XFL Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Week 2

Max Staley
Matt McGloin's XFL fantasy football value for Week 2 doesn't have him as a recommended option.
Matt McGloin's XFL fantasy football value for Week 2 doesn't have him as a recommended option. / Michael Owens/Getty Images

XFL Week 1 is in the books, and its quickly proven that it's entertaining enough to satisfy diehard football fans, while also being unique enough to differentiate itself from the NFL.

And if you're looking to play fantasy football, the XFL has you covered there as well. With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Week 2 of the XFL season.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for XFL Fantasy Football Week 2

Start P.J. Walker, QB, Houston Roughnecks: It's only been one game, but P.J. Walker had the best statistical performance of any quarterback last week – and it wasn't even close. Walker completed 23 of 39 passes for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns, leading the XFL in both passing yards and TDs. Even against a seemingly stout St. Louis BattleHawks' defense, Walker should be in for another nice outing here.

Sit Matt McGloin, QB, New York Guardians: Matt McGloin performed admirably in his XFL debut, but the New York Guardians don't look like a team that wants to air it out. His 29 pass attempts were tied for the third-fewest among all starters, and his 182 passing yards were the lowest among all starters. Some of that could've been due to game flow, as NYG had a double-digit lead for much of the game, but the D.C. Defenders allowed just 19 points in Week 1, and they could make life tough for McGloin and the Guardians this week.

Start Matt Jones, RB, St. Louis BattleHawks: Volume is pretty much the name of the game in fantasy football, and no one saw more of it than Matt Jones. The BattleHawks' bell-cow handled 21 carries, which he took for 85 yards. No other rusher even reached 80 yards in Week 1. Even if game flow isn't as favorable as it was last week, Jones looks like a player with a high floor.

Sit Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Dallas Renegades: Cameron Artis-Payne had a decent amount of hype in the offseason, but it looks like he's found himself in a bit of a timeshare. He only racked up 19 yards from scrimmage on 6 touches in Week 1, while Lance Dunbar saw a team-high 5 carries and added 6 receptions (tied for the team-high), gaining 56 yards. Landry Jones is probable to make his debut, so Dallas' offense could look a little different in Week 2, but it's hard not to be worried about discrepancy in volume — both on the ground and through the air — between CAP and Dunbar.

Start Nelson Spruce, WR, Los Angeles Wildcats: Nelson Spruce was the engine that made the Los Angeles Wildcats' offense go in Week 1, turning 15 targets into 11 receptions for 103 yards. The Wildcats were forced to pass early and often, as they lost 37-17, and that clearly led to some big usage for Spruce. With Los Angeles being listed as 4-point underdogs in Week 2, the Wildcats could be trailing again in this one, which should benefit Spruce.

Sit Mekale McKay, WR, New York Guardians: For the same reasons that it's tough to like McGloin this week, Mekale McKay doesn't look like a recommended play. He was fairly productive in Week 1, with 58 receiving yards, but that came on just three receptions. As of now, McKay looks pretty reliant on the big play, and that makes him a boom-or-bust option, with a heavy lean toward the "bust" side against the Defenders' impressive defense.

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