Set My Lineup Week 2 (Segment 1)

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Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly “Set My Lineup” Segment. We will be here every week, all season long to help you set your entire roster. To have your lineup set and featured by one of our experts please follow these simple steps:

#1) Email your entire roster and league rules & scoring to touchdownff@gmail.com.

Deadlines: Any submissions sent before 7 PM EST on Wednesday’s will be featured in our first segment of the week, which will be posted on every Thursday. Anything sent in after that will be featured on our second segment of the week, posted on Saturday’s.The deadline to send in your lineups is every Friday at 9 PM EST.

#2) That’s it! It is that simple.

***Please note that we can only set a maximum of one line up per person.***

Suggested starters are in bold font.

Set My Line Up (Segment one)

1) Mike

League Settings: PPR, 6 points per TD pass, Yardage Bonuses

QB: Carson Palmer, Mitchell Trubisky

RB: Kareem Hunt, Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry, Duke Johnson, Bilal Powell

WR: Amari Cooper, Kenny Britt, Corey Davis, Devin Funchess, Jeremy Maclin, Josh Reynolds, Golden Tate

TE: Charles Clay, Jack Doyle, Austin Seferian-Jenkins

K: Matt Prater

D/ST: Baltimore Ravens

Vick’s Take: This week it is more clear as to who you should start, your WR situation is starting to take shape and you have dependable players in that position group. There are a lot of similarities between your bench RBs. Duke Johnson, Bilal Powell, and Derrick Henry are all one injury away from major touches, but keep them stashed away for now. You saw the way Hunt tore through the Patriots defense last week? Mark Ingram will look to duplicate that performance (albeit with fewer touches). This must be a very deep league because there are a few players I wouldn’t even consider keeping on a roster. Funchess, Trubisky and Reynolds seem like wasted roster spots, for now.

2) Chris

League Settings: Standard Scoring

QB: Marcus Mariota

RB: Le’Veon Bell, Lamar Miller, Joe Mixon, Jamaal Charles, Jamaal Williams, Chris Carson

WR: Keenan Allen, DeVante Parker, Jamison Crowder, Corey Davis, Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard

TE: Delanie Walker, Charles Clay

K: Kai Forbath

D/ST: Pittsburgh Steelers

Vick’s Take: In love with the depth you have at RB. Joe Mixon flashed in his few carries, so keep him on your bench until that situation develops further. Corey Davis plays against a ferocious Jags defense this week, and Jamison Crowder has to prove something after an opening day dud. Charles Clay had a great game last week but Delanie Walker is more consistent. Golladay can go in your flex since he has been on a hot streak stemming back to the preseason.

3) Jahrell

League Settings: Standard Scoring

QB: Derek Carr, Tom Brady

RB: Isaiah Crowell, Rob Kelley, Adrian Peterson, Matt Breida, Samaje Perine, Tarik Cohen, Jordan Howard

WR: Pierre Garcon, Rishard Matthews, Corey Davis, Kenny Britt, Kenny Golladay, Terrelle Pryor, Chris Hogan, Tyrell Williams

TE: George Kittle, (Charles Clay/Jason Witten)

D/ST: Los Angeles Rams

Vick’s Take: You have a good eye for talent since you drafted Golladay and Cohen before the season started. Golladay can get the start until a team proves they can slow him down. Cohen is a bit of a riskier play since he will be matched up against a talented Bucs defense. Crowell gets touches and is likely to find the endzone, despite taking part in a tough rivalry game he should be relied upon more than he was last week. I have no hesitations about starting two RBs from the same team, so if Cohen is your guy pair him with Jordan Howard and ride with the Bears until the bitter end. Also, your TE start needs to be whoever you picked up on the waiver wire.

4) Pat

League Settings: PPR, IDP

QB: Andy Dalton, Jay Cutler, Andrew Luck

RB: Kareem Hunt, Bilal Powell, Shane Vereen, Ameer Abdullah

WR: Jordy Nelson, AJ Green, DeAndre Hopkins, Martavis Bryant, Kenny Golladay

TE: Tyler Eifert, Charles Clay

DP: Ryan Shazier, Landon Collins

Vicks’s Take: Your WRs are stacked, unfortunately based on your league roster settings you can only start two of them at a time. That means Hopkins or Bryant are always on your bench unless there is an injury or a bye week. You might want to consider trading a WR to shore up depth at the RB position. At QB, I would go with Jay Cutler because Andy Dalton showed no signs of being a competent starter last week. In related news, Tyler Eifert has to sit on the fantasy bench until the Bengals find out what is wrong with their offense. Cutler has weapons to throw to so he could be a surprise fantasy player this week. Landon Collins is a must start every week, see if you can change Shazier into a depth player at RB.

5) Cesar

League Settings: Standard Scoring

QB: Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford

RB: Jay Ajayi, Leonard Fournette, Adrian Peterson, Kerwynn Williams

WR: Alshon Jeffrey, Michael Thomas, Brandon Marshall, Golden Tate

TE: Julius Thomas, Jimmy Graham

K: Dan Bailey

D/ST: Baltimore Ravens

Vick’s Take: It’s a shame you weren’t able to start Jay Ajayi and Leonard Fournette together last week, but nonetheless that will be a formidable duo for the rest of the season. Your lineup is perfect, minus one key component. You currently have Kerwynn Williams as a starter in the flex, I would hold off on that until the player proves to be worth starting. Instead, put Golden Tate in your flex spot. Even though he is matched up against a tough Giants defense, Tate is the rugged and hard-nosed type of player who should be a reliable safety blanket for Matt Stafford in such a tough challenge.

