Each week during the NFL season FST brings you our Fantasy Football Sit’em column, which takes a look at unfavorable matchups and how they might impact lineup decisions for your fantasy football roster. Let’s take a look at some players that you may want to consider benching for Week 2. If you have any start’em sit’em questions feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.


Ben Roethlisberger PIT VS. CIN

After week one it’s very feasible that the Steelers will be a mediocre football team that struggles to get to .500 winning percentage this season. The offensive line looks as poor as it’s ever been and injuries keep cropping up too. The absence of Mike Wallace at wide receiver will rear its head and this team is beginning to look old. The Bengals have a dominant D-line and I expect Big Ben to be running for his life on Monday night.

Tony Romo DAL VS. KC

The Cowboys opened up with a victory on Sunday night, but not without a shot to the side and ribs of their quarterback. Romo has played through pain before so it comes as no surprise that he’ll be suited up on Sunday again. The Chiefs are coming off a dominant defensive performance in their first game and will surely be fired up to unload on Romo. I would temper expectations at another multiple TD game for Tony.

Wide Receivers

Kenny Britt TEN VS. HOU

Not sure if there are any targets in Tennessee at wide-out that are respectable fantasy options. Jake Locker appears to be more of a game manager at this point and until they can figure out how to incorporate the passing game to compliment Chris Johnson’s running style it appears Britt and the rest of the Titans receivers are best served on the bench.

Cecil Shorts JAC VS. OAK

Fantasy owners take note of what transpired in week one. Jacksonville appears to be a team headed in the wrong direction and could be the laughing stock of the league this season. Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne, I really doubt it matters who is throwing the ball. Until some semblance of an offense shows up don’t expect much in return from a fantasy production standpoint in Jacksonville.

Running Backs

Stevan Ridley NE VS. NYJ

Ridley did a great job of losing carries to Shane Vereen via some sloppy play in Buffalo in week 1. Coach Belichick has a dog house and it appears until Ridley can find his way out of it there is not much upside to starting him on Thursday. Ridley owners should be watching what is coming out of the Boston news outlets about the running back situation. The problem is that Belichick is so unpredictable with that information.

Ahmad Bradshaw IND VS. MIA

Bradshaw saw a very minimal role in the Indianapolis offense on Sunday. Whether it’s related to injury or Vick Ballard’s success there is reason to be concerned about his carries and production moving forward. Miami did a great job against Trent Richardson last week so temper expectations with Bradshaw this week.

Tight Ends

Zach Miller SEA VS. SF

The opponent is San Francisco, enough said? Zach Miller is a decent red zone target, but it’s not likely he’ll have a breakout game against one of the league’s more elite defenses.

Scott Chandler BUF VS. CAR

After watching Chandler bobble a key 3rd down pass last week against New England I would guess EJ Manuel has more confidence in his other options. Carolina did a great job against a dangerous Seattle team last week, so expect Chandler to do less this week.


Washington Redskins WAS VS. GB

Redskins fans should be worried about this matchup. Green Bay is coming off a loss against a great team and for 3 quarters the Redskins offense looked like a bunch of bumbling buffoons. If that offense can’t give the defense a breather it’s going to be another long day in store for this defensive unit.