Bryan Altman

Week 2 of the NFL season is an important one for all 32 NFL teams but is also a vital one for fantasy football owners across the country.

We all know how dire the stats are for NFL teams that start off 0-2 when it comes to their playoff chances and you can be certain those statistics are relatively similar for your team if you fall into an 0-2 hole to start the year.

So here to help you either climb out of your 0-1 hole and avoid a disastrous 0-2 start, or turn your Week 1 win into an early season winning streak in Week 2, are the fantasy football experts from CBS Sports: Nick Kostos, Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard.

There are a few guys, according to Eisenberg and Richard, that are must starts and there are some guys you’ll want to stash on the bench for this week.

Jamey Eisenberg

Must Start

QB Eli Manning vs. New Orleans Saints

RB Jonathan Stewart vs. San Francisco 49ers

WR DeSean Jackson vs. Dallas Cowboys

TE Eric Ebron vs. Tennessee Titans


QB Russell Wilson vs. Los Angeles Rams

RB Carlos Hyde vs. Carolina Panthers

WR T.Y. Hilton vs. Denver Broncos

TE Martellus Bennett vs. Miami Dolphins

Dave Richard

Must Start

QB Derek Carr vs. Atlanta Falcons

RB Spencer Ware vs. Houston Texans

(PPR Format) – WR Stefon Diggs vs. Green Bay Packers

(PPR Format) – TE Antonio Gates vs. Jacksonville Jaguars


QB Matt Ryan vs. Oakland Raiders

RB Thomas Rawls vs. Los Angeles Rams

(PPR Format) – WR Randall Cobb vs. Minnesota Vikings

(PPR Format) – TE Vance McDonald vs. Carolina Panthers

To hear the guys give their full explanations for each of their selections, check out the video above.

Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for a championship for any of his other three teams.

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