Fantasy soccer is again, and we bought our first style of fantasy soccer disappointments final week. They had been nice to see if you happen to had been dealing with one, however would not it seem to be your gamers are the one ones who did not present up? Anyway, these letdown weeks will happen recurrently. so now we have to strive to determine Week 2 fantasy busts earlier than they occur. Of course, some come out of nowhere, however we will take elements comparable to matchups, accidents, and former sport ineffectiveness to pinpoint potential bust candidates and inform your begin ’em, sit ’em selections.
Damien Harris vs. an terrible Jets workforce? One of the most popular Week 2 waiver wire provides, Mark Ingram? Mr. 5 touchdowns himself Jameis Winston? You guess ya — and now we have good cause to fear about all of them.
Last week, we nailed the receiver group of Kenny Golladay, Marquez Callaway, and Courtland Sutton as busts, however we had been clearly sleeping on Jameis Winston and the Saints’ protection. (We blame the Packers.) Our headliners had been Darrell Henderson and D’Andre Swift (oops), so we clearly had our justifiable share of misses. We did study a worthwhile lesson shifting ahead, although — do not pay attention to Dan Campbell.
We will not bore anybody with apparent sit candidates, however we’ll make a case every time with cheap trigger for every choice. Keep in thoughts, you should not sit these gamers if in case you have no higher choices (or simply don’t need to — it is your workforce in spite of everything), however no less than put together for doubtlessly decrease scores than typical.
WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker
Week 2 Fantasy Busts: Running backs
Damien Harris, Patriots @ Jets (Jackson Sparks). The matchup with the Jets seems awfully juicy, and this decide might look foolish after Sunday, however we won’t ignore Harris’ late-game fumble that sealed the Dolphins’ victory over the Patriots in Week 1. This is Bill Belichick we’re speaking about right here. Would it actually be stunning if he punished Harris for no less than one week? They should not want him to deal with the Jets, so this appears like a basic “fade a Pats RB” week. This situation additionally makes James White and J.J. Taylor sleeper candidates, as Rhamondre Stevenson additionally fumbled on his first NFL carry and did not see one other one for the remainder of the sport.
Mark Ingram, Texans (Vinnie Iyer). Everything went completely for Ingram getting a heavy workload towards the Jaguars, together with sport script and matchup. Throw that each one out the window towards the Browns.
Josh Jacobs, Raiders @ Steelers (Matt Lutovsky). Jacobs scored twice final week, however he did not look good in any other case. Sure, Baltimore is a tricky protection, however Pittsburgh is even harder. Jacobs would not determine to be a lot better after a cross-country journey on a brief week, so there is not any want to take an opportunity on him.
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Week 2 Fantasy Football Busts: Quarterbacks
Matthew Stafford, Rams @ Colts (Sparks). You should not bench Stafford in all leagues, however he’s quietly a bust candidate in Week 2. The Colts’ protection was torched by Russell Wilson, however that simply appears like an uncharacteristic week from what’s often a stud protection. Although the Rams are proficient, Seattle possesses arguably a extra superior top-end ability group. If Stafford does go off in Indianapolis, we’ll consider Indy’s protection shifting ahead. For now, we nonetheless view them as a top-flight protection, much better than what the Rams confronted in Week 1 (Bears).
Jameis Winston, Saints at Panthers (Iyer). Winston didn’t throw so much and nonetheless bought 5 TDs final week, however don’t chase that field rating considering he’s like Drew Brees. This sport can be extra of a runner’s duel between Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey than a passing fest.
Ryan Tannehill, Titans @ Seahawks (Lutovsky). Tannehill all the time appears to discover his approach to no less than two TDs like he did final week, however the Titans’ offense regarded fully out of sync towards Arizona. They couldn’t block, and there was no rhythm between Tannehill and his receivers. Perhaps extra worrisome is that Seattle’s move protection towards the Colts regarded a lot improved from final yr. With Seattle again in dwelling in entrance of the “12th man,” Tennessee could possibly be strolling into one other buzzsaw.
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Week 2 Fantasy Football Busts: Wide receivers
Corey Davis, Jets vs. Patriots (Sparks). In Week 1 (@ Carolina) Davis’ stat line (5-97-2) regarded fairly on the finish of the day. However, these had been late-game touchdowns, certainly one of which could be labeled as rubbish time. Bill Belichick has been infamous for making rookie QB’s lives a residing hell, so we will assume Zach Wilson can be ineffective. Yes, Stephon Gillmore (quad) is out, however J.C. Jackson and Devin McCourty nonetheless exist, and Wilson can be underneath duress all day lengthy with left deal with Mekhi Becton (knee) out for the sport.
Julio Jones, Titans @ Seahawks (Iyer). Jones didn’t actually click on with the offense in his first sport, and it’s onerous to see the chemistry between him and a struggling Tannehill all of the sudden rev up towards red-hot Seattle on the street.
Odell Beckham Jr., Browns vs. Texans (Lutovsky). OJB was a shock scratch final week due to a sore knee. It’s completely potential Cleveland retains him out once more this week in a sport the place it’s a monster favourite. If OBJ performs, although, it could possibly be sparingly. He’ll have to rating early to produce as a result of there’s a superb probability he received’t be taking part in late when the sport is out of hand. Yes, the matchup is favorable, however it’s truthful to surprise if OBJ will get the required quantity in Cleveland’s run-heavy assault.
Update: Odell Beckham (knee) won’t play in Week 2.
WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker
Week 2 Fantasy Football Busts: Tight ends
Tyler Higbee, Rams @ Colts (Sparks). Higbee regarded nice along with his new greatest buddy, Matthew Stafford, and was second on the workforce with six targets. However, Seattle’s TE, Gerald Everett, solely obtained two targets for 20 yards, although he did rating a landing. Touchdowns are powerful to venture from week to week, so we won’t rely on that. What we do know is Everett was usually a non-factor, and perennial All-Pro linebacker, Darius Leonard, can be assigned with overlaying Higbee for a lot of the sport.
Mike Gesicki, Dolphins vs. Bills (Iyer). This is extra of a reminder that he’s not a startable tight finish anymore and is borderline droppable on this new offense.
Juwan Johnson, Saints @ Panthers (Lutovsky). Johnson was a fantasy darling final week with two scores, so loads of homeowners is likely to be contemplating him this week. Keep in thoughts, he performed simply 12 snaps and had three targets. Fellow TE Adam Trautman had six targets. It’s powerful to know a lot concerning the Saints’ offense after their blowout win, however Johnson is not any lock for alternatives going ahead.
Week 2 Fantasy Busts: Defenses
Carolina Panthers vs. Saints (Sparks). The Panthers’ protection regarded stable in Week 1, however then you definitely keep in mind it was taking part in towards the Jets. Meanwhile, the Saints’ offense regarded environment friendly and put 38 factors on the board vs. Green Bay. This ought to really take a look at the Panthers’ protection, so we’ll see how they appear shifting ahead, however we won’t rely on a powerful efficiency in Week 2.
San Francisco 49ers at Eagles (Iyer). The secondary points are regarding when dealing with a red-hot offense on the street.
Miami Dolphins vs. Bills (Lutovsky). We just like the Dolphins for the season, simply not this week. They didn’t do a lot towards rookie QB Mac Jones within the opener, and now we have a tough time believing the Bills’ high-powered offense will battle once more. Miami’s good, however they’re not fairly Pittsburgh. Give the Dolphins one other week earlier than firing them up.
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