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Weyrauch: NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws the ball against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season is already upon us. That means it's time to use what we've learned thus far to make better fantasy football decisions. Drafts might have wrapped up only weeks ago, but it may already be time to rethink who starts and who rides the pine.

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So let's get to it: the Week 2 edition of fantasy football start ’em or sit ’em.


Two-glove Teddy Bridgewater started the season with an extremely solid day against the Giants on the road. He completed nearly 78% of his passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions en route to PFF’s third-highest passing grade on the week. And while he carries a lower ceiling than other signal-callers, his floor will likely be strong this season, even sans Jerry Jeudy.

Recall that the Broncos only threw the ball twice against the Giants in the fourth quarter thanks to a 13-point lead. But when either team’s win probability was between 10% and 90%, Teddy's composite EPA per play and completion percentage over expected was the highest in the league. He finished the week second-best and fourth-best in these individual metrics, respectively.

Teddy and the Broncos head to Jacksonville this week, and the game has an over/under of 45.5. The Broncos' implied total here is just under 26 points — nothing spectacular, but plenty for a quarterback play. The Jaguars were trounced by the Houston Texans last week, allowing 289 passing yards and 160 rushing yards to Tyrod Taylor and company. Teddy is a solid streamer this week for those who need to bench an underperforming late-round quarterback.


Ty’Son Williams performed extremely well on short-notice in Week 1 considering the injury bug Baltimore dealt with heading into the year. The rookie rushed nine times for 65 yards and a touchdown, adding three receptions on four targets for 29 yards through the air. He also forced four missed tackles on his handful of rushing attempts.

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