Week 2 Fantasy Football Players to Start and Sit


Dec 24, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles receiver deSean Jackson (10) runs with the ball against Dallas Cowboys linebacker Demarcus Ware (94) in the second quarter at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The second week of the fantasy football season is already upon us, so millions of people will be setting their lineups over the next several days.  Before hitting the submit button on your lineup, make sure to check out my week 2 fantasy football players to start and sit:

Guys to Start:

QB Andy Dalton, CIN (vs. CLE) – The sophomore will look much better against the depleted Browns’ secondary this weekend.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG (vs. TB) – Last week Bradshaw showed that he is the new number one back in New York, so expect a giant performance from him against a lack-luster Bucs’ defense.

WR DeSean Jackson, PHI (vs. BAL) – The Ravens’ defensive backs are not getting any younger, so Philadelphia will be utilizing Jackson’s speed all game long.

TE Jared Cook, TEN (@SD) – Cook is an amazing athlete, and the youngster will terrorize the Chargers’ aging linebackers this weekend.

IDP: Kyle Arrington, NE (vs. ARI) – With Arizona likely turning back to Kevin Kolb as the starter this weekend, expect the New England secondary to have more than a couple chances to pick off some passes.

Guys to Sit:

QB Joe Flacco, BAL (@PHI) – After one miracle week, many people have already voted for Flacco into the 2012 Pro Bowl.  Just wait until after he plays the aggressive Philadelphia Eagles’ defense until you vote.

RB Jonathan Dwyer, PIT (vs. NYJ) – Dwyer had the best week one performance among all the Pittsburgh running backs.  However,  it will obviously be a running-back-by-committee offense in the Steel City, so be hesitant to start any of the team’s running backs.

WR Robert Meachem, SD (vs. TEN) – Rivers loves to spread the ball around, but he may not look Meachem’s way too often with standout corner, Jason McCourty, blanketing the new number one receiver.

TE Brandon Pettigrew, DET (@SF) – The “Teachers Pet” will be taken to school this weekend by Patrick Willis and the boys.

IDP: Calais Campbell, ARI – Campbell will have a tough time getting to New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, this weekend.

-By Adam McGill