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NFL Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Week 2

All the flashing lights on NFL scoreboards made for a lot of fantasy entertainment in Week 1, but also raised a lot of questions now that it's time to set our lineups again.

Do we bench that early round pick who was stuffed or ignored a week ago for one of the surprising waiver pick-ups who helped jack up defenses, like, say, Kevin Ogletree?

No. It is only Week 2, and Week 1 lineup rules still apply.

Don't overreact to what happened in Week 1, just like you didn't overreact to what happened in the preseason. Otherwise, Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris might have been on your roster over Ogletree. D'oh!

Here, we settle the debates you might have with a game-by-game look at the players to start and the players to sit:

Start:

Bears: Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall

The Green Bay defense is coming off a loss and generally doesn't get enough blame for a bad 2011 in which it gave up a lot of garbage-time points. Expect the same here, so keep Cutler active along with the weekly starts in Forte and Marshall. Forte might not get the goal-line touches or many yards on the ground against the Packers' underrated run defense, but he will be a factor in the passing game as the Bears try to match the tempo the Packers set.

Packers: Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jermichael Finley, Mason Crosby, Packers D/ST

It won't take until the fourth quarter for the Packers to wake up here, even if the Bears' defense can be a challenge for some teams. Chicago won't stop the Packers coming off a loss. Cobb is a speedy receiver filling the third-down running back role, which means a lot of targets, and Jones is stepping forward for a banged-up Greg Jennings (groin) on the outside. The Packers' D/ST is a solid play because of the protection issues the Bears are expected to have and the turnovers Cutler tends to force.

Sit:

Bears: Michael Bush, Alshon Jeffery,Bears D/ST

Bush was a revelation in Week 1 with the two short touchdowns, but trips inside the five are going to be harder to come by in Lambeau Thursday. He is a risky play against good run defenses. The Bears will move the ball, but it will have to come via the pass. Scores will have to come from distance, which is not Bush's forte (pun intended). Jeffery is a promising rookie but counting on him early in the season will be a bit dicey. He is still technically behind Marshall, Devin Hester and Earl Bennett on the depth chart. The Bears' D/ST forced turnovers last week, but expecting a disciplined Packers team to play sloppy two weeks in a row is not good for business.

Packers: Cedric Benson, Greg Jennings

The Bears should keep the Packers' running game in check, if they even decide to try, while Jennings looks doubtful to play on short rest due to a groin issue. If he does play, he figures to be limited, and Rodgers has too many other options to target.

Start:

Chiefs: Jamaal Charles, Dexter McCluster

After an awful opener by the Bills' defense, don't feel wary of using any Chiefs, but these are the only two to fully trust right now. Dwayne Bowe is not yet full-go in coordinator Brian Daboll's new offense, while McCluster is looking like a PPR gem now that he is working as a slot receiver. Matt Cassel, Steve Breaston, Jonathan Baldwin and Tony Moeaki are better as sleepers or bye-week replacements than Week 2 starters.

Bills:C.J. Spiller, Stevie Johnson

Taking over for Fred Jackson (knee), Spiller becomes a top-10, if not a top-five, fantasy running back. Start him in all leagues, regardless of the matchup, at least the rest of this month. Johnson proved healthy and productive a week ago and elite Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (heel) isn't 100 percent, if he even plays.

Sit:

Chiefs:Peyton Hillis

This is one Chief to be cold on this week. He was awful against a solid Falcons run defense and the Bills' front should be considered at least as good. Plus, that 50-50 split with Charles will be tough to achieve if Charles runs the way he did a week ago.

Bills:Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills D/ST

Fitzpatrick was terrible until garbage-time salvaged his Week 1 fantasy total. Don't expect the Bills to be chasing and pushing the tempo in this one, even if they do fall behind. Fitzpatrick just isn't a top-20 fantasy quarterback. On the other side of the ball we got a dreadful performance in Week 1 from a defense many expected to be great. The Chiefs have better weapons, and the Bills need to prove something before you consider them in fantasy again.

