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September 17, 2010 @ 9:35 pm
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Fantasy Football Week 2 - Sit 'Em

Written by Andrew
Andrew Scavelli


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With week one of the season in the books, it's time to look ahead to what Week 2 has in store for your fantasy team. Last week, I accurately forecasted which players to keep on your bench. The only position that was able to overcome their odds was wide receiver. This time around, I'm looking to go perfect all across the board with my big-name players to stay away from in this week's edition of Sit 'Em.

Here are some fantasy options I don't like this weekend:


Last week, Jay Cutler put up solid numbers against Detroit, throwing for 372 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Don't expect him to have a similar performance this week when he faces the Cowboys on the road. Against the Lions, Cutler turned the ball over twice and I think he could double that amount of turnovers this weekend. Dallas' pass rush will be in the face of Cutler all day with DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer blitzing from the outside and Jay Ratliff penetrating through the middle of a weak Chicago offensive line. The Cowboys secondary is much better than what Cutler faced last week in Detroit and they will capitalize off of Cutler's bad passes, which will result in more interceptions and a down week for him.


Carson Palmer had a great Week 1 against the Patriots, throwing for 345 yards and two touchdowns while his team was trying to play catch up after falling behind 24-0 early in the game. However, it will be risky to start Palmer this week against the league's no. 1 ranked passing defense. As good as Palmer is and as many weapons as he has to work with on offense, there aren't many quarterbacks I would play against the Ravens.


Last week, New York's stout run defense held one of the league's best running backs, DeAngelo Williams, to only 62 yards on the ground. Indianapolis ran the ball very little last Sunday against Houston and Addai only totaled 44 rushing yards. The Colts may look to run the ball more this week, but I still don't expect them to have much success against New York on Sunday night.


Ronnie Brown will face a tough challenge when he faces Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings have had one of the best run defenses in the league the past few years and Brown might find himself stuck between the "Williams Wall", which features two of the league's best run defenders in Kevin and Pat Williams. Brown will also have to split carries with Ricky Williams, so there isn't a great chance he'll put up big numbers this week.


It's very hard for me to tell you to bench one of the best players on your team and likely one of your top two draft choices, but if you are deep at wide receiver, I would sit Randy Moss this week. If you don't have the depth to bench Moss, it would be understandable to risk playing him. On Sunday, Moss goes up against shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis held Moss to only 58 yards and one touchdown last season. Last week, I told you to bench Anquan Boldin because of Revis, but Revis ended up moving around on Monday night to cover Derrick Mason and T.J. Houshmandzadeh as well and did not stick with Boldin. This week will be different, as Revis will be fixed on Moss throughout the game. For the record, I don't like any receivers that will be stuck on "Revis Island" this year.


The 49ers generated very little offense against Seattle last week, scoring only six points. Michael Crabtree and quarterback Alex Smith clearly are not on the same page as Crabtree spent a lot of the preseason out with a minor neck injury. Against the Seahawks, Crabtree caught only two passes for 12 yards and two other passes intended for him resulted in interceptions. The second-year receiver also goes up against a very good Saints secondary this week. Until Crabtree is able to rebound from last week's performance and show some promise, I would keep him on your bench.


Owen Daniels only recorded one catch last week against the Colts and is still limited after coming back from an ACL tear he suffered last season. Daniels may be on a numbered snap count again this week and is a risk to start until he shows something in a game and finds a role in Houston's offense.


The Giants defense had an excellent week one, allowing only 18 points to the Panthers while racking up four sacks, three interceptions, and recovering two fumbles. However, it is not a wise move to start any team against Peyton Manning and the Colts' explosive passing offense. I would pick up another defense to start this week, even though most available defenses are mediocre at best or don't have favorable matchups.

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    I agree hate. Training camp holdout equals bad early season karma. Randy breaks a long one.
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    I predict Moss blows up "Revis Island".
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    YEAH! I hope a big *censored* sunami hits Revis Island.... Kind of funny though how Moss has come full circle with his approcah to the game. just imagine if Moss had been this mature early in his career. Just watch though if Moss blowes him up it will be the hamstring excuse if he shuts him down the New York paper will read Revis shuts down Moss at 80%. Moss can't win! If he gets 5 catches and a TD that is a win in my book.
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