Fantasy football Week 2 starts and sits: Jonathan Taylor gets golden opportunity

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One week at a time.

That’s a good motto for life in general, but it’s also sage advice for fantasy football managers tempted to overreact after one weekend of football.

Is your team destined for a championship after going off in Week 1? Not necessarily. Should you fold up your tent after laying a dud in the season opener. Hardly.

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Here at NBC Sports Boston, we’re all about making rational decisions, which we’ll help you make with our starts and sits for Week 2.

Starts

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions:&nbsp;Stafford was average in Week 1, but he’s thrown more touchdowns against the&nbsp;Packers (34) than any other team, and Green Bay just allowed 34 points in a shootout with the Vikings. Expect Stafford to air it out a little more in this one.” data-reactid=”25″>Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit LionsStafford was average in Week 1, but he’s thrown more touchdowns against the Packers (34) than any other team, and Green Bay just allowed 34 points in a shootout with the Vikings. Expect Stafford to air it out a little more in this one.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts:&nbsp;Marlon Mack‘s season-ending injury is a tough blow for the Colts, but it gives Taylor a golden opportunity to build on a promising debut in which he tallied six receptions for 67 yards. He’ll split time with Nyheim Hines, but Taylor is a solid RB2 until further notice.” data-reactid=”26″>Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis ColtsMarlon Mack‘s season-ending injury is a tough blow for the Colts, but it gives Taylor a golden opportunity to build on a promising debut in which he tallied six receptions for 67 yards. He’ll split time with Nyheim Hines, but Taylor is a solid RB2 until further notice.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:&nbsp;Jones had a disappointing Week 1, but here’s why you should fire him up in Week 2: He saw 17 carries Sunday as Tampa’s lead back ahead of Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy and faces a Carolina Panthers defense that allowed three rushing touchdowns last Sunday.” data-reactid=”27″>Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay BuccaneersJones had a disappointing Week 1, but here’s why you should fire him up in Week 2: He saw 17 carries Sunday as Tampa’s lead back ahead of Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy and faces a Carolina Panthers defense that allowed three rushing touchdowns last Sunday.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Allen Robinson II, WR, Chicago Bears:&nbsp;What better way for Robinson to quiet all that trade speculation than to put up huge numbers against a shaky New York Giants defense? Mitchell Trubisky targeted Robinson nine times in Week 1 and should look to his top wideout plenty in this one.” data-reactid=”28″>Allen Robinson II, WR, Chicago BearsWhat better way for Robinson to quiet all that trade speculation than to put up huge numbers against a shaky New York Giants defense? Mitchell Trubisky targeted Robinson nine times in Week 1 and should look to his top wideout plenty in this one.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys:&nbsp;That Lamb caught five of his six targets for 59 yards is a great sign for the Oklahoma product, who has a tantalizing matchup against the Atlanta Falcons‘ porous defense in Week 2. He’s a good bet to find the end zone this week.” data-reactid=”29″>CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas CowboysThat Lamb caught five of his six targets for 59 yards is a great sign for the Oklahoma product, who has a tantalizing matchup against the Atlanta Falcons‘ porous defense in Week 2. He’s a good bet to find the end zone this week.

Sits

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams:&nbsp;Goff essentially was a game manager in the Rams’ Week 1 win over the Cowboys. Don’t expect him to be a gunslinger in Week 2, either, as the Philadelphia Eagles allowed just 178 passing yards to Washington in their season opener.” data-reactid=”31″>Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles RamsGoff essentially was a game manager in the Rams’ Week 1 win over the Cowboys. Don’t expect him to be a gunslinger in Week 2, either, as the Philadelphia Eagles allowed just 178 passing yards to Washington in their season opener.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="David Montgomery, RB, Bears:&nbsp;Montgomery’s 13 carries in Week 1 while battling a groin injury were encouraging, but he still lost a few carries to Tarik Cohen and is a touchdown-dependent option in a shaky Bears offense.” data-reactid=”32″>David Montgomery, RB, Bears: Montgomery’s 13 carries in Week 1 while battling a groin injury were encouraging, but he still lost a few carries to Tarik Cohen and is a touchdown-dependent option in a shaky Bears offense.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams:&nbsp;What goes up must come down. Brown scored a pair of touchdowns in his 2020 debut, but both came on short goal line dives, and he’ll find much tougher sledding against the Eagles’ front seven while splitting carries with Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson.” data-reactid=”33″>Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams: What goes up must come down. Brown scored a pair of touchdowns in his 2020 debut, but both came on short goal line dives, and he’ll find much tougher sledding against the Eagles’ front seven while splitting carries with Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="DJ Chark Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars:&nbsp;Chark salvaged his Week 1 with a touchdown but saw just three targets in Jacksonville’s run-heavy attack. That number should increase, but Chark’s floor still is pretty low against a solid Tennessee Titans defense.” data-reactid=”34″>DJ Chark Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Chark salvaged his Week 1 with a touchdown but saw just three targets in Jacksonville’s run-heavy attack. That number should increase, but Chark’s floor still is pretty low against a solid Tennessee Titans defense.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="AJ Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals:&nbsp;The good news: Green led the Bengals in Week 1 with nine targets and five catches. The bad news: Cincy’s passing attack still isn’t particularly potent under Joe Burrow, and the Cleveland Browns boast a solid secondary. The former Pro Bowler is a borderline WR3 this week.” data-reactid=”35″>AJ Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: The good news: Green led the Bengals in Week 1 with nine targets and five catches. The bad news: Cincy’s passing attack still isn’t particularly potent under Joe Burrow, and the Cleveland Browns boast a solid secondary. The former Pro Bowler is a borderline WR3 this week.

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