Half of this division lost their opening games. Which is pretty much a foregone conclusion when they all played each other.
This week, New York hosts the Monday Night game against Detroit, and the Eagles draw a road game against the suddenly dangerous Kansas City Chiefs.
Dallas is visiting Mile High and Washington is making the trek across the country to Los Angeles to face the Rams.
SIT – Quarterback, Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles
Wentz was very impressive in his Week 1 Top-5 fantasy football finish, but he wasn’t playing the Chiefs defense then.
This isn’t an indictment on the Eagles’ signal-caller as much as it is an endorsement of the KC defense.
Even without Eric Berry, this team still has talent enough to maintain their bend-don’t-break style of play.
This is a team built not to let the opposing quarterback beat them, and going up against an Eagles team with no running game isn’t going to change their approach.
START – Tight End, Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles
It’s entirely possible for a fantasy quarterback to have a less than stellar day and one of his receivers have a pretty good day.
This is going to be the case for Ertz and the Eagles when they host the Chiefs this weekend.
In Week 1, Ertz hauled in eight catches for 93-yards, making him the TE4 in the first batch of games. Had he brought in a score, he’d have taken over the top spot from Steelers tight end Jesse James.
He may not have as good a game, but he’ll still be a Top-10 tight end in Week 2.
SLEEPER – Wide Receiver, Sterling Shepard – New York Giants
The Giants offense fizzled in their first game against the Cowboys, but there’s plenty of potential still there.
With star Odell Beckham Jr. likely to miss this week’s game as well, look for Sterling Shepard to continue his impressive young career.
The second-year player brought in seven catches for 44-yards. While he didn’t score a touchdown, he’s shown he and Eli Manning have a connection. More of one than the quarterback has with Brandon Marshall anyway, who had just one catch.
Against the Lions, and at home, Manning and Shepard should be able to connect for at least one score. Just make sure you keep an eye on those practice reports from the Giants along the way.