When making the decisions in your fantasy football lineups, arguably the toughest position to decide on is wide receiver. Especially if you play in PPR (points per reception) leagues; then making the right choice on what wide receivers you play can be crucial to your fantasy success.
In the first week of the season, we saw the likes of Sammy Watkins, John Ross, and DeSean Jackson lead the way in fantasy points. Among them, John Ross is only rostered in 4.8% of ESPN leagues.
As for the other two, they may become must-starts in fantasy football due to being in high-scoring offenses. Watkins led all WRs with a jaw-dropping performance that saw him haul in nine catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Impressively, Watkins was able to reach his touchdown totals from 2018 in Week 1.
In Week 2, we are trying to find more receivers who are going to put up gigantic numbers for us. All of the picks in this article are made based on PPR scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.
Considering that, here are the receivers who should be in your starting lineup and the receivers who should be warming your bench in Week 2 of the fantasy football season.
WRs to Start in Week 2
Raiders’ Tyrell Williams (vs. Chiefs)
The Oakland Raiders were confident that Tyrell Williams could become the team’s number one option following the release of Antonio Brown. Williams responded by going for 105 yards on six receptions and a touchdown.
To follow up his stellar performance, the Raiders receiver will be taking on the Kansas City Chiefs mediocre pass defense in Week 2. The Chiefs allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to WRs against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.
Rams’ Cooper Kupp (vs. Saints)
It’s never a bad idea to start one of the receivers on the Los Angeles Rams. This week is no exception with Cooper Kupp and company taking part in a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game versus the New Orleans Saints.
In last year’s matchup, Kupp was second among Rams receivers with five receptions, 89 yards, and a score. The Saints secondary just allowed 53.6 fantasy points to the Houston Texans WRs in Week 1.
Cowboys’ Michael Gallup (vs. Redskins)
The Dallas Cowboys made an asserted effort to get Michael Gallup involved in their aerial attack in Week 1. The second-year wideout corraled seven receptions for 158 yards against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Gallup will be looking to continue his development in the offense against the Washington Redskins in Week 2. The Redskins allowed three touchdowns to WRs in Week 1 (tied for second-most in the NFL).
Other WRs to Start: Texans’ Will Fuller (vs. Jaguars), Bills’ John Brown (vs. Giants), Seahawks’ D.K. Metcalf (vs. Steelers)
WRs to Sit in Week 2
Jets’ Robby Anderson (vs. Browns)
It doesn’t get any easier for Anderson in Week 2 when he will take on the talented secondary of the Cleveland Browns. Despite their 43-13 blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Browns were able to limit their WRs to just 14.5 fantasy points (least in the NFL).
Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald (vs. Ravens)
In Week 1, Larry Fitzgerald showed that he could play the wide receiver position until he is 50-years-old if he wanted to. The veteran receiver led all Arizona Cardinals WRs with eight receptions, 113 yards, and a touchdown.
This week, ‘Larry Legend’ will be facing a Baltimore Ravens secondary that is phenomenal against the pass. The Ravens allowed just 10 receptions to WRs in Week 1.
Broncos’ Courtland Sutton (vs. Bears)
The Denver Broncos passing game showed some improvements on Monday night with Joe Flacco under center. Among the players who benefitted from the quarterback change, Courtland Sutton may have benefitted the most.
The second-year receiver out of SMU led the team with seven receptions and 120 yards. After facing a so-so defense of the Raiders, the Broncos will take on a Chicago Bears team who allowed just 20.6 fantasy points to WRs in Week 1.
More Week 2 Fantasy Advice
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- Week 2 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Tight Ends