Thursday Night Football Start/Sit For The Carolina Panthers & The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 2.
Welcome to week 2 of the 2019 NFL season. Hopefully you all did well for week 1, even with all of opening week injuries. This is my first attempt at offensive start/sits, so bare with me. I’ll give a little background on my fantasy football career. I’ve done a little bit of redraft fantasy football, but what I really love is dynasty football. I got into that in 2015 and I am now in three dynasty leagues. My overall record is 170-97 and I’ve won 3 league championships.
I’m going to cover every week 2 match up and provide my recommendations as to who you should start and sit. I’ll do a Thursday night football article and then do another one for the rest of the games for Sunday and Monday. Here’s a breakdown of how these will be laid out.
Must Start: These are players that you’re starting week to week, regardless of the opponent.
Flex Start: These are players who are more opponent dependent or players you might need to start depending on league size.
Sits: These are players that either don’t have a good match up or don’t have much of a role on their teams offense.
In order for me to be able to cover every teams match up, the explanations will be brief. I do base these recommendations off of my fantasy football experience along with the necessary research. Lets dive into this match up.
Buccaneers @ Panthers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Mike Evans had a rough week 1 due to his illness earlier in the week and the overall offense unable to get into a rhythm. I expect him to be fine going forward. Chris Godwin was the one bright spot for this offense in week 1, with a stat line of 3 receptions on 6 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown. O.J. Howard had a stat line of 4 receptions on 5 targets for 32 scoreless yards. The Panthers allowed 349 yards of total offense and 4.8 yards per play.
Flex Start: N/A
Winston could be a quarterback 2 in two qb leagues. Overall, I’m not starting him unless I have no other options. I just don’t feel great about this offense overall and want to take a wait and see approach before some of these other guys become starters.
The Tampa Bay defense allowed 256 yards of total offense and 4.3 yards per play in week 1. This should be another rough day for that defense and a positive day for the offense. While Newton, had a rough week 1 and struggles as a passer, I do think he’ll be more aggressive this week. I also believe there could be more opportunities for him to run as well.
I’m hoping that Cam and this offense really looks to attack the Tampa Bay defense, which should benefit all of these players.