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Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Saints vs Raiders

Max Staley
Monday Night Football fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the New Orleans Saints vs Las Vegas Raiders Week 2 matchup.
Monday Night Football fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the New Orleans Saints vs Las Vegas Raiders Week 2 matchup. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images
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The final game on Week 2's slate brings us a matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders. It's the Raiders' first-ever game in the brand-new Allegiant Stadium, though there won't be any fans present.

And with two high-powered offenses going at it, there should be plenty to monitor from a fantasy football perspective. Here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 2 matchup.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Emmanuel Sanders, WR, New Orleans Saints: With Michael Thomas out, expect Drew Brees to pepper Emmanuel Sanders with targets. He didn't do much in his debut with the team, turning 5 targets into 3 receptions, but he did catch a touchdown. This Raiders' secondary got shredded by the speedy Robby Anderson in Week 1 (6 catches, 114 yards and a TD). This looks like a great spot for Sanders.

Start Bryan Edwards, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: This is much more of a long shot, but this could be a breakout spot for Bryan Edwards. Though he saw only 1 target in Week 1, Edwards did play more snaps (42) than any other WR on the team. He generated a ton of buzz in training camp and this team clearly wants him to be involved in the offense. With Henry Ruggs banged up, look for Edwards to step up in a potential breakout spot here.

Sit Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees' 2020 debut did not go very well. While the team did win, Brees did not look very good in the process, throwing for just 160 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 attempts. That's a brutal average of just 5.3 yards per attempt. Without Thomas, it's tough to think things get much better in Week 2.

Sit Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders: There will be better days ahead for Darren Waller, but this doesn't look like a great spot for him. He's facing a defense that surrendered the 10th-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends last year. New Orleans also held Rob Gronkowski and OJ Howard to a combined 6 catches for 47 yards in Week 1 (though Howard did score a TD).


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.

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