Fantasy Football Week 2 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Trevor Lawrence, Dak Prescott and more

Fantasy Football Week 2 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Trevor Lawrence, Dak Prescott and more.

Do you have questions on who to start and sit this week? Well (hopefully) we got the answers. 

The Sporting Tribune is offering weekly Fantasy Football rankings and start ’em sit ’em advice for your matchups. If you’ve come here looking for obvious weekly starts like Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson or San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, then you’ve come to the wrong place.

Each and every week we will do a deep dive into the NFL’s schedule to find the best players at every fantasy football position that we believe will either have a boom or bust performance. As you already know, it’s not the names on the marquee that will win you a fantasy football championship, it’s the fringe players, the waiver-wire adds, and the flex position guys that will help you take home a title this season.

Every weekly matchup in fantasy football is important, and you don’t want to end up like this guy.

A handful of points can be the difference between winning and losing your weekly fantasy matchup, and just one loss can determine whether or not you make the playoffs. Long story, short: every week matters and every point matters.

So without further ado here are the most pressing answers to your questions, and here is The Sporting Tribune’s recommendations for NFL Fantasy Football Week 2’s start em’ sit ’em:


Start ‘Em:

Trevor Lawerence vs. Chiefs:

Last week, Trevor Lawrence threw for 241 yards against the Chiefs with two touchdowns to one interception. This week, he is out for revenge against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs the year before the Kansas City Chiefs. There is no better opportunity to take advantage of the opportunity. Between last season and week one, the Chiefs have allowed the most passing yards and passing touchdowns to QBs. The Chiefs defense has allowed quarterbacks the sixth most fantasy points in their last 18 games.  Despite Chiefs defensive  Chris Jones returning from his holdout, it will take some time to work off the rust. We expect Lawrence to deliver

Daniel Jones vs. Cardinals:

Yes, we know. You may ask why they put Daniel Jones as a starter for week two because the tanking Arizona Cardinals surrendered 19 or more Fantasy points to quarterbacks nine times last season. The Cardinals have allowed the fourth most passing touchdowns and ninth most passing yards since the start of last season. This is payback time for Jones and Co.

Anthony Richardson vs. Texans:

This might be our friskiest start, considering The Texans held Lamar Jackson to 6.6 Fantasy points last week, but we are confident in the rookie Anthony Richardson to get the job done against the Texans. Richardson finished with 20.9 Fantasy points last week, and the Texans gave up the most rushing yards last year. Richardson is a strong start again.

Sit ‘Em:

Dak Prescott vs. Jets:

Dak Prescott did next to nothing last week against the Giants, partly due to the Cowboys’ defense dominating all game long, and part of that was due to Tony Pollard getting the bulk of the Fantasy production. Prescott finished with 6.3 Fantasy points, throwing for 143 yards. Last week, Josh Allen had four turnovers against this very tough Jets defense last week, and the Bills were only held to 16 points scoring. We don’t have much optimism for Dak.

Matthew Stafford vs. Niners:

Last week, Stafford and the Rams surprised everyone, beating the Seahawks on the road as five-point underdogs. Facing the Niners will be a different story. Last week, the Niners put on a significant beatdown of Pickett and the Steelers last week, and since 2022, their defense has allowed the eighth fewest Fantasy points to QBs. Stafford averaged PPG against the Niners as a member of the Rams, and this trend is likely to continue. 

Kirk Cousins vs. Eagles:

There could be reasons to start Kirk Cousins. The Eagles are dealing with injuries to their secondary, with James Bradberry and Reed Blankenship trending toward not playing. What is holding him back from starting, however, is that he was miserable against the Eagles last year in week two, where he scored only 10. 8 Fantasy points with three interceptions It doesn’t help that his starting center Garrtett Bradury and left tackle Christian Darrishaw will also be out. This is also a prime-time game for Cousins, where he is 12-20 for his career in primetime games. 

Wide Receivers:

Start ‘Em:

Michael Thomas vs. Panthers:

Michael Thomas may seem forgotten, but he proved doubters wrong in week one. He had excellent chemistry with Carr, with five catches and 61 yards. It may be Chris Olave as the primary receiving star. Still, Thomas can be an excellent supporting player for this week, going up against a banged-up Panthers secondary who are down their corner Jaycee Horn with a hamstring injury. 

Mike Williams vs. Titans:

Williams was quiet in week one, with only 8.5 Fantasy points to the Dolphins, but he gets a nice bounce-back opportunity against the Titans. The Titans have allowed 16 touchdowns and second most Fantasy points to perimeter receivers since 2022. Titans have also allowed the most yards and touchdowns to receivers on deep passes last year. Williams is one of the best deep ball catchers in the game.

Tee Higgins vs Ravens:

Higgins had a rough start to the season, compiling no points on eight targets. He should redeem himself, however, against a rough Ravens secondary that allowed 25.7 Fantasy points between Nico Collins and Robert Woods. The Ravens also miss their top corner, Marlon Humphrey, and lose Marcus Williams. This is a chance for Tee to bounce back and a great opportunity. 

