Fantasy Football Week 2 Sleepers and Who to Start

September 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

Below is a list of players who I believe have good matchups and will find success this weekend.


Must: Vick, Rodgers, Brady, Big Ben, Brees, Romo, Stafford


  • Rex Grossman: Going to the well again, as he is still available in a few of my leagues and should have a big game this weekend.
  • Josh Freeman: Decent matchup versus Minnesota secondary.
  • Joe Flacco: Could continue his routine hot starts to the season versus the Titans.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick:  On a role and could play a lot of spread like last week with lots of completions.
  • Jay Cutler: Scary start for sure, but the Saints had some holes in coverage and on the second level.

Running Back

Solid 10:  Rice, AD, McFadden, Mendenhall, Hillis, LeSean McCoy, Matt Forte, Jamaal Charles, Michael Turner, Cedric Benson

Next 10: Tim Hightower, MJD, Frank Gore, Arian Foster, Jahvid Best, Ahmad Bradshaw, Felix Jones, Chris Johnson, Reggie Bush, Fred Jackson.

I also like:

  • James Starks:  Great matchup against Carolina, should keep the momentum going for the second year bruiser.
  • Cadillac Williams: Should be good for 75 yards and possibly a touchdown against a struggling Giants D (that should improve as the season goes on).
  • Shonn Greene should see more carries if they get a lead, but LT might be more valuable against because they could spread JAX out often.
  • Joe Addai might be moving more towards a split, but he’s still #1 for now and has a good matchup.  In deeper leagues Carter is worth a shot.
  • Willis could be the main back if Knowshon is out, but Cincy’s run D looked strong.
  • Mark Ingram owners remain patient … just look at the schedule after this week and smile.
  • Deji Karim:  Just a hunch but he could be effective in the passing game against the Jets.  Played more snaps and got more touches than I expected last week.

Wide Receiver

Most of the #1 WRs on their team, the top 20 or so (Andre Johnson to Santana Moss), also…

  • Mario Manningham: With Nicks a little dinged up and the Rams top 2 CBs out for injury, Manningham could feast underneath.
  • Robert Meachem:   Most likely to get first crack at filling Colston’s targets. Lance Moore has a shot at coming back.
  • Plaxico: Great spot start last week and this week you should feel confident.
  • Mike-Sims Walker: Gibson more likely to have chemistry to get receptions and yardage, but MSW is more skilled.
  • Pierre Garcon: If Haden matchups up on Wayne, Garcon gets Seldon and a nice opportunity as he was the clear WR2 last week.
  • Jerome Simpson: Excellent matchups versus Denver’s secondary corners.

Tight End

  • Gronkowski
  • Greg Olsen
  • Gresham
  • Fred Davis

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