Sit/Start Week 2: Reviewing All Fantasy Relevant Players In Every Single Game

Fantasy Football Sit or Start recommendations for every player in Week 2 of the NFL season.

Game Info


Kickoff: Sunday, September 18th at 4:05 PM ET

Location: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA

Betting Odds: LV, -10, 42.5 Total on Oddsshark

Network: Fox

Writer: Justin Herrera (@semtexmex93 on Twitter)


Seattle Seahawks



Geno Smith  (Sit)


Geno Smith was clutch last week, getting the big win over the returning savior Russell Wilson. Smith completed an impressive 82% of his passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Smith is a gamer no doubt, but let’s not pretend this statline is going to get us into the fantasy championship. Smith is an average quarterback who looked good on Monday, nothing more, which is why I’m going to sit him against the team that allowed the fewest passing yards in Week 1. FantasyPros has him ranked QB29.



Running Backs

Rashaad Penny (Start, Flex)


Rashaad Penny had a good game regardless of his statline. He put up 60 yards on 12 carries against a stout defense. I’m predicting that Penny isn’t a one year wonder and will have a good game this week against a good run defense in San Francisco. Last week the 49ers had a hard time with a stout, low-to-the-ground RB in Khalil Herbert and this week it’ll be Penny. I have him as an RB2 and FantasyPros has him ranked RB21.


Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

DK Metcalf (Start, WR2), Tyler Lockett (Sit), Noah Fant (Sit)


DK Metcalf and the rest of the fantasy relevant receivers had a hard time getting anything going against the Broncos. I see Metcalf being the only one worth starting against the 49ers and thats because he’s physically gifted enough to outright beat his defender. I have him as a WR2 this week, while FantasyPros ranks him at WR22. Tyler Lockett was ineffective last Monday catching three of his four passes for 28 yards. Geno will most likely favor one receiver in this offense, and if Monday was any indication, it’s likely Metcalf. I’m sitting Lockett this week and FantasyPros has him at WR39. Noah Fant drew so much interest going into this season but the Seahawks chose to use every other tight end on their roster before Fant. So until he shows up, I’m going to sit him, and on FantasyPros he’s currently TE24.


San Francisco 49ers



Trey Lance (Start, QB2)


Trey Lance has more negative chatter around one game than anyone I can remember in recent history. Lance was given a lot of criticism for a game that was held in a monsoon. No one walked out of that game looking great, and on top of that we saw the Niners commit 12 penalties for 99 yards. Everyone says excuses, I say give the kid a decent game to show what he can do. The 49ers draw the Seahawks this week, against a defense that gave up 300 yards to Russell Wilson, and not to mention they’ll be missing Jamal Adams. I look for Lance to be a QB2 in superflex leagues this week and FantasyPros has him ranked QB14.


Running Backs

Jeff Wilson (Start, RB2)


Jeff Wilson ran the ball nine times for 22 yards in relief of Elijah Mitchell in Week 1. Wilson was an important waiver wire pick up in Week 2 as he will look to lead the 49ers’ backfield against the Seahawks. Last Monday the Broncos had their running backs go for a combined 101 yards and 5.45 ypc. Seattle wasn’t stopping the running game vs the Broncos and I think it’ll be the same for San Francisco. Look for Wilson to be a solid RB2 option this work, FantasyPros has him ranked as RB32.


Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Deebo Samuel (Start, WR1), Brandon Aiyuk (Start, Flex), Jauan Jennings, George Kittle (Start, TE1)


Deebo Samuel is still the same Deebo, he’s going to run the ball and maybe more than ever with Mitchell out. Last week, he had a rough receiving outing in the rain getting eight targets but only reeling in two. On the ground he ran the ball for 52 yards and scored the 49ers’ lone touchdown. Look for him to be more in the mix on the receiving end with screens and maybe some deeper passes. I expect Deebo to be a WR1 this week, FantasyPros has him at WR5. Brandon Aiyuk is looking good as a route runner after one week. I think Week 1 was a wash and Week 2 is a fresh start for the talented wideout. He participated in 85.7% of routes on Sunday which means he’ll be a very active part of this offense going forward. I have him as a WR2 and FantasyPros ranks him at WR32. Jauan Jennings is a guy who’s been a spark plug for this team since late last year. After catching four passes for 65 yards in Week 1, Jennings could be carving out a long term spot on this team. At best he’s a FLEX for me and that’s really only because I don’t think George Kittle will be playing this week.

4 responses to “Sit/Start Week 2: Reviewing All Fantasy Relevant Players In Every Single Game”

  1. Fantasy newb says:

    Would you start Jeudy or Kamara in flex position for week 2?

    Kamara matchup against TB seems tough

    Great article

  2. Shady Character says:

    Why are you talking about Atlanta in the Julio Jones write up? They aren’t playing the Falcons this week. Also, how do you talk about Evans without mentioning how Lattimore has shut him down consistently over the years?

  3. Adam says:

    This isn’t analysis. Just summarizing common narratives and being extremely vague with predictions.

  4. Smash says:

    Why do you have George Kittle listed as (Start, TE1) and then go on to say: “I don’t think George Kittle will be playing this week.”?

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