Start:

Raiders: Carson Palmer, Darren McFadden, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders D/ST

The Dolphins look like the team to take advantage of in fantasy, particularly if you like to stream your D/ST based on the matchup. The Dolphins didn't do much defensively to make anyone worry about starting any of the Raiders' top offensive weapons, either. Palmer, particularly, will be better the more work he gets with his wideouts and the more teams try to stack the box against McFadden.

Dolphins: Reggie Bush

He is absolutely the only thing the Dolphins have going for them right now. Even if the Raiders stuff the run, Bush figures to be the leading receiver. He is more of a flex option, but starting him as a second running back in a PPR league still will make sense in most weeks.

Sit:

Raiders: Denarius Moore, Rod Streater

Moore (hamstring) missed Monday night, so the rookie Streater hauled in a touchdown. Moore might play here, which cuts into Streater's targets and potential. Moore needs to prove healthy and productive before he can be trusted.

Dolphins:Everyone not named Bush

There isn't anything to like about the Dolphins' other fantasy options. Perhaps the only one worth owning is Davone Bess, and you should have plenty of better receiver options to choose from before the bye weeks.

Start:

Ravens: Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin, Justin Tucker, Ravens D/ST

Flacco already minced the Bengals, and this game should prove to be wide open late, making it fantasy friendly for the group above. You might not need Flacco to start, but you shouldn't feel like you can't trust him. Rice looks like he has more company in the weekly must-start category this year.

Eagles: LeSean McCoy, Alex Henery

Ravens week is usually a time to consider sitting your running back and kicker. Not these two, though. They are going to be factors against everyone.

Sit:

Ravens:Dennis Pitta

He might be a sleeper this season after reeling in a touchdown in the opener, but Ed Dickson is still the Ravens tight end to own in fantasy. You probably shouldn't consider starting either, barring an injury to your starter or a bye week.

Eagles:Michael Vick, Eagles D/ST

Vick was a disaster against the Browns, so he isn't trustworthy against the Ravens. They made the Bengals' lives miserable Monday night. Until Vick proves otherwise, you should consider someone else for your starting quarterback. And, with Vick's struggles, Jeremy Maclin (hip), DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek look no better than low-end starter options.

Start:

Bucs: Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson

The Giants are coming off a stinging Week 1 loss and the Bucs couldn't muster much against the Panthers' defense at home. With the Giants expected to open the offense up, get a lead and pin the Bucs' ears back with their NASCAR rush, only trust these two standouts in the Bucs offense. They should get plenty of numbers, regardless of the score.

Giants: Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Martellus Bennett, Giants D/ST

The Bucs did a number on the Panthers a week ago, but this is a far less one-dimensional offense. Feel confident sticking with all of your primary Giants, and you might want to include tight end Bennett in that mix. He looks like a top-12 fantasy tight end this season after opening with a touchdown in Week 1.

Sit:

Bucs:Josh Freeman, LeGarrette Blount, Mike Williams, Buccaneers D/ST

Freeman will be facing a far better rush this week than he did in the opener, so there should be some turnovers coming. Williams reeled in a score, but most of the targets figure to be going to Jackson and Martin. Consider Williams more of a sleeper/bye-week replacement. As for the Bucs' D/ST, it will be facing a team more capable of running the ball and scoring in the red zone. There are better options out there.

Giants:David Wilson

He fumbled away his chance to eat into Bradshaw's time early in the season. The Giants will go back to working him in slowly, using Wilson merely to give Bradshaw a breather. Wilson needs a Bradshaw injury, or a blowout, to become a viable fantasy starter right now.

Start:

Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald

This game could have a lot of garbage time, so don't be wary of trusting Fitzgerald even with John Skelton (ankle) out. The Pats' defense looks much improved with its draft additions, but if you need a sleeper, try receiver Andre Roberts off waivers. Kolb found him late against the Seahawks and there figures to be a deficit to work back from this week.

Patriots: Tom Brady, Stevan Ridley, Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots D/ST

Welker is the only one who is a question mark. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels promises his lack of usage a week ago was merely a function of a one-week game plan and not a phasing out in lieu of Lloyd or the tight ends (or because of contract status). That sounds like lip service, but Welker is healthy, so give him and his incredibly steady career with Brady the benefit of the doubt.

