Two weeks down and we have four undefeated teams left. Week 2 had impressive performances by Team Santigate who scored 241.3 points cruising to a 53 point victory over Team Woodman and Renegades of Punt beat up on Team He Hate Me by 52.8 points. The largest margin of victory was awarded to Saved By Le’Bell for the second consecutive week with a 62 point squashing of Team Benovic. Finally last weeks Matchup of the Week was Team Jones vs. Team Mascia which did prove to be the best, but I failed in my prediction as Team Mascia squeaked by Team Jones 217.8 to 209.5. Here’s how the standings line up:
1. Saved By Le’Bell 2-0 W2
2. Team Santigate 2-0 W2
3. Take It Breezy 1-1 W1
4. Hostile Combover 0-2 L2
5. Team Benovic 0-2 L2
1. Team Mascia 2-0 W2
2. Renegades of Punt 2-0 W2
3. Team jones 1-1 L1
4. Team Woodman 0-2 L2
5. Team He Hate Me 0-2 L2
This brings us to our second consecutive undefeated match-up as Saved By Le’Bell will take on Team Santigate for sole possession of 1st place in the East division. Saved By Le’Bell still leads the league in points with 477.5 through two games but Santigate is right behind him with 450.
The first two weeks have obviously been great for Saved By Le’Bell and they finally get Le’Veon Bell back proving to be the clear favorite to pull off this victory. He gets to face the St. Louis Rams defense that was just shredded for 123 yards and 2 TDs by rookie Matt Jones, also a member of Le’Bell (must add in all formats, should already be added in any Dynasty league). Jones is a good play again this week against the New York Giants defense that also gave up 2 TD on the ground to Atlanta last week. Le’Veon Bell will add fire to an already elite lineup and its just in time as Le’Bell’s starter LeSean McCoy is currently limited by a hamstring injury. McCoy is a must sit this week as Buffalo is already playing the Ndamukong Suh led Dolphin defense that is currently 8th against the run in the ESPN rankings. Even if he does play he will not garner much fantasy value.
Another star on Saved By Le’Bell, DeAndre Hopkins, has been diagnosed with a concussion and will have to be cleared by the NFL’s concussion protocol before this weeks games. Make sure you check on his status because obviously he is a must start if he is on the field.
On the defensive side of the ball for Le’Bell, Henry Anderson has been quite impressive in his first two weeks, coming in only second to J.J. Watt in fantasy points and grading out at ProFootballFocus.com as the #4 3-4 DE with at least 100 snaps. I hope you snagged him up already as like Matt Jones, he is probably already taken. Go ahead and open a new tab and check before it’s too late. Anderson will continue to be a must start until he proves he’s not. Another sleeper is Kenny Vaccaro, New Orleans Saints safety. He made 9 tackles last week as Rob Ryan let his natural position closer to the line of scrimmage in an effort to stop the bleeding as the Saints have already given up 57 points. Vaccaro was on the field for all 66 defensive snaps in Week 2 and has all the opportunities to be a great IDP asset after a down year last year. If he is still available after only recording 2 tackles in Week 1 go grab him.
Team Santigate has had two nice weeks to start the season and was sparked by a huge 6 catch 155 yard 2 TD performance from Allen Robinson in Week 2. His buy low window has sealed shut real quick. Someone’s that just opened though is Jeremy Hill. The second year talent out of LSU came down with a case of fumblitis and was benched in favor of Giovani Bernard in Week 2. Gio did go on to rush 20 times and catch three balls for 139 total yards, but Hill still will get his time to shine. Marvin Lewis has already expressed his confidence in Hill and will give him another start this week. If there was ever a time to grab Hill from a pissed off owner, now’s the time. Hill is facing the 6th rank Baltimore defense this week though and after last week I would sit Hill. The talented Latavius Murray only garnered 65 yards against them, even though the Raiders won, and I could see Hill struggling again as its Baltimore’s home opener and they will be amped up after Derek Carr came through with the upset.
Jarvis Landry is a must start for Santigate this week as he he is coming off back to back 8 catch performances including his first career 100 yard game last week. These first two weeks Landry has graded out just behind Antonio Brown< as ProFootballFocus' 2nd ranked wide receiver and Miami will continue to force feed him the ball. Lots of owners were scared off by the signing of Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings and first round selection DeVante Parker, but Landry has proven he will continue to be Tannehill's favorite target and will be good for over 100 catches this year. Continue to start him with confidence especially against a Buffalo defense that comes in at 28th against fantasy WRs.
Santigate was also hit by the injury bug last week as Kiko Alonso suffered another knee injury and is considering surgery. It’s a sad story to an elite LB, but I wish the best and a quick recovery as I love to watch him play. Cameron Jordan on the other hand is due for a huge week this week. The Saints DE has the speed to keep up with Cam Newton and the strength to bring him down. Carolina has given up the third most points to DE’s this year and Jordan will capitalize after tasting his first sack of the season last week.
Team Santigate currently has the Monday Night edge as three starters on playing on MNF who will put up lots of points (Aaron Rodgers and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for Green Bay, Justin Houston for Kansas City) and Le’Bell has none. To seal his victory Saved By Le’Bell will have to get a comfortable lead on Sunday which I think he will. Le’Bell will be sparked by the beginning of Le’Veon Bell’s season and cruise to another victory.
Saved By Le’Bell 243
Team Santigate 216