Fantasy Football Week 2 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: Matthew Stafford rebounds like a champ against the Falcons

It’s OK to panic, a little, after Week 1 when considered one of your stars struggles. We share your frustration when guys like Austin Ekeler, Aaron Jones, Mark Andrews, Kyle Pitts, Mike Williams and DJ Moore, amongst others, had unhealthy video games. But you’ll be able to’t overreact.

Now, there are some conditions the place you ought to be involved. The Cowboys, particularly Ezekiel Elliott and CeeDee Lamb, might be in hassle with Dak Prescott (thumb) out. David Montgomery, Cam Akers, Dameon Pierce and Travis Etienne do not look good proper now. And the Patriots won’t have a participant you’ll be able to belief.

But let’s have a look at what occurs in Week 2. Things might change. And you would possibly remorse your preliminary overreaction.

Go again to final 12 months in Week 1 with Aaron Rodgers when the Saints demolished the Packers 38-3. Rodgers was horrible in that recreation with 133 passing yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He scored one Fantasy level.

Do you bear in mind what occurred subsequent? He rattled off six video games in a row with at the least 23 Fantasy factors en path to successful his second consecutive MVP award. As Rodgers would say, Fantasy managers must RELAX.

We know you need to win each Fantasy matchup. So we do. But one recreation should not be your pattern dimension, and we’ll see what occurs in Week 2 if these issues turn out to be a development. Hopefully, the stars you are relying on this season will ship in a huge means.

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Matthew Stafford was one other participant who had a disappointing Week 1 in the Rams’ 31-10 loss to the Bills. He struggled with 29-of-41 passing for 240 yards, one landing and three interceptions. Questions had been raised about his elbow, the Rams having a Super Bowl hangover and if Stafford was already washed up.

I anticipate Stafford to rebound with a monster recreation in Week 2 against the Falcons, which is why he is our Start of the Week. He’s had time to right a few of his errors from Week 1 since that recreation was Thursday night time, and hopefully he’ll get on the similar web page with Allen Robinson, who can also be a bounce-back candidate on this matchup.

The Falcons simply allowed Jameis Winston to go for 269 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, with 213 yards and each scores coming in the fourth quarter. That defensive letdown ought to carry over to this week on the highway, and Stafford must be able to go from the begin.

Let’s have in mind with Stafford’s struggles in Week 1 that the Bills may need the greatest protection in the NFL. The Falcons haven’t got that degree of expertise. Sean McVay additionally has by no means been two video games beneath .500 in his profession, so the Rams ought to win this recreation, with Stafford main the means. He might be a top-five Fantasy quarterback in Week 2.

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Browns (vs. NYJ)

The Browns bought 4 sacks and an interception in Week 1 against the Panthers, and this protection ought to be capable of make performs against Joe Flacco and the Jets at dwelling. The Jets scored 9 factors in Week 1 against the Ravens whereas permitting three sacks and two turnovers.

  • Bengals (at DAL)
  • Packers (vs. CHI)
  • Patriots (at PIT)

Vikings (at PHI)

The Vikings protection had a nice opener against the Packers in Week 1. Minnesota allowed simply seven factors with 4 sacks and two turnovers, however the Philadelphia offense must be a more durable opponent this week. The Eagles allowed one sack with no turnovers in Week 1 at Detroit whereas scoring 32 factors.

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