Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 2

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Running Back:

Sep 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) rushes for a touchdown ahead of San Diego Chargers defensive back Jahleel Addae (37) during the first quarter of the game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports


  • Ameer Abdullah, Lions (at Min): The rookie’s first carry was for a touchdown. Abdullah is a very explosive player and he should fare well against a Minnesota defense that got exposed on Monday night.
  • Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks (at GB): Matt Forte had an impressive day against the Packers, so why not Beast Mode? Just give him some Skittles and let him run.
  • Justin Forsett, Ravens (at Oak): Forsett couldn’t seem to get anything going in Week 1, but that Broncos defense is stout. He should bounce back this week, matching up with a soft Raiders defense.


  • Latavius Murray, Raiders (vs. Bal): This is just not a favorable matchup at all for Murray. He scored seven fantasy points against a tough Cincinnati defense, but the Ravens are looking to make amends for their close loss in Week 1.
  • Melvin Gordon, Chargers (at Cin): The Bengals defense is legit and Gordon will have some trouble getting numbers that make owners smile. He’s a factor in the passing game as well, but it’s probably not worth the risk.
  • T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars (vs. Mia) The Dolphins’ defense wasn’t all that impressive in Week 1, but expect a bounce back week of sorts. Yeldon can’t be trusted just yet, either.

Waiver Wire Pickups:

  • Dion Lewis, Patriots: He showed flashes of promise in Week 1, but let’s see what happens with Blount back in the lineup.
  • Bishop Sankey, Titans: Sankey had a breakout game against Tampa Bay and was a pleasant surprise.
  • David Johnson, Cardinals: With Ellington out, Johnson will play a much bigger role in the offense. He’s proven he can get in the end zone.
  • Carlos Hyde, 49ers: Hyde led all running backs in scoring in Week 1. He’s likely not available right now, but if he is, you’re welcome.