Sit:

Cardinals: Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams, Cardinals D/ST

That Pats' run defense made a mockery of the Titans, and the timeshare between the Cardinals' running backs is not a positive one. One of them needs to run away with the job before becoming fantasy worthy. No defense is a good play against the Pats, who now have a top running back to go with the aerial assault. Turnovers and sacks just aren't easy to come by here.

Patriots:Julian Edelman

OK, so you probably don't even register this name right now, but it should be noted he did take Welker's slot position on 23 snaps in Week 1. It was almost a slot receiver platoon. Don't use Edelman yet, but you should watch him as a potential sleeper and as a bye-week replacement if his snaps and targets continue to rise.

Start:

Texans: Matt Schaub, Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels, Shayne Graham, Texans D/ST

Save for Foster, it wasn't a great performance by the Texans against the suspect Dolphins. The Jaguars should put up more of a fight, but it shouldn't keep you from trusting any of these guys. It might even make Schaub and Daniels more intriguing as they won't be running out the clock on the ground most of the game. Daniels is a tight end starter in fantasy because he rates right behind Johnson and Foster as Schaub's primary targets. Few tight ends in football are that high in the pecking order in a productive offense.

Jaguars: Maurice-Jones Drew

Rashad Jennings (knee) gave way to MJD a lot sooner than expected and the must-start-in-all-matchups MJD is back. The Texans have a great run defense, but MJD totes the load against anyone and with any score, as he showed a year ago.

Sit:

Texans:Ben Tate

Tate was one of the biggest busts of Week 1 as Foster proved healthy enough to carry the load throughout, even when the game was a blowout late. Blowing out the upstart Jags isn't likely. Tate needs to prove to be more a part of the game plan before we consider him as a starter with Foster healthy.

Jaguars: Blaine Gabbert, Rashad Jennings, Laurent Robinson, Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts, Marcedes Lewis, Josh Scobee, Jaguars D/ST

The Texans might not have the high profile of the Ravens, 49ers or even the Cowboys, but this is one of the defenses to be very wary of starting fantasy players against. The Texans will show it against good offenses, too, not just the Dolphins. Gabbert has shown promise this year, but this Jags offense is still barely in the serviceable category for fantasy purposes. Don't trust these guys against a quality defensive opponent like Houston.

Start:

Saints: Drew Brees, Darren Sproles, Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Jimmy Graham, Garrett Hartley, Saints D/ST

The Saints are due for an inspired effort at Carolina after a rare home loss. Also, the Panthers are going to put up points after laying an egg at Tampa Bay offensively. Expect a shootout here, so trust everyone you need who is involved with the Saints' passing attack, including third-down back Sproles and No. 2 receiver Moore.

Panthers: Cam Newton, Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell

Give Newton a pass for that poor Week 1 effort against a division bottom-feeder. Whether or not the Panthers start well against the Saints, they are going to wake up 2011-style in garbage time if the Saints blow this out. LaFell is a third-year receiver who isn't quite a must-start but he is a solid option against a Saints secondary that was abused by a rookie quarterback a week ago.

Sit:

Saints: Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas

A healthy Ingram didn't matter, apparently. The Saints just don't plan a running game. Ingram should eventually earn more touches, but until New Orleans shows confidence in him, don't trust him as a fantasy starter. Thomas is even less intriguing as a backup, and not the goal-line back. Ingram might get a goal-line score, but it isn't worth crossing your figures for one.

Panthers:DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart

Stewart's absence a week ago was supposed to mean a surprising week for Williams. It was merely more of 2011: no running game to speak of and limited use in the short passing game. It looks like the Panthers haven't improved a thing with their offensive line in relation to a running game or using their backs as anything more than pass protectors for Newton.

Start:

Browns: Bueller? Bueller? A Brown-out

Brandon Weeden was so terrible against the Eagles, you now cannot trust any Browns -- not even the defense against a Bengals offense that figures to do a better job protecting the ball and the quarterback this week than it did Monday night against the Ravens. Weeden's ineffectiveness makes it tough to even trust Trent Richardson. The Bengals' run defense is at least as good as the Eagles', and Richardson should get just as bottled up.

