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Fantasy football Week 2: Start and sit

Eddie Brown, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

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N.Y. GIANTS AT WASHINGTON

Obvious starters: Kenny Golladay (NYG), Antonio Gibson (WAS), Terry McLaurin (WAS), Logan Thomas (WAS), Football Team D/ST.

Who to start: Sterling Shepard (NYG) has produced at least six receptions in eight of his last 11 games — and received at least seven targets in seven of those 11 contests. The Giants D/ST deserves streaming consideration with Ryan Fitzpatrick on injured reserve.

Who to sit: It’s clear Saquon Barkley (NYG) is still dealing with limitations, so the only way I’m starting him with this difficult matchup is if I’m desperate. Evan Engram (NYG) is sidelined with a calf injury. Darius Slayton (NYG) remains a boom-or-bust option. I’m not trusting Daniel Jones (NYG) against this defense. Taylor Heinicke (WAS) only deserves streaming consideration in deeper leagues on a short week. J.D. McKissic (WAS) only received one target against the Chargers.

Sleeper: Kyle Rudolph (NYG) works if you’re streaming at tight end — he received five targets on a healthy 77% snap share against Denver last week.

CINCINNATI AT CHICAGO

 

Obvious starters: Joe Mixon (CIN), Tee Higgins (CIN), Ja’Marr Chase (CIN), Allen Robinson (CHI), David Montgomery (CHI).

Who to start: Joe Burrow (CIN) deserves streaming consideration against a secondary that just got torched by the Rams.

Who to sit: It looks like Tyler Boyd (CIN) is clearly the third option, which limits his upside significantly. Even the revenge angle doesn’t get me excited about Andy Dalton (CHI). Dalton is holding Darnell Mooney (CHI) back.

Sleeper: Five receptions (on seven targets) against the Rams is indicative of Cole Kmet (CHI) likely being the No. 2 option in the Bears’ pass attack.

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