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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31900033 Start - Cecil Shorts Start+-+Cecil+Shorts Fantasy Football

As an investor of Cecil Shorts during many fantasy drafts this season, it pained me to watch him catch only three passes on 11 targets. The entire Jacksonville offense looked pitiful, but why should I have expected anything less? Last year, they were 29th in total offense, accumulating 299.2 yards per game. Now, Blaine Gabbert will miss Week 2 due to a laceration in his throwing hand. That means Chad Henne will take the reins for the Jaguars. That’s GREAT news for Shorts’ owners. Last season, Henne threw four TDs to Shorts and Gabbert only threw three. Also, Shorts had at least 11 targets in his final three games of the 2012 season.  Henne was his QB during that stretch. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31900029 Start - Brian Hartline Start+-+Brian+Hartline Fantasy Football

Last week, Anquan Boldin (17) and Andre Johnson (16) were targeted more than any other wide receiver. Who was No. 3? THE Ohio State’s own, Brian Hartline, with 15 targets. He caught nine balls for 114 yards and a TD against the Browns to start the season. Now that Miami has a solid top receiver in Mike Wallace, Hartline should expect the second-best corner in coverage and thrive in his new role. The biggest issue will be Wallace complaining about not getting enough touches. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31901728 Sit - Eric Decker Sit+-+Eric+Decker Fantasy Football

If I were to tell you that Peyton Manning was going to tie an NFL record by throwing seven TD passes and that Eric Decker wouldn’t catch one, would you believe me? Well, it happened last Thursday night as Manning only targeted Decker seven times for two receptions. By the way, those two catches were the fewest Decker has made since Week 13 of last year. Also, that was against Tampa Bay, a team that allowed the fewest passing yards last season. It’s clear that with Wes Welker in Denver, Decker is now chopped liver. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31900028 Start - Rashard Mendenhall Start+-+Rashard+Mendenhall Fantasy Football

In Adrian Peterson’s first carry of the season, he broke free for a 78-yard TD run in Detroit. By no means am I saying that Rashard Mendenhall is in the same tier as ADP, but he’s facing the same defense. Peterson may have only finished with 93 rushing yards (yeah, surprised me, too), but that's because the Vikes don't have a reliable quarterback and the Lions stuffed everyone into the box and made Ponder pass. Carson Palmer is better than Ponder and Larry Fitzgerald is better than any receiver in a Vikings uniform today. That means more opportunities for Mendy. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31900032 Sit - Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard Sit+-+Ahmad+Bradshaw+and+Vick+Ballard Fantasy Football

If it wasn’t for Andrew Luck’s 19-yard scamper into the endzone late in the fourth quarter, the Colts probably wouldn’t have scored a rushing TD against a team that allowed the third-most in 2012. This week, the combo of Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard are up against Miami. Last week, the Dolphins held Trent Richardson to 47 rushing yards and no touchdowns. This running attack needs a few more games together before I would start either one. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31903447 Start - Lamar Miller Start+-+Lamar+Miller Fantasy Football

Please, don’t give up on this running back so soon. I get it, Lamar Miller ran for three yards in Week 1 against Cleveland and that’s going to make any fantasy owner frustrated. But, in his defense, the Browns are a lot better on that side of the ball this season and it was Miller’s first career start in the NFL. Also, Miller ran the ball five times before Daniel Thomas received a carry. This Sunday, his Dolphins head to Indianapolis, a team that allowed 171 rushing yards at a rate of 5.2 yards per carry. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31900034 Sit - Greg Jennings Sit+-+Greg+Jennings Fantasy Football

For a No. 1 receiver, Greg Jennings may have been a product of his quarterback. There are wide receivers, like Larry Fitzgerald, who will succeed under any system and then there are guys who ride the wave of great QBs. Last week, Jennings caught three passes for 33 yards against Detroit. Next, he lines up against Chicago, a team that has only allowed Jennings to make 47 receptions for 678 yards and five TDs in 11 games. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31900030 Start - Jay Cutler Start+-+Jay+Cutler Fantasy Football

There was little-to-no love for Jay Cutler during the draft process this season. In my leagues, I had the option to select Cutler in the 10th round and later. There are some leagues where he’s still available. That’s ridiculous. He’s in a pass-heavy offense with an amazing supporting cast of Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte. Last week, he threw for 242 yards and two TDs against Cincinnati. This Sunday, Cutler faces Minnesota, a team he thrives against. In eight games, he’s thrown for 1,812 yards (226.5 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31900035 Sit - Marshawn Lynch Sit+-+Marshawn+Lynch Fantasy Football

I really try to avoid posting first-round draft picks in the “bench” portion of these galleries. I believe that you selected that player early for a reason and should start them no matter the matchup. Marshawn Lynch was a late first-round, early second-round draft choice, so I think I can get away with writing about him. In his career against San Francisco, Lynch has rushed for 517 yards and two TDs in six games. That’s 86.2 yards per game and a score in every three. If Carolina could hold him to 43 rushing yards last week, I don’t want to risk what the 49ers could do. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits of Week 2 31903448 Start - Terrelle Pryor Start+-+Terrelle+Pryor Fantasy Football

I’m not 100 percent sold on Terrelle Pryor as a reliable option in fantasy football, but I’m close. Pryor rushed for 112 yards and threw for 217 yards against the Colts in game one of the 2013 season. This week, Pryor and Co. will host Jacksonville. The Jaguars allowed Alex Smith to throw two touchdowns and the Chiefs to run for 120 yards (4.3 yards per carry). In deeper leagues, or if you’re extremely worried about Colin Kaepernick facing Seattle, I’d consider Pryor. – Adam Meyer

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