6) Luis

League Settings: PPR

QB: Matthew Stafford

RB: Leonard Fournette, Melvin Gordon, Jonathan Stewart, Marlon Mack

WR: Cooper Kupp, Randall Cobb, Michael Crabtree, Brandon Marshall, Desean Jackson

TE: Eric Ebron, David Njoku

K: Will Lutz

D/ST: Los Angeles Rams

Vick’s Take: I envy the fact that you are in a 16 team league, that sounds like a blast. For such a deep league your squad looks strong. Ride Stafford out and stream a QB who plays a weak defense on their bye week. Your starting RBs are set, Stewart can be an option in your flex during favorable matchups. Randall Cobb and Michael Crabtree seem to be focal points of their respective offenses, keep starting them. I am very high on Desean Jackson this season, play him if he is healthy. You mentioned wanting to trade Marlon Mack in combination with a WR, Cooper Kupp’s stock is high right now you might get more from him than you would Brandon Marshall. Be patient with Marshall, and if you want to improve your RB/TE spots, try dropping Njoku and targeting Mike Tolbert, Chris Ivory, Jesse James, or Cameron Brate/OJ Howard.

7) Cory

League Settings: Unspecified, WR/RB/3FLEX

QB: Marcus Mariota

RB: Todd Gurley, Dalvin Cook, Carlos Hyde, Mark Ingram, Buck Allen, Chris Carson

WR: Doug Baldwin, Demaryius Thomas, DeVante Parker, Pierre Garcon

TE: Austin Hooper

K: Giogrio Tavecchio

D/ST: Baltimore Ravens

Vick’s Take: This is a very solid team all around. You have great RB depth, be sure to keep an eye on the roles Ingram and Allen play for their offenses as the season goes on. Carlos Hyde would be a starter any other week, but he has to play the Seattle defense this time around. The WR trio of Baldwin, Thomas, and Parker is very stout. Parker should be due for a career year and he is itching to get back on the field after having a bye on opening weekend. Beware, the Chargers secondary is nothing to laugh at, but Parker should be good for a solid fantasy outing as your final flex position. If I had one suggestion it would be to get some TE depth, Hooper is not reliable to get an 88 yard TD every week, determine who the weakest bench player on your team is and invest in depth at TE just in case.

8) Robert

League Settings: PPR

QB: Russell Wilson

RB: Devonta Freeman, Kareem Hunt, Alvin Kamara, Buck Allen, Chris Carson

WR: Brandin Cooks, Golden Tate, Stefon Diggs, DeVante Parker, Cooper Kupp

TE: Coby Fleener

K: Younghoe Koo

D/ST: Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs

Vick’s Take: Your squad is perfect as-is, congratulations on having such a stacked team. Keep an eye on your kicker.

9) Sandra

League Settings: PPR WR/TE

QB: Cam Newton, Tyrod Taylor

RB: Ameer Abdullah, Buck Allen, CJ Anderson, Isaiah Crowell

WR: Odell Beckham Jr., Randall Cobb, Stefon Diggs, TY Hilton, Willie Snead

TE: Hunter Henry

K: Brandon McManus, Nick Folk

D/ST: Dallas Cowboys, Panthers

Vick’s Take: Going with a bit of a surprise here at QB. Something about the Bills HC being the old Panthers DC makes me think that Cam Newton could be in for a tough outing. Tyrod Taylor and the Bills offense is clicking right now so go with the hot hand. You can drop Nick Folk for a backup RB or TE.

10) Isaac

League Settings: Unspecified

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Leonard Fournette, Tarik Cohen, David Johnson, Adrian Peterson

WR: Jarvis Landry, Amari Cooper, Pierre Garcon, Alshon Jeffrey, Tyrell Williams, Allen Hurns

TE: Kyle Rudolph

D/ST: Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings

Vick’s Take: That David Johnson injury really hurt your depth. Since your roster is so loaded at the WR position, try selling Hurns or Alshon to a team that has too many RBs on their bench. A trade doesn’t mean someone has to get ripped off, it can be mutually beneficial. Aside from that, you are set perfectly for this week.

11) Josh

League Settings: PPR

QB: Drew Brees, Philip Rivers

RB: Dalvin Cook, Carlos Hyde, Jacquizz Rodgers, Buck Allen, Marlon Mack, David Johnson

WR: Jamison Crowder, Tyrell Williams, Cooper Kupp, Desean Jackson

TE: Martellus Bennett

K: Justin Tucker

Vick’s Take: Drew Brees is a hard player to bench, but I like Rivers’ matchup better this week. The Miami secondary can be exposed and Rivers was dealing on Monday night. Your WR depth could use some work, look to trade one of your RBs to make for more consistency at other positions. Desean Jackson and Tyrell Williams are must-starts for you each week. That isn’t ideal. Crowder had a disappointing opening game but he should bounce back.

12) Saman

League Settings: PPR

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Isaiah Crowell, Buck Allen, Ameer Abdullah, Darren McFadden, Danny Woodhead

WR: Mike Evans, Stefon Diggs, Randall Cobb, DeVante Parker, Tyrell Williams

TE: Travis Kelce

K: Giorgio Tavecchio

D/ST: Seattle Seahawks

Vick’s Take: Your team is good as it currently stands. One suggestion would be to drop McFadden for a RB that gets more touches and that is actually active on gameday. Until there is official word on a Zeke suspension, McFadden is not necessary to have on a fantasy roster.