Week 2:IS IT SAFE TO START PACKERS QB AARON RODGERS AGAINST THE VIKINGS?Rodgers’ greatness was on full display as he engineered an amazing comeback against the Bears last Sunday. After the game he promised he’d play in Week 2 but coach Mike McCarthy has described Rodgers’ situation as day to day. The Vikings gave up the third-fewest fantasy Points Per Game (FPPG) to opposing QBs last season but the bottom line is that A-Rod is matchup proof. You’re starting him if he’s on the field. Monitor his situation closely as game time approaches and have a backup plan in place. Potential waiver wire QBs you might consider using should Rodgers sit this week include Denver’s Case Keenum Antonio Garcia Jersey Black Friday , Tampa Bay’s Ryan Fitzpatrick (although he has a tough matchup against the Eagles) and rookie Jets passer Sam Darnold.SHOULD YOU SELL HIGH ON STEELERS RB JAMES CONNER?That depends on your team’s needs. If you’re weak at running back, ride the hot hand as long as you can. Conner compiled 192 total yards and scored two TDs in Week 1 and is part of an offense designed to get the most out of its run game. DeAngelo Williams started 10 games for these same Steelers in 2015 and scored 11 TDs and recorded 40 receptions. On the other hand, while we’re not sure if or when Le’Veon Bell will report to the Steelers, he is likely to report at some point this season given his contract situation. Conner’s trade value plummets after that. We’ve witnessed Conner being traded for a standout-type receiver like JuJu Smith-Schuster. Depending on your negotiating skills you might even be able to get better value than that. RBs are extremely valuable. Perhaps you can snag Jarvis Landry or even Adam Thielen in a deal?CAN YOU START JAGUARS RB LEONARD FOURNETTE THIS WEEK?Unfortunately you’re going to be following his progress very carefully this Sunday. He dealt with injuries last season and hopefully you’ve assembled a team with plenty of RB depth. Prepare as if he will be inactive this Sunday. Fournette’s situation is especially concerning since his game starts at 4:25 p.m. Eastern. Even if he starts this week you might consider replacing Fournette in your lineup if you have viable options. Running backs that deal with lower body injuries leading up to a game are notorious for either underperforming or even worse — further injury. Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon is obviously in play this week.WHICH UNDER-THE-RADAR RB HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR A BIG WEEK?We don’t usually like recommending Patriots RBs due to coach Bill Belichick’s inconsistent play calling, but James White has an opportunity to have a busy day against the Jaguars this Sunday. The Pats are simply running out of options at RB for Week 2. They lost Jeremy Hill for the season (ACL), Rex Burkhead is in the league’s concussion protocol and Sony Michel has been limited in practices. White should see plenty of targets this week as the Jaguars pass rush will likely force QB Tom Brady to get rid of the ball quickly. White is especially valuable in point-per-reception (PPR) scoring formats.SHOULD YOU START BRONCOS RB PHILLIP LINDSAY THIS WEEK?Lindsay was one of the hottest names being picked up off league waiver wires this week and has a nice matchup against the Raiders. Lindsay’s a dynamic runner who can also catch the ball and he’ll have a role in the Broncos offense all season; but he won’t be a bell cow back. He’ll likely cut into more of Royce Freeman’s playing time than some fantasy players would like, but the good news is that his Week 1 performance (71 rushing yards, 4.73 yards per carry, TD reception) likely pushed Devontae Booker to the scrap heap for the near future. Lindsay is startable in PPR scoring formats, but expect RB2 or flex-level production.WHICH UNDER-THE-RADAR WR HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR A BIG WEEK?Andrew Luck threw the ball 53 times in Week 1. T.Y. Hilton is clearly Luck’s top receiver, but Ryan Grant was targeted nine times and led the team with eight receptions for 59 yards. Luck’s throwing arm is obviously still not at 100 percent as he averaged just 6.02 yards per pass attempt. With the Colts being unable to run the ball consistently and Luck still working on regaining arm strength, look for them to continue to utilize a short passing offense. Grant will continue to be heavily targeted this week.IS IT SAFE TO START BROWNS WR JOSH GORDON GOING FORWARD?Gordon had a modest Week 1 performance, catching one ball for 17 yards on three targets. The good news is that the one catch was for a TD. Gordon was on the field for 78 percent