What’s going on everyone, and welcome to the second week of the 2018 NFL season! I hope you guys all had a great Week 1 thanks to some awesome performances from Philip Rivers, Alvin Kamara, Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, and Eric Ebron!

Below are my rankings for Week 2, for all scoring systems, so enjoy!

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In the meantime, I’ll be back on Saturday for the second edition of my 2018 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em series!

  1. Justin says:

    hey Zach, i currently own andrew luck and mahomes both. who should i be looking to keep? and who should i start this week? also have an offer for mahomes on the table, someone is willing to give me randall cobb. what you think?

    in half PPR, would u take watkins or kenny golladay

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Justin: I would keep put for now, I wouldn’t make any drastic decisions based off of one week of football. Luck/Mahomes could keep playing well, or one could suck, so I wouldn’t pull off any trades for either QB.


      • Justin says:

        @Zach: ok thanks. i just saw that someone dropped ben roth. should i drop mahomes to grab him? how would you rank ben roth, luck, and mahomes ROS? feel like ben roth will have a big bounce back this week atleast.

        • Zach

          Zach says:

          @Justin: No, I’d keep your QB’s the way that y are. Sure, Big Ben could bounce back, but his road splits are always a big reg flag.

  2. Nightpandas says:

    16 team league std

    Drake or Morris and Ingram

    Thanks man

  3. Mike says:

    What’s your gut tell this week for who to pick among these flex options (full point PPR):

    Cooper Kupp
    Chris Hogan
    Matt Breida
    Keelan Cole


    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Mike: Kupp. Good matchup and he should avoid Peterson this week. I would lean Hogan usually, but it’s a bad matchup against Jacksonville.

  4. prey879 says:

    Hey Zach,

    In my 12 tm PPR League, Jamaal Williams was dropped this morning. I’ve been kind of patchworking my rbs since I kept Mckinnon the day before he got injured. How much FAAB out of a $88 ($100 total but I’ve spent $12) budget would you spend? Are you nervous to spend too much considering Aaron Jones comes off suspension next week?

    My other RBs are Mixon, Burkhead, James White, Cohen, Kerryon Johnson, and Buck Allen

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @prey879: I would drop Buck Allen for Williams, and put down at least 15 for it.

  5. Gene says:

    Hey Zach,

    10 Team, PPR, 2 QB league.

    I am concerned about Fournette. Who should I drop from my bench to add T.J. Yeldon or should I have a benched RB fill in?

    A. Brown

    B. Cooks
    R. Burkhead
    R. Anderson
    S. Shepard
    T. Cohen
    D. Njoku
    M. Goodwin


    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Gene: You need Yeldon, and I would drop Njoku because you already have Ertz

  6. Wilsonian says:

    I have to drop two of these guys (I picked up two guys dropping my team defense and a defensive player to block the guys in my league, so I have to add some back) before Sunday. Who are the drops:

    Tevin Coleman
    Chris Thompson

    Half PPR – 6 pts. per TD – 1 pt. per 10 yards – 3 pt. bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing – 6 pt. bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Wilsonian: If you absolutely HAD to drop two of these players, I would go with Thompson and Crowell, although I wouldn’t usually advise to do that.

      • Wilsonian says:

        @Zach: those were the two that I picked up. I’m ok with doing it but only dropping them when no one else can pick them back up for Week 2.

  7. miles proudfoot says:

    Which RB would you want: D Booker, Duke Jr, Ekeler? Geronimo over any of them if I put them in the flex? Thanks!

  8. Water boy says:

    Howdy Zach attack!

    .5 ppr league I have a question; an owner in my league has 3 TEs ; kittle, kelce & Jesse James. His kelce on the bench. Would you look to send him a trade to acquire kelce? Sure he didn’t look good week 1 but I feel he’s an elite TE. His weakness is RB & WR.

    His RBs are burkhead, James white, Blount , Theo riddick, mark Ingram.
    His WRs are juju, Hogan, Corey Davis, rishard Matthews & Edelman.
    His TEs has mentioned above.
    He also is rostering 2 QB (we start one , but mostly everyone has a backup), his are Rodgers & brees
    He has 2 D’s: pats & Vikings D’s
    But one kicker- surprise lol

    Here’s my team:

    My RBs: DJ, Melvin Gordon, Royce Freeman, kerryon Johnson, jamaal Williams, Matt brieda, ekeler (Gordon cuff)
    My WRs ty Hilton, Amari Cooper, Emmanuel sanders, kupp, Gallup, Sterling Shepard & Geronimo Allison.

    My TE Ricky seals jones


    Jamaal Williams for kelce? Brieda + Shepard for kelce? Geronimo for kelce? Hmm what to do?

    Part 2 , hold or dump galllup? I’d be looking into Brandon Marshall with Baldwin missing time?

    Thanks man!!!

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Water boy: What’s up!?

