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Every NFL team knows that it’s better to start a season with a win than a loss. Fantasy football managers know the feeling, too.
Half of fantasy football managers happy to be 1-0 as first week of 2022 campaign completes . They draft with success in mind and set up lineups in a way that beats opponents to start the season.
The other half fantasy manager is not so excited. They’re 0-1 and they may be worried about some underperforming players on their roster. Should they cut ties with them sooner, or wait and see if they can get back on track in the next few weeks?
Regardless of which side you are on, the focus now is week 2. Everyone wants to win, whether it’s their first game of the season or a 2-0.
Here’s Some starting/sitting advice for fringe players heading into Week 2.
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No one knows what will happen to the Rams’ backcourt going into the season, including Darrell Jr. Henderson. Mixed with Cam Akers. It didn’t help that both were injured during training camp, so it wasn’t clear how they split up.
In Week 1, it was clear that Henderson was the RB1 of Los Angeles for the time being. In the loss to the Buffalo Bills, he had 13 catches for 47 yards and five catches for 26 yards. Meanwhile, the Akers had three carries without yards and zero catches.
Akers may get more work as the season goes on, but for whatever reason, Henderson is in This seems to be the clear starter for the Rams at this point. So that bodes well for him heading into Week 2 on the road against the Atlanta Falcons, who let the New Orleans Saints average 7.9 per rushing attempt (19 rushing for 151 yards) in Week 1 code.
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Damon Pierce’s stock skyrocketed throughout training camp and preseason. Then, when the rookie was named the Texans’ starting running back, fantasy managers began considering starting the 22-year-old on their roster.
This was ultimately not a wise decision in week 1. Despite topping the depth chart, Pierce had just 11 catches for 33 yards and one catch for 6 yards, while veteran Rex Burkhead had 14 catches for 40 yards and five catches for 30 yards.
If Burkhead were involved early, Pierce wouldn’t be a solid lineup option. And with a tough road game against the Denver Broncos in Week 2, this isn’t the time for Pierce’s breakthrough performance.
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Washington commanders will pass more quarterbacks’ Carson this season Wentz. This was evident in their Week 1 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, when wide receivers Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel were all involved and the trio had four touchdowns.
Dotson, a rookie selected with a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, is the only two to enter the end zone Commander player. He had three catches for 40 yards and a pair of points. He also showed off his game-winning TD steal with 1:46 left.
Against the Detroit Lions in Week 2, Washington’s passing offense should be more successful. Dotson’s engagement will only increase with experience, but he already has a big enough character to start considering in fantasy.
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Seahawks offense stronger than many expected in Week 1 win The better is the Denver Broncos. That included a solid play from quarterback Gino Smith, who completed 23 of 28 attempts while throwing for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
However, it’s not a good start for several of Seattle’s top receivers, such as DK Metka Husband, he had seven catches for 36 yards. He may have led the team to catch-and-goal (also seven), but the Seahawks offense won’t be an explosive unit capable of big moves, which is when Metcalf is at its most dangerous.
In Week 2, the Seahawks could have a tougher road game against the San Francisco 49ers. So wide receivers have better fantasy options than Metcalf, who probably won’t have a great deal.
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Gerald Everett’s Chargers debut Impressive, as the 28-year-old tight end had three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Los Angeles wide receiver Keenan Allen is missing his wide receiver with a hamstring injury, leading to more goals for Everett and others.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelisero, Allen is “unlikely to play” Thursday night against Chargers in Week 2 Kansas City Chiefs game. So that makes Everett one of the best near-end streaming picks this week.
Even with Allen back, Los Angeles’ offense is strong enough that Everett still has solid fantasy value. So he’s definitely a tight end who should start, especially this week.