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Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em Week 2 Wide receivers


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Fantasy Football is in full swing as Week 1 of the NFL season has been completed. Week 2 kicks off on Thursday night with a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.


Ahead of Week 2, we will break down the best start and sit options. This list will not include the obvious starts every week like Justin Jefferson.


With that said, let's get into which players are must-starts in Week 2.


Start 'Em Week 2 Wide receivers


Michael Pittman Jr., IND (at HOU)


Michael Pittman Jr. is a talented wide receiver and has answered some question marks about his fantasy value. With a rookie quarterback in Anthony Richardson throwing him the ball, many expected Pittman to struggle as his quarterback develops. However, that wasn't the case in Week 1, as Pittman hauled in eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown.


Pittman's performance showed he is the top weapon in the Indianapolis Colts offense. With Jonathan Taylor out, Pittman is the focal point of their offensive attack.


Against a young and unproven Houston Texans team, Pittman is a must-start in fantasy.


Mike Evans, TB (vs. CHI)


Mike Evans is another receiver whose fantasy value was questioned entering this season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a change at quarterback as Tom Brady retired, and they moved on to Baker Mayfield.


Many questioned if Mayfield would be able to get Evans the ball, and he proved that in Week 1. Evans finished with six receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.


Evans is the Buccaneers' deep and red zone threat. He should be a must-start for fantasy owners with his proven production and a favorable matchup against the Chicago Bears.


Calvin Ridley, JAX (vs. KC)


Calvin Ridley came back to football in Week 1 after an extended absence. Ridley was one of the top receivers in football prior to his stepping away from the game and then his suspension.


In his return to the NFL, Ridley had eight receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. He is Trevor Lawrence's top target and is in for a big year.


The Kansas City Chiefs allowed Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown to have a big game in Week 1, and Ridley should be able to take advantage of their defense as well.


Ridley should be started by fantasy managers across the board.


Sit 'Em Week 2 Wide receivers


DJ Moore, CHI (at TB)


DJ Moore struggled in his debut with his new team. The Chicago Bears were unable to get Moore the ball against Jaire Alexander and the Green Bay Packers defense.


Moore was held to two catches for 25 yards. This week, he will be going up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have a good defense.


Until Justin Fields consistently proves he can get the ball to Moore, he should be sat by fantasy managers.


Drake London, ATL (vs. GB)


Drake London had zero catches in Week 1, which was shocking given his role as their top receiver. The Atlanta Falcons leaned heavily on their run game and didn't feature much of a passing attack.


London should improve throughout the season, but this week, he has a difficult matchup. He will be lined up against Jaire Alexander, who is one of the best cornerbacks in football.


London should be benched by fantasy managers until an easier matchup.


Terry McLaurin, WAS (at DEN)


Terry McLaurin only had two receptions for 31 yards in Week 1. McLaurin is a talented receiver but has a new full-time starter at quarterback with Sam Howell.

Howell and McLaurin weren't on the same page in Week 1 and have a tough matchup in Week 2. McLaurin will be lined up against Patrick Surtain II, who is an elite cornerback.


Fantasy managers should sit McLaurin out this week as Surtain II makes it tough on opposing receivers.


Week 2 kicks off Thursday night, and fantasy football managers should get their lineups set with this information in mind.

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