Bengals: Benjarvus Green-Ellis, A.J. Green, Bengals D/ST

BGE and Green did enough against the Ravens to remain active in what should be a defensive struggle against the Browns, who held a much better Eagles offense in check despite awful quarterback play. The Bengals' D/ST might be the most productive unit this week, particularly since it is hungry after the Monday night embarrassment at the hands of a Super Bowl contender. The Browns are not that.

Sit:

Browns: Almost everyone, including the Browns D/ST

The Bengals looked capable in the first half Monday, and if they do that again this week they'll make the Browns look awful offensively. The Browns' defense should sit despite its promising performance against the Eagles, because the quarterback's mistakes may put the unit in a bad position and the Bengals are going to be mindful of protecting the ball.

Bengals:Andy Dalton, Andrew Hawkins, Brandon Tate, Armon Binns, Jermaine Gresham, Mike Nugent

No one could have liked what Dalton did against the Ravens, or what Vick failed to muster against the Browns. That makes for a lot of sits, including Week 1 surprise Hawkins. The Browns were the best team in fantasy against wide receivers a year ago and proved great again last Sunday. Dalton and Gresham will improve as this season moves on, but there are too many more intriguing QB/TEs to start right now. Ignore the Bengals' kicker as well, because this looks like it might wind up a battle of futility.

Start:

Vikings: Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Blair Walsh

If Week 1 taught us anything, it's that Peterson is All Day in fantasy in any matchup, even at 80 percent, and especially against the Colts' weak run defense. The Vikes say they will limit his carries again, but 17 was "limiting" last week. Expect 20-plus here. Don't worry about anyone in the Vikings offense in this matchup, although Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph are better as bye-week replacement options.

Colts: Donald Brown, Reggie Wayne, Coby Fleener, Adam Vinatieri

While Andrew Luck hasn't proven to be a fantasy starter yet, he did enough in garbage time against an elite Bears defense to make us confident in starting these Colts against the Vikings. The Vikes made Gabbert and the Jags look like a quality NFL offense last Sunday. That bodes well for a game that could get a little loose (re: high scoring) in Luck's home debut.

Sit:

Vikings D/ST, Colts D/ST

This looks like a game that is going to push the over. It should make for some fantasy surprises, but you definitely shouldn't trust the defenses in Luck's home debut.

Start:

Redskins: Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris, Pierre Garcon, Fred Davis, Billy Cundiff, Redskins D/ST

If Peterson being back with a vengeance was the No. 1 thing we learned in Week 1, the legend of RGIII is No. 1A. He got an A-plus in his debut at New Orleans, positing the highest-ever QB rating in a rookie debut. It makes him a must-start in all matchups, even if the Rams did a number to knock 2011 breakout Matthew Stafford down a peg last Sunday. Morris proved to be a rare Mike Shanahan workhorse, Garcon a game-breaker and Cundiff a productive kicker again. RGIII is so good, he even makes the Redskins D/ST a unit to trust in the top 12 now. Davis was quiet in Week 1, but the Rams didn't contain the Lions' tight ends a week ago, so expect the Redskins' tight ends to get more targets this week, especially with Garcon potentially less than 100 percent. In the sleeper category, Aldrick Robinson is getting more snaps than expected and might be useful if you need a receiver to start off waivers.

Rams: Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola

Jeff Fisher's Rams didn't look like the 2011 Rams, almost pulling off a surprising upset of the Lions. This isn't a great matchup for Jackson -- the Redskins have a good front -- but a Fisher team will start with, and focus on, the run. Jackson should do more with 20-plus carries this week. In the passing game, Sam Bradford isn't yet starting quality -- even if you see a lot of garbage time coming -- but Amendola is the go-to target and he should do enough to be a WR3 in deeper leagues.

Sit:

Redskins: Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan

The Redskins are intriguing because of RGIII, but they have a lot of options to gameplan in and these guys were left at the short end of the stick in Week 1. We cannot trust them until we see something that changes our mind. Helu and Royster are going to make an impact in fantasy eventually, but not with Morris getting close to 30 carries like he did last Sunday.

Rams D/ST

The Redskins are one of the scarier offenses for a D/ST to face in fantasy following RGIII's coming-out party. There could be some other Rams to qualify as sleepers/bye-week replacements -- after all, there are opportunities here -- but quite yet.

