Bobby Sylvester’s 2019 Week 2 Rankings (Start or Sit Answers)
Week 2 kicks off in just a few hours so chances are, you are getting ready to take a look at your lineup for the week. If you’ve got start/sit questions, I’m here to answer them all with my rankings. I’ll post this article every Thursday afternoon to help you make your most challenging decisions each week. If you aren’t reading it until Saturday or Sunday, don’t worry, I’ll continue to update it every few hours for you all. As always, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @bobbyfantasypro. Before we dive into the rankings, let me tell you about four start/sit options that I am especially opinionated about this week.
Jameis Winston (QB – TB) — QB #12 vs ECR #17 @CAR
Winston and the Bucs offense was sluggish last week against a mediocre 49ers defense, but much of that can be attributed to the fact that they were passing around the flu, which as you can imagine, would impact how well you can play football. Week 2 is a clean slate and while it isn’t the best matchup in the world, Winston does have the best trio of receiving weapons in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard. Add in the fact that Thursday games tend to be higher scoring and we should have a QB1 in fantasy.
Rex Burkhead (RB – NE) — RB #33 vs ECR #43 @ MIA
Yes, Sony Michel is still the starter and James White isn’t going away, but the Patriots are 19 point favorites. If you think they are going to play Michel, who has a fragile knee in the second half, you are mistaken. In fact, we saw this very scenario play out versus Pittsburgh last Sunday night. Burkhead should end up with a dozen or more touches which should be plenty versus the Dolphins’ front seven.
Marquise Brown (WR – BAL): WR #57 vs ECR #46 vs ARI
With both Arizona corners missing, the matchup might be the best in the league but it won’t matter if Brown plays fewer than 40 snaps. Last week he only played 14 so to expect him to triple that number seems like a leap of faith. He has the upside to break a big play for another touchdown, but more than likely, this is a losing bet until he gets on the field more often.
Jack Doyle (TE – IND): TE #15 vs ECR #19 @ TEN
Chances are that if you lost Hunter Henry, both Darren Waller and T.J. Hockenson were already scooped up. If they weren’t, stop reading this and go pick them up. Assuming they were, however, Doyle might be your best bet to pick up, at least for this week. The Titans were great at defending tight ends last season, but Jacoby Brissett loves Doyle, as evidenced by all the targets he saw in their full season together. Plus, Doyle played twice as many snaps as Ebron in Week 1.