Week 2 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Titans vs Seahawks

Fantasy football picks for the Titans vs Seahawks Week 2 matchup.
Fantasy football picks for the Titans vs Seahawks Week 2 matchup. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks will look to start the year 2-0 as they host the Tennessee Titans in Week 2. FanDuel Sportsbook has Seattle as 4.5-point home favorites, and it's expected to be a shootout.

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

Julio Jones Fantasy

Start Julio Jones, WR, Tennessee Titans: Julio Jones' Week 1 struggles were to be expected after his training camp was disrupted by a minor injury. The veteran managed just 3 receptions for 29 yards in a blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Still, it's way too early to give up on the former All-Pro. He was tied for the second-most targets on the team (6), and it's hard to believe that Chester Rogers will usurp Jones for the WR2 spot behind A.J. Brown. If the Titans' defense is going to be as bad all season as it was against the Cardinals, that'll put Tennessee in more passing situations and should lead to increased volume for the 32-year-old. This is also a secondary that gave up two TDs to Zach Pascal in Week 1, so this is the perfect spot for Jones to bounce back.

Chris Carson Fantasy

Start Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks: A fumble overshadowed what was otherwise a productive day for Chris Carson in Week 1. He turned 16 attempts into 91 rushing yards, plus caught all three of his targets for 26 yards. The Seahawks' otherwise-lacking receivers behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf allowed Carson to tie for the third-most targets on the team against the Indianapolis Colts. Now he gets a Tennessee defense that gave up the ninth-most rushing yards in Week 1 (136) and was thrashed through the air on Sunday. Add in the fact that backup Rashaad Penny is now sidelined, and Carson could see close to 100% of his team's backfield snaps. The volume opportunity alone makes him a solid starting choice in Week 2.

Anthony Firkser Fantasy

Sit Anthony Firkser, TE, Tennessee Titans: The Titans being on the wrong side of a blowout provided plenty of pass-catching opportunities. However, Anthony Firkser failed to impress. He turned 4 targets into 3 receptions and just 19 yards, tying with Derrick Henry and Jeremy McNichols for the fourth-most targets on Sunday. It's clear that Firkser is an afterthought in this offense, and facing a timeshare with Geoff Swaim, the tight end is one to avoid for even the most desperate of managers.

Gerald Everett Fantasy

Sit Gerald Everett, TE, Seattle Seahawks: Gerald Everett was a key offseason addition for Seattle, yet it didn't result in much to start the year. A 9-yard TD catch salvaged an otherwise forgettable day, as Everett managed just 2 receptions for 20 yards. In fact, fellow tight end Will Dissly saw more targets (3) and racked up more yards (37) than Everett, which isn't what managers were banking on. Look past Everett's Week 1 TD and there's nothing about his usage to this point that makes him starter material.

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