Start:

Cowboys: Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant, Austin Miles, Jason Witten, Cowboys D/ST

The Seahawks have a solid defense and Seattle is one of the toughest places to play with their 12th Man, but this offense looks fit to dominate this season. Start all the stars, including Witten, who was limited in the opener but had the extra rest after the Wednesday game and the weekend off. The defense looks great with the new corners and it will get a chance to feast on a rookie quarterback in just his second start.

Seahawks: Marshawn Lynch, Sidney Rice

Lynch came out of last Sunday healthy after being a question mark with a back issue. Rice is healthy and a bit underrated as a No. 1 wide receiver for the Seahawks. There figures to be some garbage time for the Seahawks that should allow Rice to find a little bit of room in the second half against a defense that showed it can stop elite receivers against the Giants.

Sit:

Cowboys:Felix Jones, Kevin Ogletree

Here is the thing about Ogletree: He was a big part of the Cowboys' game plan because Bryant and Miles weren't available for much of training camp or going into Week 1. Naturally, it led to a lot of targets and a huge breakout game. Ogletree is potentially the next Laurent Robinson, but also expect Bryant and Austin to be healthier and get far more targets as the season moves forward. As for Jones, forget him right now. Murray is a stud and healthy; Jones looks worthless. Consider him a handcuff and a fantasy non-factor until Murray is injured.

Seahawks:Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin, Braylon Edwards, Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Steven Hauschka, Seahawks D/ST

These guys will make an impact this season and are likely worth stashing right now, but against the Cowboys, limit your trust of any of the Seahawks' offensive options. Wilson needs to get his feet under him as a starting quarterback in this league and the Cowboys did a number on better talent for the Giants in the opener.

Start:

Jets: Shonn Greene, Jets D/ST

The Steelers are an elite run defense, but Greene still rates as one of the top 24 starting running backs for Week 2 (barely). The Jets are one of the few teams that can project to run effectively against any opponent and they will stick with the running game in a rugged, defensive struggle against the Steelers. Greene won't rush for a good average, and perhaps not even a rushing touchdown, but he will get enough carries to be better than many alternatives. As for the Jets' defense, the Steelers can move the ball and score, but the Jets looked so good early against the Bills, it looks like a bad idea to sit this unit against anyone.

Steelers: Jonathan Dwyer, Antonio Brown, Mike Wallace, Steelers D/ST

Dwyer thoroughly outplayed the starting back to earn more looks this week. The Jets are an elite run defense, though, so only start Dwyer out of necessity. For the lack of better options, Dwyer rates 24th among running backs this week. Figure 15 carries, 50 yards and a short rushing touchdown. Brown and Wallace aren't in ideal matchups but they are likely must-start-regardless options, like the Steelers D/ST.

Sit:

Jets: Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Dustin Keller, Nick Folk

Despite that beat-down of the Bills, these guys are not consistent enough options yet to trust in a matchup against an elite defense like the Steelers. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding better options for your starting lineup this week.

Steelers:Ben Roethlisberger, Isaac Redman, Heath Miller, Shaun Suisham

Here is the thing about Big Ben, a potential regular fantasy starter: If you think 240 yards and two touchdowns can out-produce your other option, you start him. You shouldn't bother with Redman, Miller and Suisham against a tough opponent like the Jets, though.

Start:

Titans: Chris Johnson

This has to look like a typo. How in the world can the stuffed C.J. be the only Titans starter? Last week was an unmitigated disaster against the Pats, but Johnson is still too promising to sit. The Titans should stay in the game longer to help build some semblance of a running game -- at least you have to hope. There just aren't enough good running back options to consider Johnson a sit yet.

Chargers: Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Nate Kaeding

Rivers did well enough Monday night to stay among the top-12 quarterback options for Week 2 (barely), but there needs to be some sorting out of his weapons. Malcom Floyd might be an option as a third receiver or flex, but only Gates is a sure-fire fantasy starter among them. If Ryan Mathews (shoulder) is cleared, he is a start and perhaps that is who you insert in your lineup over Johnson. Rivers will move the ball, even if the Chargers struggle at sticking it in the end zone like they did Monday night. That makes Kaeding a great starter week-to-week this season.

