Fantasy Cheat Sheet: Week 2

A week's worth of advice to help you make your last-minute moves

Updated: September 14, 2013, 7:58 PM ET
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN Insider

E.J. Manuel, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Michael VickGetty ImagesShould EJ Manuel, Maurice Jones-Drew or Michael Vick start in fantasy lineups this weekend?
Week 2 of the NFL season has already begun, as the New York Jets and New England Patriots took the field on Thursday. It wasn't a great night for any of our fantasy favorites, though the Pats' D/ST did post 15 points in ESPN standard scoring.

Onward, then, to our weekly roundup of the best fantasy football advice our Insider writers have to offer. Here's a look at which players to start, which ones to sit, which ones to pick up and which ones to drop. In addition, we'll have a look at a big question heading into the weekend.


Top tips

Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
The new Chip Kelly offense was all the rage after it was on display for a national television audience on "Monday Night Football" this week, and now folks are wondering whether Vick is a must-start every week in every fantasy format. Well, Eric Karabell doesn't think that's necessarily the case; he has Vick outside the top 12 in his rankings this week, noting that the Virginia Tech product is brittle and is going to continue to take a lot of punishment given the team's offensive style.


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Tim Kavanagh

Fantasy and Insider
Tim Kavanagh is an associate editor for ESPN Fantasy and Insider, with specific responsibility for NHL and fantasy hockey coverage in addition to other sports.