Hopefully you found success with our picks last week and are back for week 2 of our Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em series for 2020. Week 1 was a decent success for us, so hopefully we keep that up!
Our Week 2 Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em selections for 2020 are chosen deliberately for players that I’ve seen people questioning. You won’t find the likes of Christian McCaffrey, Davante Adams, or Travis Kelce to be included. You should always be starting those guys.
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Aaron Rodgers v DET
I am in two minds about this one- as I think I might be tempting fate as Packers fan. I said all offseason to anyone that would listen that Rodgers had to learn a new offense for the first time in his career. Well, he seems to have understood after torching the Vikings in Week 1. A matchup against the Detroit Lions that just made Mitch Trubisky look great is a fantastic opportunity.
Josh Allen @MIA
If you watched the Patriots last week against the Dolphins, then you can skip this one. I imagine Buffalo will follow the same blueprint as New England, run don’t pass- perfect for Allen. I’d expect him to run the ball a couple of times in the end zone, and has a great history of success against Miami in his career.
Ronald Jones v CAR
I’m saying Ronald Jones, but really read the Tampa Bay running back. I’m opting for Jones because he looked great last week against New Orleans, and had by far the largest share of touches. Carolina conceded multiple touchdowns to Josh Jacobs, and I’m expecting multiple TDs on the ground again.
Jonathan Taylor v MIN
Hines has shown what he is going to do on the offense, but Taylor will still get the early-down work. With the injury to Marlon Mack, Taylor shouldn’t have as much competition for that role. Against Minnesota who lost talent on their defensive line, Taylor has a great opportunity to make an impact.
Allen Robinson v NYG
This feels like a gimme considering the matchup. The New York Giants struggled against WRs last season, and then conceded three TDs against Pittsburgh. If Trubisky has recaptured his 2018 form, then Robinson should be inline for a big game this week. You might have doubts with Robinson off the field, but on it I’ve got no worries.
A.J. Green @CLE
Green looks to be back. After missing all of last season, he returned with a solid game. What is better for his outlook is that QB Joe Burrow looks like the player the Bengals hoped he would be. Yes, it might be an uber small sample size, but he seems to know that Green can be a handful. With a matchup against Cleveland this week, I’m expecting Green to have a good game on the way to picking up the Bengals first win of the season.
Eric Ebron v DEN
I thought Ebron would have a similar season to the one he had with the Colts. I still think that he will have a good season, he just had a rough start against the New York Giants. Facing Denver who just gave up two TDs to the position, I’d be happy to slot Ebron in my lineups.
Logan Thomas @ARI
Washington face Arizona, who are one of the worst defensive units in the league against the position, meaning the matchup is ideal. Combined with the fact that Thomas was given more targets than anyone else on the team, I’m not relying on a TD for a big game- perfect for a TE.
Younghoe Koo @DAL
Koo was decent in the opening game of the season, even if the Falcons were a bit disappointing. The offense is likely to shoulder the burden yet again this week, meaning there should be plenty of attempts for Koo again.
Rodrigo Blankenship v MIN
The Colts offense is an effective one, meaning that there should be plenty of attempts for their kicker. Especially in a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, who looked vulnerable last week against Green Bay. Mason Crosby had an effective game last week against the team, there’s no reason why Blankenship can’t.
Los Angeles Rams @PHI
Honestly, I think this game might be one where Carson Wentz will not want to suit up for. Last week against Washington he was hit eight times. Now, he welcomes Aaron Donald to town, who just rag-dolled the Dallas Cowboys line. This seems like an easy start this week.
Chicago Bears v NYG
The Bears look like they’ve taken a step forward from the struggles they had last year. However, as we saw in the New York Giants opening game, you can put pressure on Daniel Jones. More importantly for fantasy, when that pressure comes Jones can be forced into making mistakes.
Daniel Jones @CHI
Jones continues his tough schedule against the Chicago Bears. Jones had some flashes of what he can do in the game against Pittsburgh, but equally the Bears defense looks to have taken a step forward from last year. If the Bears find a way to bring the same pressure that the Steelers did, we could see multiple turnovers in the game.
Carson Wentz v LAR
Again, our sit QB faces our start DST. Let’s be honest, Wentz is going to struggle in this game. His offensive line is patched together and should give him little time to make his passes before Aaron Donald is in his face. Combine that with a lack of receiving options, and I’m looking elsewhere this week.
David Johnson v BAL
I wrote a quick piece on David Johnson this week and said that I think he should be effective this year. However, I also mentioned that I was concerned with his matchups for the next two weeks. I’d steer clear this week and see if it was a fluke or not.
Chris Carson v SEA
If you look at the box score, you were happy with what Carson did last week. If you dig a little bit more into it, then there are some concerns. Carson scored two receiving touchdowns, but was behind Carlos Hyde in rushing attempts. Against New England, I’m not sure if I’d be happy to put him in my lineup with confidence.
Will Fuller v BAL
Fuller was immense in the opening week, but I’m not sure he continues that in this matchup. The reason being, that I’m not sure that Fuller will enjoy the same space he did against the Chiefs. The Ravens are likely to matchup well against Fuller, after holding the Browns to just 168 yards through the air.
Jamison Crowder v SF
Crowder had 13 targets last week, and we all know that volume is key to success. However, with that volume he would’ve not had a great fantasy day if it wasn’t for a 69 yard TD. Crowder is certainly a favorite for more targets this week, but could struggle against the 49ers defensive unit.
Rob Gronkowski v CAR
Week 1 brought the return of Gronk to the league. but it was not the display most were expecting. Carolina were an effective team against the position last season, giving up just 6.2 points to the position. Combine that with the fact Gronk didn’t get a single red zone target, I’m steering clear this week.
Greg Olsen v NE
Olsen caught four pasees for 24 yards and TD in his debut against the Falcons, but I’m expecting another performance like that. The Patriots were one of the better units against the position last season, and just held Mike Gesicki to just three receptions and 30 yards. I feel you’d be banking on a TD that isn’t going to come if you put him in your lineup this week.
Jason Sanders @MIA
Miami were up against it in their last game, with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing three interceptions. Sanders saw the field for one field goal, and with the matchup against the Bills and another rushing QB and tough defense,
Ryan Succop v CAR
Succop appearing here is because the scoring for kickers is broken for fantasy (in my opinion). I expect Tampa Bay to bounce back from a tough game against New Orleans to a good victory over Carolina. Unfortunately, that means that we could be looking at only PAT attempts, and not field goals.
Dallas Cowboys v ATL
The Cowboys didn’t have a great time out against the Rams in their last game, but crucially they lost Leighton Vander Esch. The Falcons have a good offense, with 506 yards last week, so I’d look elsewhere for an option this week.
Denver Broncos @PIT
Denver were good but not spectacular against the Titans in their opening game, but clearly are missing their defensive leader Von Miller. They now travel to Pittsburgh where Roethlisberger typically plays better, and managed to shake off the rust in a multiple TD showing in New York. I fancy the Steelers to be effective, so I don’t want to start Denver.
So that’s it for our 2020 Week 2 version of Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em. Remember, you can always reach out to us for help in setting your lineup. Check out our weekly rankings page, or reach out to us on any of our social media channels. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Remember, if you want something more specific to your league- reach out!
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