Fantasy football Week 2 lineups: Start, sit and sleepers

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In Brady's last trip to Miami, he threw for 358 yards with three scores and no interceptions.

2. Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders vs. Chiefs

One of the highlights of Jacobs' debut was a goal line leap into the end zone -- his first of two red-zone rushing touchdowns. Jacobs is the type of back who can be used in all situations, and if he can put on the kind of display he did against Vic Fangio's Broncos, he can make hay against the Chiefs. Leonard Fournette averaged over 5 yards against them and totaled 94 yards rushing and receiving.

Jacobs will probably top 100 scrimmage yards against the defense that allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs and doesn't look that much improved.

3. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions vs. Chargers

The Lions can't stick with one ball carrier long enough for him to find a rhythm. Just can't do it. Fortunately, Johnson get plenty of touches as a receiver, where the Chargers ranked second in yards allowed to running backs. He probably won't put up the kind of numbers Marlon Mack did on Sunday, but Matt Patricia, please give him a chance.


4. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts at Titans

This prediction could look really foolish if the Colts' new and improved offensive line fares no better against Tennessee's rush than the Browns' line did. But here's guessing they do, at least well enough for Hilton to run past Malcolm Butler or whoever the Titans throw against him. Hilton should see plenty of volume, too, with Devin Funchess on injured reserve.

5. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns at Jets

Beckham's fantasy managers had to be a little worried about his lackluster showing against the Titans. But Tennessee is tougher than they get credit for. The Jets have been vulnerable to big plays from wide receivers and could be just what Beckham and Baker Mayfield need to build on their connection.


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