      Honestly, I do understand you going after Kelce because he is a great talent, but he’s the best player on his roster aside from his QB’s, and he might not be reluctant to trade away Kelce. I would go after Kittle. He’s a really good option in PPR and you won’t have to give up as much to get him. I would trade one of your mid-range WR or RB options to snag him

      I would hold onto Gallup unless you could get Tyler Lockett, not Marshall.

  9. Nightpandas says:

    16 team std

    Would you trade Drake for Ekeler and Josh Gordon or Marvin Jones ?

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @Nightpandas: I would only pull off this trade if you have plenty of RB depth and you need help at the WR position, and it would be for Gordon preferably, although both players are good options

      • nightpandas says:

        @Zach: I dont actually….my rb’s are Bell, Conner, Drake, Hines, Foreman, DMartin

        Wr: Baldwin, Jeffrey, Galloday, Stills, AMiller, RMatthews, Pettis, Beasley

        Best RB on the wire is Murphy from the bills…

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:

            @nightpandas: yr RB depth is already weaker than your WR here. removing drake would leave you with 1 starter total. foreman is gone a long time, could drop him for murphy, maybe.

            • A Wesley Snipes Life says:

              @A Wesley Snipes Life: your WR issues are all shorter term injuries (baldwin, jeffery) or getting back into play of things having missed camp (ris matt), your issues having only the PIT RB starter and ekeler with a bunch of backups would be quite worse. a.miller could also be dropped for somebody probably.

        • Zach

          Zach says:

          @nightpandas: Although your WR corps needs some help, I don’t think you can afford to give away Drake because you don’t have any starting backs aside from Conner and Drake. I would stay put for now and try to work the WW to see if any options come up in the next few weeks.

          Or… you could trade Lev Bell for a wideout.

  10. A Wesley Snipes Life says:

    12 team .2 PPR (yeah i know, i joined it later), so pretty much a standard. deep rosters, but position maximums. 6 RB, 6 WR, 3 QB, 2 K, 2 DEF and 4 each of the IDP spots. could have 3 kickers as well but other than autodrafters and guys that nearly never make the playoffs (huh, correlation here maybe?) nobody tends to do that. we keep 6 a year at no escalation.
    QB: (1) wentz, keenum, mariota
    RB: (2) mccoy (K, probably not again though),howard (K), drake (K), CJA, RJ2, michel
    WR (2) julio (K), JJSS (probably a keeper going forward), jeffery (K), funchess, r.anderson, stills
    TE (1) ertz (K), howard, watson
    2 flexes (R/W/T)
    K (1) sturgis
    team D (1) LAC, KC
    LB (2) wagner, olgetree, jack, barron
    DB (2) r.jones, amos, swearinger
    DL (2) clowney, d.lawrence
    1 IDP flex (thus the 4 LB’s)

    1. which of RJ2/CJA is dropped first for lindsay if i can get him?
    2. other than lindsay drop either for any of: richard, ware, murphy (probably a no here)
    3. drop KC for any of: SEA, NYJ, MIA, SF?

  11. Nightpandas says:

    Returning the favor I’d go:

    1. Rj2
    2. No
    3. Nyj

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:

        @A Wesley Snipes Life: did you see that NYJ’s top LB actually admitted (WHY would you admit this stuff if it’s true) that NYJ somehow figured out the signals stafford was calling (makes sense if you saw those 2 pick 6’s and they were up his ass most of the game). so they probably aren’t quite as good as they looked against DET (unless somehow they have access to MORE teams’ play calling signals, then YEAH of course)

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:

          @A Wesley Snipes Life: just checked on rudy, he has NYJ 30th, KC and SEA right next to each other, none of the others in play.

  12. TT says:

    Hi Zack,

    In 10 player PPR league. I got:
    QB: Wilson
    WR: AJ green, E Sander, A Cooper, Agholor, Galloday
    RB: Elliot, D Cook, Chris Thompson, Coleman
    TE: Doyle, Jonnu Smith

    Should I drop one of them to pick:
    Jared cook, Case Keenum, Dissly, G Allison, T lockett or B Marshall.

    Also wonder if I need to put AJ Green on starting lineup this week.

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @TT: I would drop one of your defenses for Lockett with Baldwin looking like he might miss some time, and yeah, can’t bench your studs, so I’d start Green.

  13. attgig says:

    PPR for flex…
    Collins, Stills, Kupp, or Burkhead?

    • Zach

      Zach says:

      @attgig: Go with Kupp

  14. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:

    What up?! I hope you are doing well. I am in a ten team .5 PPR league. We do have big play bonuses in my league. Can you help me figure out who to start? I would really appreciate it.

    QB- Malhomes OR Goff OR T. Taylor
    RB- Fournette
    RB2- L. Miller
    WR1- M. Thomas
    WR2- Diggs
    Flex-Yeldon? B. Cooks? S. Watkins? T. Coleman? L. Murray? J. Brown? James White?
    K- Crosby
    D- SF? OR NYJ? OR NO?

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