This segment is designed to help you decide which of the "lower end" or more "questionable" players to start of sit in fantasy football. I’m not planning on covering every stud player, so do not over think it when it comes to guys like Julio Jones or Adrian Peterson. They are always guys to start unless they appear on my list. If you have concerns about specific players, feel free to leave a comment with your player concern or tweet (@Spatters91) me and I will try to help you out. Good luck fantasy players!
Guys to Start:
Peyton Manning: Well, this guy is a bad defense destroyer. Manning may not repeat with a 7 TD performance, but his little brother’s defense is not looking so good. Expect a 3 TD performance out of the elder Manning.
LeSean McCoy: Shady McCoy is back, and San Diego will be his next victim. Well, at least until Vick gets hurt. Who knows what to expect after that.
Darren Sproles: I expect Drew Brees to have a "Take my Check-down" kind of day with Revis Island staring him down. Colston may have some trouble, but Sproles could have a monster day.
Anquan Boldin: Well, I guess I was wrong to take him off my draft boards. Seattle is a tough match-up, but I would not be surprised if Bolden continues to be a PPR monster.
Jared Cook: Cook was not a fluke week 1. The president of the "Fantasy Sleepers Club" of the past few years is having his breakout year in the newly explosive Rams offense. Continue to expect big things from Cook, especially with the interesting match-up against the Falcons.
Guys to Sit:
Russell Wilson/Colin Kaepernick: Who knows what will happen in this match-up. Colin is probably a safe start with the rushing yard upside (even though his passes killed Green Bay), but I worry about Wilson. If you do not have someone better, you might just have to start one of these two and just see what happens. It is a tough call. I would also be worried about Gore and Lynch, but who knows what to expect.
Stevan Ridley: My fantasy teams were very upset by the poor performance put up by Ridley. The Jets are not a great match-up and he is likely in Bill’s doghouse. Even with Vareen sidelined for the week, I would avoid Ridley and hope he earns his job back against the Jets Thursday.
Eric Decker: This is the only Denver receiver to not have a huge statistical day in Manning's 7 TD performance. Wow. I would avoid Decker until he shows you he can catch a football. I hope that isn’t asking too much of him.
Marques Colston: He will be the victim of Revis Island this week. I know it is Brees, but good luck with Colston this week. I do not play around with Revis (hence why I drafted Vincent Jackson in every league).
Fred Davis: Ah, the Fred Davis hype machine continues to disappoint. Especially when Jordan Reed has more receptions than Davis. That is not a good sign. I would not start Davis until the Redskins offense shows it can be consistent (Robert and the offense may need some time to get back in rhythm).
Sean’s Fantasy Watch List: (Waiver Wire Recommendations: In deeper Formats, add watch list guys)
Shane Vareen (NE-RB)à (ADD HIM) Just in case you did not add him.
Julius Thomas (DEN-TE)à (ADD HIM) Must have!
Knowshon Moreno (DEN-RB)à (ADD HIM) Might be the starter in Peyton’s offense
Michael Vick (PHI-QB)à (ADD HIM) While healthy, good fantasy guy
Joique Bell (DET-RB)à (ADD HIM) Not sure if fluke, but needed handcuff
EJ Manuel (BUF-WB)à (TRENDING UP) Keep Watching him, could get some rushing yards
Terrelle Pryor (OAK-QB)à (TRENDING UP) Some nice rushes
DeAndre Hopkins (HOU-WR)à (TRENDING UP) He intrigues me
Kenbrell Thompkins (NE-WR)à (TRENDING UP) Someone has to catch stuff
Denarius Moore (OAK-WR)à (TRENDING UP) Caught a TD and is a no. 1
Dallas Clark (BAL-TE)à (TRENDING UP) PPR Monster?
Bernard Pierce (BAL-RB)à (WATCH LIST) Had some touches week 1
Bryce Brown (PHI-RB)à (WATCH LIST) Had some touches week 1
Quinton Patton (SF-WR)à (WATCH LIST) Not a good week 1
Darrius Heyward-Bey (IND-WR)à (WATCH LIST) Showed up stat wise week 1
Santonio Holmes (NYJ-WR)à (WATCH LIST) He is still a no. 1 receiver.
Percy Harvin (SEA-WR)à (WATCH LIST) If he is healthy, he balls out.
Heath Miller (PIT-TE)à (WATCH LIST) When he is healthy, he is a poor mans Jason Witten
Willis McGahee (DEN-RB)à (WATCH LIST) Someone might have a job soon.