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Week 2: Sit 'Em

These usually solid players are not worth starting this week due to match-up, injury, or other circumstances This week's picks include Mark Sanchez, Ronnie Brown, Rashad Jennings, Marshawn Lynch, and Trent Richardson.


I hope you entered your draft with the same mindset as I did: forget about Michael Turner this season, he is over the hill. Yes, he runs for a powerful offense, but was quite lackluster in Week 1. Jacquizz Rodgers logged more fantasy points. Rodgers' performance was nothing significant, but the fantasy points gained are a fact that fantasy owners must consider in choosing to start Turner. In Week 2 Atlanta faces a Denver defense that held the Pittsburgh rushing attack in check. Atlanta will continue to focus on their air attack given its success in Week 1. This means Turner and Rodgers could again see decreased production. Turner should see around 10-12 carries in Week 2 and rush for 40-50 yards. I also think Rodgers could see more than the 7 carries he did in Week 1. Keep Turner on your bench until we see some production.


I have to agree, Ogletree is a pick-up consideration, but starting him is a completely different story. He went way under the radar in Week 1 and came out with a huge game. The New York secondary was down and Romo was working his receivers for all they were worth to make the air attack productive. I say sit Ogletree this week for nothing other than to see if he is for real. Last season his most productive game brought 50 reception yards and he did not log a TD all season. If his streak continues, he is worth a look as a flex option. I think he will get targeted in Week 2, but see some additional coverage as is deserved given his breakout in Week 1. Look for his average 2-4 receptions for about 30-50 yards. He might get a long pass throw his way and bring it in, but I do not foresee a score in Week 2.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

Jeb Gorham
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Since 2011 I have been an Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.