Still second-guessing your plans for Week 2? Are you still trying to decide whether or not to start the guys you grabbed off the waiver wire this week? Hopefully, this week’s Start/Bench will give some additional insight to make a few of those decisions a little easier for you.
JW Walsh, QB-Oklahoma State at UTSA
Walsh has been named the starter and his dual-threat ability makes him a solid play this week against an overmatched Roadrunners defense.
Angel Santiago, QB-Armyat Ball State
Santiago was a fantasy stud last week against Morgan State and may have similar success this weekend against a Ball State defense that gave up 28 points and over 350 yards to Illinois State in Week 1.
Jared Goff, QB-California vs Portland State
Goff put the ball in the air 63 times in a 44-30 loss to Northwestern in Week 1. We are pretty certain that he will not get close to that many attempts against Portland state, but he should be more efficient and productive enough to warrant a start this week.
Baker Mayfield, QB-Texas Tech vs Stephen F Austin
The walk-on freshman proved himself in Week 1 by accounting for five touchdowns against SMU. This week, Mayfield will solidify himself as the unquestionable starter with another solid showing against Stephen F. Austin.
Zach Zwinak, RB-Penn State vs Eastern Michigan
Zwinak carried the ball 24 times last week against Syracuse for a modest 61 yards. He will do a lot more with 20-plus carries this week against MAC opponent Eastern Michigan.
David Fluellen, RB-Toledo at Missouri
Some fantasy owners were wise to sit Fluellen in Week 1 when the Rockets opened up against the Gators in The Swamp. The workhorse back will have a lot more success against a Missouri defense that gave up over 120 yards on the ground to Murray State last week.
Tevin Coleman, RB-Indiana vs Navy
Coleman made everyone forget about fellow Hoosiers tailback Stephen Houston. The sophomore back should have similar success this week against a Navy defense that ranked 94th nationally against the run in 2012.
Jeff Scott, RB-Ole Miss vs SE Missouri State
The Rebels figure to be playing out in front this week against SE Missouri State and Scott should see enough carries to top the century mark and add a score or two.
Daniel Spencer, WR-Houston at Temple
Spencer caught nine passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars’ opener and should have another productive game going against a Temple defense that gave up over 350 yards in the air last week against Notre Dame.
Charone Peake, WR-Clemson vs South Carolina St
We were waiting to see who would step up as the second receiving option behind Sammy Watkins and Peake responded by catching five passes for 58 yards last week against Georgia. This week, the junior receiver should have his moments when the Tigers host South Carolina State.
Corey Davis, WR-Western Michigan vs Nicholls State
The freshman receiver was impressive in his debut, catching eight passes for 96 yards and a touchdown against Michigan State. We are expecting bigger and better things this week when the Broncos host Nicholls State.
Antwan Goodley, WR-Baylor vs Buffalo
We were high on Goodley coming out of spring ball, but suddenly tempered our enthusiasm with the emergence of freshman Robbie Rhodes. After one week, we are back on the Goodley bandwagon.
Deon Long, WR-Maryland vs Old Dominion
After watching East Carolina torch the Old Dominion defense last week, we are confident that Long and teammate Stefon Diggs will reward fantasy owners handsomely by making a mockery of the Monarchs’ secondary this weekend.
Paul Millard, QB-West Virginia at Oklahoma
Millard looked comfortable and decisive last week against William and Mary, but he certainly did not set the world on fire. After what the Sooners’ defense did against Kolton Browning last week, we are not going to roll the dice with Millard in Week 2.
David Fales, QB-San Jose State at Stanford
Fales was solid in the opener last week against Sacramento State, not great. This week he faces the top defensive unit on the west coast and it would be wise to have a plan B if Fales is your fantasy quarterback.
David Ash, QB-Texas at BYU
Ash was exceptional last week against New Mexico State……but, it was New Mexico State. We want to see how he performs on the road against a much tougher defense before giving him the nod.
Marcus Shaw, RB-South Florida at Michigan State
Shaw was the lone bright spot in the Bulls’ offense last week when they were thrashed 53-21 by McNeese State. The competition gets much stiffer this week when USF travels to Michigan State.
Darrin Reaves, RB-UAB at LSU
Reaves got off to a solid start last week when the Blazers opened the season against Troy. This week, fantasy owners should have an alternative option at running back when UAB travels to Baton Rouge to take on the Tigers.
Jason Simpson, RB-San Jose State at Stanford
Simpson was one of the breakout running backs in Week 1, but fantasy owners are better off waiting until the September 21 matchup against Minnesota before inserting him into the lineup.
Adam Muema, RB-San Diego State at Ohio State
Muema did not play in the second half last week against Eastern Illinois due to an ankle injury. Reportedly, the junior running back is expected to play at Ohio State this weekend, but we’re not taking a chance of starting a player that may not be 100% against the Buckeyes’ defense.
Trayion Durham, RB-Kent State vs Bowling Green
We are believers in the Bowling Green defense. Expect yards, and especially touchdowns, to be hard to come by for the junior running back this week.
Mike Davis, RB-South Carolina at Georgia
Davis only carried the ball twelve times last week against North Carolina, with a majority of his 115 yards coming on one long touchdown run. We just aren’t confident that Davis will get enough carries on the road in Athens to make a fantasy splash.
Alonzo Harris, RB-Louisiana at Kansas State
Harris punched one in the end zone last week at Arkansas, but you can bet that the Kansas State defense will be playing with a chip on their shoulder after last week’s loss to North Dakota State.
Venric Mark, RB-Northwestern vs Syracuse
We did not pick up on any signals last week that the all-purpose back was nursing an injury. Well, we have not heard anything this week to indicate that Mark is 100%.