Our Week 2 sit’em looks at unfavorable NFL matchups and how they might impact lineup decisions for your fantasy football roster. For your final lineup decisions, check out our Week 2 player rankings and if you have any fantasy football questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.
After a dreadful performance against the 49ers last Sunday, things do not get much easier this week. The Titans are coming off an impressive defensive performance against the KC Chiefs. Romo will be on the road and the Titans play well in Nashville. While Tennessee doesn’t come to mind when it comes to big play defense, I can see Romo being baited into a few more mistakes this week. Not a favorable matchup, Cowboy down.
Robert Griffin III
Things could not have gotten off to more of a rocky start in the opener against the Texans. This week appears to be a much easier opponent in the Jaguars, but not so fast my friend. Jacksonville is a team that can be dangerous, as the Eagles found out in the first half last weekend. RGIII has not shown much of anything outside of inconsistency so far throughout the preseason and first game. While it’s an enticing matchup, not worth the gamble over a Cutler, Rivers or Dalton.
First week in the Meadowlands was not a statement game for MJD. He fumbled and amassed a measly 11 yards on 9 carries. While the Texans gave up over 100 yards to the hapless Redskins, MJD is coming off a bit of an injury to his hand. JJ Watt and Co are going to test rookie QB Carr and be committed to stop the run. MJD might be in for more trouble again.
The big question is not whether Stacy’s season last year was a fluke. Rather, the question is how bad are the St. Louis Rams? If they get behind early to Tampa, like they did against the Vikings last weekend, then they will have to abandon the running game. Stacy isn’t a huge pass catching threat. Tampa Bay looks formidable under new head coach Lovie Smith. Stacy has the ability to put of big numbers, but I want to see this offense do something more than 3 and outs first. Pass on him this weekend against the Bucs.
OK, all those haters who thought I was nuts to sit Aaron Rodgers are probably shaking their heads at this sit’em selection too. I was right on Rodgers because Seattle made me look good so why not go for it again and bank on the Seahawks defense to shut down Tier 1 wide out in Keenan Allen. This second year phenom has all the tools to be successful, but it’s Sherman and the Legion of Boom (L.O.B.) who’ll be draped all over him. My confidence rests with the defending Super Bowl champs. Play the matchup, this one is not his.
The salsa dancing Giant looked more like slow dancing dwarf on Monday night. This week he goes up against top flight cornerback in Patrick Peterson. Keenan Allen found it difficult to shake free, only putting up 37 yards receiving last week. Cruz might get 50 if lucky, but that Arizona defense is too good. I see Cruz in a slow-waltz and Eli Manning running for his life again. Cruise it Cruz.
Witten is the best safety valve that Tony Romo has in Big D. Unfortunately Witten didn’t the opportunity to make an impact in the first game against the 49ers and the Titans pose a similar threat to his numbers. Kelce wasn’t as much of an impact at tight end for the Chiefs last week against this Titans defense and I think the same is true for Witten. 60 yards on 5 catches doesn’t qualify as start material for me. Sit’em if you have other options.
You know what’s going to be the ugliest and most physical game of the week? Look no further than Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Heath Miller is a great outlet for Big Ben when he’s on the move, but this game has all the makings of a low-scoring contest. Baltimore will be desperate to avoid going 0-2 in the division and the Ravens linebackers will be expecting it. Antonio Brown is a definite start, but Miller can sit square on your bench this week.
New York Jets
The J-E-T-S (Jets Jets Jets) came out with a solid game plan and the defense stuffed Oakland. That was Oakland and this week is an angry Green Bay Packers squad desperate for a win. Expect Aaron Rodgers to bounce back in a big way and even if RB Eddie Lacy cannot play, there is too much talent on the Packers to stop them. This game has offense written all over it in the Packer’s home opener and not even Rex Ryan’s defense seems capable of stopping it.