Sit:

Titans:Jake Locker, Nate Washington, Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright, Damian Williams, Jared Cook, Rob Bironas, Titans D/ST

Week 1 is a tough one to evaluate fully for these guys. Locker will be playing with a separated non-throwing shoulder, Britt is back to steal snaps and targets from all of the receivers and tight ends and there are better kickers and D/STs to use with no bye weeks in play yet. There will be fantasy value here among these guys this season, but it should be sorted out before trusting them right now.

Chargers: Ronnie Brown, Curtis Brinkley, Robert Meachem, Chargers D/ST

Brinkley ruined Brown's workhorse status a week ago, and Mathews' potential return stands to ruin both backups. Meachem still isn't moving the needle enough with Rivers. And the Chargers D/ST cannot be counted on to have so many botched long snaps every week. Look elsewhere, even if you are down on the Titans.

Start:

Lions: Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Brandon Pettigrew

The Packers' poor first three quarters last week prove there may not be many fantasy players who are immune to the rugged matchup that is the 49ers' defense. The first two here are obvious, but we should start to think of Pettigrew as a must-start regardless of the matchup. The Lions love throwing to their tight end and the 49ers did allow Finley in the end zone late last Sunday.

49ers: Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, David Akers, 49ers D/ST

There isn't a whole lot the Lions did a week ago that should keep you from starting any of your 49ers, although we would argue Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree are probably not as good as other alternatives. Gore is facing a decent front, but the way the 49ers play, a healthy Gore shouldn't sit against anyone -- not with Brandon Jacobs unable to vulture the goal-line scores.

Sit:

Lions:Kevin Smith, Nate Burleson, Titus Young, Tony Scheffler, Jason Hansen, Lions D/ST

There's little need to actively search for players to start against the 49ers' defense, especially running backs. Smith is solid in most weeks, but this is the best run defense in the NFL, one that gave up only two rushing touchdowns a year ago. The rest of these guys don't have much promise to help you in this matchup.

49ers: Alex Smith

He played well against the Packers, who were second-worst in fantasy against quarterbacks in 2011, but the 49ers at home in prime time figure to focus on what they do best: Running the ball, limiting danger in the passing game and playing knockout defense. Smith's 200 yards and touchdown are a safe bet, but there are 20 quarterbacks who will outscore that total.

Start:

Broncos: Peyton Manning, Willis McGahee, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Jacob Tamme, Matt Prater

Peyton is back and he's taking everyone on the Broncos' offense into the fantasy elite. This is going to be a shootout with two of the best quarterbacks in the business playing can-you-top-this throughout. McGahee might be the only question mark, but the Broncos still figure to start with the running game, and a John Fox team doesn't figure to abandon it, no matter the score, opponent or Manning's presence.

Falcons: Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Matt Bryant

If Ryan doesn't look like a top-five quarterback to you this season, you need an eye exam. Jones, White, Gonzalez and Bryant look immune to matchup issues in fantasy this season. The Broncos have a good secondary, but this game will see plenty of points on the board for both teams.

Sit:

Broncos: Knowshon Moreno, Broncos D/ST

Moreno scored a rushing touchdown against the Steelers, but that was more of a function of circumstance than anything. He shouldn't be active against a good Falcons run defense. The Broncos' D/ST will have better matchups to make it useful in fantasy, but it is about the worst week to be using the unit as a starter in lineups.

Falcons: Michael Turner, Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons D/ST

The Falcons stuck to their word of limiting Turner's touches early in the season. Even in a blowout in Week 1, the Falcons didn't run the ball a whole lot. That doesn't figure to change against a very good Broncos' run defense in a gun-slinging matchup against a Manning. That makes it an awful week to try getting by with the Falcons' D/ST, too.

Week 1 Start 'Em Team

QB: Eli Manning

RB: Darren McFadden

RB: Frank Gore

WR: Reggie Wayne

WR: Eric Decker

TE: Vernon Davis

FLEX: Lance Moore

K: Blair Walsh

D/ST: Bengals

Think you can put together a better lineup? Let me have it on Twitter @EricMackFantasy.

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