NFL Fantasy Football – Week 2 Pick Ups, Drops, Sits and Injury Report

Week 2 fantasy football advice

It’s early, so you never want to give up on a draft pick, but sometimes you gotta make the move. You might win the league or find Fool’s Gold, but one thing is certain, you don’t want to be left watching as a competitor picks up the guy who wins him the league.

PICK UPS
QB
Matt Casell
In many 10 team and some 12 team leagues Cassell did not get drafted. Although the Chiefs didn’t win; no one cares about that in fantasy football! Cassell plays against some very weak D’s this year and I look for him to be right around 15 this year for QB’s.

RB
CJ Spiller
With Fred Jackson out a minimum of 4 weeks Spiller burst into 2013 with a huge game Sunday. 169 yards on 14 carries and a TD to go along with 2 receptions for 25 yards. Spiller now goes from a split back flanker type guy in PPR leagues to the #1 RB pick up in fantasy football.

Johnathan Dwyer Isaac Redman did nothing really to secure the number 1 job in Pittsburgh and we saw that Todd Haley absolutely wants to establish the run there. 9 rushes for 43 yards won’t win you any fantasy games, but a RB is a hard thing to come by here and his upside is BIG!

Dexter McCluster If you’re in a PPR league he is an absolute must pick up. In standard scoring leagues I probably take a pass on him. He could easily be this year’s Darren Sproles.

WR
Lance Moore
He didn’t get drafted in over 40% of Yahoo and ESPN leagues so he is absolutely a target for the waiver wire. The Saints D is horrid so the Offense will be throwing the ball ALL YEAR. It is a crap shoot in NO with Henderson and Colston there, but Brees likes Moore and Lance says he is as healthy as he has ever been in his career.

Kevin Ogeltree We all watched the game Wednesday. I don’t think he will put up the numbers Laurent Robinson put up last year but he is absolutely worth a pick up in most leagues. If you have auction style free agency, I wouldn’t spend half my yearly budget on the guy, but I take a run at him.

Steven Hill Week 1 may have been a bit of a mirage and you can’t expect a rookie like Hill to come anywhere near the production of Sunday’s game. There is something to be said for chemistry and it looks like Sanchez and Hill might have something. The Jets also are not overflowing with WR talent, so that makes Hill an instant target.

Cecil Shorts OK, I might be grabbing for straws a little bit here, but someone has to catch the ball in Jacksonville. Blackmon is absolutely the most talented guy there, but sometimes rookies take a while to get the hang of it regardless of their talent. I am not dropping anyone I really like to pick him up, but he is on my radar!

TE
Coby Fleener
He may have been drafted in your league, but if not GRAB HIM. Luck will look to him all year, and as you saw yesterday INDY will be throwing the ball around a lot this year.

DROPS/SITS

QB
Josh Freeman
I was never a Freeman fan, but he really doesn’t have the weapons. He will not be a top 20 QB this year so in my book that means he shouldn’t be on a team.

RB
Beanie Wells
I am also not a Beanie fan. Williams looked great in the first game and Wells didn’t. 7 carries for 14 yards is never gonna cut it, especially not for a first round pick. This will be Wells’s last year in Zona. Cut bait!!

WR
Earl Bennett
This isn’t as much about Bennett as it is about Marshall and Jeffery. There are only so many balls to go around and we all know Bennett and Cutler go way back, but that won’t matter this year as the Bears actually have real weapons.

TE
It’s too early to cut a TE specifically but you’re probably safe cutting whoever you drafted as your back up TE without having too much fear he comes back and is a fantasy star this year!!!!

There are no BYES this week, check back for that on a regular basis

Injuries to watch
Fred Jackson is out a minimum of 4 weeks; Greg Jennings is doubtful for this week’ Johnathan Dwyer Didn’t practice Wednesday due to a foot injury; Steve Smith says he will “without a doubt” play on Sunday; Jonathan Stewart Back on the practice field; Jeremy Maclin is suffering from a hip flexor. The team promoted WR Marty Gilyard from the practice squad yesterday so that is not good news for what they expect; Austin Collie has been cleared to play week 2.

Jim and Eric Butz are the Philly-based sports radio personalities and fantasy football experts who are the brains behind SuicideFantasyFootball.com. Suicide Fantasy Football takes the one and done aspect of a suicide league and combines it with a traditional fantasy football league. Simply put, you select a roster each week from every available player in the NFL. The twist is once you use the player, you lose them for the rest of the season.