Week 2 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dolphins vs Ravens

Week 2 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dolphins vs Ravens


Two teams vying to stay unbeaten meet head-to-head in Week 2 as the Baltimore Ravens host the Miami Dolphins. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds list the Ravens as a 3.5-point home favorite in a game that features no shortage of stellar fantasy football options.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's our start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 2 AFC showdown.

Chase Edmonds Fantasy

Start Chase Edmonds, RB, Miami Dolphins: There was a lot to like about the role Chase Edmonds played on Miami's offense in Week 1. His snap count percentage of 63% greatly outweighed Raheem Mostert's snap count percentage of 42%, as did his workload. Edmonds saw 12 carries and hauled in 4 receptions for a total of 65 yards. His chemistry with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the passing attack should come in handy against a Baltimore defense that gave up the seventh-most receiving yards to opposing RBs in 2021 (743). The Ravens also allowed 5.2 yards per carry against New York Jets' RBs in Week 1. Start Edmonds with confidence on Sunday.

Rashod Bateman Fantasy

Start Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Wide receiver Devin Duvernay stole the show on Sunday with a pair of exciting touchdown catches. It's important not to overlook what Rashod Bateman accomplished as well, though. The second-year pro hauled in 2 of his 5 targets for 59 yards and 1 touchdown. He also played in 66% of the offensive snaps, which was by far the most of any Baltimore WR. When the Ravens and Dolphins met in 2021, Bateman logged 80 yards on 6 receptions (8 targets). Quarterback Lamar Jackson held back from running too often in Week 1 and focused on his passing abilities, instead. That gives Bateman even more upside on this offense.

Mike Gesicki Fantasy

Sit Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins: Yikes, talk about a disappointing Week1 effort. Tight end Mike Gesicki hauled in his only target for 1 yard against the New England Patriots and played in 42% of the offensive snaps. The development of Gesicki as a blocker has limited his opportunity to leak out as a receiver. That is especially the case with wide receiver Tyreek Hill now in town. Gesicki is far down on the list of Tagovailoa's favorite targets and now has to face a Raven's defense that shut him out on the stat sheet last season. Another bad week from the Penn State product would cause him to enter drop territory in fantasy football.

JK Dobbins Fantasy

Sit JK Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens: There's a possibility that running back JK Dobbins makes his return to the football field from a knee injury this week. Even if that ends up being the case, fantasy managers should not be considering him as a RB/FLEX option. The Ravens are likely to ease Dobbins back into action and not give him a full workload right away. After all, that's why veterans Kenyan Drake and Mike Davis were signed in the first place. Dobbins also draws an underwhelming matchup in Week 2 as Miami allowed only 3.5 yards per carry in Week 1. Wait until Dobbins is fully healthy before inserting him into your starting lineup.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.