XFL Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for New York Guardians vs DC Defenders Week 2 Game

Max Staley
XFL Week 2 Fantasy Picks have Cardale Jones as a recommended play.
XFL Week 2 Fantasy Picks have Cardale Jones as a recommended play. / Scott Taetsch/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 Saturday's game between the New York Guardians and DC Defenders.

XFL Fantasy Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 2

Start Cardale Jones, QB, DC Defenders: Cardale Jones might not've been as prolific as P.J. Walker, but he was excellent in his XFL debut. He threw for the second-most yards among all signal-callers, and tossed two touchdowns as well. Even against what looks to be a stout NYG defense, don't expect Jones to slow down just yet.

Start Eli Rodgers, WR, DC Defenders: Eli Rodgers appears to be the No. 1 option on one of the best passing attacks in the league. Naturally, that'll lend itself to fantasy football value. Rodgers hauled in six passes for 73 receiving yards in Week 1 – both were team-highs. While he didn't find the end zone, that kind of volume should make him a valuable asset once again.

Sit Matt McGloin, QB, New York Guardians: Game flow could be a bit more favorable to Matt McGloin than it was in Week 1, when he was limited to just 29 pass attempts. Still, McGloin didn't do a lot with that workload, completing just 15 passes for an XFL-low 182 yards. Even with the potential uptick in volume from being a 6.5-point underdog, McGloin could struggle to do much against DC.

Sit Jhurrell Pressley, RB, DC Defenders: Even with the Defenders being listed as 6.5-point favorites, it's tough to like Jhurrell Pressley's chances this week. DC had a big lead last week as well, and yet Pressley only saw 12 touches, gaining just 31 yards. He's losing passing-down work to Lance Dunbar, who had six receptions for 29 yards in Week 1, and that makes him tough to trust here.

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