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Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em Week 2 Tight ends


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The NFL season is underway and is entering Week 2 with the Thursday night game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.


Ahead of Week 2, we will break down the best players to start and sit in fantasy football. This list will not include the every-week must-start players like Travis Kelce.


With that said, let's move on to which players to start in Week 2.


Start 'Em Week 2 Tight ends


Sam LaPorta, DET (vs. SEA)


Sam LaPorta had a good rookie debut for the Detroit Lions in Week 1. LaPorta finished with five receptions for 39 yards.


After posting that performance, he should be utilized more in the Lions offense. With a more featured role in the offense moving forward and a favorable matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, LaPorta should be started by fantasy managers.


Darren Waller, NYG (at ARI)


Darren Waller had a rough Week 1 as the New York Giants were stomped 40-0 by the Dallas Cowboys. In the game, Waller had three receptions for 36 yards. While it was a rough game for the Giants, Waller should have a big role in the offense.


He is the top weapon for Daniel Jones, and they should improve after their blowout loss. New York has a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, and Waller should be a must-start for fantasy teams.


Hunter Henry, NE (vs. MIA)


Hunter Henry had a great Week 1, catching five passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. He was a featured part of the New England Patriots offense and one of Mac Jones' favorite targets.


Henry is the red zone target for New England and has good fantasy value. The tight end position in fantasy is weak, but Henry could be a reliable target.


From what he's shown and with a good matchup against the Miami Dolphins, Henry should be started by fantasy teams.


Sit 'Em Week 2 Tight ends


Chigoziem Okonkwo, TEN (vs. LAC)


Chigoziem Okonkwo had a zero-point performance in Week 1. He had two targets but zero receptions. Ryan Tannehill showed that Okonkwo isn't going to be one of his top targets this season.


Fantasy managers should sit Okonkwo until he shows he can be a reliable tight end in fantasy.


Irv Smith Jr., CIN (vs. BAL)


Irv Smith Jr. is often forgotten as a part of the Cincinnati Bengals offense. Smith Jr. could have a solid role for the Bengals this season, but not this week.


Smith Jr. had three catches for 17 yards in Week 1. Cincinnati is going up against an elite Baltimore Ravens defense this week.


Fantasy managers should sit Smith Jr. as he has an unproven role and a tough matchup.


Hayden Hurst, CAR (vs. NO)


Hayden Hurst performed well in Week 1, with five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown. He was one of Bryce Young's favorite targets and could be a solid fantasy tight end this season.


However, Hurst and the Panthers take on the elite New Orleans Saints defense this week. The Saints are great at covering tight ends with their top-tier linebackers and safeties.


Hurst will have a tough matchup, and fantasy managers should sit him this week despite a great Week 1 performance.


Football season is in full swing, and fantasy managers need to make the right decisions to get a win in Week 2.

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