2023 Week 2 Fantasy Football Starts & Sits: Dak Prescott, Tyler Allgeier, David Njoku & More!

Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys

Look at my starts from last week. It is so over.
Now look at my sits from last week. We are so back.

QB START OF THE WEEK: Dak Prescott, DAL vs. NYJ (ECR: 17, my rank: 9)

You can’t learn anything from last week’s 40-0 drubbing of the Giants. Prescott barely had to throw the ball as Dallas’ defense took care of business all game. I don’t expect this week’s contest to be quite so lopsided, meaning Dak will throw more. He’s still a very good quarterback with solid weapons around him. I expect a bounce-back game from the Cowboys’ signal caller.

QB SIT OF THE WEEK: Deshaun Watson, CLE at PIT (ECR: 12, my rank: 18)

Mike Tomlin is a brilliant coach. He will fix what ails the Steelers defense. Besides, Watson looked bad yet again last week and was bailed out by a rushing touchdown. That isn’t something we can expect to happen every week, and Watson’s performance thus far as a Brown doesn’t give me much confidence he can be a consistent fantasy starter.

RB START OF THE WEEK: Tyler Allgeier, ATL vs. GB (ECR: 30, my rank: 23)

The second-year player got more touches and more red zone looks than heralded rookie Bijan Robinson last week. I see no reason why both backs won’t continue to be heavily utilized, as we know that’s what Arthur Smith wants. Green Bay also gave up over 30 fantasy points combined to Chicago running backs last week. Everything lines up for both Robinson and Allgeier to have another strong game.

Jamaal Williams, NO @ CAR (ECR: 25, my rank: 22)
RB SIT OF THE WEEK: James Cook, BUF vs. LV (ECR: 15, my rank: 25)

Buffalo’s offense sure was bad last week when they force-fed James Cook touches! No offense to the player, but the Bills aren’t going to let that fly all season. They will go back to what has worked in the past: rotating running backs and letting Josh Allen do his thing.

Javonte Williams, DEN vs. WAS (ECR: 24, my rank: 27)
WR START OF THE WEEK: Mike Williams, LAC at TEN (ECR: 25, my rank: 18)

Back to the well already! Tennessee has a great run defense and a poor pass defense. They allowed Rashid Shaheed to gash them downfield last week, and Mike Williams is a better deep threat than Shaheed in my estimation. Williams should also get more targets this week as he had to miss about a quarter of the Miami game.

Terry McLaurin, WAS @ DEN (ECR: 29, my rank: 22)
WR SIT OF THE WEEK: Tyler Lockett, SEA at DET (ECR: 22, my rank: 26)

Lockett failed to separate himself from rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba last week and faces a much-improved Detroit secondary on Sunday. The veteran still has something left in the tank, but should not be regarded as more than a flex option until further notice, especially with Seattle’s passing offense as a whole looking disjointed at the moment.

TE START OF THE WEEK: Jake Ferguson, DAL vs. NYJ (ECR: 17, my rank: 9)

Nobody wants to admit that Ferguson led the Cowboys in targets by three last week! His volume in this Dallas offense projects as startable moving forward, so long as he learns how to catch the football. Drops aren’t a sticky stat anyway, so fire up A$AP Ferguson and watch him put in work.

Hate Crime Higbee, LAR vs. SF (ECR: 13, my rank: 10)
TE SIT OF THE WEEK: David Njoku, CLE @ PIT (ECR: 8, my rank: 15)

Njoku is a dynamic player at tight end, but he is unfortunately stuck behind Elijah Moore in the pecking order for targets currently. He is also attempting to catch passes from Watson, one of the least accurate quarterbacks in the league last week. I don’t foresee this situation improving in the near future.

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