Sit ‘Em:

Drake London vs Packers:

This is a no-brainer of who to sit this week. Drake London laid a goose egg in week one on one target, which should tell you everything you need to know about the Falcons’ plan of attack moving forward: establishing the run over the passing game. This doesn’t bode well for London’s Fantasy chances moving forward, and he also has to face one of the top corners in the league in Jaire Alexander. Last year, the Packers ranked outside the top 10 in yards allowed to receivers, which will not trend in a positive direction for London. This is an easy one.

Terry McLaurin vs Broncos:

McLaurin had a rough start to the season by scoring only 5.1 Fantasy points in week one, and the matchup doesn’t get any easier going up against the Broncos, who allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers last year. If he is matched up with Surtain, I would expect Terry to struggle again in week two. 

Brandin Cooks vs. Jets:

Cook didn’t do much in week one against the Giants, partly due to the established running game and partly to the Cowboys’ defense. I still don’t love his chances in this matchup against an elite Jets secondary who allied the fewer Fantasy points to wide receivers since the start of last season.

Running backs:

Start ‘ Em

David Montgomery vs Seahawks:

Jahmyrr Gibbs might have the higher ceiling and is the more explosive running back, but Montgomery is the well-established veteran bruiser of the bunch. Although he lacks a passing game, he makes up for it in volume as he played 55 snaps against the Chiefs for 21 carries, four 74 yards, and a touchdown. We should see that trend increasing even more, allowing three rushing touchdowns to the Kyren Willaims and Cam Akers duo. Expect a big game from Montgomery.

Jamaal Williams vs. Panthers:

Despite a tough week one outing against a very good Titans defense, we expect a bounce-back game from Jamaal Williams, especially with Alvin Kamara suspended. Despite a lack of a passing game, he will make up for it in volume if Kendre Miller won’t be able to go as well. The Panthers are not good against the run, and they allowed 131 rushing yards and two touchdowns to the Falcons in week one. Williams could be in line for a big game here. 

James Cook vs Raiders:

James Cook was a volume machine last week, playing 60 percent of the snaps in week one. He was also second in receiving targets last week to Stefon Diggs. The Raiders have allowed the fifth most Fantasy points to RB’s last season. Expect an excellent game from Cook.

Sit em’:

Cam Akers vs. Niners:

Outside of last week’s touchdown, everything else was terrible for Akers. He only managed 29 rushing yards without receiving targets, and Williams out-snapped Akers 65 to 35 percent. You need to sit Akers against a Niners defense, allowing the fewest rushing yards in the NFL.

Antonio Gibson vs. Broncos:

Brian Robinson is the clear RB1 and was getting all the goal-line carries. It doesn’t help the Broncos’ defense held one of the best running backs in the league, Josh Jacobs, to 9.1 Fantasy points. Best to sit Gibson.

Najee Harris vs. Browns:

Harris’s role as the lead back should remain the same despite being limited against a stout Niners defense. However, the Steelers’ offensive line is banged up with both tier right tackles dealing with injuries. It also doesn’t help that the Browns defense held Joe Mixon to 13 carries for 56 yards last week. 

Tight Ends:


Dallas Goedert vs. Vikings:

After having only one target in week one, people might want to jump off the Goedert wagon. We are not one of those people. The Patriots helped keep Hurts and check in the rain in the season opener. Vikings are an easier matchup, and Nick Sirianni, Eagles head coach after the game, implied to get Goedert the ball more. We remind you that Devonta Smith had zero Fantasy points in week one last year and had a better game against the Vikings. We expect the same trend to happen for Goedert. 


Chigoziem Okonkwo vs Chargers:

Okonkwo didn’t register a single Fantasy point last week, and Ryan Tannehill missed him on multiple occasions. He only received two targets last week, which was a shame. As talented of a tight end, there is no reason for him only to receive two targets a game. Until we see consistent targets, it’s best to look elsewhere.

Defense/ Kickers:


Giants Defense vs. Cardinals:

Josh Dobbs took three sacks and fumbled thrice in week one, and the Commanders received 11 points because of that. Every week, a defense will be streamed against them. Go out and get the Giants!

Jake Moody vs Rams:

Moody scored 12 Fantasy points in his first game and now faces the Rams, who allowed the fourth-most Fantasy points to kickers last year. Niners with a talented offense could get a lot of red zone opportunities, and if they sputter in the red zone, Moody would get more kicking opportunities. 


Rams Defense vs. Niners:

Despite the win, the Rams only scored six Fantasy points against the Seahawks. Now they get one of the more explosive offenses in the league in the Niners. The Niners allowed the fifth-fewest Fantasy points to opposing defenses last year, and we expect that trend to continue on Sunday.

Cairo Santos vs Bucs:

Santos was silent in week one vs. the Packers, with six fantasy points. This week, he faces a tough Bucs defense that allowed the sixth-fewest Fantasy points to kickers in 2022. Not the game to start, Santos

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