Fantasy football Week 2 is almost upon us! The week of action will get underway on Thursday, September 12 when the Buccaneers take on the Panthers from Carolina.
While many leagues don’t need lineups until Sunday, unless you have players in the Thursday game, it is never too early to get in that winning combo!
Week 2 starts with Tom Brady
What happened in Week 1 can be deceiving for a lot of teams. After all, sometimes it takes a few games to work through the kinks. Nevertheless, one player that shouldn’t need any time to shine this weekend is Tom Brady.
Brady has struggled in Miami over his career for some reason – and so have the Patriots of late. That won’t be the case this weekend.
After putting up 31 fantasy points against the Steelers, look for Brady to have a bigger chip on his shoulder when the Patriots take on the Dolphins this Sunday.
Miami’s defense was absolutely torched by Baltimore in Week 1, and now they have to face a Patriots team that is loaded. In addition to that, Brady is tired of hearing that the Dolphins are his kryptonite.
Brady should accumulate over 30 points against a punchless Dolphins defense on Sunday and that’s why he is the top QB play in Week 2.
Sleepers that will shine
Matt Stafford (vs SD): How can you not roll with Stafford again? He was great against Arizona and now he will pick apart the Chargers defense in the Lions home opener.
With weapons like T.J. Hockenson, Danny Amendola, Kenny Golladay, and Marvin Jones, Stafford should pick up where he left off in Week 1. If the Colts’ Jacoby Brissett can put up 190 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-27 passing in Los Angeles, Stafford should do even better at Ford Field on Sunday.
Lamar Jackson (vs Arizona): Just like Stafford, stay with the hot hand. Baltimore will host Arizona as Kyler Murray will play his first road game as a pro.
The crowd will be extra pumped for the Ravens after their big road win against Miami and Lamar Jackson should rush for good yardage against a beat-up Arizona defense that will once again be without Patrick Peterson. Jackson should post over 25 points in Week 2.
Andy Dalton (vs SF): Big-time sleeper here. Not a strong play like the previous three, but keep him in mind. Dalton threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns against the Seahawks in Seattle. Now, the Bengals head home to face the San Francisco 49ers – who will be on the road for the second straight week. That’s a lot of travel.
Dalton earned 24 fantasy points in Week 1. That number should be greater this weekend against the Niners.