Fantasy Football Week 2 Sit 'Em Start 'Em: Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan and More

TheFantasyFix.comAnalyst ISeptember 17, 2010

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QB Start

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

"Matty Ice" threw the ball well against Pittsburgh (252 yards on 27-of-44 passing), but the Falcons offense stalled in the red zone with little support from the run game.

Expect that to change in the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome, where Ryan sports a 94.5 QB rating and a 17:9 TD-to-interception rate. The Cardinals have a talented secondary, but their over-aggression can be exposed. Look for the Falcons to establish Turner early and open up the field for Ryan.

WARNING: Atlanta needs a second wide receiver to step up. Roddy White saw 23 targets in Week 1 and will be Arizona's lockdown target. 


QB Sit

Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle Seahawks

Hasselbeck toyed with the 49ers in Week 1, completing 78 percent of his passes with three total touchdowns. This performance reeks more of a mirage than of re-invigoration. 

Much like '09-10, he was still staring down receivers and throwing off his back foot. Fortunately for him, the San Francisco corners were inept, biting on every double move and pump fake.

Hasselbeck will face a much sterner test on the road in Denver, a team that he's thrown one career TD against in four starts (5 INT). Outside of a 32-yard run by Justin Forsett, the Seahawks ran for 45 yards on 22 attempts. If they continue to operate a one-dimensional offense, Hasselbeck will be in for a long day.


RB Start

Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Public Service Announcement: Get Felix Jones the ball! Eight carries is simply not sufficient for a player with his game breaking speed and explosive potential....

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