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Fantasy Football: Week 2 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Picks and Busts

September 12, 2017
Some Notes:

• Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson and Chicago Bears receiver Kevin White suffered Week 1 injuries and are done for the year.

• In case you missed it, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski was placed on IR, ending his season.

• Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will miss Week 2

• Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson injured his wrist during a loss to the Lions. He is expected to miss an "extended period of time" and is a candidate for IR.

• Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead reinjured his hamstring and will miss some time.

• Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) is unlikely to play in Week 2.

• Texans receiver Jaelen Strong's one-game suspension is over

• "Thursday Night Football:" Houston at Cincinnati

• "Monday Night Football:" Detroit at New York Giants

Hot Pickups Of the Week: Alex Smith, Tarik Cohen, Chris Carson, Buck Allen, Kerwynn Williams, Corey Davis, Cooper Kupp, Marqise Lee, Kenny Golladay, Allen Hurns, Kendall Wright, Nelson Agholor, Evan Engram, George Kittle, Charles Clay, Antonio Brown

Trade Bait: Mike Gillislee, Jordan Howard

Studs Of The Week: QB Alex Smith, RB Kareem Hunt, WR Antonio Brown, WR Tyreek Hill, WR Golden Tate, TE Zach Ertz

Duds Of The Week: RB Le'Veon Bell, RB Demarco Murray, QB Eli Manning, WR Kelvin Benjamin, TE Jimmy Graham, TE Hunter Henry 

Fantasy Football Start 'Ems For Week 2: 

Quarterback Must Starts: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, Philip Rivers, Derek Carr, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton

Running Back Must Starts: Kareem Hunt, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette, Le'Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, Ezekiel Elliott, Ty Montgomery, Devonta Freeman, Todd Gurley, Marshawn Lynch, Jay Ajayi

Wide Receiver/Tight End Must Starts: Zach Ertz, Delanie Walker, Kyle Rudolph, Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, Greg Olsen, Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten, DeAndre Hopkins, Tyreek Hill, Amari Cooper, Larry Fitzgerald, Golden Tate, Antonio Brown, Terrelle Pryor, Mike Evans, A.J. Green, Stefon Diggs, Jordy Nelson, Brandin Cooks, Julio Jones, Doug Baldwin, Michael Thomas, Michael Crabtree

Click here for full weekly rankings, including individual defensive players (IDP).

Sleepers Of the Week:
Quarterback: Jared Goff
Running Back: James White/ Jacquizz Rodgers/Buck Allen
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Nick Boyle
Kicker and/or Defense: Oakland Raiders

Busts Of The Week:
Quarterback: Kirk Cousins
Running Back: Carlos Hyde
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Dez Bryant
Defense: New England Patriots

Locks Of The Week: 
Last week: 2-1
Season long: 2-1
1. Carolina over Buffalo
2. Tampa Bay over Chicago
3. Oakland over New York Jets

Picks With Points
Last week: 6-9
Season long: 6-9

Picks With Points

NFL Lines For Week 2
Picks are in bold.

Favorite Line Underdog Total
At Cincinnati -3.5 Houston 38.5
Tennessee -1.5 At Jacksonville 43.5
At Baltimore -7.5 Cleveland 41
At Carolina -7.5 Buffalo 42.5
New England -4.5 At New Orleans Off
Arizona -7.5 At Indianapolis 44.5
At Kansas City -4.5 Philadelphia 47.5
At Pittsburgh -7 Minnesota Off
At Tampa Bay -6 Chicago 43
At L.A. Chargers -4 Miami Off
At Oakland -13.5 New York Jets 43.5
At L.A. Rams -2.5 Washington 46
Dallas -1.5 At Denver Off
At Seattle -12.5 San Francisco 43
At Atlanta -2.5 Green Bay 53.5
At New York Giants -5 Detroit Off

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