Start Em Sit Em Week 2: Early Advice for Your Fantasy Football Rosters

Chet Gresham@Chet_GFeatured ColumnistSeptember 13, 2012

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Start 'Em!

Cam Newton: The only reason I put such an obvious start on this list is because Cam didn't have the greatest game last week, but look for him to turn that around big time against the Saints whose defense is struggling mightily.

They just gave up a boatload of fantasy points to Robert Griffin III, who only had his best receiver in Pierre Garcon for five pass routes!

Jay Cutler: The Packers pass defense has been hampered by the amount of time they have to be out on the field defending against teams trying to come from behind, but they also just aren't that good. Alex Smith completed a crazy 20 for 26 pass attempts against them last week.

Cutler should have no trouble putting up good numbers after showing us he's on the same page as new receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

Andrew Luck: The Vikings are right there in the upper echelon of pitiful pass defenses. They gave up the 8th most fantasy points to a quarterback last week and that quarterback was Blaine Gabbert. I do believe Gabbert has improved, but he's not a top-10 quarterback quite yet.

Luck will once again throw the ball many, many times and this time around he should keep his interceptions down since the Vikings were dead last in interceptions last season with eight total.

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BenJarvus Green-Ellis: It's hard for me to endorse The Law Firm because watching him as a Patriot it never seemed like he had much to offer other than a nose for the end zone, but watching against Baltimore, it was obvious that he was running with passion and it showed in the box score.

The Browns rush defense was beaten pretty easily by LeSean McCoy last Sunday and with their lack of offense, Green-Ellis should get plenty of opportunities since the Bengals won't need to make up a lot of ground quickly.

Peyton Hillis: Last week the Chiefs got down quickly to the new-look Falcons and it took them out of their preferred run-first offense. This week against the Bills they should have a much better chance to execute their offensive game plan against a week Bills rush defense.

I like both running backs in this game, but I do think we'll get a touchdown out of Hillis in Buffalo.

Reggie Wayne: Don't look now, but Reggie Wayne is relevant again! He's old as dirt (younger than me of course) but he has a good new quarterback who needs to throw the ball a lot because the Colts defense will put them behind the eight-ball more often than not.

Brandon LaFell: LaFell is the clear cut No. 2 receiver in Carolina and caught a touchdown week one against the Buccaneers. This week they get an easy opponent in the Saints. This game should be a high scoring fantasy bonanza. Get as many players from those teams into your lineup as possible.

Kyle Rudolph: He was the Vikings No. 2 passing target last week and will remain near the top of the pecking order this week against the poor Colts pass defense who just gave up 333 yards and two touchdowns in Chicago.

Sit 'em!

Michael Vick: I don't think Vick is done by any means after a horrid week one game, but I would like to see him right the ship before I play him against tough defenses like the Ravens.

Mark Sanchez: The Jets usually play the Bills very well and did so again last week. This week they go into Pittsburgh to face a team with a good defense who doesn't want to start their season 0-2. They will also have one of their best defenders, Ryan Clark, back. I'm staying away from Jets players this week.

Chris Johnson: The Chargers held Darren McFadden in check, even with him getting an incredible 18 passing targets. Johnson didn't look much different than last season, which is not what you want to hear. If the Chargers can stop McFadden on the ground, there's no reason they can't do the same to CJ?K.

Kevin Ogletree: Rather than getting one of the worst pass defenses in the league like he did last week, he gets one of the best this week, in Seattle. I'm going to make him prove he can put up numbers against a good pass defense before I start him.

Beanie Wells: The Patriots run defense looks legit and the Cardinals do not. This is an easy sit recommendation, but I believe the Patriots will be able to shut down good running backs as well this season. Be wary of them.