Fantasy Football: Week 2 Staff Must Start, Must Sit and Sleeper Picks

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Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes the ball during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Cyrus Geller:

Must-Start Player: Peyton Manning (QB) Denver Broncos

One of the best quarterbacks of all time with an extremely talented receiving core going up against a depleted Giants secondary. Start this man.

Must-Sit: Colin Kaepernick (QB) San Francisco 49ers

Despite his loaded arsenal of weapons, and an extremely talented skill-set, I think the Seahawks D will key in on him, and make someone else beat them.

Sleeper Pick: Jordan Cameron (TE) Cleveland Browns

Already a favorite of Brandon Weeden, Cameron may be poised for a big week against the Ravens.

Hal Bent:

Must Play Player: C.J. Spiller (RB) Buffalo

After his stinker against New England in-game one of the 2013 season, a lot of fantasy football owners are down on this first round draft pick. If anyone is getting rid of this player and making a knee-jerk trade offer, grab him. Credit the Patriots defense in week one. Although the Bills offense was more effective against New England when Fred Jackson came into the game, as the Jets showed in week two on Thursday night, the big bruiser back like Jackson and Chris Ivory are more effective against the defense. They can clamp down on the Bilal Powell’s of the world and focus on the Bills lead back and take him out of the game. Fortunately for Buffalo, C.J. Spiller will be playing with a chip on his shoulder against the Carolina Panthers in week two.  Carolina’s defense is a much better matchup for Spiller and the Bills, so expect a big game from him in week two.

Must Sit Player: Colin Kaepernick (QB) San Francisco

Anyone who owns this player and inexplicably had him on their bench kicked themselves all week; anyone who played him reveled in the points he gathered through the air in dissecting the Green Bay defense in week one. However, this week is a different story. Despite running up so many points in week one with only one decent wide receiver (Anquan Boldin), he travels to Seattle to play against a defense which shut him (and a bunch of other quarterbacks) down last season when he came to Seattle. The defense there remains the same, and expect the crowd on Sunday night in primetime to be even more insane than usual. Therefore, this week is not a strong week for one of the top performers in week one, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Sleeper Pick:  Oakland Raiders (DEF)

If it were Wednesday,I would have had New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as the sleeper pick, but after Thursday night and his thirteen receptions have owners in PPR (Point Per Reception) leagues ecstatic going into the weekend games.  Without Edelman in a sleeper status, I have to go out on a limb here and let everyone question my sanity: the Oakland Raiders Team Defense. Now that you’re the reader, are done laughing…ok, NOW that you’re done laughing…(anytime now!). OK, so Oakland played tough against an Indianapolis Colts offense with an improved rushing game (Ahmad Bradshaw and recently injured Vick Ballard), a veteran star receiver (Reggie Wayne) and soon-to-be star (T.Y. Hilton), and only the best young quarterback in football (Andrew Luck). This week, they match-up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Yes, the same team with an offense whose best wide receiver (Justin Blackmon) still serving a suspension, whose quarterback is out after one week and Chad Henne stepping in, and that could not get a single point on the board (saved by a blocked punt safety from a shutout) against Kansas City. Laugh all you want, but Oakland looks good this weekend.

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