus Michael Fabiano’s NFL.com picks. I called the Psychic Friends Network and here’s who we expect will score big during Week 2.

Quarterbacks

Megatron’s unexpected retirement has been a blessing for Jim Bob Cooter and the Detroit Lions offense. Running backs Amer Abdullah and Theo Riddick is more involved and Matthew Stafford is throwing fewer interceptions. Remember, he also had a 5,000-yard throwing season. Stafford is my fantasy team’s No. 1 quarterback.

On Sunday, the New York Giants play their home opener against the New Orleans Saints. In recent contests, these games have been high scoring affairs. With Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz, and rookie Sterling Shepard, expect big points for the Big Blue quarterback. But Giants fans take note, the Saints trio of quarterback Drew Brees, receivers Willie Snead and Brandon Cooks are deadly. Let’s hope the millions of dollars the Giants spent on their defense in the off-season pays dividends.

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In terms of quarterbacks Andy Dalton and Jay Cutler, what can be said about these two mediocre quarterbacks? Just when you think they’ve taken the next step in their careers, they play horribly. I expect the bad blood between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will stifle the offenses. Further, ask our leaguer Joel about having Jay Cutler as your starting quarterback with a playoff berth on the line. If you start them, lube up because you will get screwed.

Running Backs

It’s tricky to start Carolina Panthers’ running back Jonathan Stewart in a touchdown or PPR leagues. The Panthers crowded backfield includes dual-threat quarterback Cam Newton and running back Mike Tolbert who gets the bulk of short-yardage carries down near the goal line. Stewart has scored a touchdown in three of the last four games. He should be your RB2 or Flex.

After a breakout game one, running back C.J. Anderson seems to be separating himself in the Denver Broncos backfield. With a rookie quarterback pulling the trigger, Anderson becomes a great check-down option. Let’s face it, this is a good matchup for him too. Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts can put up yards and points, but their defense is a disaster.

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Until the Detroit Lions prove a consistent desire to balance their offense, consider Abdullah’s numbers during Week 1 an anomaly–buyer beware. Carlos Hyde won’t see as many holes against the Panthers as he saw against the Rams who left their game and solid defensive play in St. Louis.

Wide Receivers

One of these wide receivers should be in your fantasy football starting lineup this week.

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Bench the following receivers this week.

  • Randall Cobb (GB) versus the Minnesota Vikings. Cobb must not like “The Color Purple” because he’s been held in check in recent matchups.
  • Tavon Austin (LA) versus the Seattle Seahawks. ‘Nuff said.

So there you have it, our NFL Fantasy Football best picks for Week 2. Good luck.

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