Jay Cutler – QB, Chicago Bears (vs MIN) – I assume there aren’t many owners out there who would be starting Cutler this early in the year anyway, but some may think his matchup at home against the Vikings, who just surrendered 34 points to Detroit would be a nice, sneaky play. Its not. Cutler has never played the Vikings well, and it might be a ground game special against a team who got shelled by Reggie Bush in week 1.
Frank Gore – RB, San Francisco 49ers (@ SEA) – Sure, the Packers game plan was to stop the 49ers running game in week 1, which led to a meager stat line for Gore, but this week he heads to the Pacific Northwest to face a Seahawks defense who have always played Gore tough (only allowed 1 rushing TD in last 6 games). Look for someone else on your bench to start if you can.
Stevie Johnson – WR, Buffalo Bills (vs CAR) – Johnson nabbed a late TD in week one to put up respectable fantasy numbers, but don’t expect that in week 2 when the Bills face an underrated Panthers defense who will be bringing the heat to rookie QB E.J. Manuel.
Michael Vick – QB, Philadelphia Eagles (vs SD) – A new face at head coach looks to have rejuvenated Vick, who put on a show in week 1 against the Redskins. Those who grabbed Vick in the later rounds for bye week plug-n-plays might have struck gold.
Eddie Lacy – RB, Green Bay Packers (vs WAS) – Packer fans finally saw a glimpse of a decent running game in week 1, when Lacy ran and caught the ball well against a tough 49ers defense, putting up 11.20 fantasy points. This week he plays at home against a Redskins defense who were shredded by LeSean McCoy in week 1.
Julian Edelman – WR, New England Patriots (vs NYJ) – Its amazing to think that just one year ago, Edelman would have been the 6th option in the Patriots offense. On Thursday night, thanks to injuries to Amendola and Vereen, he’s the #1 option. A must start.