Fantasy: Week 2 Start or Sit

Every Sunday morning, millions of people sit down to set their fantasy football lineups and cannot decide which players to play or sit that day. There are players like Aaron Rodgers that you will start week in and week out, but it is the little moves that make the difference between winning and losing.

Start – Robert Griffin III (vs. CIN): RG3 has looked like this season’s Cam Newton thus far with his ability to make plays with both his arm and legs. Griffin III led all NFL quarterbacks during Week 2 after throwing for 206 yards and a touchdown along with 82 rushing yards and two more touchdowns in a loss to St. Louis. RG3 is facing Cincinnati’s terrible pass defense at home in Week 3, so expect him to put up some great numbers for your team through the air.

Sit – Joe Flacco (vs NE)

Joe Flacco looked like he took that next step as a quarterback during a Week 1 drubbing of Cincinnati. All of that hype came to a screeching halt last week in Philadelphia, when he barely completed 50 percent of his passes and failed to put his team in field goal range during crunch time. New England’s defense has improved since last season, and the pressure of this big game will get into Flacco’s head.

Start – C.J. Spiller (@ CLE)

Ever since Fred Jackson went down with an injury, C.J. Spiller has run wild on opposing defenses. Jackson is scheduled to sit another week, so by any means get Spiller into your lineup on Sunday. He has consistently broken runs of 20 yards or more and has found the end zone three times in two games. Spiller blew up last week against Kansas City with 163 all-purpose yards and two scores, so expect him to touch the ball a lot this Sunday in Cleveland.

Sit – Michael Turner (@ SD):

San Diego has boasted the best run defense in the league through the first two weeks of the season, and they show no signs of slowing down. Turner has not shown his usual burst this year, and he might lose carries to Jacquizz Rodgers soon. Go with a different option this week.

Start – Demaryius Thomas (vs. HOU): Thomas has accumulated 188 yards and emerged as Peyton Manning’s go-to target in Denver. Thomas has found the end zone in both of the Broncos’ games this season and is among the league-leaders in targets. With his ability to make plays after the catch, he needs to be in all lineups when the Broncos host the Texans this Sunday.

Sit – Wes Welker (@ BAL)

Believe it or not, Julian Edelman, not Welker, started the Patriots’ Week 2 game vs. Arizona. Welker has done little this year and has not been actively featured in the game plan. On top of that, they are facing the Ravens’ rock-solid defense. If you can afford to, sit Welker this week.