Fantasy Football: Week 2 starts and sits
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By By Ben Standig

Here are your start and sit options for Week 2. Also, take a look at the Week 2 position-by-position rankings. Good luck out there.


Start – Ben Roethlisberger vs. Chiefs. Veteran fantasy players know Big Ben clocks opponents at home and struggles on the road. Good news: Pittsburgh hosts a Kansas City defense that allowed 424 passes by Philip Rivers in the opener. Roethlisberger is dealing with an elbow injury, but he participated in practice fully Friday.

Sit – Tom Brady at Jaguars. I get it. You’re not sitting Tom Terrific no matter what. Honestly, I don’t blame you. The reality is your backup likely isn’t one of the names slotted ahead of Brady in the rankings. This mention is just letting owners know this week might not be so golden against a nasty Jacksonville defense. Brady is QB13 this week. He’s also Tom Brady, which is why almost nobody would have the guts to sit him. Still…

Running backs

Start – Adrian Peterson vs. Colts. There’s the temptation to use quarterback Alex Smith’s tasty matchup against arguably the league’s worst set of corners, but wow are Washington’s receivers beat up. Instead, let’s go with the power-backed back who received 26 carries last week as the Redskins played with a big lead after halftime. Considering the opponent, it’s conceivable Washington faces a similar scenario in its home opener. Factor in the injuries at receiver – Paul Richardson didn’t practice Friday and the backup options are in total flux – and Peterson should remain...

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