XFL Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dallas Renegades vs Los Angeles Wildcats

Max Staley
Los Angeles Wildcats v Houston Roughnecks fantasy picks include Nelson Spruce as a decent play.
Los Angeles Wildcats v Houston Roughnecks fantasy picks include Nelson Spruce as a decent play. / Bob Levey/Getty Images

Week 1 of the XFL season is in the books, and in an odd twist of fate, all of the 1-0 teams will face one another this weekend, while all of the winless teams will square off as well.

If you're looking for some fantasy football insight this week, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Sunday's XFL Week 2 game between the Dallas Renegades and Los Angeles Wildcats.

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

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 LA being listed as a 4-point underdog, Spruce could once again be in for a productive outing here.

Start Lance Dunbar, RB, Dallas Renegades: Much like his tenure in the NFL, Lance Dunbar has quickly established himself as a valuable three-down back. Dunbar saw 11 touches which he turned into 56 yards from scrimmage. While he might not have the highest ceiling, Dunbar looks to be a safe weekly play and should be a high-floor option in Week 2.

Sit Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Dallas Renegades: Unfortunately, Dunbar's emergence has really hurt Cameron Artis-Payne's fantasy outlook. While he initially looked poised to be the lead back in Dallas, Dunbar out-carried CAP 5-to-2, and Dunbar's value in the passing game will make it tougher for Artis-Payne to carve out a role. Even with Dallas favored in this one, CAP is best viewed as someone to avoid until he proves otherwise.

Sit Elijah Hood, RB, Los Angeles Wildcats: With Josh Johnson's status once again looking up in the air, Chad Kanoff will draw the start for LA, and that's not a good thing for Elijah Hood, who had 12 carries for 43 yards in Week 1. Kanoff didn't perform well in his XFL debut, completing 21-of-39 passes for 214 yards one TD and one INT. That lack of production allows defenses to stack the box and load up against the run, so until Johnson is back under center, Hood won't be a recommended play.

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