Fantasy Football Week 2 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

Week 1 of the 2023 fantasy season has already come and gone. Now it's time to either get the ball rolling towards a winning streak or doing everything you can to prevent yourself from starting the year 0-2.

Sep 10, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ambry Thomas (20) and
Sep 10, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ambry Thomas (20) and / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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The fantasy season is already off to a wild start and there are already difficult decisions to make with your rosters.

If you were one of the unfortunate owners of Aaron Rodgers or J.K. Dobbins, we send our condolences. But if you were one of the managers who was able to grab Puka Nacua or Kyren Williams off the waiver wire, or had the foresight to draft them before the season, congrats!

Again, I am not here to give you the no-brainer start or sit decisions. These are all players who you could be one the fence with but if you make the right decision with them one way or the other, it could be the difference between a win and a loss.

And, in an effort to always stay transparent, I will always offer up the previous week's start and sit recommendations.

Tua Tagovailoa
Sep 10, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) celebrates / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Start- Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins (at New England): If you have Tua, you have to start him unless you have someone elite like Patrick Mahomes. Tagovailoa shredded the defense of the Los Angeles Chargers for 466 yards through the air last week and while doing the same against a defense coached by Bill Belichick will likely not be easy, with guys like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to throw to, Tua may become a must-start at some point this season.

Start- Jared Goff, Detroit Lions (vs. Seattle): The Lions are hot and riding high after their upset win over the Kansas City Chiefs to kick off the season. Goff looked good in that game and now he has had 10 days to prepare for his first home game. Get him in your lineup.

Sit- Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (vs. Washington): Russell Wilson completed a lot of passes and was efficient throwing the ball in Week 1, but the offense seems like one where Sean Payton is going to have him making short to intermediate throws more often than not. That led to him throwing for just 177 yards despite completing 27 passes.

Sit- Sam Howell, Washington Commanders (at Denver): The QB on the other side of the ball in that game is one I would stay from as well. The Broncos and Commanders likely combine to score less than 30 total points in this game, so I wouldn't expect much in the way of fantasy performances.

Bust Alert- Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Miami): Burrow makes the "bust alert" section for the second week in a row? Well, he had a rough Week 1 and Baltimore is not exactly the best defense to "get right" against.

Sleeper Alert- Mac Jones, New England Patriots (vs. Miami): Jones actually looked good throwing the ball in Week 1 and the Patriots might have to sling it around to keep up with the Dolphins. He threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1 but perhaps the most interesting stat from that game is that he attempted 54 passes.