Week 2 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Bills vs Dolphins
By Larry Rupp
A pair of AFC East division rivals meet head-to-head in Week 2 when the Buffalo Bills travel to take on the Miami Dolphins. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Bills as slim 3.5-point road favorites in this game, which means it could be decided late in the fourth quarter.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this AFC Week 2 clash.
Cole Beasley Fantasy
Start Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills: Wide receiver Cole Beasley works primarily out of the slot position and it has worked out well during his time in Buffalo. The veteran pass-catcher saw an impressive 13 targets in Week 1, which trailed Stefon Diggs by just one for the team lead. Beasley draws a great matchup in Week 2 facing a Dolphins' defense that gave up the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing WRs in 2020. Quarterback Josh Allen racked up 51 pass attempts in Week 1 and the Bills are likely to rely on his arm moving forward. That makes Beasley a viable FLEX option.
Mike Gesicki Fantasy
Start Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins: This is the perfect bounce-back spot for tight end Mike Geiscki. After failing to haul in either of his 2 targets in Week 1, he now gets to go up against a Buffalo squad that allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing TEs in 2020. Geskicki's poor performance has all the looks of being an anomaly as the Miami starter saw 2 targets or fewer in just two of his 15 games played last year. Expect him to be more involved in the passing game in Week 2. He is a borderline TE1 and deserves a spot in the starting lineup.
Devin Singletary Fantasy
Sit Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: After Zack Moss was announced as a healthy scratch in Week 1, it became clear that Devin Singletary is the No. 1 back in Buffalo. However, the Bills have still not committed to having a reliable rushing attack. Singletary was able to rack up 72 yards on 11 carries, but most of his work came in the first half. The Bills posted a passing play percentage of 68.35% in Week 1 (No. 9 in NFL) after finishing the 2020 season with a percentage of 61.71% (No. 11 in NFL). The Dolphins also gave up the 12th-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs last season. It would be smart to keep Singletary on the bench.
Myles Gaskin Fantasy
Sit Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins: Running back Myles Gaskin seems to have a hold of the starting role in Miami, but he only saw 9 carries in Week 1. That is concerning to see given the game was within one possession the entire time. Gaskin heads into Week 2 looking to bounce back against Bills' rush defense that underperformed in 2020. However, Buffalo held the Pittsburgh Steelers to just 75 yards on 21 carries (3.6 average) in Week 1. Malcolm Brown saw 5 carries last weekend and it wouldn't be surprising to see the veteran get the majority of the goal-line work. That makes Gaskin a sit candidate for now.
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