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2022 Fantasy Football: Week 2 Start and Sit

Well last week definitely didn’t go exactly as I thought, but that’s Week 1 for you. Russell Wilson, Elijah Moore, and Travis Etienne didn’t perform anywhere close to what I expected. However my sits were pretty spot on.  This week I am more confident in these Week 2 start and sit options that I have for you guys.

Week 1 Starts

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins

With wide receivers like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to throw the ball to, you would expect Tua to be an automatic starter each week. However, he’s just not at that point just yet. This is a great spot for Tua to me if you’re in need of a quarterback. He had a solid game against the New England Patriots and was able to effectively spread the ball around enough so that just about all skill players of relative note had pretty good games. Not only that but the Ravens, unfortunately, have had an injury to their secondary so starting Tua seems like a solid option.

Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Commanders

During Week 1 we finally got to see what Antonio Gibson is fully capable of when given the chance. While 58 rushing yards isn’t all that noteworthy when you tack on 72 receiving yards to that and we’re looking at a top running back performance. He now has the opportunity to go against a Detroit Lions team that was gashed by the Eagles’ running backs. I fully expect Antonio Gibson to keep the momentum going.

Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons

I love this spot for Drake London. He will be going against a Rams team that will be out for blood and will want to run up the score on the Falcons. If the Falcons are playing from behind that means they will need to be throwing the ball a lot to catch up. Not only that Drake London tied for first in targets on the team which means it’s safe to say that he will be heavily involved in whatever game plan the Falcons come up with. All of these factors add up to a potential big game for the rookie.

Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears

For many people, Cole Kmet could be argued for both the start and sit list for Week 2. Yes, I know Cole Kmet had zero catches in Week 1, but you try being useful during a torrential downpour. The Packers will do everything they can to not lose two divisional games in two weeks. Especially not in front of their home crowd. This means they will get a big lead and the Bears will fall behind very quickly. Which means they need to pass the ball a lot to keep up. I believe Cole Kmet is the second-best option for targets on the team. Don’t press the panic button on Cole Kmet and just plug him into your lineup.

Also check out our Week 2 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Flex Rankings

Week 2 Sits

Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots

Mc Jones is my Week 2 sit because I have very little faith in this Patriots receiving core. Also, this Steelers defense may be without T.J. Watt for a few weeks, but they should still be able to deal with Mac Jones. Against the Dolphins, Mac Jones was very unimpressive. Whereas the Steelers are coming off a game where they did a good job containing the Bengals. This is just not the best matchup for Mac Jones and I’d rather just have him keep the bench warm this week.

Whoever The 49ers Starting Running Back Will Be

Yes, I could tell you to sit Cam Akers, but where’s the fun in that? We all saw the goose egg he put up in Week 1. I’m instead telling you to sit an entire team’s backfield. With Elijah Mitchel being hurt, that got rid of even the small chance you should be considering starting a running back on this team. While they’ll be playing a Seahawks team that allowed over 100 yards between Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon. However, with all of that being said the fact that Kyle Shanahan just seems to do whatever he wants at running back, it doesn’t change the fact that this situation is too murky to try and make a play on. So if you took a 49ers running back off of waivers to start for Week 2, you’re better off just having them sit.

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks

Tyler Locket is a boom or bust type of player. This means you are going to have to tread carefully whenever you decide to start him up. This is not one of those weeks. Tyler Lockett ended the game against the Broncos with just three catches for 28 yards. If this were just a one-off thing it could be forgiven but this has been a trend even when Russell Wilson was on the team. There will be weeks he goes off and weeks where he does things like this. Don’t outsmart yourself here and just sit him on your bench.

Dawson Knox, TE, Buffalo Bills

Dawson Knox is very dependent on touchdowns and that in itself makes him a risky start pick. I feel that the Titans will try and slow down the pace of play against the Bills. They will want to keep the ball out of Josh Allen’s hand as long as possible. Which means Josh Allen will be more dependent on Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis. Not only that, but the Bills were thrashing the Rams last week without much help from Dawson Knox. There will be spots to start Knox, but for this week I say let him sit.

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