of the Browns‘ offensive snaps and he is expected to be on the field consistently this week. When he’s on the field he’s a force to be reckoned with. He faces a Saints defense that was torched by the Tampa Bay Bucs this week. Start him and keep him in your lineup going forward.IS DESHAUN WATSON STILL AN ELITE FANTASY QB?We ask this question because in the highly competitive National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) leagues, Watson was being drafted ahead of Brady and Russell Wilson and right behind Rodgers. Many fantasy players expected big things from Watson against the Patriots in Week 1. He threw for 301 yards in his first game against them last season, but apparently Bill Belichick watched last season’s game tape and devised a defensive scheme that held Watson to just 176 yards passing yards. Watson is super talented but Rodgers, Brady and Wilson are proven fantasy commodities. If you invested in him, don’t push the panic button just yet. Don’t be the fantasy player who dropped Watson for an overachieving Fitzpatrick this week (true story). Be prepared for some inconsistency, but there should be more ups than downs. On a night when he reached 500 career touchdown passes, Tom Brady welcomed back a buddy with one of his three scoring tosses Thursday, then connected with a newcomer who could help him reach more milestones.Brady also sneaked in for a rushing touchdown and the New England Patriots put together their second straight win after a mediocre start to the season, beating Indianapolis 38-24.Brady’s 500th went to Josh Gordon,recently acquired from Cleveland, where he basically was unavailable through NFL suspensions for all but five games over the past three seasons. But, as he often does, Brady spread the wealth Josh Gordon Jersey , hitting running back James White 10 times for 77 yards, and greeting the return of buddy Julian Edelman by completing seven for 57 yards to him.“We wanted to get him the ball and he made some great plays,” Brady said about Edelman. “Just good to have him out there. We all want it to be perfect when we go out and it was great to have him out there … healthy and having fun.”As for 500 TD passes, third on the career list behind Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Favre (508), Brady called it a collective mark.“I think all these things like that, milestones, there are so many people that contribute, all the people that have really worked hard,” he said. “A quarterback doesn’t throw to himself.“These are all great team awards, pretty cool.”The five-time NFL champion also tied Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, a former teammate, for most victories with 226. Brady finished 34 for 44 for 341 yards.As everyone in Gillette Stadium except, apparently, the Colts knew, Brady started off with a pass to Edelman, who was wide open for 9 yards. That drew the first of many loud cheers for the 10th-year veteran receiver in his first game since the 2017 preseason, when he tore up a knee. Edelman was suspended for the first four games this year for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers.“During the rehab you are just sitting there and waiting to get back on the field,” Edelman said. “It felt great to be out there with the guys.”That was the first of three receptions for 28 yards for Edelman on the opening 75-yard touchdown drive Brady capped with a 1-yard toss to Cordarrelle Patterson.From there, even though the Colts (1-4) had a drive deep into New England (3-2) territory, usually reliable Adam Vinatieri missed a 38-yard field goal.Nothing was going right for Indianapolis, particularly after Brady led a 72-yard march to his sneak from the 1. Then he took the Patriots 68 yards near the end of the half and hit workhorse White for a 6-yard score to lead 21-3.Under pressure, Andrew Luck threw a poor pass that Patrick Chung intercepted at midfield, and Stephen Gostkowski made a 45-yard field goal for a 24-3 halftime lead.Luck did extend his string of games with a touchdown pass by hitting Eric Ebron on a 14-yarder in the third quarter. Showing a strong arm all night remember, Luck missed all of 2017 with shoulder issues he has a TD throw in 28 successive games, tops of any current quarterback.“We’re not going to win consistently until we learn how to get out of our own way https://www.patriotsfanstore.com/Ja_...Bentley-Jersey ,” Luck said. “That’s not taking anything away from New England. They were the better team today. Anybody who watched it or played in it knows it. It was self-evident.“But we’re going to have to learn how not to lose if we want to give ourselves a chance to win.